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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324171/risk-factors-for-delayed-gastric-emptying-after-esophagectomy
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Frank Benedix, Tobias Willems, Siegfried Kropf, Daniel Schubert, Patrick Stübs, Stephanie Wolff
PURPOSE: Delayed gastric emptying (DGE) is a common functional disorder after esophagectomy with gastric tube reconstruction. Little is known about risk factors that can predict this debilitating complication. METHODS: Patients who underwent elective esophagectomy from 2008 to 2016 in a single center were retrospectively reviewed. Diagnosis of DGE was based on clinical, radiological, and endoscopic findings. Uni- and multivariate analyses were performed to identify patient-, tumor-, and procedure-related factors that increase the risk of DGE...
March 21, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323788/traumatic-colon-injury-in-damage-control-laparotomy-a-multicenter-trial-is-it-safe-to-do-a-delayed-anastomosis
#2
Leah Carey Tatebe, Andrew Jennings, Ken Tatebe, Alexandra Handy, Purvi Prajapati, Michael Smith, Tai Do, Gerald O Ogola, Rajesh R Gandhi, Therese M Duane, Stephen Luk, Laura Bruce Petrey
BACKGROUND: Delayed colonic anastomosis after damage control laparotomy (DCL) is an alternative to colostomies during a single laparotomy (SL) in high-risk patients. However, literature suggests increased colonic leak rates up to 27% with DCL, and various reported risk factors. We evaluated our regional experience to determine if delayed colonic anastomosis was associated with worse outcomes. METHODS: A multicenter retrospective cohort study was performed across three Level I trauma centers encompassing traumatic colon injuries from January 2006 through June 2014...
April 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317877/transcription-factor-nf-kappa-b-represses-ant1-transcription-and-leads-to-mitochondrial-dysfunctions
#3
Chen Zhang, Hui Jiang, Pin Wang, Heng Liu, Xiulian Sun
Mitochondria are intracellular organelles involved in cell survival and death, and dysfunctions of mitochondria are related to neurodegenerative diseases. As the most abundant protein in the mitochondrial inner membrane, adenine nucleotide translocator 1 (ANT1) plays a critical role in mitochondrial function, including the exchange of adenosine triphosphate/adenosine diphosphate (ATP/ADP) in mitochondria, basal proton leak and mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP). Here, we show that ANT1 transcription is regulated by transcription factor NF-kappa B (NF-κB)...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317322/cerebrospinal-fluid-leaks-during-endoscopic-sinus-surgery-in-thirty-two-patients
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Georg J Ledderose, Klaus Stelter, Christian S Betz, Anna S Englhard, Carola Ledderose, Andreas Leunig
The inadvertent cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak is a very rare but potentially hazardous complication in endoscopic sinus surgery. We performed a systematic review of a series of 32 cases of CSF leaks occurring during sinus surgery. We identified surgical inexperience and impaired orientation in the surgical field as the main risk factors for iatrogenic CSF leaks. The lateral lamella of the cribriform plate and the anterior ethmoid roof are predilection sites for CSF leaks in the anterior skull base. We determined suitable methods of repair based on the location of the leak and found high success rates after endoscopic leak closure...
March 20, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304142/biomarkers-and-anastomotic-leakage-in-colorectal-surgery-c-reactive-protein-trajectory-is-the-gold-standard
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Stephen R Smith, Peter Pockney, Ryan Holmes, Fiona Doig, John Attia, Elizabeth Holliday, Rosemary Carroll, Brian Draganic
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leakage is a feared complication following colorectal surgery. Early prediction results in improved clinical outcome, but accurate predictive factors remain elusive. Many biomarkers have been studied with respect to diagnosis of anastomotic leakage but the concept of trajectory testing, using biomarkers, has not been assessed with regards to early diagnosis of anastomotic leak. METHODS: C-reactive protein (CRP), procalcitonin (PCT), white cell count (WCC) and gamma-glutamyl transferase were assessed for predictive utility in diagnosing anastomotic leakage with emphasis on identifying an association with change in their levels or trajectory...
