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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045967/-early-surgical-treatment-of-multi-segmet-intramedullary-cervical-spinal-cord-ependymoma
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C C Ma, G Z Lin, Z Y Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the early clinical treatment and prognosis of multi-segment intramedullary cervical ependymoma. METHODS: Twenty patients with multi-segment (more than 3 segments) intramedullary spinal ependymoma (McCormic grade I) were microsurgically treated with assistance of intraoperative neuroelectrophysiological monitoring. None of them received postoperative radiotherapy. Preoperatively all the patients underwent MRI examination and their neurologically function was assessed by McCormic classification method...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043689/-mesenteric-edema-as-a-prenatal-ultrasound-sign-of-poor-prognosis-in-gastroschisis
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M Dore Reyes, P Triana Junco, J L Encinas Hernández, E Alvarado Antolín, J L Bartha Rasero, V Núñez Cerezo, M Romo Muñoz, M Gómez Cervantes, A Sánchez Galán, L Martínez Martínez, M López Santamaría
INTRODUCTION/AIM OF THE STUDY: Gastroschisis is a congenital malformation with an easy and early prenatal diagnosis, however, it has a variable post-natal outcome. Our aim was to determine if certain ultrasound markers or early delivery were related with a worse postnatal outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective study of a cohort of patients with gastroschisis diagnosed between 2005-2014, with emphasis on prenatal ultrasounds, gestational age at delivery and post-natal outcome...
July 20, 2017: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043445/the-role-of-intermediate-filaments-in-maintaining-integrity-and-function-of-intestinal-epithelial-cells-after-massive-bowel-resection-in-a-rat
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I Sukhotnik, Y Ben Shahar, Y Pollak, T Dorfman, H Kreizman Shefer, Z E Assi, N Mor-Vaknin, A G Coran
PURPOSE: Intermediate filaments (IFs) are a part of the cytoskeleton that extend throughout the cytoplasm of all cells and function in the maintenance of cell-shape by bearing tension and serving as structural components of the nuclear lamina. In normal intestine, IFs provide a tissue-specific three-dimensional scaffolding with unique context-dependent organizational features. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of IFs during intestinal adaptation in a rat model of short bowel syndrome (SBS)...
October 17, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039050/the-protective-effect-of-fish-oil-lipid-emulsions-on-intestinal-failure-associated-liver-disease-in-a-rat-model-of-short-bowel-syndrome
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Seiro Machigashira, Tatsuru Kaji, Shun Onishi, Waka Yamada, Keisuke Yano, Koji Yamada, Ryuta Masuya, Takafumi Kawano, Kazuhiko Nakame, Motoi Mukai, Satoshi Ieiri
PURPOSE: Pediatric patients with intestinal failure need long-term parenteral nutrition (PN), but this nutritional support causes liver dysfunction, such as intestinal failure-associated liver disease (IFALD). Several studies have shown that the lipid emulsion produced by soybean oil (SO) is associated with the occurrence of IFALD. In this study, we evaluated the effect of SO and fish oil (FO) lipid emulsion on hepatic steatosis. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats underwent jugular vein catheterization and were divided into three groups: sham operation with normal chow (Sham group), 80% small bowel resection (80% SBR) + TPN with SO lipid emulsion (SO group), and 80% SBR + TPN with FO lipid emulsion (FO group)...
October 16, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034307/uterine-clostridium-perfringens-infection-related-to-gynecologic-malignancy
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Kevin M Kremer, Megan E McDonald, Michael J Goodheart
Uterine gas gangrene caused by Clostridium perfringens is a serious, often life-threatening infection that is rarely encountered in the practice of gynecologic oncology. However, the hypoxic nature of gynecologic cancers due to necrosis and/or prior radiation therapy creates a microenvironment optimal for proliferation of anaerobic bacteria such as the Clostridium species. Early recognition and aggressive treatment with IV antibiotics and surgical debridement remain the cornerstones of management in order to decrease morbidity and mortality...
November 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033516/primary-endovascular-intervention-for-acute-mesenteric-ischemia-performed-by-interventional-cardiologists-a-single-center-experience
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Tsung-Yan Chen, Chih-Horng Wu, Wen-Feng Hsu, Lin Lin, Ren-Huei Wang, Chao-Lun Lai, Kuei-Chin Tsai, Li-Ta Keng, Chih-Cheng Wu, Mu-Yang Hsieh
The current standard care for acute mesenteric ischemia (AMEI) involves urgent revascularization and resection of the necrotic bowel. Since 2012, we have used an AMEI protocol of our own design, which focused on early treatment and allowed interventional cardiologists to become involved when interventional radiologist was not available. A total of 8 patients were treated, and two interventional cardiologists performed all the stenting procedures. The procedure success rate was 100% in patients with non-calcified lesions (6/8)...
