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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029213/recovery-kinetics-of-radiographic-and-implant-related-revision-patients-following-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery
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Peter G Passias, Cyrus M Jalai, Virginie Lafage, Gregory W Poorman, Shaleen Vira, Samantha R Horn, Justin K Scheer, D Kojo Hamilton, Breton G Line, Shay Bess, Frank J Schwab, Christopher P Ames, Douglas C Burton, Robert A Hart, Eric O Klineberg
BACKGROUND: Prior studies have observed similar health-related quality of life (HRQL) in revisions and nonrevision (NR) patients following adult spinal deformity (ASD) correction. However, a novel comparison approach may allow better comparisons in spine outcomes groups. OBJECTIVE: To determine if ASD revisions for radiographic and implant-related complications undergo a different recovery than NR patients. METHODS: Inclusion: ASD patients with complete HRQL (Oswestry Disability Index, Short-Form-36 version 2 (SF-36), Scoliosis Research Society [SRS]-22) at baseline, 6 wk, 1 yr, 2 yr...
October 6, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028759/which-domains-of-the-odi-best-predict-change-in-physical-function-in-patients-after-surgery-for-degenerative-lumbar-spondylolisthesis
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Hamadi A Murphy, Eugene Warnick, Richard McGintee, Kristen Nicholson, Douglas A Hollern, Christie Stawicki, Daniel Tarazona, Gregory D Schroeder, Barrett I Woods, Mark F Kurd, Jeffrey A Rihn, Greg D Anderson, Christopher K Kepler, Alan S Hilibrand, Alexander R Vaccaro, Kris E Radcliff
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective Review OBJECTIVE.: The purpose of this study is to determine the differential improvement of the various individual items of the ODI and to determine their relationship to other measures of HRQOL. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The oswestry disability index (ODI) is an easily scored, common, ten-item questionnaire about symptoms relevant to lumbar spine pathology. It is not clear if all of the items can be reliably applied to spine surgery...
October 12, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027853/intraoperative-test-stimulation-versus-stereotactic-accuracy-as-a-surgical-end-point-a-comparison-of-essential-tremor-outcomes-after-ventral-intermediate-nucleus-deep-brain-stimulation
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Tsinsue Chen, Zaman Mirzadeh, Kristina M Chapple, Margaret Lambert, Virgilio G H Evidente, Guillermo Moguel-Cobos, Srivadee Oravivattanakul, Padma Mahant, Francisco A Ponce
OBJECTIVE Ventral intermediate nucleus deep brain stimulation (DBS) for essential tremor is traditionally performed with intraoperative test stimulation and conscious sedation, without general anesthesia (GA). Recently, the authors reported retrospective data on 17 patients undergoing DBS after induction of GA with standardized anatomical coordinates on T1-weighted MRI sequences used for indirect targeting. Here, they compare prospectively collected data from essential tremor patients undergoing DBS both with GA and without GA (non-GA)...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026806/a-tale-of-two-health-care-systems-cost-utility-analysis-of-open-carpal-tunnel-release-in-canada-and-the-united-states
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Kevin Cheung, Manraj N Kaur, Tyson Tolliver, Christopher J Longo, Nash H Naam, Achilles Thoma
PURPOSE: Canadian health care is often criticized for extended wait times, whereas the United States suffers from increased costs. The purpose of this pilot study was to determine the cost-utility of open carpal tunnel release in Canada versus the United States. METHODS: A prospective cohort study evaluated patients undergoing open carpal tunnel release at an institution in Canada and the United States. All costs from a societal perspective were captured. Utility was measured using validated health-related quality of life (HRQOL) scales-the EuroQol-5D and the Michigan Hand Outcome Questionnaire...
February 2017: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022779/short-term-surgical-outcomes-and-patient-quality-of-life-between-robotic-and-laparoscopic-extralevator-abdominoperineal-excision-for-adenocarcinoma-of-the-rectum
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D Kamali, A Reddy, S Imam, K Omar, A Jha, M Jha
Introduction Some studies advocate a laparoscopic extralevator abdominoperineal excision (l-ELAPE) approach for low rectal cancer. The da Vinci™ robot (r-ELAPE) technique has potential to overcome some limitations of l-ELAPE, such as reduction of the learning curve and more precise tissue handling. It is unknown whether this approach results in improved surgical or quality of life outcomes compared with l-ELAPE. This study aimed to address this issue. Methods Consecutive patients having undergone either robotic or laparoscopic ELAPE for adenocarcinoma were studied...
September 15, 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022157/radiosurgery-in-trochlear-and-abducens-nerve-schwannomas-case-series-and-systematic-review
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Iulia Peciu-Florianu, Constantin Tuleasca, Jean-Nicolas Comps, Luis Schiappacasse, Michele Zeverino, Roy Thomas Daniel, Marc Levivier
INTRODUCTION: Schwannomas involving the occulomotor cranial nerves  (CNs; III, IV and VI), can be disabling, due to the associated diplopia and decreased quality of life and are extremely rare. We evaluated the role of Gamma Knife surgery (GKS) in these cases. METHODS: Five patients with CN IV and VI schwannomas (three and two, respectively) were treated in Lausanne University Hospital between 2010 and 2015. Four benefitted from upfront GKS and one from a combined approach (planned subtotal resection followed by GKS), due to a large preoperative tumour volume (size, 3 × 2 × 2...
