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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663469/quantitative-ultrasound-analysis-of-proximal-and-distal-cervical-tissue-echogenicity-in-premature-cervical-remodeling
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Matthew J Blitz, Sleiman R Ghorayeb, Sarah L Pachtman, Megan Murphy, Zara Rahman, Lakha Prasannan, Cristina P Sison, Nidhi Vohra, Burton Rochelson
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether a novel, noninvasive quantitative ultrasound (US) technique can detect differences in proximal and distal cervical tissue echogenicity in women with and without a shortened cervical length (CL). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective case-control study of singleton pregnancies at 16 to 26 weeks' gestation in which a transvaginal US examination was performed to measure CL from 2013 to 2015. Initial CLs in cases and controls were less than 2...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663038/-relevance-of-spinal-navigation-in-reconstructive-surgery-of-the-cervical-spine
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REVIEW
R Kothe, M Richter
BACKGROUND: Spinal navigation has made significant advances in the last two decades. After initial experiences with pedicle screws in the thoracic and lumbar spine, technological improvements have resulted in their increased application in the cervical spine. Instrumentation techniques like cervical pedicle screws, lateral mass screws in C1 and transarticular screws C1/C2 have become standard due to the application of image guidance. TECHNIQUE: Different navigation techniques can be distinguished based on the type of imaging...
April 16, 2018: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649608/standalone-cranio-cervical-decompression-is-feasible-in-children-with-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-i-iva-and-vi
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Harald Krenzlin, Ta-Chih Tan, Christina Lampe, Christian Lampe, Markus Knuf, Peter Horn, Manfred Schwarz
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: In patients with Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS), glycosaminoglycans deposits in the dura mater and supporting ligaments cause spinal cord compression and consecutive myelopathy, predominantly of the cranio-cervical junction. Disease characteristics of cranio-cervical stenosis (CCS) in MPS patients differ profoundly from other hereditary and degenerative forms. Due to high peri-procedural morbidity and mortality, MPS patients pose a substantial challenge to the unexperienced medical care provider...
April 9, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627847/pregnancy-outcomes-and-superiorities-of-prophylactic-cervical-cerclage-and-therapeutic-cervical-cerclage-in-cervical-insufficiency-pregnant-women
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Yanyan Liu, Zikan Ke, Wanmin Liao, Hanping Chen, Shiqing Wei, Xiaoquan Lai, Xi Chen
PURPOSE: To compare the clinical effect of prophylactic cervical cerclage and therapeutic cervical cerclage on pregnancy outcome and operative factors in cervical insufficiency pregnant women. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted between June 2014 and September 2016 in a maternity ward, which included women who have had a single pregnancy and have been carried out a McDonald cerclage. All maternal medical records were reviewed. The efficacy of cerclage for preventing late foetal loss was assessed using multivariable logistic regression analysis...
April 7, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566658/punch-biopsies-shorten-time-to-clearance-of-high-risk-human-papillomavirus-infections-of-the-uterine-cervix
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K U Petry, J Horn, A Luyten, R T Mikolajczyk
BACKGROUND: The primary objective was to determine human papilloma virus (HPV) clearance rate after cervical biopsy among women with persistent high-risk HPV infection compared with spontaneous HPV clearance rate in the absence of biopsy. METHODS: We collected data from a dedicated screening program of women aged 30-70 years old. Inclusion criteria for the baseline non-interventional cohort were a positive HPV test (hybrid capture 2, HC2) and normal cytology. In the baseline cohort women were followed with approximately yearly HPV-tests and cytology until HPV regressed (one negative HPV test) or interventions in the form of diagnostic biopsies or therapy...
March 23, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566564/association-between-preterm-labour-and-pelvic-floor-muscle-function
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Turhan Aran, Ipek Pekgöz, Hasan Bozkaya, Mehmet A Osmanagaoglu
We hypothesised that the pressure on the cervix increases with advancing gestation and it may lead to a cervical shortening and cause preterm labour in women with weak pelvic floor muscles. The aim of this prospective study was to measure vaginal resting pressure and pelvic floor muscle strength in the first trimester of pregnancy and to investigate their effects on labour. A study was conducted on the pregnant women with a low risk for preterm birth. The pelvic floor muscle strength and vaginal resting pressure were assessed in 320 pregnant women at their first trimester with a vaginal pressure measurement device...
March 23, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545854/application-effect-of-single-balloon-catheters-in-labor-induction-of-pregnant-women-in-late-term-pregnancy-and-their-influences-on-stress-and-inflammatory-responses
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Yun Chai, Miaomiao Qu, Meng Jin
This study was designed to evaluate the application effect of single balloon catheters and dinoprostone on promoting cervical ripening of pregnant women in late-term pregnancy and their influences on stress and inflammatory responses. A total of 160 pregnant women with indications of labor induction were included and randomly divided into the control (n=80) and observation (n=80) groups. Patients in the control group received labor induction by administration of dinoprostone at the vaginal vault, while those in the observation group received labor induction by domestic single balloon catheters...
