Outcomes of Ventral Hernia Repair With Concomitant Panniculectomy

Conclusions The risk factors associated with developing complications are higher BMI, longer operating time, larger mesh size, larger hernia size, component separation, use of biologic mesh, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and intestinal violation. The use of negative-pressure wound therapy decreased complication rates, and patients with a previous hernia repair seemed to benefit the most from having a combined VHR/PAN. However, when compared with previous reports of VHR alone, VHR/PAN does seem to increase wound complications and reoperation rates.
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

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Purpose: Among eyes with proliferative diabetic retinopathy, identify whether baseline characteristics impact the benefit of ranibizumab over panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) in DRCR.net Protocol S. Methods: Participants had proliferative diabetic retinopathy, visual acuity of 20/320 or better, and no previous PRP. Eyes were randomized to PRP or intravitreous 0.5-mg ranibizumab. Results: Ranibizumab was superior to PRP for change in visual acuity and development of vision-impairing central-involved diabetic macular edema over 2 years (P
Source: RETINA - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
Conclusion: Multispectral imaging displayed an excellent agreement with fundus fluorescein angiography in DR grading, which suggested that it might serve as a new diagnostic technique and an informative tool for evaluating DR.
Source: RETINA - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
Purpose: To quantify retinal microvascular alterations using optical coherence tomography angiography in diabetic patients, and to evaluate the accuracy of decreased vessel density (VD) in predicting early diabetic retinopathy (DR). Methods: One hundred and two eyes of 51 diabetic patients and 92 eyes of 46 individuals without diabetes were examined. Duration of diabetes, insulin therapy, blood pressure, HbA1C, dyslipidemia, axial length, and the presence of DR were recorded. Retinal VD was measured using optical coherence tomography angiography. The effect of risk factors on VD and on DR was assessed using multivaria...
Source: RETINA - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
Purpose: To evaluate the clinical effectiveness of intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB) injection combined with cataract surgery in the treatment of patients with cataract and coexisting diabetic retinopathy (DR). Methods: Pertinent comparative studies were identified through systemic searches of PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register up to March 1, 2016. Outcome measures included corrected distance vision acuity, central macular thickness, and progression of DR and maculopathy. A meta-analysis was performed using RevMan (Cochrane Collaboration, Oxford, United Kingdom). Results: Six studies describin...
Source: RETINA - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
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Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
ConclusionOur results support the hypothesis that the process of atherosclerotic plaque calcification presents a number of similarities with the physiological processes that occur in bone, involving both osteoblasts- and osteoclasts-like arterial cells. Finally, the present study suggests that risk factors, such as hypertension, cigarette smoke and diabetes, can cause the destabilization of the atheromatic plaque acting on calcification process as well as inflammation.
Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
According to this study: Aspirin has potential benefits in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in patients with diabetes, but the risks may outweigh the benefits.The use of low-dose aspirin may need to be individualized, based on a person's risk of CVD and bleeding.
Source: AJN - Category: Nursing Tags: Journal Watch Source Type: research
According to this study: Five years after gastric bypass, adolescents and adults had weight loss that was similar in magnitude.Remission of diabetes and hypertension occurred more often in adolescents than adults.
Source: AJN - Category: Nursing Tags: Journal Watch Source Type: research
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Source: Accident and Emergency Nursing - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Arch Acad Emerg Med Source Type: research
ConclusionRapid and accurate diagnosis of A-AIH may be difficult. However, timely start of immunosuppressive therapy improves prognosis and decreases number of indicated liver transplantations in children with AIH.
Source: Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
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