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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236272/medical-malpractice-and-transoral-robotic-surgery-evaluation-and-some-preemptive-thoughts
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Daniel D Lydiatt, Ryan Sewell
Medical malpractice is costly and disruptive, and it is important to prevent. We conducted a study with the objective to look at medical malpractice in robotic surgery overall, to evaluate reasons for litigation, and to comment on possible strategies to avoid litigation with transoral robotic surgery. We used the Westlaw computerized database to identify all state and federal verdict summaries in medical malpractice cases. We found 17 cases alleging malpractice that involved the use of robotic surgery. In all, the plaintiffs in 6 cases (35%) contended that an open rather than a robotic approach should have been used, 5 (29%) alleged negligent credentialing, 4 (24%) alleged training deficiencies, 2 (12%) alleged manufacturing problems, and 1 (6%) charged that robotic surgery should have been performed instead of open surgery (1 case involved two of these allegations)...
December 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236209/adverse-events-under-tacrolimus-and-cyclosporine-in-the-first-3-years-post-renal-transplantation-in-children
#2
Pauline Lancia, Beate Aurich, Phuong Ha, Anne Maisin, Véronique Baudouin, Evelyne Jacqz-Aigrain
BACKGROUND: Progress in immunosuppression has reduced acute rejection, graft loss and mortality after renal transplantation. Adverse drug reactions are well described in adults but few data are available in children. Our objectives were to analyse the adverse events reported in the first 3 years post-transplantation in children receiving tacrolimus or cyclosporine-based immunosuppression and compare them with the information of the Summary of Product Characteristics. METHODS: This retrospective study included all children who underwent a renal transplant at Hospital Robert Debré between 2002 and 2015...
December 13, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236163/evaluation-of-pain-perception-associated-with-use-of-the-magnetic-end-ureteric-double-j-stent-for-short-term-ureteric-stenting
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S Sevcenco, K Eredics, L Lusuardi, Hans Christoph Klingler
PURPOSE: To investigate the morbidity, complication rate, and pain perception during removal of a novel ureteric stent with a magnetic end using a-traumatic retrieval catheter. METHODS: Between November 2013 and July 2015, 151 consecutive patients who underwent semirigid ureterorenoscopy (URS) for stone removal were prospectively enrolled. Stent removal was performed under local anesthesia using a special magnetic-end stent remover 1 week following URS. At follow-up, we obtained patients' medical history, urine culture result, renal ultrasonogram, and visual analog scale (VAS) score regarding stent irritation (VAS 1) and pain during removal (VAS 2)...
December 13, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235907/a-validation-study-of-fitbit-charge-2%C3%A2-compared-with-polysomnography-in-adults
#4
Massimiliano de Zambotti, Aimee Goldstone, Stephanie Claudatos, Ian M Colrain, Fiona C Baker
We evaluated the performance of a consumer multi-sensory wristband (Fitbit Charge 2™), against polysomnography (PSG) in measuring sleep/wake state and sleep stage composition in healthy adults. In-lab PSG and Fitbit Charge 2™ data were obtained from a single overnight recording at the SRI Human Sleep Research Laboratory in 44 adults (19-61 years; 26 women; 25 Caucasian). Participants were screened to be free from mental and medical conditions. Presence of sleep disorders was evaluated with clinical PSG...
December 13, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235661/association-of-higher-daptomycin-dose-%C3%A2-7-mg-kg-with-improved-survival-in-patients-with-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia
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Tristan T Timbrook, Aisling R Caffrey, Megan K Luther, Vrishali Lopes, Kerry L LaPlante
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Current guidelines recommend higher daptomycin doses than the daptomycin label dose of 6 mg/kg for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia; however, the evidence supporting this recommendation is from in vitro and cases series studies. The objective of this study was to evaluate the comparative effectiveness of the daptomycin label dose versus higher daptomycin doses in patients with MRSA bacteremia. DESIGN: Retrospective national cohort study...
December 13, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235549/treatment-for-unresectable-or-metastatic-oesophageal-cancer-current-evidence-and-trends
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Peter S N van Rossum, Nadia Haj Mohammad, Frank P Vleggaar, Richard van Hillegersberg
Approximately half of the patients diagnosed with oesophageal cancer present with unresectable or metastatic disease. Treatment for these patients aims to control dysphagia and other cancer-related symptoms, improve quality of life and prolong survival. In the past 25 years, modestly improved outcomes have been achieved in the treatment of patients with inoperable non-metastatic cancer who are medically not fit for surgery or have unresectable, locally advanced disease. Concurrent chemoradiotherapy offers the best outcomes in these patients...
December 13, 2017: Nature Reviews. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235433/annual-prevalence-and-economic-burden-of-genital-warts-in-korea-health-insurance-review-and-assessment-hira-service-data-from-2007-to-2015
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Y J Park, J M Kim, B R Lee, T H Kim, E G Lee
This study evaluated the annual prevalence of anogenital warts (AGW) caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) and analysed the trend in annual per cent changes (APC) by using national claims data from the Health Insurance Review and Assessment of Korea, 2007-2015. We also estimated the socio-economic burden and co-morbidities of AGW. All analyses were performed based on data for primary A63.0, the specific diagnosis code for AGW. The socio-economic cost of AGW was calculated based on the direct medical cost, direct non-medical cost and indirect cost...
