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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781769/the-laparoscopic-management-of-median-arcuate-ligament-syndrome-and-its-long-term-outcomes
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Henry D De'Ath, Simon Wong, Karoly Szentpali, Shaw Somers, Tom Peck, Christian H Wakefield
BACKGROUND: Case reports and small series of the surgical and radiological management of median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS) have been described, however, long-term outcome data are lacking. The purpose of this study was to review our experience of the laparoscopic management of MALS, and describe the long-term outcomes after surgical intervention. METHODS: Data were collected between 2005 and 2016 in a single U.K. institution. All patients with MALS who underwent laparoscopic decompression of the celiac artery were included...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780908/rare-corneal-complication-following-selective-laser-trabeculoplasty
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Sarah Dougherty Wood, Angela Elam, Sayoko Moroi
Purpose: This case report describes two glaucoma patients who underwent selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) and developed a rare post-procedure corneal complication and subsequent permanent corneal distortions and reduced acuity. Observations: Both patients experienced early post-procedure corneal edema, reduced visual acuity, and pain. Each patient was treated with topical steroids with resolution of the edema, but each patient had irregular corneal astigmatism which was not present pre-operatively and did not resolve...
June 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777846/an-academic-tertiary-referral-center-s-experience-with-a-vascular-surgery-based-uterine-artery-embolization-program
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Naiem Nassiri, Adrian Balica, Nolan C Cirillo-Penn, Dustin Tyler Crystal, Gloria A Bachmann
OBJECTIVE: Despite growing endovascular experience within the vascular surgery community, some catheter-based interventions - such as uterine artery embolization (UAE) - remain outside the clinical scope of most vascular surgeons, owing in part to established referral patterns and limited awareness among referring colleagues. We present our experience with a vascular surgery-based, multidisciplinary UAE program at an academic tertiary referral center. METHODS: In a collaborative effort between vascular surgery and gynecology, a Pelvic Vascular Disease Program has been established to provide palliative, prophylactic, and therapeutic embolizations including, but not limited to, UAE...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777349/robot-assisted-laparoscopic-pyeloplasty-a-single-centre-experience
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Thomas Charles Wood, Nicholas Raison, Oussama El-Hage, Kamran Ahmed, Declan Cahill, Benjamin J Challacombe, Muhammad Shamim Khan, Prokar Dasgupta
BACKGROUND: Ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) is characterised by an obstruction compromising the passage of urine from the renal pelvis into the ureter, and can be corrected by Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty (RALP). We aimed to evaluate the surgical outcomes of RALP, and examine the rates of true pain resolution following the procedure. METHODS: We retrospectively explored the records of all patients who underwent RALP between April 2005 and January 2017...
May 17, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776943/mycophenolate-mofetil-induced-colitis-in-a-patient-with-systemic-sclerosis
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Gianluca Moroncini, Devis Benfaremo, Alessandra Mandolesi, Armando Gabrielli
We present the case of a 44-year-old woman affected by systemic sclerosis (SSc) who was admitted to our department for abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and fever. Imaging studies showed the presence of a thickened colon wall involving the descending colon and the sigma, while a subsequent endoscopy revealed multiple serpiginous ulcers covered with fibrin and exudates. Under the hypothesis of drug-induced colitis, mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), which she was taking for SSc-related interstitial lung disease (ILD), was readily suspended, with a rapid recovery without further treatment...
May 18, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773404/large-tibial-geode-which-developed-several-years-after-a-left-medial-oxford-unicondylar-knee-arthroplasty-treated-with-curettage-and-bone-grafting
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Matthew K Curran, James R Murray
BACKGROUND: Tibial geodes are rare, and usually reported in association with rheumatoid arthritis. This case study reported the rare occurrence of a tibial geode in association with a left unicondylar knee arthroplasty (UKA). The patient, a 55-year-old male, was initially pleased with his UKA, which was performed at another institution. However, just over one year after the operation he began experiencing pain and discomfort. He did not present to the current institution until he was six years after UKA...
May 14, 2018: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770222/recurrent-vertebral-fractures-in-a-young-adult-a-closer-look-at-bone-health-in-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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Eleanor P Thong, Sarah Catford, Julie Fletcher, Phillip Wong, Peter J Fuller, Helena Teede, Frances Milat
The association between type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and bone health has garnered interest over the years. Fracture risk is known to be increased in individuals with T1DM, although bone health assessment is not often performed in the clinical setting. We describe the case of a 21-year-old male with longstanding T1DM with multilevel vertebral fractures on imaging, after presenting with acute back pain without apparent trauma. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) revealed significantly reduced bone mineral density at the lumbar spine and femoral neck...
