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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918402/rare-case-of-primary-leiomyosarcoma-of-sigmoid-mesocolon
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Aizat Sabri Ilias, Huzairi Yaacob, Wan Zainira Wan Zain, Andee Dzulkarnaen Zakaria
We experienced a rare case of primary leiomyosarcoma of sigmoid mesentery. A 45-year-old woman was presented to us with left iliac fossa mass and discomfort for 4-month duration. CT scan of abdomen and pelvis revealed a huge mass 14 cm×14 cm×16 cm occupying left iliac fossa mimicked having a large left ovarian carcinoma. She was subsequently planned for elective total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy by gynaecology team. During laparotomy, a huge mass was revealed arising from sigmoid mesentery invaded to the left lower ureter...
September 15, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918170/lifestyle-predictors-of-obese-and-non-obese-patients-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-cross-sectional-study
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Joo Hee Kwak, Dae Won Jun, Seung Min Lee, Yong Kyun Cho, Kang Nyeong Lee, Hang Lak Lee, Oh Young Lee, Ho Soon Choi, Byung Chul Yoon
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Most people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are obese, and they usually eat more while being less physically active as compared to healthy individuals. However, little is known about the lifestyle patterns of non-obese or obese patients with NAFLD. The aim of this study was to investigate nutrition components and behavioral differences between non-obese and obese patients with NAFLD. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study comprising of 209 patients...
August 30, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917595/perioperative-and-oncologic-outcomes-of-nephrectomy-and-caval-thrombectomy-using-extracorporeal-circulation-and-deep-hypothermic-circulatory-arrest-for-renal-cell-carcinoma-invading-the-supradiaphragmatic-inferior-vena-cava-and-or-right-atrium
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Alessandro Nini, Umberto Capitanio, Alessandro Larcher, Paolo Dell'Oglio, Federico Dehò, Nazareno Suardi, Fabio Muttin, Cristina Carenzi, Massimo Freschi, Roberta Lucianò, Giovanni La Croce, Alberto Briganti, Renzo Colombo, Andrea Salonia, Alessandro Castiglioni, Patrizio Rigatti, Francesco Montorsi, Roberto Bertini
BACKGROUND: Radical nephrectomy (RN) and caval thrombectomy (CT) for renal cell carcinoma, with extracorporeal circulation (ECC) and deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA) is a challenging surgical approach. OBJECTIVE: To assess peri-operative and oncologic outcomes of renal cell carcinoma patients treated with RN and CT, using ECC and DHCA. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: We retrospectively evaluated 46 patients who underwent RN and CT using ECC and DHCA...
September 13, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917010/differences-of-alternative-methods-of-measuring-abdominal-wall-hernia-defect-size-a-prospective-observational-study
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Deepa V Cherla, Debbie F Lew, Richard J Escamilla, Julie L Holihan, Arun S Cherla, Juan Flores-Gonzalez, Tien C Ko, Lillian S Kao, Mike K Liang
BACKGROUND: Despite the importance of defect size, there are no standardized recommendations on how to measure ventral hernias. Our aims were to determine (1) if any significant differences existed between various methods of measuring ventral hernias and (2) the effect of these methods of measurement on selection of mesh size. METHOD: A prospective study of all patients enrolled in a randomized trial assessing laparoscopic ventral hernia repair at a single institution from 3/2015 to 7/2016 was eligible for inclusion...
September 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916884/a-clinical-scoring-system-to-predict-the-clinical-sequelae-of-computed-tomography-diagnosed-intussusception
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Hwee Leong Tan, Ye Xin Koh, Mohammad Taufik, Weng Kit Lye, Brian Kim Poh Goh, Hock Soo Ong
INTRODUCTION: Intussusception in adults is increasingly diagnosed on cross-sectional imaging with a lack of clear recommendations on management. The presence of an underlying lead point is a key to guiding management as its absence can predict spontaneous resolution. We studied adult patients with computed tomography (CT) diagnosed intussusception formulate a clinical scoring system to predict the risk of an underlying lead point. METHODOLOGY: We performed a retrospective review of all adult patients who underwent CT scans of the abdomen and pelvis in our institution between 2001 and 2014...
September 15, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916847/endoscopic-resection-of-gastric-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-originating-from-the-muscularis-propria-layer-in-north-america-methods-and-feasibility-data
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Iman Andalib, Daniel Yeoun, Ramesh Reddy, Steve Xie, Shahzad Iqbal
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. In recent years, endoscopic procedures such as endoscopic enucleation (EN) and endoscopic full-thickness resection (EFTR) have been used to resect GISTs. This study aimed to investigate the clinical efficacy, safety, and feasibility of endoscopic resection of GISTs in a North American population. METHODS: A total of 25 patients with gastric submucosal lesions (SML) underwent endoscopic resection from December 2014 to April 2016...
