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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236377/xpey-relational-environments-an-analytic-framework-for-conceptualizing-indigenous-health-equity
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Alexandra Kent, Charlotte Loppie, Jeannine Carriere, Marjorie MacDonald, Bernie Pauly
INTRODUCTION: Both health equity research and Indigenous health research are driven by the goal of promoting equitable health outcomes among marginalized and underserved populations. However, the two fields often operate independently, without collaboration. As a result, Indigenous populations are underrepresented in health equity research relative to the disproportionate burden of health inequities they experience. In this methodological article, we present Xpey' Relational Environments, an analytic framework that maps some of the barriers and facilitators to health equity for Indigenous peoples...
December 2017: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236275/multidisciplinary-management-of-a-giant-cervico-mediastinal-liposarcoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Andrea Galli, Leone Giordano, Piergiorgio Muriana, Alessandro Bandiera, Giampiero Negri, Piero Zannini, Mario Bussi
Liposarcomas are rare mesenchymal tumors that usually develop in lower extremities or retroperitoneum; cervico-mediastinal presentation is quite uncommon. These neoplasms are commonly diagnosed at a late stage because they remain asymptomatic until nearby structures are compressed. This makes radical excision particularly challenging. To date, alternative chemoradiotherapy protocols have not yet been standardized. We report a case of a 55-year-old man with a right laterocervical mass and without substantial symptoms...
December 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236270/endoscopic-endonasal-management-of-recurrent-maxillary-mucoceles-using-biliary-t-tube-stenting
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Noritsugu Ono, Shin Ito, Hirotomo Homma, Hiroko Okada, Junko Murata, Katsuhisa Ikeda
Mucoceles of the paranasal sinus can be managed endoscopically with an extremely low recurrence rate. Frontal sinus mucoceles can sometimes be prevented from closing and reforming by stenting, which to the best of our knowledge has not yet been reported in the maxillary sinus. We describe the cases of 5 patients-3 men and 2 women, aged 47 to 75 years (mean: 59.6)-with a recurrent and intractable maxillary sinus mucocele that was managed with biliary T-tube stenting. The indications for stenting included recurrent episodes of mucocele with or without a lateral location with a relatively thick bony wall...
December 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236202/sentinel-lymph-node-biopsy-and-management-of-regional-lymph-nodes-in-melanoma-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-and-society-of-surgical-oncology-clinical-practice-guideline-update
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Sandra L Wong, Mark B Faries, Erin B Kennedy, Sanjiv S Agarwala, Timothy J Akhurst, Charlotte Ariyan, Charles M Balch, Barry S Berman, Alistair Cochran, Keith A Delman, Mark Gorman, John M Kirkwood, Marc D Moncrieff, Jonathan S Zager, Gary H Lyman
PURPOSE: To update the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)-Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) guideline for sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy in melanoma. METHODS: An ASCO-SSO panel was formed, and a systematic review of the literature was conducted regarding SLN biopsy and completion lymph node dissection (CLND) after a positive sentinel node in patients with melanoma. RESULTS: Nine new observational studies, two systematic reviews and an updated randomized controlled trial (RCT) of SLN biopsy, as well as two randomized controlled trials of CLND after positive SLN biopsy, were included...
December 13, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236169/current-treatment-of-central-retinal-artery-occlusion-a-national-survey
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Teddy S Youn, Patrick Lavin, Morgan Patrylo, Joseph Schindler, Howard Kirshner, David M Greer, Matthew Schrag
BACKGROUND: Central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) is an ophthalmological emergency, the retinal analog of a stroke. To date there is no consensus or national guidelines on how this disorder should be managed. As academic neurologists and ophthalmologists treat CRAO frequently, we set out to understand how these clinicians approach patients with CRAO with a national survey. METHODS: We identified university-associated teaching hospitals offering vascular neurology, neuro-ophthalmology and/or retina fellowships in the US and asked the directors of the programs to respond to questions in an open response format to profile the acute management of CRAO at their institution...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236031/sacfir-sdn-based-application-aware-centralized-adaptive-flow-iterative-reconfiguring-routing-protocol-for-wsns
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Muhammad Aslam, Xiaopeng Hu, Fan Wang
Smart reconfiguration of a dynamic networking environment is offered by the central control of Software-Defined Networking (SDN). Centralized SDN-based management architectures are capable of retrieving global topology intelligence and decoupling the forwarding plane from the control plane. Routing protocols developed for conventional Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) utilize limited iterative reconfiguration methods to optimize environmental reporting. However, the challenging networking scenarios of WSNs involve a performance overhead due to constant periodic iterative reconfigurations...
