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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457703/exploration-of-assistive-technology-for-uniform-laparoscopic-surgery
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Masakazu Sato, Minako Koizumi, Takahiro Hino, Yu Takahashi, Natsuki Nagashima, Nao Itaoka, Chiharu Ueshima, Maki Nakata, Yoko Hasumi
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic surgery is less invasive than open surgery and is now common in various medical fields. However, laparoscopic surgery is more difficult than open surgery and often requires additional time for the operator to achieve mastery. Therefore, we investigated the use of assistive technology for uniform laparoscopic surgery. METHODS: We used the OpenCV2 library for augmented reality with an ArUco marker to detect and estimate forceps positioning...
February 19, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457008/a-review-of-platelet-rich-plasma-history-biology-mechanism-of-action-and-classification
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REVIEW
Rubina Alves, Ramon Grimalt
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is currently used in different medical fields. The interest in the application of PRP in dermatology has recently increased. It is being used in several different applications as in tissue regeneration, wound healing, scar revision, skin rejuvenating effects, and alopecia. PRP is a biological product defined as a portion of the plasma fraction of autologous blood with a platelet concentration above the baseline. It is obtained from the blood of patients collected before centrifugation...
January 2018: Skin Appendage Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456957/-is-cone-beam-computed-tomography-cbct-a-potential-imaging-tool-in-ent-practice-a-cross-sectional-survey-among-ent-surgeons-in-the-state-of-odisha-india
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S Lata, S K Mohanty, S Vinay, Abhaya Chandra Das, Sanjib Das, Priyadarshini Choudhury
This questioner survey aimed about awareness of the Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) machine and its various clinical applications in ENT, among the ENT surgeons in the state of Odisha. 150 questioner forms on CBCT were distributed to the all the participating ENT surgeons at a state level ENT conference, out of which the response rate was 110. The participants were asked to answer 30 multiple choice questions, which were divided into 3 parts; general information on CBCT, general approach to CBCT and practice related to CBCT...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456941/the-learning-curve-in-surgical-practice-and-its-applicability-to-rhinoplasty
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Aditya Yeolekar, Haris Qadri
The learning curve as a concept has been considered, discussed and debated in medical education and healthcare for over two decades. The precise usage has been recognised in surgical disciplines both broad specialties and sub-specialties. Rollin Daniel in his book stated that, rhinoplasty is the most difficult of all cosmetic operations for three reasons, (a) nasal anatomy is highly variable, (b) the procedure must correct form and function and (c) the final result must meet the patients expectations. With this in mind a study was carried on the perception of learning curve in rhinoplasty based on a surgeon questionnaire at Marien Hospital, Stuttgart, Germany under Prof...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456886/heterogenic-transplantation-of-bone-marrow-derived-rhesus-macaque-mesenchymal-stem-cells-ameliorates-liver-fibrosis-induced-by-carbon-tetrachloride-in-mouse
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Xufeng Fu, Bin Jiang, Bingrong Zheng, Yaping Yan, Junfeng Wang, Yanchao Duan, Shanshan Li, Li Yan, Hong Wang, Bingbing Chen, Xiongbo Sang, Weizhi Ji, Ren-He Xu, Wei Si
Liver fibrosis is a disease that causes high morbidity and has become a major health problem. Liver fibrosis can lead to the end stage of liver diseases (livercirrhosisand hepatocellularcarcinoma). Currently, liver transplantation is the only effective treatment for end-stage liver disease. However, the shortage of organ donors, high cost of medical surgery, immunological rejection and transplantation complications severely hamper liver transplantation therapy. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been regarded as promising cells for clinical applications in stem cell therapy in the treatment of liver diseases due to their unique multipotent differentiation capacity, immunoregulation and paracrine effects...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456725/application-of-deep-learning-to-the-classification-of-images-from-colposcopy
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Masakazu Sato, Koji Horie, Aki Hara, Yuichiro Miyamoto, Kazuko Kurihara, Kensuke Tomio, Harushige Yokota
The objective of the present study was to investigate whether deep learning could be applied successfully to the classification of images from colposcopy. For this purpose, a total of 158 patients who underwent conization were enrolled, and medical records and data from the gynecological oncology database were retrospectively reviewed. Deep learning was performed with the Keras neural network and TensorFlow libraries. Using preoperative images from colposcopy as the input data and deep learning technology, the patients were classified into three groups [severe dysplasia, carcinoma in situ (CIS) and invasive cancer (IC)]...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456380/moxibustion-artemisia-plant-at-acupuncture-point-as-alternative-therapy-in-hypertension-a-promising-approach
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Mohammad Jamshed Siddiqui, Mohamad Fadly Bin Kamarudin, Abdul Kareem Mohammed Al-Shami, Siti Zaiton Mat So'ad, Shazia Qasim Jamshed
Hypertension is a pathological condition in which the blood pressure is higher than under normal physiological conditions, i.e., 140/90 mmHg or higher. Blood pressure is measured as the force exerted by the blood pumped by the heart against the walls of arteries (aorta) and distributed throughout the body. Use of complementary and alternative medicine as a cure for hypertension is a common phenomenon because of the high risk of cardiovascular complications and kidney diseases caused by conventional Western medicine...
