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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344413/therapeutic-potential-and-cellular-mechanisms-of-panax-notoginseng-on-prevention-of-aging-and-cell-senescence-associated-diseases
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Haiping Zhao, Ziping Han, Guangwen Li, Sijia Zhang, Yumin Luo
Owing to a dramatic increase in average life expectancy, most countries in the world are rapidly entering an aging society. Therefore, extending health span with pharmacological agents targeting aging-related pathological changes, are now in the spotlight of gerosciences. Panax notoginseng (Burk.) F. H. Chen, a species of the genus Panax, has been called the "Miracle Root for the Preservation of Life," and has long been used as a Chinese herb with magical medicinal value. Panax notoginseng has been extensively employed in China to treat microcirculatory disturbances, inflammation, trauma, internal and external bleeding due to injury, and as a tonic...
December 2017: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223273/a-79-year-old-woman-with-dyspnea-and-hypoxemia-that-worsened-in-an-upright-position
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Tjeerd van der Veer, Johannes C C M In 't Veen, Wijnand K den Dekker, Jelle Miedema
A 79-year-old woman presented to the ED with complaints of gradually worsening exertional dyspnea, dizziness, and chest discomfort. For several weeks she had not been able to perform light household work. The patient's medical history mentioned pulmonary embolism following immobilization (2012), several fractures after trauma, an ischemic cerebral vascular accident (2014), and curative treatment for breast cancer (1995). Her current medication included esomeprazole, clopidogrel, simvastatin, calcium/vitamin D, amitriptyline, and acetaminophen...
December 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193022/experimental-study-of-delivery-of-humidified-warm-carbon-dioxide-during-open-abdominal-surgery
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S Carpinteri, S Sampurno, J Malaterre, R Millen, M Dean, J Kong, T Chittleborough, A Heriot, A C Lynch, R G Ramsay
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to monitor the effect of humidified-warm carbon dioxide (HWCO2 ) delivered into the open abdomen of mice, simulating laparotomy. METHODS: Mice were anaesthetized, ventilated and subjected to an abdominal incision followed by wound retraction. In the experimental group, a diffuser device was used to deliver HWCO2 ; the control group was exposed to passive air flow. In each group of mice, surgical damage was produced on one side of the peritoneal wall...
April 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147813/noninvasive-induction-of-angiogenesis-in-tissues-by-external-suction-sequential-optimization-for-use-in-reconstructive-surgery
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G Giatsidis, L Cheng, Anthony Haddad, K Ji, J Succar, L Lancerotto, J Lujan-Hernandez, P Fiorina, H Matsumine, D P Orgill
In reconstructive surgery, tissues are routinely transferred to repair a defect caused by trauma, cancer, chronic diseases, or congenital malformations; surgical transfer intrinsically impairs metabolic supply to tissues placing a risk of ischemia-related complications such as necrosis, impaired healing, or infection. Pre-surgical induction of angiogenesis in tissues (preconditioning) can limit postsurgical ischemic complications and improve outcomes, but very few preconditioning strategies have successfully been translated to clinical practice due to the invasiveness of most proposed approaches, their suboptimal effects, and their challenging regulatory approval...
February 2018: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132848/lymphedema-pathophysiology-and-clinical-manifestations
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Ayman A Grada, Tania J Phillips
Lymphedema is a localized form of tissue swelling resulting from excessive retention of lymphatic fluid in the interstitial compartment and caused by impaired lymphatic drainage. Lymphedema is classified as primary or secondary. Primary lymphedema is caused by developmental lymphatic vascular anomalies. Secondary lymphedema is acquired and arises as a result of an underlying systemic disease, trauma, or surgery. We performed PubMed and Google Scholar searches of the English-language literature (1966-2017) using the terms lymphedema, cancer-related lymphedema, and lymphatic complications...
December 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024959/limb-laterality-recognition-score-a-reliable-clinical-measure-related-to-phantom-limb-pain
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Christopher Kevin Wong, Caitlin Kimberly Wong
Objective: To explore the usefulness of the limb laterality recognition score as a clinical measure of phantom limb pain, regarding test-retest reliability and association of limb laterality recognition scores with phantom limb pain measures. Design: Retrospective cohort. Setting: Community support group. Subjects: Eleven adults who averaged 4.8 years since lower limb amputation due to vascular pathologies (N = 9), trauma (N = 1), and cancer (N = 1)...
April 1, 2018: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982668/induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-megakaryocytes-and-platelets-for-disease-modeling-and-future-clinical-applications
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REVIEW
Sara Borst, Xiuli Sim, Mortimer Poncz, Deborah L French, Paul Gadue
Platelets, derived from megakaryocytes, are anucleate cytoplasmic discs that circulate in the blood stream and play major roles in hemostasis, inflammation, and vascular biology. Platelet transfusions are used in a variety of medical settings to prevent life-threatening thrombocytopenia because of cancer therapy, other causes of acquired or inherited thrombocytopenia, and trauma. Currently, platelets used for transfusion purposes are donor derived. However, there is a drive to generate nondonor sources of platelets to help supplement donor-derived platelets...
