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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195500/new-developments-in-clinical-ischemic-stroke-prevention-and-treatment-and-their-imaging-implications
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Jeremy J Heit, Max Wintermark
Acute ischemic stroke results from blockage of a cerebral artery or impaired cerebral blood flow due to cervical or intracranial arterial stenosis. Ischemic stroke prevention seeks to minimize the risk of developing impaired cerebral perfusion by controlling vascular and cardiac disease risk factors. Similarly, ischemic stroke treatment aims to restore cerebral blood flow through recanalization of an occluded artery or dilation of a severely narrowed artery that supplies cerebral tissue. Stroke prevention and treatment are increasingly informed by imaging studies, and neurovascular and cerebral perfusion imaging has become essential in in guiding ischemic stroke prevention and treatment...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182343/comparison-of-amniotic-fluid-cytokine-levels-in-postterm-and-term-pregnancy-a-prospective-study
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Vakkas Korkmaz, Yasemin Cekmez, Hatice Surer, Canan D Deveci, Fatma D Ocal, Murad Gezer, Zehra Kurdoglu, Yusuf Ergun, Tuncay Kucukozkan
BACKGROUND: To evaluate amniotic fluid pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokine levels in women with postterm and term pregnancies in labor and not in labor. METHODS: The study involved three groups: postterm (Group 1, n = 29), term in labor (Group 2, n = 28), and control (Group 3, n = 30). All groups were compared with respect to age, gravidity, parity, obstetric history, gestation week, cervical dilatation and effacement, maternal serum C-reactive protein and white cell count, amniotic interleukin 4, 6, and 10 levels, birthweight, and cord blood pH...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153660/attempted-operative-vaginal-delivery-versus-repeat-cesarean-in-the-second-stage-among-women-undergoing-a-trial-of-labor-after-cesarean-delivery
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Moeun Son, Archana Roy, William A Grobman
BACKGROUND: It is not well characterized whether attempting operative vaginal delivery (OVD) is a safe and effective alternative among women undergoing a trial of labor after cesarean delivery (TOLAC) who are unable to complete second-stage labor with a spontaneous vaginal delivery. OBJECTIVE: To compare maternal and neonatal outcomes associated with attempted OVD to those associated with second-stage repeat cesarean delivery (RCD) without OVD attempt among women undergoing a TOLAC...
January 28, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141950/rescue-cerclage-when-foetal-membranes-prolapse-into-the-vagina
#4
Mehmet Bayrak, Ahmet Gul, Gokhan Goynumer
A cross-sectional study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of rescue cerclage in patients with a dilated cervix and prolapsed foetal membranes. Thirty-five patients presenting with cervical dilatation and prolapsed foetal membranes were included in the study. A McDonald cerclage was placed in 27 patients. The duration of pregnancy prolongation and the number of deliveries after 28 weeks were evaluated. The median prolongation of pregnancy after cerclage placement differed significantly between the cerclage and bed-rest groups (64 days versus 13...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139107/-venous-aneurysms-associated-with-lymphatic-malformations
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V Núñez Cerezo, M I Romo Muñoz, J Jiménez Gómez, P Triana Junco, A Sánchez Galán, G Chocarro Amatriain, J C López Gutiérrez
OBJECTIVES: To analyze and describe the association between the development of venous aneurysms of the mayor vessels in patients with lymphatic malformations. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective review of patients diagnosed with both VA and LM from 1993 to 2014 and a descriptive analysis of clinical course was performed. RESULTS: We found 6 patients, 50% females, who had LM and VA confirmed with imaging techniques. All were diagnosed between 20 weeks- 12 years of age...
April 10, 2016: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133554/horner-syndrome-secondary-to-thyroid-surgery
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Meliha Demiral, Ciğdem Binay, Enver Simsek, Hüseyin Ilhan
Horner syndrome (HS), caused by an interruption in the oculosympathetic pathway, is characterised by myosis, ipsilateral blepharoptosis, enophthalmos, facial anhydrosis, and vascular dilation of the lateral part of the face. HS is a rare complication of thyroidectomy. A 15-year-old female patient presented with solitary solid and large nodule in the right thyroid lobe. Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration was performed and the cytological examination results were undefined. The patient underwent a total thyroidectomy...
2017: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123703/cytological-diagnosis-of-rosai-dorfman-disease-a-case-report-and-revision-of-the-literature
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Raquel Garza-Guajardo, Laura Elvira García-Labastida, Iram Pablo Rodríguez-Sánchez, Gabriela Sofía Gómez-Macías, Iván Delgado-Enciso, María Marisela Sánchez Chaparro, Oralia Barboza-Quintana
Rosai-Dorfman disease also known as sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy (SHML) is characterized by distorted lymph node architecture with marked dilation of lymphatic sinuses occupied by numerous lymphocytes, as well as histiocytes with vesicular nucleus and abundant clear cytoplasm with phagocytized lymphocytes or plasma cells, also known as 'emperipolesis'. This disease of unknown etiology progresses with a benign prognosis strictly and only when an early diagnosis and treatment is made. A late diagnosis and a generalized lymph node involvement contribute to a poor prognosis...
