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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728327/non-melanocytic-skin-cancers-of-the-head-and-neck-a-clinical-study-in-jeju-province
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Jae Kyoung Kang, Byung Min Yun, Jung-Kook Song, Myoung Soo Shin
BACKGROUND: Jeju Island is geographically and socioeconomically distinct from the mainland of South Korea. Thus, the presentation and management of non-melanocytic skin cancers (NMSC) of the head and neck may differ from those in other regions of the country. We compared the clinical characteristics and treatment modalities of NMSC on Jeju Island with the findings of similar regional studies. METHODS: Patient data, including age, sex, diagnosis, tumor site, treatment, and recurrence, were obtained from the medical and pathology records of patients diagnosed with NMSC between January 2010 and June 2015...
July 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728272/-the-level-of-asthma-control-in-china-from-a-national-asthma-control-survey
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J T Lin, W Q Wang, X Zhou, C Z Wang, M Huang, S X Cai, P Chen, Q C Lin, J Y Zhou, Y H Gu, Y D Yuan, D J Sun, X H Yang, L Yang, J M Huo, Z C Chen, P Jiang, J Zhang, X W Ye, H G Liu, H P Tang, R Y Liu, C T Liu, W Zhang, C P Hu, Y Q Chen, X J Liu, L M Dai, W Zhou, Y J Huang, J Y Xu
Objective: To assess the overall asthma control level in urban China. Methods: A multi-center, cross-sectional, questionnaire-based survey was carried out in 30 provinces in China (except Tibet). Asthmatic outpatients who met the inclusion criteria were recruited consecutively from 30 sub-centers from October 2015 to May 2016. Data of demographic characteristics, asthma control, asthma management, asthma exacerbations and self-management, and disease perception were collected by face-to-face interviews. Results: Totally 3 875 asthmatic outpatients were recruited...
July 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728262/-evaluation-of-efficacy-of-immunosuppressive-therapy-plus-recombinant-human-thrombopoietin-for-children-with-severe-aplastic-anemia
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K Zhou, C X Liu, Y Li, J P Li, H H Fan, L Zhang, L P Jing, G X Peng, L Ye, Y Li, L Song, X Zhao, W R Yang, Z J Wu, F Chen, F K Zhang
Objective: To evaluate the therapeutic efficacy and safety of immunosuppressive therapy (IST) combined with recombinant human thrombopoietin (rhTPO) for severe aplastic anemia (SAA) in pediatric patients. Method: A retrospective case-control study was conducted and the clinical data of 45 pediatric patients with de novo SAA admitted to the Anemia Diagnosis and Treatment Center of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Blood Disease Hospital during the period from December 2009 to December 2014 were analyzed...
July 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728169/correlations-between-macular-skin-and-serum-carotenoids
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Christopher D Conrady, James P Bell, Brian M Besch, Aruna Gorusupudi, Kelliann Farnsworth, Igor Ermakov, Mohsen Sharifzadeh, Maia Ermakova, Werner Gellermann, Paul S Bernstein
Purpose: Ocular and systemic measurement and imaging of the macular carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin have been employed extensively as potential biomarkers of AMD risk. In this study, we systematically compare dual wavelength retinal autofluorescence imaging (AFI) of macular pigment with skin resonance Raman spectroscopy (RRS) and serum carotenoid levels in a clinic-based population. Methods: Eighty-eight patients were recruited from retina and general ophthalmology practices from a tertiary referral center and excluded only if they did not have all three modalities tested, had a diagnosis of macular telangiectasia (MacTel) or Stargardt disease, or had poor AFI image quality...
July 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728149/higher-rates-of-operative-delivery-and-maternal-and-neonatal-complications-in-persistent-occiput-posterior-position-with-a-large-head-circumference-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Oren Yagel, Sarah M Cohen, Michal Lipschuetz, Tali Bdolah-Abram, Hagai Amsalem, Doron Kabiri, Simcha Yagel
INTRODUCTION: We investigated whether large head circumference (HC) combined with persistent occiput posterior (OP) position is associated with higher rates of operative delivery and obstetric and neonatal complications than OP deliveries without large HC or in occiput anterior (OA) position. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Term singleton deliveries in our centers from January 2010 to December 2014, delivered in cephalic OA (n = 41,038) or OP position (n = 1,740), were assessed...
July 21, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728038/predictors-of-smoking-cessation-group-treatment-engagement-among-veterans-with-serious-mental-illness
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Letitia E Travaglini, Lan Li, Clayton H Brown, Melanie E Bennett
High prevalence rates of tobacco use, particularly cigarettes, pose a serious health threat for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI), and research has demonstrated the effectiveness of pharmacotherapy and psychosocial interventions to reduce tobacco use in this group. However, few studies have considered predictors of tobacco cessation treatment engagement among individuals with SMI. The current study examined predictors of engagement in smoking cessation groups among veterans with SMI engaged in mental health services at three VA medical centers...
