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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507859/the-double-volar-flap-technique-for-aesthetic-repair-of-syndactyly-and-polysyndactyly-of-toe-without-skin-grafting
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Toru Miyanaga, Kenichi Shimada, Miyuki Kishibe, Masanobu Yamashita, Akiko Yamashita
BACKGROUND: Aesthetic repair of syndactyly of the toes is desirable because patients may have psychological concerns about its appearance. There are 2 important factors for the aesthetic repair of syndactyly of the toe. One is to hide the operative scar from the visual site (dorsal site), whereas the other is to create an interdigital space close to the normal anatomical skin characteristics (2 general types of skin: glabrous and hairy). METHODS: In total, 12 patients (4 males and 8 females) with 15 syndactylous webs were operated on by using the double volar flap technique...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507842/pyoderma-gangrenosum-after-deep-inferior-epigastric-perforator-breast-reconstruction-systematic-review-and-case-report
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Justin T Zelones, John F Nigriny
BACKGROUND: Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare skin disorder of the neutrophilic dermatoses spectrum that can mimic wound infections in surgical patients. PG after breast surgery has been reported but in limited amounts in autologous breast reconstruction patients. We present the first case of PG after a delayed bilateral deep inferior epigastric perforator flap breast reconstruction in the setting of systemic disease along with a systematic review. METHODS: PubMed, Ovid, and Web of Science were systematically searched to obtain cases of PG after autologous breast reconstruction...
April 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480753/bibliometric-profile-of-deep-brain-stimulation
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Kejia Hu, Ziev B Moses, Wendong Xu, Ziv Williams
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to identify and analyze the characteristics of the 100 most highly-cited papers in the research field of deep brain stimulation (DBS). METHODS: The Web of Science was searched for highly-cited papers related to DBS research. The number of citations, countries, institutions of origin, year of publication, and research area were noted and analyzed. RESULTS: The 100 most highly-cited articles had a mean of 304.15 citations...
May 8, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473971/design-and-implementation-of-the-hepatorenal-fibrocystic-disease-core-center-clinical-database-a-centralized-resource-for-characterizing-autosomal-recessive-polycystic-kidney-disease-and-other-hepatorenal-fibrocystic-diseases
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Bakri Alzarka, Hiroki Morizono, John W Bollman, Dongkyu Kim, Lisa M Guay-Woodford
Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease (ARPKD) and other hepatorenal fibrocystic diseases (HRFD) are relatively rare recessive disorders that constitute an important set of childhood nephropathies. Little is known about fundamental pathogenesis, and advances toward clinical trials will require well-characterized patient cohorts and the development of predictive and prognostic biomarkers. Such studies in rare diseases require greater collaboration than the efforts in common diseases where large patient repositories can be built at a single site...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467100/augmented-versus-nonaugmented-repair-of-acute-achilles-tendon-rupture-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yi-Jun Zhang, Chi Zhang, Quan Wang, Xiang-Jin Lin
BACKGROUND: Although simple end-to-end repair of the Achilles tendon is common, many augmented repair protocols have been implemented for acute Achilles tendon rupture. However, whether augmented repair is better than nonaugmented repair of an acute Achilles tendon rupture is still unknown. PURPOSE: To conduct a meta-analysis to determine whether augmented surgical repair of an acute Achilles tendon rupture improved subjective patient satisfaction without an increase in rerupture rates...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464015/forecasting-influenza-in-hong-kong-with-google-search-queries-and-statistical-model-fusion
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Qinneng Xu, Yulia R Gel, L Leticia Ramirez Ramirez, Kusha Nezafati, Qingpeng Zhang, Kwok-Leung Tsui
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is to investigate predictive utility of online social media and web search queries, particularly, Google search data, to forecast new cases of influenza-like-illness (ILI) in general outpatient clinics (GOPC) in Hong Kong. To mitigate the impact of sensitivity to self-excitement (i.e., fickle media interest) and other artifacts of online social media data, in our approach we fuse multiple offline and online data sources. METHODS: Four individual models: generalized linear model (GLM), least absolute shrinkage and selection operator (LASSO), autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA), and deep learning (DL) with Feedforward Neural Networks (FNN) are employed to forecast ILI-GOPC both one week and two weeks in advance...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462033/an-improved-method-for-the-molecular-identification-of-single-dinoflagellate-cysts
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Yangchun Gao, Hongda Fang, Yanhong Dong, Haitao Li, Chuanliang Pu, Aibin Zhan
BACKGROUND: Dinoflagellate cysts (i.e., dinocysts) are biologically and ecologically important as they can help dinoflagellate species survive harsh environments, facilitate their dispersal and serve as seeds for harmful algal blooms. In addition, dinocysts derived from some species can produce more toxins than vegetative forms, largely affecting species through their food webs and even human health. Consequently, accurate identification of dinocysts represents the first crucial step in many ecological studies...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458067/effect-of-liberal-blood-transfusion-on-clinical-outcomes-and-cost-in-spine-surgery-patients
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Taylor E Purvis, C Rory Goodwin, Rafael De la Garza-Ramos, A Karim Ahmed, Virginie Lafage, Brian J Neuman, Peter G Passias, Khaled M Kebaish, Steven M Frank, Daniel M Sciubba
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Blood transfusions in spine surgery are shown to be associated with increased patient morbidity. The association between transfusion performed using a liberal hemoglobin (Hb) trigger-defined as an intraoperative Hb level of ≥10 g/dL, a postoperative level of ≥8 g/dL, or a whole hospital nadir between 8 and 10 g/dL-and perioperative morbidity and cost in spine surgery patients is unknown and thus was investigated in this study. PURPOSE: This study aimed to describe the perioperative outcomes and economic cost associated with liberal Hb trigger transfusion among spine surgery patients...
