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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101658/naso-intestinal-tube-is-more-effective-in-treating-postoperative-ileus-than-naso-gastric-tube-in-elderly-colorectal-cancer-patients
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Yang Shi, Xi Peng Zhang, Hai Qin, Yong Jun Yu
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare the effect of naso-intestinal tube and naso-gastric tube in relieving postoperative ileus in elderly patients with colorectal cancer. METHODS: Patients (n = 46) with ileus symptom following radical surgery for treating colorectal cancer were placed with either naso-intestinal tube at duodenum or conventional naso-gastric tube. Then, their waist perimeter, intra abdominal pressure, maximum diameter in bowls, length of time to pass flatus or passage of bowel movement or to return to diet, length of hospital stay, daily drainage, serum levels of lactic acid, hemoglobin, and creatinine as well were compared...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077839/atypical-trigeminal-neuralgia-a-rare-neurological-manifestation-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Viki Kumar, Jaspinder Kaur, Pallavi Pothuri, Sahiba Bandagi
BACKGROUND Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem autoimmune disorder of unknown etiology which can present at any age with symptoms of mucocutaneous, musculoskeletal, renal, central nervous system, and nonspecific clinical pictures making the disease a "master of mimicry". CASE REPORT A 53-year-old female, who was recently diagnosed with SLE, presented with right-sided sharp and electric shock-like facial pain starting at the side of her right nostril and traveling down the naso-labial fold and then back to the angle of the jaw, mostly in the region of V2-V3 distribution with no radiation beyond trigeminal distribution...
January 12, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065606/neurons-responsive-to-global-visual-motion-have-unique-tuning-properties-in-hummingbirds
#3
Andrea H Gaede, Benjamin Goller, Jessica P M Lam, Douglas R Wylie, Douglas L Altshuler
Neurons in animal visual systems that respond to global optic flow exhibit selectivity for motion direction and/or velocity. The avian lentiformis mesencephali (LM), known in mammals as the nucleus of the optic tract (NOT), is a key nucleus for global motion processing [1-4]. In all animals tested, it has been found that the majority of LM and NOT neurons are tuned to temporo-nasal (back-to-front) motion [4-11]. Moreover, the monocular gain of the optokinetic response is higher in this direction, compared to naso-temporal (front-to-back) motion [12, 13]...
December 29, 2016: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063243/local-extension-staging-of-sinonasal-tumors-retrospective-comparison-between-ct-mri-assessment-and-pathological-findings
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Geoffrey Mortuaire, Domitille Camous, Claire Vandenhende-Szymanski, Frédérique Dubrulle, Dominique Chevalier
OBJECTIVES: To assess the reliability of clinical staging with CT and MRI in sinonasal cancers. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of patients who underwent surgery for a sinonasal cancer. The 7(th) edition of the TNM classification was used to establish tumor staging. Standardized preoperative CT/MRI staging was compared with the pathological staging based on specimens obtained during surgery from each subsite within and around the tumor. RESULTS: We analyzed data from 68 patients between January 2010 and December 2014...
January 7, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050517/prosthodontic-approach-in-management-of-prolonged-neonatal-intubation
#5
Vikas B Kamble, Shital K Shah, Vishnu B Rathod, Priyanka S Ambadkar, Charudutt N Patil
Intubation is a routine intervention in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for preterm neonates with respiratory distress, inadequate gag reflex, poor sucking and swallowing. Prolonged intubation in neonates can be done by nasal or oral route. Although naso-tracheal intubation may reduce movement of the tube, it may contribute to airway obstruction, possible hypoxia, and occlusion of the nasal aperture during a crucial period of development further contributing to laboured breathing. Being obligate nasal breathers, oro-tracheal route is the preferred method of intubation in premature infants as oral mucosa is less susceptible to damage than nasal mucosa...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032173/clinical-outcomes-and-complications-associated-with-fractional-lasers-a-review-of-730-patients
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Steven R Cohen, Ashley Goodacre, Soobin Lim, Jennifer Johnston, Cory Henssler, Brian Jeffers, Ahmad Saad, Tracy Leong
BACKGROUND: Fractional lasers were introduced to provide increased safety, while maintaining high efficacy and patient satisfaction. Patients with virtually all Fitzpatrick skin types could be safely treated using a wide spectrum of wavelengths and a broad array of skin conditions, and aging could be addressed. Although safety studies have been reported for ablative CO2 and erbium lasers, surprisingly few data are available on adverse events and complications associated with fractional lasers...
