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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214691/dlitiazem-inhibits-the-oxidative-stress-induced-by-angiotensin-ii-through-growth-hormone-secretagogue-receptor-type-1a-in-human-umbilicus-vein-endothelial-cells
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Lingyun Zhou, Meng Yang, Shanru Zuo, Xiaofeng Guan, Jianglin Wang, Qingjie Chen, Xiaocong Zuo, Sujie Jia, Ren Guo
Diltiazem has been used for post-transplant hypertension, but the mechanism underlying its protective effect of endothelial cells against angiotensin II (Ang II) - induced impairment remains unclear. Human umbilicus vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were cultured and divided into seven groups: control, Ang II (10(-6)M), diltiazem (10(-6)M), [D-Lys3]-GHRP-6(25μM), diltiazem (10(-6)M)+Ang II (10(-6)M), losartan (10(-6)M)+Ang II (10(-6)M), [D-Lys3]-GHRP-6 (25μM) + Dil(10(-6)M)+Ang II (10(-6)M) groups. Nitric oxide (NO) production, intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels, protein and mRNA expressions of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and p47 phox subunit of NADPH were evaluated...
February 16, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208931/pseudo-exstrophy-of-bladder-with-unilateral-renal-agenesis-a-rare-combination-of-two-anomalies
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Abdolhamid Amouei, Mohammad Baghi Yazdi, Fatemeh Ehsani, Mojtaba Babaei Zarch
Pseudo-exstrophy of bladder is an uncommon condition characterized by the major musculoskeletal defects without urinary system defects. A two-day-old female neonate was presented with pseudo-exstrophy of the bladder and unilateral renal agenesis- A rare combination of two anomalies. She was born at 37 weeks gestational age with caesarean section delivery. The X-ray of hip revealed pubic diastasis. Ultrasonography clearly showed absence of the left kidney with a normal right kidney. The patient was treated successfully with proper surgical management...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186925/a-critical-appraisal-of-the-methodology-and-quality-of-evidence-of-systematic-reviews-and-meta-analyses-of-traditional-chinese-medical-nursing-interventions-a-systematic-review-of-reviews
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Ying-Hui Jin, Guo-Hao Wang, Yi-Rong Sun, Qi Li, Chen Zhao, Ge Li, Jin-Hua Si, Yan Li, Cui Lu, Hong-Cai Shang
OBJECTIVE: To assess the methodology and quality of evidence of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of traditional Chinese medical nursing (TCMN) interventions in Chinese journals. These interventions include acupressure, massage, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, electroacupuncture and use of Chinese herbal medicines-for example, in enemas, foot massage and compressing the umbilicus. DESIGN: A systematic literature search for systematic reviews and meta-analyses of TCMN interventions was performed...
November 14, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145964/laparoscopic-assisted-rectus-sheath-block-as-a-novel-technique-is-effective-and-safe-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Dai Miyazaki, Toshiaki Shichinohe, Yuma Ebihara, Yo Kurashima, Soichi Murakami, Takehiro Noji, Toru Nakamura, Takahiro Tsuchikawa, Keisuke Okamura, Satoshi Hirano
PURPOSE: We developed laparoscopic-assisted rectus sheath block (LRSB) as a novel technique and report on its safety and effectiveness. METHODS: Patients were randomly enrolled to an LRSB or control group (n=19 each). In the LRSB group, after the umbilical wound was closed, local anesthetic was injected transcutaneous at each of 4 sites (3 cm above and below the umbilicus bilaterally) with 10 mL of 0.25% levobupivacaine, laparoscopically. The control group received conventional postoperative pain management...