2018: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765320/distinct-analgesic-actions-of-dha-and-dha-derived-specialized-pro-resolving-mediators-on-post-operative-pain-after-bone-fracture-in-mice
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Linlin Zhang, Niccolò Terrando, Zhen-Zhong Xu, Sangsu Bang, Sven-Eric Jordt, William Maixner, Charles N Serhan, Ru-Rong Ji
Mechanisms of pain resolution are largely unclear. Increasing evidence suggests that specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs), derived from fish oil docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), promote the resolution of acute inflammation and potently inhibit inflammatory and neuropathic pain. In this study, we examined the analgesic impact of DHA and DHA-derived SPMs in a mouse model of post-operative pain induced by tibial bone fracture (fPOP). Intravenous perioperative treatment with DHA (500 μg), resolvin D1 (RvD1, 500 ng) and maresin 1 (MaR1, 500 ng), 10 min and 24 h after the surgery, delayed the development of fPOP (mechanical allodynia and cold allodynia)...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765191/alleviation-of-posttraumatic-dizziness-by-restoration-of-the-cervical-lordosis-a-cbp-%C3%A2-case-study-with-a-one-year-follow-up
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Miles O Fortner, Paul A Oakley, Deed E Harrison
[Purpose] To present the successful treatment of posttraumatic dizziness and neck pains that were initiated in a patient following a whiplash event. [Subject and Methods] A 46 year old male suffered a whiplash event that initiated neck pain and dizziness symptoms. The patient had many positive orthopedic findings and demonstrated a forward head posture and cervical hypolordosis. The patient was treated by Chiropractic BioPhysics® technique including cervical extension traction, extension exercises and spinal manipulative therapy initially three times a week for 16-weeks, and once a month thereafter...
May 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764674/surgical-management-of-patients-with-eagle-syndrome
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Frances Mei Hardin, Roy Xiao, Brian B Burkey
OBJECTIVE: Eagle syndrome, a spectrum of disease resulting from an elongated styloid process and/or calcified stylohyoid ligament, lacks standardized recommendations regarding indications for surgical intervention and approach. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Single tertiary care institution. SUBJECTS: Patients treated surgically for Eagle syndrome between January 2011 and June 2017. METHODS: Patients were diagnosed with Eagle syndrome based on thorough clinical workup and assessment...
May 9, 2018: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761224/cardiopulmonary-factors-affecting-6-min-walk-distance-in-patients-with-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathies
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Naoki Mugii, Fujiko Someya
Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies involve skeletal muscles and can be associated with interstitial lung disease and/or heart dysfunction, which may reduce exercise capacity. We aimed to clarify cardiopulmonary factors affecting the 6-min walk distance in patients who were able to walk without leg pain or fatigue. Twenty-three patients with inactive adult idiopathic inflammatory myopathies, and 18 age- and gender-matched healthy controls were evaluated for hemodynamic responses using noninvasive impedance cardiography during the 6-min walk test...
May 14, 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759049/klinefelter-s-syndrome-with-lupus-encephalitis-and-retroperitoneal-teratoma
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C Ng Wq, S E Eide, Huang J, Khor Ym
We report a case of a middle-aged male who presented with pyrexia of unknown origin, oral ulcers, rash and bicytopenia. His past medical history included unexplained proteinuria, infertility and joint pain. Initial workup showed a large retroperitoneal soft tissue mass, which has appeared stable for 10 years. He subsequently developed neuropsychiatric symptoms with imaging findings of meningoencephalitis. Concurrent investigations showed elevated ANA, anti-double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) and ESR levels, as well as low complement levels...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754982/computed-tomography-techniques-help-understand-wear-patterns-in-retrieved-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Arianna Cerquiglini, Johann Henckel, Harry S Hothi, Lorenzo Dall'Ava, Paul Shearing, Michael T Hirschmann, Alister J Hart
BACKGROUND: Suboptimal total knee arthroplasty (TKA) position of both femoral and tibial components is thought to be linked with poor clinical outcomes, polyethylene wear and the "unexplained" painful knee arthroplasty. The aim of this study was to better understand the effect of implant orientation on knee implant performance. METHODS: We analyzed 30 retrieved contemporary TKA implants. Implant positioning measurements in the coronal plane were made prior to revision using a diagnostic algorithm, based on 3D computed tomography (CT) images...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750575/unified-nexus-of-macrophages-and-maresins-in-cardiac-reparative-mechanisms
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Jeevan Kumar Jadapalli, Ganesh V Halade
Macrophages are immune-sensing "big eater" phagocytic cells responsible for an innate, adaptive, and regenerative response. After myocardial infarction, macrophages predominantly clear the deceased cardiomyocyte apoptotic or necrotic neutrophils to develop a regenerative and reparative program with the activation of the lipoxygenase-mediated maresin (MaR) metabolome at the site of ischemic injury. The specialized proresolving molecule and macrophage mediator in resolving inflammation, MaR-1, produced by human macrophages, has potent defining effects that limit polymorphonuclear neutrophil infiltration, enhance uptake of apoptotic PMNs, regulate inflammation resolution and tissue regeneration, and reduce pain...
