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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437673/successful-primary-repair-of-late-diagnosed-spontaneous-esophageal-rupture-a-case-report
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Diana Y Kircheva, Wickii T Vigneswaran
INTRODUCTION: Spontaneous esophageal rupture is rare, roughly 300 cases reported annually. Diagnosis is often delayed or missed. Overall mortality is about 20%. This feared high mortality rate has led to the misconception that primary esophageal repair should be avoided in late diagnosed patients. We report a successful primary repair of spontaneous esophageal rupture which was delayed for more than two weeks. METHODS: A 53 year-old male presented to our medical service after falsely having been treated for pneumonia at an outside hospital...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437085/a-short-covalent-synthesis-of-an-all-carbon-ring-2-rotaxane
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Luuk Steemers, Martin J Wanner, Andreas W Ehlers, Henk Hiemstra, Jan H van Maarseveen
While the current supramolecular syntheses of [2]rotaxanes are generally efficient, the final product always retains the functional groups required for non-covalent preorganization. A short and high-yielding covalent-template-assisted approach is reported for the synthesis of a [2]rotaxane. A terephthalic acid template core preorganizes the covalently connected ring precursor fragments to induce a clipping-type cyclization over the thread moiety. Cleavage of the temporary ester bonds that connect the ring and thread fragments liberates the [2]rotaxane...
April 24, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436243/comparison-of-the-timing-of-intervention-and-treatment-modality-of-poor-grade-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Tomasz Tykocki, Marcin Czyż, Małgorzata Machaj, Dorota Szydlarska, Bogusław Kostkiewicz
OBJECTIVES: The timing and modality of intervention in the treatment of poor-grade aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (aSAH) has not been defined. The purpose of the study is to analyse whether early treatment and type of intervention influence the clinical outcomes of poor-grade aSAH patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients with poor-grade aSAH were retrieved. Demographics, Fisher grade, radiological characteristics and clinical outcomes were recorded. Outcomes were compared using the modified Rankin Scale (mRS), for groups treated early within 24 hours of aSAH or later and by clipping or endovascular therapy...
April 24, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435855/first-clinical-experiences-with-a-novel-endoscopic-over-the-scope-clip-system
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Marco Dinelli, Barbara Omazzi, Paolo Andreozzi, Nicola Zucchini, Alessandro Redaelli, Gianpiero Manes
We describe our experience with a new over-the-scope clip (OTSC) system (Padlock Clip?) in the treatment of 14 patients. Eight of the 14 patients were treated for closure of gastrointestinal fistulas (n?=?4), iatrogenic gastrointestinal perforations (n?=?2), or hemostasis of post-polypectomy bleeding (n?=?2). The site of clipping was the lower gastrointestinal tract in five patients and the upper gastrointestinal tract in three patients. The clip was successfully delivered in seven out of the eight patients and clinical success was achieved in all patients...
March 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434443/aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Athanasios K Petridis, Marcel A Kamp, Jan F Cornelius, Thomas Beez, Kerim Beseoglu, Bernd Turowski, Hans-Jakob Steiger
BACKGROUND: Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is associated with a mortality of more than 30%. Only about 30% of patients with SAB recover sufficiently to return to independent living. METHODS: This article is based on a selective review of pertinent literature retrieved by a PubMed search. RESULTS: Acute, severe headache, typically described as the worst headache of the patient's life, and meningismus are the characteristic manifestations of SAH...
March 31, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433567/ppar-%C3%AE-agonist-rosiglitazone-reduces-autophagy-and-promotes-functional-recovery-in-experimental-traumaticspinal-cord-injury
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Hongpeng Li, Qin Zhang, Xiaohui Yang, Liping Wang
BACKGROUND: Secondary damage is often more important in determining the functional outcome and provides a practical target for therapeutic intervention. Rosiglitazone (ROSG) is a potent PPAR-γ agonist and has been shown to induce neuroprotection in animal models of spinal cord injury (SCI). However, it is still unclear whether this PPAR-γ agonist can mediate neuronal autophagy after SCI. METHODS: SCI was induced by application of vascular clips (force of 24g) to the dura via a four-level T5-T8 laminectomy...
April 19, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431420/generative-retrieval-improves-learning-and-retention-of-cardiac-anatomy-using-transesophageal-echocardiography
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Amanda M Kleiman, Katherine T Forkin, Allison J Bechtel, Stephen R Collins, Jennie Z Ma, Edward C Nemergut, Julie L Huffmyer
BACKGROUND: Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is a valuable monitor for patients undergoing cardiac and noncardiac surgery as it allows for evaluation of cardiovascular compromise in the perioperative period. It is challenging for anesthesiology residents and medical students to learn to use and interpret TEE in the clinical environment. A critical component of learning to use and interpret TEE is a strong grasp of normal cardiovascular ultrasound anatomy. METHODS: Fifteen fourth-year medical students and 15 post-graduate year (PGY) 1 and 2 anesthesiology residents without prior training in cardiac anesthesia or TEE viewed normal cardiovascular anatomy TEE video clips; participants were randomized to learning cardiac anatomy in generative retrieval (GR) and standard practice (SP) groups...
