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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771369/building-the-burn-physician-workforce-for-the-21st-century-report-from-february-2014-burns-workforce-conference
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Amalia Cochran, David G Greenhalgh
American Burn Association Past President Palmer Q. Bessey, MD, orchestrated a Burn Workforce Conference in Washington, DC in February, 2014, with the goal of evaluating the workforce needs for doctors, nurses and occupational/physical therapists. This report summarizes the issues related to the need for training future surgeons to manage burn patients. General surgery and plastic surgery residents currently have minimal requirements for burn experience during their training. The respective Boards, however, do require knowledge in the management of burn care...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765197/impact-of-conjunctival-autograft-on-pterygium-treatment-evaluation-of-related-symptoms-and-patients-satisfaction-after-surgery
#2
Ana Cláudia Viana Wanzeler, Bruna Duarte, Vitor Duarte Moron de Andrade, Monica Alves
Purpose: Pterygium is a fibrovascular condition of the ocular surface that can cause a broad range of irritative and visual symptoms. Controversy exists regarding pterygium mechanisms, management, surgical techniques, adjuvant approaches and impact on patients' quality of life. We performed a retrospective survey focused on the impact of pterygium-related symptoms before surgery and patients' satisfaction after excision surgery followed by conjunctival autograft transplantation with fibrin glue, based on patients' subjective reporting...
2018: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757442/effect-of-intravenous-fluid-volumes-on-the-adrenal-glucocorticoid-response-after-burn-injury-in-swine
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Belinda I Gómez, Celestine He, Tony Chao, Michael A Dubick, David M Burmeister
Objective: Severe thermal injury induces metabolic and physiological stress, prompting a disruption in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. The objective of this study was to evaluate potential confounding effects of Lactated Ringer's (LR) resuscitation on adrenal damage and cortisol production following burn. Methods: Anesthetized swine were instrumented with jugular catheters and sustained 40% TBSA burns from brass probes heated to 100ºC. Animals recovered to consciousness and received IV fluid resuscitation with LR at two different volumes: 15 mL/kg/day (Limited Volume; LV, n=6) or 2 mL/kg/%TBSA/day (Modified Brooke; MB, n=6)...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753790/il-17-promotes-scar-formation-by-inducing-macrophage-infiltration
#4
Julei Zhang, Qiao Qiao, Mengdong Liu, Ting He, Jihong Shi, Xiaozhi Bai, Yijie Zhang, Yan Li, Weixia Cai, Shichao Han, Hao Guan, Dahai Hu
Trauma or burn injuries that affect the deep dermis often produce a hypertrophic scar, which limits patients' joint movement and generates an aesthetic problem. Inflammation is believed to be one of the main pathogenic mechanisms. We found that IL-17 was increased in scar tissues from patients with hypertrophic scar compared with normal skin. Recombinant mouse IL-17 was subcutaneously injected into mice that underwent full-thickness excision surgery to investigate the role of IL-17 in scar formation. Mice stimulated with IL-17 showed aggravated fibrogenesis, delayed wound healing, and increased inflammation...
May 11, 2018: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752488/open-resection-of-hypothalamic-hamartomas-for-intractable-epilepsy-revisited-using-intraoperative-mri
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Libby van Tonder, Sasha Burn, Anand Iyer, Jo Blair, Mohammed Didi, Michael Carter, Timothy Martland, Conor Mallucci
INTRODUCTION: Hypothalamic hamartomas (HHs) are rare non-neoplastic lesions which cause drug-resistant epilepsy with associated behavioural, psychiatric and endocrine issues. With the development of new minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of HH, there is a need to reappraise the effectiveness and safety of each approach. We review the outcomes of HH patients treated surgically, utilizing intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging (IOMRI), by a team of Alder Hey NHS Foundation Trust tumour and epilepsy neurosurgeons since 2011...