March 17, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302626/sting-irf3-triggers-endothelial-inflammation-in-response-to-free-fatty-acid-induced-mitochondrial-damage-in-diet-induced-obesity
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Yun Mao, Wei Luo, Lin Zhang, Weiwei Wu, Liangshuai Yuan, Hao Xu, Juhee Song, Keigi Fujiwara, Jun-Ichi Abe, Scott A LeMaire, Xing Li Wang, Ying H Shen
OBJECTIVE: Metabolic stress in obesity induces endothelial inflammation and activation, which initiates adipose tissue inflammation, insulin resistance, and cardiovascular diseases. However, the mechanisms underlying endothelial inflammation induction are not completely understood. Stimulator of interferon genes (STING) is an important molecule in immunity and inflammation. In the present study, we sought to determine the role of STING in palmitic acid-induced endothelial activation/inflammation...
March 16, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298047/development-of-a-prediction-rule-for-diagnosing-postoperative-meningitis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Olga Helena Hernández Ortiz, Héctor Iván García García, Fabián Muñoz Ramírez, Juan Sebastián Cardona Flórez, Bladimir Alejandro Gil Valencia, Salvador Ernesto Medina Mantilla, María Juliana Moreno Ochoa, Jorge Eliécer Sará Ochoa, Fabián Jaimes
OBJECTIVE Diagnosing nosocomial meningitis (NM) in neurosurgical patients is difficult. The standard CSF test is not optimal and when it is obtained, CSF cultures are negative in as many as 70% of cases. The goal of this study was to develop a diagnostic prediction rule for postoperative meningitis using a combination of clinical, laboratory, and CSF variables, as well as risk factors (RFs) for CNS infection. METHODS A cross-sectional study was performed in 4 intensive care units in Medellín, Colombia. Patients with a history of neurosurgical procedures were selected at the onset of febrile symptoms and/or after an increase in acute-phase reactants...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286810/epidemiology-and-related-risk-factors-of-preterm-labor-as-an-obstetrics-emergency
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Ali Asghar Halimi Asl, Saeed Safari, Mohsen Parvareshi Hamrah
INTRODUCTION: Preterm birth is still a major health problem throughout the world, which results in 75% of neonatal mortality. Preterm labor not only inflicts financial and emotional distress, it may also lead to permanent disability. The present study was conducted to determine the related risk factors and preventive measures of preterm labor. METHODS: This retrospective cross-sectional study assessed all preterm labors, as well as an equal number of term labors, during seven years, at an educational hospital...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285387/development-and-external-validation-of-preoperative-risk-models-for-operative-morbidities-after-total-gastrectomy-using-a-japanese-web-based-nationwide-registry
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Hirotoshi Kikuchi, Hiroaki Miyata, Hiroyuki Konno, Kinji Kamiya, Ai Tomotaki, Mitsukazu Gotoh, Go Wakabayashi, Masaki Mori
BACKGROUND: Total gastrectomy is a relatively difficult and invasive procedure among gastrointestinal surgeries, and major morbidities following total gastrectomy can be serious and fatal. This study aimed to develop and validate preoperative risk models of morbidities associated with total gastrectomy using a Japanese web-based nationwide registry. METHODS: The national clinical database was used to retrieve the records of 39,253 patients who underwent total gastrectomy in 1,841 hospitals between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012...
March 11, 2017: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284758/urgent-start-peritoneal-dialysis-complications-prevalence-and%C3%A2-risk-factors
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Damin Xu, Tianjiao Liu, Jie Dong
BACKGROUND: Mechanical complications are of particular concern in urgent-start peritoneal dialysis (PD) because of the shorter break-in period. However, risk factors have been reported inconsistently and data in urgent-start PD populations are limited. STUDY DESIGN: Observational cohort study. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: All patients treated with urgent-start PD, defined as PD therapy initiated within 1 week after catheter insertion, January 2003 to May 2013...
