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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726587/repair-of-tympanic-membrane-perforations-with-customized-bioprinted-ear-grafts-using-chinchilla-models
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Che-Ying Kuo, Emmanuel Wilson, Andrew Fuson, Nidhi Gandhi, Reza Monfaredi, Audrey Jenkins, Maria Romero, Marco Santoro, John P Fisher, Kevin Cleary, Brian Reilly
The goal of this work is to develop an innovative method that combines bioprinting and endoscopic imaging to repair tympanic membrane perforations (TMPs). TMPs are a serious health issue because they can lead to both conductive hearing loss and repeated otitis media. TMPs occur in 3 to 5% of cases after ear tube placement as well as in cases of acute otitis media (the second most common infection in pediatrics), chronic otitis media with or without cholesteatoma, or as a result of barotrauma to the ear. About 55,000 tympanoplasties, the surgery performed to reconstruct TMPs, are performed every year and the commonly used cartilage grafting technique has a success rate between 43% to 100%...
July 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709560/an-alternative-view-on-the-necessity-of-egd-before-sleeve-gastrectomy
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Kivanc Derya Peker, Nuri Alper Sahbaz, Hakan Seyit, Osman Kones, Alpen Yahya Gumusoglu, Halil Alis
BACKGROUND: Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is particularly recommended for choosing a surgical method to be used with asymptomatic patients and for the assessment of symptomatic patients prior to sleeve gastrectomy. The presence of hiatal hernia, for instance, is a relative contraindication. EGD is used for malignancy scanning as well as surgical planning, but seems inefficient in determining postoperative complications. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to investigate the effectiveness of the pathological evaluation of endoscopic biopsies obtained with esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) according to Sydney classification prior to sleeve gastrectomy in identifying the risk of staple line leak, independently of clinical diagnosis...
June 15, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677072/disparity-in-access-and-outcomes-for-emergency-neonatal-surgery-intestinal-atresia-in-kampala-uganda
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Sarah Cairo, Nasser Kakembo, Phyllis Kisa, Arlene Muzira, Maija Cheung, James Healy, Doruk Ozgediz, John Sekabira
BACKGROUND/AIM: Intestinal atresia is one of the leading causes of neonatal intestinal obstruction (NIO). The purpose of this study was to analyze the presentation and outcome of IA and compare with those from both similar and high-income country settings. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of prospectively collected data from patient charts and pediatric surgical database for 2012-2015 was performed. Epidemiological data and patient characteristics were analyzed and outcomes were compared with those reported in other LMICs and high-income countries (HICs)...
August 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662272/campylobacter-fetus-impairs-barrier-function-in-ht-29-b6-cells-through-focal-tight-junction-alterations-and-leaks
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Roland Bücker, Susanne M Krug, Anja Fromm, Hans Linde Nielsen, Michael Fromm, Henrik Nielsen, Jörg-Dieter Schulzke
Infections by Campylobacter species are the most common foodborne zoonotic disease worldwide. Campylobacter jejuni and C. coli are isolated most frequently from human stool samples, but severe infections by C. fetus (Cf), which can cause gastroenteritis, septicemia, and abortion, are also found. This study aims at the characterization of pathological changes in Cf infection using an intestinal epithelial cell model. The Cf-induced epithelial barrier defects appeared earlier than those of avian Campylobacter species like C...
June 29, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654851/a-colovesical-fistula-with-a-persistent-descending-mesocolon-due-to-partial-situs-inversus-a-case-report
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Tetsuya Mochizuki, Hirofumi Tazawa, Yuzo Hirata, Yoshio Kuga, Tomohiro Miwata, Sotaro Fukuhara, Kouki Imaoka, Seiji Fujisaki, Mamoru Takahashi, Saburo Fukuda, Toshihiro Nishida, Hideto Sakimoto
INTRODUCTION: Situs inversus viscerum, a congenital condition in which the visceral organs are a mirror image of their normal physiological positions, could be total or partial. Persistent descending mesocolon (PDM) is a congenital anomaly that is asymptomatic because of its short length. PDM causing intestinal obstruction is a known clinical complication. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 74-year-old woman presented with pneumaturia and enteruria for two months, and recurrent cystitis for a month...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629261/assessment-of-leakage-pressure-following-enterotomy-closure-reinforced-by-tissue-adhesive-in-a-caprine-cadaver-model
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C T Jones, C Y Chen, B G Campbell, B A Fransson
AIMS: To compare the combination of suture and tissue adhesive with suture alone for closure of enterotomy incisions in an ex vivo caprine jejunal model, by measuring the intraluminal pressure at which leakage occurred and the proportion of closures that leaked at intraluminal pressures <40 mmHg. METHODS: Jejunal tissue was harvested from a goat following euthanasia and enterotomy incisions (4 mm in length) were made in each of 24 isolated jejunal segments. The enterotomies were randomly assigned to be closed using a single interrupted suture alone (n=12) or in combination with biopolymer tissue adhesive (n=12)...
