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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895678/prostate-brachytherapy-in-ghana-our-initial-experience
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James Edward Mensah, Joel Yarney, Verna Vanderpuye, Evans Akpakli, Samuel Tagoe, Evans Sasu
PURPOSE: This study presents the experience of a brachytherapy team in Ghana with a focus on technology transfer and outcome. The team was initially proctored by experienced physicians from Europe and South Africa. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 90 consecutive patients underwent either brachytherapy alone or brachytherapy in combination with external beam radiotherapy for prostate carcinoma between July 2008 and February 2014 at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana...
October 2016: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865796/bletilla-striata-medicinal-uses-phytochemistry-and-pharmacological-activities
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REVIEW
Xirui He, Jiacheng Fang, Xiaoxiao Wang, Zefeng Zhao, Yu Chang, Hao Guo, Linhong Huang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Bletilla striata (Thunb.) Reichb. f. (Orchidaceae), also known as Hyacinth Orchid and Baiji (Simplified Chinese: ), not only has been widely used for the treatment of hematemesis, hemoptysis, and traumatic bleeding due to the efficacy of arresting bleeding with astringent action, but also has been applied topically to overcome ulcers, sores, swellings, and chapped skin due to the efficacy of dispersing swelling and promoting tissue regeneration. Additional medical applications include the treatment of tuberculosis, malignant ulcers, hemorrhoids, anthrax, eye diseases, and silicosis...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845307/laparoscopic-abdomino-perineal-resection-for-patients-with-anorectal-malignant-melanoma-a-report-of-4-cases
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Jun Han, Chuanbing Shi, Xiaogang Dong, Jie Wang, Hao Wen, Baolin Wang, Zhenyu He
Anorectal malignant melanoma is a very rare but lethal disease. Patients with anorectal malignant melanoma commonly complain for changes in bowel habits and rectal bleeding. Therefore, anorectal malignant melanoma is often misdiagnosed as hemorrhoids, polyp or rectal cancer. Surgery is the mainstay of treatment for patients with anorectal malignant melanoma. However, whether abdominoperineal resection or wide local excision is the most appropriate surgical approach is still a controversial issue. Recently, with the great development of laparoscopic techniques, more and more operations can be performed by laparoscopic techniques...
September 2016: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819645/supradentate-transmucosal-hemorrhoidopexy-original-technical-variant
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Ștefan Voiculescu, Elena Gabriela Voiculescu, Răzvan Scăunaşu, Cristian Bălălău
Symptomatic hemorhoidal disease is a serious issue affecting the quality of life. The multiplicity of current interventional procedures reflects the failure of covering all pathological aspects, thus justifying the quest for other operative solutions. Any new operative procedure is challenged by the need for broad applicability and less invasive attributes and should fit inside the frame of reasonable costs, fair efficacy, low morbidity and recurrence rate based on a procedural technique that is simple enough, reproducible and easy-tolearn...
2016: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813396/stapled-anopexy-versus-transanal-haemorrhoidal-dearterialization-for-haemorrhoidal-disease-a-three-year-follow-up-from-a-randomized-study
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Marco Venturi, Giovanni Salamina, Contardo Vergani
BACKGROUND: This randomized study compared the medium-term results of stapled anopexy (SA) and transanal haemorrhoidal dearterialization with anopexy (THD) in 4 homogeneous groups of patients, 2 with third and 2 with fourth-degree hemorrhoids. METHODS: Forty patients with third-degree and 30 with fourth-degree haemorrhoids were randomly submitted to SA (20+15) and THD (20+15), respectively. Clinical controls were done every 6 months from 1 to 42 months after the operation, with incidence of recurrent haemorrhoids as primary outcome measure...
November 4, 2016: Minerva Chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771095/transanal-hemorrhoid-dearterialization-is-a-safe-and-effective-outpatient-procedure-for-the-treatment-of-hemorrhoidal-disease
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Zoran Bjelanovic, Miroljub Draskovic, Milic Veljovic, Ivan Lekovic, Menelaos Karanikolas, Dusica Stamenkovic
INTRODUCTION: This prospective, observational study evaluated transanal dearterialization (THD) efficacy and safety in grade 2-4 hemorrhoids (HD). METHODS: THD was performed under sedation-locoregional anesthesia in 402 outpatients. Patients had follow-up evaluation 3 days, 2 weeks, 1, 6 and 12 months postoperatively. RESULTS: Mean patient age was 46.4 (range 20-85) years. A total of 268 patients (66.6%) were male. Sixteen patients (4.0%) had grade 2 HD, 210 (52...
