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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101361/bronchoscopic-resection-of-bronchial-angiolipoma-a-rare-case-report
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Zhiqiang Wu, Hongli Wan, Min Shi, Ming Li, Zhanpeng Wang, Caixia Yang, Wei Gao, Qingxin Li
Angiolipoma is a rare benign tumor that most commonly occurs in the extremities and trunk. Angiolipomas originating in the bronchial tree are extremely rare. To the best of our knowledge, only one such case, confined to the bronchus intermedius, has been reported to date. The present study describes the case of an asymptomatic 74-year-old man with a yellowish round mass incidentally discovered at the orifice of the right lower bronchus during a routine health check. The tumor originated from the membranous part of the right inferior bronchus...
December 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099364/endoscopic-retrieval-of-gastric-trichophytobezoar-case-report-of-a-12-year-old-girl-with-trichophagia
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Jiu-Ling Zhao, Wei-Chuan Zhao, Yu-Shui Wang
RATIONALE: Trichophytobezoars, which are composed of hair and plant fibers, are usually located in the stomach. They are often associated with trichophagia and trichotillomania. The most commonly reported methods of trichophytobezoar treatment are open surgery and laparoscopic retrieval; there are few reports of endoscopic removal of trichophytobezoars. PATIENT CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSES: Twelve-year-old girl presented with a 3-day history of increasing upper abdominal pain, anorexia, and postprandial emesis...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094986/improving-internal-cell-colonization-of-porous-scaffolds-with-chemical-gradients-produced-by-plasma-assisted-approaches
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Eloisa Sardella, Rania A Salama, Gihan H Waly, A Nour Habib, Pietro Favia, Roberto Gristina
Cell colonization of the surrounding environment is a very significant process in both physiological and pathological events. In order to understand the tissue regeneration process and thereby provide guidance principles for designing new biomaterials, it is of paramount importance to study the cell colonization in the presence of physical, chemical and biological cues. Flat "gradient" materials are generally used with this purpose. Three dimensional (3D) gradient scaffolds mimicking more precisely the situation in vivo, are somewhat more complex to fabricate and characterize...
January 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091893/endoscopic-management-of-eroded-bands-following-banded-gastric-bypass-with-video
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Hany Shehab, Khaled Gawdat
BACKGROUND: Banded-gastric bypass is a highly effective bariatric procedure, yet the possibility of band erosion remains a significant drawback. Surgical removal of eroded bands may be associated with significant morbidity. In this study, we assess the efficacy and safety of a solely peroral endoscopic approach for the management of eroded bands in patients with a banded-gastric bypass. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Starting January 2012, all patients with banded-gastric bypass and an eroded band were subjected to an attempt at peroral endoscopic removal using endoscopic scissors and/or argon plasma coagulation (APC), regardless of the circumference of band eroding inside the lumen...
January 13, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091842/squamous-cell-dysplasia-in-the-proximal-rectum-of-three-patients-treated-for-ulcerative-colitis-on-immunomodulators
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James G Connolly, Stephen E Goldstone
BACKGROUND: Anal canal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) is the precursor to anal cancer. Immunocompromised patients are at increased risk and disease is usually within 3 cm from the anal verge. High-resolution anoscopy (HRA) with an 8-cm anoscope is used to identify and guide cautery treatment of HSIL. PURPOSE: We report three patients with a long-term history of ulcerative colitis (UC) treated with systemic immunomodulators who developed proximally located rectal HSIL...
January 13, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080043/plasma-based-water-treatment-efficient-transformation-of-perfluoroalkyl-substances-pfass-in-prepared-solutions-and-contaminated-groundwater
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Gunnar R Stratton, Fei Dai, Christopher L Bellona, Thomas M Holsen, Eric Reyvell Velazquez Dickenson, Selma Mededovic Thagard
A process based on electrical discharge plasma was tested for the transformation of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). The plasma-based process was adapted for two cases, high removal rate and high removal efficiency. During a 30 minute treatment, the PFOA concentration in 1.4 L aqueous solutions was reduced by 90% with the high rate process (76.5 W input power) and 25% with the high efficiency process (4.1 W input power). Both achieved remarkably high PFOA removal and defluorination efficiencies compared to leading alternative technologies...
January 12, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012534/laser-co2-tonsillotomy-versus-argon-plasma-coagulation-apc-tonsillotomy-a-retrospective-study-with-10-year-follow-up
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Giorgos Papaspyrou, Maximilian Linxweiler, Dirk Knöbber, Bernhard Schick, Basel Al Kadah
INTRODUCTION: Tonsillotomy is increasingly gaining acceptance as the treatment for tonsillar hyperplasia resulting in obstructive symptoms. The aim of this study was to compare the long-term results of CO2 laser tonsillotomy with those of argon plasma coagulation (APC) tonsillotomy. METHODS: The data of 64 children, aged 2-10 years (mean 4.7 years), treated in the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, in Homburg, Germany with APC (36 patients) or CO2 laser (28 patients) for tonsillar hyperplasia between June 2004 and December 2004 were available for analysis...
