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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783018/tumor-inhibitory-effects-of-intravesical-ganoderma-lucidum-instillation-in-the-syngeneic-orthotopic-mb49-c57-bladder-cancer-mice-model
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J W M Yuen, D S Y Mak, E S Chan, M D I Gohel, C F Ng
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Ganoderma lucidum (GL) has been traditionally used in oriental medicine as superior health tonic, and there are numerous scientific evidences of its antitumorigenic activities. AIM OF THE STUDY: To evaluate the intravesical chemopreventive effects of ethanol extract of GL (GLe) on bladder cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Intravesical therapy is defined as the direct instillation of a liquid drug into bladder through a catheter...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783014/comparison-of-micro-clamping-stent-retriever-thrombectomy-with-conventional-stent-retriever-thrombectomy-in-intracranial-large-vessel-embolism
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Zhen-Sheng Liu, Gang Deng, Long-Jiang Zhou, Yong Sun, Xin-Jiang Zhang, Xiong-Wei Kuang, Yong-Lin Qin, Jia-Xiang Wang, Qing Shan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of micro-clamping stent-retriever thrombectomy (MSRT) in acute ischemic stroke patients with intracranial large vessel embolism (ILVE), and compare the same with conventional stent-retriever thrombectomy (CSRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated a total of 108 ILVE patients treated by MSRT (n=52) and CSRT (n=56) from the two participating institutions between January 2016 and November 2017. The rates of successful (mTICI 2b or 3) and complete reperfusion (mTICI 3), time from guide catheter placement to reperfusion, rates of first-pass success, and the number of passes for reperfusion were compared between the MSRT and CSRT groups...
May 18, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782689/common-and-distinctive-electrocardiographic-characteristics-and-effective-catheter-ablation-of-idiopathic-ventricular-arrhythmias-originating-from-different-areas-of-ventricular-septum-adjacent-to-atrioventricular-annulus
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Su-Qin Zhang, Cheng Zheng, Yue-Chun Li, Kang-Ting Ji, Ri-Peng Yin, Jia-Feng Lin, Jia Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate electrocardiographic (ECG) characteristics and radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) efficacy for premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) and idiopathic ventricular tachycardias (IVTs) originating from ventricular septum areas adjacent to atrioventricular annulus (VS-AVA). METHODS: Among 1505 consecutive PVCs/IVTs cases, 106 (7.04%) were confirmed as origin of VS-AVA guided by both fluoroscopy and three-dimensional mapping system during RFCA...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782065/foley-catheter-vs-oral-misoprostol-to-induce-labour-among-hypertensive-women-in-india-a-cost-consequence-analysis-alongside-a-clinical-trial
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Simon Leigh, Paul Granby, Alan Haycox, Shuchita Mundle, Hillary Bracken, Vaishali Khedikar, Jayashree Mulik, Brian Faragher, Thomas Easterling, Mark A Turner, Zarko Alfirevic, Beverly Winikoff, Andrew D Weeks
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness and economic impact of two methods for induction of labour in hypertensive women, in low-resource settings. DESIGN: Cost-consequence analysis of a previously reported multi-centre, parallel, open-label randomized trial. SETTING & POPULATION: 602 women with a live fetus, aged>18 years requiring delivery for pre-eclampsia or hypertension, in two public hospitals in Nagpur, India. METHODS: We performed a formal economic evaluation alongside the INFORM clinical trial...
May 21, 2018: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781846/preperitoneal-or-subcutaneous-wound-catheters-as-alternative-for-epidural-analgesia-in-abdominal-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Timothy H Mungroop, Marinde J Bond, Philipp Lirk, Olivier R Busch, Markus W Hollmann, Denise P Veelo, Marc G Besselink
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether the location of wound catheters (ie, preperitoneal vs. subcutaneous) impacts outcomes, when compared with alternatives such as epidural analgesia. BACKGROUND: Continuous wound infiltration is an alternative for epidural analgesia in abdominal surgery but studies have shown conflicting results. This difference could be explained by different efficacy of preperitoneal versus subcutaneous placement of the infiltrative catheters. METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses guidelines until April 3, 2017...
May 17, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781518/an-interesting-case-of-wide-qrs-tachycardia-with-right-bundle-branch-block-morphology-what-is-the-mechanism
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Krishna Kumar Mohanan Nair, Narayanan Namboodiri, Hiren Kevadiya, Ajitkumar Valaparambil
A 30 year old gentleman with no structural heart disease has been evaluated for paroxysmal palpitation with documented regular wide QRS tachycardia that has not responded to IV adenosine. Surface electrocardiogram has not shown any pre-excitation. He has been taken for an EP study after informed consent. Diagnostic catheters were placed at coronary sinus (CS), His bundle region and right ventricle (RV). During catheter manipulation a regular wide QRS tachycardia with right bundle branch block morphology (RBBB) with a tachycardia cycle length (TCL) of 400 ms and normal QRS axis similar to the clinical tachycardia got induced (Fig:1)...
