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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635516/concentration-of-uhcl1-in-the-serum-of-children-with-acute-appendicitis-before-and-after-surgery-and-its-correlation-with-crp-and-prealbumin
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Ewa Matuszczak, Marzena Tylicka, Wojciech Dębek, Anna Tokarzewicz, Ewa Gorodkiewicz, Adam Hermanowicz
Ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation plays a crucial role in various cellular processes, including signal transduction, cell differentiation, and stress response. Ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase 1 (UCHL1) is a unique deubiquitinating enzyme that has both hydrolase and ligase activities. The aim of this study was the determination of UCHL1 concentration in serum of children with appendicitis, before and after the surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 42 children with acute appendicitis, who were managed at the Pediatric Surgery Department, between 2013 and 2014, were randomly included into the study (age 9 months up to 14 years, mean age 2...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635513/evaluation-of-platelet-indices-and-red-cell-distribution-width-as-new-biomarkers-for-the-diagnosis-of-acute-appendicitis
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Noha Boshnak, Mohamed Boshnaq, Hatem Elgohary
BACKGROUND: Debate around the value of laboratory tests in establishing the diagnosis of acute appendicitis (AA) still continues. This prospective study aimed to investigate the changes in mean platelet volume (MPV), platelet distribution width (PDW), and red cell distribution width (RDW) with the diagnosis of acute appendicitis. METHOD: 200 patients who underwent emergency appendectomy were included. According to postoperative histology, patients were divided into three groups: acute non-complicated, acute complicated appendicitis (positive appendicectomy groups), and negative appendectomy group...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634437/latent-growth-curve-models-for-biomarkers-of-the-stress-response
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REVIEW
John M Felt, Sarah Depaoli, Jitske Tiemensma
Objective: The stress response is a dynamic process that can be characterized by predictable biochemical and psychological changes. Biomarkers of the stress response are typically measured over time and require statistical methods that can model change over time. One flexible method of evaluating change over time is the latent growth curve model (LGCM). However, stress researchers seldom use the LGCM when studying biomarkers, despite their benefits. Stress researchers may be unaware of how these methods can be useful...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631906/-technical-features-of-intestinal-ureteroplasty-part-7-forming-ureterointestinal-anastomoses
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B K Komyakov, V A Ochelenko, M V Onoshko, T Kh Al-Attar, A Kh Gaziev
AIM: To present the results and technical features of forming the ureterointestinal anastomoses in intestinal ureteral substitution. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From 1998 to December 2016, 168 patients (mean age 51 +/- 8.7 years) underwent ureteral substitution using intestinal segments at the Urology Clinic of the I.I. Mechnikov NWSMU. Of them, 76 (45.2%) were males. In 119 (70.8%) patients, intestinal segments were used to replace various parts of the ureters (iliac in 92, colonic in 4, appendix in 23), and in 49 (29...
June 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631157/performance-characteristics-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-without-contrast-agents-or-sedation-in-pediatric-appendicitis
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Ryne A Didier, Katharine L Hopkins, Fergus V Coakley, Sanjay Krishnaswami, David M Spiro, Bryan R Foster
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has emerged as a promising modality for evaluating pediatric appendicitis. However optimal imaging protocols, including roles of contrast agents and sedation, have not been established and diagnostic criteria have not been fully evaluated. OBJECTIVE: To investigate performance characteristics of rapid MRI without contrast agents or sedation in the diagnosis of pediatric appendicitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included patients ages 4-18 years with suspicion of appendicitis who underwent rapid MRI between October 2013 and March 2015 without contrast agent or sedation...
June 19, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624873/short-communication-first-report-of-nematodes-parasitizing-the-four-eyed-fish-anableps-anableps-pisces-cyprinodontiformes
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Juliana Souza Ribeiro, Francisco Carlos Rodrigues de Oliveira, Nicole Brand Ederli
The genus Anableps is composed of species Anableps anableps, Anableps dowi, and Anableps microlepis. These fishes are tropical and usually live on the surface of brackish water, being popularly known as four-eyed-fishes due to the presence of prominent eyes and a pupil split horizontally. A. anableps and A. microlepis are considered as sister species that live in sympatry in South America. A. dowi, however, is restricted to the Pacific Ocean (Central America) and is considered the most primitive species of this genus...
