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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743560/caspases-in-metabolic-disease-and-their-therapeutic-potential
#1
Claire H Wilson, Sharad Kumar
Caspases, a family of cysteine-dependent aspartate-specific proteases, are central to the maintenance of cellular and organismal homoeostasis by functioning as key mediators of the inflammatory response and/or apoptosis. Both metabolic inflammation and apoptosis play a central role in the pathogenesis of metabolic disease such as obesity and the progression of nonalcoholic steatohepatisis (NASH) to more severe liver disease. Obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are the leading global health challenges associated with the development of numerous comorbidities including insulin resistance, type-2 diabetes and early mortality...
May 9, 2018: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736801/global-rigid-registration-of-ct-to-video-in-laparoscopic-liver-surgery
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Maria R Robu, João Ramalhinho, Stephen Thompson, Kurinchi Gurusamy, Brian Davidson, David Hawkes, Danail Stoyanov, Matthew J Clarkson
PURPOSE: Image-guidance systems have the potential to aid in laparoscopic interventions by providing sub-surface structure information and tumour localisation. The registration of a preoperative 3D image with the intraoperative laparoscopic video feed is an important component of image guidance, which should be fast, robust and cause minimal disruption to the surgical procedure. Most methods for rigid and non-rigid registration require a good initial alignment. However, in most research systems for abdominal surgery, the user has to manually rotate and translate the models, which is usually difficult to perform quickly and intuitively...
May 7, 2018: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733011/the-outcome-of-colorectal-surgery-in-cirrhotic-patients-a-case-match-report
#3
Monica Lacatus, Laura Costin, Virgil Bodean, Mircea Manuc, Cătălin Vasilescu
Background: Colorectal surgery in cirrhotic patients has had limited indications, but as the study aims to show, careful evaluation of risk factors can extend boundaries. Methods: From January 2011 to January 2016, using a case match cohort, 68 patients with colorectal malignancy and cirrhosis were compared against 136 persons with no liver disease. Significant risk criteria, morbidity and mortality were evaluated. Results: When analyzing specific risk factors age, etiology and severity of liver disease (MELD, Child-Pugh score, ascites and hypoalbuminemia) were found to be significant to surgical outcome...
March 2018: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29704586/histologic-and-oncologic-outcomes-following-liver-mass-resection-with-retroperitoneal-lymph-node-dissection-in-patients-with-non-seminomatous-germ-cell-tumor
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Eugene J Pietzak, Melissa Assel, Maria F Becerra, Daniel Tennenbaum, Darren R Feldman, Dean F Bajorin, Robert J Motzer, George J Bosl, Brett S Carver, Daniel D Sjoberg, Joel Sheinfeld
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the oncologic outcomes and histologic concordance of post-chemotherapy residual liver mass resection with post-chemotherapy retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (PC-RPLND). METHODS: Retrospective review of our prospectively maintained germ cell tumor (GCT) surgical database identified patients with non-seminomatous GCT (NSGCT) who underwent both post-chemotherapy residual liver mass resection and PC-RPLND between 1990 and 2015. RESULTS: A total of 36 patients were identified, of whom 29 (81%) presented with a liver mass at initial diagnosis and 17 (47%) received second-line chemotherapy prior to liver resection...
April 25, 2018: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29562331/the-2018-european-heart-rhythm-association-practical-guide-on-the-use-of-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-executive-summary
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Jan Steffel, Peter Verhamme, Tatjana S Potpara, Pierre Albaladejo, Matthias Antz, Lien Desteghe, Karl Georg Haeusler, Jonas Oldgren, Holger Reinecke, Vanessa Roldan-Schilling, Nigel Rowell, Peter Sinnaeve, Ronan Collins, A John Camm, Hein Heidbüchel
The current manuscript is the Executive Summary of the second update to the original Practical Guide, published in 2013. Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are an alternative for vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), and have emerged as the preferred choice, particularly in patients newly started on anticoagulation. Both physicians and patients are becoming more accustomed to the use of these drugs in clinical practice. However, many unresolved questions on how to optimally use these agents in specific clinical situations remain...
