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Nilson do Rosário Costa, Miguel Abud Marcelino, Cristina Maria Rabelais Duarte, Deborah Uhr
The article analyzes the social protection policy for people with disabilities in Brazil. It describes the patterns of demand and eligibility for Continued Benefit of Social Assistance (Benefício de Prestação Continuada - BPC) in the 1996-2014 period. The article argues that BPC is a direct result of the social pact achieved by the Brazilian Federal Constitution of 1988. BPC is a social assistance benefit consisting in an unconditional and monthly transference of the equivalent of a minimum wage, to poor people with deficiency and elders with more than 65 years...
October 2016: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
Sarah E Baum, Kari White, Kristine Hopkins, Joseph E Potter, Daniel Grossman
BACKGROUND: In November 2013, Texas implemented three abortion restrictions included in House Bill 2 (HB 2). Within six months, the number of facilities providing abortion decreased by almost half, and the remaining facilities were concentrated in large urban centers. The number of medication abortions decreased by 70% compared to the same period one year prior due to restrictions on this method imposed by HB 2. The purpose of this study was to explore qualitatively the experiences of women who were most affected by the law: those who had to travel farther to reach a facility and those desiring medication abortion...
2016: PloS One
Linda M Herrick, William M Spalding, Yuri A Saito, James Moriarty, Cathy Schleck
OBJECTIVE: Patients with constipation account for 3.1 million United States physician visits a year, but care costs for patients with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) or chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) compared to the general public have received little study. The study aim was to describe healthcare utilization and compare medical costs for patients with IBS-C or CIC versus matched controls from a community-based sample. METHODS: A nested case-control sample (IBS-C and CIC cases) and matched controls (1:2) for each case group were selected from Olmsted County, MN individuals responding to a community-based survey of gastrointestinal symptoms (2008) who received healthcare from a participating Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP) provider...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Medical Economics
Marcelo Piaia, Carolina Bonet Bub, Guilherme de Menezes Succi, Margareth Torres, Thiago Henrique Costa, Fabricio Costa Pinheiro, Marcelo Henrique Napimoga
According to the Brazilian Association of Organ Transplants, in 2015, 19,408 bone transplants were performed in Brazil, over 90% by Dental Surgeons. The surgical technique itself has a respectable number of reports regarding its clinical efficacy, as measured by long-term survival of dental implants in grafted areas. Uncertainty remains, however, as to whether fresh frozen grafts from human bone donors remain immunologically innocuous in the body of the host. Six male with no previous medical history of note, including systemic diseases, surgery or blood transfusion were selected...
October 25, 2016: Cell and Tissue Banking
Angela Roberts Selzer, Matthew Murrell, Eugene Shostak
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As the field of interventional pulmonology continues to expand and develop at a rapid pace, anesthesiologists are increasingly called upon to provide well tolerated anesthetic care during these procedures. These patients may not be candidates for surgical treatment and often have multiple comorbidities. It is important for anesthesiologists to familiarize themselves with these procedures and their associated risks and complications. RECENT FINDINGS: The scope of the interventional pulmonologist's practice is varied and includes both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures...
October 25, 2016: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
Joseph A Ricci, Kayva Crawford, Olivia A Ho, Bernard T Lee, Ketan M Patel, Matthew L Iorio
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism encompasses a spectrum of disease, ranging from asymptomatic deep vein thrombosis to fatal pulmonary embolism. As microsurgical techniques increase in complexity, the overriding benefit from a microsurgical versus a venous thromboembolism prophylactic regimen remains unclear. This study evaluated the current recommendations and procedure-specific strategies for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis with a focus on the utility of prophylaxis in microsurgical procedures...
November 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Marlon E Buncamper, Wouter B van der Sluis, Roos S D van der Pas, Müjde Özer, Jan Maerten Smit, Birgit I Witte, Mark-Bram Bouman, Margriet G Mullender
BACKGROUND: For many transgender women, vaginoplasty is the final stage in the gender-confirming process. Penile inversion vaginoplasty is considered the gold standard for vaginal construction in transgender women. In this study, the authors assessed intraoperative and postoperative complications after penile inversion vaginoplasty. METHODS: All patients who underwent penile inversion vaginoplasty between January of 2000 and January of 2014 were identified retrospectively from the authors' hospital registry...
November 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Shailesh Agarwal, Jordan Talia, Peter S Liu, Adeyiza O Momoh, Jeffrey H Kozlow
BACKGROUND: Computed tomographic angiography is increasingly used during surgical planning for abdominally based microvascular breast reconstruction. Cost-analysis studies have demonstrated a benefit to the use of computed tomographic angiography, although the secondary costs of incidental findings have not been previously reported. This study investigates the cost of computed tomographic angiography, taking into account the cost of incidental findings found during imaging. METHODS: Patients undergoing preoperative computed tomographic angiography in preparation for autologous abdominally based breast reconstruction from July of 2010 through May of 2014 were included in this study...
November 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Nikhil Sobti, Eric C Liao
BACKGROUND: The use of acellular dermal matrix has facilitated immediate prosthesis-based breast reconstruction. However, few studies directly compare surgical outcomes following acellular dermal matrix-based reconstruction with two of the most commonly available materials, AlloDerm and FlexHD. Those studies that are available often do not adequately control for the surgeon as a variable. The authors hypothesize that complication rates will not differ significantly between AlloDerm and FlexHD when practice and surgeon variables are properly controlled...
November 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Sybil G Dessie, Alex Shapiro, Miriam J Haviland, Michele R Hacker, Eman A Elkadry
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate outcomes among women 70 years and older who underwent obliterative compared with reconstructive procedures for pelvic organ prolapse. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of patients 70 years and older who underwent surgical prolapse repair at our institution from January 2004 through June 2010. Only patients with at least 4 weeks of follow-up were included. Patient characteristics and relevant pre, intra, and postoperative information were abstracted from medical records...
