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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212354/the-effect-of-dexmedetomidine-on-oxidative-stress-response-following-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-in-rats-and-the-expression-of-intracellular-adhesion-molecule-1-icam-1-and-s100b
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Yanwen Li, Shikun Liu
BACKGROUND Ischemia-reperfusion injury of whole brain involves a complicated pathophysiology mechanism. Dexmedetomidine (Dex) has been shown to have neuro protective functions. This study observed the effect of Dex on serum S100B and cerebral intracellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) in a rat model of cerebral ischemia-reperfusion. MATERIAL AND METHODS Healthy Sprague Dawley (SD) rats (males, 7 weeks old) were randomly divided into sham, model, and Dex groups (n=20 each). A cerebral ischemia-reperfusion model was prepared by clipping of the bilateral common carotid artery combined with hypotension...
February 17, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198198/comparative-evaluation-of-pain-stress-neuropeptide-y-acth-and-cortisol-levels-between-a-conventional-postoperative-care-protocol-and-a-fast-track-recovery-program-in-patients-undergoing-major-abdominal-surgery
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Maria Kapritsou, Elizabeth D Papathanassoglou, Evangelos Bozas, Dimitrios P Korkolis, Evangelos A Konstantinou, Ioannis Kaklamanos, Margarita Giannakopoulou
BACKGROUND: Fast-track (FT) postoperative protocol in oncological patients after major abdominal surgery reduces complications and length of postoperative stay compared to the conventional (CON) protocol. However, stress and pain responses have not been compared between the two protocols. OBJECTIVES: To compare stress, pain, and related neuropeptidic responses (adrenocorticotropic hormone [ACTH], cortisol, and neuropeptide Y [NPY]) between FT and CON protocols. METHOD: A clinical trial with repeated measurements was conducted (May 2012 to May 2014) with a sample of 63 hepatectomized or pancreatectomized patients randomized into two groups: FT ( n = 29) or CON ( n = 34)...
March 2017: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194713/use-of-compressive-osseointegration-endoprostheses-for-massive-bone-loss-from-tumor-and-failed-arthroplasty-a-viable-option-in-the-upper-extremity
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Krista A Goulding, Adam Schwartz, Steven J Hattrup, R Lor Randall, Donald Lee, Damian M Rispoli, Daniel M Lerman, Christopher Beauchamp
BACKGROUND: Endoprostheses using principles of compressive osseointegration have shown good survivorship in several studies involving the lower extremity; however, no series to our knowledge have documented the use of this technology in the management of massive bone loss in the upper limb. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) What proportion of upper extremity implants using compressive osseointegration fixation principles achieved durable short-term fixation, and what were the modes of failure? (2) What surgical complications resulted from reconstruction using this technique? METHODS: A multiinstitutional retrospective review identified nine patients (five women; four men) who underwent 13 endoprosthetic replacements between 2003 and 2014 using compressive osseointegration (Compliant(®) Pre-stress Device [CPS]; Biomet Inc, Warsaw, IN, USA) in the upper extremity, including two proximal humeri, two humeral diaphyses, seven distal humeri, and two proximal ulna...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193310/depressive-symptoms-and-inflammation-are-independent-risk-factors-of-fatigue-in-breast-cancer-survivors
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C Xiao, A H Miller, J Felger, D Mister, T Liu, M A Torres
BACKGROUND: Psychosocial and inflammatory factors have been associated with fatigue in breast cancer survivors. Nevertheless, the relative contribution and/or interaction of these factors with cancer-related fatigue have not been well documented. METHOD: This cross-sectional study enrolled 111 stage 0-III breast cancer patients treated with breast surgery followed by whole breast radiotherapy. Fatigue was measured by the total score of the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory-20...