January 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984754/laser-induced-optical-breakdown-spectroscopy-of-polymer-materials-based-on-evaluation-of-molecular-emission-bands
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Stefan Trautner, Juraj Jasik, Christian G Parigger, Johannes D Pedarnig, Wolfgang Spendelhofer, Johannes Lackner, Pavel Veis, Johannes Heitz
Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) for composition analysis of polymer materials results in optical spectra containing atomic and ionic emission lines as well as molecular emission bands. In the present work, the molecular bands are analyzed to obtain spectroscopic information about the plasma state in an effort to quantify the content of different elements in the polymers. Polyethylene (PE) and a rubber material from tire production are investigated employing 157nmF2 laser and 532nm Nd:YAG laser ablation in nitrogen and argon gas background or in air...
December 2, 2016: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978871/-interventional-bronchoscopies-for-the-treatment-of-112-cases-with-complex-malignant-central-airway-diseases-involved-in-bifurcation
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Hongwu Wang, Nan Zhang, Dongmei Li, Meimei Tao, Jieli Zhang, Hang Zou, Yunzhi Zhou, Sujuan Liang, Xiuyun Bai
BACKGROUND: It is very difficult to deal with the comprehensive central airway diseases, especially the malignant airway obstruction. The aim of this study is to explore the clinical effects of multiple interventional bronchoscopies for the treatment of 112 cases with comprehensive malignant central airway diseases so as to evaluate the clinical applications of thermoablation and cryosurgery. METHODS: The 112 cases with malignant airway diseases retrospectively reviewed for bronchoscopic interventions performed in more than two lesions of carina and/or bifurcation...
December 20, 2016: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931628/the-role-of-equipment-in-endoscopic-complications
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REVIEW
Stepan Suchanek, Tomas Grega, Miroslav Zavoral
The role of the surrounding equipment in endoscopic complications has not been published widely. However, an adequate understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of such devices might be helpful to avoid unnecessary problems during endoscopy. This is an overview of the basic principles, benefits and possible harms of electrical power units, medical gases and vital sign monitoring equipment. The aim of this review is to summarize current knowledge about the approach to the electrosurgical unit settings; periprocedural precautions, minimizing the risk of interference between endoscopic equipment and other electrical devices; the appropriate selection of instruments regarding the electrosurgical outcome and the role of carbon dioxide, argon plasma coagulation, pulse oximetry and capnography...
October 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922979/a-comparison-of-thermal-plasma-energy-versus-argon-beam-coagulator-induced-intestinal-injury-after-vaporization-in-a-porcine-model
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Edward J Tanner, Erica Dun, Yukio Sonoda, Alexander B Olawaiye, Dennis S Chi
OBJECTIVES: Complete cytoreduction of ovarian cancer often requires excision or ablation of bowel serosa implants. Both argon beam coagulator (ABC) and thermal plasma energy (TPE) (PlasmaJet; PlasmaSurgical, Roswell, Ga) have been used to ablate bowel serosa implants. Our objective was to identify comparable power settings as well as determine the rate of bowel perforation, depth of thermal injury, and extent of inflammatory response with ABC versus TPE in a porcine model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nine pigs underwent vaporization of small bowel and colon serosa according to assigned treatment group (TPE vs ABC) and settings (ABC: 30, 50, and 70 W; TPE: Cut 10U, 20U, and 30U and Coagulation 10U, 20U, and 30U)...
January 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916166/recurrence-after-surgery-in-esophago-gastric-junction-adenocarcinoma-current-management-and-future-perspectives
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Alessandro Neri, Daniele Marrelli, Costantino Voglino, Giulio Di Mare, Francesco Ferrara, Mario Marini, Franco Roviello
Recurrent esophago-gastric junction adenocarcinoma is not a rare event and its correct management is still debated. Many approaches for the treatment of these patients exist, but only few studies compare the different techniques. Most of the studies are retrospectives series and describe the experiences of single institutions in the treatment of recurrent esophageal and esophago-gastric junction cancers. Nowadays surgery is still the main and only curative treatment. Other alternative palliative therapies could be endoscopic stent placement and balloon dilation, photodynamic therapy, thermal tumor ablation (laser photoablation and Argon plasma coagulation), radiation therapy and brachytherapy, and chemotherapy...