December 13, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235732/weed-resistance-to-synthetic-auxin-herbicides
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REVIEW
Roberto Busi, Danica E Goggin, Ian Heap, Michael J Horak, Mithila Jugulam, Robert A Masters, Richard Napier, Dilpreet S Riar, Norbert M Satchivi, Joel Torra, Phillip Westra, Terry R Wright
Herbicides classified as synthetic auxins have been most commonly used to control broadleaf weeds in a variety of crops and in non-cropland areas since the first synthetic auxin herbicide (SAH), 2,4-D, was introduced to the market in the mid-1940s. The incidence of weed species resistant to SAHs is relatively low considering their long-term global application with 29 broadleaf weed species confirmed resistant to date. An understanding of the context and mechanisms of SAH resistance evolution can inform management practices to sustain the longevity and utility of this important class of herbicides...
December 13, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235443/integrating-radiation-protection-criteria-for-radioactive-waste-management-into-remediation-procedures-in-existing-exposure-situations-after-a-nuclear-accident
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Daisuke Sugiyama, Hideo Kimura, Hirokazu Tachikawa, Takeshi Iimoto, Yosuke Kawata, Haruyuki Ogino, Minoru Okoshi
Experience after the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station has shown that there is a need to establish radiation protection criteria for radioactive waste management consistent with the criteria adopted for the remediation of existing exposure situations. A stepwise approach to setting such criteria is proposed. Initially, a reference level for annual effective dose from waste management activities in the range 1-10 mSv should be set, with the reference level being less than the reference level for ambient dose...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235400/role-of-bevacizumab-in-the-management-of-the-patient-with-malignant-pleural-effusion-more-questions-than-answers
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Ralph Llewel Sabang, Deepthi Gandhiraj, Michael Fanucchi, Oleg Epelbaum
Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is a feature of metastatic cancer that is associated with significant morbidity and healthcare costs. The typical current management of MPE involves the combination of systemic chemotherapy and mechanical intervention in the pleural space. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), an extremely potent inducer of vascular permeability, has been shown to mediate fluid formation in pleural malignancy. Therefore, bevacizumab, an inhibitor of VEGF activity, offers theoretical promise as a means of abolishing fluid formation in MPE...
December 13, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235252/closure-of-the-cystic-duct-orifice-in-laparoscopic-subtotal-cholecystectomy-for-severe-cholecystitis
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Tatsuki Matsumura, Shunichiro Komatsu, Kenichi Komaya, Keiichi Ando, Takashi Arikawa, Seiji Ishiguro, Takuya Saito, Takaaki Osawa, Shintaro Kurahashi, Tairin Uchino, Kohei Yasui, Shoko Kato, Kenta Suzuki, Yoko Kato, Tsuyoshi Sano
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic subtotal cholecystectomy (LSC) has been recognized as an alternative to conversion to laparotomy for severe cholecystitis. However, it may be associated with an increased risk of recurrent stones in the gallbladder remnant. The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and feasibility of the complete removal of the gallbladder cavity in LSC for severe cholecystitis using the cystic duct orifice suturing (CDOS) technique. METHODS: In a consecutive series of 412 laparoscopic cholecystectomies that were performed from January 2015 to June 2017, 12 patients who underwent LSC with CDOS were enrolled in this retrospective study...
December 13, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235169/chile-crece-contigo-implementation-results-and-scaling-up-lessons
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A Torres, F Lopez Boo, V Parra, C Vazquez, S Segura-Pérez, Z Cetin, R Pérez-Escamilla
BACKGROUND: Chile Crece Contigo (ChCC) is defined as a comprehensive, intersectoral, and multicomponent policy that aims to help all children reach their full potential for development, regardless of their socio-economic status. METHODS: This case study was developed on the basis of grey literature review and key informants' interviews. RESULTS: ChCC behaves as a complex adaptive system that combines universal and targeted benefits for the more vulnerable starting since gestation and until the children are 4 years old...
January 2018: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235166/the-south-african-universal-preschool-year-a-case-study-of-policy-development-and-implementation
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L Richter, M-L Samuels
BACKGROUND: South Africa is the first sub-Saharan African country to legislate, fund and implement free preschool education. Human rights and restitution were at the forefront of the political struggle for democracy in South Africa. Levelling the playing fields by improving the school readiness of children disadvantaged by the racist policies of Apartheid is essential to the transformation of South African society. METHODS: A review of published and unpublished documents on Grade R was undertaken, and access and enrolment data come from the National Department of Basic Education's Education Management Information System (EMIS)...
January 2018: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234971/elective-ambulatory-surgical-care-in-ireland-why-it-needs-to-be-better-coded-classified-and-managed
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Frank Keane, Laura Hammond, Gerry Kelliher, Ken Mealy
BACKGROUND: In the year to July 2017, surgical disciplines accounted for 73% of the total national inpatient and day case waiting list and, of these, day cases accounted for 72%. Their proper classification is therefore important so that patients can be managed and treated in the most suitable and efficient setting. AIMS: We set out to sub-classify the different elective surgical day cases treated in Irish public hospitals in order to assess their need to be managed as day cases and the consistency of practice between hospitals...
