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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805538/effects-of-far-infrared-therapy-on-arteriovenous-fistulas-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-meta-analysis
#1
Qingsong Wan, Shikun Yang, Li Li, Fenfen Chu
BACKGROUND: Far infrared (FIR) therapy may have a beneficial effect on maturity and function of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Therefore, we performed this pooled analysis to assess the protective effects of FIR therapy in HD patients. METHODS: The randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and quasi-RCTs of FIR therapy for HD patients were searched from multiple databases. Relevant studies were screened according to the predefined inclusion criteria...
November 2017: Renal Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801711/safety-of-onyx-transarterial-embolization-of-skull-base-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-from-meningeal-branches-of-the-external-carotids-also-fed-by-meningeal-branches-of-internal-carotid-or-vertebral-arteries
#2
Thiago G Abud, Emmanuel Houdart, Jean-Pierre Saint-Maurice, Daniel G Abud, Carlos E Baccin, Andrew D Nguyen, Nitamar Abdala
PURPOSE: To analyze the angiographic and clinical results of transarterial embolization with Onyx (Medtronic-Covidien, Irvine, CA) in dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) partially fed by arteries arising from the carotid siphon or the vertebral arteries. METHODS: We isolated 40 DAVFs supplied by either the tentorial artery of the internal carotid artery (ICA) or the posterior meningeal artery of the vertebral artery. These DAVFs were embolized with Onyx through the middle meningeal artery or the occipital artery...
August 11, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801512/unresectable-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-upper-trachea-with-long-term-survival-after-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy
#3
Prahlad H Yathiraj, Sandeep Ail, Anshul Singh, Vidyasagar Mamidipudi
Upper tracheal malignancies are rare, and long-term survival is even rarer, especially among the unresectable malignancies. A 66-year-old chronic smoker was diagnosed as a locally advanced, non-metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the upper trachea. Being unresectable, he was treated with six cycles of concurrent weekly cisplatin and three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy to a dose of 60 Gy in 30 fractions over 6 weeks. Follow-up imaging at 6 and 12 months revealed no disease. Our patient is presently 36 months post-treatment and is disease free without tracheal necrosis, fistula or radiation pneumonitis but developed hypothyroidism and is presently euthyroid...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799140/management-of-labyrinthine-fistula-hearing-preservation-versus-prevention-of-residual-disease
#4
S Geerse, M J F de Wolf, F A Ebbens, E van Spronsen
The objective of the study was to evaluate postoperative hearing and disease control after cholesteatoma surgery for labyrinthine fistulas. In a retrospective cohort study, we evaluated a consecutive cohort comprising 44 patients (45 ears) with labyrinthine fistulas associated with chronic otitis media with cholesteatoma who underwent surgery between 2002 and 2015. We looked at patient characteristics, pre- and postoperative bone conduction thresholds (BCT), operative approach and findings, extent of disease and the occurrence of residual disease...
August 10, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798881/scrotal-abscess-drained-by-iatrogenic-urethral-fistula-in-an-adult-diabetic-male
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Marco Stizzo, Davide Arcaniolo, Carmelo Quattrone, Raffaele Balsamo, Marco Terribile, Celeste Manfredi, Vincenzo Mirone, Paolo Verze, Marco De Sio
A 46-year-old Caucasian male has been transferred to our urology department with a history of septic fever, uncompensated diabetes, pain, and scrotal swelling. On clinical examination, the left inguinal and scrotal area was swollen, tender, and painful; scrotal MR had been performed, showing the catheter tip in scrotal cavity and presence of gas. The case was diagnosed as scrotal abscess with urethroscrotal fistula. He was successfully treated with scrotal incision, drainage, catheter repositioning under fluoroscopic control, antibiotics, and insulin...
2017: Case Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798875/pancreatogastrostomy-versus-pancreatojejunostomy-an-up-to-date-meta-analysis-of-rcts
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REVIEW
Konstantinos Perivoliotis, Eleni Sioka, Athina Tatsioni, Ioannis Stefanidis, Elias Zintzaras, Dimitrios Zacharoulis
BACKGROUND: A meta-analysis was conducted in order to provide an up-to-date comparison of pancreatogastrostomy (PG) and pancreatojejunostomy (PJ), after pancreatoduodenectomy (PD), in terms of clinically significant postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) and other postoperative complications. METHODS: This meta-analysis was conducted according to the PRISMA guidelines and the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions. A systematic literature search in MEDLINE and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Clinical Trials was performed...
2017: International Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793059/comparative-efficacy-and-safety-of-contact-force-sensing-catheter-and-second-generation-cryoballoon-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-a-meta-analysis
#7
X Zhou, W Lv, W Zhang, Y Ye, Y Li, Q Zhou, J Zhang, Q Xing, Y Lu, L Zhang, H Wang, W Qin, B Tang
This meta-analysis compared the efficacy and safety of the contact force (CF)-sensing catheter and second-generation cryoballoon (CB) ablation for treating atrial fibrillation (AF). Six controlled clinical trials comparing ablation for AF using a CF-sensing catheter or second-generation CB were identified from PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Wanfang Data, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure. The procedure duration was significantly lower in the CB group compared with that in the CF group [mean difference (MD)=29...