November 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876577/surgical-burden-of-disease-at-a-regional-hospital-in-south-africa
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O Swart, J Pape, R Duvenage
BACKGROUND: There is limited published data describing the nature of surgical admissions at a regional level in the South African context. Worcester Hospital General Surgery has introduced an electronic online database to manage its surgical services. This study uses that database to evaluate the surgical burden of disease for the Cape Winelands East and Overberg districts of the Western Cape. METHOD: Admissions data were prospectively captured from February 2012 to January 2016, then retrospectively reviewed and classified into 5 types: (1) elective surgery/investigations (ESI); (2) trauma; (3) burns; (4) non-traumatic surgical emergencies (NTSE); (5) unplanned readmission within 30 days...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858432/imaging-lymphatics-in-human-normal-and-lymphedema-limbs-usefulness-of-various-modalities-for-evaluation-of-lymph-and-edema-fluid-flow-pathways-and-dynamics
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Marzanna T Zaleska, Waldemar L Olszewski
The human lymphatic system morphology and function still remain largely unknown to clinicians and biologists. How does the lymphatic vascular system look like in comparison to the blood transport system, how does lymph flow, where does capillary filtrate accumulate in cases with lymphatic obstruction caused by inflammation, trauma and cancer therapy, remain as basic questions. Visualization of the lymphatic pathways and dynamics of lymph flow, and in cases of obstruction, the localization of the capillary filtrate/edema fluid accumulation becomes indispensable...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740968/epidermal-cyst-mimicking-incision-line-metastasis
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Ramazan Gündoğdu, Erhan Ayhan, Tahsin Çolak
Epidermal cysts are cystic tumors lined with keratinized squamous layer and filled with keratin debris. Epidermal cysts may develop by implantation of surface epidermal layer into the dermis or subcutaneous tissue after trauma or surgical procedures. Cervix cancer spreads either directly or via the vascular and lymphatic systems. Distant skin metastasis of endometrium or cervix cancer is very rare. In this case report, a patient who had a history of cervix cancer operation 11 years ago and presented with a mass that mimicked incision line metastasis and was histopathologically diagnosed with epidermal cyst is presented...
2017: Turkish Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602695/-presumed-cardiac-arrest-in-children-and-young-adults-a-misnomer
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Katherine S Allan, Laurie J Morrison, Arnold Pinter, Jack V Tu, Paul Dorian
AIM: To use a novel methodology to assess the incidence and specific causes of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) within a young urban cohort. METHODS: All EMS attended OHCA patients in a large urban area, between 2009 and 2012, aged 2-45 years, treated or untreated, who died or survived, and that were designated as "no obvious cause" etiology by trained data abstractors were included. Using multisource (medical and coroner) records, an expert panel adjudicated the causes of the OHCAs as: confirmed cardiac causes, confirmed non- cardiac causes, and other causes...
June 7, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512392/utility-of-glissonean-pedicle-transection-for-surgical-treatment-of-severe-liver-trauma
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Satoshi Koizumi, Kenta Katsumata, Tatsunori Ono, Kouhei Segami, Hiroyuki Hoshino, Masafumi Katayama, Shinjiro Kobayashi, Junichi Matsumoto, Shigeki Fujitani, Yasuhiko Taira, Takehito Otsubo
The most common initial strategy for treatment of severe liver trauma is damage control in which hemostasis is achieved by perihepatic gauze packing and/or vascular embolization. However, we encounter patients in whom this strategy alone is not adequate. We have applied the principles of Glissonean pedicle transection, a technique that was originally devised to ensure safe and quick performance of planned hepatectomy for liver cancer, to 3 cases of severe liver trauma. We performed Glissonean pedicle ligation during damage control surgery in 2 patients and Glissonean pedicle transection during the definitive surgery in 1 patient...
January 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444664/endocrine-complications-of-surgical-treatment-of-thyroid-cancer-an-update
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Pedro Iglesias, Juan José Díez
Postoperative hypoparathyroidism (HypoPT) and hypothyroidism (HypoT) are the main endocrine complications after the surgical treatment for thyroid cancer. Postsurgical HypoPT can be transient, protracted or permanent. Its frequency varies according to the underlying cervical pathology, surgical technique, and mainly the experience of the surgeon. Risk factors for HypoPT include aggressiveness of the tumor, extent of surgery, the presence of parathyroid gland in the pathologic specimen, and surgeon experience...
September 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255387/reverse-sural-flap-for-ankle-and-heel-soft-tissues-reconstruction
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R N Ciofu, D G Zamfirescu, S A Popescu, I Lascar
Introduction: The potential of the medial calf integument, as donor site for a free flap based on musculocutaneous branches of the medial sural artery, was first identified by Taylor and Daniel, following cadaver investigation. In 1981, Pontén described the fasciocutaneous sural flap as a reconstructive option for soft tissue loss of the lower extremity, particularly around the knee. Two years later, Donski and Fogdestram presented the distally based fasciocutaneous flap from the sural region followed by Montegut and Allen who considered the sural artery perforator flap as a viable alternative for the gastrocnemius myocutaneous flap...