July 10, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727970/severe-fat-accumulation-in-multiple-organs-in-pediatric-autopsies-an-uncommon-but-significant-finding
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Jeannette C Bleeker, Gepke Visser, Frits A Wijburg, Sacha Ferdinandusse, Hans R Waterham, Peter G J Nikkels
Background The observation of fat accumulation in different organs at pediatric autopsy may help determine the cause of death. However, a comprehensive study on fat accumulation and related etiologies is still lacking. Aim To investigate the incidence of fat accumulation in different organs in pediatric autopsies and their relevance to the cause of death. Methods From February 2004 until March 2015, fat accumulation was assessed in 561 routinely performed pediatric autopsies in our center. Age at death ranged from 14 weeks of gestation for fetuses to 16 years...
July 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727888/association-of-mental-health-status-with-perception-of-nasal-function
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Erika Strazdins, Yu Feng Nie, Raziqah Ramli, Tom Palesy, Jenna M Christensen, George Nicholas Marcells, Richard John Harvey
Importance: Mental health issues are thought to be overrepresented among patients undergoing rhinoplasty and may be associated with patient presentation prior to surgery. Objective: To assess the association of poor mental health with perception of nasal function. Design, Setting, and Participants: A cross-sectional study of patients presenting for airway assessment was performed from December 1, 2011, to October 31, 2015, at 2 tertiary rhinoplasty centers in Sydney, Australia...
July 20, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727887/yag-laser-vitreolysis-vs-sham-yag-vitreolysis-for-symptomatic-vitreous-floaters-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Chirag P Shah, Jeffrey S Heier
Importance: Vitreous floaters are common and can worsen visual quality. YAG vitreolysis is an untested treatment for floaters. Objective: To evaluate YAG laser vitreolysis vs sham vitreolysis for symptomatic Weiss ring floaters from posterior vitreous detachment. Design, Setting, and Participants: This single-center, masked, sham-controlled randomized clinical trial was performed from March 25, 2015, to August 3, 2016, in 52 eyes of 52 patients (36 cases and 16 controls) treated at a private ophthalmology practice...
July 20, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727858/association-of-velopharyngeal-insufficiency-with-quality-of-life-and-patient-reported-outcomes-after-speech-surgery
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Aditi Bhuskute, Jonathan R Skirko, Christina Roth, Ahmed Bayoumi, Blythe Durbin-Johnson, Travis T Tollefson
Importance: Patients with cleft palate and other causes of velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI) suffer adverse effects on social interactions and communication. Measurement of these patient-reported outcomes is needed to help guide surgical and nonsurgical care. Objectives: To further validate the VPI Effects on Life Outcomes (VELO) instrument, measure the change in quality of life (QOL) after speech surgery, and test the association of change in speech with change in QOL...
July 20, 2017: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727832/neurosurgeon-academic-impact-is-associated-with-clinical-outcomes-after-clipping-of-ruptured-intracranial-aneurysms
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Naif M Alotaibi, George M Ibrahim, Justin Wang, Daipayan Guha, Muhammad Mamdani, Tom A Schweizer, R Loch Macdonald
BACKGROUND: Surgeon-dependent factors such as experience and volume are associated with patient outcomes. However, it is unknown whether a surgeon's research productivity could be related to outcomes. The main aim of this study is to investigate the association between the surgeon's academic productivity and clinical outcomes following neurosurgical clipping of ruptured aneurysms. METHODS: We performed a post-hoc analysis of 3567 patients who underwent clipping of ruptured intracranial aneurysms in the randomized trials of tirilazad mesylate from 1990 to 1997...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727718/quantity-of-disc-removal-and-radiological-outcomes-of-percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy
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Ji Han Heo, Chi Heon Kim, Chun Kee Chung, Yunhee Choi, Young-Geun Seo, Dong Hoi Kim, Sung Bae Park, Jung Hyeon Moon, Won Heo, Jong-Myung Jung
BACKGROUND: Herniated intervertebral disc disease (HIVD) is a common cause of lower back and leg pain. Percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy (PELD) is indicated when non-surgical treatments such as medication and interventions are intractable. Ruptured discs and loose fragments inside discs are removed during PELD. Nerve root decompression is usually assessed by visualizing the free movement of the traversing nerve root or epidural fat, the free passage of a probe into the epidural space, the depression of the annulus, and the removal of the expected ruptured discs and loose fragments based on preoperative magnetic resonance images (MRI)...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727714/3d-morphometric-analysis-of-normal-sacroiliac-joints-a-new-classification-of-surface-shape-variation-and-the-potential-implications-in-pain-syndromes
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Mary Kristen Jesse, Christopher Kleck, Adam Williams, Brian Petersen, Deborah Glueck, Kimberly Lind, Vikas Patel
BACKGROUND: Normal sacroiliac (SI) joints vary widely in shape, and it is unclear whether SI joint morphology plays a role in the development of pain. To answer this question, we used 3D-CT surface rendering to image healthy study participants and used the resulting images to develop a classification system for SI joint morphology. In a case-control study comparing health research participants to patients with SI pain, we assessed whether the classification of SI joint morphology was associated with pain...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727710/management-of-symptomatic-tarlov-cysts-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Wei Jiang, Zhenming Hu, Jie Hao