February 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137901/complications-of-dysgerminoma-meeting-the-health-needs-of-patients-in-conflict-zones
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Lili Hayari, Erez Shir On, Andrei Fedorenko, Szvalb Sergio, Jamal Zidan, Evgeny Solomonov
A symptom of prolonged conflict is the destruction of infrastructure and healthcare systems. While the need for acute trauma services is obvious in conflict zones, patients with chronic diseases also require care. This report describes the clinical course of a young teenage girl with a large mid pelvic tumour originating from the left ovary and reaching the umbilicus. She presented with acute abdominal pain and underwent surgery in a healthcare facility within a conflict zone. She was then transferred to a neighbouring country for continuing care...
January 30, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133147/-a-case-of-small-intestinal-malignant-lymphoma-presenting-with-perforated-peritonitis
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Naoki Aomatsu, Yasutake Uchima, Yasutaka Aoyama, Gen Tsujio, En Wang, Yoshihito Yamakoshi, Daisuke Nagashima, Toshiki Hirakawa, Takehiko Iwauchi, Takafumi Nishii, Kazunori Nakazawa, Seika Tei, Kazuhiro Takeuchi
An 85-year-old man presented to the emergency department with vomiting. He had tenderness in the left abdomen and under the umbilicus. Laboratory data showed an increase in the inflammatory response. Enhanced abdominal computed tomography showed thickening ofthe small intestinal wall in the lower left abdomen with a small amount ofadjacent free air. The fat tissue around the small intestine also revealed a high density area suggestive of inflammation. A diagnosis of peritonitis caused by intestinal perforation was made and an emergency operation was performed...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099058/two-site-appendectomy-in-children-description-of-technique-and-outcomes
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Bethany J Slater, Steven S Rothenberg
PURPOSE: Laparoscopic appendectomy is one of the most common operations. Single-site appendectomy has been gaining popularity; however, it has certain disadvantages. The purpose of this study was to review the results of an essentially scarless laparoscopic appendectomy technique. METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients who underwent two-site appendectomy for appendicitis between January 2015 and February 2016 was performed. For all cases, a 4 mm trocar and a 5 mm trocar were placed through an infraumbilical incision and a 3 mm trocar was placed in the suprapubic region...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098564/male-breast-cancer-originating-in-an-ectopic-breast-tissue-in-the-umbilicus-a-case-report
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Nikolaos Kopanakis, Olympia Tzaida, Georgios Nikolaou, Dimitrios Ermidis, Vassiliki Manou, Elias Efstathiou, John Spiliotis
INTRODUCTION: Accessory breast tissue is a rare finding in the general population with an incidence of 1-2%. Carcinomas of accessory breast tissue account for ∼0.3% of breast cancers, 5% of which are arising within a supernumerary breast. They are usually diagnosed at a later stage compared with breast cancer, due to their rarity and low clinical suspicion. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 58 years old male who was admitted to our hospital for an umbilical hernia, surgical repair...
November 4, 2016: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097499/automating-perforator-flap-mra-and-cta-reporting
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Christopher J Lange, Nanda Deepa Thimmappa, Srikanth R Boddu, Silvina P Dutruel, Mengchao Pei, Zerwa Farooq, Ashkan Heshmatzadeh Behzadi, Yi Wang, Ramin Zabih, Martin R Prince
Surgical breast reconstruction after mastectomy requires precise perforator coordinates/dimensions, perforator course, and fat volume in a radiology report. Automatic perforator reporting software was implemented as an OsiriX Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) viewer plugin. For perforator analysis, the user identifies a reference point (e.g., umbilicus) and marks each perforating artery/vein bundle with multiple region of interest (ROI) points along its course beginning at the muscle-fat interface...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096321/synchronous-single-port-access-laparoscopic-right-hemicolectomy-and-laparoscopic-assisted-vaginal-hysterectomy-with-bilateral-salpingo-oophorectomy
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Jessica Ybañez-Morano, Andrew C Tiu
Laparoscopic surgery through a single incision is gaining popularity with different stakeholders. The advantages of improved cosmetics, decreased postoperative pain and blood loss continue to attract patients from different surgical fields. Multidisciplinary approach to different surgical entities through a single incision has just been introduced. We report the first case of a synchronous single-port access (SPA) laparoscopic right hemicolectomy and laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy through a single incision above the umbilicus in a 48-year-old female with ascending colon mass and uterine mass with good postoperative outcomes...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091841/transumbilical-abdominal-incision-for-laparoscopic-colorectal-surgery-does-not-increase-the-risk-of-postoperative-surgical-site-infection
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Mizunori Yaegashi, Koki Otsuka, Toshimoto Kimura, Masanori Hakozaki, Megumu Kamishima, Tomoki Hatanaka, Kei Sato, Hitoshi Fujii, Teppei Matsuo, Akira Sasaki
PURPOSE: Besides antibiotic prophylaxis, antiseptic skin preparation is an important measure to prevent surgical site infection (SSI). No reports have detailed the relationship between SSI and umbilical microflora following laparoscopic colorectal cancer with a transumbilical longitudinal incision. METHODS: Risk factors and the rate of SSI were investigated in 453 patients who underwent laparoscopic colorectal resection over a 3-year period. Microbiological samples were collected from the umbilicus and SSI areas...
