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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340222/success-in-implementation-of-a-resident-in-service-examination-review-series
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Jessica A Forcucci, J Madison Hyer, Evelyn T Bruner, David N Lewin, Nicholas I Batalis
Objectives: Primary pathology board certification has been correlated with senior resident in-service examination (RISE) performance. We describe our success with an annual, month-long review series. Methods: Aggregate program RISE performance data were gathered for 3 years prior to and 3 years following initiation of the review series. In addition, mean United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 1 and 2 Clinical Knowledge scores for residents participating in each RISE examination were obtained to control for incoming knowledge and test-taking ability...
March 18, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339444/a-review-of-long-term-pain-relief-after-genicular-nerve-radiofrequency-ablation-in-chronic-knee-osteoarthritis
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Ferdinand Iannaccone, Samuel Dixon, Andrew Kaufman
BACKGROUND: Studies of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of genicular nerves have reportedly significantly decreased pain up to 3 months post ablation, but no longer term effects have been reported. We performed an analysis of long-term pain relief of 31 RFA procedures of the genicular nerves to analyze the degree of pain relief past 3 months, culminating at 6 months. STUDY DESIGN: Chart review and study design was approved by Newark Health Sciences Institutional Review Board (IRB)...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339441/the-role-of-the-ligamentum-flavum-area-as-a-morphological-parameter-of-lumbar-central-spinal-stenosis
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Young Uk Kim, Jun Young Park, Doo Hwan Kim, Myung-Hwan Karm, Jae-Young Lee, Jee In Yoo, Sung Won Chon, Jeong Hun Suh
BACKGROUND: Hypertrophy of the ligamentum flavum (LF) has been considered as a major cause of lumbar central spinal stenosis (LCSS). Previous studies have found that ligamentum flavum thickness (LFT) is correlated with aging, disc degeneration, and lumbar spinal stenosis. However, hypertrophy is different from thickness. Thus, to evaluate hypertrophy of the whole LF, we devised a new morphological parameter, called the ligamentum flavum area (LFA). OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that the LFA is a key morphologic parameter in the diagnosis of LCSS...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339432/bipolar-versus-unipolar-intraarticular-pulsed-radiofrequency-thermocoagulation-in-chronic-knee-pain-treatment-a-prospective-randomized-trial
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Ersel Gulec, Hayri Ozbek, Sinan Pektas, Geylan Isik
BACKGROUND: Chronic knee pain is a major widespread problem causing significant impairment of daily function. Pulsed radiofrequency has been shown to reduce severe chronic joint pain as a non-pharmacological and less invasive treatment method. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare the effectiveness of unipolar and bipolar intraarticular pulsed radiofrequency methods in chronic knee pain control. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, double-blind study...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337576/robotic-video-assisted-thoracoscopy-minimally-invasive-approach-for-management-of-mediastinal-tumors
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Pejman Radkani, Devendra Joshi, Tushar Barot, Roy Williams
In spite of difficult anatomic access for tumors of mediastinum, surgical resection remains the best diagnostic and therapeutic approach. Widespread acceptance of video-assisted thoracoscopy (VATS) is restricted by the limiting nature of instruments and suboptimal visualization. Robotic assisted minimally invasive surgery seems to hold most promise in remote, narrow anatomical regions. After obtaining approval from Institutional Review Board (IRB), a retrospective review of prospectively collected database on patients that underwent Robotic VATS between 2009 and 2013 was conducted...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337079/comparison-of-amikacin-pharmacokinetics-in-neonates-following-implementation-of-a-new-dosage-protocol
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Kaitlin M Hughes, Peter N Johnson, Michael P Anderson, Kris C Sekar, Robert C Welliver, Jamie L Miller
OBJECTIVES: The primary aim was to compare attainment of goal serum amikacin concentrations using two dosage regimens in patients admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit. Secondary objectives included comparison of percentages of supratherapeutic trough concentrations, and subtherapeutic and supratherapeutic peak concentrations. METHODS: This was an Institutional Review Board-approved, retrospective study of neonates receiving amikacin during January-December 2013 (group 1) and January-December 2014 (group 2)...
