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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545106/serum-microrna-signatures-as-liquid-biopsies-for-interrogating-hepatotoxic-mechanisms-and-liver-pathogenesis-in-human
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Julian Krauskopf, Theo M de Kok, Shelli J Schomaker, Mark Gosink, Deborah A Burt, Patricia Chandler, Roscoe L Warner, Kent J Johnson, Florian Caiment, Jos C Kleinjans, Jiri Aubrecht
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) released into the peripheral circulation upon cellular injury have shown a promise as a new class of tissue-specific biomarkers. We were first to demonstrate that next-generation sequencing analysis of serum from human subjects with acetaminophen-induced liver injury revealed a specific signature of circulating miRNAs. We consequently hypothesized that different types of hepatic liver impairments might feature distinct signatures of circulating miRNAs and that this approach might be useful as minimally invasive diagnostic "liquid biopsies" enabling the interrogation of underlying molecular mechanisms of injury in distant tissues...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544808/the-first-transepidermal-transplantation-of-non-cultured-epidermal-suspension-using-a-dermarolling-system-in-vitiligo-a-sequential-histological-and-clinical-study
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L Benzekri, Y Gauthier
The current methods for melanocyte delivery to depigmented skin are invasive and often require sophisticated approaches. Here we describe a promising simple and minimally invasive technique based on the dermarolling system. The technique involves preparation of a keratinocyte/melanocyte suspension prepared by trypsinization from a non-lesioned part of a patient's scalp skin and transepidermal delivery using a dermaroller equipped with 0.2 mm needles. Dermarolling leads to epidermal microinjuries without, however, causing pain or inflammation...
May 19, 2017: Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544801/nanotherapeutic-systems-for-local-treatment-of-brain-tumors
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REVIEW
Rami Walid Chakroun, Pengcheng Zhang, Ran Lin, Paula Schiapparelli, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Honggang Cui
Malignant brain tumor, including the most common type glioblastoma, are histologically heterogeneous and invasive tumors known as the most devastating neoplasms with high morbidity and mortality. Despite multimodal treatment including surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy, the disease inevitably recurs and is fatal. This lack of curative options has motivated researchers to explore new treatment strategies and to develop new drug delivery systems (DDSs); however, the unique anatomical, physiological, and pathological features of brain tumors greatly limit the effectiveness of conventional chemotherapy...
May 24, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544653/minimally-invasive-dental-anesthesia-patients-preferences-and-analysis-of-the-willingness-to-pay-index
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Dino Re, Massimo Del Fabbro, Lorena Karanxha, Gabriele Augusti, Davide Augusti, Sabrine Fessi, Silvio Taschieri
AIM: The aim of the present prospective study was to evaluate the impact of a computer-controlled anesthesia on patients' comfort and to investigate, through the willingness-to-pay (WTP) index, and patients' acceptance of this new technology. METHODS: Fifty patients undergoing a class I or II restorative procedure were enrolled. A computer-controlled device for anesthetic delivery was utilized, and a questionnaire on the level of discomfort and WTP was given to all patients...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544495/posterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion-with-interspinous-fastener-provides-comparable-clinical-outcome-and-fusion-rate-to-pedicle-screws
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Wei-Min Huang, Xing-Ming Yu, Xiao-Duo Xu, Ruo-Xian Song, Li-Li Yu, Xiu-Chun Yu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical feasibility and validity of interspinous fastener (ISF) for lumbar degenerative diseases. METHODS: From October 2013 to March 2014, a total of 46 patients suffering from lumbar degenerative diseases underwent posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) randomly augmented by ISF or pedicle screws. The clinical outcome was primarily measured by Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) score. The minimal clinical important difference (MCID) was defined as an eight-point decrease in ODI...
May 24, 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544299/mini-pcnl-for-renal-calculi-does-size-matter
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Derek B Hennessey, Ned K Kinnear, Andrew Troy, David Angus, Damien M Bolton, David R Webb
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the minimally invasive percutaneous nephrolithotomy (MIP) system for renal calculi. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing mini-percutaneous nephrolithotomy (mPCNL) procedures with the MIP system were enrolled. Patient position, American Society of Anesthesiologists classification, puncture location, stone clearance, postoperative drainage and complications were recorded, and features unique to MIP were noted. RESULTS: In all, 30 patients underwent 32 mPCNL procedures...