May 21, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780973/case-report-transection-of-radial-arterial-catheter-requiring-surgical-intervention
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Luis Tollinche, Jacob Jackson, Melvin La, Dawn Desiderio, Cindy Yeoh
We report a case in which a radial arterial line was placed prior to induction of general anaesthesia in a 76 year old male with prostate cancer and multiple co-morbidities who presented for thoracoscopic resection of a right lower lobe carcinoid lung tumor. The patient's intra-operative course was complicated by acute blood loss requiring conversion to an open procedure. A subsequent injury to the superior vena cava resulted in the need for immediate re-exploration at the conclusion of surgery. While the arterial line was still indicated in this patient's postoperative course in the ICU, malfunction on post-operative day one resulted in removal of the catheter...
2018: Journal of Intensive and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780757/huge-candida-albicans-normal-native-tricuspid-valve-endocarditis
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Massimiliano Guerriero, Francesco Colasurdo, Anna Maria Pollio
Fungal endocarditis has become an important infection associated with medical progress and the modern lifestyle. In particular, Candida spp. is a rare but important cause of infective endocarditis. We report the case of a 28-year-old woman-quadriplegic and bedridden from birth-who died after repeated episodes of pneumonia treated with different regimens of intravenous antibiotics. A medico legal autopsy was performed, which diagnosed severe Candida native valve infective endocarditis (CIE). This case report illustrates the prolonged use of antibiotic treatment as a possible risk factor for the development of CIE...
April 2018: Autopsy & Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780608/bronchoscopic-debulking-of-a-feline-tracheobronchial-carcinoma-and-long-term-outcome
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Marina Dominguez Ruiz, Jessica Grant, Juan Hernandez
Case summary: This report describes a 10-year-old female spayed Russian Blue cat presented with a 5 month history of respiratory difficulty. Thoracic radiographs were suggestive of a central airway obstruction. Bronchoscopy revealed a broad-base mass in the region of the carina. Bronchoscopic debulking was performed using a urinary catheter. Histopathology confirmed the presence of a tracheobronchial carcinoma. Survival from diagnosis was 16 months (480 days), over which time the cat underwent three endoscopic debulking procedures in combination with doxorubicin chemotherapy...
January 2018: JFMS Open Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780588/takeoff-orientation-of-the-major-aortic-arch-branches-irrespective-of-arch-type-ramifications-for-brachiocephalic-interventions-including-carotid-stenting
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Rajiv Tayal, M Zain Khakwani, Benjamin Lesar, Michael Sinclair, Afroditi Emporelli, Vadim Spektor, Marc Cohen, Najam Wasty
Background: Our previous work demonstrating great ease and predictability of cannulation of the major aortic arch branches with an upwardly pointing 3DR catheter, irrespective of aortic arch type, led us to hypothesize that centering or "cresting" of these vessels must occur along the superior most aspect of the aortic arch in a curvilinear fashion. Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 111 computed tomographic scans of the chest and thoracic aorta with intravenous contrast performed at our hospital between April 2011 and May 2012 utilizing TeraRecon image reconstruction software...
2018: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780288/the-assessment-of-carbon-dioxide-automated-angiography-in-type-ii-endoleaks-detection-comparison-with-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound
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Chiara Mascoli, Gianluca Faggioli, Enrico Gallitto, Vincenzo Vento, Giuseppe Indelicato, Rodolfo Pini, Andrea Vacirca, Andrea Stella, Mauro Gargiulo
Introduction: Iodinated contrast media completion angiography (ICM-A) may underestimate the presence of type II endoleak (ELII) after endovascular aortic repair (EVAR), particularly if they are at low flow. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) has been proposed as the gold standard in ELII detection during EVAR follow-up. Intraprocedural carbon dioxide (CO2 ) angiography has been shown to be useful in this setting; however no comparative studies including these three techniques are currently available...
2018: Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779999/peer-assisted-learning-model-enhances-clinical-clerk-s-procedural-skills
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Chia-Chang Huang, Hui-Chi Hsu, Ling-Yu Yang, Chen-Huan Chen, Ying-Ying Yang, Ching-Chih Chang, Chiao-Lin Chuang, Wei-Shin Lee, Fa-Yauh Lee, Shinn-Jang Hwang
BACKGROUND: Failure to transfer procedural skills learned in a laboratory to the bedside is commonly due to a lack of peer support/stimulation. A digital platform (Facebook) allows new clinical clerks to share experiences and tips that help augment their procedural skills in a peer-assisted learning/teaching method. This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of the innovation of using the digital platform to support the transfer of laboratory-trained procedural skills in the clinical units...
May 17, 2018: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779995/factors-predicting-postoperative-febrile-urinary-tract-infection-following-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-in-prepubertal-children
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Onur Kaygısız, Nihat Satar, Ali Güneş, Hasan Serkan Doğan, Ahmet Erözenci, Ender Özden, Mehmet Mesut Pişkin, Deniz Demirci, Serdar Toksöz, Tufan Çiçek, Serhat Gürocak, Hakan Kılıçarslan, Oktay Nazlı, Aykut Kefi, Volkan İzol, Ali Beytur, Şaban Sarıkaya, Serdar Tekgül, Bülent Önal
BACKGROUND: Predictive tables and scoring systems can predict stone clearance. However, there is a paucity of evidence regarding the prediction of complications during percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), particularly in children, which remains under-researched. To our knowledge, no studies have evaluated the risk factors for febrile urinary tract infection (FUTI) after pediatric PCNL. OBJECTIVES: To assess the predictive factors of FUTI in prepubertal children after PCNL and determine whether any prophylactic cephalosporins are superior for decreasing the FUTI rate...