December 13, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235392/re-evaluating-osteoporosis-and-fracture-risk-in-crohn-s-disease-patients-in-the-era-of-tnf-alpha-inhibitors
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Shahrad Hakimian, Joan Kheder, Seth Arum, David R Cave, Benjamin Hyatt
INTRODUCTION: Patients with Crohn's disease (CD) are at increased risk for osteoporosis and fractures as compared to the general population. Recently, various cytokines including tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha are found to play a major role in bone health. In this study, we aimed to gain a better understanding of the risk factors for osteoporosis and vitamin D deficiency in the era of TNF-alpha inhibitors. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 464 consecutive patients with CD in our GI clinic between 2008 and 2015...
December 13, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235301/-advantages-and-problems-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-in-treatment-of-acute-pharyngitis
#9
Xia Zhang, Yan-Ming Xie, Guang-Xi Li, Yang Gao, Yuan-Chen Zhao, Jing-Jing Tang, Xiao-Yan Yao, Meng Li
This paper systematically studies relevant literatures at home and abroad in recent years. China National Knowledge Internet (CNKI) was used to collect the literatures for acute pharyngitis treated with traditional Chinese medicine from January 1, 2006, to December 31, 2016, and the bibliometric method was employed for statistical analysis. A total of 493 papers were preliminarily selected. According to the inclusion criteria and exclusion criteria, 182 eligible articles were selected. According to the evaluation and analysis of the literatures, the Guidelines for Clinical Research of New Drugs is currently used as the common standards for the diagnosis and treatment of acute pharyngitis; Chinese patent medicines are the main traditional Chinese medicine for treating this disease; Decoctions for treatment of this disease include Lonicerae Japonicae Flos, Scutellariae Radix, Platycodonis Radix, Forsythiae Fructus, Glycyrrhizae Radix et Rhizoma, Scrophdlariae Radix, Isatidis Radix, and Ophiopogonis Radix; The bloodletting puncture is the common external therapy...
October 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234966/efficacy-and-feasibility-of-a-collaborative-multidisciplinary-program-for-antibiotic-prophylaxis-in-clean-wound-surgery
#10
Xinyu Li, Hong Chen, Shenyin Zhu, Yu Liu, Jiadan Yang, Zhe Yuan, Gaoqun Yao, Feng Qiu
Background Despite national and international guidelines and recommendations, inappropriate prophylactic antibiotic use for clean wound surgery remains a common phenomenon in many Chinese hospitals, causing higher medical costs and bacterial resistance. Objective To improve the prescribing behavior for antibiotic prophylaxis and decrease antibiotic abuse and/or misuse in clean wound surgery. Setting The teaching hospital of a medical university in Southwest China. Methods A collaborative multidisciplinary program involving educational, technical, and administrative strategies was undertaken...
December 12, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234942/does-hiatal-repair-affect-gastroesophageal-reflux-symptoms-in-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy
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Philip Le Page, David Martin, Craig Taylor, Jennifer Wang, Himanshu Wadhawan, Gregory Falk, Simon C Gibson
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has gained popularity as a treatment of choice for morbid obesity and associated comorbidities. There has been a concern about new onset or worsening of gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) following LSG. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to evaluate the effect of surgically treating hiatal weakness on GERD symptoms in patients undergoing LSG. SETTING: Single tertiary referral institution, Sydney, Australia...
December 12, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234939/the-role-of-preoperative-high-resolution-manometry-in-predicting-dysphagia-after-laparoscopic-nissen-fundoplication
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Sonam Kapadia, Turner Osler, Allen Lee, Edward Borrazzo
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic fundoplication is an accepted surgical management of refractory gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). The use of high resolution esophageal manometry (HRM) in preoperative evaluation is often applied to determine the degree of fundoplication to optimize reflux control while minimizing adverse sequela of postoperative dysphagia. OBJECTIVE: Assess the role of preoperative HRM in predicting surgical outcomes, specifically risk assessment of postoperative dysphagia and quality of life, among patients receiving laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication for GERD with immediate postoperative (< 4 weeks clinic), short-term (3-month clinic), and long-term (34 ± 10...
December 12, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234710/polypoid-endometriosis-mimicking-invasive-cancer-in-an-obese-postmenopausal-tamoxifen-user
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William T Jaegle, Jason C Barnett, Bridget R Stralka, Nicole P Chappell
Background: Tamoxifen is a medication often used for the treatment and prevention of breast cancer. It is classically associated with several gynecological side effects to include a thickened endometrial stripe, increased uterine polyp formation, and an increased risk of uterine cancer. Rarely tamoxifen use has been associated with proliferation of endometriosis often severe enough to mimic a late-stage gynecologic malignancy. Case: A 62-year-old Gravida 0 postmenopausal female with a medical history of severe obesity, infertility, and preventative tamoxifen use presented for evaluation of gross hematuria...