June 17, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624044/predictors-of-a-histopathologic-diagnosis-of-complicated-appendicitis
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Jonathan B Imran, Tarik D Madni, Christian T Minshall, Ali A Mokdad, Madhu Subramanian, Audra T Clark, Herb A Phelan, Michael W Cripps
BACKGROUND: Despite its utilization, the intraoperative (IO) assessment of complicated appendicitis (CA) is subjective. The histopathologic (HP) diagnosis should be the gold standard in identifying patients with CA; however, it is not immediately available to guide postoperative management. The objective of this study was to identify predictors of an HP diagnosis of CA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients who underwent appendectomy at our institution from 2011-2013 was conducted...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620778/intracecal-appendix-an-extremely-rare-anatomical-variation-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Sushila Chauhan, Sunil Anand
Appendicitis is the most common surgical abdominal emergency in the developed world. Most of the surprises encountered during an appendectomy are usually due to the various positions of the appendix tip. Anatomical variations are an extremely rare phenomenon, with only a few case reports scattered among volumes of literature on the vermiform appendix. A new variation is described in which the appendix was intracecal and cause for surprise during surgery. A review of literature of rare anatomical variations of the appendix is also presented...
June 15, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619971/mcswain-type-v-appendix-intussusception
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Maria Sousa, Jorge Cotter, Pedro Leão
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618350/minimally-invasive-appendectomy-for-resection-of-appendiceal-mucocele-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Sonia T Orcutt, Daniel A Anaya, Mokenge Malafa
INTRODUCTION: Appendiceal mucoceles encompass neoplastic and non-neoplastic causes of a distended Appendix filled with mucus. Appendectomy is recommended when an appendiceal mucocele is identified, incidentally or otherwise, in the event it is secondary to a malignancy. For an intact mucocele, it is critically important to avoid rupturing the mucocele during resection, as rupture of a neoplastic mucocele can result in pseudomyxoma peritonei, or mucin deposits in the peritoneum, which is associated with long-term morbidity and mortality...
May 29, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614893/traction-strategy-with-clips-and-rubber-band-allows-complete-en-bloc-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-of-laterally-spreading-tumors-invading-the-appendix
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Erika Utzeri, Jérémie Jacques, Aurélie Charissoux, Jérôme Rivory, Romain Legros, Thierry Ponchon, Mathieu Pioche
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 14, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611141/de-garengeot-hernia-with-a-mucinous-neoplasm-of-the-appendix-two-clinical-rarities-combine-to-yield-a-first-for-the-literature
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James William Ryan, Isobel O'Riordan, Tom Gorey, Tony Geoghegan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609939/additions-to-the-hydroids-cnidaria-hydrozoa-of-the-bay-of-fundy-northeastern-north-america-with-a-checklist-of-species-reported-from-the-region
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Dale R Calder
Two new species of hydroids, Eudendrium bleakneyi and Halecium praeparvum, are described from the Bay of Fundy. Fourteen others, Tubularia acadiae Petersen, 1990, Coryne pusilla Gaertner, 1774, Sarsia lovenii (M. Sars, 1846), Zanclea implexa (Alder, 1856), Corydendrium dispar Kramp, 1935, Rhizogeton fusiformis L. Agassiz, 1862, Bougainvillia muscus (Allman, 1863), Rhizorhagium roseum M. Sars, in G.O. Sars, 1874, Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus Buss & Yund, 1989, Eudendrium vaginatum Allman, 1863, Tiaropsis multicirrata (M...
April 24, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609109/accuracy-and-radiation-dose-reduction-of-limited-range-ct-in-the-evaluation-of-acute-appendicitis-in-pediatric-patients
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Michael Jin, Thomas R Sanchez, Ramit Lamba, Ghaneh Fananapazir, Michael T Corwin
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to determine the accuracy and radiation dose reduction of limited-range CT prescribed from the top of L2 to the top of the pubic symphysis in children with suspected acute appendicitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of 210 consecutive pediatric patients from December 11, 2012, through December 11, 2014, who underwent abdominopelvic CT for suspected acute appendicitis. Two radiologists independently reviewed the theoretic limited scans from the superior L2 vertebral body to the top of the pubic symphysis, to assess for visualization of the appendix, acute appendicitis, alternative diagnoses, and incidental findings...
