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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052866/renal-denervation-in-male-rats-with-heart-failure-improves-ventricular-sympathetic-nerve-innervation-and-function
#1
Maximilian Ichabod Pinkham, Michael T Loftus, Satya Amirapu, Sarah-Jane Guild, Gina Quill, William R Woodward, Beth A Habecker, Carolyn J Barrett
Heart failure is characterized by the loss of sympathetic innervation to the ventricles, contributing to impaired cardiac function and arrhythmogenesis. We hypothesized that renal denervation (RDx) would reverse this loss. Male Wistar rats underwent myocardial infarction (MI) or sham surgery and progressed into heart failure for four weeks before receiving bilateral RDx or sham RDx. After a further three weeks, left ventricular (LV) function was assessed and ventricular sympathetic nerve fibre density determined via histology...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042960/squamous-cell-carcinoma-antigen-scca-is-up-regulated-during-barrett-s-carcinogenesis-and-predicts-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-resistance-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
#2
Matteo Fassan, Stefano Realdon, Luca Vianello, Santina Quarta, Alberto Ruol, Carlo Castoro, Marco Scarpa, Giovanni Zaninotto, Vincenza Guzzardo, Vanna Chiarion Sileni, Patrizia Pontisso, Massimo Rugge
Squamous Cell Carcinoma Antigen (SCCA) is consistently overexpressed in many different solid tumors, and has been associated with both tumor aggressiveness and chemoresistance. No data, however, is currently available on SCCA expression during esophageal Barrett's carcinogenesis, nor on SCCA expression's role on esophageal adenocarcinoma chemoresistance. The SCCA immunohistochemical expression was assessed in a series of 100 biopsy samples covering the whole histological spectrum of Barrett's oncogenesis. Squamous native mucosa was characterized by a moderate to strong cytoplasmic and nuclear SCCA expression in suprabasal, medium, and superficial layers...
December 22, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027257/evidence-based-medicine-reduction-mammaplasty
#3
Richard Greco, Barrett Noone
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Understand the multiple reduction mammaplasty techniques available for patients and describe the advantages and disadvantages associated with each. 2. Describe the indications for the treatment of macromastia in patients younger than 18 years. 3. Identify the preoperative indications for breast imaging before surgery. 4. Describe the benefits of breast infiltration with local anesthesia with epinephrine before surgery...
January 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996337/steady-state-energy-balance-in-animal-models-of-obesity-and-weight-loss
#4
Magnus Kringstad Olsen, Helene Johannessen, Nikki Cassie, Perry Barrett, Koji Takeuchi, Bård Kulseng, Duan Chen, Chun-Mei Zhao
OBJECTIVE: We wanted to exam the steady-state energy balance by using high-fat diet-induced obese (DIO) rats and mice as models for positive energy balance, and gastric bypassed (GB) rats and gene knockout of muscarinic acetylcholine M3 receptor (M3KO) mice as models for negative energy balance. METHODS: One hundred and thirty-two rats and mice were used. Energy balance was measured by a comprehensive laboratory animal monitoring system. Gene expression was analysed by in situ hybridisation in M3KO mice...
December 20, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995191/non-radical-stepwise-complete-endoscopic-resection-of-barrett-s-epithelium-in-short-segment-barrett-s-esophagus-has-a-low-stricture-rate
#5
Andreas Koutsoumpas, Lai Mun Wang, Adam A Bailey, Richard Gillies, Robert Marshall, Michael Booth, Bruno Sgromo, Nick Maynard, Barbara Braden
Background and aims: Radical endoscopic excision of Barrett's epithelium performing 4 - 6 endoscopic resections during the same endoscopic session results in complete Barrett's eradication but has a high stricture rate (40 - 80 %). Therefore radiofrequency ablation is preferred after endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) of visible nodules. We investigated the clinical outcome of non-radical, stepwise endoscopic mucosal resection with a maximum of two endoscopic resections per endoscopic session. Methods: We analysed our prospectively maintained database of patients undergoing esophageal EMR for early neoplasia in Barrett's esophagus from 2009 to 2014...
December 2016: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978587/efficacy-of-two-techniques-in-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
#6
James A Hurt, John H Berry, William Replogle, Kasey Thibodeaux, Josie M Hydrick, Austin M Barrett, Gene R Barrett
The purpose of this study is to compare failure rate and functional outcome in young, active patients (< 25 years) with two-incision (rear-entry) versus transtibial (all-endoscopic) anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions.Utilizing a computerized relational database (Access 2007, Microsoft Inc., Redmond, WA), 480 patients were identified that underwent ACL reconstruction, using a bone-patellar-tendon-bone autograft, by a single surgeon between January 2000 and December 2010 via a transtibial or two-incision technique...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939341/the-effects-of-varenicline-on-methamphetamine-self-administration-and-drug-primed-reinstatement-in-male-rats
#7
Steven T Pittenger, Scott T Barrett, Shinnyi Chou, Rick A Bevins
Methamphetamine (meth) addiction is a costly burden to both the individual user and society as a whole. Establishing effective pharmacotherapies to treat meth dependence is needed to help solve this health problem. The study reported herein examined the effects of varenicline, a partial α4β2 and full α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist, on meth self-administration and reinstatement in male Sprague-Dawley rats. Following indwelling jugular catheter surgery, rats were either trained to self-administer meth or saline on a variable ratio (VR) 3 schedule of reinforcement...
