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Single-Examination Risk Prediction of Severe Retinopathy of Prematurity.

Pediatrics 2021 Dec;148(6)

Departments of Ophthalmology.

Background And Objectives: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a leading cause of childhood blindness. Screening and treatment reduces this risk, but requires multiple examinations of infants, most of whom will not develop severe disease. Previous work has suggested that artificial intelligence may be able to detect incident severe disease (treatment-requiring retinopathy of prematurity [TR-ROP]) before clinical diagnosis. Read More

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December 2021

Programme costs for introducing age/gestation-based universal influenza vaccine schedules for young children and pregnant women in Hong Kong.

Vaccine 2021 Nov 30;39(46):6762-6780. Epub 2021 Oct 30.

Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Electronic address:

Background: Hong Kong experiences year-round influenza activity with winter and summer peaks. The government's Vaccination Subsidy Scheme (VSS) provides vaccine to high-risk groups prior to the larger winter peak. The VSS is predominantly administered through the private sector. Read More

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November 2021

Onset of Visual Snow Syndrome After the First Migraine Episode in a Pediatric Patient: A Case Report and Review of Literature.

Pediatr Neurol 2021 Aug 21;126:46-49. Epub 2021 Aug 21.

Centre for Headache, Women's College Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Division of Neurology, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Introduction: Visual snow syndrome (VSS) is a neurological disorder characterized by persistent positive visual disturbances. VSS is known to be a rare condition; however, it is becoming increasingly recognized by neurologists and neuroophthalmologists. Despite this, it is not commonly described in pediatric patients. Read More

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Widespread White Matter Alterations in Patients With Visual Snow Syndrome.

Front Neurol 2021 21;12:723805. Epub 2021 Sep 21.

Institute of Molecular and Clinical Ophthalmology Basel (IOB), Basel, Switzerland.

Visual snow is considered a disorder of central visual processing resulting in a perturbed perception of constant binocular flickering or pixilation of the whole visual field. The underlying neurophysiological and structural alterations remain elusive. In this study, we included patients (final = 14, five dropouts; five females, mean age: 32 years) with visual snow syndrome (VSS) and age- and sex-matched controls (final = 20, 6 dropouts, 13 females, mean age: 28. Read More

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September 2021

Diagnostic Evaluation of Visual Snow.

Front Neurol 2021 16;12:743608. Epub 2021 Sep 16.

Department of Ophthalmology, Little Rock Eye Clinic, Little Rock, AK, United States.

To determine which patients with visual snow (VS) and VS syndrome (VSS) require standard ophthalmologic testing including automated visual field and which patients require further testing such as macular spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT), electrophysiology, and neuroimaging. We retrospectively reviewed 52 consecutive patients at three institutions with VS and VSS including the University of Alabama, Callahan Eye Hospital, the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, and the Little Rock Eye Clinic from the years 2015 to 2021. We collected historical information, examination findings, ophthalmic testing, electrophysiology, and neuroimaging. Read More

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September 2021

Stereotactic radiosurgery as the first-line treatment for intracanalicular vestibular schwannomas.

J Neurosurg 2021 02 5;135(4):1051-1057. Epub 2021 Feb 5.

Departments of1Neurological Surgery and.

Objective: This report evaluates the outcomes of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) as the first-line treatment of intracanalicular vestibular schwannomas (VSs).

Methods: Between 1987 and 2017, the authors identified 209 patients who underwent SRS as the primary intervention for a unilateral intracanalicular VS. The median patient age was 54 years (range 22-85 years); 94 patients were male and 115 were female. Read More

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February 2021

Dizziness and physical health are associated with pain in dizzy patients-A cross-sectional study.

Physiother Res Int 2021 Oct 28;26(4):e1923. Epub 2021 Sep 28.

Department of Health and Functioning, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Bergen, Norway.

Background And Purpose: Associations between dizziness, health-related quality of life, and musculoskeletal pain have not been systematically explored in patients with vestibular disorders. Such knowledge may be important for choice of treatments. The study objectives were to examine the extent and localization of musculoskeletal pain and explore whether pain was associated with dizziness and health-related quality of life. Read More

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October 2021

Outcome of Community-Based Early Intervention and Rehabilitation for Children with Cerebral Palsy in Rural Bangladesh: A Quasi-Experimental Study.

Brain Sci 2021 Sep 10;11(9). Epub 2021 Sep 10.

Specialty of Child and Adolescent Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2145, Australia.

We evaluated the outcome of a community-based early intervention and habilitation for children with cerebral palsy (CP) in Bangladesh. Children registered on the Bangladesh CP Register (BCPR) were recruited in two groups for this study: Group A received a comprehensive six-month long community-based caregiver-led intervention program at the "Shishu Shorgo" (Bengali title, which translates to 'Children's Heaven') Early Intervention and Rehabilitation Centres developed to support participants from the BCPR. Group B received standard care. Read More

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September 2021

Split thickness skin graft versus application of the temporary skin substitute suprathel in the treatment of deep dermal hand burns: a retrospective cohort study of scar elasticity and perfusion.

