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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359410/an-uncommon-cause-of-anterior-elbow-pain-diagnosis-and-injection-for-bicipitoradial-bursitis-using-ultrasonography
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LETTER
Ke-Vin Chang, Wei-Ting Wu, Levent Özçakar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359409/surgical-management-of-urinary-stones-with-abnormal-kidney-anatomy
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Giray Ergin, Mustafa Kirac, Ali Unsal, Burak Kopru, Mustafa Yordam, Hasan Biri
In spite of the fact that urologic surgical techniques used by urologists are becoming more and more minimally invasive and easier because of developing technologies, surgical approaches for the urinary stones in kidneys with abnormal anatomy are still confusing. The objective of this article is to determine the treatment options in these kidneys. For this purpose, between 2005 and 2015, we retrospectively evaluated patients operated for urolithiasis with various congenital renal anomalies in five referral urology clinics in our country...
April 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359408/robotic-versus-conventional-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-comparative-study-of-medical-resource-utilization-and-clinical-outcomes
#3
Yu-Pei Li, Shen-Nien Wang, King-Teh Lee
Conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy (CLC) is currently the standard of surgical procedure for gallstone disease. Robotic cholecystectomy (RC) has revolutionized the field of minimally invasive surgery; it is safe and ergonomic, but expensive. The aim of this study is to compare the medical resource utilization and clinical outcomes between the two procedures. This study was conducted retrospectively by assessing data of the clinical outcomes and medical resource of 78 patients receiving RC and 367 patients receiving CLC...
April 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359407/role-of-interleukin-6-and-pentraxin-3-as-an-early-marker-in-peyronie-s-disease
#4
Arda Atar, Alev Kural, Gurkan Yenice, Ilker Comez, Volkan Tugcu
Inflammation is mechanistically involved in the development of Peyronie's disease (PD). The aim of this study is to assess the relevance of serum pentraxin 3 (PTX3) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) concentrations in PD. The study enrolled 40 patients with PD in the acute phase and 40 healthy controls. Plasma PTX3 and IL-6 concentrations were evaluated in 40 patients in the acute phase of PD and 40 healthy controls by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Serum concentrations of both PTX3 and IL-6 were significantly higher in the PD patients than in the control group (p=0...
April 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359406/the-eif3a-arg803lys-genetic-polymorphism-is-associated-with-susceptibility-to-and-chemoradiotherapy-efficacy-in-cervical-carcinoma
#5
Jia-Zhen Xu, Fang Wen, Xian-Rong Wang
We aimed to explore the correlations between eukaryotic translation initiation factor 3, subunit A (eIF3a) polymorphisms and susceptibility to and chemoradiotherapy efficacy in cervical carcinoma. Between August 2007 and August 2011, 176 patients with cervical carcinoma were enrolled as the case group, and 180 healthy individuals were selected as the control group. eIF3a Arg803Lys C>T genotypes were detected by hemi-nested polymerase chain reaction restriction fragment length polymorphism. All patients received chemoradiotherapy and were evaluated for efficacy...
April 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359405/distribution-and-number-of-cajal-like-cells-in-testis-tissue-with-azoospermia
#6
Eray Hasirci, Tahsin Turunc, Nebil Bal, Mehmet Resit Goren, Huseyin Celik, Enis Kervancioglu, Ayhan Dirim, Mustafa Agah Tekindal, Hakan Ozkardes
We investigated the number and distribution of Cajal-like cells in patients with azoospermia. A total of 99 patients with non-obstructive azoospermia were divided into subgroups [19 patientsin hypospermatogenesis group (S1), 40 patients in maturation arrest group (S2), 20 patients in a Sertoli cell-only syndrome (S3), and 20 patients in a testicular atrophy and fibrosis group (S4)], and 20 patients with obstructive azoospermia group (S0). Sections stained with a c-kit antibody were studied by light microscopy to determine the number and distribution of Cajal-like cells in peritubular and perivascular areas of testis...
April 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359404/relationship-of-mast-cell-density-with-lymphangiogenesis-and-prognostic-parameters-in-breast-carcinoma
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Sevinc H Keser, Nilufer O Kandemir, Dilek Ece, Gonca G Gecmen, Aylin E Gul, Nagehan O Barisik, Sibel Sensu, Cagatay Buyukuysal, Figen Barut
In many cancers, mast cell density (MCD) in the tumor microenvironment is associated with tumor progression and, to a greater extent, angiogenesis. Our study was designed to investigate the correlation between MCD, tumor lymphangiogenesis, and several well-established prognostic parameters in breast cancer. One hundred and four cases of invasive breast carcinoma diagnosed in our clinic between 2007 and 2011 were included. Mast cells and lymphatic vessels were stained with toluidine blue and D2-40, respectively, and their densities were calculated in various areas of tumors and lymph nodes...