February 14, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193248/formal-mentorship-in-a-surgical-residency-training-program-a-prospective-interventional-study
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Han Zhang, Andre Isaac, Erin D Wright, Yaser Alrajhi, Hadi Seikaly
BACKGROUND: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck surgery resident physicians (OHNSR) have a high prevalence of burnout, job dissatisfaction and stress as shown within the literature. Formal mentorship programs (FMP) have a proven track record of enhancing professional development and academic success. More importantly FMP have an overall positive impact on residents and assist in improving job satisfaction. The purpose of the study is to determine the effects of a FMP on the well-being of OHNSR...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188070/-inflammation-in-the-perivascular-adipose-tissue-and-atherosclerosis
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Nadjiba Hamlat-Khennaf, Samia Neggazi, Hanene Ayari, Patrick Feugier, Giampiero Bricca, Souhila Aouichat-Bouguerra, Michel Beylot
In atherosclerosis studies, there are few data, especially in men, on the biology of perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) compared to that of other adipose tissue (AT), on amendments in obesity, and its possible role in the development of atherosclerosis. We conducted an ex vivo human study on pericarotid adipose tissue-collected in the immediate vicinity (PVATp) and away from the plate (tapas)-and subcutaneous (SC) neck gathered during surgery from patients suffering from atheromatous carotid disease. In addition, we conducted a study in obese Zucker rats (models of obesity and insulin resistance) and Wistar rats subjected to moderate stress...
February 7, 2017: Comptes Rendus Biologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183345/robot-assisted-single-site-compared-with-laparoscopic-single-incision-cholecystectomy-for-benign-gallbladder-disease-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lukasz Filip Grochola, Christopher Soll, Adrian Zehnder, Roland Wyss, Pascal Herzog, Stefan Breitenstein
BACKGROUND: Recent advances in robotic technology suggest that the utilization of the da Vinci Single-Site™ platform for cholecystectomy is safe, feasible and results in a shorter learning curve compared to conventional single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Moreover, the robot-assisted technology has been shown to reduce the surgeon's stress load compared to standard single-incision laparoscopy in an experimental setup, suggesting an important advantage of the da Vinci platform...
February 9, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179349/does-rectus-sheath-block-analgesia-alter-levels-of-the-oxidative-stress-biomarker-glutathione-peroxidase-a-randomised-trial-of-patients-with-cancer-and-benign-disease
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Martin Purdy, Jari Kärkkäinen, Merja Kokki, Maarit Anttila, Samuli Aspinen, Petri Juvonen, Hannu Kokki, Kari Pulkki, Tuomo Rantanen, Matti Eskelinen
AIM: To evaluate whether the overall satisfaction, as measured by numeric rating scale (NRS), regarding rectus sheath block (RSB) analgesia is associated with the plasma glutathione peroxidase (GPX1) level. The second end-point of the study was to evaluate the differences in GPX1 levels in patients with and without RSB analgesia, with special emphasis on benign or malign disease status. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Initially, 56 patients were randomized to the placebo group (n=12) and to one of three active RSB analgesia groups: single-dose (n=16), repeated-dose (n=12) and continuous infusion (n=16) groups...
2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175998/-neglect-like-symptoms-after-operations-on-the-upper-extremities
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K Welsch, P Bialas, V Köllner, T Volk
BACKGROUND: Neglect-like symptoms (NLS) describe the experience of perceiving a limb as foreign and could be detected in chronic pain disorders as well as after knee joint replacement. The aim of the present study was to find out whether patients with and without NLS after surgery of the upper extremities differ with respect to pain intensity and psychosocial variables and if NLS are associated with chronic postoperative pain (CPSP). METHODS: In this study 241 patients were interviewed using a validated questionnaire preoperatively as well as 1 day, 4 weeks, 3 months and 6 months postoperatively...
February 7, 2017: Der Schmerz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169489/psychological-and-endocrine-factors-and-pain-after-mastectomy
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D Nishimura, S Kosugi, Y Onishi, N Ihara, K Wakaizumi, H Nagata, T Yamada, T Suzuki, S Hashiguchi, H Morisaki
BACKGROUND: This prospective study was designed to examine the associations of demographic, clinical, psychological and neuroendocrine factors with acute and chronic post-operative pain following partial mastectomy. METHODS: Sixty-four female patients scheduled for partial mastectomy were enrolled. Pre-operative anxiety/depression was assessed, using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). Pre-operative 24-h urinary cortisol levels were measured 2 days before surgery...