April 27, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453119/-dynamics-and-interactions-between-the-university-community-and-public-health-2-0
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Rodolfo Rodríguez-Gómez
Objectives: To explore the experiences of a group of participants in a university community with the web in general and with digital contents on public health, to describe their motivations and to understand how social networks influence their interaction with content on public health. Methodology: Qualitative research. Deep semi-structured interviews were conducted to understand the phenomenon. Results: Five categories emerged after the study: socialization and internalization of the cyberculture, social marketing linked to the web and public health, culture of fear and distrust, the concept of health, and the health system and public health...
September 2016: Revista de Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448319/tranexamic-acid-reduces-blood-loss-and-transfusion-requirements-in-primary-simultaneous-bilateral-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Yuangang Wu, Timin Yang, Yi Zeng, Haibo Si, Canfeng Li, Bin Shen
: The aim of this meta-analysis is to assess the effectiveness and safety of intravenous application tranexamic acid (TXA) in primary simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We searched electronic databases including PubMed, Embase, the Web of Science, the Cochrane Library and the Google Scholar, for published studies involving the intravenous application TXA in primary simultaneous bilateral TKA. All randomized controlled trials were included. The focus of the meta-analysis was on the outcomes of total blood loss, drainage volume, transfusion requirements and deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and/or pulmonary embolism...
April 26, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445317/timing-of-tourniquet-release-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-meta-analysis
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Pei Zhang, Yuan Liang, Jinshan He, Yongchao Fang, Pengtao Chen, Jingcheng Wang
BACKGROUND: For total knee arthroplasty (TKA), the tourniquet is routinely employed for better visualization, less blood loss, and easier cementation. However, the time to release tourniquet remains controversial. Therefore, we performed current meta-analysis to assess whether releasing tourniquet before wound closure is more effective in reducing blood loss than releasing tourniquet after wound closure in TKA without an increased risk of complications. METHODS: To conduct this meta-analysis, we searched Medline, Embase, Web of science, and the Cochrane library up to November 2016, for randomized controlled trials comparing tourniquet releasing before and after wound closure in TKA...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418265/global-health-resource-utilization-associated-with-pacemaker-complications
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Catherine Waweru, Anna Steenrod, Claudia Wolff, Simon Eggington, David Jay Wright, Kathleen W Wyrwich
AIM: To estimate health resource utilization (HRU) associated with the management of pacemaker complications in various healthcare systems. METHODS: Electrophysiologists (EPs) from four geographical regions (Western Europe, Australia, Japan, and North America) were invited to participate. Survey questions focused on HRU in the management of three chronic pacemaker complications (i.e., pacemaker infections requiring extraction, lead fractures/insulation breaches requiring replacement, and upper extremity deep venous thrombosis [DVT])...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409109/flexor-pollicis-longus-tendoscopy
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Tun Hing Lui
The deep palmar spaces of the hand include the midpalmar space, the hypothenar space, the thenar space, space of Parona, and the interdigital web spaces. There are various communications between different spaces. These communications are of clinical importance in explaining the spread of inflammatory, infectious, and even neoplasic processes that involve this region. Surgical incision and drainage of all potentially communicating spaces and compartments is mandatory in deep hand infections. The purpose of this technical note is to describe the minimally invasive approach of endoscopic drainage and debridement of the flexor pollicis longus tendon sheath, radial bursa, and thenar space...