Int J Burns Trauma 2021 15;11(4):312-320. Epub 2021 Aug 15.

Department of Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Burn Care Unit, University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, University of Luebeck Luebeck, Germany.

Two therapeutic options for deep dermal hand burns are autologous split-thickness skin graft (STSG) following tangential excision and the application of the temporary wound dressing Suprathel following removal of burn blisters. We compared elasticity and perfusion of burn scars after both types of therapy at least one year after completion of treatment. A case series of 80 patients of our department with deep dermal hand burns between 2013 and 2018 was examined in the year 2019 at least one year after completion of treatment (24 females and 56 males with a median age of 47. Read More

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Visual snow syndrome and its relationship with migraine.

Neurologia (Engl Ed) 2021 Sep 11. Epub 2021 Sep 11.

Servicio de Neurología, Parc Taulí Hospital Universitari, Institut d'Investigació i Innovació Parc Taulí I3PT, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Sabadell, España.

Introduction: Visual snow syndrome (VSS) is a central nervous system disorder that consists of the constant perception of small black and white dots throughout the entire visual field.

Development: VSS can present from infancy to old age, with greater prevalence in the young population, and shows no difference between sexes. The diagnostic criteria include the presence of visual snow and such other visual phenomena as palinopsia, photophobia, nyctalopia, and other persistent visual phenomena. Read More

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September 2021

Ibrexafungerp versus placebo for vulvovaginal candidiasis treatment: a phase 3, randomized, controlled superiority trial (VANISH 303).

Clin Infect Dis 2021 Sep 1. Epub 2021 Sep 1.

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA.

Background: Current treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) is largely limited to azole therapy. Ibrexafungerp is a first-in-class triterpenoid antifungal with broad-spectrum anti-Candida fungicidal activity. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ibrexafungerp compared with placebo in patients with acute VVC. Read More

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September 2021

Evaluation of statewide utilization of helicopter emergency medical services for interfacility transfer.

J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2021 09;91(3):496-500

From the North Carolina Trauma Registry, Office of Emergency Medical Services, Raleigh, North Carolina (P.U., A.S., K.T., S.M., S.R., S.S.); General Surgery/Trauma (P.U., A.S., K.T., S.M.), WakeMed Health and Hospitals, Raleigh, North Carolina; The University of Chicago Medical Center (S.R.); Department of Surgery (S.S.), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Background: Helicopter emergency medical services (HEMSs) are used with increasing frequency for the transportation of injured patients from the scene and from treatment facilities to higher levels of care. Improved outcomes have been difficult to establish, and reports of overutilization and financial harm have been published. Our study was performed to evaluate statewide utilization for interfacility transfers (IFTs). Read More

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September 2021

The Effectiveness of Immediate Triamcinolone Acetonide Injection after Auricular Keloid Surgery: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial.

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2021 Aug 4;9(8):e3729. Epub 2021 Aug 4.

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery Phramongkutklao Hospital and Phramongkutklao College of Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand.

The earlobe and helix are common sites for keloids following ear piercing. First-line therapy involves intra-keloidal excision followed by triamcinolone acetonide (TA) injection. Yet, the optimal timing for TA injection after keloid excision remains debated. Read More

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The impact of closed incisional negative pressure therapy on anterior lateral thigh flap donor site healing and scarring: A retrospective case-control study.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2021 Jun 13. Epub 2021 Jun 13.

Department of Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Burn Center, BG Trauma Center Ludwigshafen, Ludwig-Guttmann-Strasse 13, 67071 Ludwigshafen, Germany; Hand and Plastic Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany. Electronic address:

Background: The objective of this study was to investigate whether closed incisional negative pressure therapy (cINPT) is suitable to improve anterior lateral thigh (ALT) flap donor site healing and scarring.

Methods: We identified 271 ALT free flaps of widths between 7 and 9 cm and primary donor site closure performed between January 2012 to December 2019. Patients were divided into cases of cINPT versus controls without cINPT as part of this retrospective case-control review. Read More

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Venous sinus stenting after repair of skull base spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leaks: A single-center retrospective cohort series with case-control analysis.

J Neuroradiol 2021 Jul 14. Epub 2021 Jul 14.

Interventional Neuroradiology department, Hôpital Lariboisière, Université de Paris, France.

Background: Management of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is recommended after surgical repair of spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leaks (sCSF-leaks) of the skull base for prevention of recurrence.