December 28, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030474/therapeutic-benefits-of-the-methyl-donor-s-adenosylmethionine-sam-on-nerve-injury-induced-mechanical-hypersensitivity-and-cognitive-impairment-in-mice
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Stéphanie Grégoire, Magali Millecamps, Lina Naso, Sonia Do Carmo, A Claudio Cuello, Moshe Szyf, Laura S Stone
Despite considerable advances in understanding mechanisms involved in chronic pain, effective treatment remains elusive. Co-morbid conditions including anxiety, depression and cognitive impairment further impact quality of life. Chronic pain is associated with reversible changes in brain anatomy and function and with long-term changes in gene expression. Epigenetic mechanisms, including DNA methylation, contribute to wide-spread and long-lasting reprogramming of gene expression. We previously reported decreases in global DNA methylation in the mouse frontal cortex six months following induction of neuropathic pain using the Spared Nerve Injury (SNI) model...
December 22, 2016: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019663/stereotactic-radiosurgery-planning-of-vestibular-schwannomas-is-mri-at-3-tesla-geometrically-accurate
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M A Schmidt, E J Wells, K Davison, A M Riddell, L Welsh, F Saran
PURPOSE: MRI is a mandatory requirement to accurately plan Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) for Vestibular Schwannomas. However, MRI may be distorted due not only to inhomogeneity of the static magnetic field and gradients but also due to susceptibility-induced effects, which are more prominent at higher magnetic fields. We assess geometrical distortions around air spaces and consider MRI protocol requirements for SRS planning at 3T. METHODS: Hardware-related distortion and the effect of incorrect shimming were investigated with structured test objects...
December 26, 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995544/transoral-robotic-resection-of-a-combined-laryngocele
#9
T J Gal, Brian Hixon, Paul Zhang
This case report describes the use of trans-oral robotic surgery (TORS) for the excision of a combined laryngocele. Mixed or combined laryngoceles extend from the supraglottic larynx through the thyrohyoid membrane into the neck. Surgical excision for these benign lesions often requires combined external (transcervical) and internal (transoral endoscopic) approaches which carry significant morbidity. We present the case of a 37-year-old male who was diagnosed with a large laryngopyocele and was subsequently managed with a transoral excision using the da Vinci Si surgical robot system...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994230/the-complete-12%C3%A2-mb-genome-and-transcriptome-of-nonomuraea-gerenzanensis-with-new-insights-into-its-duplicated-magic-rna-polymerase
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Valeria D'Argenio, Mauro Petrillo, Daniela Pasanisi, Caterina Pagliarulo, Roberta Colicchio, Adelfia Talà, Maria Stella de Biase, Mario Zanfardino, Emanuela Scolamiero, Chiara Pagliuca, Antonio Gaballo, Annunziata Gaetana Cicatiello, Piergiuseppe Cantiello, Irene Postiglione, Barbara Naso, Angelo Boccia, Miriana Durante, Luca Cozzuto, Paola Salvatore, Giovanni Paolella, Francesco Salvatore, Pietro Alifano
In contrast to the widely accepted consensus of the existence of a single RNA polymerase in bacteria, several actinomycetes have been recently shown to possess two forms of RNA polymerases due the to co-existence of two rpoB paralogs in their genome. However, the biological significance of the rpoB duplication is obscure. In this study we have determined the genome sequence of the lipoglycopeptide antibiotic A40926 producer Nonomuraea gerenzanensis ATCC 39727, an actinomycete with a large genome and two rpoB genes, i...
