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Luis Manuel Rodriguez-Mendez, Jose de Jesus Martinez-Ruiz, Ruben Perez-Manzo, Jorge Luis Corona-Hernandez, Juan Luis Alcala-Zermeno, Sergio Sanchez-Enriquez
The incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries is rising every year. The autologous hamstring tendon graft, using semitendinosus tendon (SMT) and gracilis tendon (GR), is a common repair technique in the management of ACL injuries due to its multiple advantages. Using a final graft with a minimum diameter of 8 mm is necessary to avoid graft failure. The aim of this study was to find a correlation between preoperative ultrasound (USG) measurement of the SMT and GR tendon diameters (SMTd and GRd) and their actual diameters measured during the grafting procedure...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
Efsun Kaabudak, Eda Koksal
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this investigation is to test the validity and reliability the assessment methods for the true beverage consumption of adults. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was carried out 291 healthy volunteers. The beverage intake questionnaire (BIQ) was prepared in combination with a new one which is developed based on basic principles and the existing one developed for the beverages consumed the most with respect to frequency and amount by Turkish populations...
September 20, 2016: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
Sonam Sharma, Rahul Mannan, Tejinder Bhasin
Intraparotid hemangioma of the children is a rare neoplasm, posing diagnostic dilemma to the diagnosticians as well as treating clinicians. A 2-month-old male infant presented with a diffuse swelling in the parotid region since birth that was gradually increasing in size. The ultrasonography (USG) report was suggestive of a right intraparotid mass of uncertain etiology; whereas magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) report inclined toward a mass associated with chronic inflammatory pathology. Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) suggested two differentials - a vascular neoplasm of the parotid gland and a spindle cell neoplasm with increased vascularity...
July 2016: Journal of Cytology
Ejas P Bava, Rashmi Ramachandran, Vimi Rewari, Chandralekha, Virinder Kumar Bansal, Anjan Trikha
BACKGROUND: Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block has been used to provide intra- and post-operative analgesia with single incision laparoscopic (SIL) bariatric and gynecological surgery with mixed results. Its efficacy in providing analgesia for SIL cholecystectomy (SILC) via the same approach remains unexplored. AIMS: The primary objective of our study was to compare the efficacy of bilateral TAP block with local anesthetic infiltration for perioperative analgesia in patients undergoing SILC...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Amit Jain, Pankaj Tantia, Kailash Saini, A A Sulemani, P Sirohi, Puneet Rizwani, R P Agrawal
AIM: Diabetes is a well known risk factor for carotid atherosclerosis. However, screening of all diabetics by carotid ultrasonography is cumbersome and cost-effective. Search for anthropometric measures related to severity of disease has been relentless. It's a proposal for waist-calf ratio as a better marker of carotid atherosclerosis than traditional measurements as it is cost-effective and non-invasive. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional observational study...
March 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Parjeet Kaur, Raghav Gattani, Alka Ashmita Singhal, Deepak Sarin, Sowrabh Kumar Arora, Ambrish Mithal
CONTEXT: Preoperative localization of parathyroid adenoma is essential in deciding the surgical approach of parathyroidectomy. AIM: To describe clinical and biochemical profile, evaluate preoperative imaging modalities and surgical approach in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). METHODOLOGY: This was a retrospective study conducted at the single institution. All patients who underwent evaluation and surgery for PHPT from 2011 to 2015 were included in the study...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Ashish Kr Sharma, Nutan Agarwal, Manish Sharma, Nisha Awasthi, Akanksha Mishra
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January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Pooja Mehta, Mahesh Prakash, Niranjan Khandelwal
Hydatid disease (HD) is endemic in many parts of the world. HD can affect virtually any organ system in body and should be kept as differential diagnosis of cystic lesion. HD is mostly asymptomatic; however, it demonstrates a variety of characteristic imaging findings depending on the site of involvement, stage of growth, mass effect, complications, or hematogenous spread, which helps in diagnosis. Radiography, ultrasonography (USG), computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are commonly used imaging modalities...
July 2016: Tropical Parasitology
Madan Mohan Maddali, Venkitaramanan Arun, Al-Ajmi Ahmed Wala, Maher Jaffer Al-Bahrani, Cheskey Manoj Jayatilaka, Arora Ram Nishant
BACKGROUND: The primary aim of this study was to compare the incidence of accidental arterial puncture during right internal jugular vein (RIJV) cannulation with and without ultrasound guidance (USG). The secondary end points were to assess if USG improves the chances of successful first pass cannulation and if BMI has an impact on incidence of arterial puncture and the number of attempts that are to be made for successful cannulation. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Prospective observational study performed at a single tertiary cardiac care center...
October 2016: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
Mary Caitlin Stevenson Wilcoxson, Samantha Louise Johnson, Veronika Pribyslavska, James Mathew Green, Eric Kyle O'Neal
Runners are unlikely to consume fluid during training bouts increasing the importance of recovery rehydration efforts. This study assessed urine specific gravity (USG) responses following runs in the heat with different recovery fluid intake volumes. Thirteen male runners completed 3 evening running sessions resulting in approximately 2,200±300 mL of sweat loss (3.1±0.4% body mass) followed by a standardized dinner and breakfast. Beverage fluid intake (pre/post-breakfast) equaled 1,565/2,093 mL (low; L), 2,065/2,593 mL (moderate; M) and 2,565/3,356 mL (high; H)...
