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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643127/preoperative-evaluation-of-left-common-iliac-vein-in-oblique-lateral-interbody-fusion-at-l5-s1
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Nam-Su Chung, Chang-Hoon Jeon, Han-Dong Lee, Heon-Ju Kweon
PURPOSE: Oblique lateral interbody fusion (OLIF) L5-S1 is essentially to perform an anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) in the lateral position. Because the surgical procedures are performed "obliquely" over the left common iliac vein (LCIV), ensuring that the vein is protected which is particularly important. We aimed to evaluate the configuration of LCIV and its risk of mobilization during anterior approach at L5-S1 segment. METHODS: This study involved 65 consecutive patients who underwent anterior lumbar fusion (ALIF, n = 39; OLIF, n = 26) at the L5-S1 segment...
June 22, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597681/mesenteric-portal-axis-thrombosis-and-deep-venous-thrombosis-in-a-patient-with-inferior-vena-cava-agenesis
#2
Laia Lluis Pons, Nadia Chahri Vizcarro, Silvia Llaverias Borrell, Carlos Miquel Abbad
Splenoportal axis thrombosis not associated with cirrhosis or neoplasms has a prevalence lower than 5 per 10,000 people. An etiologic factor responsible for portal thrombosis is finally identified in most cases, usually systemic thrombogenic factors or predisposing local factors. However, despite a detailed study of all etiologic factors, up to 30% of cases are eventually considered as idiopathic in origin. We report the case of a 41-year-old patient who presented with abdominal pain and lower extremity edema...
June 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507884/a-retrospective-analysis-of-complications-associated-with-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-in-anterior-lumbar-interbody-fusion
#3
Kevork Hindoyan, Justin Tilan, Zorica Buser, Jeremiah R Cohen, Darrel S Brodke, Jim A Youssef, Jong-Beom Park, S Tim Yoon, Hans-Joerg Meisel, Jeffrey C Wang
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to quantify the frequency of complications associated with recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 2 (rhBMP-2) use in anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF). METHODS: The orthopedic subset of the Medicare database (PearlDiver) was queried for this retrospective cohort study using International Statistical Classification of Diseases 9 (ICD-9) and Current Procedure Terminology (CPT) codes for ALIF procedures with and without rhBMP-2 between 2005 and 2010...
April 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495841/lower-body-negative-pressure-decreases-non-invasively-measured-intracranial-pressure-and-internal-jugular-vein-cross-sectional-area-during-head-down-tilt
#4
William Watkins, Alan R Hargens, Shannon Baird, Erika Marie Clary, Brandon R Macias
INTRODUCTION: Long-term space flight induces a near visual acuity change in approximately 50% of astronauts. In some crew members, postflight cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) opening pressures by lumbar puncture are as high as 20.9 mmHg who demonstrated optic disc edema. CSF communicates through the cochlear aqueduct to affect perilymphatic pressure and tympanic membrane motion. We hypothesized that 50 mmHg of lower-body negative pressure (LBNP) during 15° head-down tilt (HDT) would mitigate elevations in internal jugular vein cross-sectional area (IJV CSA) and intracranial pressure (ICP)...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492219/kappa-free-light-chains-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-patients-with-identified-oligoclonal-immunoglobulin-g
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Marina Vasilj, Miro Klarić, Nada Vrkić, Ivanka Mikulić, Marijana Marković Boras, Nevenka Jelić-Knezović, Violeta Šoljić
BACKGROUND: Production of kappa free light chains (KFLC) represents a part of humoral immune response, along with the synthesis of intrathecal immunoglobulins. Increased concentrations of immunoglobulin G light chains, kappa and lambda chains, were identified through research of numerous diseases of central nervous system. The qualitative method of isoelectric focusing (IEF) followed by immunofixation currently represents the accepted standard in identifying oligoclonal bands (OCB), but establishing a sensitive immunonephelometric method for quantification of kappa free light chains (KFLC) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) has paved a way for new diagnostic possibilities...