January 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119013/bedside-sonography-for-the-diagnosis-of-esophageal-food-impaction
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Jennifer Singleton, Jesse M Schafer, Jeremiah M Hinson, Erin M Kane, Sherieka Wright, Beatrice Hoffmann
BACKGROUND: Esophageal foreign body (EFB) and impaction are common gastrointestinal emergencies. Detection with standard imaging can be challenging. Computed tomography is a commonly used non-invasive imaging modality, but is not 100% sensitive and not always feasible. Sensitivity of plain film x-ray varies widely and the addition of a barium swallow can obscure evaluation by subsequent esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). Use of emergency ultrasound (EUS) for detection of EFB in adults has not been previously studied...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117479/the-role-of-physical-exercise-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Flávio Maciel Dias de Andrade, Rodrigo Pinto Pedrosa
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common clinical condition, with a variable and underestimated prevalence. OSA is the main condition associated with secondary systemic arterial hypertension, as well as with atrial fibrillation, stroke, and coronary artery disease, greatly increasing cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Treatment with continuous positive airway pressure is not tolerated by all OSA patients and is often not suitable in cases of mild OSA. Hence, alternative methods to treat OSA and its cardiovascular consequences are needed...
November 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110590/early-amniotomy-after-dinoprostone-insert-used-for-the-induction-of-labor-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Evrim Bostanci, Ahmet Eser, Cigdem Yayla Abide, Cetin Kılıccı, Mehmet Kucukbas
PURPOSE: We assessed whether early amniotomy, after ripening with a dinoprostone insert, reduces the duration of labor or increases the rate of delivery within the following 24 ho. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled study was conducted of 200 consenting, at term pregnant women at the Zeynep Kamil Maternity and Children's Training and Research Hospital. Each participant received vaginal inserts of 10 mg dinoprostone. The women were assigned randomly one of two groups: early amniotomy (artificial rupture of membranes when cervical dilation was at 3 cm) or standard amniotomy (the membranes were left to rupture spontaneously)...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109122/bleeding-in-the-retroperitoneal-space-under-the-broad-ligament-as-a-result-of-uterine-perforation-after-dilatation-and-curettage-report-of-a-case
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Hisato Tokuda, Satoshi Nakago, Hiroki Kato, Tetsuya Oishi, Fumikazu Kotsuji
Uterine perforation, a complication of dilation and curettage, is typically recognized immediately after the procedure by clinical symptoms of peritoneal irritation resulting from intraperitoneal bleeding. Our patient complained of having an uncomfortable feeling, slight dizziness, palpitation in the sitting position and abdominal discomfort but did not show signs of peritoneal irritation 24 h after dilation and curettage. However, she suddenly complained of abdominal pain. Tenderness and rebound tenderness were detected at the lower abdominal wall...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089318/analysis-and-evaluation-of-the-effectiveness-of-epidural-analgesia-and-its-relationship-with-eutocic-or-dystocic-delivery
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V Sánchez-Migallón, E Sánchez, M Raynard, A Miranda, R M Borràs
OBJECTIVE: Numerous studies have demonstrated the difference in the verbal rating scale with regard to obstructed labour and induced labour, so that obstructed labour and foetal macrosomia have been related to a greater sensation of pain during labour, particularly in the first stage. Even the epidural analgesia is linked to the need for instrumented or caesarean section due to foetal obstruction. The goal of the study is to analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of epidural analgesia in normal versus obstructed labour...
January 12, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072678/pain-anxiety-and-fatigue-during-labor-a-prospective-repeated-measures-study
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Ya-Ling Tzeng, Ya-Ling Yang, Pi-Chao Kuo, Ya-Chuan Lin, Shu-Ling Chen
BACKGROUND: Pain, anxiety, and fatigue are known to significantly influence labor; however, the interacting relationships among the three symptoms have not been empirically shown. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the interrelationships among intrapartum pain, anxiety, and fatigue relative to the mode of delivery, with or without epidural analgesia (EDA). METHODS: A prospective, repeated measures design was adopted, and women with uncomplicated pregnancies at term (N = 186) were enrolled...