Purpose: To assess the feasibility of venous sinus stenting, a treatment commonly used for the treatment of IIH associated with intracranial venous sinus stenosis (VSS), after sCSF-leaks closure.

Materials And Methods: A single-center cohort series of consecutive patients who underwent sCSF-leak closure was retrospectively analyzed. Read More

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Localised increase in regional cerebral perfusion in patients with visual snow syndrome: a pseudo-continuous arterial spin labelling study.

J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2021 Sep 14;92(9):918-926. Epub 2021 Jul 14.

Headache Group, Wolfson CARD, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London, King's College London, London, UK.

Objectives: We aimed to investigate changes in regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) using arterial spin labelling (ASL) in patients with visual snow syndrome (VSS), in order to understand more about the underlying neurobiology of the condition, which remains mostly unknown.

Methods: We performed an MRI study in which whole-brain maps of rCBF were obtained using pseudo-continuous ASL. Twenty-four patients with VSS and an equal number of gender and age-matched healthy volunteers took part in the study. Read More

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September 2021

Efficacy of dural venous sinus stenting in treating idiopathic intracranial hypertension with acute vision loss.

Neuroradiol J 2021 Jul 5:19714009211026923. Epub 2021 Jul 5.

Department of Neurological Surgery, Wake Forest Baptist Health, USA.

Introduction: Dural venous sinus stenting (VSS) is an effective, durable treatment for patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) due to underlying venous sinus stenosis. However, the use of venous sinus stenting to treat IIH with acute vision loss has rarely been described.

Methods: A retrospective chart analysis identified patients who received VSS for fulminant IIH, defined as acute (< 8 weeks) visual field loss to within the central 5° and/or a decrease in visual acuity to less than or equal to 20/50 in either eye in the presence of papilledema. Read More

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Reliability and toxicity of bevacizumab for neurofibromatosis type 2-related vestibular schwannomas: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Am J Otolaryngol 2021 Nov-Dec;42(6):103148. Epub 2021 Jun 26.

Department of Neurosurgery, The Affiliated Brain Hospital of Nanjing Medical University. Electronic address:

Background: The anti-angiogenic agent bevacizumab is currently the only drug used clinically for neurofibromatosis type 2-related vestibular schwannomas (NF2-VS). Though benefits have been demonstrated in several cases, the standardized dosage remains unclear.

Objective: Our meta-analysis was performed to systematically and comprehensively investigate the reliability and toxicity of bevacizumab in the treatment of NF2-VS, with particular emphasis on the impact of dosage. Read More

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"When the Benign Bleed" Vestibular Schwannomas with Clinically Significant Intratumoral Hemorrhage: A Case Series and Review of the Literature.

Asian J Neurosurg 2021 Jan-Mar;16(1):221-227. Epub 2021 Feb 23.

Department of Neurosurgery, Kwong Wah Hospital, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong.

Vestibular schwannomas (VSs) are slow-growing benign neoplasms commonly located at the cerebellopontine angle. Although clinically significant hemorrhagic VSs are rarely encountered with only 75 patients previously reported, they could be life threatening. We discuss the presentation and outcomes of three patients with hemorrhagic VS as well as review the literature for this phenomenon. Read More

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February 2021

[A method for prediction functional dizziness after benign paroxysmal positional vertigo].

Zh Nevrol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova 2021 ;121(5):120-125

Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow, Russia.

Objective: To identify risk factors for functional vertigo (FV) in patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) based on the analysis of emotional and personality disorders at the time of the occurrence of BPPV and to develop a method for predicting its development.

Material And Methods: The study included 93 people, 81 women (87.1%), with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), aged 18 to 65 years, mean age 50 [41. Read More

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Intracranial venous sinus stenting for the treatment of lateral sinus stenoses: An analysis of 200 patients.

Diagn Interv Imaging 2021 Oct 11;102(10):619-627. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Interventional Neuroradiology, Hôpital Lariboisière, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Université de Paris, 75010 Paris, France.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to analyze the long-term efficacy and safety of intracranial venous sinus stenting in a large cohort of patients with any type of presentation of primary lateral venous sinus stenosis (VSS).

Materials And Methods: A retrospective cohort study was performed including patients treated by venous sinus stenting for symptomatic VSS from 2012 to 2019. Successful primary resolution of symptoms without adjunctive treatment or recurrence, and complications after stenting were analyzed at the last follow-up time point. Read More

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October 2021

Clinical outcomes of adjunct sinus stenting in dural arteriovenous fistulas : Role of flow restoration in steno-occlusion and cortical venous reflux.

Clin Neuroradiol 2021 May 31. Epub 2021 May 31.

Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China.

Purpose: This study investigated the clinical outcomes and follow-up results of venous sinus stenting (VSS) for constrictive dural sinus restoration in patients with intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs). We hypothesized that this treatment would have durable benefits in such patients.

