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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333929/efficacy-of-an-imaging-device-at-identifying-the-presence-of-bacteria-in-wounds-at-a-plastic-surgery-outpatients-clinic
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Ellen L Blackshaw, Steven L A Jeffery
OBJECTIVE: Current standard diagnostic practice of bacterial infections by visual inspection under white light is subjective, and microbiological sampling is suboptimal due to high false negative rates and the lengthy time needed for culture results to arrive. The MolecuLight i:X Imaging Device attempts to combat the issues faced in standard practice by providing a non-contact, real-time method of visualising bacteria within wounds. Our aim was to test this imaging device in a series of patients...
January 2, 2018: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327720/a-ten-year-experience-of-medical-emergencies-at-birmingham-dental-hospital
#2
S Sooch, A Kaur, B Ahmed
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 12, 2018: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325790/how-do-oral-and-maxillofacial-surgeons-manage-concussion
#3
D Hammond, R Welbury, G Sammons, E Toman, M Harland, S Rice
Craniofacial trauma results in distracting injuries that are easy to see, and as oral and maxillofacial surgeons (OMFS) we gravitate towards injuries that can be seen and are treatable surgically. However, we do tend not to involve ourselves (and may potentially overlook) injuries that are not obvious either visually or radiographically, and concussion is one such. We reviewed the records of 500 consecutive patients who presented with facial fractures at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, to identify whether patients had been screened for concussion, and how they had been managed...
January 8, 2018: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325517/a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial-evaluating-the-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-the-daily-mile-on-childhood-obesity-and-wellbeing-the-birmingham-daily-mile-protocol
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Katie Breheny, Peymane Adab, Sandra Passmore, James Martin, Emma Lancashire, Karla Hemming, Emma Frew
BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity prevention is a public health priority. Children spend a large proportion of their waking time in school; therefore this is an appropriate setting to implement obesity prevention initiatives. Anecdotal reports suggest that implementing The Daily Mile in schools has had positive effects on childhood obesity, academic attainment and wellbeing. This trial aims to measure the effectiveness of The Daily Mile for improving health and wellbeing. METHODS: This protocol describes a cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT) in 40 primary schools located in Birmingham, UK...
January 11, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322897/survival-of-the-birmingham-hip-resurfacing-in-young-men-up-to-13-years-post-operatively
#5
N Frew, G Johnson
The aim of this study was to determine the medium to long term survivorship of the Birmingham Hip Resurfacing prosthesis in an independent series of young men. The medical records and radiographs of all men aged 55 and under who had undergone Birmingham hip resurfacing by the senior author were reviewed. Patients who had not attended recent follow-up or had been previously discharged were contacted by telephone. Between 1999 and 2011 a total of 147 hips were resurfaced in 155 patients (mean age 47 years (19 to 55)) with minimum 5 year follow-up (mean 8...
March 2017: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319717/serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-levels-in-patients-with-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-association-with-respiratory-infection
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Mariana O Perez, Ricardo M Oliveira, Mauricio Levy-Neto, Valeria F Caparbo, Rosa M R Pereira
OBJECTIVES: To determine the possible association of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) levels with disease activity and respiratory infection in granulomatosis with polyangiitis patients during two different periods: winter/spring and summer/autumn. METHODS: Thirty-two granulomatosis with polyangiitis patients were evaluated in the winter/spring, and the same patients (except 5) were evaluated in summer/autumn (n=27). The 25OHD levels were measured by radioimmunoassay...
