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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447539/feasibility-of-preference-driven-radiotherapy-dose-treatment-planning-to-support-shared-decision-making-in-anal-cancer
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Heidi S Rønde, Leonard Wee, John Pløen, Ane L Appelt
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE: Chemo-radiotherapy is an established primary curative treatment for anal cancer, but clinically equal rationale for different target doses exists. If joint preferences (physician and patient) are used to determine acceptable tradeoffs in radiotherapy treatment planning, multiple dose plans must be simultaneously explored. We quantified the degree to which different toxicity priorities might be incorporated into treatment plan selection, to elucidate the feasible decision space for shared decision making in anal cancer radiotherapy...
April 27, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446132/pcsk5-is-required-in-the-early-cranio-cardiac-mesoderm-for-heart-development
#2
Dorota Szumska, Milena Cioroch, Angela Keeling, Annik Prat, Nabil G Seidah, Shoumo Bhattacharya
BACKGROUND: Loss of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 5 (Pcsk5) results in multiple developmental anomalies including cardiac malformations, caudal regression, pre-sacral mass, renal agenesis, anteroposterior patterning defects, and tracheo-oesophageal and anorectal malformations, and is a model for VACTERL/caudal regression/Currarino syndromes (VACTERL association - Vertebral anomalies, Anal atresia, Cardiac defects, Tracheoesophageal fistula and/or Esophageal atresia, Renal & Radial anomalies and Limb defects)...
April 26, 2017: BMC Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445798/episiotomy-what-angle-do-you-cut-to-the-midline
#3
Kenneth Ma, Louise Byrd
OBJECTIVE: Although episiotomies are the commonest obstetric procedure performed the technique of performing one varies amongst obstetricians and midwives. The angle of episiotomy to the midline in particular has been shown to influence the risk of developing obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS). In order to identify the differences in technique and to identify targets for training we undertook a practice survey of episiotomies to analyse the differences in technique between grades of obstetricians and midwives...
April 11, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445255/peutz-jeghers-syndrome-with-intermittent-upper-intestinal-obstruction-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Shou-Xing Duan, Guang-Huan Wang, Jun Zhong, Wen-Hui Ou, Ma-Xian Fu, Fu-Sheng Wang, Shu-Hua Ma, Jian-Hong Li
RATIONALE: Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is an autosomal dominant genetic syndrome characterized by a unique type of gastrointestinal hamartomatous polyp associated with oral and anal mucocutaneous pigmentations. Peutz-Jeghers polyps occur most numerously in the small intestine but frequently in the colon and stomach, only a few cases have been reported in the duodenum. PATIENT CONCERN: A further family history survey discovered 10 out of 14 members of the family (in 4 generations) had mucocutaneous pigmentations, but many of them were living in rural areas where they had no access to specialized medical services, so none were checked with endoscopy for polyps of hamartoma...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444866/new-insights-into-neurogenic-cyclic-motor-activity-in-the-isolated-guinea-pig-colon
#5
M Costa, L Wiklendt, L Keightley, S J H Brookes, P G Dinning, N J Spencer
BACKGROUND: The contents of the guinea pig distal colon consist of multiple pellets that move anally in a coordinated manner. This row of pellets results in continued distention of the colon. In this study, we have investigated quantitatively the features of the neurally dependent colonic motor patterns that are evoked by constant distension of the full length of guinea-pig colon. METHODS: Constant distension was applied to the excised guinea-pig by high-resolution manometry catheters or by a series of hooks...
April 26, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442832/risk-factors-for-conversion-and-morbidity-during-initial-experience-in-laparoscopic-proctectomies-a-retrospective-study
#6
Abdelmalek Hrora, Anass Mohammed Majbar, Mouna Elalaoui, Mohamed Raiss, Farid Sabbah, Mohamed Ahallat
The aim of this study was to determine the predictable factors for conversion during laparoscopic proctectomies, and for postoperative morbidity, in order to assist in defining the best candidates of patients for initial experience in laparoscopic proctectomies for rectal adenocarcinoma. A retrospective analysis of consecutive patients who underwent laparoscopic rectal resection for rectal adenocarcinoma operated by a single surgeon, between 2005 and 2012, were performed. Predictive factors for conversion and for postoperative morbidity were analyzed using univariate and multivariate analysis...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442811/vulvo-vaginal-ano-gingival-syndrome-another-variant-of-mucosal-lichen-planus
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Nidhi Sharma, S K Malhotra, Madhu Kuthial, K S Chahal
Vulvo-vagino-gingival syndrome was described as a distinctive pattern of erosive plurimucosal lichen planus (LP), and it is a clinical triad of vulval, vaginal, and gingival LP. It can lead to sequelae such as vaginal and urethral stenosis which can have severe implications on the quality of life. We report a case of a 40-year-old female who developed urethral, vaginal, as well as anal stenosis as a result of long-term exclusive mucosal LP involving vulvo-vaginal and anal mucosa along with oral LP without any other cutaneous involvement...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442619/initial-size-of-unilateral-pleural-effusion-determines-impact-of-thoracocentesis-on-oxygenation
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Stylianos A Michaelides, George D Bablekos, Antonis Analitis, Avgerinos-Romanos Michailidis, Konstantinos A Charalabopoulos, Nikolaos Koulouris
BACKGROUND: There have been contradicting reports in the literature regarding the impact of pleural fluid aspiration on patients' oxygenation. The aim of this study was to assess the role of the initial size of effusion on post-drainage oxygenation. METHODS: We studied 122 patients, aged (mean±SD) 61.2±16.8 years, with unilateral pleural effusion and no remarkable parenchymal lesion, by determining PaO2, PaCO2 and [A-a] PaO2 just before thoracocentesis (T1), 30 min after its completion (T2) and 48 hours after the procedure (T3)...
