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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333462/assessment-of-ultrasound-radio-guided-occult-lesion-localization-in-non-palpable-breast-lesions
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Seyed Ali Alamdaran, Donia Farokh, Ayda Sharifi Haddad, Navid Daghighi, Elaheh Modoodi, Ramin Sadeghi, Mohammad Naser Forghani, Asieh Sadat Fattahi
Objectives: Controversy exists about the localization of non-palpable breast lesions. In many countries, the gold standard for the diagnosis of these lesions is needle localization due to its accuracy. This study sought to compare the ultrasound- and radio-guided occult lesion localization (ROLL) as a simple method with the conventional procedures in terms of their diagnostic power. Methods: This study was conducted on 94 patients with non-palpable breast lesions detected by ultrasonography and localized by the combination of ultrasonography and using radiopharmaceuticals...
2018: Asia Oceania Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329555/exercise-during-and-after-neoadjuvant-rectal-cancer-treatment-the-exert-trial-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Andria R Morielli, Nawaid Usmani, Normand G Boulé, Diane Severin, Keith Tankel, Tirath Nijjar, Kurian Joseph, Alysa Fairchild, Kerry S Courneya
BACKGROUND: Standard treatment for locally advanced rectal cancer includes 5-6 weeks of neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NACRT) followed by total mesorectal excision 6-8 weeks later. NACRT improves local disease control and surgical outcomes but also causes side effects including fatigue, diarrhea, hand-foot syndrome, and physical deconditioning that may impede quality of life (QoL), treatment completion, treatment response, and long-term prognosis. Interventions to improve treatment outcomes and manage side effects that are safe, tolerable and low-cost are highly desirable...
January 12, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329197/long-term-functional-outcome-of-surgical-treatment-for-thoracic-outlet-syndrome
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Jesse Peek, Cornelis G Vos, Çağdas Ünlü, Michiel A Schreve, Rob H W van de Mortel, Jean-Paul P M de Vries
First rib resection for thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is clinically successful and safe in most patients. However, long-term functional outcomes are still insufficiently known. Long-term functional outcome was assessed using a validated questionnaire. A multicenter retrospective cohort study including all patients who underwent operations for TOS from January 2005 until December 2016. Clinical records were reviewed and the long-term functional outcome was assessed by the 11-item version of the Disability of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (QuickDASH) questionnaire...
January 12, 2018: Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328790/hospital-stay-and-blood-transfusion-in-elderly-patients-with-hip-fractures
#4
Efthymios Iliopoulos, Sohail Yousaf, Hazel Watters, Arshad Khaleel
Neck of femur (NOF) fractures in elderly patients are the most frequent condition which an orthopaedic surgeon confronts nowadays. The incidence of these fractures is increasing as the population continues to age. These patients absorb the majority of the resources in the hospitals, as their healthcare demands are increased. This study included all patients who were admitted to our hospital between January and October 2015 following a neck of femur fracture. A total of 336 patients were included (72.3% female)...
December 2017: Journal of Perioperative Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328006/parent-guardian-knowledge-regarding-implanted-shunt-type-setting-and-symptoms-of-malfunction-infection
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Laurie L Ackerman, Daniel H Fulkerson, Andrew Jea, Jodi L Smith
OBJECTIVE Patients with shunts often interact with providers distant from their primary hospital, making it important that the parent(s)/guardian(s) is well versed in the type of shunt implanted and symptoms of malfunction/infection. This is particularly important with magnetic-sensitive programmable valves, as the use of MRI becomes more prevalent. METHODS Over a 6-month period, primary caregivers of 148 consecutive patients who received shunts were prospectively administered questionnaires at clinic visits...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326958/performance-and-return-to-sport-after-thumb-ulnar-collateral-ligament-repair-in-major-league-baseball-players
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Robert A Jack, Kyle R Sochacki, Bryce Gagliano, David M Lintner, Joshua D Harris, Patrick C McCulloch
Background: Acute ruptures of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of the thumb are common injuries in sports. Surgical repair has yielded excellent results and high return-to-sport (RTS) rates in elite athletes. Purpose: To determine (1) the RTS rate in Major League Baseball (MLB) players following thumb UCL repair, (2) postoperative career length and games played per season, (3) pre- and postoperative performance, (4) postoperative performance compared with matched control players, and (5) whether dominant and nondominant hand injuries respond differently...