December 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319453/evaluating-the-effectiveness-of-antidepressant-therapy-adjuvant-to-gabapentin-and-pregabalin-for-treatment-of-sci-related-neuropathic-pain
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Emily Carol McKinley, Elizabeth J Richardson, Gerald McGwin, Jie Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate if a combination of anticonvulsant and antidepressant, two primary therapies for neuropathic pain, is associated with improved pain control compared to individual therapy. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study Setting: The University of Alabama at Birmingham Rehabilitation Center In-patient Program between 2012 and 2015. PARTICIPANTS: Incident SCI cases, 19-65 years of age. OUTCOMES: Bryce-Ragnarsson pain classification scheme and the Numerical Rating Scale Results: Twenty-nine eligible patients completed 6-month follow-up; their average age was 36...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317899/outbreak-of-clonal-complex-22-panton-valentine-leucocidin-positive-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
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Mark I Garvey, Craig W Bradley, Kerry L Holden, Beryl Oppenheim
Aims: We describe the investigation and control of a nosocomial outbreak of Sequence Type (ST) 22 MRSA containing the Panton-Valentine leucocidin (PVL) toxin in an acute multispecialty surgical ward at University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. Methods: A patient was classed as acquiring methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) if they had a negative admission screen and then had MRSA isolated from a subsequent screen or clinical specimen. Spa typing and pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) was undertaken to confirm MRSA acquisitions...
September 2017: Journal of Infection Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313248/functional-outcomes-with-handsewn-versus-stapled-anastomoses-in-the-treatment-of-ultralow-rectal-cancer
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Lisa Ramage, Paul Mclean, Constantinos Simillis, Shengyang Qiu, Christos Kontovounisios, Emile Tan, Paris Tekkis
Adequate oncological outcomes have been demonstrated with rectal resection and handsewn coloanal anastomosis (CAA) in tumours in close proximity to the internal anal sphincter. Our aim was to assess functional differences between handsewn CAA and ultralow stapled anastomosis. Participants were identified from a single-surgeon series. Included participants underwent anorectal physiology testing of anal sphincter function, in addition to completion of several questionnaires: Wexner Incontinence Score (WIS); Birmingham Bowel, Bladder and Urinary Symptom Questionnaire (BBUSQ); Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS) Score; SF36...
January 8, 2018: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310875/comparison-of-the-mechanical-properties-of-translucent-zirconia-and-lithium-disilicate
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Sung Joon Kwon, Nathaniel C Lawson, Edward E McLaren, Amir H Nejat, John O Burgess
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Three mol% yttria-stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystal (3Y-TZP) possesses excellent mechanical properties but is relatively opaque. Five mol% yttria-stabilized zirconia polycrystal (5Y-ZP) offers improved translucency, but many of its clinical properties have not been compared with those of 3Y-TZP and lithium disilicate. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to compare the flexural strength, translucency parameter, bond strength, and enamel and material wear of 5Y-ZP (Katana UTML) with 3Y-TZP (Katana HT) and lithium disilicate (e...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306984/exercise-to-improve-functional-outcomes-in-persons-with-osteoporosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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A Varahra, I B Rodrigues, J C MacDermid, D Bryant, T Birmingham
Osteoporosis affects many aspects of daily life. The aim of this systematic review was to assess the effects of exercise interventions on functional outcomes in persons with osteoporosis, in comparison with controls. METHODS: Four databases were searched and yielded 1587 citations. Two reviewers independently determined study eligibility, rated risk of bias, appraised methodological quality of studies, and resolved discordance by consensus. RESULTS: A total of 28 studies examining 2113 participants met inclusion criteria; 25 studies were suitable for meta-analyses...
January 6, 2018: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302898/systemic-non-hodgkin-t-cell-lymphomas-presenting-in-the-head-and-neck-region-an-institutional-experience-of-a-rare-entity
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Devin R Broadwater, Deniz Peker
T cell lymphoma (TCL) is a group of rare and aggressive diseases. TCL primary to head and neck organs often present as extranodal NK/T cell lymphoma, nasal type. Systemic TCL with initial head and neck presentation is extremely rare. Here we report our institutional experience. Clinicopathologic data was collected from patients diagnosed with TCL and treated at the University of Alabama at Birmingham between 2002 and 2012. Eleven cases of systemic TCL initially presented at head and neck region were identified...