September 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915871/virtual-patients-in-the-acquisition-of-clinical-reasoning-skills-does-presentation-mode-matter-a-quasi-randomized-controlled-trial
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Fabian Schubach, Matthias Goos, Götz Fabry, Werner Vach, Martin Boeker
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is to compare two different instructional methods in the curricular use of computerized virtual patients in undergraduate medical education. We aim to investigate whether using many short and focused cases - the key feature principle - is more effective for the learning of clinical reasoning skills than using few long and systematic cases. METHODS: We conducted a quasi-randomized, non-blinded, controlled parallel-group intervention trial in a large medical school in Southwestern Germany...
September 15, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915285/diluted-calcium-hydroxylapatite-for-skin-tightening-of-the-upper-arms-and-abdomen
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Natalia G Lapatina, Tatiana Pavlenko
BACKGROUND: The collagen-stimulating properties of Radiesse® (calcium hydroxylapatite, CaHA) can be used for skin-tightening procedures by hyper-diluting the product with lidocaine or saline. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of diluted CaHA for skin tightening in two case series of women with skin laxity in the upper arms or abdomen. METHODS: For each case series, 10 female subjects were enrolled. In the upper arms, CaHA diluted 1:2 with normal saline solution and 2% lidocaine was injected subdermally using a short, linear-threading technique...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915276/relationship-between-rectus-abdominis-muscle-thickness-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-middle-aged-men
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Eun Sil Choi, Soo Hyun Cho, Jung-Ha Kim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Skeletal muscle has been suggested as an important factor in the pathophysiology of metabolic syndrome. During the aging process, muscle mass is lost in specific body parts. However, few studies have investigated the relationship between site-specific muscle loss assessed using computed tomography (CT) and metabolic syndrome. This study was conducted to investigate the association between metabolic syndrome and rectus abdominis muscle thickness at the umbilicus level (RAM), which reflects site-specific muscle loss of the abdomen using CT image...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914598/ovarian-cancer-prevalence-in-incidental-simple-adnexal-cysts-initially-identified-in-ct-examinations-of-the-abdomen-and-pelvis
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Johannes Boos, Olga R Brook, Jieming Fang, Alexander Brook, Deborah Levine
Purpose To evaluate the rate of malignancy in incidentally detected simple adnexal cysts at computed tomography (CT) to determine if simple-appearing cysts require follow-up. Materials and Methods In this HIPAA-compliant, institutional review board-approved retrospective cohort study, an institutional database was searched for abdominal and pelvic CT studies performed between June 2003 and December 2010 in women reported to have adnexal cysts. Adnexal cyst characterization was determined by prospective report description as well as image review by a research fellow and by a fellowship-trained abdominal radiologist for examinations with disagreement between the original report and the research fellow's assessment...
September 14, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912997/laparoscopic-repair-of-diaphragmatic-rupture-a-case-report-with-radiological-and-surgical-correlation
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Patrick Nguyen, Bonnie Davis, Daniel D Tran
The leading cause of diaphragmatic rupture is penetrating abdominal trauma, including gunshot- and stab-related wounds; however, diaphragmatic rupture can also result from blunt trauma to the abdomen. The diagnosis can be difficult to make as the physical examination may be unremarkable, and imaging, that is, a conventional chest X-ray and/or CT imaging, may initially fail to reveal the injury. Failure to recognize diaphragmatic rupture can result in a delayed presentation, sometimes years later, with a potential catastrophic outcome...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912819/large-subcapsular-splenic-hematoma-with-a-large-pancreatic-pseudocyst-was-successfully-treated-with-splenic-arterial-embolization-and-ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-drainage-of-pancreatic-pseudocyst
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Song Zhang, Fei Liu, Heena Buch, Guifang Xu, Lei Wang
Subcapsular splenic hematoma is a rare complication of pancreatitis. The management for subcapsular splenic hematoma remains controversial. We herein report a case of a large subcapsular splenic hematoma with a large pancreatic pseudocyst, which was successfully treated with splenic arterial embolization and ultrasound- (US-) guided percutaneous drainage of pancreatic pseudocyst, for the first time. A 44-year-old male suffered from recurrent abdominal pain for more than two years. He had previous 3 episodes of pancreatitis...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912818/a-successfully-treated-case-of-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-causing-severe-anemia-and-localized-peritonitis-showing-angina-pectoris-resulting-in-watershed-cerebral-infarction
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Yoshihide Sehara, Yuka Hayashi, Kenichi Ohya, Naoki Kaneko, Mikio Sawada
Ischemic stroke following acute myocardial infarction is a rare but a serious complication. Because the pathophysiology of stroke is dynamic, it is often hard to identify the cause of stroke. Here, we present the case of a 75-year-old man with ischemic stroke following angina pectoris caused by severe anemia and localized peritonitis due to gastrointestinal stromal tumor of small intestine. On admission, he showed consciousness disturbance, fever, and left hemiplegia. The electrocardiogram on admission showed ST-segment depression in V2 to V6 which was normalized 4 hours later...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912256/mitochondrial-capacity-oxidative-damage-and-hypoxia-gene-expression-are-associated-with-age-related-division-of-labor-in-honey-bee-apis-mellifera-l-workers
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Mário S Cervoni, Carlos A M Cardoso-Júnior, Giovana Craveiro, Anderson de O Souza, Luciane C Alberici, Klaus Hartfelder
During adult life, honeybee workers undergo a succession of behavioral states. Nurses bees perform tasks inside the nest, and when they are about 2-3 weeks old they initiate foraging. This switch is associated with alterations in diet, and with the levels of juvenile hormone and vitellogenin circulating in hemolymph. Less clear is whether this behavioral maturation involves major changes at the cellular level, such as mitochondrial activity and the redox environment in the head, thorax and abdomen. Using high-resolution respirometry, biochemical assays and RT-qPCR, we evaluated the association of these parameters with this behavioral change...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906566/minimally-invasive-small-intestinal-exploration-and-targeted-abdominal-organ-biopsy-with-a-wound-retraction-device-in-42-cats-2005-2015
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Jessica Baron, Michelle Giuffrida, Philipp D Mayhew, Ameet Singh, J Brad Case, William T N Culp, David E Holt, Kelli N Mayhew, Jeffrey J Runge
OBJECTIVE: To describe the surgical technique and evaluate short-term outcome after minimally invasive small intestinal exploration and targeted organ biopsy with a wound retractor device (WRD) in cats. STUDY DESIGN: Multi-institutional retrospective study. ANIMALS: Forty-two cats. METHODS: A wound retractor was inserted into the abdomen on the ventral midline through a 2-4 cm incision at the level of the umbilicus. Short segments (6-10 cm long) of intestinal tract were sequentially exteriorized and explored through the WRD...
