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Babu Ram Lamichhane, Gerard A Persoon, Herwig Leirs, Shashank Poudel, Naresh Subedi, Chiranjibi Prasad Pokheral, Santosh Bhattarai, Bishnu Prasad Thapaliya, Hans H de Iongh
Wildlife attacks on humans and economic losses often result in reduced support of local communities for wildlife conservation. Information on spatial and temporal patterns of such losses in the highly affected areas contribute in designing and implementing effective mitigation measures. We analyzed the loss of humans, livestock and property caused by wildlife during 1998 to 2016, using victim family's reports to Chitwan National Park authorities and Buffer Zone User Committees. A total of 4,014 incidents were recorded including attacks on humans, livestock depredation, property damage and crop raiding caused by 12 wildlife species...
2018: PloS One
Keisuke Miyake, Toshihiro Funatsu, Haruhiko Kondoh, Kazuhiro Taniguchi
INTRODUCTION: Despite the technical improvements, redo surgery on the aortic root and arch is still associated with high morbidity and mortality due to the trauma of repeat open-heart surgery and technical complexity. We present the case of extended chronic type A dissecting aneurysm that developed after a Bentall operation, which was successfully treated by applying a modified long elephant trunk technique and surgical aortic fenestration. CASE PRESENTATION: A 77-year-old man, who had previously undergone a Bentall procedure and an abdominal surgery, developed a type A aortic dissection...
2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Martino Ruggieri, Andrea D Praticò, Rosario Caltabiano, Agata Polizzi
The earliest examples of neurofibromatosis (in this case type 1, NF1) can be traced in the Ebers Papyrus (Ancient Egypt, 1.500 B.C.), in a Hellenistic statuette (Smyrna, 323 B.C.), in the coinage of the Parthians kings (247 B.C.) and in some 13th century monks' drawings. These earlier examples are somewhat less well defined as compared to the most recent better defined reports credited as having NF1 including an Inca child mummy (1480-1650 AD), Ulisse Aldrovandi's homuncio ("Monstrorum Historia", 1592 A...
March 2018: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
Patrick Ellis
In the 1910s, New York suffragette Electra Sparks wrote a series of essays in the Moving Picture News that advocated for cine-therapy treatments for pregnant women. Film was, in her view, the great democratizer of beautiful images, providing high-cultural access to the city's poor. These positive 'mental pictures' were important for her because, she claimed, in order to produce an attractive, healthy child, the mother must be exposed to quality cultural material. Sparks's championing of cinema during its 'second birth' was founded upon the premise of New Thought...
September 2017: British Journal for the History of Science
George Samanidis, Meletios Kanakis, Constantinos Ieromonachos, George Stavridis
A 48-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with chronic aortic dissection Stanford Type A. His diagnosis was confirmed by chest multi-detector computed tomography (CT). The patient underwent combined (i.e., hybrid) open and endovascular repair (frozen elephant trunk) in a one-stage operation with moderate hypothermic circulatory arrest and antegrade cerebral perfusion. His postoperative course was uneventful, and he was discharged home on postoperative day 9. At 2-year follow-up, chest CT angiography revealed complete shrinkage of the obliterated false lumen in the distal aortic arch and descending thoracic aorta...
April 2017: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
Kishore L Jayakumar, Jules B Lipoff
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
Rikako Takamaru, Koji Kawahito, Kei Aizawa, Yoshio Misawa
Symptomatic intravascular hemolysis after prosthetic aortic graft replacement is rare. It is primarily attributed to mechanical injury of red blood cells caused by stenosis of the vascular graft. A 50-year-old man presented with hemolytic anemia, 5 years after total arch replacement with an elephant trunk for type A aortic dissection. The hemolysis was caused by graft stenosis of the elephant trunk. Endovascular treatment for the stenotic elephant trunk was successfully performed. The postoperative course was uneventful, and the hemolysis was resolved immediately after operation...
July 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
Hiroto Kitahara, Tomohiro Takeda, Kazumi Akasaka, Hiroyuki Kamiya
An 83-year-old man with arch aneurysm underwent total arch replacement with frozen elephant trunk and extra-anatomical left subclavian artery bypass. One year later, he felt dizziness associated with head rotation. The hypoplastic left vertebral artery was occluded by a thrombus extending from the left subclavian artery ligation site, and the dynamic stenosis of right vertebral artery by head rotation induced dizziness. He was diagnosed with Bow Hunter syndrome. Vertebral artery hypoplasia represents a possible cause of this rare complication...
May 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Maryam Ganjali, Mojtaba Keighobadi
Myiasis is the infection caused by a variety of dipterous (fly) larvae in vertebrate's tissue (man and domestic or wild animals). Species of Gasterophilus are obligate parasite of horses, donkeys, zebras, elephants and rhinoceroses. There are records worldwide, but mostly, in tropical and subtropical regions. This case report describes a type of gastric myiasis caused by G. intestinalis in an old lion in a zoo in Sistan, southeast Iran. Myiasis in lions is rarely reported and this is the first report of gastric myiasis in lion...
