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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905625/-epidemiological-description-of-human-and-animal-hydatidosis-in-los-r%C3%A3-os-region-1999-2009
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Gerardo Acosta-Jamett, Reinaldo Vargas, Santiago Ernst
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of hydatidosis in humans and livestock in the Los Ríos region during the years 1999-2009. METHODS: A retrospective survey of all discharge records of patients undergoing removal of cysts produced by Echinococcus granulosus during the period 1999-2009 in the Hospital Clinico Regional of Valdivia was conducted. With the information provided incidence rate, mortality rate and fatality rate were calculated. Additionally, with the aim of determining prevalence of hydatidosis in livestock (i...
August 2016: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903117/risk-factors-associated-with-the-surgical-management-of-craniopharyngiomas-in-pediatric-patients-analysis-of-1961-patients-from-a-national-registry-database
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Joshua Bakhsheshian, Diana L Jin, Ki-Eun Chang, Ben A Strickland, Dan A Donoho, Steven Cen, William J Mack, Frank Attenello, Eisha A Christian, Gabriel Zada
OBJECTIVE Patient demographic characteristics, hospital volume, and admission status have been shown to impact surgical outcomes of sellar region tumors in adults; however, the data available following the resection of craniopharyngiomas in the pediatric population remain limited. The authors sought to identify potential risk factors associated with outcomes following surgical management of pediatric craniopharyngiomas. METHODS The Nationwide Inpatient Sample database and Kids' Inpatient Database were analyzed to include admissions for pediatric patients (≤ 18 years) who underwent a transcranial or transsphenoidal craniotomy for resection of a craniopharyngioma...
December 2016: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902537/effect-of-time-of-operation-on-hip-fracture-outcomes-a-retrospective-analysis
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Gonzalo Barinaga, Erik Wright, Paul J Cagle, Afshin A Anoushiravani, Zain Sayeed, Monique C Chambers, Mouhanad M El-Othmani, Khaled J Saleh
INTRODUCTION: Hip fractures are a common source of morbidity, mortality, and cost burden for elderly patients. We conducted a retrospective analysis of patients with hip fracture treated during the day or night at a rural level I academic trauma center and compared the postoperative outcomes and resource utilization for both groups. METHODS: Patients aged ≥55 years with hip fractures treated with definitive surgical fixation from April 2011 to April 2013 were included in this study...
November 29, 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895909/retained-surgical-items-after-abdominal-and-pelvic-surgery-incidence-trend-and-predictors-observational-study
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Ahmad Elsharydah, Kimberly O Warmack, Abu Minhajuddin, Susan D Moffatt-Bruce
INTRODUCTION: Surgical retained items (RSIs) are associated with increase in perioperative morbidity and mortality. We used a large national database to investigate the incidence, trends and possible predictors for RSIs after major abdominal and pelvic procedures. METHODS: The nationwide inpatient sample data were queried to identify patients who underwent major abdominal and pelvic procedures and discharged with secondary ICD-9-CM diagnosis code of (998.44 and 998...
December 2016: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895459/amaurosis-fugax-delay-between-symptoms-and-surgery-by-specialty
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Pia Kvickström, Bertil Lindblom, Göran Bergström, Madeleine Zetterberg
PURPOSE: To describe the time course of management of patients with amaurosis fugax and analyze differences in management by different specialties. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with amaurosis fugax and subjected to carotid ultrasound in 2004-2010 at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden (n=302) were included in this retrospective cohort study, and data were collected from medical records. RESULTS: The prevalence of significant carotid stenosis was 18...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891392/a-study-of-evaluation-and-management-of-rare-congenital-breast-diseases
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Rikki Singal, Sudhir Kumar Mehta, Jyoti Bala, Muzzafar Zaman, Amit Mittal, Guarav Gupta, Samer Rudra, Samita Singal
INTRODUCTION: Polymastia and polythelia may be asymptomatic or cause pain, restriction of arm movement, milk discharge, cosmetic problems or anxiety. Cosmesis is the main indication for surgical excision of accessory breasts in axilla. In addition it also confirms the diagnosis and allays the patient's fear of harbouring a malignancy. AIM: To evaluate the presentation of symptoms, investigations required for diagnosis and the management to improve the treatment protocols in patients with breast diseases...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868190/intensive-care-medicine-in-rural-sub-saharan-africa
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M W Dünser, R M Towey, J Amito, M Mer
We undertook an audit in a rural Ugandan hospital that describes the epidemiology and mortality of 5147 patients admitted to the intensive care unit. The most frequent admission diagnoses were postoperative state (including following trauma) (2014/5147; 39.1%), medical conditions (709; 13.8%) and traumatic brain injury (629; 12.2%). Intensive care unit mortality was 27.8%, differing between age groups (p < 0.001). Intensive care unit mortality was highest for neonatal tetanus (29/37; 78.4%) and lowest for foreign body aspiration (4/204; 2...
