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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101655/percutaneous-vertebral-augmentation-in-fragility-fractures-indications-and-limitations
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O Gonschorek, S Hauck, T Weiß, V Bühren
INTRODUCTION: There is still no general consensus about the management of osteoporotic vertebral fractures. Recommendations depend on type of fracture, grade of instability, bone quality, and general conditions of the patient. Spontaneous fractures may be considered to be treated different compared to cases with high-velocity trauma. METHODS: According to the DVO, patients without trauma should first be treated conservatively. However, there is no more strict time protocol of 3 or 6 week conservative treatment before operations may be indicated...
January 18, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101593/diffuse-phalangeal-signal-abnormality-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging-phalangeal-microgeodic-disease
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Rupa Radhakrishnan, Kathleen H Emery, Arnold C Merrow
BACKGROUND: Phalangeal microgeodic disease is a rare and benign self-limited condition involving the phalanges, often in the setting of cold exposure, with characteristic MR imaging abnormalities. Radiographic case descriptions are predominantly from Asia and Europe, with only seven cases using MR to characterize phalangeal microgeodic disease. OBJECTIVE: In this study we describe the MR imaging appearance of unusual and striking phalangeal signal abnormality compatible with phalangeal microgeodic disease at our institution in North America...
January 18, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101304/gastric-antral-webs-in-adults-a-case-series-characterizing-their-clinical-presentation-and-management-in-the-modern-endoscopic-era
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Shannon J Morales, Neha Nigam, Walid M Chalhoub, Dalia I Abdelaziz, James H Lewis, Stanley B Benjamin
AIM: To investigate the current management of gastric antral webs (GAWs) among adults and identify optimal endoscopic and/or surgical management for these patients. METHODS: We reviewed our endoscopy database seeking to identify patients in whom a GAW was visualized among 24640 esophagogastroduodenoscopies (EGD) over a seven-year period (2006-2013) at a single tertiary care center. The diagnosis of GAW was suspected during EGD if aperture size of the antrum did not vary with peristalsis or if a "double bulb" sign was present on upper gastrointestinal series...
January 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100942/potential-benefits-of-rib-fracture-fixation-in-patients-with-flail-chest-and-multiple-non-flail-rib-fractures
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Meiguang Qiu, Zhanjun Shi, Jun Xiao, Xuming Zhang, Shishui Ling, Hao Ling
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the potential benefits of rib fracture fixation in patients with flail chest and multiple non-flail rib fractures versus conventional treatment modalities. A retrospective reviewed study compared 86 cases which received surgical treatment between June 2009 and May 2013 to 76 cases which received conservative treatment between January 2006 and May 2009. The patients were divided into the flail chest (n = 38) and multiple non-flail rib fracture groups (n = 124)...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100235/solitary-fibrous-tumour-of-the-liver-report-on-metastasis-and-local-recurrence-of-a-malignant-case-and-review-of-literature
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Nelson Chen, Kellee Slater
BACKGROUND: Solitary fibrous tumours (SFT) are neoplasms of mesenchymal origin that predominantly arise from the pleura. SFT of the liver (SFTL) are a rare occurrence with little number of cases reported in English literature. Malignant cases of hepatic SFT are an even rarer occurrence. For this reason, the prognostic evaluation of SFTLs is unknown and difficult to measure. METHODS: A search on English literature on "Solitary Fibrous Tumour of the Liver" was conducted on common search engines (PubMed, Google)...
January 18, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098766/single-electrode-deep-brain-stimulation-with-dual-targeting-at-dual-frequency-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-pain-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Milo Hollingworth, Hugh P Sims-Williams, Anthony E Pickering, Neil Barua, Nikunj K Patel
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) has been used to target many deep brain structures for the treatment of chronic pain. The periaqueductal grey and periventricular grey (PAG/PVG) is an effective target but results are variable, sometimes short-lived or subject to tolerance. The centromedian intra-laminar parafascicular complex (CMPf) modulates medial pain pathways and CMPf DBS may address the affective aspects of pain perception. Stimulation of multiple deep brain targets may offer a strategy to optimize management of patients with complex pain symptomatology...
January 13, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097758/alpha-blockers-in-the-management-of-ureteric-lithiasis-a-meta-analysis
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Nicholas Raison, Kamran Ahmed, Oliver Brunckhorst, Prokar Dasgupta
INTRODUCTION: Effective medical expulsion for ureteric stones with α-blockers offers numerous advantages over surgical alternatives. However, its effectiveness remains uncertain and with the publication of new trial data, the available evidence requires reappraisal. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of α-blockers the management of ureteric lithiasis. METHODS: A systematic review of the literature, with predefined search criteria, was conducted using PubMed and Embase...
