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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324543/short-term-outcomes-and-pregnancy-rate-after-laparoscopic-fertility-sparing-surgery-for-borderline-ovarian-tumors-a-single-institute-experience
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Jianguo Zhao, Caiyan Liu, Jing Liu, Pengpeng Qu
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the short-term outcomes and pregnancy rate after a laparoscopic approach to fertility preservation in patients with borderline ovarian tumors (BOTs). METHODS: Clinic-pathologic variants of patients with BOTs who underwent conservative surgery at the Tianjin Central Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynecology between January 2009 and July 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: Among 211 patients with BOTs, 74 (35...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315697/fractional-excretion-of-urea-a-simple-tool-for-the-differential-diagnosis-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-cirrhosis
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Kavish R Patidar, Le Kang, Jasmohan S Bajaj, Daniel Carl, Arun J Sanyal
Current approaches to determine the cause of acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients with cirrhosis are suboptimal. The aim of this study was to determine the utility of fractional excretion of urea (FEUrea) for the differential diagnosis of AKI in cirrhotic patients. A retrospective analysis was performed in patients (n=50) with cirrhosis and ascites admitted with AKI. Using adjudicated etiology assessment as the reference standard, receiver operating curves (ROC) and optimal cutoff, sensitivity (Sn) and specificity (Sp) for the diagnosis of prerenal azotemia (PRA), type 1 hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) and acute tubular necrosis (ATN) was derived...
January 8, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313804/endolymphatic-balloon-occluded-retrograde-abdominal-lymphangiography-boral-and-embolization-borale-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-chylous-ascites-technique-and-experience-in-three-patients
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Ravi N Srinivasa, Joseph J Gemmete, Matthew L Osher, Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick
PURPOSE: To describe endolymphatic balloon-occluded retrograde abdominal lymphangiography (BORAL) and embolization (BORALE) for diagnosis and treatment of chylous ascites in patients with previously unidentifiable leakage site or failed lymphatic embolization. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two (66%) men and one (33%) woman with mean age of 52 years (range: range: 14-79 years) presented with chylous ascites and underwent BORAL or BORALE between March 2016 and February 2017...
December 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290508/the-emergency-medicine-evaluation-and-management-of-the-patient-with-cirrhosis
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REVIEW
Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Cirrhosis is a significant cause of death in the U.S. and has a variety of causes, most commonly Hepatitis C and alcohol. Liver fibrosis and nodule formation result in significant complications due to portal system hypertension. There are several deadly complications emergency physicians must consider. OBJECTIVE OF THE REVIEW: Provide an evidence-based update for the resuscitation of decompensating cirrhotic patients and an overview of cirrhosis complications...
December 23, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274599/bowel-obstruction-in-obturator-hernia-a-challenging-diagnosis
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L Conti, E Baldini, P Capelli, C Capelli
INTRODUCTION: The obturator hernia is a rare pelvic hernia that often comes in the shape of bowel obstruction caused by the presence of an intestinal segment, more often ileum, passing trough the obturator foramen of the pelvic wall (Fig. 1). This type of hernia accounts for 0.5-1.4% of all hernias. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the clinical case of a 84-year-old woman with no previous surgical interventions, who went to the emergency room complaining of vomit and nausea, bowels closed to gas and stool, which she had experienced for three previous days...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239296/ascites-in-an-uncorrected-tetralogy-of-fallot-with-pulmonary-valve-absence-in-an-adult-patient
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Leonel Avendaño-Perez, Nilda Espinola-Zavaleta
This is a case of a 37-year-old woman with uncorrected tetralogy of Fallot with the absence of pulmonary valve and history of heart murmur in childhood who did not have a medical approach. At 29 years of age she started with dyspnoea that in the last 7 months progressed to be of small effort and also referred increase of the abdominal perimeter.
December 14, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234200/nutrition-and-muscle-in-cirrhosis
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REVIEW
Anil C Anand
As the cirrhosis progresses, development of complication like ascites, hepatic encephalopathy, variceal bleeding, kidney dysfunction, and hepatocellular carcinoma signify increasing risk of short term mortality. Malnutrition and muscle wasting (sarcopenia) is yet other complications that negatively impact survival, quality of life, and response to stressors, such as infection and surgery in patients with cirrhosis. Conventionally, these are not routinely looked for, because nutritional assessment can be a difficult especially if there is associated fluid retention and/or obesity...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217440/endolymphatic-balloon-occluded-retrograde-abdominal-lymphangiography-boral-and-embolization-borale-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-chylous-ascites-technique-and-experience-in-three-patients
#8
Ravi N Srinivasa, Joseph J Gemmete, Matthew L Osher, Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick
PURPOSE: To describe endolymphatic balloon-occluded retrograde abdominal lymphangiography (BORAL) and embolization (BORALE) for diagnosis and treatment of chylous ascites in patients with previously unidentifiable leakage site or failed lymphatic embolization. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two (66%) men and one (33%) woman with mean age of 52 years (range: range: 14-79 years) presented with chylous ascites and underwent BORAL or BORALE between March 2016 and February 2017...