December 12, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234884/management-of-persistent-coccydynia-with-transrectal-manipulation-results-of-a-combined-procedure
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Ali Seker, Ilker Abdullah Sarikaya, Ozgur Korkmaz, Sercan Yalcin, Melih Malkoc, Ahmet Murat Bulbul
OBJECTIVE: We compared the results of manual therapy combined with steroid injection with single steroid injection in the treatment of persistent coccydynia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Combined therapy was performed in 21 patients (Group 1) and steroid injection in 23 patients (Group 2). We compared two groups and investigated the combined therapy group in details. Patients were classified according to the underlying cause, BMI, anatomic type of coccyx and duration of symptoms (< 6 or ≥ 6 months)...
December 12, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234734/endovascular-aneurysm-sealing-for-management-of-aortic-occlusive-disease
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Ahmed Elbasty, Michael Crawford, Darren Morrow
Introduction: Endovascular management of aortic occlusive disease is an alternative to open surgery. This case describes the use of a Nellix graft to treat infrarenal aortic stenosis, outwith the graft indication for use. Case report: A 71 year old man with multiple comorbidities, presented with bilateral buttock claudication. A computed tomography angiogram (CTA) showed significant infrarenal aortic stenosis. Under local anaesthetic, using a percutaneous approach, Nellix grafts were inserted...
2017: EJVES Short Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234730/spontaneous-superior-mesenteric-artery-branch-pseudoaneurysm-a-rare-case-report
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Mina Guirgis, Jema Hua Xu, Alar Kaard, Bibombe P Mwipatayi
Background: Visceral arterial pseudoaneurysms (VAPAs) are rare vascular entities with serious consequences. Traditionally, they are associated with trauma, infection, and inflammatory disease, or they can arise as a post-operative complication. Report: An 87 year old man presented with abdominal pain and was found to have a spontaneous VAPA on a computed tomography angiogram. Serial imaging 4 months previously had demonstrated no aneurysm. Between scans, warfarin was changed to apixaban for aortic valve replacement, but he had no other changes to any other medications...
2017: EJVES Short Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234639/hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-macrovascular-invasion-defining-the-optimal-treatment-strategy
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REVIEW
Charlotte E Costentin, Cristina R Ferrone, Ronald S Arellano, Suvranu Ganguli, Theodore S Hong, Andrew X Zhu
Background: Tumoral macrovascular invasion (MVI) of hepatic and/or portal vein branches is a common phenomenon in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and is associated with poorer prognosis when compared to HCC without MVI. Summary: Current international guidelines for the management of HCC recommend sorafenib as the only treatment option in case of MVI. Despite guideline recommendations, several alternative options have been tested to manage HCC with MVI: surgery, transarterial chemoembolization, external or internal radiation, hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy, percutaneous treatment, cryotherapy, or the combination of two or more of these strategies, with or without sorafenib...
November 2017: Liver Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234631/sorafenib-versus-hepatic-arterial-infusion-chemotherapy-as-initial-treatment-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-advanced-portal-vein-tumor-thrombosis
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Michihisa Moriguchi, Takeshi Aramaki, Hideyuki Nishiofuku, Rui Sato, Koiku Asakura, Kanji Yamaguchi, Toshihiro Tanaka, Masahiro Endo, Yoshito Itoh
Objective: To investigate the validity of hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy with low-dose 5-fluorouracil and cisplatin (LFP) versus sorafenib as first-line treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with portal vein tumor thrombosis (Vp3, Vp4). Patients and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the cases of Child-Pugh A advanced HCC with Vp3 or Vp4 treated with LFP or sorafenib between October 2002 and December 2013. Results: There were 32 patients in the LFP group and 14 patients in the sorafenib group...
November 2017: Liver Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234603/a-retrospective-study-of-clinico-epidemiological-profile-of-snakebite-related-deaths-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-midnapore-west-bengal-india
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Rituparna Ghosh, Koushik Mana, Kripasindhu Gantait, Sumana Sarkhel
Objective: Snakebite is one of the neglected tropical diseases that World Health Organization (WHO) aimed to eradicate. The objective of the study is to investigate the mortality and morbidity due to snakebite at Midnapore Medical College & Hospital in Paschim Medinipur district, West Bengal, India. Methods & materials: This is a record-based, retrospective, descriptive epidemiological study conducted from January 2012 to December 2016 at Midnapore Medical College and Hospital(MMCH), Paschim Medinipur district, West Bengal...
2018: Toxicology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234588/emerging-fluconazole-resistance-implications-for-the-management-of-cryptococcal-meningitis
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Edward Mpoza, Joshua Rhein, Mahsa Abassi
We present the case of an HIV-seropositive individual with cryptococcal meningitis who was found to have a fluconazole resistant strain of Cryptococcus neoformans. The individual required multiple rounds of amphotericin and fluconazole 800-1200 mg after several episodes of clinical relapse. Cerebrospinal fluid sterilization was achieved and maintained with high doses of fluconazole. This case demonstrates the emerging dilemma of increasing rates of fluconazole resistance in Cryptococcus and the clinical difficulties in meningitis management...
March 2018: Medical Mycology Case Reports
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