January 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097532/medication-overuse-in-chronic-pain
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Eric S Hsu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Chronic pain is usually managed by various pharmacotherapies after exhausting the conservative modalities such as over-the-counter choices. The goal of this review is to investigate current state of opioids and non-opioid medication overuse that includes NSAIDs, skeletal muscle relaxants, antidepressants, membrane stabilization agents, and benzodiazepine. How to minimize medication overuse and achieve better outcome in chronic pain management? RECENT FINDINGS: Although antidepressants and membrane stabilization agents contribute to the crucial components for neuromodulation, opioids were frequently designated as a rescue remedy in chronic pain since adjunct analgesics usually do not provide instantaneous relief...
January 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097450/contemporary-thoughts-on-the-management-of-spigelian-hernia
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V Webber, C Low, R J E Skipworth, S Kumar, A C de Beaux, B Tulloh
BACKGROUND: Spigelian hernias are said to be a rare condition of the elderly population, usually arising below the arcuate line. Local experience has led us to challenge these commonly held beliefs. METHODS: Operations for Spigelian hernia from 2006-2016 were identified from the Edinburgh Lothian Surgical Audit computerised database and case notes were reviewed. RESULTS: One hundred and one patients underwent surgery for 107 Spigelian hernias in the 10-year period...
January 17, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097449/open-retromuscular-large-mesh-reconstruction-of-lumbar-incisional-hernias-including-the-atrophic-muscular-area
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Y Renard, L de Mestier, A Cagniet, N Demichel, C Marchand, J-L Meffert, R Kianmanesh, J-P Palot
PURPOSE: Lumbar incisional hernias (LIH) are a rare wall defect, whose surgical management is challenging because no recommendation exists. Moreover, LIH are frequently associated with flank bulging which should be taken into account during LIH surgical repair. We aimed to describe a cohort of patients operated on for LIH using a homogeneous surgical technique and to report surgical outcomes. METHODS: The records of all consecutive patients operated on in a specialized surgical center between January 2009 and January 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
January 17, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097241/extraforaminal-needle-tip-position-reduces-risk-of-intravascular-injection-in-ct-fluoroscopic-lumbar-transforaminal-epidural-steroid-injections
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Robinson K Yu, Gerritt M Lagemann, Anish Ghodadra, Vikas Agarwal
BACKGROUND: Lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection is a common and effective tool for managing lumbar radicular pain, although accidental intravascular injection can rarely result in paralysis. The purpose of this study is to determine the safest needle tip position for computed tomography (CT)-guided lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections as determined by incidence of intravascular injection. METHODS: Three radiologists, in consensus, reviewed procedural imaging for consecutive CT-fluoroscopic lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injections performed during a 16-month period...
December 2016: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096253/generic-prognostic-factors-for-musculoskeletal-pain-in-primary-care-a-systematic-review
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Majid Artus, Paul Campbell, Christian D Mallen, Kate M Dunn, Danielle A W van der Windt
OBJECTIVES: To summarise the evidence for generic prognostic factors across a range of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions. SETTING: primary care. METHODS AND OUTCOMES: Comprehensive systematic literature review. MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsychINFO and EMBASE were searched for prospective cohort studies, based in primary care (search period-inception to December 2015). Studies were included if they reported on adults consulting with MSK conditions and provided data on associations between baseline characteristics (prognostic factors) and outcome...
January 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095564/successful-treatment-of-traumatic-onychodystrophy-and-associated-pterygium-unguis-with-fractionated-carbon-dioxide-laser-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Derek Ho, Andrew Mamalis, Jared Jagdeo
Onychodystrophy is a common, chronic malformation of the nail that is aesthetically displeasing and can signi cantly impact patient quality-of-life. Onychodystrophy can be associated with pterygium unguis that contributes to pain and appears as a V-shaped exten- sion of the proximal nail fold skin. Treatment options are limited, and topical or intralesional corticosteroids have minimal ef cacy and cause signi cant patient discomfort. Surgical revision of onychodystrophy is complex, and symptomatic or aesthetic improvements are difficult to achieve...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095343/patient-tailored-management-of-an-asymptomatic-massive-substernal-goiter-presenting-as-brachiocephalic-vein-occlusion-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-sternotomy-indications
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Georgios Sahsamanis, Eleftherios Chouliaras, Konstantinos Katis, Stavros Samaras, Stavros Daliakopoulos, Georgios Dimitrakopoulos
INTRODUCTION: Substernal goiters are characterized by the protrusion of at least 50% of the thyroid mass below the level of the thoracic inlet. Still their definition is controversial. CASE PRESENTATION: The case refers to a 44year old male who presented to our department due to swelling and a feeling of 'heaviness' of his left upper extremity for the past 6 months. CT scan revealed a massive substernal goiter extending to the great vessels. Intraoperatively, a median sternotomy was performed due to the size of the gland and the close adhesion of the isthmus and lower left thyroid lobe to the brachiocephalic vein...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094851/blood-transfusion-for-preventing-primary-and-secondary-stroke-in-people-with-sickle-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Lise J Estcourt, Patricia M Fortin, Sally Hopewell, Marialena Trivella, Winfred C Wang
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease is one of the commonest severe monogenic disorders in the world, due to the inheritance of two abnormal haemoglobin (beta globin) genes. Sickle cell disease can cause severe pain, significant end-organ damage, pulmonary complications, and premature death. Stroke affects around 10% of children with sickle cell anaemia (HbSS). Chronic blood transfusions may reduce the risk of vaso-occlusion and stroke by diluting the proportion of sickled cells in the circulation...