March 1, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927517/management-of-spinal-implants-in-acute-pediatric-surgical-site-infections-a-multicenter-study
#8
Michael P Glotzbecker, Jaime A Gomez, Patricia E Miller, Michael J Troy, David L Skaggs, Michael G Vitale, John M Flynn, Kody K Barrett, Gregory I Pace, Brittany N Atuahene, Daniel J Hedequist
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review of patients who underwent posterior spinal fusion (PSF) and returned within 90 days with an acute infection. OBJECTIVES: The study motive is to identify and understand the risk factors associated with failure of retaining spinal implants and failure to treat acute infection. BACKGROUND: The natural history of early surgical site infection (SSI) (less than 3 months) after PSF is not known and removing the implants early after PSF risks pseudarthrosis and deformity progression...
July 2016: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898991/nipple-and-areola-sparing-mastectomy-for-the-treatment-of-breast-cancer
#9
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Bruna S Mota, Rachel Riera, Marcos Desidério Ricci, Jessica Barrett, Tiago B de Castria, Álvaro N Atallah, Jose Luiz B Bevilacqua
BACKGROUND: The efficacy and safety of nipple-sparing mastectomy and areola-sparing mastectomy for the treatment of breast cancer are still questionable. It is estimated that the local recurrence rates following nipple-sparing mastectomy are very similar to breast-conserving surgery followed by radiotherapy. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of nipple-sparing mastectomy and areola-sparing mastectomy for the treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ and invasive breast cancer in women...
29, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888864/oesophageal-disease-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-barrett-s-oesophagus-achalasia-and-eosinophilic-oesophagitis
#10
Xavier Calvet
The most interesting conclusions and/or advances presented at Digestive Disease Week 2016 were the following: a) gastroesophageal reflux disease: proton pump inhibitor-refractory reflux disease is frequently associated with poor treatment adherence, psychiatric comorbidities and functional gastrointestinal disorders. These possible entities should be investigated in all cases of proton pump inhibitor-refractory reflux disease; b) Barrett's oesophagus: the efficacy of screening remains unclear; however, new minimally-invasive techniques such as the cytosponge allow more effective detection, both of Barrett's oesophagus and Barrett's oesophagus-associated dysplasia or neoplasia; c) achalasia: evidence indicates that peroral endoscopic myotomy is as effective as surgery and is a safer alternative; d) eosinophilic oesophagitis: high-dose proton pump inhibitors are required to rule out proton pump inhibitor-responsive eosinophilic oesophagitis; montelukast is not clearly effective in the treatment of eosinophilic oesophagitis, although moderate efficacy cannot be ruled out...
September 2016: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874941/gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-are-we-acting-in-the-best-interest-of-our-patients
#11
G D Tebala
Oesophageal adenocarcinoma is strictly related to gastroesophageal reflux and cylindrical metaplasia of the epithelium of the distal esophagus (Barrett's esophagus) due to chronic inflammation. Worldwide incidence of oesophageal adenocarcinoma is rising despite the availability of precise international guidelines for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease and the increasing use of proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs). While PPIs can control GERD symptoms in a significant amount of cases, still a large number of patients progress to Barrett's esophagus and adenocarcinoma...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861404/the-latino-eyelid-anthropometric-analysis-of-a-spectrum-of-findings
#12
Constance L Fry, Thomas C Naugle, Shelley A Cole, Jonathan Gelfond, Geetha Chittoor, Angeline F Mariani, Martin W Goros, Barrett G Haik, Venkata Saroja Voruganti
PURPOSE: Published anthropometric measurements of the Latino eyelid are limited. This study describes features spanning the morphologic range from non-Latino whites to East Asians in the spectrum of the Latino eyelid. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 68 people (32 Latinos, 18 non-Latino whites, and 18 East Asians, ages 18-39), approved by the Institutional Review Board and HIPAA-compliant, was performed. Saliva samples determined genetic components. Indirect anthropometric measurements were performed with ImageJ software...
November 15, 2016: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858583/surgery-for-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-in-the-morbidly-obese-patient
#13
Meredith C Duke, Timothy M Farrell
The prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has mirrored the increase in obesity, and GERD is now recognized as an obesity-related comorbidity. There is growing evidence that obesity, specifically central obesity, is associated with the complications of chronic reflux, including erosive esophagitis, Barrett's esophagus, and esophageal adenocarcinoma. While fundoplication is effective in creating a competent gastroesophageal junction and controlling reflux in most patients, it is less effective in morbidly obese patients...
