Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
Bull A, Pucher PH, Lagergren J, Gossage JA.
Dis Esophagus. 2021 Sep 28; doi: 10.1093/dote/doab069. Epub 2021 Sep 28.
BACKGROUND: Modern enhanced recovery protocols discourage drain use due to negative impacts on patient comfort, mobility, and recovery, and lack of proven clinical benefit. After oesophagectomy, however, drains are still routinely placed. This review aimed to assess the evidence...
Karam M, Althuwaikh S, Alazemi M, Abul A, Hayre A, Alsaif A, Barlow G.
JRSM Open. 2021 May 15;12(5):20542704211011837. doi: 10.1177/20542704211011837. eCollection 2021 May.
OBJECTIVES: To compare the performance of chest computed tomography (CT) scan versus reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) as the reference standard in the initial diagnostic assessment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients.DESIGN: A systematic review and meta-analysis were...
Annals of surgery
Pradarelli JC, Yule S, Panda N, Lowery KW, Lagoo J, Gee DW, Ashley SW, Waters PM, Gawande AA, Smink DS.
Ann Surg. 2022 Jan 01;275(1):e91-e98. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000004323.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate coaching techniques used by practicing surgeons who underwent dedicated coach training in a peer surgical coaching program.BACKGROUND: Surgical coaching is a developing strategy for improving surgeons' intraoperative performance. How to cultivate effective coaching skills among practicing...
Results in physics
Hezam IM, Nayeem MK, Foul A, Alrasheedi AF.
Results Phys. 2021 Jan;20:103654. doi: 10.1016/j.rinp.2020.103654. Epub 2020 Dec 10.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, most of the countries around the world have been confronting the loss of lives, struggling with several economical parameters, i.e. low GDP growth, increasing unemployment rate, and others. It's been 11 months since we...
Brain, behavior, and immunity
Liu X, Nudel R, Thompson WK, Appadurai V, Schork AJ, Buil A, Rasmussen S, Allesøe RL, Werge T, Mors O, Børglum AD, Hougaard DM, Mortensen PB, Nordentoft M, Benros ME.
Brain Behav Immun. 2021 Aug;96:307-308. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2021.05.019. Epub 2021 May 27.
No abstract available.
International journal of surgery (London, England)
Chan VW, Abul A, Osman FH, Ng HH, Wang K, Yuan Y, Cartledge J, Wah TM.
Int J Surg. 2021 Dec 24;97:106194. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2021.106194. Epub 2021 Dec 24.
BACKGROUND: High quality studies and reviews on the management of small renal masses (SRM) are lacking. This review aims to compare oncological outcomes in patients undergoing ablative therapies (AT) or partial nephrectomy (PN) for T1a or T1b SRM.MATERIAL AND...
Ear, nose, & throat journal
Alsaif A, Alazemi M, Kahlar N, Karam M, Abul A, Al-Naseem A, Muhanna AA, Aldrees T.
Ear Nose Throat J. 2021 Mar 15;145561321994995. doi: 10.1177/0145561321994995. Epub 2021 Mar 15.
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: There is no consensus on the optimal tonsillectomy technique in adult patients. The study aims to identify all studies comparing the outcomes of coblation versus bipolar diathermy in adult patients undergoing tonsillectomy.METHODS: A systematic review and...
The New Zealand medical journal
Hartley M, Curl A, Crossin R, McKerchar C.
N Z Med J. 2021 Nov 26;134(1546):59-69.
AIMS: Lack of transport is a contributor to poor access to healthcare and missed appointments. This research aimed to understand the accessibility of primary care for patients using public transport in Ōtautahi Christchurch, and to describe spatial and social...
Seiden B, Weng S, Sun N, Gordon D, Harris WN, Barnett J, Myrie A, Jones T, Pak SY, Fudl A, Shields J, McNeil BK, Weiss JP, Smith MT, Esdaille AR, Winer AG.
Urology. 2021 Oct 22; doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2021.08.055. Epub 2021 Oct 22.
OBJECTIVES: To assess the utility of genomic testing in risk-stratifying Black patients with low and intermediate risk prostate cancer.METHODS: We retrospectively identified 63 Black men deemed eligible for active surveillance based on National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines, who...
Advances in difference equations
Hezam IM, Foul A, Alrasheedi A.
Adv Differ Equ. 2021;2021(1):108. doi: 10.1186/s13662-021-03271-6. Epub 2021 Feb 15.
In this work, we propose a new dynamic mathematical model framework governed by a system of differential equations that integrates both COVID-19 and cholera outbreaks. The estimations of the model parameters are based on the outbreaks of COVID-19 and...
Deodhar AA, Mease PJ, Rahman P, Navarro-Compán V, Strand V, Hunter T, Bolce R, Leon L, Lauzon S, Marzo-Ortega H.
BMC Rheumatol. 2021 Sep 20;5(1):35. doi: 10.1186/s41927-021-00205-3.
BACKGROUND: This analysis assessed improvements in patients with radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (r-axSpA) treated with ixekizumab in the Assessment of Spondyloarthritis International Society (ASAS) treatment response domains and additional patient-reported outcomes at 1 year of treatment.METHODS: COAST-V and COAST-W were...
Experimental and clinical psychopharmacology
Gipson CD, Dunn KE, Bull A, Ulangkaya H, Hossain A.
Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2021 Dec;29(6):636-649. doi: 10.1037/pha0000375. Epub 2020 Apr 16.
Opioid use disorder (OUD) is a significant health problem, and understanding mechanisms of various aspects of OUD including drug use and withdrawal is important. Preclinical models provide an ideal opportunity to evaluate mechanisms underlying opioid withdrawal. Current models are...