January 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326854/macular-buckling-surgery-for-retinal-detachment-associated-with-macular-hole-in-high-myopia-eye
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Kenan Sönmez, Ali Keleş
A 68-year-old woman presented to our clinic with a 1-month history of central scotoma and visual loss in her right eye. The best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was hand motion in her right eye. Fundus examination showed myopic chorioretinal degeneration in association with posterior staphyloma and the retina was slightly elevated throughout the macula. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) revealed retinal detachment involving the posterior pole with a macular hole and staphyloma. The patient underwent pars plana vitrectomy, internal limiting membrane peeling, macular buckling, and perfluoropropane gas tamponade...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325962/systematic-review-of-factors-influencing-surgical-performance-practical-recommendations-for-microsurgical-procedures-in-neurosurgery
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Evgenii Belykh, Naomi R Onaka, Iraklii T Abramov, Kaan Yağmurlu, Vadim A Byvaltsev, Robert F Spetzler, Peter Nakaji, Mark C Preul
BACKGROUND: Microneurosurgical techniques involve complex manual skills and hand-eye coordination that require substantial training. Many factors affect microneurosurgical skills. The goal of this study was to use a systematic evidence-based approach to analyze the quality of evidence for intrinsic and extrinsic factors that influence microneurosurgical performance and to make weighted practical recommendations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature search of factors that may impact microsurgical performance was conducted using PubMed and Embase...
January 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324933/brachytherapy-in-soft-tissue-tumours-an-interdisciplinary-challenge
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Silvanie Volz, Konstantinos Kalousis, Jung In Song, Tobias Kisch, Eike Wenzel, Peter Mailänder
OBJECTIVE: Interdisciplinary work including surgery and additive radiotherapy is often needed for the therapy of tumours. Beneath this, brachytherapy is an important part of the radiotherapy. It was first used over 100 years ago and is in regular use after the development of afterload technology in the early 1970s. Today it is often used in different tumour therapies, for example in soft tissue sarcoma or breast tumours, in order to decrease the risk of local recurrence. Concerning its benefits, higher doses could be used because of the localized effect with equivalent local control rate and less toxicity of treatment...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324498/five-steps-to-successfully-implement-and-evaluate-propensity-score-matching-in-clinical-research-studies
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Steven J Staffa, David Zurakowski
In clinical research, the gold standard level of evidence is the randomized controlled trial (RCT). The availability of nonrandomized retrospective data is growing; however, a primary concern of analyzing such data is comparability of the treatment groups with respect to confounding variables. Propensity score matching (PSM) aims to equate treatment groups with respect to measured baseline covariates to achieve a comparison with reduced selection bias. It is a valuable statistical methodology that mimics the RCT, and it may create an "apples to apples" comparison while reducing bias due to confounding...
January 9, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323925/the-responsiveness-of-patient-reported-outcome-tools-in-shoulder-surgery-is-dependent-on-the-underlying-pathological-condition
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R Zackary Unger, Jeremy M Burnham, Lee Gammon, Chaitu S Malempati, Cale A Jacobs, Eric C Makhni
BACKGROUND: Given the high number of available patient-reported outcome (PRO) tools for patients undergoing shoulder surgery, comparative information is necessary to determine the most relevant forms to incorporate into clinical practice. PURPOSE: To determine the utilization and responsiveness of common PRO tools in studies involving patients undergoing arthroscopic rotator cuff repair or operative management of glenohumeral instability. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322890/an-analysis-of-the-course-of-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-before-operation
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P Puchalski, A Zyluk, P Zyluk-Gadowska
This work reports the results of an analysis into the course of carpal tunnel syndrome before operation in 479 patients, predominantly women, aged a mean of 58 years, who were scheduled for carpal tunnel operation. The patients were asked to characterise in detail the course of the disease and what determined the decision to undergo surgery. RESULTS: We identified two specific patterns of CTS course: progressive and preservative/mild. Patients with short-lasting disease suffer first of all from symptoms, but the longer the duration, the more pronounced the functional impairment...
March 2017: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321919/addressing-the-recruitment-shortfall-in-surgery-how-do-we-inspire-the-next-generation
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Jonathan Bartlett
•Application rates to surgery by medical students have declined in recent years.•More hands-on experience, information and mentorship is needed in medical schools.•Within surgery, gendered stereotyping of roles and environments must be challenged.•Reform of the current systems of outcome reporting is necessary.
