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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450766/septal-myectomy-for-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-important-surgical-knowledge-and-technical-tips-in-the-era-of-increasing-alcohol-septal-ablation
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REVIEW
Yuting P Chiang, Yuichi J Shimada, Jonathan Ginns, Shepard D Weiner, Hiroo Takayama
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most commonly inherited cardiac disease-recent studies suggest a prevalence as high as 1 in 200. For symptomatic patients with obstructive HCM who are refractory to medical therapy, septal reduction is indicated. Septal myectomy (SM) is considered the gold standard septal reduction technique. However, due to a shortage of surgeons who are experienced in this technique, alcohol septal ablation (ASA) has overtaken SM as the most commonly performed procedure for obstructive HCM...
February 15, 2018: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445640/medical-waste-management-in-community-health-centers
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Jafar Sadegh Tabrizi, Ramin Rezapour, Mohammad Saadati, Samira Seifi, Behnam Amini, Farahnaz Varmazyar
Background: Non-standard management of medical waste leads to irreparable side effects. This issue is of double importance in health care centers in a city which are the most extensive system for providing Primary Health Care (PHC) across Iran cities. This study investigated the medical waste management standards observation in Tabriz community health care centers, northwestern Iran. Methods: In this triangulated cross-sectional study (qualitative-quantitative), data collecting tool was a valid checklist of waste management process developed based on Iranian medical waste management standards...
February 2018: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440625/safety-and-feasibility-of-a-novel-active-fixation-temporary-pacing-lead
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Mark Webster, Sanjeevan Pasupati, Nigel Lever, Martin Stiles
OBJECTIVE: This first-in-human study evaluated the safety and technical feasibility of the Tempo temporary cardiac pacing lead (BioTrace Medical), which includes a novel fixation mechanism and soft tip. BACKGROUND: Complications of temporary pacing leads include dislodgment, arrhythmias, and ventricular perforation. Temporary pacing applications have increased with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) growth, for rapid pacing during balloon valvuloplasty (BAV) and valve deployment, and for periprocedural bradyarrhythmia support...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439532/a-quick-surgical-treatment-of-conjunctivochalasis-using-radiofrequencies
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Alexandra Trivli, Georgios Dalianis, Chryssa Terzidou
The purpose of our study is to present a quick surgical procedure for the treatment of Conjunctivochalasis (CCH) and to evaluate its effectiveness. Thirty consecutive patients, in whom CCH was diagnosed on clinical examination, were investigated for the presence of symptoms of dry eye. The 60 eyes were evaluated according to their symptomatology and the 40 symptomatic eyes were grouped in two stages using the LIPCOF (stage 1, one small fold; stage 2, more than two folds but not higher than the tear meniscus) classification and included in the study...
February 12, 2018: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435712/antimicrobial-therapy-in-palliative-care-an-overview
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REVIEW
Filipa Macedo, Catarina Nunes, Katia Ladeira, Filipa Pinho, Nadine Saraiva, Nuno Bonito, Luísa Pinto, Francisco Gonçalves
In the advanced stages of illness, patients often face challenging decisions regarding their treatment and overall medical care. Terminal ill patients are commonly affected by infections. However, in palliative care, the use of antimicrobials can be an ethical dilemma. Deciding whether to treat, withhold, or withdraw the antimicrobial treatment for an infection can be difficult. Antimicrobial administration can lead to adverse outcomes but the two main benefits, longer survival and symptom relief, are the main reasons why physicians prescribe antimicrobial when treating terminally ill patients...
February 12, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433903/how-to-win-space-in-medical-journals-bits-and-tips
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EDITORIAL
Pier Mannuccio Mannucci
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February 10, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430470/transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-for-refractory-variceal-bleeding-in-a-patient-with-a-left-ventricular-assist-device
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Anusha Shirwaikar Thomas, Jerry Estep, David W Victor
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is an attractive therapeutic option in cirrhotic patients with recurrent variceal bleeding refractory to medical and endoscopic therapy. There is little known about the use of TIPS in patients with left ventricular assist devices (LVAD). We describe a patient with a durable continuous-flow LVAD and concurrent decompensated cardiac cirrhosis who underwent successful TIPS placement for recurrent variceal bleeding. The patient has had no rebleeding or encephalopathy in >12 months since TIPS placement...
