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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543657/ethical-principles-process-and-the-work-of-bioethics-commissions
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Daniel P Sulmasy
Shortly after the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues was constituted in 2010 and days before the commission members were to join a conference call to discuss possible topics for their deliberation, Craig Venter held a press conference announcing that his lab had created a synthetic chromosome for a species of mycoplasma and had inserted this genetic material into organisms of another species of mycoplasma (the genes of which had been deactivated), transforming the host species into the donor species...
May 2017: Hastings Center Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538646/defining-the-ge-junction-in-trauma-epidemiology-and-management-of-a-challenging-injury
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Morgan Schellenberg, Kenji Inaba, James M Bardes, Daniel OʼBrien, Lydia Lam, Elizabeth Benjamin, Daniel Grabo, Demetrios Demetriades
INTRODUCTION: Injuries to the gastroesophageal (GE) junction are infrequently encountered because of the high mortality of associated injuries. Consequently, there is a paucity of literature on the patient demographics and treatment options. The aim of this study was to examine the epidemiology, surgical management, and outcomes of these rare injuries. METHODS: Patients presenting to LAC+USC Medical Center (01/2008-08/2016) with traumatic esophageal or gastric injury (ICD-9 and -10 codes) were extracted from the trauma registry...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538385/surgical-outcomes-of-different-approaches-to-esophageal-replacement-in-long-gap-esophageal-atresia-a-systematic-review
#3
Jia Liu, Yifan Yang, Chao Zheng, Rui Dong, Shan Zheng
BACKGROUND: Esophageal replacement (ER) surgery has been widely used in long-gap esophageal atresia (LGEA) over the past few decades. The most commonly used surgical approaches in many pediatric surgical centers include colon interposition (CI), gastric pull-up (GPU), jejunal interposition (JI), and gastric tube reconstruction (GTR). However, there is no systematic evidence on which is the optimal conduit for the native esophagus. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the short- and long-term outcomes among these 4 replacement approaches in LGEA cases based on current evidence...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537329/efficacy-of-a-disease-specific-nutritional-support-for-pressure-ulcer-healing-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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E Cereda, J C L Neyens, R Caccialanza, M Rondanelli, J M G A Schols
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this systematic review was to summarize the evidence on the efficacy of high-calorie, high-protein nutritional formula enriched with arginine, zinc, and antioxidants (disease-specific support) in patients with pressure ulcers (PUs). METHODS: Randomized controlled trials in English published from January 1997 until October 2015 were searched for in electronic databases (EMBASE, Medline, PubMed, and CINAHL). Studies comparing a disease-specific nutritional support (oral supplements or tube feeding) to a control nutritional intervention enabling the satisfaction of energy requirements regardless of the use of high-calorie formula or placebo or no support for at least 4 weeks were considered eligible...
2017: Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535154/randomised-controlled-trial-of-early-prophylactic-feeding-vs-standard-care-in-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer
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Teresa E Brown, Merrilyn D Banks, Brett G M Hughes, Charles Y Lin, Lizbeth M Kenny, Judith D Bauer
BACKGROUND: Weight loss remains significant in patients with head and neck cancer, despite prophylactic gastrostomy and intensive dietary counseling. The aim of this study was to improve outcomes utilising an early nutrition intervention. METHODS: Patients with head and neck cancer at a tertiary hospital in Australia referred for prophylactic gastrostomy prior to curative intent treatment were eligible for this single centre randomised controlled trial. Exclusions included severe malnutrition or dysphagia...
