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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207238/real-time-monitoring-of-post-surgical-and-post-traumatic-eye-injuries-using-multi-layered-electrical-biosensor-chip
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Muhammad Shuja Khan, Santosh K Misra, Aaron Schwartz-Duval, Enrique A Daza, Fatemeh Ostadhossein, Matthew Bowman, Akshay Jain, Gina Taylor, Deana McDonagh, Leanne T Labriola, Dipanjan Pan
Lack of current techniques for the early monitoring of bleb leaks and other post-traumatic or post-surgical ocular injury has posed an unmet clinical need for the development of new techniques. Present evaluation techniques use either subjective or non-quantitative approaches. At present, there are no FDA approved ocular devices that can directly measure ascorbic acid (AA) concentration levels for both tear film (TF) and aqueous humor (AH) at point-of-care (POC) level. Toward this aim, we present a novel point-of-care (POC) quantitative assay, called the Ocular Biosensor device, which can be used to evaluate the integrity of the anterior surface of the eye by measuring the concentration of AA in TF and AH...
February 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203285/automated-low-flow-ascites-pump-for-the-treatment-of-cirrhotic-patients-with-refractory-ascites
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REVIEW
Guido Stirnimann, Vanessa Banz, Federico Storni, Andrea De Gottardi
Cirrhotic patients with refractory ascites (RA) can be treated with repeated large volume paracentesis (LVP), with the insertion of a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) or with liver transplantation. However, side effects and complications of these therapeutic options, as well as organ shortage, warrant the development of novel treatments. The automated low-flow ascites pump (alfapump(®)) is a subcutaneously-implanted novel battery-driven device that pumps ascitic fluid from the peritoneal cavity into the urinary bladder...
February 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179030/survival-in-infants-treated-with-sebelipase-alfa-for-lysosomal-acid-lipase-deficiency-an-open-label-multicenter-dose-escalation-study
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Simon A Jones, Sandra Rojas-Caro, Anthony G Quinn, Mark Friedman, Sachin Marulkar, Fatih Ezgu, Osama Zaki, J Jay Gargus, Joanne Hughes, Dominique Plantaz, Roshni Vara, Stephen Eckert, Jean-Baptiste Arnoux, Anais Brassier, Kim-Hanh Le Quan Sang, Vassili Valayannopoulos
BACKGROUND: Infants presenting with lysosomal acid lipase deficiency have marked failure to thrive, diarrhea, massive hepatosplenomegaly, anemia, rapidly progressive liver disease, and death typically in the first 6 months of life; the only available potential treatment has been hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, which is associated with high morbidity and mortality in this population. The study objective was to evaluate safety and efficacy (including survival) of enzyme replacement with sebelipase alfa in infants with lysosomal acid lipase deficiency...
February 8, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166084/unexpected-complication-of-cocaine-associated-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-vasculitis-related-to-persistent-in-hospital-cocaine-use
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Travis D Olives, Rebecca L Kornas, Russell Fujisawa, Jon B Cole
INTRODUCTION: Levamisole-adulterated cocaine has been implicated in anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) vasculitis. We present a case of spontaneous intraperitoneal hemorrhage, an unexpectedly severe complication of cocaine-related ANCA vasculitis, developing late during hospitalization. CASE REPORT: An adult male with a history of hepatitis C, distant cocaine use, and limited health care presented to a local emergency department (ED) with volume overload, renal failure, hyperkalemia and non-anion gap metabolic acidosis...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Addiction Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139154/safety-and-efficacy-of-a-membrane-tube-type-glaucoma-shunt-device-an-animal-trial
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Dai Woo Kim, Young Hoon Hwang, Byung Heon Ahn, Eun-Kyung Lee, Chang-Sik Kim
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of a membrane-tube-type glaucoma shunt device (MT-device), which was developed to control intraocular pressure (IOP) with a lower chance of complications than conventional glaucoma surgery, in a rabbit model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The MT-device consists of an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene membrane (thickness 0.2 mm, area 2.5 × 2.5 mm(2)) and a tube (internal diameter 76 µm, external diameter 175.5 µm, length 7 mm) attached to the membrane...
January 31, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121521/transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunts-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-with-refractory-ascites-comparison-of-clinical-outcomes-by-using-8-and-10-mm-ptfe-covered-stents
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Roberto Miraglia, Luigi Maruzzelli, Fabio Tuzzolino, Ioannis Petridis, Mario D'Amico, Angelo Luca
Purpose To compare the efficacy and complications of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation performed by using a 10-mm or an 8-mm-diameter polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)-covered stent in a consecutive series of patients with cirrhosis with refractory ascites (RA). Materials and Methods The institutional review board approved this retrospective study and informed consent was waived. One hundred seventy-one patients with RA (mean age, 58.7 years ± 10.3; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 57...