May 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458813/an-extensive-unprovoked-left-lower-extremity-deep-vein-thrombosis-secondary-to-an-anatomical-anomaly-a-case-of-may-thurner-syndrome
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Irfan Ahsan, Binish G Qureshi, Ali Raza Ghani, Faizan Malik, Zulfiqar Arif
May-Thurner syndrome (MTS) also known as Cockett's syndrome is a rare condition responsible for 2%-3% of all cases of deep venous thrombosis (DVT). The thrombosis results from mechanical compression of the left common iliac vein against the body of the fifth lumbar vertebra by the right common iliac artery. Repetitive hyperplasia of the venous wall by compression results in spur formation that in turn causes venous flow obstruction and results in the DVT. Our case is a young female who had acute extensive proximal DVT due to MTS that was successfully managed using mechanical thrombectomy with a venous stent...
April 6, 2017: Clinics and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394009/anatomical-variations-of-testicular-artery-a-review
#7
Ilangovan Kayalvizhi, Ravi Kant Narayan, Piyush Kumar
The testicular arteries (TAs) also known as Internal spermatic arteries are long and slender arteries usually arising from the anterolateral aspect of the abdominal aorta (AA), 2.5 cm to 5 cm caudal to the renal arteries (RA). The variation in testicular arteries may be found with respect to their origin, number or course. They can originate from the abdominal aorta itself at an abnormal level. If not arising from abdominal aorta the TA variants may arise from renal artery, supra renal artery or any one of the lumbar arteries...
April 10, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323157/anatomic-variations-of-inferior-mesenteric-artery-and-left-colic-artery-evaluated-by-3-dimensional-ct-angiography-insights-into-rectal-cancer-surgery-a-retrospective-observational-study
#8
Jia Ke, Jiawei Cai, Xiaofeng Wen, Xianrui Wu, Zhen He, Yifeng Zou, Jianping Qiu, Xiaowen He, Xiaosheng He, Lei Lian, Xiaojian Wu, Zhiyang Zhou, Ping Lan
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the clinical applicability of 3-dimensional CT angiography (3D-CTA) in evaluating the anatomic variations of inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) and left colic artery (LCA), to help make pre-operative strategies of rectal cancer surgery. METHODS: 188 patients with abdominal and pelvic contrast-enhanced CT scan were retrospectively enrolled and 3D-CTA was reconstructed. The origin and branching patterns of IMA, tracking patterns of LCA, intersectional patterns among IMA, LCA and inferior mesenteric vein (IMV) were examined, and their associations with clinical features were analyzed...
March 18, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321560/may-thurner-syndrome-old-acquaintance-new-perspective-case-report
#9
Anja Boc, Vinko Boc, Matija Kozak
May-Thurner syndrome (MTS) results from a frequent anatomic variant in which compression of the left common iliac vein between the body of the fifth lumbar vertebra and the pulsating right common iliac artery can cause deep venous thrombosis (DVT) of the left lower limb. While anticoagulation remains the mainstay treatment of acute DVT, catheter-directed thrombolysis combined with stenting provides a safe and effective method for relieving acute symptoms and preventing postthrombotic syndrome in patients with MTS...
March 20, 2017: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270958/laparoscopic-donor-nephrectomy-complications-and-management-a-single-center-experience
#10
Volkan Tuğcu, Selçuk Şahin, İsmail Yiğitbaşı, Nevzat Can Şener, Fatih Gökhan Akbay, Ali İhsan Taşçı
OBJECTIVE: To present our experience with laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (LDN), our complications and management modalities. Material and methods: Fifty-one transperitoneal LDNs performed in our clinic between the years 2011, and 2015, were evaluated retrospectively. Demographic characteristics of the patients, operative and postoperative data and complications were evaluated. RESULTS: Nineteen female and 32 male patients with ages ranging from 24 to 65 years underwent left- (n=44), and right-sided (n=7) LDNs...