October 19, 2016: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760964/-a-case-of-early-anal-canal-cancer-with-pagetoid-spread-with-different-antitumor-effects-of-chemotherapy-on-different-metastatic-sites
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Kazuhiko Yoshimatsu, Gakuji Osawa, Hajime Yokomizo, Yuki Yano, Sachiyo Okayama, Akiko Sakuma, Masaya Satake, Yasufumi Yamada, Shinichi Asaka, Takebumi Usui, Kentaro Yamaguchi, Shunichi Shiozawa, Takeshi Shimakawa, Takao Katsube, Yoshihiko Naritaka
A 78-year-old man visited our hospital with a prolapsed hemorrhoid. He was referred to the dermatology unit due to the thickness and redness of the perianal skin. He was diagnosed as having extra mammary Paget's disease by skin biopsy. After a biopsy of the anal polyp was performed to investigate the primary site, he was diagnosed with early anal canal cancer with Pagetoid spread and underwent a radical operation. Abdominoperineal resection with skin(D2 prx D3 lymphadenectomy) was performed with perineal reconstruction using a gracilis muscle graft...
October 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760093/-safety-of-use-of-micronized-diosmin-at-daily-doses-up-to-2000-mg-per-day
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Agnieszka Staniewska
: Formulations of micronized diosmin (MPFF) are widely used in the treatment of chronic venous disease, hemorrhoidal disease and other indications. The usual recommended dose of micronized diosmin is 1000 mg once daily. Numerous studies confirm the superior efficacy and safety of higher doses of diosmin up to 2000 mg per day in a few months therapy. AIM: The aim of the study was to observe the efficacy and safety of micronized diosmine used in a daily dose of 1000 and 2000 mg for 4 months...
October 19, 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759778/long-term-results-after-stapled-hemorrhoidopexy-alone-and-complemented-by-excisional-hemorrhoidectomy-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Sergio Eduardo Alonso Araujo, Lucas de Araujo Horcel, Victor Edmond Seid, Alexandre Bruno Bertoncini, Sidney Klajner
Background: Stapled hemorrhoidopexy is associated with less postoperative pain and faster recovery. However, it may be associated with a greater risk of symptomatic recurrence. We hypothesized that undertaking a limited surgical excision of hemorrhoid disease after stapling may be a valid approach for selected patients. Aim: To compare long-term results after stapled hemorrhoidopexy with and without complementation with closed excisional technique. Method: In a retrospective uni-institutional cohort study, sixty-five (29 men) patients underwent stapled hemorrhoidopexy and 21 (13 men) underwent stapled hemorrhoidopexy with excision...
July 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754108/os-22-04-impact-of-hemorrhoid-on-coronary-heart-disease-development-with-or-without-concomitant-comorbidities-a-population-based-cohort-study
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Wei-Syun Hu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to address the impact of hemorrhoid on the development of CHD with or without concomitant comorbidities. DESIGN AND METHOD: Database was derived from Taiwanese national insurance beneficiaries. Study subjects were composed of patients with hemorrhoid (International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification [ICD-9-CM] code 455) (n = 33034), and a comparison cohort without the hemorrhoid (n = 132136) from 2000 to 2010...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749400/benign-anal-disease
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Susannah J Clark
Benign anal disease encompasses common problems including hemorrhoids, anal fissures, pruritus ani, perianal abscesses, and fistulae. Although many people will suffer from at least one of these conditions in their lives, healthcare practitioners diagnose and treat them accurately about 50% to 83% of the time. This article reviews common anal problems and the importance of a thorough history and physical examination to proper patient management.
November 2016: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741005/cost-effectiveness-of-new-surgical-treatments-for-hemorrhoidal-disease-a-multicentre-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-transanal-doppler-guided-hemorrhoidal-artery-ligation-with-mucopexy-and-circular-stapled-hemorrhoidopexy
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Paul A Lehur, Anne S Didnée, Jean-Luc Faucheron, Guillaume Meurette, Philippe Zerbib, Laurent Siproudhis, Béatrice Vinson-Bonnet, Anne Dubois, Christine Casa, Jean-Benoit Hardouin, Isabelle Durand-Zaleski
OBJECTIVE: To compare Doppler-guided hemorrhoidal artery ligation (DGHAL) with circular stapled hemorrhoidopexy (SH) in the treatment of grade II/III hemorrhoidal disease (HD). BACKGROUND: DGHAL is a treatment option for symptomatic HD; existing studies report limited risk and satisfactory outcomes. DGHAL has never before been compared with SH in a large-scale multi-institutional randomized clinical trial. METHODS: Three hundred ninety-three grade II/III HD patients recruited in 22 centers from 2010 to 2013 were randomized to DGHAL (n = 197) or SH (n = 196)...
November 2016: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738832/effects-of-topical-atorvastatin-2%C3%A2-on-posthemorrhoidectomy-pain-and-wound-healing-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Shahram Ala, Mina Alvandipour, Majid Saeedi, Maliheh Hamidian, Afshin Shiva, Nasrin Rahmani, Fatemeh Faramarzi
BACKGROUND: Atorvastatin is a 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG CoA) reductase inhibitor widely used in treatment of hypercholesterolemia and prevention of coronary heart disease and has various pleiotropic effects. In this study, the efficacy of atorvastatin emulgel (2 %) in reducing postoperative pain at rest, pain during defecation and analgesic requirement after open hemorrhoidectomy was investigated. METHODS: A total of 66 patients with third- and fourth-degree hemorrhoids undergoing open hemorrhoidectomy were included in this prospective, double-blind, randomized controlled trial...