January 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855466/detection-of-lesions-in-dysplastic-barrett-s-esophagus-by-community-and-expert-endoscopists
#14
Dirk W Schölvinck, Kim van der Meulen, Jacques J G H M Bergman, Bas L A M Weusten
Background and aims: Endoscopic treatment of Barrett's esophagus (BE) consists of endoscopic resection of visible lesions followed by radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for any remaining flat BE. Because RFA is only justified in flat BE, detection of neoplastic lesions (high grade dysplasia [HGD] and early adenocarcinoma [EAC]) is crucial. We hypothesized that the detection of visible lesions containing HGD or EAC would be superior in BE expert centers compared with community hospitals, thereby supporting centralization of therapy for BE-related neoplasia...
November 17, 2016: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849884/242-characteristics-associated-with-death-without-ecmo-after-congenital-heart-surgery
#15
Titus Chan, Cindy Barrett, Stephen Dolgner, Ravi Thiagarajan, Jacob Wilkes, Susan Bratton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849777/133-differences-in-mortality-and-ecmo-use-between-adults-and-children-after-congenital-heart-surgery
#16
Stephen Dolgner, Titus Chan, Eric Krieger, Jacob Wilkes, Susan Bratton, Ravi Thiagarajan, Cindy Barrett
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843285/clinical-outcomes-with-toric-intraocular-lenses-planned-using-an-optical-low-coherence-reflectometry-ocular-biometer-with-a-new-toric-calculator
#17
Kjell G Gundersen, Richard Potvin
PURPOSE: To prospectively evaluate postoperative clinical outcomes with implantation of toric intraocular lenses (IOLs) using preoperative keratometry from an optical low coherence reflectometry (OLCR) ocular biometer (Lenstar(®) LS900) and the built-in Barrett toric calculator. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective observational study recruited one or both eyes of subjects who underwent uncomplicated cataract surgery with toric IOL implantation using OLCR biometery data and the Barrett toric IOL calculator for toric IOL planning...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800298/lesion-targeted-ct-guided-transgluteal-prostate-biopsy-in-combination-with-prebiopsy-mri-in-patients-without-rectal-access
#18
Iztok Caglic, S Breznik, J Matela, T Barrett
With prostate and colorectal malignancies being the most common cancers in men, elevated prostate specific antigen (PSA) in patients without rectal access due to prior surgery poses a diagnostic dilemma. We report the first use of CT-guided biopsy in combination with prebiopsy MRI in 2 patients with a clinical suspicion of prostate cancer and no rectal access. In both cases, a diagnostic multiparametric MRI of the prostate was performed to detect and to localize a potential suspicious lesion. The localization served as a cognitive map for guiding needle placement using a CT-guided transgluteal approach...
January 2017: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783167/clinicopathological-features-of-siewert-type-ii-adenocarcinoma-comparison-of-gastric-cardia-adenocarcinoma-and-barrett-s-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-following-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection
#19
Hiroki Osumi, Junko Fujisaki, Masami Omae, Tomoki Shimizu, Toshiyuki Yoshio, Akiyoshi Ishiyama, Toshiaki Hirasawa, Tomohiro Tsuchida, Yorimasa Yamamoto, Hiroshi Kawachi, Noriko Yamamoto, Masahiro Igarashi
OBJECTIVES: Siewert type II esophagogastric junction adenocarcinoma encompasses both gastric cardia adenocarcinoma (GCA) and Barrett's esophageal adenocarcinoma (BEA) due to short-segment Barrett's esophagus. We compared these two types of Siewert type II esophagogastric junction adenocarcinoma in terms of background factors and clinical outcomes of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). METHODS: We enrolled 139 patients (142 lesions) who underwent ESD from 2006 to 2014 at our institution...
October 25, 2016: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780192/pathogenesis-and-progression-of-oesophageal-adenocarcinoma-varies-by-prior-diagnosis-of-barrett-s-oesophagus
#20
Michael B Cook, Jennifer Drahos, Shannon Wood, Lindsey Enewold, Ruth Parsons, Neal D Freedman, Philip R Taylor, Winnie Ricker, Christian C Abnet
BACKGROUND: The absolute risk of oesophageal adenocarcinoma (EA) among individuals with Barrett's oesophagus (BE) is low and a majority of EA cases are diagnosed among individuals with no prior BE diagnosis. To ensure that insights from EA case-control studies are transferable to clinical management of BE populations, we conducted a case-case study to compare the clinical presentation, medical history and survival of EA cases with and without a prior BE diagnosis in the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Medicare database...
November 22, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
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