March 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228880/crossed-nonfused-renal-ectopia-with-variant-blood-vessels-a-rare-congenital-renal-anomaly
#11
Nawal Ebrahim Al-Hamar, Khalid Khan
Crossed renal ectopia is a rare congenital anomaly, where one of the kidneys crosses the midline and lies opposite to the site of its normal ureteral insertion. Ninety percent of crossed ectopic kidneys are fused to their ipsilateral uncrossed kidney. Crossed renal ectopia without fusion is rare. We present the case of a 53-year-old male with an unusual incidental finding of crossed nonfused renal ectopia, with the left ectopic kidney lying anterior to the right kidney without fusion. The ectopic kidney had dual arterial supply: one from the aorta and another from the right renal artery...
March 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132530/computed-tomography-lymphangiography-findings-in-27-cases-of-lymphangioleiomyomatosis
#12
Chunyan Zhang, Xiaobai Chen, Tingguo Wen, Qijin Zhang, Meng Huo, Jian Dong, Wen-Bin Shen, Rengui Wang
Background Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare disease involving the bronchi, lymphatic vessels, and veins. However, there are few reports about lymphatic vessel abnormalities associated with LAM. Purpose To evaluate computed tomography (CT) lymphangiography findings in cases of LAM, especially lymphatic vessel abnormalities. Material and Methods Twenty-seven patients with LAM underwent direct lymphangiography (DLG), followed by a post-procedural thoracoabdominal CT examination. Results All 27 patients were diagnosed with LAM, including 25 (93%) with chylothorax, eight (30%) with chyloperitoneum, seven (26%) with chylous fluid in the chest and abdomen, and one (4%) with lower-limb lymphedema...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128085/antiphospholipid-syndrome-with-anti%C3%AE-2glicoprotein-1-antibodies-as-the-cause-of-recurrent-tibial-vein-thrombosis-in-sapho-syndrome
#13
Hanna Przepiera-Będzak, Marek Brzosko
The antiphospholipid antibody syndrome is defined by the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies in patients with recurrent venous or arterial thromboembolism (1). SAPHO syndrome is a rare disease, characterized by specific clinical manifestations of synovitis, acne pustulosis, hyperostosis, and osteitis. It is a disease that manifests with a combination of osseous and articular manifestations associated with skin lesions (2). Venous thrombosis complicating SAPHO syndrome seems to be uncommon with an unclear pathogenesis (3-9)...
December 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115269/stretching-of-roots-contributes-to-the-pathophysiology-of-radiculopathies
#14
Jean-Marie Berthelot, Jean-Denis Laredo, Christelle Darrieutort-Laffite, Yves Maugars
PURPOSE: To perform a synthesis of articles addressing the role of stretching on roots in the pathophysiology of radiculopathy. METHODS: Review of relevant articles on this topic available in the PubMed database. RESULTS: An intraoperative microscopy study of patients with sciatica showed that in all patients the hernia was adherent to the dura mater of nerve roots. During the SLR (Lasègue's) test, the limitation of nerve root movement occurs by periradicular adhesive tissue, and temporary ischemic changes in the nerve root induced by the root stretching cause transient conduction disturbances...
January 20, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089666/mini-open-oblique-lumbar-interbody-fusion-olif-approach-for-multi-level-discectomy-and-fusion-involving-l5-s1-preliminary-experience
#15
F Zairi, T P Sunna, H J Westwick, A G Weil, Z Wang, G Boubez, D Shedid
STUDY DESIGN: Technical description and single institution retrospective case series. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate technical feasibility and evaluate complications of mini-open retroperitoneal oblique lumbar interbody fusion (OLIF) at the L5-S1 level. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND: The mini-open retroperitoneal oblique lumbar interbody fusion (OLIF) approach was first described in 2012 as a surgical approach to achieve spinal fusion while limiting invasiveness of the exposure to the anterior lumbar spine...
