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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546707/clinico-pathological-study-of-limb-salvage-surgery-for-osteosarcoma-experience-in-a-rural-cancer-center
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Divya Vijayanarasimha, Sangeetha K Nayanar, Syam Vikram, Vijay M Patil, Satheesh Babu, Satheesan B
Although recent multimodality therapeutic protocols have led to improved survival in osteosarcoma (OS), the outcome still remains dismal. Ongoing international multicentric trials on OS aim to randomize patients for optimum management, based on histological response to NACT. The pathologic response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) is the most important factor predicting prognosis. In this study of 23 cases of limb salvage surgery post neoadjuvant chemotherapy, mean age was 18.3 years, with male predominance...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545742/mortality-following-pancreatectomy-for-elderly-rural-veterans-with-pancreatic-cancer
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Preethy Nayar, Aastha Chandak, Fang Yu, Harlan Sayles, Apar Kishor Ganti
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to examine rural/urban differences in post-operative mortality for elderly dually eligible Veteran patients with pancreatic cancer treated by surgery with or without adjuvant therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective observational study, Medicare claims data were used to identify elderly dually eligible Veteran patients with pancreatic cancer who underwent pancreatectomy with or without adjuvant therapy. Hierarchical logistic regression models adjusted for age, rurality of residence, post-operative complication rate, length of stay, blood transfusion during admission, and co-morbidity were examined to assess differences in mortality between rural and urban Veteran patients...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539231/buckle-of-the-bariatric-surgery-belt-an-analysis-of-regional-disparities-in-bariatric-surgery
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Dietric L Hennings, Thomas J O'Malley, Maria Baimas-George, Zaid Al-Qurayshi, Emad Kandil, Christopher DuCoin
BACKGROUND: Surgical options have emerged as effective treatments to mitigate obesity-associated co-morbidities leading to reduced mortality risk. Despite the benefits of bariatric surgery, a low portion of the eligible population undergoes weight loss procedures. OBJECTIVES: To determine if regional disparities exist among bariatric patients in the United States and potential effects of any difference SETTING: National Inpatient Sample (NIS). METHODS: We performed a retrospective, cross-sectional analysis of the NIS database from 2003-2010...
April 6, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532940/effect-of-individual-level-and-socioeconomic-factors-on-long-term-survival-after-cataract-surgery-over-a%C3%A2-30-year%C3%A2-period
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Claudia Geue, Sven Jonuscheit
PURPOSE: To evaluate survival and the risk for mortality after cataract surgery in relation to individual-level and socioeconomic factors in Scotland over 3 decades. SETTING: Linked healthcare data, United Kingdom. DESIGN: Representative population-based study. METHODS: A 5% random sample of Scottish decedents linked to hospital records (1981 to 2012) was assessed. Survival time, survival probability, and determinants of mortality were evaluated after the first and second recorded hospital episodes for cataract surgery...
April 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504991/tablet-e-logbooks-four-thousand-clinical-cases-and-complications-e-logged-by-14-nondoctor-anesthesia-providers-in-nepal
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Shristi Shah, Oliver Ross, Stephen Pickering, Stephen Knoble, Indra Rai
BACKGROUND: To meet the need for essential surgery across rural Nepal, anesthesia at district level is delivered by nondoctor anesthetists. They require support to maintain confidence and competence, and upgraded professional registration to secure their status. To meet these needs, a distance-blended learning course was pioneered and delivered. A core course requirement was to log all clinical cases; these were logged on a new e-logbook. METHODS: Fourteen nondoctor anesthesia providers working in 12 different districts across Nepal were enrolled in the 1-year course...
May 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504496/echinococcosis-in-children-experience-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-outside-the-endemic-area
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Griselda Berberian, Teresa Rosanova, Laura Inda, Claudia Sarkis, Horacio Questa, Patricia Paulin, Marina Costa, Moira Taicz
Echinococcosis is a zoonotic disease that is widely spread across Argentina and worldwide. It is acquired during childhood but it is more common during adulthood. The pediatric population accounts for 10-20% of all cases. This study included 47 children diagnosed with echinococcosis over a 20-year period. Their median age was 8 years old (range: 3-17); most patients had some epidemiological history, such as having lived or living in an endemic or rural area and/ or having dogs that are fed with viscera. Findings included 85% of single cysts in only one parenchyma...