August 7, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776154/sleeve-gastrectomy-after-liver-transplantation-feasibility-and-outcomes
#8
Michael Osseis, Andrea Lazzati, Chady Salloum, Concepcion Gomez Gavara, Philippe Compagnon, Cyrille Feray, Chetana Lim, Daniel Azoulay
BACKGROUND: Knowledge regarding the feasibility and safety of sleeve gastrectomy (SG) in obese liver transplant recipients is scarce. We report our experience of sleeve gastrectomy following liver transplantation (LT). METHODS: All patients who had undergone LT and subsequently underwent SG at our institution were retrospectively reviewed. Surgical outcomes, liver and kidney function tests, outcomes of obesity-related comorbidities, and excess weight loss were analyzed...
August 3, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770121/necrotizing-pneumonia-an-emerging-problem-in-children
#9
REVIEW
I Brent Masters, Alan F Isles, Keith Grimwood
BACKGROUND: In children, necrotizing pneumonia (NP) is an uncommon, severe complication of pneumonia. It is characterized by destruction of the underlying lung parenchyma resulting in multiple small, thin-walled cavities and is often accompanied by empyema and bronchopleural fistulae. REVIEW: NP in children was first reported in children in 1994, and since then there has been a gradual increase in cases, which is partially explained by greater physician awareness and use of contrast computed tomography (CT) scans, and by temporal changes in circulating respiratory pathogens and antibiotic prescribing...
2017: Pneumonia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766283/management-of-aorto-esophageal-fistula-secondary-after-thoracic-endovascular-aortic-repair-a-review-of-literature
#10
REVIEW
Kaname Uno, Tomoyuki Koike, Seiichi Takahashi, Daisuke Komazawa, Tooru Shimosegawa
Aorto-esophageal fistula (AEF) is a rare and lethal entity, and the difficulty of making diagnosis of AEF is well-known. As promising results in the short-term effectiveness of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) promote its usage, the occurrence of AEF after TEVAR (post-TEVAR AEF) increases as one of the major complications. Therefore, we provide a review concerning the management strategy of post-TEVAR AEF. Although its representative symptom was reported as the triad of mid-thoracic pain and sentinel hematemesis followed by massive hematemesis, the symptom-free interval between sentinel hemorrhage and massive exsanguination is unpredictable...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756902/bevacizumab-for-advanced-cervical-cancer-final-overall-survival-and-adverse-event-analysis-of-a-randomised-controlled-open-label-phase-3-trial-gynecologic-oncology-group-240
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Krishnansu S Tewari, Michael W Sill, Richard T Penson, Helen Huang, Lois M Ramondetta, Lisa M Landrum, Ana Oaknin, Thomas J Reid, Mario M Leitao, Helen E Michael, Philip J DiSaia, Larry J Copeland, William T Creasman, Frederick B Stehman, Mark F Brady, Robert A Burger, J Tate Thigpen, Michael J Birrer, Steven E Waggoner, David H Moore, Katherine Y Look, Wui-Jin Koh, Bradley J Monk
BACKGROUND: On Aug 14, 2014, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the antiangiogenesis drug bevacizumab for women with advanced cervical cancer on the basis of improved overall survival (OS) after the second interim analysis (in 2012) of 271 deaths in the Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) 240 trial. In this study, we report the prespecified final analysis of the primary objectives, OS and adverse events. METHODS: In this randomised, controlled, open-label, phase 3 trial, we recruited patients with metastatic, persistent, or recurrent cervical carcinoma from 81 centres in the USA, Canada, and Spain...
July 27, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755790/correlation-between-disease-activity-and-endorectal-ultrasound-findings-of-chronic-radiation-proctitis
#12
Fei Cao, Teng-Hui Ma, Guang-Jian Liu, Yan-Lin Wen, Huai-Ming Wang, Ying-Yi Kuang, Si Qin, Xiao-Yin Liu, Bin-Jie Huang, Lei Wang
The aim of this study was to summarize the imaging features of chronic radiation proctitis (CRP) on endorectal ultrasound (ERUS) and investigate the value of ERUS in the evaluation of disease activity. 40 CRP patients and 30 control patients were investigated by ERUS. Rectal wall thickness and layers, ulcers and rectovaginal fistulas were evaluated by B-mode ultrasound. Power Doppler imaging was used to evaluate the vascularity of the rectal wall using a semiquantitative score. Disease activity was calculated according to the National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events 4...
July 26, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752428/laparoscopic-treatment-in-children-with-hydatid-cyst-of-the-liver
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Sergey V Minaev, Igor N Gerasimenko, Igor V Kirgizov, Azamat M Shamsiev, Nikolay I Bykov, Jamshid A Shamsiev, Alina N Mashchenko
BACKGROUND: There is no consensus on the surgical treatment of children with hydatid cyst of the liver (HCL). We evaluated the outcomes of laparoscopic and open surgery for childhood HCL. METHODS: We performed 81 open surgery and laparoscopic procedures in 37 (45.7%) boys and 44 (54.3%) girls with HCL (mean age 9.3 ± 2.1 years) who were assigned to a main group (laparoscopy, n = 21) and a control group (open surgery, n = 60). Clinical assessments, surgical durations, complications, and postoperative outcomes were investigated...