January 2017: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335478/lactational-stage-of-pasteurized-human-donor-milk-contributes-to-nutrient-limitations-for-infants
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Christina J Valentine, Georgia Morrow, Amanda Reisinger, Kelly A Dingess, Ardythe L Morrow, Lynette K Rogers
BACKGROUND: Mother's own milk is the first choice for feeding preterm infants, but when not available, pasteurized human donor milk (PDM) is often used. Infants fed PDM have difficulties maintaining appropriate growth velocities. To assess the most basic elements of nutrition, we tested the hypotheses that fatty acid and amino acid composition of PDM is highly variable and standard pooling practices attenuate variability; however, total nutrients may be limiting without supplementation due to late lactational stage of the milk...
March 18, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334490/mr-cholangiography-in-potential-liver-donors-quantitative-and-qualitative-improvement-with-administration-of-an-oral-effervescent-agent
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Heon-Ju Kwon, Kyoung Won Kim, Sang Hyun Choi, Jin-Hee Jung, So Yeon Kim, Se-Young Kim, Jeongjin Lee, Dong-Hwan Jung, Tae-Yong Ha, Gi-Won Song, Sung-Gyu Lee
PURPOSE: To determine whether an oral effervescent agent improves magnetic resonance cholangiography (MRC) images, both qualitatively and quantitatively, in potential live liver donors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by the Institutional Review Board, and informed consent was waived. Seventy potential liver donors underwent 2D MRC before and after administration of an oral effervescent agent. One radiologist measured relative contrast ratio (rC) and relative signal intensity (rS) for right and left intrahepatic ducts (RHD and LHD), and common hepatic duct (CHD)...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333607/understanding-faculty-and-trainee-needs-related-to-scholarly-activity-in-a-large-nonuniversity-graduate-medical-education-program
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Davida Becker, Hanna Garth, Rachel Hollander, Felice Klein, Marc Klau
CONTEXT: Graduate medical education (GME) programs must develop curriculum to ensure scholarly activity among trainees and faculty to meet accreditation requirements and to support evidence-based medicine. OBJECTIVE: Test whether research-related needs and interests varied across four groups: primary care trainees, specialty trainees, primary care faculty, and specialty faculty. DESIGN: We surveyed a random sample of trainees and faculty in Kaiser Permanente Southern California's GME programs...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333271/impact-of-thyroid-autoimmunity-in-euthyroid-women-on-live-birth-rate-after-iui
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D Unuane, B Velkeniers, B Bravenboer, P Drakopoulos, H Tournaye, J Parra, M De Brucker
STUDY QUESTION: Does thyroid autoimmunity (TAI) predict live birth rate in euthyroid women after one treatment cycle in IUI patients? SUMMARY ANSWER: TAI as such does not influence pregnancy outcome after IUI treatment. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The role of TAI on pregnancy outcome in the case of IVF/ICSI is largely debated in the literature. This is the first study to address this issue in the case of IUI. STUDY DESIGN, SIZE, DURATION: This was a retrospective cohort study...
