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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684118/spontaneous-endometriosis-in-cynomolgus-monkeys-as-a-clinically-relevant-experimental-model
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A Nishimoto-Kakiuchi, S Netsu, S Okabayashi, K Taniguchi, H Tanimura, A Kato, M Suzuki, T Sankai, R Konno
STUDY QUESTION: Does spontaneous endometriosis in cynomolgus monkeys have the characteristics required of a good experimental model? SUMMARY ANSWER: Spontaneous endometriosis in cynomolgus monkeys exhibited similar clinicopathological characteristics to the human disease and was useful as an experimental model. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The prevalence of endometriosis in autopsied cynomolgus monkeys (Macaca fascicularis) in a breeding colony was reported to be 28...
April 19, 2018: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683483/randomized-clinical-trial-of-elective-resection-versus-observation-in-diverticulitis-with-extraluminal-air-or-abscess-initially-managed-conservatively
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K You, R Bendl, C Taut, R Sullivan, M Gachabayov, R Bergamaschi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this RCT was to determine whether elective resection following successful non-operative management of a first episode of acute sigmoid diverticulitis complicated by extraluminal air with or without abscess is superior to observation in terms of recurrence rates. METHODS: This was a single-centre, sequential design RCT. Patients were randomized to elective surgery or observation following non-operative management and colonoscopy. Non-operative management included nil by mouth, intravenous fluids, intravenous antibiotics, CT with intravenous contrast on arrival at hospital, and repeat CT with intravenous and rectal contrast on day 3 in hospital...
April 23, 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683218/-outcome-of-patients-with-hemodialysis-or-peritoneal-dialysis-undergoing-simultaneous-pancreas-kidney-transplantation-comparative-study
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Alberto Marcacuzco, Carlos Jiménez-Romero, Alejandro Manrique, Jorge Calvo, Félix Cambra, Óscar Caso, Álvaro García-Sesma, Anisa Nutu, Iago Justo
BACKGROUND: Controversy remains with regard to the higher risk of intraabdominal infections and lower patient and graft survival when peritoneal dialysis (PD) rather than hemodialysis (HD) is used in simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation (SPKT). METHODS: From March 1995 to December 2015 we performed 165 SPKTs. Prior to transplant, patients received hemodialysis (Group HD; n=98) or peritoneal dialysis (Group PD; n=67). A comparison was performed to analyze posttransplant complications and patient, pancreas and kidney graft survivals...
April 23, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682713/-risk-factors-of-anastomotic-leakage-after-anterior-resection-for-rectal-cancer-and-the-diagnostic-value-of-computed-tomography-signs-in-anastomotic-leakage
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Junling Zhang, Xiaochao Guo, Jixin Zhang, Jing Liu, Tao Wu, Pengyuan Wang, Guowei Chen, Yong Jiang, Yingchao Wu, Xin Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk factors and computed tomography (CT) diagnostic accuracy of anastomotic leakage after resection of rectal cancer (Dixon). METHODS: This retrospective study was conducted in Peking University First Hospital from January 2013 to June 2015. A cohort of 452 patients with rectal cancer was enrolled in the study. All the patients underwent anterior resection. The relationship between clinical-pathological data (including sex, age, body mass index (BMI), presence of diabetes, hypohemoglobin (Hb<90 g/L), hypoalbuminemia (Alb<35 g/L), the distance from the lower edge of the tumors to the anus, tumor diameter, tumor differentiation, tumor TNM stage, neoadjuvant therapy status, ligation of the left colonic artery(LCA), preventive colostomy, and anastomotic leakage was analyzed retrospectively...
2018: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682708/-early-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-anastomotic-leak-after-rectal-cancer-surgery
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Tinghan Yang, Ziqiang Wang
Anastomotic leakage is the most common major complication after mid-low rectal cancer surgery. Due to lack of knowledge regarding the virtual mechanisms of anastomotic leakage, not much can be done to prevent its development. The aim of the present review was to discuss the prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment of anastomotic leakage after rectal cancer surgery. For patients with risk factors, such as anastomotic site within 4 cm from anus, obese men, lack of blood supply of the anastomotic site, neoadjuvant chemo radiotherapy, or patients with severe co-morbidity, aggressive preventive strategy should be adopted...
