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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342182/light-alcohol-consumption-has-the-potential-to-suppress-hepatocellular-injury-and-liver-fibrosis-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Kazutoshi Yamada, Eishiro Mizukoshi, Takuya Seike, Rika Horii, Masaaki Kitahara, Hajime Sunagozaka, Kuniaki Arai, Tatsuya Yamashita, Masao Honda, Shuichi Kaneko
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The modest consumption of alcohol has been reported to decrease the incidence of fatty liver or prevalence of steatohepatitis. In this study, we investigated the effect of light alcohol consumption on liver function and gene expression in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). METHODS: The study group was formed of 178 patients diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, subclassified into two groups for analysis based on the daily alcohol consumption: non-alcohol group and light alcohol consumer group (≤20 g of ethanol/day)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341940/mucocele-of-the-sphenoid-sinus
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Karen B Djambazov, Borislav D Kitov, Christo B Zhelyazkov, Atanas N Davarski, Alexandrina R Topalova
Mucocele of the paranasal sinuses is a rare disease with slow evolution. It is a benign, encapsulated and destructive formation filled with mucous fluid and tapistrated with respiratory epithelium. Of all the paranasal sinuses, the sphenoid sinus is affected in only 1-7% of the cases. We present two cases of mucocele of the sphenoid sinus involving the posterior ethmoidal cells. We consider here their clinical presentation, use of neuroimaging in the diagnosis, surgical care and postoperative results. Both patients presented with a history of persistent headache and in addition, one of them had a paresis of the right oculomotor and abducens nerves...
December 20, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340926/gastrointestinal-histoplasmosis-ileal-stricture-successfully-treated-with-through-the-scope-balloon-dilation-in-a-patient-with-hyperimmunoglobulin-m-syndrome
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Fredy Nehme, Kyle Rowe, Mohamad El Hawari, Maha Assi, Imad Nassif
Gastrointestinal histoplasmosis is common in patients with disseminated disease affecting both immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients. However, it is often unrecognized due to a lack of specific signs and symptoms. It has only rarely been reported to cause small bowel obstruction, during which surgical treatment was nearly always necessary. Little is known about the usefulness of endoscopic therapy in gastrointestinal histoplasmosis associated strictures. We report the case of a 32-year-old man with a history of hyperimmunoglobulin M syndrome who presented with small bowel obstruction secondary to disseminated gastrointestinal histoplasmosis...
January 16, 2018: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340828/hiatal-hernia-recurrence-following-magnetic-sphincter-augmentation-and-posterior-cruroplasty-intermediate-term-outcomes
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Kais A Rona, James M Tatum, Joerg Zehetner, Katrin Schwameis, Carol Chow, Kamran Samakar, Adrian Dobrowolsky, Caitlin C Houghton, Nikolai Bildzukewicz, John C Lipham
BACKGROUND: We have previously reported short-term outcomes after hiatal hernia repair (HHR) at the time of magnetic sphincter augmentation (MSA) for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Here we report intermediate-term outcomes and hernia recurrence rate after concomitant MSA and HHR. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of patients who underwent repair of a hiatal hernia 3 cm or larger at the time of MSA implantation between May 2009 and December 2015...
January 16, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340782/strigeid-parasites-of-circus-buffoni-from-argentina-with-the-description-of-a-new-species-of-parastrigea-szidat-1928
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Fabiana B Drago, Verónica Núñez, Lía I Lunaschi
Studying the Helminthological Collection of Museo de La Plata (MLP-He), several specimens of digeneans, recovered parasitizing a long-winged harrier, Circus buffoni (Accipitridae) from Buenos Aires Argentina, were analysed. The morphological and morphometric analysis of these specimens revealed the presence of two strigeid species, one of them new for science. Parastrigea buffoni n. sp. is characterised by a forebody differentiated in a retractile cephalic region with a large opening and a balloon-shaped collar region or collerette, suckers located in cephalic region, holdfast organ with well development dorsal and ventral lips that can emerge through opening, a claviform hindbody, a large copulatory bursa with muscular ring (Ringnapf) and a genital cone well delimited, crossed by a sinuous hermaphroditic duct with internal rugae...
January 16, 2018: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340719/treatment-with-48-mm-everolimus-eluting-stents-procedural-safety-and-12-month-patient-outcome
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C K Tan, Z L Tin, M K M Arshad, J K K Loh, F H Jafary, H H Ho, P J L Ong, T Watson
BACKGROUND: Lesion length is a major predictor of adverse outcomes after percutaneous coronary intervention. Long lesions often require multiple stents with variable overlap, which increases the probability of geographical miss and the incidence of mechanical complications, such as side-branch occlusion, restenosis, and stent thrombosis. These pitfalls may be avoided by use of an ultra-long device. METHODS: We retrospectively assessed the performance of the 48-mm Xience Xpedition everolimus-eluting stent (EES) at our institution...