February 23, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332991/accelerated-total-lymphoid-irradiation-containing-salvage-regimen-for-patients-with-refractory-and-relapsed-hodgkin-lymphoma-20%C3%A2-years-of-experience
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Andreas Rimner, Shona Lovie, Meier Hsu, Monica Chelius, Zhigang Zhang, Karen Chau, Alison J Moskowitz, Matthew Matasar, Craig H Moskowitz, Joachim Yahalom
PURPOSE: We report the long-term results of integrated accelerated involved field radiation therapy (IFRT) followed by total lymphoid irradiation (TLI) as part of the high-dose salvage regimen followed by autologous bone marrow transplantation or autologous stem cell transplantation in patients with relapsed or refractory Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). METHODS AND MATERIALS: From November 1985 to July 2008, 186 previously unirradiated patients with relapsed or refractory HL underwent salvage therapy on 4 consecutive institutional review board-approved protocols...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331446/lung-transplantation-and-the-routine-use-of-cardiopulmonary-bypass-and-median-sternotomy-experience-at-the-ochsner-multi-organ-transplant-institute
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Michael Bates, Matthew Factor, P Eugene Parrino, Aditya Bansal, Reinaldo Rampolla, Leonardo Seoane, Jose Mena, Matthew Gaudet, William Smith, P Michael McFadden
BACKGROUND: From 1990-2005 at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, LA, cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) was used only when necessary during lung transplantation surgeries. Ochsner's lung transplant program was closed for more than 4 years after Hurricane Katrina, and since the program's reestablishment in 2010, the majority of lung transplantation surgeries have been performed with the patient on CPB and with a median sternotomy incision. The purpose of this study was to compare the outcomes of the CPB and non-CPB groups...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331002/personalized-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-cancer-models-to-guide-precision-medicine
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Chantal Pauli, Benjamin D Hopkins, Davide Prandi, Reid Shaw, Tarcisio Fedrizzi, Andrea Sboner, Verena Sailer, Michael Augello, Loredana Puca, Rachele Rosati, Terra J McNary, Yelena Churakova, Cynthia Cheung, Joanna Triscott, David Pisapia, Rema Rao, Juan Miguel Mosquera, Brian Robinson, Bishoy M Faltas, Brooke E Emerling, Vijayakrishna K Gadi, Brady Bernard, Olivier Elemento, Himisha Beltran, Francesca Demichelis, Christopher J Kemp, Carla Grandori, Lewis C Cantley, Mark A Rubin
Precision medicine is an approach that takes into account the influence of individuals' genes, environment, and lifestyle exposures to tailor interventions. Here, we describe the development of a robust precision cancer care platform that integrates whole-exome sequencing with a living biobank that enables high-throughput drug screens on patient-derived tumor organoids. To date, 56 tumor-derived organoid cultures and 19 patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models have been established from the 769 patients enrolled in an Institutional Review Board-approved clinical trial...
March 22, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328641/a-formula-for-planning-and-predicting-postoperative-mammoplasty-results
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Mary G Smithson, Sherry S Collawn, Mina S Mousa, Carly M Bramel
PURPOSE: For women with macromastia, reduction mammoplasty is a safe and effective solution to increasing quality of life through alleviating pain and improving aesthetics. This study developed a way to combine a surgeon's view of breast measurement (volume) with a patient's view of breast measurement (distance between nipple and notch, inframammary fold, or midline) to provide patients with a better understanding of expected surgical outcomes after breast reduction with a medial superior pedicle...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328633/complications-and-recurrence-in-implant-sparing-oncologic-breast-surgery
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Joshua B Elston, Sangeetha Prabhakaran, Amina Lleshi, Brianna Castillo, Weihong Sun, Ambuj Kumar, Zhenjun Ma, Paul D Smith, Deniz Dayicioglu
BACKGROUND: Patients with a history of prior breast augmentation and newly diagnosed breast cancer represent a rapidly expanding and unique subset of patients. Prior studies have described changes in breast parenchyma and characteristic body habitus of previously augmented patients, as well as increased rates of capsular contracture associated with breast conservation therapy. In our current study, we aimed to study the risk factors contributing to morbidity and whether recurrence rates are higher in patients with prior breast augmentation undergoing lumpectomy or mastectomy for breast cancer and identify differences in complications between these 2 groups...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328632/use-of-processed-nerve-allografts-to-repair-nerve-injuries-greater-than-25-mm-in-the-hand