2018: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29682346/restless-legs-syndrome-in-dialysis-patients-does-the-dialysis-modality-influence-its-occurrence-and-severity
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Andreia Freire de Menezes, Douglas Rafanelle Moura de Santana Motta, Fernanda Oliveira de Carvalho, Eduesley Santana-Santos, Manoel Pacheco de Andrade Júnior, Mirela Farias Figueirôa, Maria Isabel Teles Farias, Kleyton de Andrade Bastos
Background: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is more prevalent in chronic kidney patients than in the general population, but it is often diagnosed late and its predictors are unknown. Purpose: To diagnose RLS in a group of chronic kidney patients on dialysis, determine its frequency and severity, compare the prevalence and severity of the condition among dialytic modalities, and identify possible predictive factors in this population. Methods: An observational and cross-sectional study with 326 patients who had been on dialysis for more than 3 months, 241 on hemodialysis (HD) and 85 on automatic peritoneal dialysis (APD), using the criteria established by the International Study Group on RLS for the diagnosis and the RLS Rating Scale to determine its severity...
2018: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680745/clonorchis-sinensis-cyclophilin-a-immunization-protected-mice-from-clp-induced-sepsis
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Juan Jiang, Hongling Yin, Yao Sun, Huaiqiu Huang, Xuchu Hu
Cyclophilin A (CyPA), ubiquitously existing in cytoplasm of all eukaryotes, can be secreted in response to inflammatory stimuli. Extracellular CyPA plays a prominent role in the pathological processes of inflammatory diseases, acting as a proinflammatory mediator, exerting chemotactic effects, promoting apoptosis of endothelial cells and amplifying ROS generation, thus being considered as a potential treatment target of sepsis, a systemic inflammatory response syndrome. Our previous study found that antibodies against cyclophilin A of Clonorchis sinensis (CsCyPA) could neutralize mouse cyclophilin A (MuCyPA)...
April 18, 2018: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675469/noninvasive-ovarian-cancer-biomarker-detection-via-an-optical-nanosensor-implant
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Ryan M Williams, Christopher Lee, Thomas V Galassi, Jackson D Harvey, Rachel Leicher, Maria Sirenko, Madeline A Dorso, Janki Shah, Narciso Olvera, Fanny Dao, Douglas A Levine, Daniel A Heller
Patients with high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma (HGSC) exhibit poor 5-year survival rates, which may be significantly improved by early-stage detection. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved biomarkers for HGSC-CA-125 (cancer antigen 125) and HE4 (human epididymis protein 4)-do not generally appear at detectable levels in the serum until advanced stages of the disease. An implantable device placed proximal to disease sites, such as in or near the fallopian tube, ovary, uterine cavity, or peritoneal cavity, may constitute a feasible strategy to improve detection of HGSC...
April 2018: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674410/a-large-intraperitoneal-residual-volume-hampers-adequate-volumetric-assessment-of-osmotic-onductance-to-glucose
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Anne-Lorraine Clause, Mehdi Keddar, Ralph Crott, Tom Darius, Catherine Fillée, Eric Goffin, Johann Morelle
BACKGROUND: In end-stage renal disease patients treated with peritoneal dialysis (PD), the osmotic conductance to glucose (OCG) represents the intrinsic ability of the membrane to transport water in response to a crystalloid osmotic gradient. A progressive loss of OCG in long-term PD patients indicates the development of fibrosis in the peritoneal interstitium, and helps identify patients at risk for encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis. The double mini-peritoneal equilibration test (PET) has been proposed as a simple method to assess OCG using the difference in initial ultrafiltration rates generated by 2 successive dwells using 1...