2018: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429224/-correlation-of-perceptive-temperature-threshold-of-oral-mucosa-and-sympathetic-skin-response
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Z G Wang, T Z Dong, J Li, G Chen
Objectives: To explore the critical values of temperature perception in various mucosa sites of oral cavity and to draw the perceptive temperature threshold maps in healthy volunteers. To observe the interrelationship between subjective cognitive perception and sympathetic skin response (SSR) under various levels of thermal stimuli. Methods: Forty-two healthy volunteers (recruited from the students of Tianjin Medical University, 16 females and 26 males) were enrolled in the present study. The whole oral mucosa of each subject was divided into multiple partitions according to the mucosa type as well as tooth position...
February 9, 2018: Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428979/relationship-between-copper-iud-complications-and-ultrasonographic-findings
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Seyma Fadiloglu, B Dilbaz, E Fadiloglu, S Dilbaz
OBJECTIVE: Intrauterine device (IUD) is a widely used long-acting contraceptive method; however, the side-effects related to IUD may lead to method discontinuation. The aim of this study is to evaluate the relation between the most common side-effects of IUD use; mainly dysmenorrhea, menorrhaghia, pelvic cramping and the relation of these complications with the position of the IUD device within the cavity and uterine dimensions evaluated by transvaginal ultrasonography. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Two hundred and eighty-four patients who had Cu-T380A IUD insertion at the Family Planning Clinic of a tertiary health center were evaluated at insertion and 6 and 12 weeks after the insertion...
February 10, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427147/anatomical-relation-between-the-accessory-process-and-pedicle-in-the-lumbar-vertebrae
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Ryutaro Shiboi, Shogo Hayashi, Shinichi Kawata, Zhong-Lian Li, Philipp Pieroh, Hisashi Koga, Yuichi Takano, Hirohiko Inanami, Masahiro Itoh
The pedicle screw is one of the most common medical devices used in spinal surgery. Although there are well-established insertion points based on anatomical landmarks, such as the mammillary process and the transverse process, morphological data on the relationship between the accessory process and the pedicle are still scarce. To clarify this relationship, we recruited 50 cases of hernia of lumbar intervertebral disc, diagnosed using three-dimensional computed tomography of the lumbar vertebrae. We identified the pedicle isthmus in a transverse plane parallel to the upper endplate and measured the angles and distances from the tip of the accessory process to the intersection points at the medial or lateral surface, or at the midpoint between the two intersection points...
February 9, 2018: Anatomical Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419551/what-to-do-about-the-transition-to-residency-exploring-problems-and-solutions-from-three-perspectives
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Bridget C O'Brien
Transitions are both a blessing and a curse for learning and professional development. While transitions can afford valuable opportunities for growth, they can also burden learners in ways that stymie performance and development. In this Commentary, the author focuses on the transition to residency-a transition that many believe has tipped too far toward burden. The Commentary explores three ways of problematizing the transition to residency: as a transaction problem, as a transfer problem, and as a trajectory problem...
February 6, 2018: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412200/temperature-tunable-wettability-on-a-bioinspired-structured-graphene-surface-for-fog-collection-and-unidirectional-transport
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Yun-Yun Song, Yan Liu, Hao-Bo Jiang, Shu-Yi Li, Cigdem Kaya, Thomas Stegmaier, Zhi-Wu Han, Lu-Quan Ren
We designed a type of smart bioinspired wettable surface with tip-shaped patterns by combining polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) and graphene (PDMS/G). The laser etched porous graphene surface can produce an obvious wettability change between 200 °C and 0 °C due to a change in aperture size and chemical components. We demonstrate that the cooperation of the geometrical structure and the controllable wettability play an important role in water gathering, and surfaces with tip-shaped wettability patterns can quickly drive tiny water droplets toward more wettable regions, so making a great contribution to the improvement of water collection efficiency...
February 7, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411668/twelve-tips-to-promote-a-feedback-culture-with-a-growth-mind-set-swinging-the-feedback-pendulum-from-recipes-to-relationships
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Subha Ramani, Karen D Könings, Shiphra Ginsburg, Cees P M van der Vleuten
Feedback in medical education has traditionally showcased techniques and skills of giving feedback, and models used in staff development have focused on feedback providers (teachers) not receivers (learners). More recent definitions have questioned this approach, arguing that the impact of feedback lies in learner acceptance and assimilation of feedback with improvement in practice and professional growth. Over the last decade, research findings have emphasized that feedback conversations are complex interpersonal interactions influenced by a multitude of sociocultural factors...