May 11, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746579/remote-acoustic-sensing-as-a-safety-mechanism-during-exposure-of-metal-implants-to-alternating-magnetic-fields
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Bingbing Cheng, Yonatan Chatzinoff, Debby Szczepanski, Chenchen Bing, Sumbul Shaikh, Omar Wyman, Cameron E Perry, James A Richardson, Dennis K Burns, Bret M Evers, David E Greenberg, Rajiv Chopra
Treatment of prosthetic joint infections often involves multiple surgeries and prolonged antibiotic administration, resulting in a significant burden to patients and the healthcare system. We are exploring a non-invasive method to eradicate biofilm on metal implants utilizing high-frequency alternating magnetic fields (AMF) which can achieve surface induction heating. Although proof-of-concept studies demonstrate the ability of AMF to eradicate biofilm in vitro, there is a legitimate safety concern related to the potential for thermal damage to surrounding tissues when considering heating implanted metal objects...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746348/homeless-status-postdischarge-health-care-utilization-and-readmission-after-surgery
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Ashley Titan, Laura Graham, Amy Rosen, Kamal Itani, Laurel A Copeland, Hillary J Mull, Edith Burns, Joshua Richman, Stefan Kertesz, Tyler Wahl, Melanie Morris, Jeffery Whittle, Gordon Telford, Mark Wilson, Mary Hawn
INTRODUCTION: Homeless Veterans are vulnerable to poor care transitions, yet little research has examined their risk of readmission following inpatient surgery. This study investigates the predictors of surgical readmission among homeless relative to housed Veteran patients. METHODS: Inpatient general, vascular, and orthopedic surgeries occurring in the Veterans Health Administration from 2008 to 2014 were identified. Administrative International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes and Veterans Health Administration clinic stops were used to identify homeless patients...
June 2018: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742720/sacral-epiduroscopic-laser-decompression-for-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-after-lumbar-spinal-surgery-a-case-report
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Jae-Wook Jung, Yong Han Kim, Hyojoong Kim, Eunsu Kang, Hyunji Jo, Myoung Jin Ko
RATIONALE: CRPS after a lumbar surgery has symptoms that are similar to PSSS. However, standard criteria for distinguishing CRPS from PSSS do not exist. We present a case report of a 31-year-old female with CRPS symptoms after lumbar spinal surgery treated by performing SELD. PATIENT CONCERNS: This patient was referred to our pain clinic for left ankle pain. She received a lumbar discectomy for a herniated lumbar disc (L5/S1) but the pain was aggravated after surgery...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734459/-application-of-vacuum-wound-therapy-with-split-thickness-skin-grafts-in-the-head-and-neck-area
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Julia Thierauf, Paul Severin Wiggenhauser, Thomas Karl Hoffmann, Jens Greve, Marc Scheithauer, Johannes Adrian Veit
OBJECTIVE: In vacuum wound therapy (VAC) a negative pressure can continuously clean effusions and enhance the formation of granulation tissue significantly. In visceral, trauma and burns surgery this technique is used frequently in critical wounds. In the head and neck area there is limited experience and publications. Especially in the combined use of split-thickness-skin grafts (STSG) and VAC there is no published evidence. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective database analysis was done and resulted in 36 single VAC therapies in 13 patients...
May 7, 2018: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721638/prepared-for-mission-a-survey-of-medical-personnel-training-needs-within-the-international-committee-of-the-red-cross
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Frederike J C Haverkamp, Harald Veen, Rigo Hoencamp, Måns Muhrbeck, Johan von Schreeb, Andreas Wladis, Edward C T H Tan
BACKGROUND: Humanitarian organizations such as the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) provide worldwide protection and medical assistance for victims of disaster and conflict. It is important to gain insight into the training needs of the medical professionals who are deployed to these resource scarce areas to optimally prepare them. This is the first study of its kind to assess the self-perceived preparedness, deployment experiences, and learning needs concerning medical readiness for deployment of ICRC medical personnel...