April 19, 2018: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669604/confirm-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-phase-iii-clinical-trial-investigating-the-effect-of-nivolumab-in-patients-with-relapsed-mesothelioma-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Dean A Fennell, Emma Kirkpatrick, Kelly Cozens, Mavis Nye, Jason Lester, Gerard Hanna, Nicola Steele, Peter Szlosarek, Sarah Danson, Joanne Lord, Christian Ottensmeier, Daniel Barnes, Stephanie Hill, Mihalis Kalevras, Tom Maishman, Gareth Griffiths
BACKGROUND: Mesothelioma is an incurable, apoptosis-resistant cancer caused in most cases by previous exposure to asbestos and is increasing in incidence. It represents a growing health burden but remains under-researched, with limited treatment options. Early promising signals of activity relating to both PD-L1- and PD-1-targeted treatment in mesothelioma implicate a dependency of mesothelioma on this immune checkpoint. There is a need to evaluate checkpoint inhibitors in patients with relapsed mesothelioma where treatment options are limited...
April 18, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669237/current-practice-of-diagnosis-and-management-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-intensive-care-unit-in-resource-limited-settings
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Nattachai Srisawat, Nattaya Sintawichai, Win Kulvichit, Nuttha Lumlertgul, Patita Sitticharoenchai, Nicha Thamrongsat, Sadudee Peerapornratana
PURPOSE: In a resource limited settings, there is sparse information about the management of acute kidney injury (AKI) based on systemic data collection. This survey aimed to described the current management of AKI in intensive care units (ICUs) across Thailand. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Questionnaires were distributed to 160 physicians involved in the intensive care between January and December 2014 across Thailand. Distribution was done through an online survey platform or telephone interview...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667417/review-of-duodenal-perforations-after-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-in-hospital-puerta-de-hierro-from-1999-to-2014
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Elena Jiménez Cubedo, Javier López Monclús, José Luis Lucena de la Poza, Natalia González Alcolea, Pablo Calvo Espino, Arturo García Pavia, Victor Sánchez Turrión
INTRODUCTION: endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) remains the gold standard in biliary and pancreatic pathology. Although the procedure has a significant morbidity and mortality rate. Algorithms are needed for the management and treatment of the associated complications. OBJECTIVE: to review the post-ERCP perforations treated in the Department of General Surgery of the Hospital Puerta de Hierro from 1999 to 2014. The results were evaluated according to the types of perforation and treatment...
April 18, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667123/peritoneal-carcinomatosis-arising-from-rectal-or-colonic-adenocarcinoma-treated-with-cytoreductive-surgery-crs-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-hipec-two-different-diseases
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M Tonello, G Ortega-Perez, O Alonso-Casado, P Torres-Mesa, G Guiñez, S Gonzalez-Moreno
PURPOSE: Peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) from colorectal cancer (CRC) has poor survival. Multi-modal treatment including systemic chemotherapy, cytoreductive surgery (CRS), and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) can be used in selected patients with curative intent. The majority published works consider PC of CRC origin as a homogenous disease. Aim of this study is to stress the different biological behaviors and survival of PC according to colonic or rectal origin. METHODS: Data of CRS and HIPEC procedures for PC of CRC origin performed at MD Anderson Cancer Center-Madrid (Spain) have been collected, dividing patients into two groups according to colonic or rectal PC...
April 17, 2018: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664506/continuous-venovenous-hemofiltration-in-neonates-with-hyperammonemia-a-case-series
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Felipe Cavagnaro Santa María, Jorge Roque Espinosa, Pamela Guerra Hernández
INTRODUCTION: Neonatal hyperammonemia secondary due to inborn errors of metabolism is a rare condition with a high rate of neurological sequelae and mortality. Initial medical management is often insufficient to stop the progressive increase of ammonia, with the consequent deterioration of the patient. For this reason, depurative techniques have been implemented, including peritoneal dialysis, intermittent hemodialysis and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). OBJECTIVE: To describe our experience with continuous extracorporeal dialysis in severely ill neonates with hyperammonemia...