January 16, 2018: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340277/comparative-computed-flow-dynamic-analysis-of-different-optimization-techniques-in-left-main-either-provisional-or-culotte-stenting
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Gianluca Rigatelli, Fabio Dell'Avvocata, Marco Zuin, Sara Giatti, Khanh Duong, Trung Pham, Nguyen Si Tuan, Dobrin Vassiliev, Ramesh Daggubati, Thach Nguyen
Background and Objectives: Provisional and culotte are the most commonly used techniques in left main (LM) stenting. The impact of different post-dilation techniques on fluid dynamic of LM bifurcation has not been yet investigated. The aim of this study is to evaluate, by means of computational fluid dynamic analysis (CFD), the impact of different post-dilation techniques including proximal optimization technique (POT), kissing balloon (KB), POT-Side-POT and POT-KB-POT, 2-steps Kissing (2SK) and Snuggle Kissing balloon (SKB) on flow dynamic profile after LM provisional or culotte stenting...
December 2017: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339949/intragastric-balloons-for-obesity-management
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Barham K Abu Dayyeh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339686/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-patients-with-intra-aortic-balloon-pump-inserted-in-intensive-cardiac-care-unit-of-a-tertiary-clinic
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Mert İlker Hayıroğlu, Yiğit Çanga, Özlem Yıldırımtürk, Emrah Bozbeyoğlu, Ayça Gümüşdağ, Ahmet Okan Uzun, Koray Kalenderoğlu, Muhammed Keskin, Göksel Çinier, Murat Acarel, Seçkin Pehlivanoğlu
OBJECTIVE: An intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) is a mechanical support device that is used in addition to pharmacological treatment of the failing heart in intensive cardiac care unit (ICCU) patients. In the literature, there are limited data regarding the clinical characteristics and in-hospital outcomes of acute coronary syndrome patients in Turkey who had an IABP inserted during their ICCU stay. This study is an analysis of the clinical characteristics and outcomes of these acute coronary syndrome patients...
January 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339685/intra-aortic-balloon-pump-use-in-acute-coronary-syndrome-one-size-does-not-fit-all
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EDITORIAL
Uğur Önsel Türk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339370/nature-s-wastebasket-the-role-of-the-external-carotid-artery-in-acute-stroke
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Jesse Jones, Conrad William Liang, Nima Ramezan-Arab, Gary Duckwiler, Satoshi Tateshima
We describe a novel technical approach to acute stroke illustrated by the case of a 41 year old male who presented with tandem right common carotid artery (CCA) and M1 occlusions. His NIHSS was 17 and Alberta stroke programe early CT score (ASPECTs) was 8. Thrombectomy initially proved challenging due to large volume CCA thrombus that repeatedly occluded the aspiration catheters. However, by inflating a balloon distally and pulling clot into the adjacent ECA, we were able to quickly restore distal contrast flow to the intracranial circulation and achieve Thrombolysis In Cerebral Infarction/Arterial Occlusive Lesion (TICI2C/AOL3) revascularization...
January 15, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338301/coronary-artery-perforation-complicating-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Aram J Mirza, Abdulsalam Y Taha, Jaafar S Aldoori, Jawad M Hawas, Kawa W Hassan
Background Coronary artery perforation is a rare but serious complication of percutaneous coronary interventions. We aimed to evaluate the management of coronary artery perforation in Sulaimaniyah, Iraq. Methods A retrospective review of our medical records from 2009 to 2016 identified 24 patients (15 males, 9 females) with coronary artery perforation. Mean age was 60 ± 9.2 years (range 40-74 years). Standard diagnostic angiography or percutaneous interventions were performed. Coronary artery perforation was diagnosed by worsening of symptoms, hypotension, or angiographic evidence of type I (extraluminal crater), II (myocardial or pericardial blushing), or III (contrast streaming or cavity spilling) perforation...
January 1, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337179/surgical-treatment-of-recurrent-varicose-veins-in-the-lower-limbs-associated-with-endovascular-treatment-of-iliac-vein-stenosis
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Jie Kong, Peng Liu, Jinyong Li, Xueqiang Fan, Jianyan Wen, Jianbin Zhang, Rongwei Xu, Yiyao Cui, Xia Zhen, Zhidong Ye
OBJECTIVE: We present our experience with endovascular surgery for recurrent varicose veins (RVV) of the lower limbs combined with the iliac vein compression syndrome (IVCS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was a retrospective analysis of 6 patients with RVVs combined with IVCS who were admitted to our hospital between January 2007 and December 2014. Transfemoral venography was performed to confirm IVCS. Balloon dilation and stent placement were successful in all 6 patients...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337123/mesenchymal-stem-cell-based-therapy-improves-lower-limb-movement-after-spinal-cord-ischemia-in-rats
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Shinya Takahashi, Kei Nakagawa, Mayumi Tomiyasu, Ayumu Nakashima, Keijiro Katayama, Takeshi Imura, Bagus Herlambang, Fumie Okubo, Koji Arihiro, Yumi Kawahara, Louis Yuge, Taijiro Sueda
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord ischemia is a devastating complication following thoracic and thoracoabdominal aortic surgery. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which have regenerative capability and exert paracrine actions on damaged tissues, injected into rat models of spinal cord ischemia-reperfusion injury. METHODS: Forty-five Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into sham, phosphate-buffered saline (PBS), and MSC groups...