May 2, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710429/clinical-manifestation-of-acute-subacute-and-chronic-low-back-pain-in-different-age-groups
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Philipp Hüllemann, Thomas Keller, Maria Kabelitz, Janne Gierthmühlen, Rainer Freynhagen, Thomas Tölle, Julia Forstenpointner, Ralf Baron
BACKGROUND: Low back pain is major health care problem causing tremendous economic cots. METHODS: Clinical manifestation of low back pain (LBP) was characterized in 35,446 patients. We focused on the comparison of the acute, subacute, and chronic LBP stage with regard to patients' age, based on epidemiological and clinical questionnaires (e.g. painDETECT, pain disability index), pain intensity, pain descriptors, and functional impairment. RESULTS: We found that neuropathic components were most frequent in chronic LBP patients at the age of 51-60 years...
April 30, 2018: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710234/association-of-postoperative-readmissions-with-surgical-quality-using-a-delphi-consensus-process-to-identify-relevant-diagnosis-codes
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Hillary J Mull, Laura A Graham, Melanie S Morris, Amy K Rosen, Joshua S Richman, Jeffery Whittle, Edith Burns, Todd H Wagner, Laurel A Copeland, Tyler Wahl, Caroline Jones, Robert H Hollis, Kamal M F Itani, Mary T Hawn
Importance: Postoperative readmission data are used to measure hospital performance, yet the extent to which these readmissions reflect surgical quality is unknown. Objective: To establish expert consensus on whether reasons for postoperative readmission are associated with the quality of surgery in the index admission. Design, Setting, and Participants: In a modified Delphi process, a panel of 14 experts in medical and surgical readmissions comprising physicians and nonphysicians from Veterans Affairs (VA) and private-sector institutions reviewed 30-day postoperative readmissions from fiscal years 2008 through 2014 associated with inpatient surgical procedures performed at a VA medical center between October 1, 2007, and September 30, 2014...
April 18, 2018: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709735/safeness-and-utility-of-concomitant-intraoperative-monitoring-with-intraoperative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-children-a-pilot-study
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Sandra Dias, Johannes Sarnthein, Elisabeth Jehli, Marian Christoph Neidert, Luca Regli, Oliver Bozinov
OBJECTIVE: High-field intraoperative MR (ioMRI) has become increasingly available in neurosurgery centers. There is little experience with the combination of ioMRI with intraoperative neurophysiological neuromonitoring (IONM). We provide a first series of pediatric patients undergoing brain tumor surgery with 3T ioMRI and IONM. METHODS: We conducted a pilot study were we included all consecutive children operated for brain tumors between October 2013 and April 2016 where concomitant ioMRI and somatosensory evoked potentials (SEP) and motor evoked potentials (MEP) were used...
April 27, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707595/trends-in-the-body-mass-index-of-pediatric-and-adult-patients-undergoing-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Ethan A Burns, Alexander D Collins, Robert A Jack, Patrick C McCulloch, David M Lintner, Joshua D Harris
Background: The body mass index (BMI) in the United States (US) is rising and may be contributing to increased anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) rates. It is currently unknown whether the BMI is increasing in patients who undergo ACLR. Purpose: To determine whether (1) the BMI changed in pediatric and adult patients who previously underwent ACLR or revision ACLR over a 10-year eligibility period, (2) the BMI changed at a greater rate in pediatric or adult patients, and (3) the percentage of overweight and obese patients in the ACLR population was different than that of the general overweight population...
April 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707464/one-stage-pelnac-reconstruction-in-full-thickness-skin-defects-with-bone-or-tendon-exposure
#15
Xianghong Lou, Hang Xue, Gongchi Li, Kun Wang, Pan Zhou, Binghui Li, Jianghai Chen
Dermal regeneration template, such as Integra and Pelnac, was originally designed for treating large area burn injury by inducing regeneration of dermis. To date, it has been widely applied in various acute and chronic wound sites. The present study demonstrated that application of artificial dermis alone induced 1-stage wound healing for wounds with bone or tendon exposure that should usually be repaired by flap surgery. Eight patients who presented with skin defects with bone and/or tendon exposure were treated by 1-stage Pelnac approach...