March 19, 2018: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29562325/the-2018-european-heart-rhythm-association-practical-guide-on-the-use-of-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Jan Steffel, Peter Verhamme, Tatjana S Potpara, Pierre Albaladejo, Matthias Antz, Lien Desteghe, Karl Georg Haeusler, Jonas Oldgren, Holger Reinecke, Vanessa Roldan-Schilling, Nigel Rowell, Peter Sinnaeve, Ronan Collins, A John Camm, Hein Heidbüchel
The current manuscript is the second update of the original Practical Guide, published in 2013 [Heidbuchel et al. European Heart Rhythm Association Practical Guide on the use of new oral anticoagulants in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Europace 2013;15:625-651; Heidbuchel et al. Updated European Heart Rhythm Association Practical Guide on the use of non-vitamin K antagonist anticoagulants in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Europace 2015;17:1467-1507]. Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are an alternative for vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and have emerged as the preferred choice, particularly in patients newly started on anticoagulation...
March 17, 2018: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29554976/ovarian-metastases-from-gallbladder-mimics-primary-ovarian-neoplasm-in-young-patient-a-case-report
#7
Ting-Ying Lee, Chia-Wen Wang, Teng-Wei Chen, De-Chuan Chan, Guo-Shiou Liao, Hsiu-Lung Fan
BACKGROUND: Gallbladder cancer is unusually seen but can result in highly mortality rate. It makes challenge to diagnose for clinicians due to present asymptomatic or non-specific clinical presentation including abdominal pain, anorexia. It usually also accompanies with cholelithiasis (incidence is 1-2%) and incidentally detected by radiologic examination such as ultrasound, computed tomography or intra-operative intervention accidentally. Gallbladder cancer results in highly fatal malignancy because it is difficult to early detect...
March 20, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29537411/bariatric-surgery-as-a-treatment-for-metabolic-syndrome
#8
P Cordero, J Li, J A Oben
Obesity is the pandemic of the 21st century. Obesity comorbidities, including hypertension, dyslipidaemia and glucose intolerance define metabolic syndrome, which increases mortality risk and decreases the quality of life. Compared with lifestyles (diet and physical activity) and pharmacological interventions, bariatric surgery is by far the most effective treatment for obesity and its comorbidities. This minimally invasive surgical treatment is based on an increase of satiety (by hormonal regulation and decreasing stomach volume) or a decrease in nutrient retention (gastric and/or intestinal resection)...
December 2017: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29484493/secondary-sclerosing-cholangitis-in-critically-ill-patients-after-a-traffic-accident-a-new-entity-that-should-be-considered-in-death-classification
#9
Fred Zack, Horst Nizze, Verena Blaas, Anne Port, Andreas Büttner
A 49-year-old female sustained a polytrauma after being hit by a vehicle in a traffic accident. Following the incident, the woman had various surgical interventions and underwent intensive care over a 6-week period. Eight months later, she died after developing secondary sclerosing cholangitis (SSC). Autopsy revealed liver failure and hepatic encephalopathy due to SSC caused by the polytrauma and the subsequent intensive care. Prior to the accident, there was no evidence of a pre-existing liver or biliary system disease...
February 27, 2018: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29471618/visual-probing-of-rectal-neoplasia-near-infrared-interrogation-of-primary-tumors-and-secondary-lymph-nodes
#10
Haseeb A Khokhar, Eamon Loughman, Moataz Khogali, Niall Mulligan, Donal F O'Shea, Ronan A Cahill
Laparoscopic and endoscopic colorectal intervention and operations have their basis in real-time, image-based decision-making and step-by-step sequenced technical progress. The capacity to visualize accurately malignant disease wherever it may be including within the primary lesion and its draining lymph node basin as well as at potential sites of metastatic harbor (i.e. peritoneum, liver and lung) would allow more accurate surgery at the time of operation and enable personalized, stratified surgical intervention...