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Brian Rinker, Jozef Zoldos, Renata V Weber, Jason Ko, Wesley Thayer, Jeffrey Greenberg, Fraser J Leversedge, Bauback Safa, Gregory Buncke
Processed nerve allografts (PNAs) have been demonstrated to have improved clinical results compared with hollow conduits for reconstruction of digital nerve gaps less than 25 mm; however, the use of PNAs for longer gaps warrants further clinical investigation. Long nerve gaps have been traditionally hard to study because of low incidence. The advent of the RANGER registry, a large, institutional review board-approved, active database for PNA (Avance Nerve Graft; AxoGen, Inc, Alachua, FL) has allowed evaluation of lower incidence subsets...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328631/single-institution-review-of-patients-with-prior-breast-augmentation-undergoing-breast-conservation-therapy-for-breast-cancer
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Sangeetha Prabhakaran, Joshua B Elston, Amina Lleshi, Ambuj Kumar, Weihong Sun, Nazanin Khakpour, Deniz Dayicioglu
BACKGROUND: Increasing number of patients with preexisting breast implants desire breast conservation therapy for breast cancer. There is paucity of comparative data on tumor margins and re-excisions in these patients. High re-excision rates up to 25% have been reported in breast conservation therapy patients; efforts to obtain cosmesis and avoid implant rupture might increase this further. We analyzed tumor margins, re-excision rates, and recurrence in previously augmented versus non-augmented patients undergoing lumpectomy for breast cancer...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328563/patients-without-intraoperative-neuromonitoring-ionm-alerts-during-veptr-implantation-did-not-sustain-neurological-injury-during-subsequent-routine-expansions-a-retrospective-multicenter-cohort-study
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Jaren LaGreca, Tara Flynn, Patrick J Cahill, Amer Samdani, Michael G Vitale, Ron El-Hawary, John T Smith, Jonathan H Phillips, John M Flynn, Michael Glotzbecker, Sumeet Garg
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the rate of intraoperative neurological monitoring (IONM) alerts and neurological injury during vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR) treatment and evaluate the utility of IONM during VEPTR expansion procedures in patients who have not previously had neurological injury or IONM alerts. METHODS: After institutional review board approval, VEPTR procedures and IONM records were reviewed at 17 institutions for patients treated with VEPTR from 2005 to 2011...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328231/use-of-cell-phones-and-computers-for-health-promotion-and-tobacco-cessation-by-american-indian-college-students-in-montana
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Jo Ann W Dotson, Lonnie A Nelson, Sara L Young, Dedra Buchwald, John Roll
INTRODUCTION: Cell phones and personal computers have become popular mechanisms for delivering and monitoring health information and education, including the delivery of tobacco cessation education and support. Tobacco smoking is prevalent among American Indians (AIs) and Alaska Natives (ANs), with 26% AI/AN adult men smoking compared to 19% of Caucasian adult males and 22% of African American adult males. Smoking is even more prevalent in Northern Plains AI populations, with 42% of men <i>and</i> women reporting current smoking...
January 2017: Rural and Remote Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327002/use-of-imaging-to-predict-complete-response-of-colorectal-liver-metastases-after-chemotherapy-mr-imaging-versus-ct-imaging
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Min Jung Park, Nurhee Hong, Kyunghwa Han, Min Ju Kim, Yoon Jin Lee, Yang Shin Park, Sung Eun Rha, Sumi Park, Won Jae Lee, Seong Ho Park, Chang Hee Lee, Chung Mo Nam, Chansik An, Hye Jin Kim, Honsoul Kim, Mi-Suk Park
Purpose To compare the diagnostic performances of contrast agent-enhanced computed tomography (CT) and gadolinium ethoxybenzyl diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid-enhanced liver magnetic resonance (MR) imaging (referred to as EOB MR imaging) in the evaluation of disappearing colorectal liver metastases (CRLMs) after chemotherapy. Materials and Methods The eight institutional review boards approved this retrospective study and waived the requirement for informed consent. On the basis of retrospective searches in eight hospitals, 87 patients with 393 CRLMs, each patient with one or more CRLM that later disappeared on contrast-enhanced CT scans after chemotherapy, and subsequently underwent surgery for the CRLMs, were enrolled...
March 22, 2017: Radiology
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