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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717281/cystoscopic-stent-removal-using-a-guidewire-loop
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Ajay T Oswal, Pankaj N Maheshwari, Dhruti Amlani
Stent removal is a simple procedure performed with a rigid cystoscope and a stent removal forceps. In the rare event when the stent removal forceps does not work or breaks down, a guidewire loop can be used to remove the stent.
July 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717197/subcortical-volume-and-white-matter-integrity-abnormalities-in-major-depressive-disorder-findings-from-uk-biobank-imaging-data
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Xueyi Shen, Lianne M Reus, Simon R Cox, Mark J Adams, David C Liewald, Mark E Bastin, Daniel J Smith, Ian J Deary, Heather C Whalley, Andrew M McIntosh
Previous reports of altered grey and white matter structure in Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) have been inconsistent. Recent meta-analyses have, however, reported reduced hippocampal grey matter volume in MDD and reduced white matter integrity in several brain regions. The use of different diagnostic criteria, scanners and imaging sequences may, however, obscure further anatomical differences. In this study, we tested for differences in subcortical grey matter volume (n = 1157) and white matter integrity (n = 1089) between depressed individuals and controls in the subset of 8590 UK Biobank Imaging study participants who had undergone depression assessments...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715393/generation-and-long-term-maintenance-of-nerve-free-hydra
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Cassidy M Tran, Sharon Fu, Trevor Rowe, Eva-Maria S Collins
The interstitial cell lineage of Hydra includes multipotent stem cells, and their derivatives: gland cells, nematocytes, germ cells, and nerve cells. The interstitial cells can be eliminated through two consecutive treatments with colchicine, a plant-derived toxin that kills dividing cells, thus erasing the potential for renewal of the differentiated cells that are derived from the interstitial stem cells. This allows for the generation of Hydra that lack nerve cells. A nerve-free polyp cannot open its mouth to feed, egest, or regulate osmotic pressure...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713710/the-healing-effect-of-conditioned-media-and-bone-marrow-derived-stem-cells-in-laryngotracheal-stenosis-a-comparison-in-experimental-dog-model
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Kamyar Iravani, Arash Sobhanmanesh, Mohammad Javad Ashraf, Seyed Basir Hashemi, Davood Mehrabani, Shahrokh Zare
BACKGROUND: Differences in causes, severities, areas of stenosis, and the association with swallowing and phonation of larynx and trachea can result into Laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS).This study evaluated the healing effect of bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs) in experimentally induced LTS dog model. METHODS: Seven dogs were enrolled. BMSCs were isolated from proximal humerus and shoulder of a dog and cultured in media containing alpha minimal essential medium, fetal bovine serum, penicillin and streptomycin, and L-glutamine...
May 2017: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713635/fibrous-encapsulation-of-the-peritoneal-catheter-in-peritoneal-shunt-case-report
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Tomoaki Kano, Hideyuki Kawauchi
BACKGROUND: The authors report a case of fibrous encapsulation of the peritoneal catheter, which caused peritoneal shunt malfunction, and has not previously been researched well as a complication of peritoneal shunts. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 69-year-old woman who had undergone a lumboperitoneal (LP) shunt for communicative hydrocephalus following subarachnoid hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm was identified with malfunction of the LP shunt system by dementia and gait disturbance...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702208/conjunctival-cystectomy-assisted-by-pattern-scan-laser-photocoagulation
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Hee Kyung Yang, Moosang Kim, Seung-Jun Lee, Sang Beom Han, Joon Young Hyon, Won Ryang Wee
BACKGROUND: To introduce a new technique of laser-assisted conjunctival cystectomy using pattern scan laser (PASCAL) photocoagulation. CASE PRESENTATION: A 50-years-old Asian woman presented with a conjunctival cyst in the left eye. Slit-lamp examination revealed a 5 mm × 2 mm sized freely movable conjunctival cyst. After a 1 mm × 1 mm sized conjunctival opening was made using PASCAL photocoagulation, the cyst was extracted using a non-toothed forceps without rupture...
2017: Military Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695783/sialendoscopic-pneumatic-lithotripsy-for-salivary-calculi-a-new-technique-and-a-long-term-clinical-experience
#7
Erhun Serbetci, M Mazhar Celikoyar, Aytug Altundag
We report our results comprising a series of 34 cases of sialolithiasis that were approached sialendoscopically with conventional instruments (ie, basket and/or forceps) and for which stone removal was unsuccessful and so were thereafter treated with pneumatic lithotripsy. Intraductal pneumatic lithotripsy was able to fragment 30 of 34 (88%) salivary calculi in total. No major complications occurred. All 30 treated glands returned to normal function without any symptoms. We believe that the success of sialendoscopy is closely related to the success of salivary stone fragmentability...