October 11, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021000/the-swedish-study-of-irrigation-fluid-temperature-in-the-evacuation-of-chronic-subdural-hematoma-sic-study-protocol-for-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial
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Andreas Bartley, Asgeir S Jakola, Jiri Bartek, Jimmy Sundblom, Petter Förander, Niklas Marklund, Magnus Tisell
BACKGROUND: Chronic subdural hematoma (cSDH) is one of the most common conditions encountered in neurosurgical practice. Recurrence, observed in 5-30% of patients, is a major clinical problem. The temperature of the irrigation fluid used during evacuation of the hematoma might theoretically influence recurrence rates since irrigation fluid at body temperature (37 (o)C) may beneficially influence coagulation and cSDH solubility when compared to irrigation fluid at room temperature. Should no difference in recurrence rates be observed when comparing irrigation-fluid temperatures, there is no need for warmed fluids during surgery...
October 11, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017505/study-protocol-patient-reported-outcomes-for-bladder-management-strategies-in-spinal-cord-injury
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Darshan P Patel, Sara M Lenherr, John T Stoffel, Sean P Elliott, Blayne Welk, Angela P Presson, Amitabh Jha, Jeffrey Rosenbluth, Jeremy B Myers
BACKGROUND: The majority of spinal cord injury (SCI) patients have urinary issues, such as incontinence, retention, and frequency. These problems place a significant burden on patients' physical health and quality of life (QoL). There are a wide variety of bladder management strategies available to patients with no clear guidelines on appropriate selection. Inappropriate bladder management can cause hospitalizations and serious complications, such as urosepsis and renal failure. Patients believe that both independence and ability to carry out daily activities are just as important as physical health in selecting the right bladder-management strategy but little is known about patient's QoL with different bladder managements...
October 10, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017476/the-relationship-between-preoperative-american-society-of-anesthesiologists-physical-status-classification-scores-and-functional-recovery-following-hip-fracture-surgery
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Li-Huan Chen, Jersey Liang, Min-Chi Chen, Chi-Chuan Wu, Huey-Shinn Cheng, Hsiu-Ho Wang, Yea-Ing Lotus Shyu
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the relationship of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Physical Status Classification scores (ASA scores) on patient outcomes following hip fracture surgery in Asian countries. Therefore, this study explored the association of patients' preoperative ASA scores on trajectories of recovery in physical functioning and health outcomes during the first year following postoperative discharge for older adults with hip-fracture surgery in Taiwan. METHODS: The data for this study was generated from three prior studies...
October 10, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017082/temporal-lobe-surgery-for-intractable-epilepsy-in-children-what-to-do-with-the-hippocampus
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Mony Benifla, Odeya Bennet-Back, Zamir Shorer, Iris Noyman, Rima Bar-Yosef, Dana Ekstein
PURPOSE: Resection of the hippocampus can cause verbal memory decline, especially in the pediatric population. Thus, preservation of the hippocampus can be crucial for the quality of life of children with intractable temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) who are candidates for epilepsy surgery. We investigated techniques that determine whether the hippocampus is part of the epileptogenic zone and the outcomes of pediatric surgery aimed to spare the hippocampus. METHODS: We accessed data of children with normal hippocampus on MRI, who underwent surgery for medically refractory TLE...
October 2, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990012/impact-of-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-on-otologic-symptoms-associated-with-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Neville W Teo, Jess C Mace, Timothy L Smith, Peter H Hwang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate improvements in otologic symptoms after endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), and identify differences in symptoms, if any, between CRS patients with (CRSwNP) and without (CRSsNP) nasal polyposis. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective multi-center observational cohort study. SETTING: Academic tertiary medical centers. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Adults with medically recalcitrant CRS who elected ESS were enrolled in a prospective, multi-center, observational cohort study between March, 2011 and October, 2014...
March 2017: World journal of otorhinolaryngology—head and neck surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988382/does-time-of-surgery-and-complication-have-any-correlation-in-the-management-of-hip-fracture-in-elderly-and-can-early-surgery-affect-the-outcome
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S K Rai, Rohit Varma, S S Wani
OBJECTIVE: Hip fractures in the elderly are usually associated with a high rate of morbidity and mortality and affect quality of life. On review of published data, the current guidelines in the literature indicate that early surgery should be performed within 24 h of injury because it is associated with better functional outcomes and lower rates of perioperative complications and mortality. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether any correlation exists between early surgical intervention and functional outcomes...