May 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431093/interactions-between-cassava-mosaic-geminiviruses-and-their-vector-bemisia-tabaci-hemiptera-aleyrodidae
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Simon B Boni, Costancia P Rugumamu, Dan Gerling, K Sagary Nokoe, James P Legg
The sweetpotato whitefly, Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) is the vector of the cassava mosaic geminiviruses (CMGs) that cause cassava mosaic disease (CMD). Synergistic interactions between B. tabaci and CMGs have been hypothesized as a cause of whitefly "super-abundance," which has been a key factor behind the spread of the severe CMD pandemic through East and Central Africa. The current study investigated this hypothesis by conducting experiments with CMD-susceptible cassava varieties infected with different CMGs in both the north-western Lake Zone region (pandemic affected) and the eastern Coast Zone where CMD is less severe...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429859/aneurysms-in-neurofibromatosis-type-2-evidence-for-vasculopathy
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Shazia K Afridi, Suki Thomson, Steve E J Connor, Daniel C Walsh, Rosalie E Ferner
There have been anecdotal reports of vasculopathy associated with Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2). Given the increasing use of bevacizumab, a vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitor which results in an increased risk of bleeding, it is important to ascertain if there is a predisposition to vascular abnormalities in NF2. In our unit NF2 patients undergo annual MRI brain and internal auditory meatus imaging. We noted incidental intracranial aneurysms in some patients and sought to determine the prevalence of intracranial aneurysms in our cohort of NF2 patients...
April 21, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429644/a-systematic-review-of-discomfort-due-to-toe-or-ear-clipping-in-laboratory-rodents
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Kimberley E Wever, Florentine J Geessink, Michelle A E Brouwer, Alice Tillema, Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga
Toe clipping and ear clipping (also ear notching or ear punching) are frequently used methods for individual identification of laboratory rodents. These procedures potentially cause severe discomfort, which can reduce animal welfare and distort experimental results. However, no systematic summary of the evidence on this topic currently exists. We conducted a systematic review of the evidence for discomfort due to toe or ear clipping in rodents. The review methodology was pre-specified in a registered review protocol...
January 1, 2017: Laboratory Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429136/is-there-an-alternative-treatment-for-patients-intolerant-to-antiplatelet-therapy-if-percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-closure-is-considered
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F Akca, N J Verberkmoes, S E Verstraeten, C van Laar, B P van Putte, A H M van Straten
INTRODUCTION: Left atrial appendage (LAA) closure has become of major interest for patients with atrial fibrillation intolerant to oral anticoagulation therapy (OAC). Patients with a contraindication to both OAC and antiplatelet therapy are not eligible for percutaneous LAA closure. We aimed to find an alternative treatment for these specific patients. METHODS: From March 2014 until December 2015 five patients were referred for percutaneous LAA closure. Alternative treatment was necessary due to an absolute contraindication to OAC and antiplatelet therapy (n = 4) or after previous failed percutaneous device implantation (n = 1)...
April 20, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427983/effect-of-headache-on-the-pathological-findings-of-unruptured-cerebral-saccular-aneurysms
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Masaaki Hokari, Naoki Nakayama, Yusuke Shimoda, Kiyohiro Houkin
BACKGROUND: Some patients with aneurysm exhibit warning headaches without minor bleeding, and this could be caused by stretching of the aneurysm wall. Recently, our pathological study observed subintimal fibrin deposition in a majority of the ruptured aneurysms. However, these findings were also observed in some unruptured aneurysms. In this report, two unruptured aneurysms exhibited subintimal fibrin, and interestingly, one of the patients experienced severe headache within 1 month before neuroimaging...
April 17, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427455/comparison-of-methods-for-detecting-asymptomatic-malaria-infections-in-the-china-myanmar-border-area
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Yonghong Zhao, Yan Zhao, Yanmin Lv, Fei Liu, Qinghui Wang, Peipei Li, Zhenjun Zhao, Yingjie Liu, Liwang Cui, Qi Fan, Yaming Cao
BACKGROUND: Sensitive methods for detecting asymptomatic malaria infections are essential for identifying potential transmission reservoirs and obtaining an accurate assessment of malaria epidemiology in low-endemicity areas aiming to eliminate malaria. PCR techniques to detect parasite nucleic acids (DNA or RNA) are among the most commonly used molecular methods. However, most of these methods are of low throughput and cannot be used for large-scale molecular epidemiological studies...
April 20, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427127/-surgical-management-of-ophthalmic-artery-aneurysms-via-minimally-invasive-frontolateral-approach
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J T Wang, Z S Kan, S Wang
Objective: To explore the minimally invasive techniques and outcome of carotid ophthalmic artery aneurysms clipping via a frontolateral approach. Methods: The clinical data of 95 patients with carotid ophthalmic artery aneurysms treated via frontolateral approach in the last 1.5 years in Beijing Tiantan Hospital and Beijing Anzhen Hospital were analyzed retrospectively.Before the operation, digital subtraction angiogram (DSA) was performed among all patients.The patients were divided into two groups by the lateral approach...