January 2017: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999452/microrna-regulation-of-endothelial-junction-proteins-and-clinical-consequence
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REVIEW
Yugang Zhuang, Hu Peng, Victoria Mastej, Weiguo Chen
Cellular junctions play a critical role in structural connection and signal communication between cells in various tissues. Although there are structural and functional varieties, cellular junctions include tight junctions, adherens junctions, focal adhesion junctions, and tissue specific junctions such as PECAM-1 junctions in endothelial cells (EC), desmosomes in epithelial cells, and hemidesmosomes in EC. Cellular junction dysfunction and deterioration are indicative of clinical diseases. MicroRNAs (miRNA) are ~20 nucleotide, noncoding RNAs that play an important role in posttranscriptional regulation for almost all genes...
2016: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904842/the-challenges-of-cardiothoracic-surgery-practice-in-nigeria-a-12-years-institutional-experience
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Bode Falase, Michael Sanusi, Adeola Animasahun, Ogadinma Mgbajah, Adetinuwe Majekodunmi, Onyekwelu Nzewi, Jonathan Nwiloh, David Oke
BACKGROUND: Although the specialty of cardiothoracic surgery has been practiced in Nigeria for many years, open heart surgery (OHS) has only in the last decade become relatively more frequent, mainly through visiting foreign cardiac surgical teams. At this early phase of development it is faced with multiple challenges, especially financing and local skilled manpower for which solutions have to be identified in order to ensure sustainability and future growth. This study is aimed at highlighting these obstacles to growth of cardiothoracic surgery based on our own institutional experience at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) and the current status of OHS activity in other cardiothoracic centers in Nigeria...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811127/collet-sicard-syndrome-a-rare-but-important-presentation-of-internal-jugular-vein-thrombosis
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Shermyn Neo, Kim En Lee
We describe a rare neurological presentation of internal jugular vein thrombosis induced by central venous catheter placement in a patient with cancer. A 71-year-old man gave a 3-week history of dysphagia and dysarthria with left-sided neck pain and headache. He was receiving chemotherapy for appendiceal adenocarcinoma. On examination, he had left 9th-12th cranial neuropathies, manifesting as voice hoarseness, decreased palatal movement, absent gag reflex, weakness of scapular elevation and left-sided tongue wasting...
January 2017: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785660/long-term-impact-of-postoperative-complications-on-cancer-recurrence-following-lung-cancer-surgery
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Takashi Nojiri, Toshimitsu Hamasaki, Masayoshi Inoue, Yasushi Shintani, Yukiyasu Takeuchi, Hajime Maeda, Meinoshin Okumura
BACKGROUND: Postoperative complications are associated with poor cancer-specific survival in various types of cancer surgery. Recent studies suggest that systemic inflammation induced by surgical trauma can accelerate the adhesion of circulating tumor cells to the vascular endothelium of distant organs, resulting in early cancer recurrence. We investigated the impact of postoperative cardiopulmonary complications on cancer recurrence following lung cancer surgery. METHODS: From a prospective database of 675 consecutive patients who underwent curative surgery for lung cancer between 2007 and 2012, the incidence of postoperative cardiopulmonary complications, white blood cell counts, and C-reactive protein levels were evaluated in the acute phase after surgery...
April 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761084/role-of-adipose-derived-stem-cells-in-fat-grafting-and-reconstructive-surgery
#19
Shaun S Tan, Zhi Yang Ng, Weiqing Zhan, Warren Rozen
Autologous fat grafting is commonly utilised to reconstruct soft tissue defects caused by ageing, trauma, chronic wounds and cancer resection. The benefits of fat grafting are minimal donor site morbidity and ease of availability through liposuction or lipectomy. Nonetheless, survival and longevity of fat grafts remain poor post-engraftment. Various methods to enhance fat graft survival are currently under investigation and its stem cell constituents are of particular interest. Cell-assisted lipotransfer refers to the addition of adipose-derived stem cell (ASC) rich component of stromal vascular fraction to lipoaspirate, the results of which have proven promising...
July 2016: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722710/bioprinted-thrombosis-on-a-chip
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Yu Shrike Zhang, Farideh Davoudi, Philipp Walch, Amir Manbachi, Xuan Luo, Valeria Dell'Erba, Amir K Miri, Hassan Albadawi, Andrea Arneri, Xiaoyun Li, Xiaoying Wang, Mehmet Remzi Dokmeci, Ali Khademhosseini, Rahmi Oklu
Pathologic thrombosis kills more people than cancer and trauma combined; it is associated with significant disability and morbidity, and represents a major healthcare burden. Despite advancements in medical therapies and imaging, there is often incomplete resolution of the thrombus. The residual thrombus can undergo fibrotic changes over time through infiltration of fibroblasts from the surrounding tissues and eventually transform into a permanent clot often associated with post-thrombotic syndrome. In order to understand the importance of cellular interactions and the impact of potential therapeutics to treat thrombosis, an in vitro platform using human cells and blood components would be beneficial...
October 18, 2016: Lab on a Chip
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