July 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032051/bowel-endometriosis-diagnosis-and-management
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Camran Nezhat, Anjie Li, Rebecca Falik, Daniel Copeland, Gity Meshkat Razavi, Alexandra Shakib, Catalina Mihailide, Holden Bamford, Lucia DiFrancesco, Salli Tazuke, Pejman Ghanouni, Homero Rivas, Azadeh Nezhat, Ceana Nezhat, Farr Nezhat
The most common location of extra-genital endometriosis is the bowel. Medical treatment may not provide long-term improvement in patients who are symptomatic, and consequently most of these patients may require surgical intervention. Over the past century, surgeons have continued to debate the optimal surgical approach to treating bowel endometriosis, weighing the risks against the benefits. In this expert opinion we will describe how the recommended surgical approach depends largely on the location of disease, in addition to size and depth of the lesion...
October 12, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026604/transglucosidase-improves-the-bowel-movements-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients-a-preliminary-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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Akihiro Shimozato, Makoto Sasaki, Naotaka Ogasawara, Yasushi Funaki, Masahide Ebi, Chiho Goto, Satoshi Koikeda, Takashi Joh, Kunio Kasugai
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have highlighted the relationship between gut microbiota and bowel movements. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate transglucosidase treatment efficacy for bowel movements in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and to clarify the relationship between bowel movements, dietary habits, gut microbiota and fecal short-chain fatty acids. METHODS: In this randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 66 patients received placebo or transglucosidase (300 or 900 mg/day) orally, for 12 weeks...
October 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026601/complications-effectiveness-and-long-term-follow-up-of-fecal-microbiota-transfer-by-nasoduodenal-tube-for-treatment-of-recurrent-clostridium-difficile-infection
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Yvette H van Beurden, Pieter F de Groot, Els van Nood, Max Nieuwdorp, Josbert J Keller, Abraham Goorhuis
BACKGROUND: Fecal microbiota transfer (FMT) is an effective treatment for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), but data on procedure-related complications and long-term outcome are scarce. METHODS: All patients treated with FMT for recurrent CDI at the Academic Medical Center between July 2010 and January 2016 were included. FMT was performed according to the FECAL trial protocol: administration of fresh donor feces (related or unrelated donor) through a duodenal tube after pre-treatment with vancomycin and bowel lavage...
October 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022787/does-a-missed-obstetric-anal-sphincter-injury-at-time-of-delivery-affect-short-term-functional-outcome
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L Ramage, C Yen, S Qiu, C Simillis, C Kontovounisios, E Tan, P Tekkis
Introduction This study aimed to ascertain whether missed obstetric anal sphincter injury at delivery had worse functional and quality of life outcomes than primary repair immediately following delivery. Materials and methods Two to one propensity matching was undertaken of patients presenting to a tertiary pelvic floor unit with ultrasound evidence of missed obstetric anal sphincter injury within 24 months of delivery with patients who underwent primary repair at the time of delivery by parity, grade of injury and time to assessment...
September 15, 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021813/effect-of-a-short-term-dietary-supplementation-with-phytosterols-red-yeast-rice-or-both-on-lipid-pattern-in-moderately-hypercholesterolemic-subjects-a-three-arm-double-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
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Arrigo F G Cicero, Federica Fogacci, Martina Rosticci, Angelo Parini, Marina Giovannini, Maddalena Veronesi, Sergio D'Addato, Claudio Borghi
BACKGROUND: Phytosterols and red yeast rice are largely studied cholesterol-lowering nutraceuticals, respectively inhibiting the bowel absorption and liver synthesis of cholesterol. Our aim was to test the effect on lipid profile of phytosterols, red yeast rice and their association. METHODS: We performed a three parallel arms, double blind, clinical trial randomizing 90 moderately hypercholesterolemic subjects to treatment with phytosterols 800 mg (group 1), red yeast rice standardized to contain 5 mg monacolins from Monascus purpureus (group 2), or both combined nutraceuticals (group 3)...