December 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214793/mesocaval-shunt-creation-for-jejunal-variceal-bleeding-with-chronic-portal-vein-thrombosis
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Ja Kyung Yoon, Man Deuk Kim, Do Yun Lee, Seok Joo Han
The creation of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is a widely performed technique to relieve portal hypertension, and to manage recurrent variceal bleeding and refractory ascites in patients where medical and/or endoscopic treatments have failed. However, portosystemic shunt creation can be challenging in the presence of chronic portal vein occlusion. In this case report, we describe a minimally invasive endovascular mesocaval shunt creation with transsplenic approach for the management of recurrent variceal bleeding in a portal hypertension patient with intra- and extrahepatic portal vein occlusion...
January 2018: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210304/current-management-of-refractory-ascites-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Ruihong Zhao, Juan Lu, Yu Shi, Hong Zhao, Kaijin Xu, Jifang Sheng
Liver cirrhosis is a health problem worldwide, and ascites is its principal symptom. Refractory ascites is intractable and occurs in 5%-10% of all patients with ascites due to cirrhosis. Refractory ascites leads to a poor quality of life and high mortality rate. Ascites develops as a result of portal hypertension, which leads to water-sodium retention and renal failure. Various therapeutic measures can be used for refractory ascites, including large-volume paracentesis, transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt, vasoconstrictive drugs, and an automated low-flow ascites pump system...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187497/a-glissonean-approach-with-individual-isolation-during-right-hemi-hepatectomy-after-portal-vein-embolization
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Tatsunori Miyata, Toru Beppu, Takaaki Higashi, Shigeki Nakagawa, Hirohisa Okabe, Katsunori Imai, Yo-Ichi Yamashita, Akira Chikamoto, Hideo Baba
BACKGROUND/AIM: Although the Glissonean approach in hemi-hepatectomy is a very useful technique, right hemi-hepatectomy with Glissonean approach after portal vein embolization (PVE) is difficult because of the obstructing materials located at the right portal branch. The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of the Glissonean approach with an individual isolation technique (GI technique) in right hemi-hepatectomies after PVE. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 21 patients who underwent the GI technique between March 2007 and June 2012...
December 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163783/abundant-expression-of-tim-3-lag-3-pd-1-and-pd-l1-as-immunotherapy-checkpoint-targets-in-effusions-of-mesothelioma-patients
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Elly Marcq, Jorrit De Waele, Jonas Van Audenaerde, Eva Lion, Eva Santermans, Niel Hens, Patrick Pauwels, Jan P van Meerbeeck, Evelien L J Smits
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive cancer with an increasing incidence, poor prognosis and limited effective treatment options. Hence, new treatment strategies are warranted which include immune checkpoint blockade approaches with encouraging preliminary data. Research on the immunological aspects of the easily accessible mesothelioma microenvironment could identify prognostic and/or predictive biomarkers and provide useful insights for developing effective immunotherapy. In this context, we investigated the immune cell composition of effusions (pleural and ascites fluids) from 11 different chemotherapy-treated MPM patients...
October 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159910/patients-with-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-need-a-personalized-management-a-lesson-from-clinical-practice
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Edoardo G Giannini, Laura Bucci, Francesca Garuti, Matteo Brunacci, Barbara Lenzi, Matteo Valente, Eugenio Caturelli, Giuseppe Cabibbo, Fabio Piscaglia, Roberto Virdone, Martina Felder, Francesca Ciccarese, Francesco Giuseppe Foschi, Rodolfo Sacco, Gianluca Svegliati Baroni, Fabio Farinati, Gian Lodovico Rapaccini, Andrea Olivani, Antonio Gasbarrini, Maria Di Marco, Filomena Morisco, Marco Zoli, Alberto Masotto, Franco Borzio, Luisa Benvegnù, Fabio Marra, Antonio Colecchia, Gerardo Nardone, Mauro Bernardi, Franco Trevisani
The Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer advanced stage (BCLC C) of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) includes a heterogeneous population, where sorafenib alone is the recommended treatment. In this study our aim was to assess treatment and overall survival (OS) of BCLC C patients sub-classified according to clinical features (Performance Status [PS], macro-vascular invasion [MVI], extra-hepatic spread [EHS] or MVI+EHS) determining their allocation to this stage. From the Italian Liver Cancer database, we analysed 835 consecutive BCLC C patients diagnosed between 2008 and 2014...