January 4, 2018: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290338/genotype-phenotype-correlation-in-nf1-evidence-for-a-more-severe-phenotype-associated-with-missense-mutations-affecting-nf1-codons-844-848
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Magdalena Koczkowska, Yunjia Chen, Tom Callens, Alicia Gomes, Angela Sharp, Sherrell Johnson, Meng-Chang Hsiao, Zhenbin Chen, Meena Balasubramanian, Christopher P Barnett, Troy A Becker, Shay Ben-Shachar, Debora R Bertola, Jaishri O Blakeley, Emma M M Burkitt-Wright, Alison Callaway, Melissa Crenshaw, Karin S Cunha, Mitch Cunningham, Maria D D'Agostino, Karin Dahan, Alessandro De Luca, Anne Destrée, Radhika Dhamija, Marica Eoli, D Gareth R Evans, Patricia Galvin-Parton, Jaya K George-Abraham, Karen W Gripp, Jose Guevara-Campos, Neil A Hanchard, Concepcion Hernández-Chico, LaDonna Immken, Sandra Janssens, Kristi J Jones, Beth A Keena, Aaina Kochhar, Jan Liebelt, Arelis Martir-Negron, Maurice J Mahoney, Isabelle Maystadt, Carey McDougall, Meriel McEntagart, Nancy Mendelsohn, David T Miller, Geert Mortier, Jenny Morton, John Pappas, Scott R Plotkin, Dinel Pond, Kenneth Rosenbaum, Karol Rubin, Laura Russell, Lane S Rutledge, Veronica Saletti, Rhonda Schonberg, Allison Schreiber, Meredith Seidel, Elizabeth Siqveland, David W Stockton, Eva Trevisson, Nicole J Ullrich, Meena Upadhyaya, Rick van Minkelen, Helene Verhelst, Margaret R Wallace, Yoon-Sim Yap, Elaine Zackai, Jonathan Zonana, Vickie Zurcher, Kathleen Claes, Yolanda Martin, Bruce R Korf, Eric Legius, Ludwine M Messiaen
Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), a common genetic disorder with a birth incidence of 1:2,000-3,000, is characterized by a highly variable clinical presentation. To date, only two clinically relevant intragenic genotype-phenotype correlations have been reported for NF1 missense mutations affecting p.Arg1809 and a single amino acid deletion p.Met922del. Both variants predispose to a distinct mild NF1 phenotype with neither externally visible cutaneous/plexiform neurofibromas nor other tumors. Here, we report 162 individuals (129 unrelated probands and 33 affected relatives) heterozygous for a constitutional missense mutation affecting one of five neighboring NF1 codons-Leu844, Cys845, Ala846, Leu847, and Gly848-located in the cysteine-serine-rich domain (CSRD)...
December 21, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288190/can-we-save-the-rectum-by-watchful-waiting-or-transanal-microsurgery-following-chemo-radiotherapy-versus-total-mesorectal-excision-for-early-rectal-cancer-star-trec-study-protocol-for-a-multicentre-randomised-feasibility-study
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Anouk J M Rombouts, Issam Al-Najami, Natalie L Abbott, Ane Appelt, Gunnar Baatrup, Simon Bach, Aneel Bhangu, Karen-Lise Garm Spindler, Richard Gray, Kelly Handley, Manjinder Kaur, Ellen Kerkhof, Camilla Jensenius Kronborg, Laura Magill, Corrie A M Marijnen, Iris D Nagtegaal, Lars Nyvang, Femke P Peters, Per Pfeiffer, Cornelis Punt, Philip Quirke, David Sebag-Montefiore, Mark Teo, Nick West, Johannes H W de Wilt
INTRODUCTION: Total mesorectal excision (TME) is the highly effective standard treatment for rectal cancer but is associated with significant morbidity and may be overtreatment for low-risk cancers. This study is designed to determine the feasibility of international recruitment in a study comparing organ-saving approaches versus standard TME surgery. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: STAR-TREC trial is a multicentre international randomised, three-arm parallel, phase II feasibility study in patients with biopsy-proven adenocarcinoma of the rectum...