January 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093134/management-of-clostridium-difficile-infection-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-expert-review-from-the-clinical-practice-updates-committee-of-the-aga-institute
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REVIEW
Sahil Khanna, Andrea Shin, Ciarán P Kelly
The purpose of this expert review is to synthesize the existing evidence on the management of Clostridium difficile infection in patients with underlying inflammatory bowel disease. The evidence reviewed in this article is a summation of relevant scientific publications, expert opinion statements, and current practice guidelines. This review is a summary of expert opinion in the field without a formal systematic review of evidence. Best Practice Advice 1: Clinicians should test patients who present with a flare of underlying inflammatory bowel disease for Clostridium difficile infection...
February 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092990/in-hospital-statin-underutilization-among-high-risk-patients-delayed-uptake-of-the-2013-cholesterol-guidelines-in-a-u-s-cohort
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Subeer K Wadia, Mark Belkin, Kelsey Chow, Jonathan Nattiv, Andrew Appis, Steven B Feinstein, Kim Allan Williams
OBJECTIVES: Clinician utilization of the 2013 cholesterol lowering guidelines remains variable and unknown. We sought to examine statin prescribing patterns and compare rates among specialists who treat high-risk cardiovascular patients admitted to the hospital. METHODS: We retrospectively (via chart review) examined four specialty groups: (i) Cardiology, (ii) Cardiovascular or Vascular (CV) Surgery, (iii) Neurology, and (iv) Internal Medicine. Adult patients were included based on a discharge diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, carotid endarterectomy, acute ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack, or high-risk chest pain...
January 17, 2017: Hospital Practice (Minneapolis)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092298/individualized-exercise-interventions-for-spinal-pain
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Deborah Falla, Paul W Hodges
Exercise is the most effective treatment for the management and prevention of spinal pain, yet on average it delivers small to moderate treatment effects, which are rarely long-lasting. This review examines the hypothesis that outcome of exercise interventions can be optimized when targeted towards the "right" patients and when tailored to address the neuromuscular impairments of each individual.
January 13, 2017: Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090652/a-systematic-review-of-the-analgesic-efficacy-of-cannabinoid-medications-in-the-management-of-acute-pain
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REVIEW
A J Stevens, M D Higgins
BACKGROUND: Cannabinergic medications have been postulated to demonstrate efficacy in the management of pain. The aim of this systematic review was to assess the analgesic efficacy and adverse effects of cannabinoids when used for the management of acute pain. METHODS: A systematic review was performed by searching the MEDLINE, EMBASE and CENTRAL databases, and the World Health Organization International Clinical Trials Registry Platform for human randomized controlled trials that assessed the analgesic efficacy of cannabinoids compared to placebo or active comparators...
January 16, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089812/clinical-manifestations-and-outcomes-in-surgically-managed-gartner-duct-cysts-1
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Adela G Cope, Shannon Laughlin-Tommaso, Abimbola Famuyide, John B Gebhart, Matthew R Hopkins, Daniel M Breitkopf
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Gartner duct cysts (GDC) are rare embryological remnants of the mesonephric duct with the majority of cases discovered incidentally in asymptomatic patients. The largest prior published series evaluating surgical management of GDC included 4 patients. The present study aims to determine the manifestations and outcomes of surgically managed patients with GDC with important implications for surveillance, monitoring, and management of patients. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review DESIGN: Classification: Canadian Task Force Classification III SETTING: Tertiary care center PATIENTS: All women diagnosed with GDC from 1/1994-4/2014 at our institution were identified...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
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