February 7, 2018: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406566/influence-of-mouthguard-and-their-palatal-design-on-the-stress-state-of-tooth-periodontal-ligament-bone-complex-under-static-loading
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Tomohiro Otani, Masakazu Kobayashi, Kazunori Nozaki, Tomoya Gonda, Yoshinobu Maeda, Masao Tanaka
BACKGROUND/AIM: The mouthguard (MG) is an effective device to reduce the risk of dental traumatic injuries but the mechanical effects of wearing a MG and its design are not fully understood. The aim of this study was to evaluate the mechanical influence of wearing a MG and its palatal design on the tooth-periodontal ligament-bone complex (TPBC) by computational analysis using the finite element method. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Three-dimensional subject-specific geometry of the TPBC was reconstructed from medical CT images...
February 6, 2018: Dental Traumatology: Official Publication of International Association for Dental Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406175/competency-based-assessment-tools-for-regional-anaesthesia-a-narrative-review
#15
REVIEW
A Chuan, A S Wan, C F Royse, K Forrest
Competency-based assessment tools are used in regional anaesthesia to measure the performance of study participants, trainees, and consultants. This narrative review was performed to appraise currently published assessment tools for regional anaesthesia. A literature search found 397 citations of which 28 peer-reviewed studies met the inclusion criteria of primary psychometric evaluation of assessment tools for regional anaesthesia. The included studies were diverse in the type of assessment and the skill set being assessed...
February 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400107/twelve-tips-for-expanding-undergraduate-clinical-teaching-capacity
#16
Richard B Hays, Robert K McKinley, Tarun K Sen Gupta
Undergraduate medical education has expanded substantially in recent years, through both establishing new programs and increasing student numbers in existing programs. This expansion has placed pressure on the capacity for training students in clinical placements, raising concerns about the risk of dilution of experience, and reducing work readiness. The concerns have been greatest in more traditional environments, where clinical placements in large academic medical centers are often the "gold standard". However, there are ways of exposing medical students to patient interactions and clinical supervisors in many other contexts...
February 5, 2018: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399382/epidemiological-review-of-francisella-tularensis-a-case-study-in-the-complications-of-dual-diagnoses
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Ralph Anthony Stidham, David B Freeman, Robert L von Tersch, Peter J Sullivan, Samantha D Tostenson
Introduction: Tularemia is a rare but potentially fatal disease that develops in numerous wild and domestic animals, including lagomorphs, rodents, cats, and humans.  Francisella tularensis bacterium, the causative agent of tularemia, was identified by veterinary personnel at Fort Riley, Kansas during a routine post-mortum evaluation of a domestic feline. However, before formal diagnosis was confirmed, the sample was sent and prepared for rabies testing at the Department of Defense (DoD) U...
January 18, 2018: PLoS Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390926/twelve-tips-for-crossborder-curriculum-partnerships-in-medical-education
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Dominique G J Waterval, Erik W Driessen, Albert J J A Scherpbier, Janneke M Frambach
Crossborder curriculum partnerships are a relatively new and fast-growing form of internationalization in which the curriculum that has been developed by one institution (the home institution) crosses borders and is implemented in another institution (the host institution). These partnerships aim to provide comparable learning experiences to the students in both institutions and are driven by a variety of motives, such as strengthening international networks, increasing financial gains, and stimulating research spinoffs...
February 1, 2018: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387559/inadvertent-placement-of-a-urinary-catheter-into-the-ureter-a-report-of-3-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Rui Luo, Song Liang Lee, Foo Cheong Ng, Li-Tsa Koh
We describe three cases of inadvertent placement of the urinary catheter into the ureter. An 85-year-old gentleman on long-term indwelling catheter (IDC) for neurogenic bladder presented with fever and right flank pain. CT of abdomen and pelvis demonstrated the tip of the IDC to be located within the right vesicoureteric junction with acute right hydronephrosis and acute pyelonephritis. A 74-year-old woman, on long-term IDC for neurogenic bladder was found to have hydronephrosis on ultrasound imaging. Contrast-enhanced CT intravenous pyelography done subsequently showed the IDC was in the right distal ureter...
October 2017: Asian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29378455/twelve-tips-for-medical-students-to-establish-a-collaborative-flashcard-project
#20
Michael Hart-Matyas, Alexandra Taylor, Han Joo Lee, Mark A Maclean, Amaris Hui, Anna Macleod
Medical students employ various study strategies to master large amounts of information during their medical education. Digital flashcards are an interactive, self-directed study stool that may improve knowledge retention by combining the principles of active recall and spaced-repetition. They may be studied during and beyond undergraduate medical education. However, making flashcards can be an onerous task. In this article, we describe twelve tips on how to establish and maintain a collaborative digital flashcard project based on the undergraduate medical curriculum...
January 29, 2018: Medical Teacher
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