June 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503337/complete-ectopia-cordis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Simon Pius, Halima Abubakar Ibrahim, Mustapha Bello, Mohammed Bashir Tahir
Ectopia cordis is a congenital heart exposure defined as complete or partial protrusion of heart through ventral defect in the thoracoabdominal wall alone or with other viscera in cases of pentalogy of Cantrell. This condition was first described by Haller et al. in 1706; since then many advances have been made. Diagnosis of ectopia cordis is done prenatally in well-equipped health facility by antenatal ultrasound scan so that early diagnosis and management plan can be initiated. The index case was delivered to uneducated rural family and admitted at 3 days of life and survived for seven days, even though most literatures state that majority died within four days even with surgery...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492996/patient-perspectives-on-barriers-to-surgical-care-and-the-impact-of-mobile-surgery-in-ecuador
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Matthew D Price, Haadi T Shalabi, Blasco Guzhñay, Saggah T Shalabi, Raymond R Price, Edgar B Rodas
BACKGROUND: An estimated 5 billion people worldwide lack access to timely safe surgical care (Gawande in Lancet 386(9993):523-525, 2015). A mere 6% of all surgical procedures occur in the poorest countries where over a third of the world's population lives (Meara et al. in Surgery 158(1):3-6, 2015). Mobile surgical units like the Cinterandes Foundation endeavor to bring surgical care directly to these communities who otherwise would lack access to safe surgery. This study examines the barriers patients encounter in seeking surgical care in rural communities of Ecuador and their impressions on how mobile surgery addresses such barriers...
May 10, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492353/laparoscopy-using-room-air-insufflation-in-a-rural-african-jungle-hospital-the-bongolo-hospital-experience-january-2006-to-december-2013
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Zachary O'Connor, Marco Faniriko, Keir Thelander, Jennifer O'Connor, David Thompson, Adrian Park
INTRODUCTION: Carbon dioxide is the standard insufflation gas for laparoscopy. However, in many areas of the world, bottled carbon dioxide is not available. Laparoscopy offers advantages over open surgery and has been practiced using filtered room air insufflation since 2006 at Bongolo Hospital in Gabon, Africa. OBJECTIVE: Our primary goal was to evaluate the safety of room air insufflation related to intraoperative and postoperative complications. Our secondary aim was to review the types of cases performed laparoscopically at our institution...
June 2017: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486687/analysis-of-national-rates-cost-and-sources-of-cost-variation-in-adult-spinal-deformity
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Corinna C Zygourakis, Caterina Y Liu, Malla Keefe, Christopher Moriates, John Ratliff, R Adams Dudley, Ralph Gonzales, Praveen V Mummaneni, Christopher P Ames
BACKGROUND: Several studies suggest significant variation in cost for spine surgery, but there has been little research in this area for spinal deformity. OBJECTIVE: To determine the utilization, cost, and factors contributing to cost for spinal deformity surgery. METHODS: The cohort comprised 55 599 adults who underwent spinal deformity fusion in the 2001 to 2013 National Inpatient Sample database. Patient variables included age, gender, insurance, median income of zip code, county population, severity of illness, mortality risk, number of comorbidities, length of stay, elective vs nonelective case...
May 9, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485821/the-role-of-telehealth-in-perioperative-medicine-for-regional-and-rural-patients-in-queensland
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Alec Tam, Amy Leung, Cara O'Callaghan, Narelle Fagermo
BACKGROUND: Australians living in regional, rural, and remote areas face a myriad of complexities resulting in a trend to poorer health outcomes. Telehealth is being utilised as an alternative mode of service delivery to overcome such barriers. However, there is limited published information concerning the use of telehealth in perioperative medicine. AIMS: The purpose of this study was to review the performance of the telehealth pre-operative assessment service at Mater Hospital Brisbane to determine last-minute cancellation rates secondary to medical reasons...
May 9, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480835/case-series-study-of-hepatic-echinococcal-cysts-in-serbia-viability-of-scolices-seropositivity-and-epidemiological-characteristics
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I Colovic Calovski, A Barac, Z Golubovic, A Karamarkovic, S Mitrovic, M Milicevic, M Cvetkovic, A M Dzamic
Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is an endemic helminthic disease caused by infection with Echinococcus granulosus metacestodes. Although CE is endemic in the Balkan region, the exact epidemiology remains unknown. We conducted a case-series study with the aim of evaluating the correlation between seropositivity, socio-epidemiological data, pre-operative treatment with albendazole and viability of protoscolices in human hepatic hydatid cysts. Consecutive patients with hepatic CE underwent surgery to extract E. granulosis cysts...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Helminthology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469481/simultaneous-bilateral-cataract-surgery-in-outreach-surgical-camps
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Kagmeni Giles, Ebana Steve Robert, Ebana Mvogo Come, Peter Wiedemann
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and visual outcomes of simultaneous bilateral cataract surgery (SBCS) with intraocular lens implantation performed in outreach surgical eye camps. METHODS: The medical records of 47 consecutive patients who underwent simultaneous bilateral small-incision cataract surgery between January 2010 and December 2015 in outreach surgical camps in rural Cameroon were reviewed. The measures included postoperative visual outcomes and intraoperative and postoperative complications...