April 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541272/is-head-and-neck-resection-of-the-femur-girdlestone-s-procedure-still-relevant-indications-and-results-about-24-cases
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Mamoudou Sawadogo, Hamado Kafando, Salam Ouedraogo, Alexandre Stanislas Korsaga, Souleymane Ouedraogo, Sayouba Tinto, Anatole Jean Innocent Ouedraogo, Mohamed Tall, Songahir Christophe DA
Introduction: Head and neck resection of the femur was described by Girdlestone in 1928 in the treatment of coxalgia. Very invasive at the beginning, this intervention is much less so today, but the term of "Girdlestone's operation" or "Girdlestone's procedure" has remained in use. The reported results are controversial. In resource-limited countries, Girdlestone's procedure is often indicated for lack of a better one. In this context, we report the results of a series of 24 patients operated in a regional hospital (Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso) with the aim of showing that this technique remains valid and can be benefit...
2018: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29516039/non-structural-misalignments-of-body-posture-in-the-sagittal-plane
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REVIEW
Dariusz Czaprowski, Łukasz Stoliński, Marcin Tyrakowski, Mateusz Kozinoga, Tomasz Kotwicki
Background: The physiological sagittal spinal curvature represents a typical feature of good body posture in the sagittal plane. The cervical and the lumbar spine are curved anteriorly (lordosis), while the thoracic segment is curved posteriorly (kyphosis). The pelvis is inclined anteriorly, and the lower limbs' joints remain in a neutral position. However, there are many deviations from the optimal body alignment.The aim of this paper is to present the most common types of non-structural misalignments of the body posture in the sagittal plane...
2018: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29510425/impact-of-peanut-ball-device-on-the-duration-of-active-labor-a-randomized-control-trial
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Rebecca J Mercier, Mei Kwan
OBJECTIVE:  To evaluate whether the use of a peanut ball device shortens the duration of active labor in nulliparas. STUDY DESIGN:  Single-site, nonblinded randomized trial in nulliparous women admitted for labor or labor induction. English-speaking women > 18 years of age with singleton pregnancies were enrolled. Participants were randomized to the use of peanut ball or usual care upon reaching the active phase of labor (≥ 6 cm cervical dilation) with an epidural...
March 6, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509535/comparative-study-of-early-postoperative-complications-thoracic-anastomosis-vs-cervical-anastomosis-in-esophageal-replacement-with-gastric-graft
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Ciprian Bolca, Mihai Dumitrescu, Georgiana Fotache, Radu Stoica, Genoveva Cadar, Ioan Cordoş
Gastric pull-up is the most commonly used procedure for esophageal replacement in both malignant and benign conditions. In our article we compare the differences in mortality and morbidity between thoracic anastomosis and cervical anastomosis during gastric pull-up. The study group comprised of 126 patients - 58 patients (56%) with cervical anastomosis and 68 patients (64%) with thoracic anastomosis. The overall mortality in the study group was 5.55% (7 patients), while the overall morbidity was higher at 28%...
January 2018: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29478117/modified-posterior-percutaneous-endoscopic-cervical-discectomy-for-lateral-cervical-disc-herniation-the-vertical-anchoring-technique
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Conggang Liao, Qiang Ren, Lei Chu, Lei Shi, Qingshuai Yu, Zhenjian Yan, Kexiao Yu, Chao Liu, Wenkai Wu, Yang Xiong, Zhongliang Deng, Liang Chen
PURPOSE: During the long-term practice of percutaneous endoscopic cervical discectomy (PECD) at our institution, we have modified the protocol to include the vertical anchoring technique (VAT), which we will describe in detail in this article. The objective of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes associated with the conventional posterior PECD technique with that associated with the modified technique to determine the safety and efficacy of the latter technique. METHODS: From December 2014 to January 2016, a total of 44 patients with single cervical disc herniation were randomly divided into two groups...
February 24, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460368/immediate-short-and-long-term-changes-in-tracheal-stent-diameter-length-and-positioning-after-placement-in-dogs-with-tracheal-collapse-syndrome
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Matthew Raske, Chick Weisse, Allyson C Berent, Renee McDougall, Kenneth Lamb
BACKGROUND: Intraluminal tracheal stenting is a minimally invasive procedure shown to have variable degrees of success in managing clinical signs associated with tracheal collapse syndrome (CTCS) in dogs. OBJECTIVES: Identify immediate post-stent changes in tracheal diameter, determine the extent of stent migration, and stent shortening after stent placement in the immediate-, short-, and long-term periods, and evaluate inter-observer reliability of radiographic measurements...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446813/ultrasound-monitoring-of-cervical-length-in-twin-pregnancies
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Kaouther Dimassi, Ines Bouriel, Amel Triki, Ali Mrabet, Mohamed Faouzi Gara
BACKGROUND: Preterm delivery is the major cause of adverse outcomes in twin pregnancy.  A shortened cervix at 20-24 weeks of amenorrhea is a good predictor of preterm birth in asymptomatic patients. However, there are no recommendations for serial cervical length measurements for these high risk pregnancies. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the benefits from monthly cervical length monitoring in asymptomatic twin pregnancies. METHODS: This was a prospective study...