January 11, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337042/endovascular-recanalization-for-nonmalignant-obstruction-of-the-inferior-vena-cava
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Young Erben, Haraldur Bjarnason, Gudrun L Oladottir, Robert D McBane, Peter Gloviczki
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate outcomes of endovascular recanalization of the inferior vena cava (IVC) and iliac veins with long-standing chronic venous obstruction caused by nonmalignant disease. METHODS: Medical records for 66 patients who underwent endovascular recanalization of the IVC with or without iliac veins from January 2001 to December 2014 at our medical center were retrospectively reviewed. Primary outcomes included morbidity and mortality; secondary outcomes included primary, primary assisted, and secondary patency and resolution of symptoms...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336392/transesophageal-echocardiography-evaluation-of-the-aortic-arch-branches
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REVIEW
Thimmangouda A Patil, Santosh Kumar Ambli
Visualization of aortic arch branches by transesophageal echocardiography has been technically challenging. Visualizing these vessels helps in identifying the extent of dissection of the aorta, assessing the severity of carotid artery stenosis, presence of atheromatous plaques, patency of the left internal mammary artery graft, confirmation of subclavian artery cannulation, confirming holodiastolic flow reversal in the left subclavian artery by spectral Doppler imaging in case of severe aortic regurgitation, and confirming the optimal position of the intraaortic balloon perioperatively...
January 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336364/mechanism-of-chronic-stress-induced-reduced-atherosclerotic-medial-area-and-increased-plaque-instability-in-rabbit-models-of-chronic-stress
#17
Ze-Mou Yu, Xiao-Tao Deng, Ruo-Mei Qi, Lu-Yan Xiao, Chong-Qing Yang, Tao Gong
BACKGROUND: Chronic stress contributes to increased risks of atherosclerotic diseases including heart disease, stroke, and transient ischemic attack. However, its underline mechanisms are poorly understood. This study aimed to elucidate the mechanism via which chronic stress exerts its effect on atherosclerosis (AS). METHODS: Fifty male New Zealand white rabbits were used. Aortic balloon-injury model was applied. Both social stress and physical stress methods were adopted to establish chronic stress models...
January 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336309/dedicated-bifurcated-balloon-for-coronary-bifurcation-lesions-a-pre-clinical-proof-of-concept
#18
Khalid Al-Saadon, Ghassan S Kassab, Gerard Finet, Rodrigo Bagur
AIMS: To address the limitations of the two-balloon system for kissing balloon inflation (KBI) for the treatment of coronary bifurcation lesions (CBL), we report a novel coronary dedicated bifurcated balloon (DBB) catheter system. METHODS AND RESULTS: The device has been developed to follow the bifurcation geometry according to scaling laws of coronary anatomy. In an in vivo study, the DBB catheter was compared to the KBI technique in post-stent deployment of a bifurcation of a normal swine...
January 16, 2018: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336288/how-often-is-sinus-surgery-performed-for-chronic-rhinosinusitis-with-versus-without-nasal-polyps
#19
Elisabeth H Ference, Jeffrey D Suh, Bruce K Tan, Stephanie Shintani Smith
BACKGROUND: There currently are no data on the relative frequency of endoscopic sinus surgeries (ESS) performed for chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis (CRSwNP) versus chronic rhinosinusitis without nasal polyposis (CRSsNP) in the United States. OBJECTIVES: To compare the rate of surgical interventions for CRSwNP and CRSsNP. METHODS: Cases identified by CPT codes were extracted from the 2009-2011 State Ambulatory Surgery Databases for California, Florida, Maryland, and New York...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335916/association-between-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
REVIEW
Shanshan Jin, Suwen Jiang, Airong Hu
The relationship between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been an issue of great concern. The primary purpose of this study was to determine the influence of OSA on the levels of liver enzymes including alanine transaminase (ALT) and aspartate transaminase (AST). The secondary purpose was to estimate the effect of OSA on the histological lesions of NAFLD, such as steatosis, lobular inflammation, ballooning degeneration, fibrosis, as well as NAFLD activity score (NAS)...
January 15, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
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