March 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706950/bullous-pemphigoid-triggered-by-thermal-burn-under-medication-with-a-dipeptidyl-peptidase-iv-inhibitor-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#16
Yosuke Mai, Wataru Nishie, Kazumasa Sato, Moeko Hotta, Kentaro Izumi, Kei Ito, Kazuyoshi Hosokawa, Hiroshi Shimizu
Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is a common autoimmune blistering disease in which autoantibodies mainly target the hemidesmosomal component BP180 (also known as type XVII collagen) in basal keratinocytes. Various triggering factors are known to induce BP onset, including radiotherapy, burns, ultraviolet exposure, surgery, and the use of dipeptidyl peptidase-IV inhibitors (DPP4i), which are widely used antihyperglycemic drugs. Here, we present a case of BP triggered by a thermal burn under medication with DPP4i. A 60-year-old man with type II diabetes had been treated with the DPP4i linagliptin for 1 year...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702268/vascular-entrapment-of-both-the-sciatic-and-pudendal-nerve-causing-persistent-sciatica-and-pudendal-neuralgia
#17
Ahmet Kale, Gulfem Basol, Taner Usta, Isa Cam
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the laparoscopic approach to malformed branches of the vessels entrapping the nerves of the sacral plexus. DESIGN: A step-by-step explanation of the surgery using video (instructive video). The Ethics Committee ruled that approval was not required for this video. SETTING: Derince Education and Research Hospital, Turkey PATIENT: : The 26-year-old patient who had failed the medical therapy, complained about numbness and burning pain on the right side of the vagina and pain radiating to the lower limb for approximately 36 months period...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694684/cyclodestructive-procedures-for-non-refractory-glaucoma
#18
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Manuele Michelessi, Amanda K Bicket, Kristina Lindsley
BACKGROUND: Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness worldwide. It results in a progressive loss of peripheral vision and, in late stages, loss of central vision leading to blindness. Early treatment of glaucoma aims to prevent or delay vision loss. Elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) is the main causal modifiable risk factor for glaucoma. Aqueous outflow obstruction is the main cause of IOP elevation, which can be mitigated either by increasing outflow or reducing aqueous humor production...
April 25, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29685565/decompressive-medial-cuneiform-exostectomy-for-resistant-tibialis-anterior-insertional-tendinopathy
#19
Alan J Laing, Christopher Carr
Distal tibialis anterior tendinopathy, as a clinical entity, has only recently been documented in foot and ankle studies. We report our experience with medial cuneiform decompressive exostectomy and superficial tendon debridement in 14 cases of recalcitrant tibilalis anterior insertional pain. We reviewed 13 patients (14 feet; 12 females, 1 male; mean age 67.9 ± 7.5; range 55 to 80 years) in whom conservative treatment had failed who had undergone debridement of the insertional tibialis anterior tendon and decompressive exostectomy of the medial cuneiform...
May 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682259/effects-of-the-application-of-high-pressure-oxygen-on-the-treatment-of-periodontal-disease-in-diabetic-patients
#20
S Sabatini, M Ricci, V Candotto, D Lauritano, G M Nardi
Purpose: In this study we wanted to observe the improvement in the healing of periodontal tissues in a group of diabetic patients treated with traditional methods compared to another group treated with the addition of oxygen.The potential of oxygen has long been known in the field of plastic surgery, where it is used to treat burns and skin lesions. Materials and methods: This study consists in a split mouth study which involved 30 patients. We carefully treated them with periodontal therapy using manual and mechanical instrumentation...
October 2017: Oral & Implantology
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