June 13, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608478/dental-extraction-from-an-appendix-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Aaron Smith, Omar Mouline, Tony Mallet, Gael Phillips, Merwe Hartslief
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 12, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607634/evaluation-of-the-diagnostic-value-of-serum-level-of-total-bilirubin-in-patients-with-suspected-acute-appendicitis
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Mohammad Reza Motie, Minoosadat Mousavi Nik, Malihe Gharaee
INTRODUCTION: Clinical diagnosis of acute appendicitis still remains a problem. Delays in diagnosis of acute appendicitis may cause perforation and septic peritonitis which result in increasing morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to determine the sensitivity, specificity and the diagnostic value of total serum bilirubin levels as a predictor of acute appendicitis. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, patients who underwent appendectomy with the diagnosis of acute appendicitis from April 2012 to March 2013 at Emam Reza Hospital in Mashhad (Iran) were enrolled...
April 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605985/diagnostic-and-therapeutic-laparoscopy-in-assessment-and-management-of-patients-with-appendiceal-neoplasms
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Grace Hwei Ching Tan, Tushar Shamji, Akash Mehta, Kandiah Chandrakumaran, Sanjeev Dayal, Faheez Mohamed, Normal J Carr, Babtunde Rowaiye, Tom Cecil, Rendan J Moran
INTRODUCTION: Radiological imaging often underestimates the extent of low volume peritoneal disease. The benefit of laparoscopy in assessing peritoneal metastases from colorectal and gastric cancer is accepted, but is inconclusive for appendiceal malignancy. We report our experience of diagnostic (DL) and therapeutic laparoscopy (TL) in patients with appendiceal tumours to determine indications and role in assessment and management. METHODS: A retrospective review of a National Peritoneal Malignancy Centre's prospectively maintained database was performed...
June 12, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603451/classifying-human-activity-patterns-from-smartphone-collected-gps-data-a-fuzzy-classification-and-aggregation-approach
#18
Neng Wan, Ge Lin
Smartphones have emerged as a promising type of equipment for monitoring human activities in environmental health studies. However, degraded location accuracy and inconsistency of smartphone-measured GPS data have limited its effectiveness for classifying human activity patterns. This study proposes a fuzzy classification scheme for differentiating human activity patterns from smartphone-collected GPS data. Specifically, a fuzzy logic reasoning was adopted to overcome the influence of location uncertainty by estimating the probability of different activity types for single GPS points...
December 2016: Transactions in GIS: TG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599568/relationship-of-scattering-phase-shifts-to-special-radiation-force-conditions-for-spheres-in-axisymmetric-wave-fields
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Philip L Marston, Likun Zhang
When investigating the radiation forces on spheres in complicated wave-fields, the interpretation of analytical results can be simplified by retaining the s-function notation and associated phase shifts imported into acoustics from quantum scattering theory. For situations in which dissipation is negligible, as taken to be the case in the present investigation, there is an additional simplification in that partial-wave phase shifts become real numbers that vanish when the partial-wave index becomes large and when the wave-number-sphere-radius product vanishes...
May 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599482/an-unusual-case-of-pseudomyxoma-peritonei-associated-with-synchronous-primary-mucinous-tumors-of-the-ovary-and-appendix-a-case-report
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Dong Soo Suh, Yong Jung Song, Byung Su Kwon, Sul Lee, Nam Kyung Lee, Kyung Un Choi, Ki Hyung Kim
Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is a rare disease that usually originates from mucinous neoplasms of the appendix and, less commonly, from extra-appendiceal tumors, but it may also be caused by synchronous primary mucinous tumors of the ovary and appendix. The current study discusses the case of a 73-year-old female who presented with progressively worsening indigestion and abdominal distension. Magnetic resonance imaging of the pelvis revealed a large cystic mass with a thin enhancing septa arising from the right ovary and ascites with scalloping of the liver surface...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
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