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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906414/the-effect-of-lidocaine-jelly-on-a-taper-shaped-cuff-of-an-endotracheal-tube-on-the-postoperative-sore-throat-a-prospective-randomized-study-a-consort-compliant-article
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Jiwon Lee, Yong-Cheol Lee, Je-Do Son, Jae-Yoon Lee, Hyun-Chang Kim
BACKGROUND: Postoperative sore throat (POST) following general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation is a common complication. We hypothesized that lidocaine jelly applied to the tapered cuff of the endotracheal tube (ETT) might decrease the incidence of POST most commonly arising from endotracheal intubation. METHODS: A total of 208 patients under general anesthesia were randomly assigned into 1 of 2 groups. In the lidocaine group (n = 104), the distal part of ETTs with tapered-shaped cuff was lubricated with lidocaine jelly...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906413/differences-in-clinical-features-observed-between-childhood-onset-versus-adult-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#2
Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Alka Kumari, Feng Huang
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) affects people in childhood (childhood onset) or in adulthood (adult onset). Observational studies that have previously compared childhood-onset versus adult-onset SLE were often restricted to 1 ethnic group, or to a particular area, with a small sample size of patients. We aimed to systematically compare childhood-onset versus adult-onset SLE through a meta-analysis. METHODS: Electronic databases were searched for relevant publications comparing childhood-onset with adult-onset SLE...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906412/laparoscopic-nissen-total-versus-anterior-180%C3%A2-fundoplication-for-gastro-esophageal-reflux-disease-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review
#3
Xing Du, Ji-Min Wu, Zhi-Wei Hu, Feng Wang, Zhong-Gao Wang, Chao Zhang, Chao Yan, Mei-Ping Chen
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) has been the gold standard for the surgical management of Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). Laparoscopic anterior 180° fundoplication (180° LAF) is reported to reduce the incidence of postoperative complications while obtaining similar control of reflux. The present meta-analysis was conducted to confirm the value of the 2 techniques. METHODS: PubMed, Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library, Springerlink, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure Platform databases were searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing LNF and 180° LAF...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906411/prognostic-value-of-maximum-standard-uptake-value-metabolic-tumor-volume-and-total-lesion-glycolysis-of-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#4
Qingfang Li, Jing Zhang, Wei Cheng, Chenjing Zhu, Linyan Chen, Fan Xia, Manni Wang, Fuyao Yang, Xuelei Ma
BACKGROUND: The maximal standard uptake value (SUVmax), metabolic tumor volume (MTV), and total lesion glycolysis (TLG) of positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) perform as new prognostic factors, but the outcomes of the published articles were inconclusive. In this meta-analysis, we evaluated the prognostic value of SUVmax, MTV, and TLG of PET/CT in patients with NPC. METHODS: Relevant English articles were searched in PubMed and EMBASE...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906410/augmented-reality-navigation-in-open-surgery-for-hilar-cholangiocarcinoma-resection-with-hemihepatectomy-using-video-based-in-situ-three-dimensional-anatomical-modeling-a-case-report
#5
Rui Tang, Longfei Ma, Canhong Xiang, Xuedong Wang, Ang Li, Hongen Liao, Jiahong Dong
RATIONALE: Patients who undergo hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HCAC) resection with concomitant hepatectomy have a high risk of postoperative morbidity and mortality due to surgical trauma to the hepatic and biliary vasculature. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 58-year-old Chinese man with yellowing skin and sclera, abdominal distension, pruritus, and anorexia for approximately 3 weeks. DIAGNOSES: Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography and enhanced computed tomography (CT) scanning revealed a mass over the biliary tree at the porta hepatis, which diagnosed to be s a hilar cholangiocarcinoma...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906409/the-study-on-the-core-personality-trait-words-of-chinese-medical-university-students-based-on-social-network-analysis
#6
Ying Wu, Yunzhen Xue, Zhanling Xue
The medical university students in China whose school work is relatively heavy and educational system is long are a special professional group. Many students have psychological problems more or less. So, to understand their personality characteristics will provide a scientific basis for the intervention of psychological health.We selected top 30 personality trait words according to the order of frequency. Additionally, some methods such as social network analysis (SNA) and visualization technology of mapping knowledge domain were used in this study...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906408/eosinophilic-gastroenteritis-presenting-as-upper-gastrointestinal-hematoma-and-ulcers-after-endoscopic-biopsy-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#7
Biqin Chen, Zhao Yang, Heng Lu, Cheng Wei, Fangyu Wang, Chang Liu