February 7, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169324/metabolomic-profiling-of-reactive-persulfides-and-polysulfides-in-the-aqueous-and-vitreous-humors
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Hiroshi Kunikata, Tomoaki Ida, Kota Sato, Naoko Aizawa, Tomohiro Sawa, Hiroshi Tawarayama, Namie Murayama, Shigemoto Fujii, Takaaki Akaike, Toru Nakazawa
We investigate the metabolomic profile of reactive persulfides and polysulfides in the aqueous and vitreous humors. Eighteen eyes of 18 consecutive patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and diabetic retinopathy underwent microincision vitrectomy combined with cataract surgery. Samples of the aqueous and vitreous humors were collected and underwent mass spectrometry-based metabolomic profiling of reactive persulfides and polysulfides (polysulfidomics). The effect of reactive polysulfide species on the viability of immortalized retinal cells (the RGC-5 cell line) under oxidative stress (induced with H2O2) was also evaluated with an Alamar Blue assay...
February 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167249/how-are-adjacent-spinal-levels-affected-by-vertebral-fracture-and-by-vertebroplasty-a-biomechanical-study-on-cadaveric-spines
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Jin Luo, Deborah J Annesley-Williams, Michael A Adams, Patricia Dolan
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Spinal injuries and surgery may have important effects at neighbouring spinal levels, but previous investigations of adjacent-level biomechanics have produced conflicting results. We use 'stress profilometry' and non-contact strain measurements to investigate thoroughly this long-standing problem. PURPOSE: To determine how vertebral fracture and vertebroplasty affect compressive load-sharing and vertebral deformations at adjacent spinal levels...
February 3, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166957/chemical-castration-in-cattle-with-intratesticular-injection-of-sodium-chloride-effects-on-stress-and-inflammatory-markers
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Fernando C Oliveira, Carlos E R Ferreira, Cristina S Haas, Leonardo G Oliveira, Rafael G Mondadori, Augusto Schneider, Monique T Rovani, Paulo B D Gonçalves, Arnaldo D Vieira, Bernardo G Gasperin, Thomaz Lucia
Intratesticular injection (ITI) of sodium chloride (NaCl) is efficient for chemical castration of young calves, but its effects on calves welfare are unknown. Two experiments were conducted to evaluate the effects of ITI of 20% NaCl on stress and inflammatory markers in calves less than 20 days old and to assess the efficiency of ITI of 30% NaCl in 5 months old calves. In Experiment 1, control calves were only restrained and compared to calves submitted to castration through surgery (SC) and ITI with 20% NaCl (n = 9/group)...
March 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162047/design-of-a-patient-information-leaflet-in-a-surgical-centre-in-cambodia
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Alexander Thomas Schade, Thomas Mendes da Costa, Jim Gollogly, Fergal Monsell
Hand deformities cause a large surgical burden on Cambodian society. They significantly affect the quality of life, limit hand function and can cause severe mental health issues. The visited surgical centre provides free rehabilitative surgery in Phnom Penh for those unable to afford private or public healthcare. As part of the postoperative care provided, a team of local Khmer physiotherapists help patients with early mobilisation, passive and active movements, and functional exercises. Leaflets are widespread in high-income countries, but are scarce in low-income countries...
January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156163/post-infarct-sleep-disruption-and-its-relation-to-cardiac-remodeling-in-a-rat-model-of-myocardial-infarction
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Marjan Aghajani, Mahdieh Faghihi, Alireza Imani, Mohammad Reza Vaez Mahdavi, Abbas Shakoori, Tayebeh Rastegar, Hoda Parsa, Saman Mehrabi, Fatemeh Moradi, Ehsan Kazemi Moghaddam
Sleep disruption after myocardial infarction (MI) by affecting ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) is thought to contribute to myocardial remodeling and progressive worsening of cardiac function. The aim of current study was to test the hypothesis about the increased risk of developing heart failure due to experience of sleep restriction (SR) after MI. Male Wistar rats (n = 40) were randomly assigned to four experimental groups: (1) Sham, (2) MI, (3) MI and SR (MI + SR) (4) Sham and SR (Sham + SR). MI was induced by permanent ligation of left anterior descending coronary artery...