October 25, 2016: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Valentina Iacopino, Daniele Mascia, Americo Cicchetti
BACKGROUND: In recent decades, the role of technology in health care organizations has become increasingly relevant because it enhances health care outcomes and the achievement of clinical goals. Extant research demonstrates that the effectiveness of a medical innovation depends largely on health care professionals' perceptions of its usefulness and impact on their activities and practices. We also know that interaction among social actors contributes to the shaping of their judgments and opinions regarding innovation...
October 25, 2016: Health Care Management Review
Noa Geffen, Michael Mimouni, Mark Sherwood, Ehud I Assia
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of CO2 Laser-assisted Sclerectomy Surgery (CLASS) in primary and pseudoexfoliative open-angle glaucoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Single-arm, open-label study included data from 9 medical centers located in 7 countries. Subjects underwent nonpenetrating CLASS procedure with a CO2 laser system (IOPtiMate). Intraocular pressure (IOP) and number of medications were measured at baseline, 1, 2, 4, and 6 weeks, and 3, 6, 12, 24, and 36 months...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Glaucoma
Antonio González-López, Pedro Antonio Campos-Morcillo, José Domingo Lago-Martín
PURPOSE: Line-pair resolution phantoms are used to determine the spatial resolution of medical imaging systems. In some cases, these phantoms are used to determine the maximum number of line-pairs per mm that the system can resolve. In other cases, a numerical determination of the modulation transfer function (MTF) is carried out by means of the analysis of the variance of ROIs on the image. In this note, a new procedure is implemented to calculate the presampled MTF of an imaging system...
October 2016: Medical Physics
Rafael Dal-Ré
-The International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) has published a draft proposal on de-identified individual clinical trial participant data (IPD) sharing, stating that sharing trial data requires planning to ensure appropriate research ethics committee approval and participants' informed consent. This is why its implementation will be deferred for one year after the publication of the final version of the policy. -When conducting research with anonymous data it is not feasible to obtain the informed consent from research participants...
October 26, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
G Chick, N Hollevoet, J Victor, S Bianchi
The diagnosis of nerve tumor(s) must be suspected in all cases of tumefaction or pain on the path of a nerve exacerbated by percussion. Solitary nerve tumors are primarily schwannomas, but other rare tumors may be present such as intraneural ganglion cysts of controversial origin. Preservation of nerve continuity is the underlying goal for any surgical procedure, irrespective of the type of tumor. Therapeutic outcomes are closely linked to tumor resectability; in most patients, the resectability of the tumor, its type and benignity can be predicted based on medical imaging...
October 2016: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
J Kirchgesner, M Lemaitre, A Rudnichi, A Racine, M Zureik, F Carbonnel, R Dray-Spira
BACKGROUND: Management of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has evolved in the last decade. AIM: To assess IBD therapeutic management, including treatment withdrawal and early treatment use in the current era of anti-TNF agents (anti-TNFs). METHODS: All patients affiliated to the French national health insurance diagnosed with IBD were included from 2009 to 2013 and followed up until 31 December 2014. Medication uses, treatment sequences after introduction of thiopurine or anti-TNF monotherapies or both (combination therapy), surgical procedures and hospitalisations were assessed...
October 26, 2016: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Mathias S Æsøy, Stein-Erik H Solvang, Marit Grønning, Tiina Rekand
OBJECTIVES: Iatrogenic spinal cord injuries (SCIs) caused by invasive procedures or surgical interventions have previously been reported as case studies. The primary objective of this study was to investigate and analyze the incidence, etiology, and prognosis of iatrogenic SCI in Western Norway. METHODS: Medical records of all 183 patients admitted to the SCU between 01.01.2004 and 31.12.2013 were reviewed. Gender, age, diagnosis, iatrogenic medical procedure, symptoms and findings before and after injury, mechanism of injury, level of injury, and ASIA Impairment Scale (AIS) score prior iatrogenic SCI, at admittance and discharge were recorded, as were the length of the period prior to admittance and the length of stay...
October 2016: Brain and Behavior
Waseem Al Talalwah
PURPOSE: The obturator artery and its accessory (aberrant) arising from different origins and crossing the pubic rami are vascular variations. The internal iliac artery usually provides the obturator artery which may communicates with the external iliac artery through either the accessory obturator or inferior epigastric artery. A collateral circulation between the external and internal iliac system is known as corona mortis. The aim of current study is to provide sufficient data of vascular variability crossing the pubic rami for clinical field...
October 1, 2016: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
Julie Ouellet-Pelletier, Chantal Guimont, Marie Gauthier, Jocelyn Gravel
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to assess adverse events associated with diagnostic urethral catheterization (UC) in young children and to determine their impact on the patient and their family. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study conducted in the emergency department of a tertiary-care pediatric hospital. All 3- to 24-month-old children with fever who had a diagnostic UC were eligible. Parents who consented to participate were contacted by phone within 7 to 10 days after the UC to answer a standardized questionnaire inquiring about complications...
November 2016: CJEM
Ilaria Vannozzi, Massimiliano Ciantelli, Francesca Moscuzza, Rosa T Scaramuzzo, Davide Panizza, Emilio Sigali, Antonio Boldrini, Armando Cuttano
PURPOSE: Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) is a major cause of mortality and morbidity among preterm infants. Although the INSURE technique for surfactant replacement therapy is so far the gold standard method, over the last years new approaches have been studied, i.e. LISA or MIST. Here we propose an originally modified MIST, called CALMEST (Catheter And Laryngeal Mask Endotracheal Surfactant Therapy), using a particular laryngeal mask as a guide for a thin catheter to deliver surfactant directly in the trachea...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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