Methods: Patients who underwent VSS for DAVFs with cortical venous reflux between January 2008 and June 2020 were identified after a retrospective review (n =18). Read More

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Magnetic Suppression of Perceptual Accuracy Is Not Reduced in Visual Snow Syndrome.

Front Neurol 2021 4;12:658857. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Neurology, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, University Hospital - Großhadern, Munich, Germany.

Patients with visual snow syndrome (VSS) suffer from continuous ("TV snow-like") visual disturbance of unknown pathoetiology. In VSS, changes in cortical excitability in the primary visual cortex and the visual association cortex are discussed, with recent imaging studies tending to point to higher-order visual areas. Migraine, especially migraine with aura, is a common comorbidity. Read More

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Casper Versus Precise Stent for the Treatment of Patients with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension.

Clin Neuroradiol 2021 Sep 18;31(3):853-862. Epub 2021 May 18.

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, and University of Bern, Freiburgstraße 18, 3010, Bern, Switzerland.

Purpose: We hypothesized that due to its specific characteristics, the Casper RX carotid stent (CP) might be particularly suitable for venous sinus stenting (VSS) in patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH). To test this theory, we compared it to the commonly used Precise Pro RX stent (PP).

Methods: A total of 15 patients with IIH (median age 28. Read More

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September 2021

Visual Scale as a Non-Invasive Method for Evaluation of Risk and Severity of Coronary Atherosclerosis.

Kardiologiia 2021 May 4;61(4):46-52. Epub 2021 May 4.

National Medical Research Centre for Therapy and Preventive Medicine, Moscow.

Aim      To evaluate quantitative and qualitative characteristics of atherosclerotic plaques (ASP) in carotid arteries (CA) and femoral arteries (FA) and to use these data for developing a visual scale (VS) for noninvasive diagnosis and determination of severity of coronary atherosclerosis.Material and methods  This study included 216 patients (115 men and 101 women) aged 24 to 87 years (mean age, 61.5±10. Read More

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Microencapsulated rhEGF to facilitate epithelial healing and prevent scar formation of cesarean wound: A randomized controlled trial.

Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol 2021 May;60(3):468-473

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Keelung, Taiwan; Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital(Linkou), Tao-Yuan, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Objective: Cesarean section (CS) is a major surgical intervention that affects women at childbearing age. Scarring from CS potentially causes discomfort and psychological distress. Emerging evidence indicates that epidermal growth factor (EGF) plays crucial roles in wound healing with the potential of minimizing scar formation. Read More

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Malignant Transformation in Vestibular Schwannoma: Clinical Study With Survival Analysis.

Front Oncol 2021 14;11:655260. Epub 2021 Apr 14.

Department of Neurosurgery of West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.

Aim: Vestibular schwannomas (VSs) are generally considered benign tumors, and malignant transformation of VSs (MTVSs) are rare findings. The clinical features, treatment strategy, outcomes and prognostic factors remain unclear. We endeavored to analyze the natural history, management, outcomes and prognostic factors of MTVSs. Read More

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A comparison on the scar development when done through overlapping versus approximating seams techniques - A clinical trial.

Burns 2021 Nov 3;47(7):1602-1607. Epub 2021 Feb 3.

Department of General Surgery, School of Medicine, Burn Research Center, Shahid Motahari Burns Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:

Introduction: Skin autografting is performed widely for deep burn wounds as an ideal coverage. Scaring at the site of grafting has been always a challenge for surgeons. Many methods have been proposed to lessen the probability of scaring, but conflicting results have been obtained. Read More

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November 2021

Biologically effective dose correlates with linear tumor volume changes after upfront single-fraction stereotactic radiosurgery for vestibular schwannomas.

Neurosurg Rev 2021 Dec 10;44(6):3527-3537. Epub 2021 Apr 10.

Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Neurosurgery Service and Gamma Knife Center, Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), Lausanne, Switzerland.

Vestibular schwannomas (VSs) are benign, slow-growing tumors. Management options include observation, surgery, and radiation. In this retrospective trial, we aimed at evaluating whether biologically effective dose (BED) plays a role in tumor volume changes after single-fraction first intention stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for VS. Read More

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December 2021

The relationship between breast milk intake and speech in children with cerebral palsy

Turk J Med Sci 2021 08 30;51(4):1809-1813. Epub 2021 Aug 30.

Department of Pediatric Neurology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hasan Kalyoncu University, Gaziantep, Turkey

Background/aim: Cerebral palsy (CP) is a nonprogressive neurodevelopmental disorder that cause damage to the developing brain (0–3 years) for various reasons. Children with CP commonly have speech disorders due to impairment in neuromuscular control of oro-motor coordination. We focused on the relationship between breast milk intake and speech functions in children with CP. Read More

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