Therapeutic impact of percutaneous pedicle screw fixation on palliative surgery for metastatic spine tumors

Conclusions: For patients with early-stage metastatic spine tumors, the use of PPS-based posterior stabilization combined with multidisciplinary adjuvant therapy has changed the age range of the patients indicated for surgery and caused significant improvements in surgical stress, postoperative survival time, and Barthel index.
Source: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research
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Source: Hong Kong Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research
Authors: Singh G, Yoshida EM, Rathi S, Marquez V, Kim P, Erb SR, Salh BS Abstract Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. If diagnosed early, curative treatment options such as surgical resection, loco-regional therapies, and liver transplantation are available to patients, increasing their chances of survival and improving their quality of life. Unfortunately, most patients are diagnosed with late stage HCC where only palliative treatment is available. Therefore, biomarkers which could detect HCC early with a high degree of sensitivity and specificity, may play...
Source: World Journal of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: World J Hepatol Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research
Authors: Lundberg T, Forinder U, Olsson M, Fürst CJ, Årestedt K, Alvariza A Abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate variations in psychosocial well-being over time among young adults who participated in a support group after the death of a parent from cancer. Fifty-five young adults, aged 16-28 years, completed questionnaires that measured self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and life satisfaction at three time-points during the first year-and-one-half after the loss. Results indicated overall poor psychosocial well-being with few increases in psychological health over the study period,...
Source: Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care - Category: Palliative Care Tags: J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care Source Type: research
The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the synovial joint of craniofacial complex and is critical for dental occlusion, mastication, and speech. TMJ trauma and diseases, such as osteoarthritis, are debilitating and compromise quality of life. Current TMJ treatments are two-fold, involving either palliative care or invasive total joint replacement surgeries. There are no minimally invasive, regenerative TMJ therapies. We have identified TMJ-specific fibrocartilage stem cells that self-organize and regenerate cartilage, fat and vascularized bone. Here we define heterogeneous populations of TMJ fibrocartilage stem cells and the...
Source: Videocast - All Events - Category: General Medicine Tags: Upcoming Events Source Type: video
Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: The American Journal of SurgeryAuthor(s): Brendon M. Esquibel, Christine J. Waller, Andrew J. Borgert, Kara J. Kallies, Thomas D. Harter, Thomas H. Cogbill
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Self-expandable metal stents (SEMSs) are frequently utilized for palliation of malignant gastric and/or duodenal outlet obstruction (GDOO). Re-establishing luminal patency with accurate SEMS positioning while limiting migration and adjacent tissue injury is an important technical consideration and aim. The duodenal HANAROSTENT® was introduced in the USA in 2019 and developed with these challenges in mind. As the first center in the USA to deploy the duo ­denal HANAROSTENT® in clinical practice, we herein examine our early experience with its use. Specifically, we describe 7 consecutive cases of malignant GDOO i...
Source: Gastrointestinal Tumors - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
The objective was to analyze the dynamic involving the supply of palliative care for eligible children from the perspective of health professionals and families. A qualitative exploratory multiple case study was performed. This was a cross-section of data from a thesis that evaluated care for hospitalized children who were eligible for palliative care. The data were collected in a teaching hospital serving as the reference for high-complexity care in São Luís, Maranhão State, Brazil, from October 2016 to July 2017, interpreted with thematic analysis. The participants were 18 family members and 30 healt...
Source: Cadernos de Saude Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Cad Saude Publica Source Type: research
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Source: Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Rev Lat Am Enfermagem Source Type: research
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