October 6, 2016: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
Pamela J Magee, Alison M Gallagher, Jacqueline M McCormack
Although dehydration of ≥2% body weight (BW) loss significantly impairs endurance performance, dehydration remains prevalent among athletes and may be owing to a lack of knowledge in relation to fluid requirements. The aim of this study was to assess the hydration status of university/club level athletes (n=430) from a range of sports/activities (army officer cadet training; bootcamp training; cycling; Gaelic Athletic Association camogie, football and hurling; golf; hockey; netball; rugby; running (sprinting and endurance); Shotokan karate and soccer) immediately before and after training/competition and to assess their nutritional knowledge...
October 6, 2016: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
Hidayatullah Hamidi, Marzia Muhammadi, Bismillah Saberi, Mohammad Arif Sarwari
INTRODUCTION: Trichobezoar is a rare clinical entity in which a ball of hair amasses within the alimentary tract. It can either be found as isolated mass in the stomach or may extend into the intestine. Trichobezoars mostly occur in young females with psychiatric disorders such as trichophagia and trichotillomania. CASE REPORT: Authors present a giant trichobezoar in an 18year old female presented with complaints of upper abdominal mass, epigastric area pain, anorexia and weight loss...
September 28, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Wennian Han, Lianjun Feng, Hongwei Li, Wei Liu
RATIONALE: Elemental analyzer-isotope ratio mass spectrometry (EA-IRMS) has been widely used for nitrogen isotope ratio determination in various organic and inorganic samples. However, the extent of the redox reaction in the EA reaction tube can greatly affect the accuracy and precision of measurements, especially in the case of complex geological samples. It is therefore necessary to determine the appropriate reaction conditions to reach a high recovery of nitrogen by complete combustion or thermal decomposition and quantitative reduction...
October 4, 2016: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
Peter C Van Metre, Jeffrey W Frey, MaryLynn Musgrove, Naomi Nakagaki, Sharon Qi, Barbara J Mahler, Michael E Wieczorek, Daniel T Button
Nitrogen sources in the Mississippi River basin have been linked to degradation of stream ecology and to Gulf of Mexico hypoxia. In 2013, the USGS and the USEPA characterized water quality stressors and ecological conditions in 100 wadeable streams across the midwestern United States. Wet conditions in 2013 followed a severe drought in 2012, a weather pattern associated with elevated nitrogen concentrations and loads in streams. Nitrate concentrations during the May to August 2013 sampling period ranged from <0...
September 2016: Journal of Environmental Quality
G Daglar, K Senol, Z I Yakut, Y N Yuksek, T Tutuncu, M Tez, C H Yesiltepe
OBJECTIVES AND BACKGROUND: This study was designed to compare the usefulness of the breast electrical conductivity measures performed in a surgical examination room against conventional breast screening modalities for identifying the symptomatic lesions of the breast tissue. METHODS: A group of 181 patients were examined with Ultrasonography (USG), Mammography (MG), Electrical Impedance Scanning (EIS) modalities and were followed-up 24 months to clarify in terms of the lesion tumour progression relationship...
2016: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
Kyu Sung Choi, Young Hun Choi, Jung-Eun Cheon, Woo Sun Kim, In One Kim
PURPOSE: To assess the usefulness of the relative position of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) and superior mesenteric vein (SMV) in diagnosing intestinal malrotation in situs anomaly. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2004 to April 2015, 33 patients with situs anomalies were enrolled in this study who underwent abdominal USG, CT or MRI as well as upper gastrointestinal series (UGIS) or surgery: situs inversus (n=16), left isomerism (n=10), and right isomerism (n=7); age 21...
October 2016: European Journal of Radiology
Ozay Demiray, Erdem Cevik, Ferhat Cuce
BACKGROUND: Complete blood count (CBC) parameters may associated with multiple diseases. Urinary stone disease is common public problem. Predictive value of CBC parameters may be associated with urinary stone disease. OBJECTIVES: To analyze the association between complete blood count (CBC) parameters and urinary stone disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study was a retrospective observational study of 3,099 patients who were admitted to the urology outpatient clinic or diagnosed with urinary stone disease in the emergency services department...
July 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
Veda Padma Priya Selvakumar, Ashish Goel, Kapil Kumar
Cervical cord compression secondary to extension of a long standing papillary thyroid carcinoma as well as multiple cases of distal cord compression from occult follicular thyroid carcinoma have been reported. But cervical cord compression from Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma has not been reported so far. Forty eight year old lady presented with progressive quadriparesis of 2 months duration. MRI of the cervical spine showed destructive lesion with soft tissue component in vertebral bodies and posterior elements of C4-C6 vertebrae with cord compression along with a large thyroid mass extending to retrosternal region likely malignant...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
Zeepee Godha, Zehra Mohsin, Seema Hakim, Saeeda Wasim
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of ormeloxifene with medroxyprogesterone acetate in patients with abnormal uterine bleeding. MATERIAL AND METHOD: 440 Patients were divided into two groups. In group A, ormeloxifene was given at the dosage of 60 mg twice a week for 3 months followed by 60 mg once a week for 1 month. In group B, medroxyprogesterone acetate was given at the dosage of 10 mg twice a day from day 5 to day 25 of the menstrual cycle...
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
Anupama Nair, S Radhakrishnan
OBJECTIVE: To determine the referral pattern for fetal echocardiography (FE) at our tertiary referral center for pediatric cardiac care in northern India. We also aimed to determine the incidence of CHD in each group and intend to highlight the need of identifying the various risk factors and appropriate timely referral of patients for detailed evaluation. METHODS: This is a prospective study including 201 consecutive patients referred for fetal echo to our center...
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
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