May 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543968/elastography-in-endobronchial-ultrasound-stretching-the-boundary-of-minimally-invasive-staging-further
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EDITORIAL
Daniel P Steinfort
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 24, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543939/symptom-appraisal-help-seeking-and-lay-consultancy-for-symptoms-of-head-and-neck-cancer
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J A Queenan, Benjamin Gottlieb, Deb Feldman-Stewart, Stephen Hall, Jonathan Irish, Patti Groome
BACKGROUND: Early diagnosis is important in head and neck cancer (HNC) patients in order to maximize the effectiveness of the treatments and minimize the debilitation associated with both the cancer and the invasive treatments of advanced disease. Many patients present with advanced disease, and there is little understanding as to why. This study investigated patients' symptom appraisal, help-seeking and lay-consultancy up to the time they first went to see a health care professional (HCP)...
May 23, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543777/efficacy-and-safety-of-non-invasive-body-tightening-with-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-hifu
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E J Ko, J Y Hong, T-R Kwon, E J Choi, Y-J Jang, S Y Choi, K H Yoo, S Y Kim, B J Kim
BACKGROUND: Noninvasive skin-tightening devices have become increasingly popular in response to increasing demand for improvements in skin laxity and tightening with minimal risk and recovery time. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the efficacy and safety of HIFU for skin tightening in the face and body. METHODS: A total of 32 Korean subjects enrolled in this prospective clinical trial. The subjects were treated with HIFU to both cheeks, lower abdomen, and thigh...
May 22, 2017: Skin Research and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543682/residual-thymic-tissue-and-lymph-node-involvement-by-acute-myeloid-leukaemia-presenting-as-mediastinal-strongly-18-fdg-pet-positive-masses
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Georg Maschmeyer, Ingo Brink, Doris Jähne, Renate Arnold, Olaf Schega
We report on a multidisciplinary management of a 68-year old AML patient presenting with a PET-positive mediastinal tumour typical for lymph node metastasis. It was removed via minimally invasive thoracoscopic intervention and was identified as a thymus residual infiltrated by AML. Follow-up PET-CT scan after resection and remission induction chemotherapy was completely normal. To our knowledge, this is the first documented case report of AML presenting with PET-positive infiltrates of thymic and lymph node tissue along the aortic bow mimicking a second intrathoracic malignancy...
May 22, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543331/integration-of-optical-applicator-with-balloon-catheter-for-photothermal-treatment-of-biliary-stricture
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Jinoh Bak, Jieun Hwang, Suhyun Park, Hyun W Kang
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Bile duct stricture is an uncommon disease in gastroenterology resulting from postoperative trauma. In spite of non-surgical treatments, clinical outcomes for the biliary strictures still encounter high restenosis and stent migration. The objective of the current study was to investigate the feasible application of a balloon catheter-integrated diffing applicator to thermally treat the bile duct stricture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 400-μm optical fibers were micro-machined and then integrated with an inflatable balloon catheter...
May 25, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542076/comparative-analysis-of-perioperative-and-mid-term-results-of-tecab-and-midcab-for-revascularization-of-anterior-wall
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Markus Kofler, Thomas Schachner, Sebastian J Reinstadler, Lukas Stastny, Julia Dumfarth, Dominik Wiedemann, Gudrun Feuchtner, Guy Friedrich, Johannes Bonatti, Nikolaos Bonaros
OBJECTIVE: Totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass (TECAB) and minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) grafting through minithoracotomy are currently the two minimally invasive surgical techniques of left ventricular anterior wall revascularization. We aimed to compare both techniques in terms of perioperative and mid-term results. METHODS: Arrested heart TECAB was carried out in 204 patients with a median (range) age of 60 (53-76) years and a median (range) EuroSCORE I of 2 (0-3)...
May 24, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541853/treatment-options-for-pilonidal-disease
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Denis Ehrl, Cornelia Choplain, Paul Heidekrueger, Holger C Erne, Horst-Guenter Rau, P Niclas Broer
Pilonidal disease can be treated medically; however, surgical excision remains the gold standard. Nonetheless, all current surgical approaches are still associated with potential for tissue loss, wound healing disorders, and high rates of recurrence. Aim of this study is to assess the long-term outcomes of the minimal-invasive pit-picking operation in comparison to the well-established technique of Karydakis flap-closure. Medical records of all patients undergoing either Karydakis flap-closure or the pit-picking operation for pilonidal disease at our department were reviewed retrospectively...
May 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541639/opportunistic-bilateral-salpingectomy-during-benign-gynecological-surgery-for-ovarian-cancer-prevention-a-survey-of-gynecologic-oncology-committee-of-japan-society-of-obstetrics-and-gynecology
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Mikio Mikami, Satoru Nagase, Wataru Yamagami, Kimio Ushijma, Hironori Tashiro, Hidetaka Katabuchi
OBJECTIVE: Recent evidence has supported the concept that epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) arises from the cells of the fallopian tube or endometrium. This study investigated current practice in Japan with respect to performing opportunistic bilateral salpingectomy (OBS) during gynecological surgery for benign disease for Ovarian Cancer Prevention. METHODS: We mailed a questionnaire to 767 hospitals and clinics, comprising 628 accredited training institutions of the Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (JSOG), Japan Society of Gynecologic Oncology (JSGO), or Japan Society of Gynecologic and Obstetric Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Therapy (JSGOE) and 139 private institutions with at least one JSGOE-certified licensed gynecologic laparoscopist...