February 3, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138387/peripheral-vein-infusions-of-amino-acids-facilitate-recovery-after-esophagectomy-for-esophageal-cancer-retrospective-cohort-analysis
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Masafumi Konosu, Takeshi Iwaya, Yusuke Kimura, Yuji Akiyama, Yoshihiro Shioi, Fumitaka Endo, Hiroyuki Nitta, Koki Otsuka, Keisuke Koeda, Akira Sasaki
BACKGROUND: To investigate the efficacy of amino acid administration via peripheral veins in addition to conventional enteral feeding following esophagectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of data pertaining to 33 patients with esophageal cancer who underwent radical esophagectomy and satisfied the required nutrition control. Patients were divided into the amino acid group (n = 17) and control group (n = 16). Primary outcomes were albumin (Alb) and prealbumin (PreAlb) levels, urinary 3-methylhistidine/creatinine (3-MeHis/Cre) ratios, nitrogen balance, and weight; postoperative complications were noted as secondary outcomes...
February 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132161/using-three-point-bending-to-evaluate-tibia-bone-strength-in-ovariectomized-young-mice
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Charles Deckard, Azida Walker, Brent J F Hill
It is well known that estrogen deficiency induces a deterioration of bone strength in aged females. The aim of this study is to determine the effect of estrogen depletion on tibia bone strength in sexually mature mice that are still undergoing skeletal maturation. At 8 weeks of age, C57BL/6 female mice underwent an ovariectomy (OVX) or sham (SHAM) surgery. Mice were killed at 2, 4, or 8 weeks post-surgery. Tibia length and cross-sectional area continued to increase in both treatment groups until 4 weeks post-surgery...
January 28, 2017: Journal of Biological Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131545/comparative-analysis-implementation-of-a-pre-operative-educational-intervention-to-decrease-anxiety-among-parents-of-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Silvio Simeone, Gianluca Pucciarelli, Marco Perrone, Teresa Rea, Gianpaolo Gargiulo, Grazia Dell'Angelo, Assunta Guillari, Giuseppe Comentale, Gaetano Palma, Carlo Vosa
PURPOSE: The present study evaluated the efficacy of a nursing educational intervention in alleviating the level of parental anxiety in the parents of children who required heart surgery for the first time. DESIGN AND METHODS: A comparative study was used to explore the parents of children who had to undergo cardiac surgery. Parents of children were randomized into 2 groups: 1) control group and 2) experimental group or parents that received the educational intervention about PICU stay...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124514/effect-of-remote-ischemic-preconditioning-on-the-melatonin-and-antioxidative-status-a-pilot-study-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery
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Rafael Struck, Maria Wittmann, Thomas Recht, Georg Baumgarten, Patrick Meybohm, Andreas Müller, Soyhan Bagci
BACKGROUND: Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC), a phenomenon in which a transient ischemia applied to a nonvital tissue protects another organ or tissue from subsequent lethal ischemic injury, is reported to protect the myocardium to withstand a subsequent prolonged ischemic event in patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. It remains unclear whether oxidative stress and endogenous antioxidant enzymes play a role in the mechanistic pathways of RIPC. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of RIPC on oxidative stress and extracellular concentrations of melatonin, extracellular superoxide dismutase (eSOD) and extracellular glutathione peroxidase (eGPx) in patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118414/copeptin-predicts-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients
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Konstantin A Krychtiuk, Maria C Honeder, Max Lenz, Gerald Maurer, Johann Wojta, Gottfried Heinz, Kurt Huber, Walter S Speidl
BACKGROUND: Critically ill patients admitted to a medical intensive care unit exhibit a high mortality rate irrespective of the cause of admission. Besides its role in fluid and electrolyte balance, vasopressin has been described as a stress hormone. Copeptin, the C-terminal portion of provasopressin mirrors vasopressin levels and has been described as a reliable biomarker for the individual's stress level and was associated with outcome in various disease entities. The aim of this study was to analyze whether circulating levels of copeptin at ICU admission are associated with 30-day mortality...
2017: PloS One
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