May 11, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747610/the-acceptability-of-high-resolution-anoscopy-examination-in-patients-attending-a-tertiary-referral-centre
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Anke De-Masi, Esther Davis, Tamzin Cuming, Noreen Chindawi, Francesca Pesola, Carmelina Cappello, Susan Chambers, Julie Bowring, Adam N Rosenthal, Peter Sasieni, Mayura Nathan
BACKGROUND: High resolution anoscopy (HRA) examination is regarded as the best method for the management of anal high grade squamous intraepithelial lesions to prevent anal squamous carcinoma. However, little is known about the acceptability of this procedure. This analysis looks at patient experience of HRA examination and ablative treatment under local anaesthetic. METHODS: Patients took part in anonymised feedback of their experience immediately after their HRA examinations and/or treatments...
May 11, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745977/a-simple-technique-for-relocating-chronic-cied-leads-to-a-sub-pectoral-position-for-relief-of-erosion-and-pain
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Aaron B Hesselson
BACKGROUND: Methodology specific for moving superficial chronically implanted trans-venous pacing leads to a sub-pectoral pocket is not described in the literature. Relocation of pre-pectoral leads and generator to a sub-muscular pocket for relief of erosion and pain with minimal pectoral trauma is possible by applying a variant of a previously described sub-mammary tunneling technique. METHODS: All patients presenting for device follow-up, elective battery replacement, or system upgrade over an 8-month period were considered for relocation if experiencing significant thinning or pain over their pre-pectoral implant...
May 10, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744045/a-case-report-on-recurrent-appendicitis-an-often-forgotten-and-atypical-cause-of-recurrent-abdominal-pain
#17
Mesfin Demeke Mengesha, Gebreyohans Gebru Teklu
Introduction: Recurrent appendicitis is a disease process, distinct from acute appendicitis, which occurs with an approximate incidence of 10%. This clinical entity can pose diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma for clinicians resulting in delayed diagnosis and severe complications. Presentation of case: Herein, we described a case of recurrent appendicitis with a history of 18 years of right lower quadrant (RLQ) abdominal pain with very mild tenderness that we encountered in our hospital in January 2016, which has been misjudged as other abdominal conditions and got complete relief after appendectomy...
April 2018: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742949/surgical-transposition-for-chronic-instability-of-the-extensor-carpi-ulnaris-tendon
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Brianna Fram, Lindley B Wall, Richard H Gelberman, Charles A Goldfarb
Painful extensor carpi ulnaris tendon instability has various treatments with limited available outcome data. We treated 12 wrists of 11 patients (including eight collegiate or professional athletes) with dorsal transposition of the extensor carpi ulnaris tendon to lie over the 5th compartment, stabilized with a retinacular sling from 2010-2015. All patients had symptom resolution and returned to sport at the pre-injury level by 3 months after surgery. Mean post-surgical Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) upper extremity score was 56, and PROMIS pain interference score was 42...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742728/sympathetic-blocks-for-the-treatment-of-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-a-case-series
#19
Semih Gungor, Rohit Aiyer, Buse Baykoca
RATIONALE: To present the successful treatment of complex regional pain syndrome type -1 utilizing sympathetic blocks. PATIENT CONCERNS: Severe pain interfering with activities of daily living and temporary disability secondary to complex regional pain syndrome. DIAGNOSES: Complex regional pain syndrome type-1 with involvement of lower extremity (2 patients), and upper extremity (1 patient). INTERVENTIONS: We report the management of 3 patients with diagnosis of complex regional pain syndrome type-1 by early institution of sympathetic blocks for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729226/eus-guided-hepaticoenterostomy-as-a-portal-to-allow-definitive-antegrade-treatment-of-benign-biliary-diseases-in-patients-with-surgically-altered-anatomy
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Theodore W James, Y Claire Fan, Todd H Baron
BACKGROUND & AIMS: EUS-guided hepaticoenterostomy (EUS-HE) is usually reserved for palliation of malignant biliary obstruction after failed endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERC) or inaccessible biliary tree in surgically altered anatomy (SAA). We describe outcome of EUS-HE and antegrade therapy for benign biliary disease in patients with SAA. METHODS: Retrospective review of 20 consecutive patients with surgically altered anatomy and benign biliary obstruction who underwent EUS-HE performed by one endoscopist at a tertiary center over a three-year period...
May 2, 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
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