November 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234658/blood-level-changes-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-with-and-without-a-tourniquet
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Marco Felipe Francisco Honorato de Barros, Evandro Junior Christovam Ribeiro, Rafael Gomes Dias
Objective: To evaluate the difference between the total blood loss in patients undergoing primary total knee arthroplasty with and without the use of tourniquet. Methods: A retrospective cohort study, with analysis of medical records of patients undergoing primary total knee arthroplasty in 2015, with and without the use of a tourniquet. Comparison was performed of hemoglobin (HB) and hematocrit (HT) variation in the complete blood count (CBC) during the pre- and post-operative period between the two groups...
November 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234601/the-characterization-of-an-economic-and-portable-led-based-photoacoustic-imaging-system-to-facilitate-molecular-imaging
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Ali Hariri, Jeanne Lemaster, Junxin Wang, AnanthaKrishnan S Jeevarathinam, Daniel L Chao, Jesse V Jokerst
Photoacoustic imaging (PAI) is a non-invasive, high-resolution hybrid imaging modality that combines optical excitation and ultrasound detection. PAI can image endogenous chromophores (melanin, hemoglobin, etc.) and exogenous contrast agents in different medical applications. However, most current equipment uses sophisticated and complicated OPO lasers with tuning and stability features inconsistent with broad clinical deployment. As the number of applications of PAI in medicine increases, there is an urgent need to make the imaging equipment more compact, portable, and affordable...
March 2018: Photoacoustics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234543/a-new-tool-for-self-evaluation-of-adherence-to-antimuscarinic-drugs-treatment-in-patients-with-urinary-incontinence
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Kirill V Kosilov, Sergay A Loparev, Irina G Kuzina, Olga V Shakirova, Yuliya I Gainullina, Liliya V Kosilova, Alexandra S Prokofyeva
Abstract objective: To evaluate the validity of the Medication Adherence Self-Report Inventory (MASRI) questionnaire in determining antimuscarinic drugs adherence in patients with urinary incontinence (UI). Patients and methods: In all, 629 patients [355 (56.4%) women and 274 (43.6%) men], aged 18-65 years, were included. All patients were prescribed antimuscarinic drugs and treatment adherence was tested at the start, and after 4, 8 and 12 weeks using the MASRI...
December 2017: Arab Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234542/demographics-and-sexual-characteristics-of-sex-enhancing-medication-users-study-of-a-web-based-cross-sectional-sample-of-sexually-active-men
#17
Abul-Fotouh Ahmed, Saad Alshahrani, Anthony Morgan, Ahmed H Gabr, Mohamed Abdel-Razik, Abdallah Daoud
Objectives: To evaluate the frequency of sex-enhancing medications (S-EM) use and to investigate the demographics and sexual characteristics of the S-EM users amongst a Saudi Arabian male population. Subjects and methods: A cross-sectional sample of 1176 Saudi Arabian men was recruited using a web-based survey between 1 January and 1 April 2015. The survey included multiple open and closed questions to assess the frequency of S-EM use; and demographics, clinical, and sexual characteristics of S-EM users, as well as their perceptions of S-EM...
December 2017: Arab Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234512/new-models-of-care-a-liaison-psychiatry-service-for-medically-unexplained-symptoms-and-frequent-attenders-in-primary-care
#18
Janine Bestall, Najma Siddiqi, Suzanne Heywood-Everett, Charlotte Freeman, Paul Carder, Mick James, Brendan Kennedy, Angela Moulson, Allan House
Aims and method This paper describes the process of setting up and the early results from a new liaison psychiatry service in primary care for people identified as frequent general practice attenders with long-term conditions or medically unexplained symptoms. Using a rapid evidence synthesis, we identified existing service models, mechanisms to identify and refer patients, and outcomes for the service. Considering this evidence, with local contingencies we defined options and resources. We agreed a model to set up a service in three diverse general practices...
December 2017: BJPsych Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234498/evaluation-of-the-national-return-of-unwanted-medicines-rum-program-in-australia-a-study-protocol
#19
Amanda J Wheeler, Jean Spinks, Emilie Bettington, Fiona Kelly
Background: The National Return of Unwanted Medicines (NatRUM) program in Australia is one of the few nationally coordinated, free-to-consumer schemes to dispose of unwanted medicines globally. This scheme has been in operation since 1996, however, little is known about public awareness of the scheme and its effectiveness in reducing unsafe disposal practices. The study objectives are to undertake a review of (1) the current use of the NatRUM scheme by consumers; and (11) to investigate disposal practices and beliefs of the general population...
2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234379/the-instrument-for-measuring-the-implementation-situation-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-guideline-evaluation-and-application
#20
Hui Li, Yangyang Wang, Yaolong Chen, Xiaoyun Wang, Chuanjian Lu, Jingwen Deng
Clinical practice guidelines play an important role in reducing the variations in clinical practices and improving the quality of care. To assess the real effect, measuring its implementation situation is needed. The implementation situation can be reflected by testing the consistency between the actual clinical practice and the guideline. We constructed an instrument to measure the implementation situation of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) guideline through consistency testing. The main objectives of our study were to validate the instrument and evaluate the implementation situation of menopause syndrome guideline of TCM, using the data from the consistency test of comparing the medical records with the guideline...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
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