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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214457/operative-fixation-of-rib-fractures-indications-techniques-and-outcomes
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David Galos, Benjamin Taylor, Toni McLaurin
Rib fractures are extremely common injuries and vary in there severity from single nondisplaced fractures to multiple segmental fractures resulting in flail chest and respiratory compromise. Historically, rib fractures have been treated conservatively with pain control and respiratory therapy. However this method may not be the best treatment modality in all situations. Operative fixation of select rib fractures has been increasing in popularity especially in patients with flail chest and respiratory compromise...
January 2017: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213769/the-patients-experience-of-a-bladder-cancer-diagnosis-a-systematic-review-of-the-qualitative-evidence
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REVIEW
Amanda J Edmondson, Jacqueline C Birtwistle, James W F Catto, Maureen Twiddy
PURPOSE: Bladder cancer (BC) is a common disease with disparate treatment options and variable outcomes. Despite the disease's high prevalence, little is known of the lived experience of affected patients. National patient experience surveys suggest that those with BC have poorer experiences than those with other common cancers. The aim of this review is to identify first-hand accounts of the lived experiences of diagnosis through to survivorship. METHOD: This is a systematic review of the qualitative evidence reporting first-hand accounts of the experiences of being diagnosed with, treated for and surviving bladder cancer...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212179/hard-choices-better-outcomes-a-review-of-shared-decision-making-and-patient-decision-aids-around-dialysis-initiation-and-conservative-kidney-management
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Janet L Davis, Sara N Davison
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Patients reaching end-stage kidney disease face difficult decisions, including choosing among renal replacement therapies (RRTs). With an increasingly elderly and frail population, there is growing interest in conservative kidney management (CKM) as a viable alternative to dialysis. Shared decision-making (SDM) is a patient-centered approach to these decisions, in which choices are viewed within the explicitly discussed values and preferences of the patient. Patient decision aids (PDAs) are tools designed to facilitate these discussions...
February 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210817/-compression-therapy-of-chronic-leg-ulcers-practical-aspects
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J Dissemond, K Protz, J Hug, S Reich-Schupke, K Kröger
Compression therapy, together with modern moist wound treatment, is the basis for a successful conservative treatment of patients with chronic leg ulcers. In clinical practice, it is often the patients themselves who apply compression therapies. Many of the mostly elderly patients, however, are not able to reach their legs and feet due to movement restrictions, such as arthritis, arthrosis and even obesity. An adequate compression therapy also requires extensive experience and regular training. In practice only the minority of patients can perform bandaging well and therefore this should not be recommended...
February 16, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210560/sinusoidal-hemangioma-of-the-breast-diagnostic-evaluation-management-and-literature-review
#5
Nikolaos S Salemis
Vascular tumors of the breast are rare and may pose a diagnostic challenge. Breast hemangioma is a very rare benign vascular neoplasm accounting for 0.4% of all breast tumors. It is most commonly detected as an incidental microscopic finding in biopsy specimens obtained for unrelated reasons. We describe here a very rare case of a sinusoidal breast hemangioma in a postmenopausal patient who presented with a palpable breast mass. A complete surgical resection was performed because the tumor exhibited atypical imaging features...
February 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209505/botulinum-toxin-treatment-for-nocturnal-calf-cramps-in-patients-with-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Sang Jun Park, Kyung Bong Yoon, Duck Mi Yoon, Shin Hyung Kim
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical effectiveness of botulinum toxin (BTX) injection into the gastrocnemius muscles in lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) patients with frequent nocturnal calf cramps (NCCs) DESIGN: Prospective randomized clinical trial SETTING: Outpatient department for interventional pain management. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty LSS patients with a frequency of NCCs ≥ once per week were enrolled. INTERVENTION: Patients were randomly allocated to receive either conservative treatments plus gabapentin (Group GPN) or BTX injection (Group BTX)...
February 13, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209480/thermal-stabilization-of-anti-%C3%AE-cobratoxin-single-domain-antibodies
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George P Anderson, Jessica H Liu, Dan Zabetakis, Jinny L Liu, Ellen R Goldman
There is an unmet need for snake antivenoms that can be stored ready to use near the point of care. To address that need we have taken two anti-α-cobratoxin single domain antibodies and increased their thermal stability to improve their ambient temperature shelf-life. The anti-α-cobratoxin single domain antibodies C2 and C20 were first isolated, and demonstrated to be toxin neutralizing by Richard et al., 2013 (Richard, G., Meyers, A.J., McLean, M.D., Arbabi-Ghahroudi, M., MacKenzie, R., Hall, J.C., 2013...