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic Tarlov cysts are a common cause of chronic pain. Many methods have been reported to treat this disease, with variable results. Most previous reports concerning the treatment methods of symptomatic Tarlov cysts were either sporadic case reports or series of limited cases. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to further optimize the management for patients with symptomatic Tarlov cysts (TCs) by analyzing the results of 82 patients who were treated with different strategies...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727709/transforaminal-percutaneous-endoscopic-discectomy-and-foraminoplasty-after-lumbar-spinal-fusion-surgery
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Jian-Jun Wu, Hui-Zhen Chen, Changkun Zheng
BACKGROUND: The most common causes of pain following lumbar spinal fusions are residual herniation, or foraminal fibrosis and foraminal stenosis that is ignored, untreated, or undertreated. The original surgeon may advise his patient that nothing more can be done in his opinion that the nerve was visually decompressed by the original surgery. Post-operative imaging or electrophysiological assessment may be inadequate to explain all the reasons for residual or recurrent symptoms. Treatment of failed lumbar spinal fusions by repeat traditional open revision surgery usually incorporates more extensive decompression causing increased instability and back pain...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727702/subcutaneous-injection-of-triamcinolone-and-lidocaine-to-prevent-postherpetic-neuralgia
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Jiaxiang Ni, Xiaoping Wang, Yuanzhang Tang, Liqiang Yang, Yuanjie Zeng, Yuna Guo
BACKGROUND: Herpes zoster (HZ) is associated with inflammation of the peripheral nerves, which is considered to be an important cause of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). Interventions aimed at reducing this inflammation could prevent PHN. One option is the epidural administration of corticosteroid and local anesthetic. However, several authors have reported a risk of arachnoiditis with epidural corticosteroids. Subcutaneous injection in an outpatient setting is a safer option. However, there is limited evidence of the effectiveness of this alternative for preventing PHN...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727629/an-automated-inpatient-split-dose-bowel-preparation-system-improves-colonoscopy-quality-and-reduces-repeat-procedures
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Rena Yadlapati, Elyse R Johnston, Adam B Gluskin, Dyanna L Gregory, Rachel Cyrus, Lindsay Werth, Jody D Ciolino, David P Grande, Rajesh N Keswani
BACKGROUND/GOALS: Inpatient colonoscopy preparations are often inadequate, compromising patient safety and procedure quality, while resulting in greater hospital costs. The aims of this study were to: (1) design and implement an electronic inpatient split-dose bowel preparation order set; (2) assess the intervention's impact upon preparation adequacy, repeated colonoscopies, hospital days, and costs. STUDY: We conducted a single center prospective pragmatic quasiexperimental study of hospitalized adults undergoing colonoscopy...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727618/clinical-study-of-bone-regeneration-by-conditioned-medium-from-mesenchymal-stem-cells-after-maxillary-sinus-floor-elevation
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Wataru Katagiri, Junna Watanabe, Naoto Toyama, Masashi Osugi, Kohei Sakaguchi, Hideharu Hibi
OBJECTIVE: This clinical study was undertaken to evaluate the safety of use of the secretome of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSC-CM) for maxillary sinus floor elevation (SFE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: MSC-CM was prepared from conditioned medium from human bone marrow-derived MSCs. Six partially edentulous patients were enrolled in the study. MSC-CM was mixed with porous beta-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) and implanted in 4 patients (experimental group), whereas only β-TCP was implanted in the other 2 patients (control group)...
July 18, 2017: Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727581/perioperative-gabapentin-does-not-reduce-postoperative-delirium-in-older-surgical-patients-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Jacqueline M Leung, Laura P Sands, Ningning Chen, Christopher Ames, Sigurd Berven, Kevin Bozic, Shane Burch, Dean Chou, Kenneth Covinsky, Vedat Deviren, Sakura Kinjo, Joel H Kramer, Michael Ries, Bobby Tay, Thomas Vail, Philip Weinstein, Stacey Chang, Gabriela Meckler, Stacey Newman, Tiffany Tsai, Vanessa Voss, Emily Youngblom
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pain and opioid use are associated with postoperative delirium. We designed a single-center, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-arm, double-blinded trial to determine whether perioperative administration of gabapentin reduced postoperative delirium after noncardiac surgery. METHODS: Patients were randomly assigned to receive placebo (N = 347) or gabapentin 900 mg (N = 350) administered preoperatively and for the first 3 postoperative days...
July 20, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727240/development-and-dissemination-of-the-el-centro-health-disparities-measures-library
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Victoria Behar Mitrani, Joanne E O'Day, Timothy B Norris, Oluwamuyiwa Winifred Adebayo
PURPOSE: This report describes the development and dissemination of a library of English measures, with Spanish translations, on constructs relevant to social determinants of health and behavioral health outcomes. The El Centro Measures Library is a product of the Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research: El Centro, a program funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The library is aimed at enhancing capacity for minority health and health disparities research, particularly for Hispanics living in the United States and abroad...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
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