June 19, 2017: New Zealand Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612145/transanal-hartmann-s-colostomy-reversal-assisted-by-laparoscopy-outcomes-of-the-first-10-patients
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Jean-Sébastien Trépanier, María Clara Arroyave, Raquel Bravo, Marta Jiménez-Toscano, Francisco B DeLacy, María Fernandez-Hevia, Antonio M Lacy
INTRODUCTION: Restoration of intestinal continuity after Hartmann's procedure is a technically difficult surgery associated with significant morbidity and mortality. This study presents the short-term results of a new approach: a transanal Hartmann's colostomy reversal assisted by laparoscopy. METHOD: This is a retrospective analysis of data collected in one tertiary hospital, from October 2013 to November 2015. RESULTS: During the study period, there were ten cases of transanal Hartmann's reversal...
June 13, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601482/impaired-intestinal-permeability-contributes-to-ongoing-bowel-symptoms-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-mucosal-healing
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Jeff Chang, Rupert W Leong, Valerie Wasinger, Matthew Ip, Michael Yang, Tri Giang Phan
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Many patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) have ongoing bowel symptoms of diarrhea or abdominal pain despite mucosal healing. We investigated whether impaired intestinal permeability contributes to these symptoms. METHODS: We performed a prospective study of intestinal permeability, measured by endoscopic confocal laser endomicroscopy in 110 consecutive subjects (31 with ulcerative colitis [UC], 57 with Crohn's disease [CD], and 22 healthy individuals [controls]) in Sydney Australia from May 2009 and September 2015...
June 7, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574214/exocrine-secretion-spelled-with-a-capital-k-bk
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Jens Leipziger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 15, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488729/randomized-clinical-trial-of-biodegradeable-intraluminal-sheath-to-prevent-anastomotic-leak-after-stapled-colorectal-anastomosis
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I S Bakker, A N Morks, H O Ten Cate Hoedemaker, J G M Burgerhof, H G Leuvenink, J B van Praagh, R J Ploeg, K Havenga
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leakage is a potential major complication after colorectal surgery. The C-seal was developed to help reduce the clinical leakage rate. It is an intraluminal sheath that is stapled proximal to a colorectal anastomosis, covering it intraluminally and thus preventing intestinal leakage in case of anastomotic dehiscence. The C-seal trial was initiated to evaluate the efficacy of the C-seal in reducing anastomotic leakage in stapled colorectal anastomoses. METHODS: This RCT was performed in 41 hospitals in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Hungary and Spain...
May 10, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473067/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-chylothorax-treatment-planning
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Bill S Majdalany, Douglas A Murrey, Baljendra S Kapoor, Thomas R Cain, Suvranu Ganguli, Michael S Kent, Fabien Maldonado, Joseph J McBride, Jeet Minocha, Stephen P Reis, Jonathan M Lorenz, Sanjeeva P Kalva
Chylothorax is an uncommon but serious medical condition, which arises when intestinal lymphatic fluid leaks into the pleural space. Treatment strategies depend on the daily output and underlying etiology, which may be due to direct injury to lymphatic vessels or a nontraumatic disorder. Chest radiographs confirm the presence of pleural fluid and lateralize the process. In the setting of direct injury, lymphangiography can often be both diagnostic and facilitate a minimally invasive attempt at therapy. CT and MRI in this setting may be appropriate for cases when lymphangiography is not diagnostic...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393434/multivisceral-transplantation-for-abdominal-tumors-in-children-a-single-center-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
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Eliza Lee, Nicole Hodgkinson, Rima Fawaz, Khashayar Vakili, Heung Bae Kim
Standard management of intra-abdominal pediatric solid tumors requires complete resection. However, tumors with multiple organ and vascular involvement present a unique surgical challenge. We conducted a retrospective chart review of four patients, aged 2-14 years, undergoing MVT for intra-abdominal tumors with significant involvement of the visceral arteries and/or portomesenteric venous system at our institution. Indications for MVT included hepatocellular carcinoma, inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor, and two cases of hepatoblastoma...