September 14, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905808/patient-with-metastatic-breast-cancer-presenting-as-acute-cholecystitis-with-one-year-survival-on-hormonotherapy
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Mateusz Zamkowski, Michał Kąkol, Wojciech Makarewicz, Jerzy Ropel, Maciej Bobowicz
Breast cancer has high metastatic potential with distant metastases involving mainly lungs, liver and bones. Less frequently it gives distant spread to other organs. Herein we would like to present a very rare case of an acute cholecystitis which turned out to be a metastatic breast cancer in previously healthy woman. A female patient, 64-years old, presented to the emergency department with symptoms of biliary colic and acute abdomen. During the emergency cholecystectomy, we diagnosed the gallbladder empyema with thickened wall...
August 31, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905656/comparison-of-low-dose-and-standard-dose-abdominal-ct-scan-in-body-stuffers
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Hooman Bahrami-Motlagh, Zahra Mahboubi-Fooladi, Babak Salevatipour, Hossein Hassanian-Moghaddam, Seyyed Hadi Mirhashemi
PURPOSE: Detection of body stuffers is challenging in emergency departments. Because of the small size of baggies, plain radiograph is of little value in most suspects. On the other hand, abdomen CT scan is burdened by high cost and radiation dose. This study was performed to compare the image quality, radiation dose and accuracy of low-dose CT scan in comparison with standard dose. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this prospective study, suspected body stuffers who were referred to the radiology department underwent two different protocols of abdominal non-contrast CT scan simultaneously: low-dose (with equivalent dose to conventional abdominal x-ray) and standard dose...
September 14, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905449/lull-pgm-system-a-suitable-technique-to-improve-the-regenerative-potential-of-autologous-fat-grafting
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Paolo G Morselli, Federico A Giorgini, Claudia Pazzini, Claudio Muscari
Autologous fat grafting and methods of purification of harvested tissue have become one of the most current themes in regenerative medicine. The aim of this study was to evaluate the in vitro regenerative potential of abdomen lipoaspirates subjected to a combined washing-decantation purifying procedure, the Lull pgm System (Lull). Blood cells and stromal-vascular fraction (SVF) cells contained in the aspirates were investigated and compared with those obtained through more conventional fat-processing methods, i...
September 14, 2017: Wound Repair and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904925/a-rare-case-of-transvesical-cesarean-section
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Sunil Kumar Juneja, Pooja Tandon, Bakul Kochhar, Harman Deep Singh, Bhanupriya Sharma
Cesarean section, also commonly known as C-section, is a surgical procedure in which incision is made through a mother's abdomen and uterus to deliver one or more babies. According to urgency, they are classified either as elective or emergency. According to technique, they have been classified as classical, lower uterine segment and cesarean hysterectomy. Intentional transvesical cesarean though not a routinely practiced technique is used for delivery in women born with imperforate anus, ectopic intravaginal urethra, vaginal and urethral strictures, and bladder adherent completely over the uterus...
July 2017: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904809/magnetic-resonance-imaging-performance-for-diagnosis-of-ovarian-torsion-in-pregnant-women-with-stimulated-ovaries
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Elizabeth Asch, Jesse Wei, Koenraad J Mortele, Kathryn Humm, Kim Thornton, Deborah Levine
BACKGROUND: To determine if asymmetric ovarian edema on non-contrast MRI can be used to distinguish torsed from non-torsed stimulated ovaries in pregnant women. METHODS: In this retrospective study, our radiology database was searched for women who were pregnant and who had undergone ovarian stimulation and underwent MRI abdomen/pelvis from 1/2000-12/2012. At our institution, ultrasound is typically performed as a first line study for pregnant women with pelvic pain, with MR for those patients with indeterminate findings...
2017: Fertility Research and Practice
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