October 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456251/tonometers-which-one-should-i-use
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REVIEW
Kanza Aziz, David S Friedman
Although several factors are known to play a role in the development and progression of glaucoma, intraocular pressure (IOP) remains the only modifiable risk factor. Medical and surgical treatments for glaucoma both aim to reduce IOP to minimize disease progression. Tonometry is therefore an essential element of the ophthalmological exam. There are several types of tonometers available currently. These range from well-established instruments that have been in clinical use for decades to new devices, which are the result of recent technological advances...
February 19, 2018: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455886/parental-presence-at-induction-of-anesthesia-perceptions-of-a-pediatric-surgical-department-before-and-after-program-implementation
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Yasmine Yousef, Sabrina Drudi, Ana Maria Sant'Anna, Sherif Emil
INTRODUCTION: Parental presence at induction of general anesthesia (PPI) is highly desired by children and parents. However, it often faces resistance from medical personnel. We conducted a survey evaluating the perceptions of surgeons before and after establishment of a PPI program. METHODS: Internal web-based surveys using Likert Scale questions were administered to all members of a pediatric surgical department before and after the introduction of PPI at a freestanding children's hospital...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455698/stop-the-bleed-the-effect-of-hemorrhage-control-education-on-laypersons-willingness-to-respond-during-a-traumatic-medical-emergency
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Elliot M Ross, Theodore T Redman, Julian G Mapp, Derek J Brown, Kaori Tanaka, Craig W Cooley, Chetan U Kharod, David A Wampler
BACKGROUND: The "Stop the Bleed" campaign advocates for non-medical personnel to be trained in basic hemorrhage control. However, it is not clear what type of education or the duration of instruction needed to meet that requirement. The objective of this study was to determine the impact of a brief hemorrhage control educational curriculum on the willingness of laypersons to respond during a traumatic emergency. METHODS: This "Stop the Bleed" education initiative was conducted by the University of Texas Health San Antonio Office of the Medical Director (San Antonio, Texas USA) between September 2016 and March 2017...
February 19, 2018: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455570/unmet-digital-health-service-needs-in-dermatology-patients
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Christian Greis, Christine Meier Zürcher, Vahid Djamei, Andreas Moser, Stephan Lautenschlager, Alexander A Navarini
BACKGROUND: Digital health services are rapidly gaining acceptance in healthcare systems. Dermatology as an image-centric specialty is particularly well suited for telemedical services. However, dermatology patients' demands of electronic services remain largely unexplored. METHODS: This study investigated patients' views in primary, secondary and tertiary referral centers. In August 2017, 841 questionnaires were filled in by dermatology patients. RESULTS: 76...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455452/cannabinoids-in-arterial-pulmonary-and-portal-hypertension-mechanisms-of-action-and-potential-therapeutic-significance
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REVIEW
Barbara Malinowska, Marek Toczek, Anna Pędzińska-Betiuk, Eberhard Schlicker
The endocannabinoid system is overactivated in arterial, pulmonary and portal hypertension. In this paper, we present limited clinical data concerning the role of cannabinoids in human hypertension including polymorphism of endocannabinoid system components. We underline differences between the acute cannabinoid administration and their potential hypotensive effect after chronic application in experimental hypertension. We discuss pleiotropic effects of cannabinoids on the cardiovascular system mediated via numerous neuronal and non-neuronal mechanisms both in normo- and in hypertension...
February 18, 2018: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455166/the-development-of-an-online-intervention-care-assist-to-support-male-caregivers-of-women-with-breast-cancer-a-protocol-for-a-mixed-methods-study
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Janelle V Levesque, Martha Gerges, Afaf Girgis
INTRODUCTION: It is projected that 17 730 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia in 2017, with 3114 of these predicted to be fatal. Caregiving for a person with cancer can significantly impact caregivers' physical and mental health. Many caregivers feel ill-prepared for this role, especially when care involves complex medical needs accompanied by the psychological challenges experienced following a cancer diagnosis. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This study employs a convergent, parallel, mixed methods design combining an online survey with an optional interview...