August 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366985/prosaposin-knockdown-in-caco-2-cells-decreases-cellular-levels-of-coenzyme-q10-and-atp-and-results-in-the-loss-of-tight-junction-barriers
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Misato Kashiba, Masayuki Terashima, Tomofumi Sagawa, Shinichi Yoshimura, Yorihiro Yamamoto
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a key component of the mitochondrial electron transfer chain and is one of the most important antioxidants. We previously found that glycoprotein prosaposin (Psap) binds CoQ10 in human cells. Although Psap is expressed in the intestines, its role in the gastrointestinal tract is not clear. To elucidate the role of Psap in the intestines, we established Psap knockdown (KD) Caco-2 cells, which are an intestinal epithelial cell line. Cellular CoQ10 levels decreased significantly in Psap KD Caco-2 cells as compared to parental Caco-2 cells...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361997/zinc-treatment-is-efficient-against-escherichia-coli-%C3%AE-haemolysin-induced-intestinal-leakage-in-mice
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Stephanie Wiegand, Silke S Zakrzewski, Miriam Eichner, Emanuel Schulz, Dorothee Günzel, Robert Pieper, Rita Rosenthal, Christian Barmeyer, André Bleich, Ulrich Dobrindt, Jörg-Dieter Schulzke, Roland Bücker
Zinc homoeostasis exerts protective effects in inflammatory intestinal diseases and zinc supplementation has been successfully used for treating infectious diarrhoea. This study aimed at a characterisation of zinc effects on focal leak induction by α-haemolysin (HlyA)-producing Escherichia coli (E. coli) as protective mechanism for colitis. We conducted in vivo experiments by oral challenge of gnotobiotic mice colonised with HlyA-expressing E. coli-536. Mice were either fed a defined normal or high zinc diet to analyse effects of zinc as a therapeutic regimen...
March 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285412/symptoms-and-impacts-in-non-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-qualitative-study-findings
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Erin L Tomaszewski, Pierre Moise, Robert N Krupnick, Jared Downing, Margaret Meyer, Shevani Naidoo, Stefan Holmstrom
OBJECTIVES: We developed a conceptual model to define key concepts associated with patients' experiences with the signs, symptoms, and impacts of non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (M0-CRPC). METHODS: A targeted review of peer-reviewed literature, and other publicly available information, identified and categorized symptoms and impacts related to early-stage prostate cancer. Semi-structured interviews with five clinical experts helped determine the most relevant and important concepts for patients with M0-CRPC...
March 11, 2017: Patient
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281474/combined-laparoscopic-and-transanal-total-mesorectal-excision-for-rectal-cancer-initial-experience-and-early-results
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Morten Holt Thomsen, Henrik Ovesen, Jens Ravn Eriksen
INTRODUCTION: Incomplete specimens resulting in residual mesorectum in the patient and an increased risk of local recurrence remains a problem. We have introduced transanal-total mesorectal excision (Ta-TME) in our department to potentially overcome this problem due to more direct access to the lower pelvis in patients undergoing TME for rectal cancer and this article presents our initial experience with the new procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with a T1-T3 mid or low rectal cancer eligible for TME or intersphincteric abdominoperineal excision were selected for a combined transanal and transabdominal laparoscopic resection...
April 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277591/the-role-of-fluorescent-angiography-in-anastomotic-leaks
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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/28269737/the-autodigestion-hypothesis-proteolytic-receptor-cleavage-in-rheological-and-cardiovascular-cell-dysfunction1
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Geert W Schmid-Schönbein
Transformation of circulating leukocytes from a dormant into an activated state with changing rheological properties leads to a major shift of their behavior in the microcirculation. Low levels of pseudopod formation or expression of adhesion molecules facilitate relatively free passage through microvessels while activated leukocytes with pseudopods and enhanced levels of adhesion membrane proteins become trapped in microvessels, attach to the endothelium and migrate into the tissue. The transformation of leukocytes into an activated state is seen in many diseases...
2016: Biorheology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250903/endoscopic-closure-instead-of-surgery-to-close-an-ileal-pouch-fistula-with-the-over-the-scope-clip-system
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Yao Wei, Jian-Feng Gong, Wei-Ming Zhu
An ileal pouch fistula is an uncommon complication after an ileal pouch anal anastomosis. Most patients who suffer from an ileal pouch fistula will need surgical intervention. However, the surgery can be invasive and has a high risk compared to endoscopic treatment. The over-the-scope clip (OTSC) system was initially developed for hemostasis and leakage closure in the gastrointestinal tract during flexible endoscopy. There have been many successes in using this approach to apply perforations to the upper gastrointestinal tract...
February 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248040/-technical-features-of-intestinal-ureteroplasty-part-5-bilateral-ureteroplasty
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B K Komyakov, V A Ochelenko, T Kh Al-Attar, A Kh Gaziev
AIM: To present the results and the technical features of the various methods of bilateral ileal ureteroplasty. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2001 to 2016, 154 patients (mean age 52+/-9.2 years) underwent ileal and appendicular substitution of the ureter and urinary bladder. Study participants comprised 70 (45.4%) men and 84 (54.6%) women. All patients underwent comprehensive examination, including ultrasound, X-ray, radioisotope and endoscopic tests. Bilateral isolated ileal ureteroplasty was performed in 20 patients (40 substituted ureters) whereof in 14, 5 and 1 cases U-shaped, 7-shaped and two separate grafts were used, respectively...
December 2016: Urologii︠a︡
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