December 2016: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910698/laser-induced-fluorescence-measurements-of-axial-velocity-velocity-shear-and-parallel-ion-temperature-profiles-during-the-route-to-plasma-turbulence-in-a-linear-magnetized-plasma-device
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S Chakraborty Thakur, K Adriany, J J Gosselin, J McKee, E E Scime, S H Sears, G R Tynan
We report experimental measurements of the axial plasma flow and the parallel ion temperature in a magnetized linear plasma device. We used laser induced fluorescence to measure Doppler resolved ion velocity distribution functions in argon plasma to obtain spatially resolved axial velocities and parallel ion temperatures. We also show changes in the parallel velocity profiles during the transition from resistive drift wave dominated plasma to a state of weak turbulence driven by multiple plasma instabilities...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910678/first-results-from-the-thomson-scattering-diagnostic-on-proto-mpex
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T M Biewer, S Meitner, J Rapp, H Ray, G Shaw
A Thomson scattering (TS) diagnostic has been successfully implemented on the prototype Material Plasma Exposure eXperiment (Proto-MPEX) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The diagnostic collects the light scattered by plasma electrons and spectroscopically resolves the Doppler shift imparted to the light by the velocity of the electrons. The spread in velocities is proportional to the electron temperature, while the total number of photons is proportional to the electron density. TS is a technique used on many devices to measure the electron temperature (Te) and electron density (ne) of the plasma...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910670/alignment-and-absolute-wavelength-calibration-of-imaging-bragg-spectrometers
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G Bertschinger, O Marchuk, R Barnsley
In the present and the next generation of fusion devices, imaging Bragg spectrometers are key diagnostics to measure plasma parameters in the hot core, especially ion temperature and plasma rotation. The latter quantities are routinely obtained using the Doppler-width and -shift of the emitted spectral lines, respectively. Line shift measurements require absolute accuracies Δλ/λ of about 10 ppm, where λ-is the observed wavelength. For ITER and the present fusion devices, spectral lines of He-and H-like argon, iron, and krypton as well as Ne-like tungsten are foreseen for the measurements...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910526/measurement-of-helium-like-and-hydrogen-like-argon-spectra-using-double-crystal-x-ray-spectrometers-on-east
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B Lyu, J Chen, R J Hu, F D Wang, Y Y Li, J Fu, Y C Shen, M Bitter, K W Hill, L F Delgado-Aparicio, N Pablant, S G Lee, M Y Ye, Y J Shi, B N Wan
A two-crystal assembly was deployed on the tangential X-ray crystal spectrometer to measure both helium-like and hydrogen-like spectra on EAST. High-quality helium-like and hydrogen-like spectra were observed simultaneously for the first time on one detector for a wide range of plasma parameters. Profiles of line-integrated core ion temperatures inferred from two spectra were consistent. Since tungsten was adopted as the upper divertor material, one tungsten line (W XLIV at 4.017 Å) on the short-wavelength side of the Lyman-α line (Lα1) was identified for typical USN discharges, which was diffracted by a He-like crystal (2d = 4...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910516/plasma-rotation-in-the-peking-university-plasma-test-device
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Chijie Xiao, Yihang Chen, Xiaoyi Yang, Tianchao Xu, Long Wang, Min Xu, Dong Guo, Yi Yu, Chen Lin
Some preliminary results of plasma rotations in a linear plasma experiment device, Peking University Plasma Test (PPT) device, are reported in this paper. PPT has a cylindrical vacuum chamber with 500 mm diameter and 1000 mm length, and a pair of Helmholtz coils which can generate cylindrical or cusp magnetic geometry with magnitude from 0 to 2000 G. Plasma was generated by a helicon source and the typical density is about 10(13) cm(-3) for the argon plasma. Some Langmuir probes, magnetic probes, and one high-speed camera are set up to diagnose the rotational plasmas...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910481/measurement-of-the-electron-and-ion-temperatures-by-the-x-ray-imaging-crystal-spectrometer-on-joint-texas-experimental-tokamak
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W Yan, Z Y Chen, W Jin, S G Lee, Y J Shi, D W Huang, R H Tong, S Y Wang, Y N Wei, T K Ma, G Zhuang
An x-ray imaging crystal spectrometer has been developed on joint Texas experimental tokamak for the measurement of electron and ion temperatures from the Kα spectra of helium-like argon and its satellite lines. A two-dimensional multi-wire proportional counter has been applied to detect the spectra. The electron and ion temperatures have been obtained from the Voigt fitting with the spectra of helium-like argon ions. The profiles of electron and ion temperatures show the dependence on electron density in ohmic plasmas...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903032/-interventional-left-atrial-appendage-closure-in-a-patient-with-gave-syndrome
#19
Christian Fastner, Sebastian Belle, Ibrahim Akin
History and findings | A 56-year-old female with a gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) suffered from recurrent episodes of upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Because of a history of a permanent atrial fibrillation (CHA2DS2-VASc score 3 points) an oral anticoagulation therapy with phenprocoumon was carried out which even worsened the bleeding frequency and intensity. A change of medication to low-molecular weight heparin did not lead to success. The frequent periods in hospital limited the patient's quality of life...
November 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894604/evaluation-of-the-efficacy-of-therapeutic-endoscopy-in-gastrointestinal-bleeding-secondary-to-angiodysplasias
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J Arribas Anta, C Zaera de la Fuente, R Martín Mateos, J A González Martín, A Cañete Ruiz, D Boixeda de Miquel, A Albillos Martínez
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal angiodysplasias are defined as vascular dilations that communicate capillaries and veins in the walls of the digestive tract. The clinical presentation of these lesions varies from chronic occult bleeding to severe gastrointestinal hemorrhage. AIM: The primary aim of our study was to analyze lesion location, the efficacy of therapeutic endoscopy with argon plasma coagulation, and the factors associated with rebleeding in patients with gastrointestinal angiodysplasias...
November 25, 2016: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
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