April 18, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423119/importance-of-serca2a-on-early-isolated-diastolic-dysfunction-induced-by-supravalvular-aortic-stenosis-in-rats
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C F S M P Silveira, D H S Campos, P P Freire, A F Deus, K Okoshi, C R Padovani, A C Cicogna
Cardiac remodeling is defined as changes in shape and function of the heart in response to aggression (pressure overload). The sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium ATPase cardiac isoform 2a (SERCA2a) is a known factor that influences function. A wide spectrum of studies report a decrease in SERCA2a in heart failure, but none evaluate it's the role in early isolated diastolic dysfunction in supravalvular aortic stenosis (AoS). Our hypothesis was that SERCA2a participates in such dysfunction. Thirty-day-old male Wistar rats (60-80 g) were divided into AoS and Sham groups, which were submitted to surgery with or without aorta clipping, respectively...
April 13, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422878/microsurgical-treatment-of-carotid-ophthalmic-aneurysm-associated-with-multiple-anterior-and-posterior-circulation-aneurysms-a-case-report
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Jiantao Wang, Zhisheng Kan, Shuo Wang
BACKGROUND: The clipping of multiple intracranial aneurysms in 1 stage is uncommon. In this case, we report clipping of an ophthalmic aneurysm associated with multiple anterior and posterior circulation aneurysms via the Dolenc approach. METHODS: The main symptoms of the patient are headache, along with nausea and vomiting. The patient's arteriogram revealed a wide-necked aneurysm of the right ophthalmic artery, an irregular aneurysm of the anterior communicating artery, and a basilar artery aneurysm...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422637/embedding-questions-during-online-lecture-capture-to-promote-learning-and-transfer-of-knowledge
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Lou Ann Griswold, Catherine E Overson, Victor A Benassi
We examined the effect of quizzing on students' ability to apply lecture content to clinical examples on an in-class exam. Fifty-six occupational therapy students in a graduate-level course completed three online modules that included lectures, slide presentations, demonstrations, and video clips. Throughout each module, students were given "Learning Moments," in which they were asked a question (Question condition); were asked to read a statement confirming the content presented (Study condition); or were not asked to do anything (Not Asked condition)...
May 2017: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418274/the-gulf-long-term-follow-up-study-gulf-study-biospecimen-collection-at-enrollment
#18
Lawrence S Engel, Richard K Kwok, Aubrey K Miller, Aaron Blair, Matthew D Curry, John A McGrath, Dale P Sandler, Polly Armsby, Susan Baker, Richard D Cohn, Edward E Gaunt, Audra Hodges, David Johndrow, Steven K Ramsey, Mark Stenzel, Patricia Stewart
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon (DWH) explosion in the Gulf of Mexico led to the largest ever marine oil spill by volume. The GuLF STUDY is investigating possible adverse human health effects associated with oil spill activities. One objective of the study was to utilize biological specimens from study participants to examine spill-related adverse health effects. This study describes the methods for collecting, processing, shipping, and storing specimens during the enrollment phase of the study. GuLF STUDY participants living in Gulf States (Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and eastern Texas) were eligible to complete a home visit at enrollment, one to three years after the DWH explosion...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417489/management-of-septic-emboli-in-patients-with-infectious-endocarditis
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Seyed Hossein Aalaei-Andabili, Tomas Martin, Phillip Hess, Brian Hoh, Meshka Anderson, Charles T Klodell, Thomas M Beaver
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Septic emboli (SE) associated with infectious endocarditis (IE) can result in splenic abscesses and infectious intracranial aneurysms (IIA). We investigated the impact of SE on patient outcomes following surgery for IE. METHOD: From January-2000 to October-2015, all patients with surgical IE (n = 437) were evaluated for incidence and management of SE. RESULTS: Overall SE was found in 46/437 (10.52%) patients (n = 17 spleen, 13 brain, and 16 both)...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416090/clipping-in-awake-surgery-as-end-stage-in-a-complex-internal-carotid-artery-aneurysm-after-failure-of-multimodal-endovascular-and-extracranial-intracranial-bypass-treatment
#20
Delia Cannizzaro, Simone Peschillo, Cristina Mancarella, Biagia La Pira, Emanuela Rastelli, Emiliano Passacantilli, Antonio Santoro
BACKGROUND: Intracranial carotid artery aneurysm can be treated via microsurgical or endovascular techniques. The optimal planning is the result of the careful patient selection through clinical, anatomic, and angiographic analysis. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: We present a case of ruptured internal carotid artery (ICA) aneurysm that became a complex aneurysm after failure of multi-endovascular and surgery treatment. We describe complete trapping in awake craniotomy after failure of coiling, stenting, and bypassing...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
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