October 13, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734798/rectal-bleeding-and-prolapse%C3%A2-not-always-benign-diseases-rather-anal-cancer-the-importance-of-a-correct-decision-making-since-primary-care
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G Cocorullo, R Tutino, N Falco, T Fontana, G Salamone, L Licari, G Gulotta
Rectal bleeding is very common in general population with a prevalence of 10-20 %. Primary care physicians have to stratify patients basing on urgency and on the colo-rectal cancer risk and to conduct a decision making for the correct management. We report a case of a 61-years-old woman, complaining rectal bleeding and an anal mass attended to their family doctor who does a visit but without a digital rectal examination and diagnosed a hemorrhoidal prolapse suggesting medical therapy. For the persistence of symptoms she comes to our service from emergency attention...
May 2016: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723447/anal-health-care-basics
#15
Jason Chang, Elisabeth Mclemore, Talar Tejirian
Despite the fact that countless patients suffer from anal problems, there tends to be a lack of understanding of anal health care. Unfortunately, this leads to incorrect diagnoses and treatments. When treating a patient with an anal complaint, the primary goals are to first diagnose the etiology of the symptoms correctly, then to provide an effective and appropriate treatment strategy.The first step in this process is to take an accurate history and physical examination. Specific questions include details about bowel habits, anal hygiene, and fiber supplementation...
2016: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676912/constipation-prevalence-in-multiple-sclerosis-about-a-cohort-of-81-patients
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Philippe Gallien, Benoit Nicolas, Aurelie Durufle, Claire Le-Meur, Emilie Leblong, Lucie Chochina, Sandrine Robineau, Sabine Petrilli, Jephte Houedakor
OBJECTIVE: Transit disorders are frequent in multiple sclerosis with an impact on the health related quality of life. However, just a few studies have been published on this subject. Moreover, these studies often concern patients with high EDSS. To get a more accurate view, we conducted an epidemiological study including all patients seen in PRM consultation over a given period. MATERIALS/PATIENTS AND METHODS: All MS patients having been seen in PRM consultation over a 4-month period were questioned about the existence of constipation, its consequences and its management...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643033/os-22-04-impact-of-hemorrhoid-on-coronary-heart-disease-development-with-or-without-concomitant-comorbidities-a-population-based-cohort-study
#17
Wei-Syun Hu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to address the impact of hemorrhoid on the development of CHD with or without concomitant comorbidities. DESIGN AND METHOD: Database was derived from Taiwanese national insurance beneficiaries. Study subjects were composed of patients with hemorrhoid (International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification [ICD-9-CM] code 455) (n = 33034), and a comparison cohort without the hemorrhoid (n = 132136) from 2000 to 2010...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27597728/safety-and-efficacy-of-superior-rectal-artery-embolization-with-particles-and-metallic-coils-for-the-treatment-of-hemorrhoids-emborrhoid-technique
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A Zakharchenko, Y Kaitoukov, Y Vinnik, F Tradi, M Sapoval, I Sielezneff, E Galkin, V Vidal
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to comprehensively evaluate the short-term outcomes after percutaneous embolization of the superior rectal artery (SRA) with metallic coils and particles for the management of hemorrhoids. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty patients (15 men, 25 women) with a mean age of 35±5 years (SD) (range: 25-65 years) were prospectively enrolled. All patients had symptomatic hemorrhoids. The distribution of internal hemorrhoids was as follows: grade I (n=6, 16%); grade II (n=28, 69%) and grade III (n=6; 15%)...
August 30, 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27555060/-anopexy-according-to-longo-for-hemorrhoids
#19
R Ruppert
The treatment for hemorrhoids ranges from conservative management to surgical procedures. The procedures are tailored to the individual grading of hemorrhoids and the individual complaints. The standard Goligher classification of the hemorrhoids is the basis for further treatment and no differentiation is made between segmental hemorrhoids and circular hemorrhoids. In the case of advanced circular hemorrhoid disease the surgical procedure with a stapler, so-called stapler anopexy, is the procedure of choice...
August 23, 2016: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27549414/colonoscopy-at-a-tertiary-healthcare-facility-in-southwest-nigeria-spectrum-of-indications-and-colonic-abnormalities
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Adegboyega Akere, Temitope Olufemi Oke, Jesse Abiodun Otegbayo
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Colonoscopy is considered the gold standard for diagnosing structural colonic diseases. It is safe and effective both for diagnosis and therapeutic interventions. This study was carried out to evaluate the pattern of indications and spectrum of colonic disease at a tertiary healthcare facility in Southwest Nigeria. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All consenting patients who were referred for colonoscopy were recruited into the study. A proforma was used to record information such as biodata of the patients, indications for the procedure, and the findings at colonoscopy...
July 2016: Annals of African Medicine
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