2017: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019904/imaging-findings-of-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumor-from-the-greater-omentum-one-case-report
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Wenjie Liang, Shengzhang Lin, Zhihua Chen
RATIONALE: Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMTs) are rare neoplastic lesions with benign tendency. Even more rare are IMTs from the greater omentum (GO-IMT). A GO-IMT is easily misdiagnosed as other malignant tumors before operation; thus, clinicians need to be familiar with its imaging findings. Here, we report the imaging findings of a GO-IMT patient presenting with a pelvic mass. PATIENT CONCERNS: Ultrasound of the IMT in the pelvic cavity showed a hypoechoic mass...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019886/a-hospital-to-home-evaluation-of-an-enhanced-recovery-protocol-for-elective-pancreaticoduodenectomy-in-china-a-cohort-study
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Wei Su, Fangyan Lu, Xiaoyu Zhang, Guogang Li, Wei Chen, Tao Ma, Shunliang Gao, Jianying Lou, Xueli Bai, Tingbo Liang
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs have been shown to decrease postoperative complications and hospital stay in pancreaticoduodenectomy. However, no studies concerned recovery after discharge except readmission. This study evaluated an ERAS program for pancreaticoduodenectomy from hospital to home.A prospective ERAS cohort undergoing elective pancreaticoduodenectomy was compared with a retrospective control group in terms of postoperative complications and hospital stay, and home recovery after discharge...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019640/spine-conditions-mechanical-and-inflammatory-low-back-pain
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Christopher Ledford
Mechanical low back pain (LBP) is an injury or derangement of an anatomic structure in the low back. When evaluating patients with LBP, clinicians should maintain clinical suspicion for vertebral fracture, cancer, and cauda equina syndrome. Management includes patient education focused on exercise, massage, and behavioral approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy. Acupuncture can be an effective alternative and specific herbal supplements may provide short-term pain relief. The prognosis for patients with mechanical LBP is good...
October 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018244/bioengineering-of-functional-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-intestinal-grafts
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Kentaro Kitano, Dana M Schwartz, Haiyang Zhou, Sarah E Gilpin, Gregory R Wojtkiewicz, Xi Ren, Cesar A Sommer, Amalia V Capilla, Douglas J Mathisen, Allan M Goldstein, Gustavo Mostoslavsky, Harald C Ott
Patients with short bowel syndrome lack sufficient functional intestine to sustain themselves with enteral intake alone. Transplantable vascularized bioengineered intestine could restore nutrient absorption. Here we report the engineering of humanized intestinal grafts by repopulating decellularized rat intestinal matrix with human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived intestinal epithelium and human endothelium. After 28 days of in vitro culture, hiPSC-derived progenitor cells differentiate into a monolayer of polarized intestinal epithelium...
October 10, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017725/appropriateness-of-a-pediatric-specific-enhanced-recovery-protocol-using-a-modified-delphi-process-and-multidisciplinary-expert-panel
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Heather L Short, Natalie Taylor, Kaitlin Piper, Mehul V Raval
PURPOSE: Despite Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols demonstrating improved outcomes in a wide variety of adult surgical populations, these protocols are infrequently and inconsistently being used in pediatric surgery. Our purpose was to develop a pediatric-specific ERAS protocol for use in adolescents undergoing elective intestinal procedures. METHODS: A modified Delphi process including extensive literature review, iterative rounds of surveys, and expert panel discussions was used to establish ERAS elements that would be appropriate for children...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017297/endoscopic-balloon-dilation-for-crohn-s-disease-associated-strictures
#17
REVIEW
Thomas Klag, Jan Wehkamp, Martin Goetz
Management of intestinal strictures associated with Crohn's disease (CD) is clinically challenging despite advanced medical therapy directed toward mucosal healing to positively influence the natural course of CD-associated complications. Although medical therapy is available for inflammatory strictures, therapy of fibrostenotic strictures is the domain of surgery and endoscopy. Endoscopic balloon dilation (EBD) has been recognized as a well-established first-line procedure in terms of safety and efficacy. Although surgery is a valuable treatment modality for the management of CD-related strictures, EBD can help prevent multiple surgical interventions, which might in the long-term lead to a risk of short bowel syndrome...
September 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016235/telemedicine-support-groups-for-home-parenteral-nutrition-users
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Eve-Lynn Nelson, Donna Macan Yadrich, Noreen Thompson, Shawna Wright, Kathaleen Stone, Natasia Adams, Marilyn Werkowitch, Carol E Smith
Patients receiving home parenteral nutrition (HPN), a life-sustaining intravenous (IV) infusion that provides nourishment and hydration to patients with short gut or inflammatory bowel diseases, are often isolated and not in visual contact with peers or health providers. One completed clinical trial (Clinical Trials.gov NCT0190028) and 1 ongoing clinical trial (Clinical Trials.gov NCT02987569) are evaluating a mobile videoconferencing-delivered support group intervention for patients on HPN and their caregivers...
October 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993968/enteral-autonomy-with-teduglutide-treatment-of-intestinal-failure-short-bowel-syndrome-with-depleted-central-venous-access
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Mohammad M Jami, Russell J Merritt
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October 9, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988907/validity-of-utility-measures-for-women-with-pelvic-organ%C3%A2-prolapse
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Heidi S Harvie, Daniel D Lee, Uduak U Andy, Judy A Shea, Lily A Arya
BACKGROUND: Pelvic organ prolapse is a common condition that frequently coexists with urinary and fecal incontinence. The impact of prolapse on quality of life is typically measured through condition-specific quality-of-life instruments. Utility preference scores are a standardized generic health-related quality-of-life measure that summarizes morbidity on a scale from 0 (death) to 1 (optimum health). Utility preference scores quantify disease severity and burden and are widely used in cost-effectiveness research...
October 6, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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