January 25, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118177/home-based-drainage-of-refractory-ascites-by-a-permanent-tunneled-peritoneal-catheter-can-safely-replace-large-volume-paracentesis
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Philipp Solbach, Christoph Höner Zu Siederdissen, Richard Taubert, Szilvia Ziegert, Kerstin Port, Andrea Schneider, Katja Hueper, Michael P Manns, Heiner Wedemeyer, Elmar Jaeckel
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Refractory ascites has a poor prognosis. Recurrent large-volume paracentesis is the current standard of care; however, it results in circulatory dysfunction and renal dysfunction, and hospitalization is commonly required. Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt placement is not an option in a substantial number of patients because of contraindications. The placement of a tunneled peritoneal drainage catheter has been shown to be effective in patients with malignant ascites...
January 21, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109644/fluid-extravasation-in-hip-arthroscopy-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Seper Ekhtiari, Chloe E Haldane, Darren de Sa, Nicole Simunovic, Olufemi R Ayeni
PURPOSE: The purpose of this systematic review was to (1) characterize cases of fluid extravasation during hip arthroscopy and explore common factors among them and (2) describe management strategies and outcomes of this complication. METHODS: The databases MEDLINE, EMBASE, and PubMed were searched and screened in duplicate. Data regarding patient demographics, fluid management, presentation, management, and outcomes were collected. Study quality was assessed in duplicate using the Methodological Index for Non-Randomized Studies Criteria...
January 18, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100481/safety-of-anterior-chamber-paracentesis-using-a-30-gauge-needle-integrated-with-a-specially-designed-disposable-pipette
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Koji Kitazawa, Chie Sotozono, Noriko Koizumi, Kenji Nagata, Tsutomu Inatomi, Hiroshi Sasaki, Shigeru Kinoshita
AIMS: To investigate the safety of anterior chamber (AC) paracentesis using a 30-gauge needle integrated with a specially designed disposable pipette. METHODS: In this retrospective observational case-series study, AC paracentesis was performed on 301 eyes of 301 patients between September 2009 and August 2016 at the Department of Ophthalmology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine and the Baptist Eye Institute, Kyoto, Japan. AC paracentesis was performed with the patient placed in the supine position using a 30-gauge needle integrated with a disposable pipette with one hand, and the safety post procedure was then evaluated...
January 18, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097388/percutaneous-omental-biopsy-efficacy-and-complications
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Derek K Hill, Grant D Schmit, Michael R Moynagh, A Nicholas Kurup, John J Schmitz, Thomas D Atwell
PURPOSE: To determine the efficacy and safety of percutaneous omental biopsy. METHODS: Retrospective review was performed of all 181 percutaneous omental biopsies performed at a single institution between 9/18/2002 and 2/12/2016. Mean patient age was 67 (±14) years, and 114 (63%) patients were female. Biopsy results were compared to subsequent surgical pathology and paracentesis cytology, when available, and cases were further evaluated based on the imaging appearance of the omental abnormality...
January 17, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090224/computerized-tomography-guided-paracentesis-an-effective-alternative-to-bedside-paracentesis
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Vinaya Gaduputi, Hassan Tariq, Chaitanya Chandrala, Sailaja Sakam, Naeem Abbas, Sridhar Chilimuri
BACKGROUND: Ascites remains the most common cause of hospitalization among patients with decompensated cirrhosis. Paracentesis is a relatively safe procedure with low complication rates. Computerized tomography (CT)-guided therapeutic paracentesis could be a safe and effective alternative to unaided or aided (ultrasonogram-guided) bedside paracentesis. In this retrospective study, we aimed to compare the efficacy, safety, and cost-effectiveness of CT-guided paracentesis with bedside paracentesis...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079650/pneumatic-displacement-of-limited-traumatic-submacular-hemorrhage-without-tissue-plasminogen-activator-a-case-series
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Poornachandra Balughatta, Venkatesh Kadri, Sherine Braganza, Chaitra Jayadev, Ruchir A Mehta, Vikram Nakhate, Naresh K Yadav, Rohit Shetty
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of intravitreal gas (perfluoropropane, C3F8)-assisted displacement of submacular hemorrhage (SMH) secondary to recent or old blunt trauma. METHODS: An interventional case series of three patients who presented with SMH after blunt trauma, ranging from 2 days to 2 weeks back. All three patients were treated with an intravitreal injection of 0.3 cc of 100% C3F8 with anterior chamber paracentesis. Strict prone position was advised for 2 weeks with a minimum of 6 to 8 hours per day...