May 23, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531451/new-laparoscopic-assisted-percutaneous-gastrostomy-description-and-comparison-with-others-gastrostomy-types
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Pilar Serrano Aguayo, Noelia Gros Herguido, Juana Parejo Campos, Antonio Barranco Moreno, María Del Castillo Tous Romero, José Luis Pereira Cunill, Isaías Alarcón Del Agua, María Socas Macias, Pedro Pablo García Luna, Salvador Morales Conde
INTRODUCTION: Gastrostomy feeding tube insertion has become a common procedure as it enables patients who require long term enteral feeding. Conventional surgical gastrostomies were the only way of gaining enteral access in patients in which it is not possible to pass an endoscope or a nasogastric tube required for endoscopic or radiological gastrostomies, and in patients in which certain anatomical abnormalities contraindicate performing these techniques. As conventional surgical gastrostomies are associated with high morbidity, especially gastric leakage around the tube, percutaneous laparoscopic assisted gastrostomy (PLAG) may be a better way to gain enteral access...
December 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531392/a-randomised-controlled-feasibility-and-proof-of-concept-trial-in-delayed%C3%A2-gastric-emptying-when-metoclopramide-fails-we-should-revisit%C3%A2-nasointestinal-feeding-versus-dual-prokinetic-treatment-achieving-goal-nutrition-in-critical-illness-and-delayed-gastric
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Stephen J Taylor, Kaylee Allan, Helen McWilliam, Alex Manara, Jules Brown, Rosemary Greenwood, Deirdre Toher
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Delayed gastric emptying (DGE) commonly limits the use of enteral nutrition (EN) and may increase ventilator-associated pneumonia. Nasointestinal feeding has not been tested against dual prokinetic treatment (Metoclopramide and Erythromycin) in DGE refractory to metoclopramide. This trial tests the feasibility of recruiting this 'treatment-failed' population and the proof of concept that nasointestinal (NI) feeding can increase the amount of feed tolerated (% goal) when compared to nasogastric (NG) feeding plus metoclopramide and erythromycin treatment...
August 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529753/assessment-of-xerostomia-and-its-impact-on-quality-of-life-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-undergoing-radiation-therapy
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Pinelopi-Theopisti Memtsa, Maria Tolia, Ioannis Tzitzikas, John Bizakis, Kyriaki Pistevou-Gombaki, Martha Charalambidou, Chrysoula Iliopoulou, George Kyrgias
Xerostomia in head and neck (H&N) cancer patients significantly affects their quality of life (QoL). The aim of the present study was to investigate the associations among QoL, xerostomia and quantity of saliva in a sample of H&N cancer patients who had received conventional radiotherapy (RT). A total of 60 H&N adult patients were enrolled in this prospective study. The patients completed the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-Core 30 (QLQ-C30), the Quality of Life Questionnaire Head and Neck Module (QLQ-H&N35) and the Greek version of the XQ questionnaire at 4 timepoints: At the beginning of RT, at the end of RT, 6 months after RT completion and 1 year after RT completion...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528955/potential-therapeutic-activity-of-phlogacanthus-thyrsiformis-hardow-mabb-flower-extract-and-its-biofabricated-silver-nanoparticles-against-chemically-induced-urolithiasis-in-male-wistar-rats
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Poppy Das, Kiran Kumar, Arunai Nambiraj, Reshma Rajan, Rajendra Awasthi, Kamal Dua, Himaja M
Urolithiasis is a painful disorder in which stones are formed in the kidney, bladder or urethra. There are no proper therapeutic treatments available for kidney stones and people suffering from larger stones have to undergo surgery which has many side effects. A natural remedy with therapeutic effects that can dissipate and remove even the larger stones would eliminate the need of a surgery and the risks associated with it. The flowers of Phlogacanthus thyrsiformis used in culinary recipes in the north eastern India are also widely used as a folklore medicine for the treatment of kidney stones and liver disorders...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524930/nutrition-support-in-hospitalised-adults-at-nutritional-risk
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REVIEW
Joshua Feinberg, Emil Eik Nielsen, Steven Kwasi Korang, Kirstine Halberg Engell, Marie Skøtt Nielsen, Kang Zhang, Maria Didriksen, Lisbeth Lund, Niklas Lindahl, Sara Hallum, Ning Liang, Wenjing Xiong, Xuemei Yang, Pernille Brunsgaard, Alexandre Garioud, Sanam Safi, Jane Lindschou, Jens Kondrup, Christian Gluud, Janus C Jakobsen
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of disease-related malnutrition in Western European hospitals is estimated to be about 30%. There is no consensus whether poor nutritional status causes poorer clinical outcome or if it is merely associated with it. The intention with all forms of nutrition support is to increase uptake of essential nutrients and improve clinical outcome. Previous reviews have shown conflicting results with regard to the effects of nutrition support. OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and harms of nutrition support versus no intervention, treatment as usual, or placebo in hospitalised adults at nutritional risk...