April 25, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440525/-treatment-of-complications-after-laparoscopic-intersphincteric-resection-for-low-rectal-cancer
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Bin Zhang, Ke Zhao, Quanlong Liu, Shuhui Yin, Yujuan Zhao, Guangzuan Zhuo, Yingying Feng, Jun Zhu, Jianhua Ding
OBJECTIVE: To summarize the perioperative and postoperative complications follow laparoscopic intersphincteric resection (LapISR) in the treatment of low rectal cancer and their management. METHODS: An observational study was conducted in 73 consecutive patients who underwent LapISR for low rectal cancer between June 2011 and February 2016 in our hospital. The clinicopathological parameters, perioperative and postoperative complications, and clinical outcomes were collected from a prospectively maintained database...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440523/-outcome-of-watch-and-wait-strategy-or-organ-preservation-for-rectal-cancer-following-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-report-of-35-cases-from-a-single-cancer-center
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Aiwen Wu, Lin Wang, Changzheng Du, Yifan Peng, Yunfeng Yao, Jun Zhao, Tiancheng Zhan, Yong Cai, Yongheng Li, Yingshi Sun, Jiafu Ji
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety and efficacy of organ preservation surgery or "watch and wait" strategy for rectal cancer patients who are evaluated as clinical complete response(cCR) or near-cCR following neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (nCRT). METHOD: From March 2011 to June 2016, 35 patients with mid-low rectal cancers who were diagnosed as cCR or near-cCR following nCRT underwent organ preservation surgery with local excision or surveillance following "watch and wait" strategy in the Peking University Cancer Hospital...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439922/illicit-drug-use-among-new-zealand-gay-and-bisexual-men-prevalence-and-association-with-sexual-health-behaviours
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Peter Saxton, David Newcombe, Arslan Ahmed, Nigel Dickson, Anthony Hughes
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Data are lacking on drug use among gay and bisexual men (GBM) in New Zealand. We establish a baseline estimate of drug use and investigate associations with sexual health and HIV risk. DESIGN AND METHODS: A cross-sectional survey of GBM was conducted in gay community settings and online. Participants were asked their frequency of using nine drugs (poppers, cannabis, ecstasy, methamphetamine, amphetamine, cocaine, LSD, gamma hydroxybutyrate and ketamine) in the previous 6 months...
April 25, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438771/unusual-presentation-for-a-tailgut-cyst
#12
Daniel Hancu, James Williams, Faris Kubba, Abhay Chopada
A 67-year-old man with a slow-growing, asymptomatic perianal lesion was presented to the colorectal clinic. Physical examination and radiological investigation were suggestive of an externally prolapsing colonic polyp. However, intraoperative findings of a cystic lesion containing a thick brown substance questioned the initial diagnosis. After complete surgical resection of the encapsulated lesion, histological examination revealed a tailgut cyst (cystic hamartoma). These uncommon lesions originate from an embryological remnant of the hindgut...
April 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435205/the-disc-separation-and-the-eigenvalue-distribution-of-the-schur-complement-of-nonstrictly-diagonally-dominant-matrices
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Cheng-Yi Zhang, Weiwei Wang, Shuanghua Luo, Jianxing Zhao
The result on the Geršgorin disc separation from the origin for strictly diagonally dominant matrices and their Schur complements in (Liu and Zhang in SIAM J. Matrix Anal. Appl. 27(3):665-674, 2005) is extended to nonstrictly diagonally dominant matrices and their Schur complements, showing that under some conditions the separation of the Schur complement of a nonstrictly diagonally dominant matrix is greater than that of the original grand matrix. As an application, the eigenvalue distribution of the Schur complement is discussed for nonstrictly diagonally dominant matrices to derive some significant conclusions...