July 27, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738926/innovative-surgical-technique-using-omentum-to-isolate-and-control-an-enteroatmospheric-fistula
#14
Andrew Gratzon, Indermeet S Bhullar, Matthew W Lube
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July 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735894/geographical-variation-and-trends-in-outcomes-of-laparoscopic-spleen-preserving-distal-pancreatectomy-with-or-without-splenic-vessel-preservation-a-meta-analysis
#15
REVIEW
Hua Yongfei, Ammar A Javed, Richard Burkhart, Niek A Peters, Alina Hasanain, Matthew J Weiss, Christopher L Wolfgang, Jin He
BACKGROUND: Distal pancreatectomy (DP) is performed to treat tumors of the pancreatic body and tail. Traditionally, splenectomy is performed with a DP, however, laparoscopic spleen-preserving DP (SPDP) using Warshaw's (splenic vessels ligation) or Kimura's (splenic vessels preservation) techniques have been reported. The clinical benefits of using either technique remain unclear. In this study, we conducted a meta-analysis to compare the clinical outcomes of patients undergoing Warshaw's and Kimura SPDP...
July 21, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728535/endovascular-occlusion-of-pial-arteriovenous-macrofistulae-using-pcanvas1-and-adenosine-induced-asystole-to-control-nbca-injection
#16
P Lylyk, J Chudyk, C Bleise, C Serna Candel, M Aguilar Pérez, H Henkes
Background In large-caliber pial macrofistulae (pMF), the combination of high blood flow velocity and large efferent artery diameter makes control over the endovascular vessel occlusion difficult and may result in the inadvertent venous passage of occlusive devices or embolic agents. Case descriptions Patient 1: A 27-year-old man presented with headache and ataxia. An infratentorial pMF supplied by both superior cerebellar arteries with venous ectasia was found. The first treatment attempt using balloons and coils failed since the position of either device could not be controlled because of a distal diameter of the feeding artery of 8 mm...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728360/isolation-and-characterization-of-a-novel-gossypol-degrading-bacteria-bacillus-subtilis-strain-rbs
#17
Yunhua Zhang, Lijuan Chen, Zhengyou Zhang, Li Dai, Ying Liu, Maoji Cheng
Objective: An experiment was conducted to isolate gossypol-degrading bacteria and assessed its potential for gossypol degradation. Methods: Rumen liquid was collected from the rumen of cows through fistula from the experimental pasture. Approximately 1 ml of the rumen liquid was spread onto basal medium plates containing 2 g/l gossypol as the only source of carbon and was then cultured at 39°C to isolate gossypol-degrading bacteria. The isolated colonies were cultured for 6 h and then observed their size and shape by the microscope and scanning electron microscope...
June 27, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726147/stent-migration-following-endoscopic-suture-fixation-of-esophageal-self-expandable-metal-stents-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Ryan Law, Anoop Prabhu, Larissa Fujii-Lau, Carol Shannon, Siddharth Singh
BACKGROUND: Covered self-expandable metal stents (SEMS) are utilized for the management of benign and malignant esophageal conditions; however, covered SEMS are prone to migration. Endoscopic suture fixation may mitigate the migration risk of covered esophageal SEMS. Hence, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of endoscopic suture fixation for covered esophageal SEMS. METHODS: Following PRISMA guidelines, we performed a systematic review from 2011 to 2016 to identify studies (case control/case series) reporting the technical success and migration rate of covered esophageal SEMS following endoscopic suture fixation...
July 19, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726146/an-odyssey-of-complications-from-band-to-sleeve-to-bypass-definitive-laparoscopic-completion-gastrectomy-with-distal-esophagectomy-and-esophagojejunostomy-for-persistent-leak
#19
Hideo Takahashi, Andrew T Strong, Alfredo D Guerron, John H Rodriguez, Matthew Kroh
INTRODUCTION: Anastomotic leaks are uncommon yet potentially devastating complications after bariatric surgery. While the initial management includes resuscitation and sepsis control, the definitive management often requires endoscopic or surgical interventions. Surgical revision of the initial surgery may be necessary for chronic non-healing fistula. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The patient is a 45-year-old female with history of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding who underwent band removal and conversion to a sleeve gastrectomy (SG) due to her failed weight loss, which resulted in a leak at gastroesophageal junction...
July 19, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723761/efficacy-of-the-prophylactic-use-of-octreotide-for-the-prevention-of-complications-after-pancreatic-resection-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#20
REVIEW
Chunli Wang, Xin Zhao, Shengyi You
BACKGROUND: The use of octreotide prophylaxis in the prevention of complications after pancreatic resection remains controversial. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the efficacy of octreotide prophylactic treatment to prevent complications after pancreatic resection. METHODS: Five databases (PubMed, Medline, SinoMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library) were searched for eligible studies from 1980 to November 2016 with the limitation of human subjects and randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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