February 2017: Journal of Nursing Research: JNR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069480/different-routes-of-misoprostol-for-same-day-cervical-priming-prior-to-operative-hysteroscopy-a-randomized-blind-trial
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Hadas Ganer Herman, Ram Kerner, Ohad Gluk, Hagit Feit, Ran Keidar, Jacob Bar, Ron Sagiv
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness and patient satisfaction of different routes of misoprostol for short term cervical priming prior to operative hysteroscopy. DESIGN: randomized blind trial DESIGN: classification: Canadian Task Force classification I SETTING: University hospital PATIENTS: 120 patients undergoing operative hysteroscopy. INTERVENTIONS: Patients were randomly assigned to receive 400 μg misoprostol administered orally (n=40), vaginally (n=40) and sub-lingual (n=40) for cervical priming 1...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055335/tubularized-gastric-conduit-is-more-desirable-in-pediatric-patients-treated-with-minimally-invasive-esophagectomy-and-gastric-pull-up
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Shannon L Castle, Mubina Isani, Manuel B Torres, Dean M Anselmo, Nam X Nguyen
INTRODUCTION: Conditions requiring an esophagectomy and esophageal replacement are rare in children. The preferred method and ideal replacement organ continue to be debated. We present long-term outcomes in children treated with esophagectomy and gastric pull-up. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of all the patients who underwent a esophagectomy and gastric pull-up at two major pediatric institutions from 2004 to 2015. Follow-up data were obtained for children when available, including any postoperative complications, need for dilation of strictures, and current feeding method...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046551/we-ab-bra-09-registration-of-preoperative-mri-to-intraoperative-radiographs-for-automatic-vertebral-target-localization
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T De Silva, A Uneri, M Ketcha, S Reaungamornrat, J Goerres, S Vogt, G Kleinszig, J Wolinsky, J H Siewerdsen
PURPOSE: Accurate localization of target vertebrae is essential to safe, effective spine surgery, but wrong-level surgery occurs with surprisingly high frequency. Recent research yielded the "LevelCheck" method for 3D-2D registration of preoperative CT to intraoperative radiographs, providing decision support for level localization. We report a new method (MR-LevelCheck) to perform 3D-2D registration based on preoperative MRI, presenting a solution for the increasingly common scenario in which MRI (not CT) is used for preoperative planning...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044379/the-lack-of-natural-processes-of-delivery-and-neonatal-intensive-care-treatment-lead-to-impaired-cytokine-responses-later-in-life
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Maria-Viola Martikainen, Leea Keski-Nisula, Hermina Jakupović, Anne M Karvonen, Juha Pekkanen, Maija-Riitta Hirvonen, Marjut Roponen
PROBLEM: Birth-related factors and neonatal treatments could affect the maturation of immune system and thus have lasting effects on immune responses. We investigated the effect of obstetric factors other than being born by cesarean section on immune responses later in life. METHOD OF STUDY: Regulatory, inflammatory, TH1 and TH2 cytokines, and a chemokine were analyzed in unstimulated and Toll-like receptors (TLRs) 2-, 3-, and 4-stimulated PBMCs of teenagers born by cesarean delivery (CD; N=79)...
January 3, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043343/expression-of-oxytocin-progesterone-and-estrogen-receptors-in-the-reproductive-tract-of-bitches-with-pyometra
#18
N Prapaiwan, S Manee-In, E Olanratmanee, S Srisuwatanasagul
Canine pyometra is considered a serious and life-threatening condition. Due to the relationship among sex steroid hormones, oxytocin receptor (OTR) expression, and canine pyometra pathogenesis, this study aimed to investigate the expression of oxytocin, progesterone, and estrogen receptors in the reproductive tissues of canines with pyometra by real-time PCR and immunohistochemistry. A total of 27 pyometra bitches were classified into open- and closed-cervix pyometra groups based on the presence of vaginal discharge...
February 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029461/-prevention-of-preterm-birth-by-uterine-cervical-cerclage
#19
L Marcellin
OBJECTIVE: To review the scientific literature on cervical insufficiency and indications of cervical cerclage cervix. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The PubMed database, the Cochrane Library and the recommendations from the French and international obstetrical societies between 1972 and June 2016 have been consulted. RESULTS: Cervical insufficiency is a pathophysiological concept and to date no consensual definition is available: the diagnosis is clinical and discussed retrospectively in case of patients with a history of late miscarriages and/or spontaneous preterm delivery, with asymptomatic dilatation of the cervix (professional consensus)...
October 29, 2016: Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029291/evaluation-of-gastroscopy-and-biopsy-of-the-proventriculus-and-ventriculus-in-pigeons-columba-livia
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Izidora Sladakovic, Angela E Ellis, Stephen J Divers
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of gastroscopy and biopsy of the proventriculus and ventriculus in pigeons (Columba livia). ANIMALS 15 adult pigeons. PROCEDURES Each pigeon was anesthetized, and the upper gastrointestinal tract (from the cervical portion of the esophagus to the ventriculus) was endoscopically evaluated by use of a rigid endoscope inserted orally. Saline (0.9% NaCl) solution was orally infused to achieve lumen dilation and visibility. Two mucosal biopsy specimens were collected from each of the proventriculus and ventriculus, histologically evaluated, and graded for crush artifacts and depth...
January 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
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