July 2017: Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541531/the-affordability-of-minimally-invasive-procedures-in-major-lung-resection-a-prospective-study
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Henri Gondé, Marc Laurent, André Gillibert, Omar-Matthieu Sarsam, Rémi Varin, Gaël Grimandi, Christophe Peillon, Jean-Marc Baste
OBJECTIVES: Minimally invasive procedures are used for the surgical treatment of lung cancer. Two techniques are proposed: video-assisted thoracic surgery or robotic-assisted thoracic surgery. Our goal was to study the economic impact of our long-standing program for minimally invasive procedures for major lung resection. METHODS: We conducted a single-centre, 1-year prospective cost study. Patients who underwent lobectomy or segmentectomy were included. Patient characteristics and perioperative outcomes were collected...
May 25, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541427/percutaneous-cannulation-for-cardiopulmonary-bypass-in-minimally-invasive-surgery-is-associated-with-reduced-groin-complications
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Alexandros Moschovas, Paulo A Amorim, Mariana Nold, Gloria Faerber, Mahmoud Diab, Tobias Buenger, Torsten Doenst
OBJECTIVES: Femoral cutdown is standard in most centres if groin cannulation is used for cardiopulmonary bypass in minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS). Arterial closure devices (ACDs) allow placement of larger cannulas percutaneously, but its benefit in MICS is unclear. We assessed our results with percutaneous groin cannulation using ACDs in comparison with conventional surgical access in patients undergoing MICS. METHODS: We reviewed 445 consecutive patients having undergone MICS between October 2010 and March 2015...
May 25, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541269/immediate-loading-of-tantalum-based-implants-in-fresh-extraction-sockets-in-patient-with-sjogren-syndrome-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Cristian Peron, Fawad Javed, Georgios E Romanos
PURPOSE: The objective of this article is to demonstrate treatment of a clinical case using implants in conjunction with immediate loading in a patient with Sjogren syndrome (SS) and to present the current status of knowledge about this type of patients with dental implants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This article describes a 62-year-old woman patient with SS and partially edentulous maxilla who was rehabilitated with 5 immediately loaded tantalum-based dental implants (TBDIs) placed in fresh extraction sockets...
May 22, 2017: Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541193/analysis-of-energy-based-metrics-for-laparoscopic-skills-assessment
#18
Behnaz Poursartip, Marie-Eve LeBel, Rajni Patel, Michael Naish, Ana Luisa Trejos
OBJECTIVE: The complexity of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) requires that trainees practice MIS skills in numerous training sessions. The goal of these training sessions is to learn how to move the instruments smoothly without damaging the surrounding tissue and achieving operative tasks with accuracy. In order to enhance the efficiency of these training sessions, the proficiency of the trainees should be assessed using an objective assessment method. Several performance metrics have been proposed and analyzed for MIS tasks...
May 19, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541130/measuring-functional-connectivity-in-stroke-approaches-and-considerations
#19
Joshua S Siegel, Gordon L Shulman, Maurizio Corbetta
Recent research has demonstrated the importance of global changes to the functional organization of brain network following stroke. Resting functional magnetic resonance imaging (R-fMRI) is a non-invasive tool that enables the measurement of functional connectivity (FC) across the entire brain while placing minimal demands on the subject. For these reasons, it is a uniquely appealing tool for studying the distant effects of stroke. However, R-fMRI studies rely on a number of premises that cannot be assumed without careful validation in the context of stroke...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540810/minimally-invasive-local-ablative-therapies-in-combination-with-radioiodine-therapy-in-benign-thyroid-disease-preparation-feasibility-and-efficiency-preliminary-results
#20
Alexander Mader, Oscar Maximilian Mader, Daniel Gröner, Yücel Korkusuz, Shadi Ahmad, Frank Grünwald, W Tilman Kranert, Christian Happel
PURPOSE: Initial studies of combinations of radioiodine therapy (RIT) and local ablative procedures for the treatment of thyroid nodules have shown promising results. The goal of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of RIT combined with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in patients with goitres and to determine which ablative procedure is the most suitable for a combined therapy. METHODS: Thirty patients with goitres were divided into two subgroups. A test group of 15 patients received combined therapy (RIT + RFA) and a control group of 15 patients received RIT mono therapy...
May 5, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
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