January 10, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074870/microrna-155-is-upregulated-in-ascites-in-patients-with-spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis
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Philipp Lutz, Mohamed M Haimid, Alessandra Pohlmann, Jennifer Lehmann, Christian Jansen, Robert Schierwagen, Sabine Klein, Christian P Strassburg, Ulrich Spengler, Jonel Trebicka
MircoRNA's (miR) have been recognised as important modulators of gene expression and potential biomarkers. However, they have been rarely investigated in bio fluids apart from blood. We investigated the association of miR-125b and miR-155 with complications of cirrhosis. Ascites was prospectively collected from patients with cirrhosis undergoing paracentesis at our department. miR's were determined in the supernatant using qPCR and normalized by SV-40. Clinical parameters were assessed at paracentesis and during follow-up...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069781/acute-colonic-pseudo-obstruction-associated-with-abdominal-paracentesis
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Michael Patrick Turner, Sophie Arndtz, George MacFaul
A 61-year-old man presented with accumulation of ascites secondary to alcoholic liver disease. He had an ascitic drain sited and 24 hours later he developed acute colonic pseudo-obstruction (ACPO). This is a rare condition previously associated with major surgery and severe sepsis. The patient did well with conservative management, and avoided the need for endoscopic decompression or surgical intervention. We believe that this is the first report of ACPO secondary to abdominal paracentesis.
January 9, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050922/abdominal-paracentesis-drainage-improves-tolerance-of-enteral-nutrition-in-acute-pancreatitis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Liang Hongyin, Huang Zhu, Wang Tao, Lin Ning, Liu Weihui, Cui Jianfeng, Yan Hongtao, Tang Lijun
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to determine whether abdominal paracentesis drainage (APD) could improve the administration of enteral nutrition (EN) in acute pancreatitis. METHODS: Between January 2015 and April 2016, a total of 161 acute pancreatitis patients were enrolled and randomly assigned to either the APD group or the non-APD group. Several indexes associated with the administration of EN, including the gastroparesis cardinal symptom index (GCSI), the incidence of gastrointestinal adverse events, and the clinical outcomes, were recorded...
April 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040615/should-procedural-skills-be-a-part-of-the-acute-care-nurse-practitioner-curriculum
#16
Amita Avadhani
Invasive procedures are an integral component of the time sensitive management of the acute and critically ill patients. Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) students aspiring to be employed in their roles in the acute care settings cannot be autonomous in their practices unless they have a minimum level of proficiency to perform life sustaining invasive procedures. Offering additional level of benefits of safety and quality in healthcare, simulation as a teaching method has grown in popularity among various levels of education among variety of disciplines...
March 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004601/does-the-evidence-support-a-survival-benefit-of-albumin-infusion-in-patients-with-cirrhosis-undergoing-large-volume-paracentesis
#17
Mauro Bernardi, Paolo Caraceni, Roberta J Navickis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004261/the-therapy-with-ethosomes-containing-5-fluorouracil-for-laryngotracheal-stenosis-in-rabbit-models
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Xiaohui Mao, Xuefeng Cheng, Zheng Zhang, Zhaoyan Wang, Zhentao Wang
The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of ethosomes encapsulated with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) in treatment of laryngotracheal stenosis in rabbit models. The 5-FU ethosome was prepared by the thin film hydration method, and the amorphous, size distribution and the encapsulation efficiency was investigated. The tracheal mucosa were scraped about 0.5 cm with a nylon brush to induce the scar in airway grow, then models were divided into three groups: 5-FU ethosome group, 5-FU group and saline group, drug were injected into scar of every group by paracentesis guided under endoscope, respectively...
December 21, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003779/pneumatic-displacement-of-submacular-haemorrhage
#19
Ehab Abdelkader, Kay P Yip, Kurt Spiteri Cornish
PURPOSE: To evaluate the outcomes of pneumatic displacement of submacular hemorrhage secondary to choroidal neovascular membrane (CNV) (n = 9) and retinal arterial macroaneurysm (RAM) (n = 3). METHODS: This is a retrospective case series study of 12 eyes from 12 patients in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, UK. The mean duration of visual loss was 10.8 ± 4.11 days. All cases received intravitreal injection of expansile gas within 24 h of presentation (C3F8 in 11 cases and SF6 in one case) and postured face down for five days...
October 2016: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994338/chylous-ascites-in-advanced-gallbladder-cancer
#20
Mallika Tewari, Rupesh Singh, H S Shukla
Chylous ascites is a very rare occurrence in a patient with gallbladder cancer (GBC), and only six cases have been reported. We report here one such case in a 55-year-old lady who presented to us with upper abdominal pain for 6 months. A polypoidal gallbladder mass with minimal liver invasion but with multiple subcentimeter pericholedochal, common hepatic, mesenteric, and para-aortic lymph nodes was found on contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan. At laparotomy, the abdomen had milky fluid with engorged beaded lymphatics all over the small intestine...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Surgery
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