November 21, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151974/preoperative-albumin-bilirubin-score-for-postoperative-solitary-hepatocellular-carcinoma-within-the-milan-criteria-and-child-pugh-a-cirrhosis
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Zhao-Ru Dong, Jie Zou, Dong Sun, Guo-Ming Shi, Ai-Wu Ke, Jia-Bin Cai, Hui-Chuan Sun, Shuang-Jian Qiu, Tao Li, Jian Zhou, Xu-Ting Zhi, Jia Fan
Surgical resection remains the initial treatment of choice for the majority of early stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. Although the factors that influence the prognosis of postoperative HCC patients have been well elucidated, there are a limited number of simple, objective, and distinct methods for estimating survival for postoperative patients with solitary HCC within the Milan criteria and Child-Pugh (C-P) A cirrhosis. The Albumin-Bilirubin (ALBI) score is a new evidence-based approach to assess liver function...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142420/exploring-the-cytotoxic-potential-of-triterpenoids-enriched-fraction-of-bacopa-monnieri-by-implementing-in-vitro-in-vivo-and-in-silico-approaches
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Md Nasar Mallick, Washim Khan, Rabea Parveen, Sayeed Ahmad, Sadaf, Mohammad Zeeshan Najm, Istaq Ahmad, Syed Akhtar Husain
Background: Bacopa monnieri (BM) is a herbaceous plant traditionally used from time immemorial in Ayurvedic and folklore medicines. We hypothesized that the extract of the whole plant might contain numerous molecules with having antitumor activities that could be very effective in killing of human cancer cells. Objectives: This work investigated anticancer activity of bioactive fraction of BM. Materials and Methods: The hydroalcoholic extract of BM was fractionated with different solvent, namely, hexane, dichloromethane (DCM), acetone, methanol, and water...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105846/the-role-of-two-step-eus-guided-antegrade-treatment-as-an-option-for-bile-duct-stones-in-patients-with-surgically-altered-anatomy
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EDITORIAL
Masaaki Shimatani, Toshiyuki Mitsuyama, Makoto Takaoka, Kazuichi Okazaki
The treatment of bile duct stones in patients with surgically altered anatomy had been difficult for management until the balloon assisted endoscope (BAE) approach was introduced. Patients had been referred to either percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) or surgical operation which were the gold standard, though they were invasive and indication was limited. For example, percutaneous drainage is relatively contraindicated in patients with significant ascites, obesity, and/or non-dilated bile duct...
November 6, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076695/broad-ligament-haematoma-following-normal-vaginal-delivery
#17
Faiza Ibrar, Azra Saeed Awan, Touseef Fatima, Hina Tabassum
A 37-year-old, patient presented in emergency with history of normal vaginal delivery followed by development of abdominal distention, vomiting, constipation for last 3 days. She was para 4 and had normal vaginal delivery by traditional birth attendant at peripheral hospital 3 days back. Imaging study revealed a heterogeneous complex mass, ascites, pleural effusion, air fluid levels with dilatation gut loops. Based upon pelvic examination by senior gynaecologist in combination with ultrasound; a clinical diagnosis of broad ligament haematoma was made...
July 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969195/laparoscopic-versus-open-repair-of-para-umbilical-hernia-a-prospective-comparative-study-of-short-term-outcomes
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Sreeharsha Korukonda, Anandhi Amaranathan, Vishnu Prasad Nelamangala Ramakrishnaiah
INTRODUCTION: Para-Umbilical Hernia (PUH) is one of the most common surgical problems. Since the prosthetic repair has become the standard of practice for inguinal hernia management, the same has been adapted for para-umbilical hernia management with better outcome. There is still debate going on regarding the optimal surgical approach. There are very few prospective studies comparing the laparoscopic and open method of para-umbilical hernia mesh repair. This study compared the short term outcomes following laparoscopic versus open mesh repair of PUH...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964609/multicentric-initial-experience-with-the-use-of-the-pressurized-intraperitoneal-aerosol-chemotherapy-pipac-in-the-management-of-unresectable-peritoneal-carcinomatosis
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Mohammad Alyami, Johan Gagniere, Olivia Sgarbura, Delphine Cabelguenne, Laurent Villeneuve, Denis Pezet, Francois Quenet, Olivier Glehen, Naoual Bakrin, Guillaume Passot
BACKGROUND: PIPAC is a recent approach for intraperitoneal chemotherapy with promising results for patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC). We aimed to evaluate the postoperative outcome of PIPAC in patients with non-resectable PC during our initial experience of the technique. METHODS: All patients who underwent PIPAC for non-resectable PC in three centers were analyzed regarding postoperative outcomes. RESULTS: Seventy-three patients underwent 164 PIPAC...
November 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945304/characterization-of-ascites-derived-tumor-cells-from-an-endometrial-cancer-patient
#20
Xuelu Li, Dandan Zhu, Ning Li, Hui Yang, Zuowei Zhao, Man Li
Improved treatment outcomes for the endometrial cancer patient requires precision methods to investigate the biology of this disease and clinically relevant models to test treatment drugs. Hence, we applied a personalized platform to investigate whether in vitro and in vivo models could accurately predict effective treatment regimens. We successfully expanded ascites-derived tumor cells from an endometrial cancer patient with malignant ascites using ascites collected prior to chemotherapy treatment. Hematoxylin-eosin and immunohistochemistry staining of ascites-derived tumor cells confirmed the source of endometrial cancer cells...
September 25, 2017: Cancer Science
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