December 28, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287588/relation-between-duration-of-the-prodromal-phase-and-renal-damage-in-anca-associated-vasculitis
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Eline Houben, Stefanie L Groenland, Joost W van der Heijden, Alexandre E Voskuyl, Hiëronymus J Doodeman, Erik L Penne
BACKGROUND: In ANCA-associated vasculitis the acute phase of the disease is often preceded by prodromal symptoms. The aim of the present study was to analyze the relation between the duration of the prodromal phase and renal damage. METHODS: Patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis and renal involvement from a retrospective single-center cohort were divided into two equal groups based on the duration of the prodromal phase. The prodromal phase was defined as the time between first vasculitis related symptoms and the date of diagnosis...
December 29, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284456/blood-pressure-self-monitoring-in-pregnancy-examining-feasibility-in-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Katherine L Tucker, Kathryn S Taylor, Carole Crawford, James A Hodgkinson, Clare Bankhead, Tricia Carver, Elizabeth Ewers, Margaret Glogowska, Sheila M Greenfield, Lucy Ingram, Lisa Hinton, Khalid S Khan, Louise Locock, Lucy Mackillop, Christine McCourt, Alexander M Pirie, Richard Stevens, Richard J McManus
BACKGROUND: Raised blood pressure (BP) affects approximately 10% of pregnancies worldwide, and a high proportion of affected women develop pre-eclampsia. This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of self-monitoring of BP in pregnancy in women at higher risk of pre-eclampsia. METHODS: This prospective cohort study of self-monitoring BP in pregnancy was carried out in two hospital trusts in Birmingham and Oxford and thirteen primary care practices in Oxfordshire...
December 28, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283177/comparison-of-postoperative-ultrasound-criteria-to-predict-unassisted-use-of-arteriovenous-fistulas-for-hemodialysis
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Timmy Lee, Missy Magill, Steven K Burke, Andrew T Blair, Michelle L Robbin, Michael Allon
INTRODUCTION: Arteriovenous fistulas (AVF) frequently fail to mature. Postoperative ultrasounds provide objective measurements to predict unassisted AVF use for hemodialysis (unassisted use) and guide interventions to salvage nonmaturing AVFs. The optimal ultrasound criteria to assess AVF maturation are uncertain. We analyzed data from a multicenter, randomized, controlled, clinical trial to compare 2 published ultrasound maturation criteria used to predict unassisted AVF use for hemodialysis...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279320/uk-role-4-military-infectious-diseases-and-tropical-medicine-cases-in-2005-2013
#18
Daniel S Burns, M R Riley, A Mason, M S Bailey
INTRODUCTION: Infectious diseases are a frequent cause of morbidity among British troops. The aim of this paper is to describe the spectrum of infectious diseases seen when UK service personnel are evacuated for definitive care to the Role 4 Medical Treatment Facility based at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital. METHOD: A retrospective analysis of all military patients presenting with infectious diseases and treated at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital between 14 April 2005 and 31 December 2013 was undertaken...
December 25, 2017: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276120/damage-assessment-of-retrieved-birmingham-monoblock-cups-is-conversion-to-dual-mobility-head-a-viable-revision-option
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Trevor C Gascoyne, Brent A Lanting, Kieran J Derksen, Matthew G Teeter, Thomas R Turgeon
BACKGROUND: A novel revision technique for failed hip resurfacings involves retention of the acetabular cup, if well-fixed, which is mated to dual-mobility (DM) prosthesis in a traditional hip replacement configuration. It is unknown whether existing damage on the retained cup will result in unacceptable wear of the DM prosthesis. METHODS: Thirty retrieved Birmingham (Smith & Nephew) monoblock cups were visually scored for damage features and area of coverage. Surface roughness measurements were obtained within each damage feature as well as reference points on each cup...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274703/clinical-significance-of-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-in-patients-with-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
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Nouran M Abaza, Eiman M Abd El-Latif, Tamer A Gheita
OBJECTIVE: To determine to neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) patients and to study its relation to disease manifestations and activity. METHODS: The study included 44 GPA patients and 44 matched age and sex controls. Full history taking, thorough clinical examination with more attention to ocular examination, laboratory and radiological investigations were considered. Disease activity was assessed using the Birmingham Vasculitis Activity Score (BVAS)...
December 20, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
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