May 19, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521043/nutritional-evaluation-of-conventional-and-increased-protein-reduced-fiber-canola-meal-fed-to-broiler-chickens
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M Gorski, C Foran, P Utterback, C M Parsons
Experiments were conducted to evaluate conventional canola meal (Conv CM) and a new increased-protein reduced-fiber CM (Test CM). The Test CM contained higher levels of all digestible amino acids than the Conv CM as determined in 2 precision-fed rooster assays wherein Single Comb White Leghorn roosters were fasted for 24 h and then tube-fed 30 g of Conv CM or Test CM. Excreta were then quantitatively collected for 48 hours. All diets in 2 broiler experiments then were formulated to be equal in AMEn and digestible amino acids based on values from precision-fed rooster assays...
May 17, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511350/on-the-applicability-of-a-hybrid-bioreactor-operated-with-polymeric-tubing-for-the-biological-treatment-of-saline-wastewater
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M Concetta Tomei, Domenica Mosca Angelucci, Valentina Stazi, Andrew J Daugulis
Effective biological treatment of high salt content wastewater requires consideration of both salt and organic toxicity. This study treated a synthetic saline wastewater containing NaCl (100gL(-1)) and 2,4-dimethylphenol (1.2gL(-1)) with a hybrid system consisting of a biological reactor containing spiral-coiled polymeric tubing through which the mixed feed was pumped. The tubing wall was permeable to the organic contaminant, but not to the salt, which allowed transfer of the organic into the cell-containing bioreactor contents for degradation, while not exposing the cells to high salt concentrations...
May 12, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509623/gastrostomy-in-patients-with-prion-disease
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Yasushi Iwasaki, Keiko Mori, Masumi Ito, Yoshinari Kawai, Ken-Ichiro Hoshino, Yuko Kawabata, Maya Mimuro, Mari Yoshida
Patients with prion diseases can live for long periods of time in a state of akinetic mutism given appropriate management of their symptoms. To study symptom support in these cases, we performed gastrostomies on three patients with V180I genetic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) who had become akinetic and mute, and compared them to 14 other similar patients being fed by tube. In the three gastrostomy cases, there were no direct complications due to the gastrostomy or tube feeding, nor were there episodes of discontinuation of tube feeding or initiation of continuous drip infusion due to severe complications...