January 13, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062934/focused-ct-using-a-height-adjusted-metric-and-the-umbilicus-as-a-landmark-for-children-undergoing-evaluation-for-appendicitis
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Suzanne Roberts, Abigail F Nixon, James A Meltzer, Einat Blumfield
BACKGROUND: Confirmation of appendicitis in children often requires CT. A focused CT scan that is limited to the lower abdomen/pelvis might help to reduce radiation exposure. OBJECTIVE: To determine the position of the appendix relative to the umbilicus and derive a height-adjusted threshold for a focused CT that would identify most appendices. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of children younger than 18 years who underwent a CT scan for suspected appendicitis...
January 6, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051051/impact-of-umbilical-polyp-resection-a-report-and-literature-review
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Hisayuki Miyagi, Shohei Honda, Masashi Minato, Tadao Okada, Kanako C Hatanaka, Akinobu Taketomi
The preferred treatment for this lesion should be the total resection of the umbilical polyp with a mini-laparotomy because residual intestinal mucosa at the umbilicus can be confirmed to eliminate the risk of recurrence.
October 2016: African Journal of Paediatric Surgery: AJPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051045/meckel-s-diverticulum-in-children-our-12-year-experience
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Kamal Nain Rattan, Jasbir Singh, Poonam Dalal, Ananta Rattan
BACKGROUND: Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is the one of the most common congenital malformation of gastrointestinal tract and has varied clinical presentations. We are presenting here our 12-year experiences with MD in children at tertiary care hospital in North India. It highlights the fact that isolated gangrene of MD can occur, and it is associated with increased morbidity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study is conducted by analysing the medical records of the patients who were operated for MD in the last 12 years in paediatric surgery department at our hospital...