July 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692173/perinatal-and-maternal-morbidity-and-mortality-among-term-singletons-following-midcavity-operative-vaginal-delivery-versus-caesarean-delivery
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Giulia M Muraca, Amanda Skoll, Sarka Lisonkova, Yasser Sabr, Rollin Brant, Geoffrey W Cundiff, K S Joseph
OBJECTIVE: To quantify severe perinatal and maternal morbidity/mortality associated with midcavity operative vaginal delivery compared with caesarean delivery. DESIGN: Population-based, retrospective cohort study. SETTING: British Columbia, Canada. POPULATION: Term, singleton deliveries (2004-2014) by attempted midcavity operative vaginal delivery or caesarean delivery in the second stage of labour, stratified by indication for operative delivery (n=10,901 deliveries; 5,057 indicated for dystocia, 5,844 for fetal distress)...
July 10, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691051/peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-using-flushknife-bt-a-single-center-series
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Shinwa Tanaka, Takashi Toyonaga, Fumiaki Kawara, Ian S Grimm, Namiko Hoshi, Hirofumi Abe, Yoshiko Ohara, Yoshinori Morita, Eiji Umegaki, Takeshi Azuma
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS : Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is an evolving new treatment strategy for achalasia. Although several kinds of electrosurgical knives have been used in performing POEM, the best device has yet to be determined. The FlushKnife BT is a waterjet-emitting short needle-knife with a small ball tip (BT) that offers the potential to perform all aspects of POEM with a single device. In this study, we evaluated the safety and efficiency of the FlushKnife BT for POEM...
July 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690730/septic-arthritis-of-the-pubis-symphysis-clinical-and-therapeutic-features
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Zeineb Alaya, Houneida Zaghouani, Walid Osman, Lassad Hassini, Nader Naouar, Mohamed Laziz Ben Ayèche, Elyès Bouajina
Septic arthritis of the pubis symphysis is rare and difficult to diagnose. The objective of our study was to describe the biological, clinical, radiological and therapeutic aspects of this disease. This is a retrospective study of 4 cases of septic arthritis of the pubic symphysis collected in the Department of Rheumatology and Orthopaedics in Sousse in Tunisia over a period of 16 years (2000-2016). Our population consists of 3 women and one men. The mean age was 47 years (18-83). Clinical signs of appeal were inflammatory groin pain, pubic pain and fever...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688033/first-case-of-robotic-laparoendoscopic-single-site-radical-prostatectomy-with-single-site-vespa-platform
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D Mattevi, L G Luciani, V Vattovani, S Chiodini, M Puglisi, G Malossini
This study aimed at reporting our first experience with robotic laparoendoscopic single-site radical prostatectomy (R-LESS-RP) with single-site VesPa platform (Intuitive Surgical Inc.). A 68-year-old-man presenting with a cT1c adenocarcinoma Gleason Score 3 + 4 = 7 in 4/12 bilateral cores underwent a transperitoneal robotic LESS-RP with a single-site Vespa platform. Initial PSA, prostate weight, and body mass index (BMI) were 4.4 ng/ml, 45 g, and 25, respectively. Instruments and camera cross within the Single-Site port; the da Vinci System software detects and reassigns the user's hands with the instruments position...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681174/risk-factors-for-obstetric-anal-sphincter-injuries-oasi-at-a-tertiary-centre-in-south-india
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Sirisha Rao Gundabattula, Kameswari Surampudi
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Despite several studies that have reported risk factors for obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASI), data from the Indian subcontinent are scarce. The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors for these sphincter injuries in an Indian population. METHODS: This was a case-control study within a retrospective cohort of vaginal deliveries at a tertiary care facility. All vaginal births beyond 24 completed weeks of gestation and birth weight ≥500 g from January 2008 to December 2012 were identified from the hospital electronic database...
July 5, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671175/a-rare-cause-of-ventilatory-failure-in-a-patient-with-post-traumatic-intracranial-hemorrhage
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Balamugesh Thangakunam, Shakti Kumar Bal, Ajay V Venkatapathy, Aparna Irodi, Devasahayam Jesudas Christopher
High minute ventilation is required to lower intracranial pressures in patients with intracranial bleed. Respiratory acidemia consequent to ventilatory difficulty is dangerous in such patients as it further raises intracranial tension. We describe such a case. A 24-year-old man had to be intubated and mechanically ventilated after he met with a road traffic accident and sustained extensive maxillofacial injuries and intracranial bleed. A tooth was accidentally aspirated in this injury and progressively resulted in left lower lobe collapse, pneumomediastinum, and consequent difficult ventilation...