November 21, 2016: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862285/does-travel-time-to-a-radiation-facility-impact-patient-decision-making-regarding-treatment-for-prostate-cancer-a-study-of-the-new-hampshire-state-cancer-registry
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Fady Ghali, Maria Celaya, Michael Laviolette, Johann Ingimarsson, Heather Carlos, Judy Rees, Elias Hyams
PURPOSE: We sought to determine whether further distance from a radiation center is associated with lower utilization of external beam radiation therapy (XRT). METHODS: We retrospectively identified patients with a new diagnosis of localized prostate cancer (CaP) within the New Hampshire State Cancer Registry from 2004 to 2011. Patients were categorized by age, D'Amico risk category, year of treatment, marital status, season of diagnosis, urban/rural residence, and driving time to the nearest radiation facility...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Rural Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849672/beyond-infrastructure-understanding-why-patients-decline-surgery-in-the-developing-world-an-observational-study-in-cameroon
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Benjamin J Lerman, Marcella Alsan, Ngew J Chia, James A Brown, Sherry M Wren
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to quantify and describe a population of patients in rural Cameroon who present with a surgically treatable illness but ultimately decline surgery, and to understand the patient decision-making process and identify key socioeconomic factors that result in barriers to care. BACKGROUND: An estimated 5 billion people lack access to safe, affordable surgical care and anesthesia when needed, and this unmet need resides disproportionally in low-income countries (LICs)...
November 15, 2016: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846362/national-trachoma-assessment-in-the-lao-people-s-democratic-republic-in-2013-2014
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Khamphoua Southisombath, Siphet Sisalermsak, Phonesavanh Chansan, Khongsap Akkhavong, Soulasay Phommala, Susan Lewallen, Paul Courtright, Anthony W Solomon
PURPOSE: Population-based prevalence surveys were undertaken to determine whether trachoma is a public health problem in Laos requiring implementation of the SAFE strategy (surgery, antibiotics, facial cleanliness, environmental improvement). METHODS: The country was divided into 19 evaluation units (EUs), each containing a population of roughly 100,000-350,000 people. Of these, 16 were believed most likely to harbor trachoma (based on historical evidence), and were mapped using the Global Trachoma Mapping Project methods...
November 15, 2016: Ophthalmic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833248/genital-prolapse-a-5-year-review-at-federal-medical-centre-umuahia-southeastern-nigeria
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Obinna Izuchukwu Oraekwe, Maduabuchi Amagh Udensi, Kelechi Chiemela Nwachukwu, Uka Kalu Okali
BACKGROUND: Genital prolapse is an important cause of morbidity among postmenopausal and multiparous women especially in our environment where a high premium is placed on large family size. This study was done to determine the prevalence, risk factors, clinical presentation, and management options of genital prolapse. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data of those diagnosed with genital prolapse were retrieved from records in the clinic, wards, theater, and from patients' folders in the medical records department...
September 2016: Nigerian Medical Journal: Journal of the Nigeria Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822940/national-practice-pattern-and-time-trends-in-treatment-of-upper-urinary-tract-calculi-in-korea-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Jinsung Park, Beomseok Suh, Myung Shin Lee, Seung Hyo Woo, Dong Wook Shin
Despite high prevalence of upper urinary tract calculi (UUTC), there are few studies regarding patterns of care in Asian populations. We investigated treatment patterns and time trends in patients with newly diagnosed UUTC in Korea using the National Health Insurance database that includes de-identified claims from a random 2% sample of the entire population (> 1 million people). A total of 14,282 patients who received active treatments, including shock wave lithotripsy (SWL), ureteroscopic surgery (URS), percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL), and uretero/pyelolithotomy (UPL), for newly diagnosed UUTC between 2003 and 2013 were included...
December 2016: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819017/trends-in-inpatient-urological-surgery-practice-patterns
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Scott R Hawken, Lindsey A Herrel, Chandy Ellimoottil, Zaojun Ye, J Quentin Clemens, David C Miller
INTRODUCTION: As the nation's population ages and the number of practicing urologists per capita declines, characterization of practice patterns is essential to understand the current state of the urological workforce and anticipate future needs. Accordingly, we examined trends in adult inpatient urological surgery practice patterns over a five-year period. METHODS: We used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) data from 2005 through 2009 to identify both surgeons and urological surgeries...