February 17, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453927/effect-of-prenatal-recommendations-of-traditional-persian-medicine-on-obstetric-outcomes-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Mansoor Keshavarz, Maryam Kashanian, Soodabeh Bioos, Yasaman Vazani
wufjhjdkf Background Traditional Persian Medicine (TPM) is an ancient medical system that provides suggestions to improve the health of mothers and children during pregnancy and labor. Persian physicians believed that these instructions made labor easier, safer, and less painful. Methods The present randomized clinical trial was conducted among women at 33-38 weeks of pregnancy in Tehran, Iran. TPM instructions consisted of diet, bathing, and application of oil from the 38th week of pregnancy to the onset of labor...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453808/three-dimensional-printing-in-congenital-heart-disease-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Ivan Lau, Zhonghua Sun
Three-dimensional (3D) printing has shown great promise in medicine with increasing reports in congenital heart disease (CHD). This systematic review aims to analyse the main clinical applications and accuracy of 3D printing in CHD, as well as to provide an overview of the software tools, time and costs associated with the generation of 3D printed heart models. A search of different databases was conducted to identify studies investigating the application of 3D printing in CHD. Studies based on patient's medical imaging datasets were included for analysis, while reports on in vitro phantom or review articles were excluded from the analysis...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453542/mechanisms-underlying-neurotoxicity-of-silver-nanoparticles
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Lidia Strużyńska, Joanna Skalska
The potent antimicrobial properties of nanoparticulate silver (AgNPs) have led to broad interest in using them in a wide range of commercial and medical applications. Although numerous in vivo and in vitro studies have provided evidence of toxic effects, rapid commercialization of AgNP-based nanomaterials has advanced without characterization of their potential environmental and health hazards. There is evidence that AgNPs can be translocated from the blood to the brain, regardless the route of exposure, and accumulate in the brain over time...
2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453531/transmucosal-nanoparticles-toxicological-overview
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Swapnil Talkar, Sagar Dhoble, Anuradha Majumdar, Vandana Patravale
Nanoparticles have specific physicochemical properties different to bulk materials of the same composition and such properties make them very attractive for commercial and medical applications. Mucoadhesive nanoparticulate dosage forms are designed to enable prolonged retention of these nanoparticles at the site of application, providing a controlled drug release for improved therapeutic outcome. Moreover, drug delivery across the mucosa bypasses the first-pass hepatic metabolism and avoids the degradation by gastrointestinal enzymes...
2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452834/pain-and-analgesic-drugs-in-chronic-venous-ulcers-with-topical-sevoflurane-use
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Adrian Imbernon-Moya, Francisco Javier Ortiz-de Frutos, Mónica Sanjuan-Alvarez, Isabel Portero-Sanchez, Raúl Merinero-Palomares, Victoria Alcazar
OBJECTIVE: Pain in chronic venous ulcers (CVUs) notably increases with the usual cleaning of the wound. Chronic pain is usually poorly controlled even with the multiple analgesic treatments available. Analgesics can have different serious adverse effects and medical interactions in old patients with several comorbidities. This study reports the efficacy and safety of topical sevoflurane for treatment of pain in CVUs. METHODS: We report a descriptive and retrospective study of 30 patients older than 65 years with painful CVUs refractory to conventional analgesic treatments...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452191/recent-advances-of-medical-foods-in-china-the-opportunities-and-challenges-under-standardization
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Xusheng Li, Xinwei Jiang, Jianxia Sun, Cuijuan Zhu, Weibin Bai
Malnutrition with high incidence in hospitalized patients in China has brought a significant burden of disease. Although many clinical studies have demonstrated the importance of nutritional for patients with malnutrition, the application of medical foods in China is still restricted. For the classification, limits, production and registration of medical foods, the Chinese government newly enacted a series of regulations. In this review, comparing the policy, researches, and product variety of medical foods in China with other countries, although the current status of the development of medical foods in China is still far behind that of developed countries, some of regulations are stricter than those of many other countries or organizations...
February 13, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452112/molecular-diagnosis-of-protozoan-parasites-by-recombinase-polymerase-amplification
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A Castellanos-Gonzalez, A C White, P Melby, B Travi
Infections caused by protozoan parasites affect millions of people around the world. Traditionally, diagnosis was made by microscopy, which is insensitive and in some cases not specific. Molecular methods are highly sensitive and specific, but equipment costs and personnel training limit its availability only to specialized centers, usually far from populations with the highest risk of infection. Inexpensive methods that can be applied at the point of care (POC), especially in places with limited health infrastructure, would be a major advantage...
February 13, 2018: Acta Tropica
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