April 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359403/transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulator-of-5000%C3%A2-hz-frequency-provides-better-analgesia-than-that-of-100%C3%A2-hz-frequency-in-mice-muscle-pain-model
#8
Hung-Tsung Hsiao, Hsiao-Jung Chien, Ya-Chi Lin, Yen-Chin Liu
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulators (TENSs) have been proved to be effective in muscle pain management for several decades. However, there is no consensus for the optimal TENS program. Previous research demonstrated that a 100 Hz TENS (L-TENS) provided better analgesia than a conventional TENS (< 5 Hz). However, no research compared a higher-frequency (> 100 Hz) TENS with a 100 Hz TENS. We used a 5000 Hz (5 kHz) frequency TENS (M-TENS) and an L-TENS to compare analgesic effect on a mice skin/muscle incision retraction model...
April 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254121/corrigendum-to-evaluation-of-mechanical-strengths-of-three-types-of-mini-implants-in-artificial-bones-kaohsiung-j-med-sci%C3%A2-33-2-2017-96-101
#9
Yu-Chuan Tseng, Ju-Hui Wu, Chun-Chan Ting, Hong-Sen Chen, Chun-Ming Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254120/hepatocellular-carcinoma-metastatic-to-kidney-mimicking-renal-cell-carcinoma
#10
LETTER
Tyng-Yuan Jang, Ming-Lun Yeh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254119/are-optic-discs-with-large-physiological-cups-really-healthy
#11
LETTER
Sinan Emre, Mahmut Oğuz Ulusoy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254118/quality-of-life-and-functional-capacity-are-adversely-affected-in-osteoarthritis-patients-with-neuropathic-pain
#12
Ayhan Aşkın, Ayten Özkan, Aliye Tosun, Ümit Seçil Demirdal, Fethi İsnaç
The aim of this study was to examine the neuropathic pain component of knee osteoarthritis (OA) patients and to investigate the relationship between neuropathic pain, disease stage, functional state, depression, anxiety, and quality of life. This study included 60 patients with knee OA. All demographic data and radiological results were recorded. Visual Analog Scale (VAS), Timed Up and Go Test, Chair Stand Test, Western Ontario and McMasters Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC), PainDETECT questionnaire, DN4 questionnaire, Short form-36 questionnaire, and Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale were performed for each patient...
March 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254117/correlation-of-benign-prostatic-obstruction-related-complications-with-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-after-transurethral-resection-of-the-prostate
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Run-Qi Guo, Wei Yu, Yi-Sen Meng, Kai Zhang, Ben Xu, Yun-Xiang Xiao, Shi-Liang Wu, Bai-Nian Pan
We aim to investigate the correlation of benign prostatic obstruction (BPO)-related complications with clinical outcomes in patients after transurethral resection of the prostate in China. We reviewed the medical history of all patients who underwent surgery from 1992 to 2013. We assessed the preoperative clinical profile, clinical management, and operative complications. Overall, 2271 patients were enrolled in the study. Of these patients, 1193 (52.5%) had no BPO-related complications and 1078 (46.3%) had BPO-related complications...
March 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254116/motorized-injector-assisted-intrascleral-intraocular-lens-fixation
#14
Jia-Horung Hung, Shih-Hao Wang, Yu-Ti Teng, Sheng-Min Hsu
For eyes with deficient capsular support, intraocular lens (IOL) implantation has long been a technical challenge. Recently, intrascleral fixation of the haptics of a three-piece posterior chamber IOL has become a popular option. In this procedure, externalization of the leading haptic during IOL injection is a stressful step. We present a modified technique to improve the ease and safety of this step. Our modified technique involves IOL injection with a motorized injector with several important modifications described here...