January 2018: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320593/injection-depth-in-intradermal-therapy-update-and-correction-of-published-data
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Patrick Micheels, Lisa Goodman
BACKGROUND: This paper sought to compare calculated injection depth data with published report claims concerning intradermal therapy and skin rejuvenation of the face, hands, neck, and décolleté. OBJECTIVE: A mathematical formula was employed to assess the injection depth, and data from literature were retrieved and compared with the calculated figures to determine whether the claims about the injection depth proved correct. METHODS: Based on a study by Della Volpe et al...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318277/association-between-handover-of-anesthesia-care-and-adverse-postoperative-outcomes-among-patients-undergoing-major-surgery
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Philip M Jones, Richard A Cherry, Britney N Allen, Krista M Bray Jenkyn, Salimah Z Shariff, Suzanne Flier, Kelly N Vogt, Duminda N Wijeysundera
Importance: Handing over the care of a patient from one anesthesiologist to another occurs during some surgeries and might increase the risk of adverse outcomes. Objective: To assess whether complete handover of intraoperative anesthesia care is associated with higher likelihood of mortality or major complications compared with no handover of care. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective population-based cohort study (April 1, 2009-March 31, 2015 set in the Canadian province of Ontario) of adult patients aged 18 years and older undergoing major surgeries expected to last at least 2 hours and requiring a hospital stay of at least 1 night...
January 9, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318178/outcomes-after-dermal-allograft-reconstruction-of-chronic-or-subacute-pectoralis-major-tendon-ruptures
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Julie A Neumann, Christopher M Klein, Carola F van Eck, Hithem Rahmi, John M Itamura
Background: Avoiding delay in the surgical management of pectoralis major (PM) ruptures optimizes outcomes. However, this is not always possible, and when a tear becomes chronic or when a subacute tear has poor tissue quality, a graft can facilitate reconstruction. Purpose: The primary aim was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of PM reconstruction with dermal allograft augmentation for chronic tears or for subacute tears with poor tissue quality. A second aim was to determine patient and surgical factors affecting outcome...
January 2018: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316904/locking-plate-for-treating-traumatic-sternoclavicular-joint-dislocation-a-case-series
#17
Rongguang Ao, Yalong Zhu, Jianhua Zhou, Zhen Jian, Jifei Shi, Cheng Li, Wankun Hu, Baoqing Yu
BACKGROUND: Traumatic sternoclavicular joint dislocations are rare; closed reduction is the primary treatment. The failure of closed reduction or a prominent insult to the skin may require surgery to ensure the best possible outcome. METHODS: The records of 5 patients operated at our institution for sternoclavicular joint dislocation were reviewed. All patients were treated with open reduction and single 3.5-mm locking plate was used for fixation. Outcomes were evaluated with the Constant Shoulder Score (CSS) and Disability of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) questionnaire...
January 9, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315184/obesity-does-not-increase-operative-time-in-otologic-surgery-an-analysis-of-5125-cases
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Thomas Muelleman, Matthew Shew, Robert J Muelleman, Mark Villwock, Kevin Sykes, Hinrich Staecker, James Lin
OBJECTIVES: A large shoulder can impact otologic surgical access. The physical obstruction of a large shoulder may force the surgeon to adjust his or her posture or hand position. We sought to assess the effect of body mass index (BMI) on operative time in tympanoplasties and tympanomastoidectomies. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis. SETTING: National surgical quality improvement program dataset (NSQIP) 2011 to 2014. PATIENTS: Current procedural terminology (CPT) codes were used to identify patients undergoing tympanoplasties and tympanomastoidectomies...
February 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312854/antibiotic-bone-cement-s-effect-on-infection-rates-in-primary-and-revision-total-knee-arthroplasties
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Donald Kleppel, Jacob Stirton, Jiayong Liu, Nabil A Ebraheim
AIM: To compare infection rates in primary and revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA) procedures using antibiotic impregnated bone cement (AIBC) to those rates in procedures not using AIBC. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted in search for randomized controlled trials/studies (RCTs) pertaining to the field of antibiotic AIBC vs non-AIBC groups in both primary and revision TKA procedures. The primary literature search performed was to identify all RCTs that assessed AIBC in primary and revision TKA procedures...
December 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312659/healthcare-associated-infection-and-its-risk-factors-among-patients-admitted-to-a-tertiary-hospital-in-ethiopia-longitudinal-study
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Solomon Ali, Melkamu Birhane, Sisay Bekele, Gebre Kibru, Lule Teshager, Yonas Yilma, Yesuf Ahmed, Netsanet Fentahun, Henok Assefa, Mulatu Gashaw, Esayas Kebede Gudina
Background: Healthcare associated infection (HAI) is alarmingly increasing in low income settings. In Ethiopia, the burden of HAI is still not well described. Methods: Longitudinal study was conducted from May to September, 2016. All wards of Jimma University Medical Centre were included. The incidence, prevalence and risk factors of healthcare associated infection were determined. A total of 1015 admitted patients were followed throughout their hospital stay. Biological specimens were collected from all patients suspected to have hospital aquired infection...
2018: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
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