July 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670271/white-matter-tract-integrity-in-alzheimer-s-disease-vs-late-onset-bipolar-disorder-and-its-correlation-with-systemic-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-biomarkers
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Ariadna Besga, Darya Chyzhyk, Itxaso Gonzalez-Ortega, Jon Echeveste, Marina Graña-Lecuona, Manuel Graña, Ana Gonzalez-Pinto
Background: Late Onset Bipolar Disorder (LOBD) is the development of Bipolar Disorder (BD) at an age above 50 years old. It is often difficult to differentiate from other aging dementias, such as Alzheimer's Disease (AD), because they share cognitive and behavioral impairment symptoms. Objectives: We look for WM tract voxel clusters showing significant differences when comparing of AD vs. LOBD, and its correlations with systemic blood plasma biomarkers (inflammatory, neurotrophic factors, and oxidative stress)...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664589/high-myopic-astigmatism-secondary-to-des%C3%A3-emet-s-membrane-tears-after-forceps-assisted-delivery
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Joanna Siwiec-Prościńska, Justyna Szczapa-Jagustyn, Anna Gotz-Więckowska, Jarosław Kocięcki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 29, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664306/axillary-advancement-suture-to-minimize-post-implantation-deformity-in-implant-based-breast-reconstruction
#16
Jun Ho Lee, Chi-Ho Yeo, Kyu-Jin Chung, Taegon Kim
Patients who have undergone implant-based breast reconstruction after skin-sparing mastectomy often complain about bulging on the upper flank or inferior axillary area. This is most likely because the subcutaneous tissue layer of the upper flank, which is continuous with the breast tissue, tends to show inferolateral drooping once the subcutaneous tissue becomes loose after eliminating the breast parenchyma. In addition, one of the weaknesses of implant surgery is that implants cannot completely replace the tissue removed during skin-sparing mastectomy (SSM)...
June 29, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658173/human-otoacariasis-caused-by-amblyomma-testudinarium-diagnosis-and-management-case-report
#17
Yoshio Nakao, Tohru Tanigawa, Rei Shibata
RATIONALE: Tick infestation of the external auditory canal (EAC) constitutes <1% of all patients presenting with ear complaints. Consequently, parameters for the diagnosis and management of ticks in the EAC have not been established. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report 2 cases of EAC infestation by Amblyomma testudinarium in 2 female patients, aged 12- and 72 years old. DIAGNOSES INTERVENTIONS AND OUTCOMES: In both patients, otoscopic examination revealed engorged ticks attached to the ear canal...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655650/mechanical-wounding-promotes-local-and-long-distance-response-in-the-halophyte-cakile-maritima-through-the-involvement-of-the-ros-and-rns-metabolism
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Hayet Houmani, Marta Rodríguez-Ruiz, José M Palma, Francisco J Corpas
Mechanical wounding in plants, which are capable of generating defense responses possibly associated with nitro-oxidative stress, can be caused by (a)biotic factors such as rain, wind, herbivores and insects. Sea rocket (Cakile maritima L.), a halophyte plant belonging to the mustard family Brassicaceae, is commonly found on sandy coasts throughout Europe. Using 7-day-old Cakile maritima L. seedlings, mechanical wounding was induced in hypocotyls by pinching with a striped-tip forceps; after 3 h, several biochemical parameters were analyzed in both the damaged and unwounded organs (green cotyledons and roots)...
June 24, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647423/sterilizing-service-unit-packing-area-to-glove-or-regular-hand-hygiene-that-is-the-question
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Dayane de Melo Costa, Lillian Kelly de Oliveira Lopes, Anaclara Ferreira Veiga Tipple, Roel Beltran Castillo, Honghua Hu, Anand Kumar Deva, Karen Vickery
BACKGROUND: During functionality testing and packaging of reusable surgical instruments (RSI) for sterilisation, instruments are frequently touched. Considering the lack of standards relating to hand hygiene frequency and use of gloves in the sterilising service unit packing area, we aimed to determine the effect of hand hygiene and glove use on maintenance of RSI cleanliness. METHODS: Following manual and automated cleaning, Halsted-mosquito forceps were assessed for adenosine triphosphate (ATP), protein and microbial contamination after handling with gloved and ungloved but washed hands utilising an ATP surface swab test, bicinchoninic acid assay, and standard culture plate/broth, respectively...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647136/polypectomy-for-the-complete-endoscopic-resection-of-small-colorectal-polyps
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Qisheng Zhang, Peng Gao, Bin Han, Jianhua Xu, Yucui Shen
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Small colorectal polyps are frequently encountered and may be incompletely removed during colonoscopy. The optimal technique for removal of small colorectal polyps is uncertain. The aim of this study was to compare the incomplete resection rate (IRR) using endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) or cold snare polypectomy (CSP) for the removal of small adenomatous polyps. METHODS: This was a prospective randomized controlled study from a tertiary referral center...
June 21, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
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