February 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404110/ombitasvir-paritaprevir-and-ritonavir-plus-ribavirin-for-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-genotype-4-infection-in-egyptian-patients-with-or-without-compensated-cirrhosis-agate-ii-a-multicentre-phase-3-partly-randomised-open-label-trial
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Imam Waked, Gamal Shiha, Roula B Qaqish, Gamal Esmat, Ayman Yosry, Mohamed Hassany, Reham Soliman, Mohammad A Mohey, Naglaa Allam, Naglaa Zayed, Tarik Asselah, Coleen Hall, Rebecca Redman, Niloufar Mobashery, Wahid Doss
BACKGROUND: In Egypt, chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection occurs in around 10% of the population (about 8 million individuals), and is a leading cause of liver cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and mortality. Although HCV genotype 4 constitutes about 20% of HCV infections worldwide, the prevalence in Egypt is more than 90%. We assessed the efficacy and safety of the two direct-acting antiviral drugs ombitasvir, an NS5A inhibitor, and paritaprevir, an NS3/4A protease inhibitor dosed with ritonavir, plus ribavirin in treatment of chronic HCV infection in Egypt...
September 2016: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369602/statins-and-secondary-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolism-pooled-analysis-of-published-observational-cohort-studies
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Setor K Kunutsor, Samuel Seidu, Kamlesh Khunti
Aims: There have been suggestions that statins may have a potential role in secondary prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) [which includes deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE)], but the evidence is inconsistent. We aimed to evaluate the association between statin use and risk of recurrent VTE. Methods and results: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational cohort studies. All relevant studies which reported associations between statin use and recurrent VTE outcomes were identified from MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science, and manual search of bibliographies from inception to January 2017...
May 21, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369293/report-on-mortality-from-gluteal-fat-grafting-recommendations-from-the-aserf-task-force
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M Mark Mofid, Steven Teitelbaum, Daniel Suissa, Arturo Ramirez-Montañana, Denis C Astarita, Constantino Mendieta, Robert Singer
Background: Gluteal fat grafting is among the fastest growing aesthetic procedures in the United States and around the world. Given numerous anecdotal and published reports of fatal and nonfatal pulmonary fat embolism resulting from this procedure, the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF) formed a Task Force to study this complication. Objectives: To determine the incidence of fatal and nonfatal pulmonary fat embolism associated with gluteal fat grafting and provide recommendations to decrease the risks of the procedure...
March 21, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364321/satisfactory-outcomes-following-combined-unicompartmental-knee-replacement-and-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Andrea Volpin, S G Kini, D E Meuffels
PURPOSE: There exist limited options for treatment of patients with combined medial compartment arthritis and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) deficiency. Ideal treatment is one that offers lasting relief of symptoms not compromising any future surgery. Unicompartmental knee replacement has shown consistently good results in the relatively young and active population, but there is a high reported incidence of failure up to 20%, if performed in ACL-deficient knees. One of the recognized treatment modality is combined ACL reconstruction and unicompartmental arthroplasty...
March 31, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359592/clinical-efficacy-and-safety-of-limited-internal-fixation-combined-with-external-fixation-for-pilon-fracture-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Shao-Bo Zhang, Yi-Bao Zhang, Sheng-Hong Wang, Hua Zhang, Peng Liu, Wei Zhang, Jing-Lin Ma, Jing Wang
PURPOSE: To compare the clinical efficacy and complications of limited internal fixation combined with external fixation (LIFEF) and open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) in the treatment of Pilon fracture. METHODS: We searched databases including Pubmed, Embase, Web of science, Cochrane Library and China Biology Medicine disc for the studies comparing clinical efficacy and complications of LIFEF and ORIF in the treatment of Pilon fracture. The clinical efficacy was evaluated by the rate of nonunion, malunion/delayed union and the excellent/good rate assessed by Mazur ankle score...
April 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356448/broad-scale-trophic-shift-in-the-pelagic-north-pacific-revealed-by-an-oceanic-seabird
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Peggy H Ostrom, Anne E Wiley, Helen F James, Sam Rossman, William A Walker, Elise F Zipkin, Yoshito Chikaraishi
Human-induced ecological change in the open oceans appears to be accelerating. Fisheries, climate change and elevated nutrient inputs are variously blamed, at least in part, for altering oceanic ecosystems. Yet it is challenging to assess the extent of anthropogenic change in the open oceans, where historical records of ecological conditions are sparse, and the geographical scale is immense. We developed millennial-scale amino acid nitrogen isotope records preserved in ancient animal remains to understand changes in food web structure and nutrient regimes in the oceanic realm of the North Pacific Ocean (NPO)...
March 29, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341070/severe-hand-injuries-from-fireworks-%C3%A2-injury-patterns-%C3%A2-outcomes-and-fireworks-types
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Brinkley K Sandvall, Kari A Keys, Jeffrey B Friedrich
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to characterize injury patterns and outcomes of fireworks-related hand injuries and determine if there was an association with certain fireworks types. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted on patients treated at a trauma center between 2005 and 2015. A total of 105 patients sustaining operative hand injuries due to fireworks were identified. Medical records were reviewed to identify injury patterns, treatment outcomes, and fireworks types...
May 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
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