May 5, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779974/administration-of-rotaglide%C3%A2-solution-for-treating-refractory-severe-radial-artery-spasm-a-case-report
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Vikram Raje, Sanah Christopher, Dennis A Hopkinson, Danielle A Kania, Ion S Jovin
Severe radial artery spasm is a complication of transradial cardiac catheterization. We describe a case of severe radial artery spasm causing catheter entrapment. The spasm was refractory and resistant to intra-arterial vasodilators, systemic vasodilators, and moderate sedation. Rotaglide™ (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA) solution via continuous infusion was delivered through the catheter and then the sheath, resolving the spasm and allowing the removal of the catheter and sheath without injury to the radial artery...
May 5, 2018: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779953/a-quality-assurance-device-for-measuring-afterloader-performance-and-transit-dose-for-nasobiliary-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy
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Christopher L Deufel, John P Mullins, Mark J Zakhary
PURPOSE: Nasobiliary high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy has emerged as an effective tool to boost the radiation dose for patients with unresectable perihilar cholangiocarcinoma. This work describes a quality assurance (QA) tool for measuring the HDR afterloader's performance, including the transit dose, when the source wire travels through a tortuous nasobiliary catheter path. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The nasobiliary QA device was designed to mimic the anatomical path of a nasobiliary catheter, including the nasal, stomach, duodenum, and bile duct loops...
May 17, 2018: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779809/identification-of-core-items-in-the-enhanced-recovery-pathway
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Marco Braga, Marco Scatizzi, Felice Borghi, Giancarlo Missana, Danilo Radrizzani, Marco Gemma
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) pathway represents an optimal approach in patients undergoing colorectal surgery but complexity in implementing its items could limit its application. The aim of this study is to identify possible core items within an ERAS pathway following elective colorectal resection. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of data prospectively collected between January 2014 and September 2015 by 14 Italian Hospitals in an electronic registry dedicated to an ERAS protocol...
June 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779689/prevalence-of-infections-and-antimicrobial-prescribing-in-australian-aged-care-facilities-evaluation-of-modifiable-and-nonmodifiable-determinants
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Bennett Noleen, Nabeel Imam, Rodney James, Caroline Chen, Ann Bull, Karin Thursky, Kirsty Buising, Leon Worth
BACKGROUND: Infections in aged care residents are associated with poor outcomes, and inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing contributes to adverse events, such as the emergence of antimicrobial resistance. The objective of this study was to identify resident- and facility-level factors associated with infection and antimicrobial prescribing in Australian aged care residents. METHODS: Using data captured by a national point-prevalence survey (the Aged Care National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey), risk and protective factors were determined by multivariate Poisson regression...
May 17, 2018: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778945/self-administration-of-the-synthetic-cathinone-mpdv-enhances-reward-function-via-a-nicotinic-receptor-dependent-mechanism
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Jean R Geste, Marjory Pompilus, Marcelo Febo, Adriaan W Bruijnzeel
Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) is an addictive synthetic drug with severe side effects. Previous studies have shown that MDPV has positive reinforcing properties. However, little is known about the effect of MDPV self-administration on the state of the brain reward system and the neuronal mechanisms by which MDPV mediates its effects. The goal of the present studies was to determine the effect of MDPV self-administration on reward function and the role of cholinergic neurotransmission in the reinforcing effects of MDPV...
May 9, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778601/diagnosis-classification-and-management-of-fourth-ventriculomegaly-in-adults-report-of-9-cases-and-literature-review
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Kaveh Barami, Indro Chakrabarti, James Silverthorn, Jeremy Ciporen, Paul T Akins
OBJECTIVE: An enlarged fourth ventricle otherwise known as fourth ventriculomegaly (4th VM) has been previously reported in the pediatric population yet literature on adults is scant. We report our experience with 4th VM in adults over an 11 year period and review the literature. MATERIAL/METHODS: retrospective chart review of adult patients with the diagnosis of 4th VM admitted to the ICU in a tertiary care center RESULTS: 9 patients were identified with 4th VM...
May 17, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778510/assessment-of-intestinal-failure-associated-liver-disease-according-to-different-diagnostic-criteria
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Anna Simona Sasdelli, Federica Agostini, Caterina Pazzeschi, Mariacristina Guidetti, Simon Lal, Loris Pironi
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Intestinal failure associated liver disease (IFALD) has been defined using numerous criteria; however the clinical relevance of these criteria has never been compared. We therefore aimed to evaluate the prevalence, incidence, evolution of IFALD diagnosed by different criteria and to assess any clinical features that may be associated with its occurrence. METHODS: A cross sectional (CS) and retrospective study were carried out on adults on home parenteral nutrition (HPN) for chronic intestinal failure (CIF) managed at a single center...
May 8, 2018: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
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