March 2017: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29395628/external-beam-radiation-therapy-and-brachytherapy-for-cervical-cancer-the-experience-of-the-national-centre-for-radiotherapy-in-accra-ghana
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Horia Vulpe, Francis Adumata Asamoah, Manjula Maganti, Verna Vanderpuye, Anthony Fyles, Joel Yarney
PURPOSE: Most women with cervical cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa present with locally advanced disease. These women require external beam radiation therapy and brachytherapy for curative treatment, but data on their outcomes remain sparse. We report data on treatment characteristics, follow-up, toxicity, and cancer outcomes in a large population of patients from the National Centre for Radiotherapy in Accra, Ghana. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The charts of patients treated from 2006 to 2011 were reviewed...
December 21, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29378450/simple-aspiration-with-balloon-catheter-technique-simple-abc-technique-against-proximal-internal-carotid-artery-occlusion-in-cases-of-cardiogenic-cerebral-embolism
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Akitake Okamura, Kazuhiko Kuroki, Katsuhiro Shinagawa, Naoto Yamada
Background In cases of acute ischemic stroke, manual aspiration of the thrombus is commonly performed with a balloon guiding catheter placed in the cervical segment of the internal carotid artery (ICA). However, most manual aspirations using a balloon guiding catheter are combined with inner catheters, as in the direct aspiration first pass technique (ADAPT). We experienced some cases of acute ischemic stroke with proximal ICA occlusion due to cardiogenic thrombus where we obtained sufficient recanalization by simple manual aspiration from inflated Optimo 9F balloon catheters (Tokai Medical Products, Japan) placed in the origin of the cervical segment of the ICA without any inner catheter or stent retriever...
January 1, 2018: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29372290/patient-positioning-in-head-and-neck-cancer-setup-variations-and-safety-margins-in-helical-tomotherapy
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Christina Leitzen, Timo Wilhelm-Buchstab, Thomas Müdder, Martina Heimann, David Koch, Christopher Schmeel, Birgit Simon, Sabina Stumpf, Susanne Vornholt, Stephan Garbe, Fred Röhner, Felix Schoroth, Hans Heinz Schild, Heinrich Schüller
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the interfractional variations of patient positioning during intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) with helical tomotherapy in head and neck cancer and to calculate the required safety margins (sm) for bony landmarks resulting from the necessary table adjustments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In all, 15 patients with head and neck cancer were irradiated using the Hi-Art II tomotherapy system between April and September 2016. Before therapy sessions, patient position was frequently checked by megavolt computed tomography (MV-CT)...
January 25, 2018: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29366966/laparoscopic-assisted-uterus-retrieval-from-live-organ-donors-for-uterine-transplant-our-experience-of-two-patients
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Shailesh Puntambekar, Milind Telang, Pankaj Kulkarni, Seema Puntambekar, Sanjeev Jadhav, Mangesh Panse, Ravindra Sathe, Nikhil Agarkhedkar, Neeta Warty, Sandesh Kade, Manoj Manchekar, Hirav Parekh, Kajal Parikh, Riddhi Desai, Mehul Mehta, Mihir Chitale, Bhushan Kinholkar, Joy Shankar Jana, Avinash Pare, Abhay Sadre, Swapnil Karnik, Abhay Mane, Giriraj Gandhi, Shailendra Kanade, Uday Phadke
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To report the first ever laparoscopic-assisted live donor uterus retrieval in 2 patients for uterus transplant. DESIGN: Case study (Canadian Task Force classification III). SETTING: Galaxy CARE Laparoscopy Institute, Pune, India. PATIENTS: Two patients with absolute uterine factor infertility with their mothers as donors. INTERVENTIONS: In vitro fertilization and uterine transplant...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357492/involvement-of-hypoglossal-and-recurrent-laryngeal-nerves-on-swallowing-pressure
#19
Takanori Tsujimura, Taku Suzuki, Midori Yoshihara, Shogo Sakai, Naomi Koshi, Hirokazu Ashiga, Naru Shiraishi, Kojun Tsuji, Jin Magara, Makoto Inoue
Swallowing pressure generation is important to ensure safe transport of an ingested bolus without aspiration or leaving residue in the pharynx. To clarify the mechanism, we measured swallowing pressure at the oropharynx (OP), upper esophageal sphincter (UES), and cervical esophagus (CE) using a specially designed manometric catheter in anesthetized rats. A swallow-evoked by punctate mechanical stimulation to the larynx-was identified by recording activation of the suprahyoid and thyrohyoid muscles using electromyography (EMG)...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352346/the-evolution-of-breast-reduction-publications-a-bibliometric-analysis
#20
Ümran Muslu
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to make a bibliometric analysis of the studies on breast reduction (BR) between the years 1980 and 2016 and identify important studies through trend topics as well as active authors, countries, universities, scientific journals, and citation and co-citation analyses about BR. BACKGROUND: Although BR looks like one of the cosmetic surgeries performed in order to restore the woman's appearance, in fact it is a reconstructive surgery that eliminates back pain, stance disorder, headache, shoulder pain, back and cervical disk hernia, difficulty in breathing, hollowness caused by bra straps, hygiene problems under breasts (e...
January 19, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
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