December 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977545/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-drainage-of-walled-off-necrosis-in-children-with-fully-covered-self-expanding-metal-stents
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Zaheer Nabi, Sundeep Lakhtakia, Jahangeer Basha, Radhika Chavan, Mohan Ramchandani, Rajesh Gupta, Rakesh Kalapala, Santosh Darisetty, Rupjyoti Talukdar, D Nageshwar Reddy
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided drainage with fully covered self-expanding metallic stents (FCSEMS) have been successfully used in adult patients. However, the utility of FCSEMS in children with walled off necrosis (WON) is unknown. The aim of present study was to evaluate the feasibility, safety and efficacy of EUS-drainage of WON using FCSEMS in children. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated the data of children (≤18 years) who underwent EUS-drainage of walled off necrosis (WON) using FCSEMS at our institution...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886977/can-submandibular-tracheal-intubation-be-an-alternative-to-tracheotomy-during-surgery-for-major-maxillofacial-fractures
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Ahmed Gaber Hassanein, Ahmed M A Abdel Mabood
PURPOSE: During surgery for major maxillofacial fractures, orotracheal intubation can interfere with some surgical procedures and nasal intubation can be contraindicated or impossible. That is why tracheotomy is presented as a solution, although it carries a relatively high incidence of complications. In this study, the use of submandibular tracheal intubation is basically evaluated as an alternative to tracheotomy in such circumstances. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study was performed in patients undergoing surgery for major maxillofacial fractures in which oral intubation and/or nasal intubation have been unsuitable, impossible, or contraindicated...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863301/antioxidant-and-anticancer-effects-and-bioavailability-studies-of-the-flavonoid-baicalin-and-its-oxidovanadium-iv-complex
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Juan J Martínez Medina, Luciana G Naso, Ana L Pérez, Alberto Rizzi, Evelina G Ferrer, Patricia A M Williams
Based on the known antioxidant effect of flavonoids, baicalin (baic) found in roots of Scutellaria has been selected. Its coordination complex with the oxidovanadium(IV) cation, Na4[VO(baic)2].6H2O (V(IV)O(baic)), was synthesized at pH9 in ethanol and characterized by physicochemical methods. Spectrophotometric studies at pH9 showed a ligand: metal stoichiometry of 2:1. By vibrational spectroscopy a coordination mode through the cis 5-OH and 6-OH deprotonated groups is inferred. EPR spectroscopy shows an environment of four aryloxide (ArO(-)) groups in the equatorial plane of the VO moiety, both in solution and in the solid complex...
January 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862613/naso-esophageal-extraluminal-drainage-for-postoperative-anastomotic-leak-after-thoracic-esophagectomy-for-patients-with-esophageal-cancer
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Kiyohiko Shuto, Tsuguaki Kono, Yasunori Akutsu, Masaya Uesato, Mikito Mori, Kenichi Matsuo, Chihiro Kosugi, Atsushi Hirano, Kuniya Tanaka, Shinich Okazumi, Keiji Koda, Hisahiro Matsubara
Postoperative anastomotic leaks and subsequent mediastinal abscess are serious complications. The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of naso-esophageal extraluminal drainage after thoracic esophagectomy with gastric conduit reconstruction using a posterior mediastinal route. About 50 of 365 patients (13.7%) with esophageal cancer and postoperative anastomotic leak after curative esophagectomy was investigated. Beginning in June 2009, naso-esophageal extraluminal drainage by inserting a naso-esophageal aspiration tube into the abscess cavity when percutaneous abscess drainage was introduced which was ineffective or technically impossible...
November 9, 2016: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857647/nutrition-chez-le-br%C3%A3-l%C3%A3
#15
G Perro
Nutrition is a challenge for burn patients. Emphasized points are early enteral amounts by means of a naso-gastric tube, semi-recumbent position > 30°, gastro-intestinal survey improved by kinetics, weight evolution, nutritional amounts assessment to prevent proteino-energetic deficiency. Feeding is difficult with children, as with seniors often associating a preexisting starvation. Nutritional supplements are useful in medium severity patients. For overweight patients, hypo caloric and hyperprotidic diet is the better choice...