November 2016: Urology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815420/collaboration-and-innovation-in-rural-surgery
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Benjamin B Massenburg, Nakul P Raykar, Amul Pawaskar, Jesudian Gnanaraj, Nobhojit Roy
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November 2016: International Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788186/-if-an-eye-is-washed-properly-it-means-it-would-see-clearly-a-mixed-methods-study-of-face-washing-knowledge-attitudes-and-behaviors-in-rural-ethiopia
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Kristen Aiemjoy, Nicole E Stoller, Sintayehu Gebresillasie, Ayalew Shiferaw, Zerihun Tadesse, Tegene Sewnet, Bezuayehu Ayele, Melsew Chanyalew, Kelly Callahan, Aisha Stewart, Paul M Emerson, Thomas M Lietman, Jeremy D Keenan, Catherine E Oldenburg
BACKGROUND: Face cleanliness is a core component of the SAFE (Surgery, Antibiotics, Facial cleanliness, and Environmental improvements) strategy for trachoma control. Understanding knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to face washing may be helpful for designing effective interventions for improving facial cleanliness. METHODS: In April 2014, a mixed methods study including focus groups and a quantitative cross-sectional study was conducted in the East Gojjam zone of the Amhara region of Ethiopia...
October 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783025/early-discharge-after-colorectal-resection-the-positive-impact-of-an-enhanced-recovery-program-on-a-rural-colorectal-surgery-service
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Giovanni D Tebala, Sean Keane, Abdelsalam Osman, Mina Ip, Abdul Q Khan, Luciano Perrone
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery (ER) programs are policies and protocols meant to improve postoperative recovery after surgery. As a consequence of a smoother recovery, patients can be discharged early. This paper describes the impact of an ER program in colorectal surgery in a rural hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total, 132 patients had colorectal resection within the ER program. Data were collected prospectively. The ER pathway affects perioperative management in the following ways in order to: (1) improve patient's general condition before surgery, (2) minimize intraoperative surgical trauma by using a laparoscopic approach in all cases, and (3) facilitation of a quicker postoperative return of physiological function...
October 25, 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779839/hepatitis-b-in-poland-in-2014
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Małgorzata Stępień, Katarzyna Piwowarow, Mirosław P Czarkowski
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the epidemiological situation of hepatitis B in Poland in 2014 in comparison with the previous years. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The evaluation of the epidemiological situation was carried out on a basis of analysis of data from case-based reports on acute hepatitis B registered by sanitary and epidemiological stations, aggregate data derived from annual bulletins “Infectious diseases and poisonings in Poland”, data from annual bulletin “Vaccinations in Poland” and data on locally registered HBsAg carriers...
2016: Przegla̧d Epidemiologiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27772597/closed-mitral-commissurotomy-during-pregnancy-in-east-africa
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Robert Kramer, Reed Quinn, Agneta Odera, Robert Groom, Nancy Boulanger, Eric Gunnoe, Russell White
Cardiac surgeons traveling to East Africa on humanitarian surgical missions treat a large number of people of all ages with rheumatic heart disease. A patient with severe mitral stenosis with pulmonary edema in the second trimester of pregnancy was treated successfully with closed mitral commissurotomy in a hospital in rural Kenya. An operation from the late 1940s may regain prominence more than 70 years later in areas of the world with a high incidence of rheumatic heart disease and limited cardiology and cardiac surgery resources...
November 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760535/the-haiti-medical-education-project-development-and-analysis-of-a-competency-based-continuing-medical-education-course-in-haiti-through-distance-learning
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Robert Battat, Marc Jhonson, Lorne Wiseblatt, Cruff Renard, Laura Habib, Manouchka Normil, Brian Remillard, Timothy F Brewer, Galit Sacajiu
BACKGROUND: Recent calls for reform in healthcare training emphasize using competency-based curricula and information technology-empowered learning. Continuing Medical Education programs are essential in maintaining physician accreditation. Haitian physicians have expressed a lack access to these activities. The Haiti Medical Education Project works in alliance with Haitian medical leadership, faculty and students to support the Country's medical education system. We present the creation, delivery and evaluation of a competency-based continuing medical education curriculum for physicians in rural Haiti...
October 19, 2016: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760430/can-large-hydatid-cysts-resolve-with-medical-treatment-alone
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Donald Simon, Coenraad F N Koegelenberg, Soumitra Sinha Roy, Brian W Allwood, Elvis M Irusen
A 66-year-old female from a rural area in South Africa presented with non-life-threatening haemoptysis. Radiologic and serological investigations attributed her symptoms to bilateral, large echinococcal cysts. She declined surgery despite her lung physiologic parameters, which deemed her eligible. Medical therapy with oral albendazole was initiated with excellent clinical and radiologic response during a follow-up period of 18 months. To our knowledge, this is one of the first reported cases in the literature that shows complete resolution of bilateral large echinococcal cysts with medical treatment alone in an adult patient...
2016: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
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