2017: Ophthalmology and Eye Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454688/loma-linda-global-surgery-elective-first-1000-cases
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Dustin K Donley, Cassandra K Graybill, Arega Fekadu, Ryan A Hayton
OBJECTIVE: To determine the nature and volume of surgical cases being performed by US general surgery residents during a global surgery elective. DESIGN: Retrospective review of case logs from 2012 to 2016. SETTING: Malamulo Mission Hospital is a rural hospital in southern Malawi. PARTICIPANTS: Rotating residents from a US-based general surgery residency program. RESULTS: Residents performed 12 cases per week from a variety of surgical disciplines...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424776/socially-responsible-surgery-building-recognition-and-coalition
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Tyler D Robinson, Thiago M Oliveira, Theresa R Timmes, Jacqueline M Mills, Nichole Starr, Matthew Fleming, Megan Janeway, Diane Haddad, Feroze Sidhwa, Ryan D Macht, Douglas F Kauffman, Tracey A Dechert
IMPORTANCE: Socially responsible surgery (SRS) integrates surgery and public health, providing a framework for research, advocacy, education, and clinical practice to address the social barriers of health that decrease surgical access and worsen surgical outcomes in underserved patient populations. These patients face disparities in both health and in health care, which can be effectively addressed by surgeons in collaboration with allied health professionals. OBJECTIVE: We reviewed the current state of surgical access and outcomes of underserved populations in American rural communities, American urban communities, and in low- and middle-income countries...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422552/rapid-assessment-of-avoidable-blindness-and-diabetic-retinopathy-in-gilan-province-iran
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Marzieh Katibeh, Hassan Behboudi, Siamak Moradian, Yousef Alizadeh, Ramin Beiranvand, Hamideh Sabbaghi, Hamid Ahmadieh
PURPOSE: To conduct an assessment of avoidable blindness and diabetic retinopathy (DR) in Gilan, 2014. METHODS: A cross-sectional population-based survey was performed on a representative sample of urban and rural individuals aged ≥50 years of the province. Blindness was defined as presenting visual acuity (PVA) <3/60 in the better eye. Moderate visual impairment (MVI) and severe visual impairment (SVI) were defined as 6/60 ≤ PVA <6/18 and 3/60 ≤ PVA <6/60 in the better eye, respectively...
April 19, 2017: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414114/why-do-long-distance-travelers-have-improved-pancreatectomy-outcomes
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Manila Jindal, Chaoyi Zheng, Humair S Quadri, Chukwuemeka U Ihemelandu, Young K Hong, Andrew K Smith, Vikas Dudeja, Nawar M Shara, Lynt B Johnson, Waddah B Al-Refaie
BACKGROUND: Centralization of complex surgical care has led patients to travel longer distances. Emerging evidence suggested a negative association between increased travel distance and mortality after pancreatectomy. However, the reason for this association remains largely unknown. We sought to unravel the relationships among travel distance, receiving pancreatectomy at high-volume hospitals, delayed surgery, and operative outcomes. STUDY DESIGN: We identified 44,476 patients who underwent pancreatectomy for neoplasms between 2004 and 2013 at the reporting facility from the National Cancer Database...
April 14, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405807/management-and-outcomes-of-acute-surgical-patients-at-a-district-hospital-in-uganda-with-non-physician-emergency-clinicians
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Caleb Dresser, Usha Periyanayagam, Brad Dreifuss, Robert Wangoda, Julius Luyimbaazi, Mark Bisanzo
INTRODUCTION: Acute surgical care services in rural Sub-Saharan Africa suffer from human resource and systemic constraints. Developing emergency care systems and task sharing aspects of acute surgical care addresses many of these issues. This paper investigates the degree to which specialized non-physicians practicing in a dedicated Emergency Department contribute to the effective and efficient management of acute surgical patients. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of an electronic quality assurance database of patients presenting to an Emergency Department in rural Uganda staffed by non-physician clinicians trained in emergency care...
April 12, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404468/assessing-the-impact-of-a-program-for-late-surgical-intervention-in-early-blind-children
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A Kalia, T Gandhi, G Chatterjee, P Swami, H Dhillon, S Bi, N Chauhan, S D Gupta, P Sharma, S Sood, S Ganesh, U Mathur, P Sinha
OBJECTIVE: Many blind children in the developing world are unable to obtain timely treatment due to lack of financial and medical resources. Can public health programs that identify and treat such children several years after the onset of blindness enhance their quality of life? The notion that visual development is subject to an early 'critical period' argues against this possibility. However, there are inadequate empirical data from humans on this issue. To address this need, we examined the quality of life of children living in India and who were treated for early-onset blindness (before one year of age), due to cataracts or corneal opacities...
May 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397253/are-women-s-needs-being-met-by-specialist-health-services-managing-urinary-incontinence-in-the-remote-top-end-nt
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Alexandra Bonner, Jacqueline Boyle
BACKGROUND: Urinary incontinence (UI) is likely to be high in Aboriginal women in rural Australia due to risk factors including high body mass index, parity and diabetes. However, UI appears to be under-reported with limited information on whether women access appropriate care. AIMS: To assess whether women who access specialist gynaecological services in rural and remote Top End Northern Territory (NT) through the specialist outreach program (SONT) are receiving care for UI aligned with best practice...
April 10, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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