April 2018: Minerva Chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468167/fatal-fulminant-herpes-simplex-hepatitis-following-surgery-in-an-adult
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Yoshihiro Yokoi, Takeshi Kaneko, Tomoki Sawayanagi, Yasuo Takano, Yoichi Watahiki
We present a case of a healthy 72-year-old man with herpes simplex hepatitis (HSVH) development soon after ordinary surgery for biliary stones. A sudden onset of hepatitis associated with high fever and leukopenia emerged on postoperative day 5, followed by a rapid and lethal course (died on day 9), despite an acyclovir therapy on day 8. Postmortem liver biopsy revealed positive immunostaining for herpes simplex virus (HSV) type-1. The serum tests (available after the death) were negative for anti-HSV immunogloblulins, but positive for HSV DNA...
February 16, 2018: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439711/liver-resection-surgery-versus-thermal-ablation-for-colorectal-liver-metastases-lava-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Kurinchi Gurusamy, Neil Corrigan, Julie Croft, Maureen Twiddy, Stephen Morris, Nick Woodward, Steve Bandula, Daniel Hochhauser, Vicky Napp, Alison Pullan, Nicholas Jakowiw, Raj Prasad, Steven Olde Damink, C J H M van Laarhoven, Johannes H W de Wilt, Julia Brown, Brian R Davidson
BACKGROUND: Although surgical resection has been considered the only curative option for colorectal liver metastases (CLM), thermal ablation has recently been suggested as an alternative curative treatment. A prospective randomised trial is required to define the efficacy of resection vs ablation for the treatment of colorectal liver metastases. METHODS: Design and setting: This is a multicentre, open, randomised controlled non-inferiority trial design with internal pilot and will be performed in tertiary liver centres in UK and The Netherlands...
February 13, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438587/managing-penetrating-renal-trauma-experience-from-two-major-trauma-centres-in-the-uk
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Marios Hadjipavlou, Edmund Grouse, Robert Gray, Denosshan Sri, Dean Huang, Christian Brown, Davendra Sharma
OBJECTIVES: To present our series of patients with penetrating renal trauma treated at two urban major trauma centres and to discuss the contemporary management of such injuries. METHODS: We reviewed prospective urological trauma databases for all patients presenting with penetrating renal trauma between January 2005 and October 2016. Patient demographics, clinical characteristics, imaging, management and follow-up data were analysed. RESULTS: Over the 11-year period, 63 patients presented with penetrating renal injuries...
February 13, 2018: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415192/chilaiditi-s-syndrome-causing-high-grade-small-bowel-obstruction-requiring-exploratory-laparotomy
#14
Daniel Fiumecaldo, Lauren Buck
Chilaiditi's sign is a radiological finding that occurs when the small or large intestine is positioned superior to the liver in the sub-diaphragmatic space. This is typically an asymptomatic radiological sign, but when symptoms occur, e.g., abdominal pain, nausea, emesis, it is termed Chilaiditi's syndrome. Currently, majority of the cases of Chilaiditi's syndrome, described in the literature, requiring operative intervention are due to large bowel obstruction or colonic volvulus. The following is a single case report of a patient presenting to Keesler Medical Center in Biloxi, Mississippi...
February 5, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29360615/patient-and-graft-survival-biliary-complications-after-liver-transplantation
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Michael Senter-Zapata, Adeel S Khan, Tanvi Subramanian, Neeta Vachharajani, Leigh Anne Dageforde, Jason R Wellen, Surendra Shenoy, Maria B Majella Doyle, William C Chapman
BACKGROUND: Biliary complications (BCs) affect up to to 34% of liver transplant recipients and are a major source of morbidity and cost. This is a 13-year review of BCs after liver transplantation (LT) at a tertiary care center. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a single-center retrospective review of our prospective database to assess BCs in adult (aged 18 years or older) liver transplant recipients during a 13-year period (2002 to 2014). Biliary complications were divided into 3 subgroups: leak alone (L), stricture alone (S), and both leak and strictures (LS)...