March 8, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283473/loss-of-lung-wwox-expression-causes-neutrophilic-inflammation
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Sunit Singla, Jiwang Chen, Shruthi Sethuraman, Justin R Sysol, Amulya Gampa, Shuangping Zhao, Roberto F Machado
The tumor suppressor, WWOX, exhibits regulatory interactions with an array of transcription factors and signaling molecules that are positioned at the well-known crossroads between inflammation and cancer. WWOX is also subject to downregulation by genotoxic environmental exposures, making it of potential interest to the study of lung pathobiology. Knockdown of lung WWOX expression in mice was observed to cause neutrophil influx, and accompanied by a corresponding vascular leak and inflammatory cytokine production...
March 10, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279870/a-method-for-simulating-the-entire-leaking-process-and-calculating-the-liquid-leakage-volume-of-a-damaged-pressurized-pipeline
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Guoxi He, Yongtu Liang, Yansong Li, Mengyu Wu, Liying Sun, Cheng Xie, Feng Li
The accidental leakage of long-distance pressurized oil pipelines is a major area of risk, capable of causing extensive damage to human health and environment. However, the complexity of the leaking process, with its complex boundary conditions, leads to difficulty in calculating the leakage volume. In this study, the leaking process is divided into 4 stages based on the strength of transient pressure. 3 models are established to calculate the leaking flowrate and volume. First, a negative pressure wave propagation attenuation model is applied to calculate the sizes of orifices...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279778/readmission-and-other-adverse-events-after-transsphenoidal-surgery-prevalence-timing-and-predictive-factors
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David J Cote, Hormuz H Dasenbrock, Ivo S Muskens, Marike Ld Broekman, Hasan A Zaidi, Ian F Dunn, Timothy R Smith, Edward R Laws
BACKGROUND: Transsphenoidal surgery is a common neurosurgical procedure for accessing the pituitary and anterior skull base, yet few multicenter analyses have evaluated outcomes after this procedure. STUDY DESIGN: Patients undergoing transsphenoidal surgery from 2006 to 2015 were extracted from the ACS NSQIP database. Logistic regression was used to identify predictors of thirty-day complications. RESULTS: Of 1240 patients included in this analysis; 6...
March 6, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278490/outcomes-after-oesophageal-perforation-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-patients-with-different-aetiologies
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T T Law, J Yl Chan, D Kk Chan, D Tong, I Yh Wong, F Sy Chan, S Law
INTRODUCTION: The mortality rate after oesophageal perforation is high despite advances in operative and non-operative techniques. In this study, we sought to identify risk factors for hospital mortality. METHODS: We retrospectively examined patients treated for oesophageal perforation in a university teaching hospital in Hong Kong between January 1997 and December 2013. Their demographic and clinical characteristics, aetiology, management strategies, and outcomes were recorded and analysed...
March 10, 2017: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278250/zinc-reduces-epithelial-barrier-compromise-induced-by-human-seminal-plasma
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James M Mullin, Katherine M Diguilio, Mary C Valenzano, Rachael Deis, Sunil Thomas, E Peter Zurbach, Shaheed Abdulhaqq, Luis J Montaner
Human semen has the potential to modulate the epithelial mucosal tissues it contacts, as seminal plasma (SP) is recognized to contain both pro- and anti-barrier components, yet its effects on epithelial barrier function are largely unknown. We addressed the role of human SP when exposed to the basal-lateral epithelial surface, a situation that would occur clinically with prior mechanical or disease-related injury of the human epithelial mucosal cell layers in contact with semen. The action of SP on claudins-2, -4, -5, and -7 expression, as well as on a target epithelium whose basolateral surface has been made accessible to SP, showed upregulation of claudins-4 and -5 in CACO-2 human epithelial cell layers, despite broad variance in SP-induced modulation of transepithelial electrical resistance and mannitol permeability...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277591/the-role-of-fluorescent-angiography-in-anastomotic-leaks
#16
Sarath Sujatha-Bhaskar, Mehraneh D Jafari, Michael J Stamos
Anastomotic leaks following colorectal anastomosis has substantial implications including increased morbidity, longer hospitalization, and reduced overall survival. The etiology of leaks includes patient factors, technical factors, and anastomotic perfusion. An intact anastomotic blood supply is especially crucial in the physiology of anastomotic healing. To date, no established intraoperative methods have been developed that reliably and reproducibly identify and prevent leak occurrence. Recently, fluorescent angiography (FA) with indocyanine green (ICG) has emerged as an innovative modality for intraoperative perfusion assessment...