February 13, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208960/functional-outcome-of-conservatively-treated-bilateral-neck-of-femur-fracture-in-an-elderly-a-case-report
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Prateek Sunil Joshi
Bilateral Neck of Femur (NOF) fractures is relatively rare. Surgery, either osteosynthesis or hemireplacement arthroplasty, is the mainstay of treatment. Significant complications are known to occur in such cases. In this case report, we present the functional outcome of a conservatively treated bilateral NOF fracture at one year, in a 93-year-old man. Our patient, a 93-year-old gentleman, sustained right side NOF fracture in May 2014 and left side NOF fracture in May 2015, both after trivial fall. He did not give consent for surgery considering high operative risk...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208923/long-term-outcome-in-patients-with-esophageal-stenting-for-cancer-esophagus-our-experience-at-a-rural-hospital-of-punjab-india
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Parvinder Singh, Abhitesh Singh, Anantbir Singh, Ghansham Sharma, Parmod Kumar Bhatia, Amarjeet Singh Grover
INTRODUCTION: Cancer of the esophagus is among the leading cause of cancer deaths in Punjab, India. Patients generally present with dysphagia as their first symptom and more often they have advanced disease at the time of presentation to a tertiary care centre. Palliative procedures have important roles in this setting. Stenting is the best option to palliate the symptoms of dysphagia, from which patient is suffering the most. AIM: To know the success rate, early and long term complications and mortality in esophageal stenting, when it was done in malignant esophageal stricture patients...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208788/next-generation%C3%A2-sequencing-based%C3%A2-ribomethseq%C3%A2-protocol%C3%A2-for%C3%A2-analysis%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-trna%C3%A2-2-o-methylation
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Virginie Marchand, Florian Pichot, Kathrin Thüring, Lilia Ayadi, Isabel Freund, Alexander Dalpke, Mark Helm, Yuri Motorin
Analysis of RNA modifications by traditional physico-chemical approaches is labor  intensive,  requires  substantial  amounts  of  input  material  and  only  allows  site-by-site  measurements.  The  recent  development  of  qualitative  and  quantitative  approaches  based  on   next-generation sequencing (NGS) opens new perspectives for the analysis of various cellular RNA  species.  The  Illumina  sequencing-based  RiboMethSeq  protocol  was  initially  developed  and  successfully applied for mapping of ribosomal RNA (rRNA) 2'-O-methylations...
February 9, 2017: Biomolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207011/shedding-light-on-onychomadesis
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Fernanda Salgado, Marc Z Handler, Robert A Schwartz
Onychomadesis is the proximal separation of the nail plate from the nail matrix due to a temporary cessation of nail growth. It can occur in children of all ages including neonates. Diagnosis is made clinically through palpation and inspection of the nail plate. Physicians should consider underlying associations. A review of the patient's history for any viral illnesses 1 to 2 months prior to nail changes often will help identify the causative disease. Onychomadesis typically is mild and self-limited. There is no specific treatment, but a conservative approach to management is recommended with treatment of any underlying causes and supportive care...
January 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202211/the-risk-of-postoperative-complications-and-functional-impairment-after-multimodality-treatment-for-limb-and-trunk-wall-soft-tissue-sarcoma-long-term-results-from-a-monocentric-series
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E Stoeckle, A Michot, L Rigal, F Babre, P Sargos, B Henriques de Figueiredo, V Brouste, A Italiano, M Toulmonde, F Le Loarer, M Kind
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Conservative surgery for soft-tissue sarcoma (STS) within multimodality treatment attempts to reconcile two contradictory requirements: assuring a good oncological outcome through a wide resection and preserving the function. The aim of our study is to verify whether our conservative approach to STS met these objectives. METHODS: A retrospective database analysis was performed in adults with primary limb or trunk wall STS operated in a single center from 1989 to 2012...
February 3, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198687/medical-management-of-urinary-incontinence-in-women
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REVIEW
Elim Shih, Heather Hirsch, Holly L Thacker
Urinary incontinence is common, underreported, and undertreated. Primary care physicians should be comfortable discussing urinary incontinence with their female patients and managing it with conservative treatment.
February 2017: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194493/oral-health-of-adult-patients-undergoing-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-pre-transplant-assessment-and-care
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REVIEW
Agnieszka Bogusławska-Kapała, Kazimierz Hałaburda, Ewa Rusyan, Hubert Gołąbek, Izabela Strużycka
Hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) is now one of the frequent procedures used for treatment of malignant and non-malignant blood diseases, autoimmune disorders, and certain solid tumors. Despite improvements of therapeutic protocols, HCT still carries a high risk of non-relapse mortality due to early and late complications. Side effects of the therapy regimen frequently occur in the oral cavity and often significantly decrease the patients' quality of life. The complications may result from or may be exacerbated by improper oral preparation of the patient before transplantation...