RATIONALE: Eosinphilic gastroenteritis (EG) is a gastrointestinal disorder characterized by eosinophilic infiltration with various manifestations. The diagnosis is usually confirmed by an endoscopic biopsy, which is considered a safe and routine procedure for the majority. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a 54-year-old male who was presented with intermittent periumbilical pain and melena, and only revealed verrucous gastritis by endoscopy. DIAGNOSES: The patient's condition worsened two days after the endoscopic biopsy, and another endoscopy found hematoma and ulcers in upper gastrointestinal tract...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906407/gelatinases-and-physical-exercise-a-systematic-review-of-evidence-from-human-studies
#8
Rosalia Lo Presti, Eugenia Hopps, Gregorio Caimi
BACKGROUND: Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), particularly gelatinase A (MMP-2) and gelatinase B (MMP-9), as well as their tissue inhibitors (TIMP-1 and TIMP-2), are involved in the development of skeletal muscle tissue, in the repair process after muscle injury and in the adaptive modifications induced by physical exercise in skeletal muscle. This paper aims at reviewing results from human studies that investigated the role of gelatinases and their inhibitors in skeletal muscle response to acute physical exercise or training...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906406/parathyroid-hormone-in-relation-to-various-vitamin-d-metabolites-in-adult-females
#9
Nasser M Al-Daghri, Sobhy Yakout, Ihtisham Bukhari, Malak N K Khattak, Yousef Al-Saleh, Naji Aljohani, Omar S Al-Attas, Majed Alokail
Vitamin D binding protein (DBP) and albumin are the important determinants of circulatory 25(OH)D in adults. Physiological function of vitamin D is particularly regulated by DBPs. Serum parathyroid hormone (PTH) is considered as the biological activity reader of circulating 25(OH)D. We therefore examined the relationships between serum total, free, and bioavailable 25(OH)D versus PTH in apparently healthy Saudi female adults.A total of 350 apparently healthy Saudi female adults ([Mean ± standard deviation] age [years] 52...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906405/repetitive-optimizing-left-ventricular-pacing-configurations-with-quadripolar-leads-improves-response-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-a-single-center-randomized-clinical-trial
#10
Min Gu, Han Jin, Wei Hua, Xiao-Han Fan, Li-Gang Ding, Jing Wang, Hong-Xia Niu, Chi Cai, Shu Zhang
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate whether repetitive optimizing left ventricular pacing configurations (LVPCs) with quadripolar leads (QUAD) can improve response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). METHODS: Fifty-two eligible patients were enrolled and 1:1 randomized to either the quadripolar LV leads (QUAD) group or the conventional bipolar leads (CONV) group. In the QUAD group, optimization of LVPC was performed for all patients before discharge and for nonresponders at 3 months follow-up...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906404/ticagrelor-induced-life-threatening-bleeding-via-the-cyclosporine-mediated-drug-interaction-a-case-report
#11
Chi Zhang, Long Shen, Min Cui, Xiaoyan Liu, Zhichun Gu
RATIONALE: Ticagrelor has become one of the first-line antiplatelet agents in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients recommend by the guideline due to its more potent and predictable antiplatelet effect. However, bleeding is still a severe drug adverse reaction of ticagrelor therapy. We report a first case on ticagrelor-induced life-threatening bleeding via the cyclosporine-mediated drug interaction. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 58-year-old Chinese male who received cyclosporine 200 mg daily 5 years after renal transplantation...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906403/the-role-of-serum-angiopoietin-2-levels-in-progression-and-prognosis-of-lung-cancer-a-meta-analysis
#12
Yuyang Xu, Yingyi Zhang, Zihuai Wang, Nan Chen, Jian Zhou, Lunxu Liu
BACKGROUND: Angiogenesis is an essential process in the development and progression of malignant tumors including lung cancer, in which angiopoietin-2 (Ang-2) plays an important role. The objective of this study was to assess the prognostic value of serum Ang-2 levels in patients with lung cancer. METHODS: A comprehensive systematic electronic search was performed in the Pubmed, Embase, Web of Science, china national knowledge infrastructure, and VIP databases update to October, 2016 (qikan...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906402/barriers-and-facilitators-to-participation-in-clinical-trial-among-lymphoma-patients-from-sun-yat-sen-university-cancer-center-in-china-an-observation-study
#13
Qiuhuan Kong, Hua Mei, Yuerong Lai, Simei Shi, Yaner Li, Lianzhu He, Hui-Ying Qin
Recruitment rate of clinical trials in cancer patients is pretty low in China. Little is known about factors influencing trial recruitment in Chinese cancer patients. The aim of present study is to evaluate the barriers and facilitators to participation in clinical trials among lymphoma patients in China.From December 2014 to August 2015, the survey was carried out in the Department of Medical Oncology in Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center. A self-made questionnaire was used among lymphoma patients (N = 331) to evaluate their attitude toward clinical trials...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906401/transabdominal-ultrasonography-of-the-pancreas-is-superior-to-that-of-the-liver-for-detection-of-ectopic-fat-deposits-resulting-from-metabolic-syndrome
#14
Shilin Li, Liyang Su, Guorong Lv, Weihong Zhao, Jianhui Chen