October 7, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988183/neurological-outcome-after-minimal-invasive-coronary-artery-surgery-nomics-protocol-for-an-observational-prospective-cohort-study
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Kristof Nijs, Jeroen Vandenbrande, Fidel Vaqueriza, Jean-Paul Ory, Alaaddin Yilmaz, Pascal Starinieri, Jasperina Dubois, Luc Jamaer, Ingrid Arijs, Björn Stessel
INTRODUCTION: Adverse neurocognitive outcomes are still an important cause of morbidity and mortality after cardiac surgery. The most common neurocognitive disorders after conventional cardiac surgery are postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD), stroke and delirium. Minimal invasive cardiac procedures have recently been introduced into practice. Endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting (Endo-CABG) is a minimal invasive cardiac procedure based on the conventional CABG procedure. Neurocognitive outcome after minimal invasive cardiac surgery, including Endo-CABG, has never been studied...
October 6, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984537/neurosurgical-transection-of-the-breast-an-unexpected-extracranial-complication-of-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-insertion
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Molly Jakeman, Ranjeet Jeevan, Sasha C Burn, Sian Falder
Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt placement is among the most common surgical procedures undertaken by neurosurgeons. Complications arising from the thoracic portion of the shunt are relatively rare in comparison with those of the intraventricular and peritoneal portions. Disruption of primary breast development following VP shunt placement has not previously been reported. The authors describe the case of a 15-year-old girl referred to the plastic surgery department with a significant right breast deformity and associated asymmetry following VP shunt placement performed during the neonatal period...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980173/long-term-outcomes-of-robotic-mesh-sacrocolpopexy
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Karen Jong, Ted Klein, Philippe E Zimmern
The aim of the study is to evaluate anatomic and functional late-term outcomes of robotic mesh sacrocolpopexy (RMS) at a single tertiary-care institution. Following IRB approval, a retrospective chart review of a prospectively collected database on consecutive patients who underwent RMS for symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse and had 3 year minimum follow-up was performed. Data collected included physical examination, validated questionnaires including Urogenital Distress Inventory, Incontinence Impact Questionnaire, and global Quality of Life (QOL)...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975466/diabetes-outcomes-more-than-a-decade-following-sustained-weight-loss-after-laparoscopic-adjustable-gastric-band-surgery
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John M Wentworth, Chloe Cheng, Cheryl Laurie, Stewart Skinner, Paul R Burton, Wendy A Brown, Paul E O'Brien
BACKGROUND: Long-term outcome data are needed to define the role of bariatric surgery in type 2 diabetes (T2D). To address this, we collated diabetes outcomes more than a decade after laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) surgery. METHOD: Clinical and biochemical measures from 113 obese T2D patients who underwent LAGB surgery in 2003 and 2004 were analyzed. Diabetes remission was defined as HbA1c < 6.2% (44 mmol/mol) and fasting glucose < 7.0 mmol/L...
October 3, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973309/nunec%C3%A2-cervical-disc-arthroplasty-improves-quality-of-life-in-cervical-radiculopathy-and-myelopathy-a-2-yr-follow-up
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Isobel Turner, David Choi
BACKGROUND: Anterior cervical disc replacement is an alternative to fusion for the treatment of selected cases of radiculopathy and myelopathy. We report clinical and radiological outcomes after disc replacement with the NuNec™ artificial cervical disc (Pioneer® Surgical Technology, Marquette, Michigan) with subgroup analysis. OBJECTIVE: To review clinical and radiological outcomes after anterior cervical disc replacement with the NuNec™ artificial cervical disc...
August 3, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968346/adjunctive-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-for-healing-of-chronic-diabetic-foot-ulcers-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Chen-Yu Chen, Re-Wen Wu, Mei-Chi Hsu, Ching-Jung Hsieh, Man-Chun Chou
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of standard wound care with adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to standard wound care alone on wound healing, markers of inflammation, glycemic control, amputation rate, survival rate of tissue, and health-related quality of life in patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, open-label, controlled study. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: The sample comprised 38 patients with nonhealing DFUs who were deemed poor candidates for vascular surgery...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968151/cerebellar-pilocytic-astrocytoma-in-childhood-investigating-the-long-term-impact-of-surgery-on-cognitive-performance-and-functional-outcome
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Thomas Pletschko, Anna Felnhofer, Doris Lamplmair, Christian Dorfer, Thomas Czech, Monika Chocholous, Irene Slavc, Ulrike Leiss
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies differ regarding the long-term effects of surgically removed pediatric cerebellar pilocytic astrocytomas (CPA). Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the long-term impact on neurocognitive and functional outcome and to analyze age as an influencing factor. METHODS: Fourteen CPA patients were compared to the age norm and to a group of 14 high-achieving peers regarding cognitive functioning, health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and stress regulation...
October 2, 2017: Developmental Neurorehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965282/factors-affecting-the-quality-of-life-before-and-after-surgery-in-patients-with-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
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Oksana Kamenskaya, Asya Klinkova, Irina Loginova, Alexander Chernyavskiy, Vladimir V Lomivorotov, Alexander Karaskov
PURPOSE: To test the hypothesis that quality of life (QoL) parameters before surgery in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) are influenced by clinical determinants related to the underlying disease and to examine QoL parameters affected in the long-term after the operation by complications presenting in the early postoperative period. METHODS: This prospective cohort study included 128 patients who presented with CTEPH before and after pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE; 1-year follow-up)...
September 30, 2017: Quality of Life Research
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