May 16, 2017: Prion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499713/long-term-outcomes-of-oesophageal-atresia-without-or-with-proximal-tracheooesophageal-fistula-gross-types-a-and-b
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A I Koivusalo, S J Sistonen, H G Lindahl, R J Rintala, M P Pakarinen
PURPOSE: Because of an extended gap between esophageal pouches a variety of methods are employed to treat oesophageal atresia (OA) without (type A) or with (type B) proximal tracheooesophageal fistula. This retrospective observational study describes their single centre long-term outcomes from 1947 to 2014. METHODS: Of 693 patients treated for OA 68 (9.7%) had type A (n=58, 8.3%) or B (n=10, 1.4%). Hospital records were reviewed. Main outcome measures were survival and oral intake...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499036/potential-of-a-northern-population-of-aedes-vexans-diptera-culicidae-to-transmit-zika-virus
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Kyle L O'Donnell, Mckenzie A Bixby, Kelsey J Morin, David S Bradley, Jefferson A Vaughan
Zika virus is an emerging arbovirus of humans in the western hemisphere. With its potential spread into new geographical areas, it is important to define the vector competence of native mosquito species. We tested the vector competency of Aedes vexans (Meigen) from the Lake Agassiz Plain of northwestern Minnesota and northeastern North Dakota. Aedes aegypti (L.) was used as a positive control for comparison. Mosquitoes were fed blood containing Zika virus and 2 wk later were tested for viral infection and dissemination...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498237/enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-for-advanced-ovarian-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-interventions-trialed
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Kristina Lindemann, Peey-Sei Kok, Martin Stockler, Ken Jaaback, Alison Brand
OBJECTIVES: We sought to summarize the evidence for interventions aiming at enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) in ovarian cancer through a systematic review. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, and The Cochrane Library for studies testing ERAS interventions in patients undergoing surgery for ovarian cancer. Study selection and data extraction were done independently by 2 reviewers with disagreements resolved by discussion with a senior, third reviewer. RESULTS: We identified 25 studies including 1648 participants with ovarian cancer...
May 12, 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498058/endoscopic-endonasal-resection-of-the-odontoid-process-clinical-outcomes-in-34-adults
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Nathan T Zwagerman, Matthew J Tormenti, Zachary J Tempel, Eric W Wang, Carl H Snyderman, Juan C Fernandez-Miranda, Paul A Gardner
OBJECTIVE Treatment of odontoid disease from a ventral corridor has consisted of a transoral approach. More recently, the endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) has been used to access odontoid pathology. METHODS A retrospective review was conducted of patients who underwent an EEA for odontoid pathology from 2004 to 2013. During our analysis, the mean follow-up duration was 42.6 months (range 1-80 months). Patient outcomes, complications, and postoperative swallowing function were assessed either by clinic visit or phone contact...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497666/serious-dysphagia-following-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-long-term-incidence-in-a-national-cohort
#18
Wu-Fu Chung, Shih-Wei Liu, Liang-Chung Huang, Hsuan-Kan Chang, Jau-Ching Wu, Li-Fu Chen, Yu-Chun Chen, Wen-Cheng Huang, Henrich Cheng, Su-Shun Lo
BACKGROUND: Although dysphagia is often self-limiting after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), its incidence, risks, and long-term outcomes remain unclear. The present study aimed to analyze dysphagia up to 5 years post-ACDF using a nation-scaled cohort. METHODS: Incidences of permanent dysphagia requiring nasogastric-tube feeding after ACDF were analyzed using three million-sample cohorts derived from the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496536/percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-in-a-patient-with-continuous-intrathecal-baclofen-infusion-therapy
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Ezekiel Wong Toh Yoon, Masuki Kobayashi
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is the method of choice in patients requiring long-term enteral tube feeding. In patients with intrathecal baclofen infusion therapy (IBT) pump implantation, infection via the skin and soft tissue may be an issue of concern. The introducer technique for gastrostomy tube insertion may be useful in reducing the risk of peristomal infection. Although the presence of a PEG tube has been reported as a risk factor for implantation site infection (for newly inserted IBT pumps), whether existing IBT pumps are at risk for infection during or after the placement of a PEG tube is not clear...
April 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489671/closer-look-at-the-nutritional-outcomes-of-patients-after-primary-repair-of-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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Lan T Vu, Carrie McFarland, Barbara Bratton, Hanmin Lee
OBJECTIVES: We hypothesize that the patients after primary repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) can have poor nutritional outcomes and plan to identify risk factors to further stratify these patients. METHODS: Retrospective cohort of patients who had primary repair of CDH between 2000 and 2014 and had follow-up at our institution. Z-scores (weight for age and weight for length) were calculated using the WHO and CDC growth standards. RESULTS: For the 67 patients in the cohort, the median age at the time of repair was 3 days (IQR 2-5) and at the time of discharge was 20...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
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