April 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057275/anatomic-suitability-for-transcaval-access%C3%A2-based-on-computed-tomography
#16
REVIEW
Robert J Lederman, Adam B Greenbaum, Toby Rogers, Jaffar M Khan, Melissa Fusari, Marcus Y Chen
Transcaval access has been used successfully for over 200 transcatheter aortic valve replacements, large-bore percutaneous left ventricular assist devices, and thoracic endovascular aortic aneurysm repairs. This review teaches how to plan transcaval access and closure based on computed tomography. The main planning goals are to: 1) identify calcium-free crossing targets in the abdominal aorta along with optimal fluoroscopic projection angles and level with respect to lumbar vertebrae; 2) identify obstacles such as interposed bowel or pedunculated aortic atheroma; 3) plan covered stent bailout; and 4) identify jeopardized vascular branches such as renal arteries that might be obstructed by bailout covered stents if employed...
January 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009405/fulminant-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-and-venous-stasis-retinopathy-resulting-in-severe-bilateral-visual-impairment
#17
Alexander Voldman, Breanna Durbin, John Nguyen, Brian Ellis, Monique Leys
PURPOSE: To report a complicated case of fulminant idiopathic intracranial hypertension and concomitant venous stasis retinopathy leading to postpapilledema optic atrophy. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 34-year-old morbidly obese woman with a history of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) presented with a 1-month history of bilateral vision loss, diplopia, and left eye pain after being lost to follow-up for 6 years. Fundus examination revealed florid papilledema with venous tortuosity bilaterally...
March 10, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965720/an-unusual-cause-of-lumbar-pain-after-physical-exercise-caval-vein-duplicity-and-its-detection-by-ultrasound
#18
Pierpaolo Di Nicolò, Luca Zanoli, Michele Figuera, Antonio Granata
This paper deals with two recent cases of Inferior Caval Vein (IVC) duplicity, congenital anomaly often but not always asymptomatic that should be considered in the differential diagnosis of flank pain when other more common disorders have been excluded. Here are described the clinical and surgical significance together with the typical sonographic findings useful for the diagnosis of IVC duplicity. Particular attention is given to a peculiar and easily repeatable sonographic aspect associated with IVC duplicity, not previously reported in Literature and that we called the "Neptune's sign"...
December 2016: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932281/nutcracker-syndrome-a-rare-cause-of-left-flank-pain-that-can-also-manifest-as-unexplained-pelvic-pain
#19
Jean-Marie Berthelot, Frédéric Douane, Yves Maugars, Eric Frampas
Nutcracker syndrome (NCS) is symptomatic unilateral renal venous hypertension due to compression of the left renal vein between the superior mesenteric artery and aorta (anterior NCS) or between the aorta and spine (posterior NCS). The left ovarian or spermatic vein empties into the left renal vein and is an additional site of venostasis in about half the cases of NCS. The presenting symptom of NCS in about half the cases is atypical left flank pain suggesting a disorder of the lower ribs or thoracolumbar spinal junction, particularly as the pain worsens with standing and increased lumbar lordosis...
December 5, 2016: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920521/celastrol-nanomicelles-attenuate-cytokine-secretion-in-macrophages-and-inhibit-macrophage-induced-corneal-neovascularization-in-rats
#20
Zhanrong Li, Jingguo Li, Lei Zhu, Ying Zhang, Junjie Zhang, Lin Yao, Dan Liang, Liya Wang
The aim of the present study was to investigate the inhibitory effects of celastrol-loaded nanomicelles (CNMs) on activated macrophage-induced corneal neovascularization (CNV) in rats and cytokine secretion in macrophages. Using an angiogenesis assay in vitro, we detected the effects of CNMs on human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) migration and invasion. In addition, the expression levels of cytokines secreted from hypoxia-induced macrophages were assessed through cytokine array analysis. The expression of hypoxia-inducible factors-1α (HIF-1α), nuclear factor-kappa B p65 (NF-κB p65), phospho-nuclear factor-kappa B p65 (phospho-NF-κB p65), p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38 MAPK), phospho-p38 MAPK, extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2), and phospho-ERK1/2 was analyzed by western blotting...
2016: International Journal of Nanomedicine
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