September 2016: Journal of Arthropod-borne Diseases
John Kokotsakis, Omar A Jarral, Leanne Harling, Panteleimon Tsipas, Thanos Athanasiou
BACKGROUND: A 59-year old man being investigated for back pain was found to have aneurysmal dilatation of a right-sided aortic arch and descending thoracic aorta together with an aberrant left subclavian artery. CASE PRESENTATION: He underwent repair of this utilising the frozen elephant trunk technique, which dealt with all three pathologies in one-stage. He made an unremarkable recovery and was discharged home on the 8th post-operative day. CONCLUSIONS: This case report further demonstrates the flexibility and safety of the frozen elephant trunk in dealing with complex aortic pathology as a single-stage procedure...
May 5, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Licht Miyamoto
The number of patients with metabolic disorders is dramatically increasing all over the world. The diseases often exhibit multiple metabolic disturbances including diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and obesity, and so on, recognized as a concept of metabolic syndrome. It is important to consider the common underlying pathophysiological bases of such metabolic diseases at the suggestion of the teachings of a parable, "The blind men and an elephant," whereby each blind man investigates a different part of the elephant...
2016: Yakugaku Zasshi: Journal of the Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
Peter Leusink, Thea H A M van der Waart, Christine M Segeren, Tiny Jaarsma
Recently, the Dutch College of General Practitioners released a Practice Guideline on Sexual Problems which provides clear directives for the diagnosis and management of various sexual disorders in men and women. Patients who are managed in general practice and in outpatient clinics might experience distress related to sexual problems due to their age, medical condition or treatment, or distress related to problems in establishing and maintaining intimate relationships. We present two clinical cases. The first case is a woman aged 44 years with breast cancer treated by mastectomy and adjuvant tamoxifen...
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
Paolo Magagna, Giovanni Domenico Cresce, Stefano Auriemma, Loris Salvador
The management of the left subclavian artery (LSA) revascularization during aortic arch surgery is controversial and often challenging, especially during an emergency life-saving procedure. We report on a case of a 64-year old man, admitted to our institution with a Type A acute aortic dissection who underwent a frozen elephant trunk procedure with debranching of the supra-aortic vessels completed with an LSA revascularization using the in situ left internal mammary artery.
July 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
S Rössner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
Laura Bennett, Stephen Dunham, Lisa Yon, Sarah Chapman, Megan Kenaghan, Laura Purdie, Rachael Tarlinton
INTRODUCTION: EEHV-1 is a viral infection of elephants that has been associated with a fatal haemorrhagic syndrome in Asian elephants. Previous studies have suggested that pregnant animals may shed more virus than non-pregnant animals. METHODS: This study examined whether pregnancy affected the frequency or magnitude of shedding of elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus 1 (EEHV1) using Taq man real-time PCR on trunk washes from four female elephants from a UK collection over three time periods between 2011 and 2014...
2015: Veterinary Record Open
Hilary Rowe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 18, 2015: Lancet
J Michael Bedford
Men are notable for low sperm production, relative to that of other large mammals, and often inferior morphology and motility of their spermatozoa. The extent to which temperature plays a role in this picture has been a moot point. However, animal experiments suggest that an increased scrotal temperature of approximately +4°C brought by inguinal clothing has a negative impact on the germinal epithelium and on the epididymis in man. In two animal species with inguinal testes, their transposition to the abdomen, raising the testis temperature by a modest approximate 1...
October 2015: Biology of Reproduction
Krister Brantberg, Babak Falahat, Daniela C Kalthoff
CONCLUSION: X-ray CT of an Asian elephant's skull suggest that elephants do not have a labyrinthine 3(rd) mobile window. This excludes the concept that elephants benefit from enhancement of bone conducted vibration by an extra opening of the labyrinth. This finding does not, however, exclude that elephants use bone conducted hearing for seismic detection, nor that other species may use an extra labyrinthine opening for improved detection of seismic signals. OBJECTIVES: In man, a pathologic extra opening of the bony labyrinth causes altered hearing with supranormal bone conduction...
2015: Acta Oto-laryngologica
Mulat Yimer, Tadesse Hailu, Wondemagegn Mulu, Bayeh Abera
Elephantiasis is a symptom of a variety of diseases that is characterized by the thickening of the skin and underlying tissues, especially in the legs, male genitals and female breasts. Some conditions having this symptom include: Elephantiasis nostras, due to longstanding chronic lymphangitis; Elephantiasis tropica or lymphatic filariasis, caused by a number of parasitic worms, particularly Wuchereria bancrofti; non-filarial elephantiasis or podoconiosis, an immune disease caused by heavy metals affecting the lymph vessels; proteus syndrome, the genetic disorder of the so-called Elephant Man, etc...
June 2015: Journal of Vector Borne Diseases
Daryl Li-Tian Yeo, Sajjad Haider, Claire Alexandra Chew Zhen
Right-sided aortic arch (RAA) is a rare congenital developmental variant present in about 0.1 percent of the population. This anatomical anomaly is commonly associated with congenital heart disease and complications from compression of mediastinal structures. However, it is unknown if patients are at a higher risk of blunt thoracic aortic injury (BTAI). We report a case of a 20-year-old man admitted to the hospital after being hit by an automobile. Computed tomographic scan revealed an RAA with an aberrant left subclavian artery originating from a Kommerell's diverticulum...
March 2015: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
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