The aim of our study was to investigate the rate of nonalcoholic fatty pancreas disease (NAFPD) in the south China province of Fujian and its relationship to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and metabolic parameters.NAFPD is frequently identified on transabdominal ultrasound examination. The incidence of NAFPD varies from 16% to 69.7% depending on the country.A total of 256 subjects were recruited. Each was assessed by abdominal sonography to diagnose NAFLD and NAFPD. The ages, sexes, heights, weights, blood pressure, and detection of peripheral blood biochemical indices (cholesterol, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol [HDL], low-density lipoprotein cholesterol [LDL], and glucose) were recorded...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906400/the-atherogenic-index-of-plasma-is-a-strong-and-independent-predictor-for-coronary-artery-disease-in-the-chinese-han-population
#15
Gaojun Cai, Ganwei Shi, Sheliang Xue, Wei Lu
Dyslipidemia is one of the most important factors for coronary artery disease (CAD). The atherogenic index of plasma (AIP), a new comprehensive lipid index, might be a strong marker for predicting the risk of CAD.A hospital-based case-control study including 2936 CAD patients and 2451 controls was conducted in a Chinese population. Traditional lipid parameters were detected, and nontraditional lipid comprehensive indexes were calculated.Compared with controls, CAD patients had higher levels of total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG), and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C)...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906399/characteristics-of-infection-and-its-impact-on-short-term-outcome-in-patients-with-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
#16
Junjun Cai, Mengchen Zhang, Tao Han, Hui-Qing Jiang
Bacterial infections are an important cause of mortality in liver failure. However, the type of infection, predictors of infection, and their impact on outcomes in patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) are limited.A total of 389 patients with ACLF were admitted in this retrospective, corhort study. Once admitted, clinical data including first infection site, type (community-acquired, healthcare-associated, or nosocomial), and second infection occurrence during hospitalization were collected. The outcome was mortality within 90 days...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906398/abdominal-fat-distribution-measured-using-computed-tomography-is-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-colorectal-adenoma-in-men
#17
Il-Kook Seo, Beom Jin Kim, Bomin Kim, Chang Hwan Choi, Jeong Wook Kim, Jae Gyu Kim, Se Kyung Chang, Hyun Kang
A few studies have shown inconsistent results regarding the association between the visceral fat proportion and colorectal adenomas. We aimed to investigate the association between abdominal fat distribution measured by computed tomography (CT) and colon adenoma.A total of 336 participants underwent physical examination, blood tests, colonoscopy, and abdominal computed tomography at Chung-Ang University Hospital. The associations between the obesity indicies (body mass index, visceral fat area (VFA), subcutaneous fat area (SFA), VFA-to-SFA ratio (VFA/SFA), and colorectal adenomas were evaluated...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906397/clinical-and-microbiological-characteristics-of-pyogenic-liver-abscess-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-east-china
#18
Haishen Kong, Fei Yu, Weili Zhang, Xuefen Li
Pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) is a potentially life-threatening disease affecting many parts of the world, especially Asia. In this study, we explored the clinical and microbiological characteristics of PLA in Chinese patients.A 5-year (2010-2014) retrospective review of medical records on all PLA patients who were admitted to a tertiary teaching hospital was performed.Among 217 PLA cases who were confirmed cultural positive, Klebsiella pneumonia (K pneumonia) was the most common pathogen (n = 165, 76.0%), followed by Escherichia coli (n = 21, 9...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906396/chondrosarcoma-of-the-patella-a-case-report
#19
Conglin Ye, Zhiping Luo, Jin Zeng, Min Dai
RATIONALE: Chondrosarcoma, characterized by the production of cartilage matrix, is a common bone tumor, accounting for 20% to 27% of all malignant bone tumors. It often occurs in the cartilage of the pelvis, femur, tibia, and humerus. However, chondrosarcoma of the patella is extremely rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: The present study describes a case of chondrosarcoma affecting the right patella in a 68-year-old woman. The chief complaints were painful swelling and limitation of motion of the right knee for about half a year...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906395/prognostic-impact-of-surgical-margin-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-meta-analysis
#20
Fu-Ping Zhong, Yu-Jun Zhang, Ying Liu, Shu-Bing Zou
BACKGROUND: Surgical margin is an important prognostic factor in hepatectomy for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). But the extent of surgical margins is still controversial. Our study was designed to systematically evaluate the prognosis of different width of resection margin. METHODS: We conducted comprehensive searches of electronic databases including PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane, and the ISI Web of Science for relevant studies. A meta-analysis was performed by RevMan 5...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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