February 2018: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664125/formal-sacrocolpopexy-reduces-hypercontinence-rates-in-female-neobladder-formation
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Gillian Stearns, Timothy Donahue, Ali Fathollahi, Guido Dalbagni, Jaspreet Sandhu
AIMS: Continent urinary diversion is preferred by some patients and orthotopic urinary diversion (OUD) has become the procedure of choice for most men following cystectomy for invasive bladder cancer. OUD in women, however, is less common, likely due to a high rate of hypercontinence (HC), potentially from lax support of pelvic structures similar to pelvic organ prolapse. As such, we evaluated if abdominal sacrocolpopexy (ASC) at the time of OUD in women led to decreased rates of HC. METHODS: A retrospective review of all female patients receiving OUD by a single surgeon and ASC was performed...
April 17, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663302/multivisceral-resection-for-locally-advanced-gastric-and-gastroesophageal-junction-cancers-11-year-experience-at-a-high-volume-north-american-center
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J C Molina, A Al-Hinai, A Gosseling-Tardif, P Bouchard, J Spicer, D Mulder, C L Mueller, L E Ferri
INTRODUCTION: The oncologic benefit of multivisceral en bloc resections for T4 gastroesophageal tumors has been questioned, given the increased morbidity associated. We thus sought to investigate the surgical and oncologic outcomes of curative-intent en bloc multivisceral resections for T4 gastroesophageal carcinomas. METHODS: Between 2005 and 2016, 35 of the 525 patients who had gastric or EGJ carcinomas underwent curative-intent multivisceral resections for direct invasion or adhesion to adjacent organs...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662682/delayed-intestinal-perforation-secondary-to-blunt-force-abdominal-trauma-in-a-cat
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A Taylor, E Cooper, K Ham
Case summary: A 7-month-old intact male domestic shorthair cat was presented 4 h after being hit by a car. It had bilateral inguinal hernias and a mesenteric rent that were repaired surgically and a hematoma in the left retroperitoneal space. No other intra-abdominal abnormalities were identified on abdominal surgical exploration. Approximately 72 h after presentation, the cat started vomiting and developed severe abdominal discomfort. A sudden decrease in mentation and elevation of respiratory rate and effort ensued...
January 2018: JFMS Open Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662672/results-of-a-local-combination-therapy-antibiogram-for-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-isolates-is-double-worth-the-trouble
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Matthew Song, Thomas J Dilworth, Erik Munson, Jim Davis, Ramy H Elshaboury
Purpose: To determine the frequency at which fluoroquinolones and aminoglycosides demonstrate in vitro activity against non-urinary, non-skin/skin structure Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates exhibiting decreased susceptibilities to one or more β-lactam agents. Methods: β-lactam-non-susceptible P. aeruginosa isolates recovered from blood, bone, lower respiratory tract, pleural fluid, cerebrospinal fluid, or peritoneal fluid cultures between October 2010 and October 2014 were reviewed from four community hospitals within a single health-system...
November 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661277/rt-pcr-of-peritoneal-washings-predicts-peritoneal-pancreatic-cancer-recurrence
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Kei Sato, Ryutaro Mori, Yukihiko Hiroshima, Mari S Oba, Ryusei Matsuyama, Michael Bouvet, Robert M Hoffman, Itaru Endo
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal recurrence of pancreatic cancer is a frequent and lethal outcome after R0 resection. A method to predict peritoneal recurrence could be helpful in its prevention. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Peritoneal washings were prospectively obtained from 29 patients in whom R0 resection was performed. Cytological examination (CY) and real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) of the peritoneal washing for the detection of cancer-related genes, CEACAM5, KRT7, KRAS, and MUC1, were performed...
June 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659470/meta-analysis-of-perioperative-outcomes-of-acute-laparoscopic-vs-open-repair-of-perforated-gastroduodenal-ulcers
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Roberto Cirocchi, Kjetil Soreide, Salomone Di Saverio, Elena Rossi, Alberto Arezzo, Mauro Zago, Iosief Abraha, Nereo Vettoretto, Massimo Chiarugi
BACKGROUND: Surgery is the treatment of choice for perforated peptic ulcer disease (PUD). The aim of the present review is to compare the perioperative outcomes of acute laparoscopic versus open repair for PUD. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published in PubMed, SCOPUS and Web of Science RESULTS: The search included eight RCTs: 615 patients comparing laparoscopic (307 patients) versus open peptic perforated ulcer repair (308 patients)...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
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