April 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343582/hiv-replication-and-latency-in-a-humanized-nsg-mouse-model-during-suppressive-oral-combinational-art
#16
Sangeetha Satheesan, Haitang Li, John C Burnett, Mayumi Takahashi, Shasha Li, Shiny Xiaqin Wu, Timothy W Synold, John J Rossi, Jiehua Zhou
Although current combinatorial antiretroviral therapy (cART) is therapeutically effective in the majority of HIV patients, interruption of therapy can cause a rapid rebound in viremia, demonstrating the existence of a stable reservoir of latently infected cells. HIV latency is therefore considered a primary barrier to HIV eradication. Identifying, quantifying, and purging the HIV reservoir is crucial to effectively curing patients and relieving them from the lifelong requirement for therapy. Latently infected transformed cell models have been used to investigate HIV latency; however, they cannot accurately represent the quiescent cellular environment of primary latently infected cells in vivo...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205995/volume-and-health-outcomes-evidence-from-systematic-reviews-and-from-evaluation-of-italian-hospital-data
#17
Laura Amato, Danilo Fusco, Anna Acampora, Katia Bontempi, Alessandro Cesare Rosa, Paola Colais, Fabio Cruciani, Mariangela D'Ovidio, Francesca Mataloni, Silvia Minozzi, Zuzana Mitrova, Luigi Pinnarelli, Rosella Saulle, Salvatore Soldati, Chiara Sorge, Simona Vecchi, Martina Ventura, Marina Davoli
BACKGROUND Improving quality and effectiveness of healthcare is one of the priorities of health policies. Hospital or physician volume represents a measurable variable with an impact on effectiveness of healthcare. An Italian law calls for the definition of «qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care». There is a need for an evaluation of the available scientific evidence in order to identify qualitative, structural, technological, and quantitative standards of hospital care, including the volume of care above or below which the public and private hospitals may be accredited (or not) to provide specific healthcare interventions...
September 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29195686/role-of-bile-acids-in-metabolic-control
#18
REVIEW
Antonio Molinaro, Annika Wahlström, Hanns-Ulrich Marschall
Bile acids are endocrine molecules that in addition to facilitating the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients regulate numerous metabolic processes, including glucose, lipid, and energy homeostasis. The signaling actions of bile acids are mediated through specific bile-acid-activated nuclear and membrane-bound receptors. These receptors are not only expressed by tissues within the enterohepatic circulation such as the liver and the intestine, but also in other organs where bile acids mediate their systemic actions...
January 2018: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism: TEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167952/growth-of-focal-nodular-hyperplasia-is-not-a-reason-for-surgical-intervention-but-patients-should-be-referred-to-a-tertiary-referral-centre
#19
Mirelle E E Bröker, Anne J Klompenhouwer, Marcia P Gaspersz, Annick M E Alleleyn, Roy S Dwarkasing, Indra C Pieters, Robert A de Man, Jan N M IJzermans
BACKGROUND: When a liver lesion diagnosed as focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) increases in size, it may cause doubt about the initial diagnosis. In many cases, additional investigations will follow to exclude hepatocellular adenoma or malignancy. This retrospective cohort study addresses the implications of growth of FNH for clinical management. METHODS: We included patients diagnosed with FNH based on ≥2 imaging modalities between 2002 and 2015. Characteristics of patients with growing FNH with sequential imaging in a 6-month interval were compared to non-growing FNH...
November 22, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158999/recurrent-primary-suprahepatic-abscess-due-to-providencia-stuartii-a-rare-phenomenon
#20
Kyawzaw Lin, Aung Naing Lin, Sandar Linn, Madhavi Reddy, Anjali Bakshi
Gram-negative urease-producing bacilli, Providencia stuartii (P. stuartii), is reported in urinary tract infections, gastroenteritis, and bacteremia in humans but they rarely present with a hepatic abscess. We present a rare case of a recurrent suprahepatic cyst due to P. stuartii in a 45-year-old female, intravenous ( IV) heroin abuser with chronic hepatitis B and C. A 45-year-old female with 10 days status post right suprahepatic abscess drainage presented with recurrent, right, upper quadrant abdominal pain for one day...
September 16, 2017: Curēus
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