2017: Journal of Inequalities and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435129/laparoscopic-sacral-colpopexy-the-%C3%A2-6points-%C3%A2-technique
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Marie Schaub Resident, Lise Lecointre, Emilie Faller, Thomas Boisramé, Jean-Jacques Baldauf, Arnaud Wattiez, Cherif Youssef Akladios
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Illustrate laparoscopic sacral colpopexy for pelvic organ prolapse, a new method using a simplified mesh fixation technique, with only six fixation points DESIGN: A step-by-step explanation of the surgery using video (educative video) The video was approved by the local IRB. SETTING: University Hospital of Strasbourg, France. PATIENTS: Women with multicompartment prolapse INTERVENTION: First, we dissect the promontorium, and vertically incise the posterior parietal peritoneum on the right pelvic sidewall until the pouch of Douglas...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434175/myoxinol-ointment-for-the-treatment-of-acute-fissure
#15
J Martellucci, G Rossi, I Corsale, P Carrieri, M D'Elia, I Giani
Myoxinol is a complex of oligopeptides obtained from the seeds of Hibiscus esculentus used in cosmetic as natural alternative to botulin toxin. The aim of the study was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of local myoxinol for the treatment of acute anal fissure. All the consecutive patients with acute fissure treated from January to June 2014 underwent 30 days of topical treatment (twice/day) with a mioxinol based ointment. Pain, symptomatic relief, fissure healing and re-epithelization, 1-year recurrence rate, subjective satisfaction and need for further treatments were evaluated...
April 22, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433183/corrigendum-to-comparative-tissue-distribution-and-excretion-study-of-alkaloids-from-herba-ephedrae-radix-aconiti-lateralis-extracts-in-rats-j-pharm-biomed-anal-134-2017-137-142
#16
Mengyue Ren, Shuai Song, Dedong Liang, Weiting Hou, Xiaomei Tan, Jiabo Luo
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June 5, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432678/anal-metastasis-of-rectal-cancer-adenocarcinoma-of-squamous-cells-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#17
Shun Sasaki, Masahiko Sugiyama, Yu Nakaji, Ryota Nakanishi, Yuichiro Nakashima, Hiroshi Saeki, Eiji Oki, Yoshinao Oda, Yoshihiko Maehara
Anal metastasis of colorectal cancer is very rare and is usually associated with a history of anal disease, including anal fistula, fissure, hemorrhoidectomy, and anastomotic injury. We report a case of rectal cancer with a synchronous anal metastasis consisting of adenocarcinoma of squamous cells without a history of anal disease. A 60-year-old woman had a chief complaint of melena. She had a 1.5-cm anal tumor on the perianal skin, and a Bollman type 2 rectal tumor on the Ra portion was found on colonoscopy...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432283/efficacy-and-safety-of-single-balloon-versus-double-balloon-enteroscopy-a-single-center-retrospective-analysis
#18
Zhanjun Lu, Yu Qi, Jianjun Weng, Lei Ma, Xinjian Wan, Rong Wan, Lungen Lu, Hang Zhao
BACKGROUND Single-balloon endoscopy (SBE) has been introduced as a simplified endoscopy technique after the promotion of double-balloon endoscopy (DBE). The difference in clinical performance between DBE and SBE is still not very clear. In this study, we aimed to compare the efficacy and safety between these 2 endoscopic procedures. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 173 patients with suspected small bowel disease were enrolled into this study from January 2007 to December 2011. All cases were divided into DBE or SBE groups according to the endoscopic procedures they underwent...
April 22, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432162/conventional-transanal-excision-for-a-very-low-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumour
#19
Georgios C Sotiropoulos, Paraskevas Stamopoulos, Stylianos Kykalos, Nikolaos Machairas
Gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) represents a rare tumour entity, which has been more intensively investigated during the last decade. The rectum as the primary site of GIST is even uncommon. The space constraints in the pelvis renders optimal oncological surgery demanding and proximity of these lesions to the anal sphincter enhances the potential morbidity of any radical surgery. We herein report on a young patient with a >5 cm rectal GIST localised at 1 cm from the anorectal junction.
April 21, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432154/identification-of-the-septate-junction-protein-gliotactin-in-the-mosquito-aedes-aegypti-evidence-for-a-role-in-increased-paracellular-permeability-in-larvae
#20
Sima Jonusaite, Scott P Kelly, Andrew Donini
Septate junctions (SJs) regulate paracellular permeability across invertebrate epithelia. However, little is known about the function of SJ proteins in aquatic invertebrates. In this study, a role for the transmembrane SJ protein gliotactin (Gli) in the osmoregulatory strategies of larval mosquito (Aedes aegypti) was examined. Differences in gli transcript abundance were observed between the midgut, Malpighian tubules (MT), hindgut and anal papillae (AP) of A. aegypti, which are epithelia that participate in larval mosquito osmoregulation...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
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