March 31, 2016: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853694/autologous-diced-cartilage-in-nasal-septoplasty
#16
Sameh Ibrahim Sersar, Ibrahim Yassin, Mohammed Saad Eldin Aly
Diced rib cartilage is an acceptable option in severe nasal deformities. We present our preliminary experience in KAMC in nasal septoplasties using the autologous diced costal cartilage. This is a retrospective study of the 22 cases who needed the autologous diced costal cartilage in our centre in 4 years. All our patients needed autologous diced rib cartilages. Twelve were wrapped with temporalis fascia, eight needed rectus fascia and perichondrium was used in only 2 cases. The naso-frontal angle for the whole series decreased by a mean of 4...
September 2016: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845053/endoscopic-step-up-approach-using-a-dedicated-biflanged-metal-stent-reduces-the-need-for-direct-necrosectomy-in-walled-off-necrosis-with-videos
#17
Sundeep Lakhtakia, Jahangeer Basha, Rupjyoti Talukdar, Rajesh Gupta, Zaheer Nabi, Mohan Ramchandani, B V N Kumar, Partha Pal, Rakesh Kalpala, P Manohar Reddy, R Pradeep, Jagadish R Singh, G V Rao, D Nageshwar Reddy
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: EUS-guided drainage using plastic stents may be inadequate for treatment of walled-off necrosis (WON). Recent studies report variable outcomes even when using covered metal stents. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a dedicated covered biflanged metal stent (BFMS) when adopting an endoscopic "step-up approach" for drainage of symptomatic WON. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated consecutive patients with symptomatic WON who underwent EUS-guided drainage using BFMSs over a 3-year period...
November 11, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833348/assessment-of-alar-flare-and-efficacy-of-alar-cinch-suture-in-the-management-of-alar-flare-following-le-fort-1-superior-repositioning-a-comparative-study
#18
K Mustafa, Fatima Shehzana, H Hari Kishore Bhat
OBJECTIVES: To prospectively analyze the amount of alar flare, factors contributing to alar flare and efficacy of cinch suture as an adjunctive procedure for alar flare reduction. STUDY DESIGN: Thirty adult patients with vertical maxillary excess, who underwent Le Fort 1 impaction, were divided into 2 groups of 15 each. Alar cinch was performed as an adjunct procedure in group 2 patients and results were compared to group 1 which was the control group. Measurements were made on the patients and on 1:1 standardized photographs...
December 2016: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830884/the-validity-of-eight-neoclassical-facial-canons-in-the-turkish-adults
#19
O Karaca Saygili, S Cinar, B Gulcen, E Ozcan, I Kus
The neoclassical canons were used to define the proportions between various areas of the head and face. Therefore, this study was done to establish the neoclassical canons of facial proportions in Turkish adults. A total of 200 healthy adults 20 to 35 years of age were examined. Using anthropometric landmarks, 5 horizontal and 9 vertical direct measurements were made on the faces with a sliding calliper. Results have been compared with 8 neoclassical facial canons. When comparing between sexes, a significant difference has been found in all measurements except the upper facial width, left eye-fissure width, forehead height I and II (p < 0...
2016: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829604/an-impacted-minor-papilla-stone-in-a-patient-with-pancreas-divisum-that-caused-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-pancreatitis-a-case-report
#20
Yoshiaki Isono, Shimpei Matsusaki, Hiroki Tanaka, Tomomasa Tochio, Hiroaki Kumazawa, Tomohiro Sase, Tomonori Saito, Hiroshi Okano, Youichirou Baba, Katsumi Mukai
A 75-year-old woman with epigastric pain was admitted to our emergency department. She was diagnosed with an acute exacerbation of chronic pancreatitis based on the results of blood tests and abdominal computed tomography (CT). The abdominal CT and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography revealed pancreas divisum. Abdominal CT also showed a stone in the minor papilla, with impaction of the stone being the most likely cause of the acute episode. Therefore, endoscopic sphincterotomy of the minor papilla and endoscopic naso-pancreatic duct drainage were performed to remove the stone and decrease the internal pressure of the pancreatic duct...
2016: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
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