October 2016: African Journal of Paediatric Surgery: AJPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048541/su-f-t-327-total-body-irradiation-in-vivo-dose-measurements-using-optically-stimulated-luminescence-osl-nanodots-and-farmer-type-ion-chamber
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H Kaur, S Kumar, B Sarkar, T Ganesh, U Giri, K Jassal, S Rathinamuthu, G Gulia, V Gopal, B Mohanti, A Munshi
PURPOSE: This study was performed to analyze the agreement between optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) nanoDots measured doses and 0.6 cc Farmer type ionization chamber measured doses during total body irradiation (TBI). METHODS: In-vivo dose measurements using OSL nanoDots and Farmer chamber were done in a total of twelve patients who received TBI at our center by bilateral parallel-opposed beams technique. In this technique, the patient is kept inside the TBI box which is filled with rice bags and irradiated using two bilateral parallel opposed beams of 40×40 cm(2) size with 45° collimator rotation at an SSD of 333...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047004/su-f-j-141-real-time-position-management-rpm-system-as-a-valuable-tool-to-predict-tumor-position-deviation-in-sbrt-lung-and-liver-patients-with-breath-hold-using-active-breathing-coordinator-abc
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Z Shen, M Andrews, S Balik, A Magnelli, K Stephans, G Videtic, M Abazeed, T Zhuang, P Xia
PURPOSE: ABC is a breath-hold technique for SBRT treatments. At our institution, three CTs with ABC are acquired at simulation to check the breath-hold consistency because tumor position may deviate among three scans. The purpose of this study was to determine whether RPM can predict tumor position deviation in SBRT breath-hold treatments with ABC. METHODS: Five SBRT lung and five SBRT liver patients were selected. An RPM block was placed on the patients between the xiphoid and the umbilicus...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046490/su-f-t-406-verification-of-total-body-irradiation-commissioned-mu-lookup-table-accuracy-using-treatment-planning-system-for-wide-range-of-patient-sizes
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D Lewis, P Chi, R Tailor, M Aristophanous, S Tung
PURPOSE: To verify the accuracy of total body irradiation (TBI) measurement commissioning data using the treatment planning system (TPS) for a wide range of patient separations. METHODS: Our institution conducts TBI treatments with an 18MV photon beam at 380cm extended SSD using an AP/PA technique. Currently, the monitor units (MU) per field for patient treatments are determined using a lookup table generated from TMR measurements in a water phantom (75 × 41 × 30...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045234/feasibility-of-umbilical-loop-ileostomy-in-overweight-and-obese-patients-with-rectal-cancer-during-laparoscopic-surgery-preliminary-results
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Seiji Ishiguro, Shunichiro Komatsu, Keiichi Ando, Takaaki Osawa, Kohei Yasui, Takashi Arikawa, Norifumi Ohashi, Masahiko Miyachi, Tsuyoshi Sano
We examined the feasibility of umbilical diverting ileostomy for overweight and obese patients with rectal cancer undergoing laparoscopic surgery. Four patients who were overweight or obese (BMI > 27 kg/m(2) ) were initially scheduled for the creation of a conventional loop ileostomy. Intraoperatively, however, this was considered too complicated because of thick subcutaneous fat, bulky mesentery, or both. Instead, patients received a diverting ileostomy with the placement of an umbilical stoma. All patients had protruding umbilical ileostomies...
February 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035905/a-rare-case-of-umbilical-metastasis-after-delayed-transverse-rectus-abdominis-myocutaneous-flap-reconstruction-for-invasive-breast-cancer
#19
Nicky Claire Seymour, Rathi Rathinaezhil
A 46-year-old female presented with an inflamed and painful umbilicus. Past medical history included breast cancer, followed by metastatic sternal cancer two years after the initial breast cancer diagnosis.The painful umbilicus was confirmed metastasis from a primary breast cancer she had treated eleven years previously.Metastases to the umbilicus are rare, and are usually gastrointestinal in origin. To our knowledge this is the first report of a metastasis from any primary cancer to the umbilicus after transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap (TRAM)...
December 29, 2016: Breast Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032175/patient-versus-surgeon-preferences-between-traditional-and-neo-omphaloplasty-in-post-bariatric-abdominoplasty
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Maria Gabriela Bonilha Vallim, Davi Reis Calderoni, Marco Antonio Camargo Bueno, Marcos Matias Motta, Rafael de Campos Ferreira Basso, Paulo Kharmandayan
BACKGROUND: Abdominoplasty procedures have been proven highly valuable in promoting better quality of life for post-bariatric surgery patients. The literature reveals that the aspect of the navel is one of the most problematic issues regarding surgical results and many different surgical techniques have been proposed to obtain a satisfactory outcome. However, little is known about patients' preferences regarding these different techniques and their results. The aim of the present study was to compare evaluations made by plastic surgeons and patients of the results of two different techniques-traditional omphaloplasty and neo-omphaloplasty with lateral flaps...
December 28, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
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