March 9, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275487/experiences-in-the-management-of-anastomotic-leakages-and-analysis-of-the-factors-affecting-leakage-healing-in-patients-with-esophagogastric-junction-cancer
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Ningning Ding, Yousheng Mao, Jie He, Shugeng Gao, Yue Zhao, Ding Yang, Kelin Sun, Guiyu Cheng, Juwei Mu, Qi Xue, Dali Wang, Jun Zhao, Yushun Gao, Xiangyang Liu, Dekang Fang, Jian Li, Yonggang Wang, Jinfeng Huang, Bing Wang, Liangze Zhang
BACKGROUND: It was reported in the literatures that the incidence of anastomotic leakage in patients with esophagogastric junction cancer decreased due to application of staplers and closure devices as well as gastric conduit technique in recent years, however, it increased slightly at our center since widely using the above devices and gastric conduit techniques from 2009. The objective of this study was to summarize our experiences in the management of anastomotic leakages and analyze the factors affecting leakage healing in the patients with esophagogastric junction cancer after surgical resection in recent 6 years...
February 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273409/c-reactive-protein-as-a-predictor-of-anastomotic-leak-in-the-first-week-after-anterior-resection-for-rectal-cancer
#18
Ian S Reynolds, Michael R Boland, Frank Reilly, Alison Deasy, Muhammad Hamid Majeed, Joseph Deasy, John P Burke, Deborah A McNamara
Anastomotic leak (AL) after anterior resection results in increased morbidity, mortality and local recurrence.. The aim of this study was to assess the ability of C-reactive protein (CRP) to predict AL in the first week after anterior resection for rectal cancer METHODS: A retrospective review of a prospectively maintained database that included all patients undergoing anterior resection between January 2008 and December 2013 was performed. The ability of CRP to predict AL was assessed using area under the receiver-operating characteristic (auROC) curves...
March 8, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267947/ambu%C3%A2-auragain%C3%A2-versus-lma-supreme%C3%A2-second-seal%C3%A2-a-randomised-controlled-trial-comparing-oropharyngeal-leak-pressures-and-gastric-drain-functionality-in-spontaneously-breathing-patients
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I I Shariffuddin, W H Teoh, Ebk Tang, Nhm Hashim, P S Loh
Newer second generation supraglottic airway devices may perform differently in vivo due to material and design modifications. We compared performance characteristics of the Ambu® AuraGain™ and LMA Supreme™ Second Seal™ in 100 spontaneously breathing anaesthetised patients in this randomised controlled study. We studied oropharyngeal leak pressures (OLP) (primary outcome) and secondarily, ease of insertion, success rates, haemodynamic response, time to insertion, and complications of usage. We found no significant difference in OLP between the AuraGain versus the LMA Supreme, mean (standard deviation, SD) 24...
March 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262099/sexual-rehabilitation-after-treatment-for-prostate-cancer-part-1-recommendations-from-the-fourth-international-consultation-for-sexual-medicine-icsm-2015
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Andrea Salonia, Ganesh Adaikan, Jacques Buvat, Serge Carrier, Amr El-Meliegy, Kostas Hatzimouratidis, Andrew McCullough, Abraham Morgentaler, Luiz Otavio Torres, Mohit Khera
INTRODUCTION: Sexual dysfunction is common in patients after radical prostatectomy (RP) for prostate cancer. AIM: To provide the International Consultation for Sexual Medicine (ICSM) 2015 recommendations concerning prevention and management strategies for post-RP erectile function impairment in terms of preoperative patient characteristics and intraoperative factors that could influence erectile function recovery. METHODS: A literature search was performed using Google and PubMed databases for English-language original and review articles published up to August 2016...
March 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
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