February 13, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194399/the-role-of-permissive-and-induced-hypotension-in-current-neuroanesthesia-practice
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Suren Soghomonyan, Nicoleta Stoicea, Gurneet S Sandhu, Jeffrey J Pasternak, Sergio D Bergese
BACKGROUND: Induced hypotension (IH) had been used for decades in neurosurgery to reduce the risk for intraoperative blood loss and decrease blood replacement. More recently, this method fell out of favor because of concerns for cerebral and other end-organ ischemia and worse treatment outcomes. Other contributing factors to the decline in its popularity include improvements in microsurgical technique, widespread use of endovascular procedures, and advances in blood conservation and transfusion protocols...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193143/conscious-performance-and-arthroscopic-findings-in-athletes-with-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injuries-treated-via-conservative-therapy-during-the-competitive-season
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Yasushi Takata, Junsuke Nakase, Tatsuhiro Toratani, Hitoaki Numata, Takeshi Oshima, Katsuhiko Kitaoka, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya
PURPOSE: Athletes often receive conservative treatment for injured anterior cruciate ligaments (ACLs) so that they can continue to play to the end of their season. The purpose of this study was to examine the conscious performance and arthroscopic findings of athletes who received conservative therapy for ACL injuries. METHODS: Forty-two patients with ACL injuries underwent conservative treatment. After the season ended, ACL reconstruction was performed. We examined the following parameters: (1) time required for return to competition after injury, (2) conscious performance after return to competition, (3) whether the injured knee gave way during conservative therapy or after return to competition, and (4) cause of performance deterioration if applicable...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192621/orthopaedic-management-of-the-ehlers-danlos-syndromes
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William B Ericson, Roger Wolman
The role of orthopedic surgery in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is inherently controversial, opaque to most patients and many medical providers, and difficult to discern from available medical literature. Non-operative treatment is preferable, but for carefully selected patients, specific joint stabilization and nerve decompression procedures can provide symptomatic relief when conservative measures fail. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
February 13, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191807/neo-adjuvant-chemotherapy-in-locally-advanced-breast-cancer-a-retrospective-analysis-from-tertiary-care-centre
#18
Deepti Sharma, Garima Singh
INTRODUCTION: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in India. The incidence of LABC is 30%-40% in developing countries as compared to developed countries, lack of awareness and screening programmes in developing countries are supposed to be main contributor of this increase incidence. The use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in locally advanced breast cancer has shown benefits in down staging of tumors, and increases the rate of breast conserving surgeries. AIM: The aim was to compare response rate (clinical and pathological), the disease free survival, and overall survival in two chemotherapy regime...
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191383/minimally-invasive-direct-lateral-interbody-fusion-mis-dlif-proof-of-concept-and-perioperative-results
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Hamid Abbasi, Ali Abbasi
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive direct lateral interbody fusion (MIS-DLIF) is a novel approach for fusions of the lumbar spine. In this proof of concept study, we describe the surgical technique and report our experience and the perioperative outcomes of the first nine patients who underwent this procedure. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING: In this study we establish the safety and efficacy of this approach. MIS-DLIF was performed on 15 spinal levels in nine patients who failed to respond to conservative therapy for the treatment of a re-herniated disk, spondylolisthesis, or other severe disk disease of the lumbar spine...
January 14, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190714/carotid-endarterectomy-should-not-be-based-on-consensus-statement-duplex-velocity-criteria
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Jesse A Columbo, Bjoern D Suckow, Claire L Griffin, Jack L Cronenwett, Philip P Goodney, Timothy G Lukovits, Robert M Zwolak, Mark F Fillinger
OBJECTIVE: Randomized trials support carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in asymptomatic patients with ≥60% internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis. The widely referenced Society for Radiologists in Ultrasound Consensus Statement on carotid duplex ultrasound (CDUS) imaging indicates that an ICA peak systolic velocity (PSV) ≥230 cm/s corresponds to a ≥70% ICA stenosis, leading to the potential conclusion that asymptomatic patients with an ICA PSV ≥230 cm/s would benefit from CEA. Our goal was to determine the natural history stroke risk of asymptomatic patients who might have undergone CEA based on consensus statement PSV of ≥230 cm/s but instead were treated medically based on more conservative CDUS imaging criteria...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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