March 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254115/drug-interaction-between-valproic-acid-and-carbapenems-in-patients-with-epileptic-seizures
#15
Chi-Ren Huang, Chih-Hsiang Lin, Shu-Chen Hsiao, Nai-Ching Chen, Wan-Chen Tsai, Shang-Der Chen, Yan-Ting Lu, Yao-Chung Chuang
Valproic acid (VPA) is a widely used antiepileptic drug (AED). When carbapenems are concomitantly used with VPA, the serum levels of VPA may decrease and aggravate seizures. The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk factors associated with decreased serum VPA levels and clinical outcome in patients being treated with a combination of carbapenems and VPA. Fifty-four adult patients who were treated with VPA for epileptic seizures concomitant with carbapenems for the treatment of infections were evaluated in this study...
March 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254114/genetic-polymorphism-in-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-and-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-1-and-susceptibility-to-combined-pulmonary-fibrosis-and-emphysema-in%C3%A2-a-chinese-population
#16
Ling Xu, Wei Bian, Xiao-Hua Gu, Ce Shen
In this study, we aimed to explore the association of genetic polymorphism in matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) and transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) and the susceptibility to combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE). We examined the polymorphisms of the MMP-9 C-1562T and TGF-β1 T869C in 38 CPFE patients, 50 pulmonary emphysema patients, and 34 idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) patients. The frequencies of polymorphic genotypes in MMP-9 were 78.95% CC and 21.05% CT in CPFE group, 76.0% CC and 24...
March 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254113/development-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-evaluation-of-self-microemulsion-as-delivery-system-for-%C3%AE-mangostin
#17
Wen-Ke Xu, Hui Jiang, Kui Yang, Ya-Qin Wang, Qian Zhang, Jian Zuo
α-Mangostin (MG) is a versatile bioactive compound isolated from mangosteen and possesses significant pharmacokinetic shortages. To augment the potential clinical efficacy, MG-loaded self-microemulsion (MG-SME) was designed and prepared in this study, and its potential as a drug loading system was evaluated based on the pharmacokinetic performance and tissue distribution feature. The formula of MG-SME was optimized by an orthogonal test under the guidance of ternary phase diagram, and the prepared MG-SME was characterized by encapsulation efficiency, size distribution, and morphology...
March 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254112/efficacy-and-safety-of-barbed-suture-in-minimally-invasive-radical-prostatectomy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
REVIEW
Yi-Fei Lin, Si-Ke Lai, Qin-Yu Liu, Bang-Hua Liao, Jin Huang, Liang Du, Kun-Jie Wang, Hong Li
As one of the earliest surgeries applying knotless barbed suture, the minimally invasive radical prostatectomy (MIRP) was reported to have various effects on the patients and the surgeons. This study reviewed the available evidence about the efficacy and safety of barbed sutures in MIRP. We searched ClinicalTrials.gov, Cochrane Register of Clinical Studies, PubMed, and Embase to identify randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and cohort studies addressing the application of barbed sutures and conventional sutures in MIRP (until August 2016)...
March 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137418/evaluation-of-mechanical-strengths-of-three-types-of-mini-implants-in-artificial-bones
#19
Yu-Chuan Tseng, Ju-Hui Wu, Chun-Chan Ting, Hong-Sen Chen, Chun-Ming Chen
We investigates the effect of the anchor area on the mechanical strengths of infrazygomatic mini-implants. Thirty mini-implants were divided into three types based on the material and shape: Type A (titanium alloy, 2.0×12 mm), Type B (stainless steel, 2.0×12 mm), and Type C (titanium alloy, 2.0×11 mm).The mini-implants were inserted at 90° and 45° into the artificial bone to a depth of 7 mm, without predrilling. The mechanical strengths [insertion torque (IT), resonance frequency (RF), and removal torque (RT)] and the anchor area were measured...
February 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137417/effect-of-age-on-biochemical-recurrence-after-radical-prostatectomy
#20
Cuneyt Ozden, Binhan Kagan Aktas, Suleyman Bulut, Guven Erbay, Suleyman Tagci, Cevdet S Gokkaya, Mehmet M Baykam, Ali Memis
The aim of the study was to evaluate the relationship between patient's age and biochemical recurrence (BCR) after radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP). Data from RRP applied to 305 patients with clinically localized prostate cancer were included in the study. Patients were divided into the three age groups, < 60 years, 60-70 years, and > 70 years. The groups were compared regarding adverse pathological findings on RRP specimen, BCR, and biochemical recurrence-free survival (bRFS) rates. The rates of positive surgical margin, seminal vesicle invasion, lymph node involvement, RRP specimens' Gleason score, and BCR were not significantly different among the three age groups...
February 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
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