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Gracinda Nogueira Oliveira, Rajiv Mohan, Andrew Fagbemi
BACKGROUND: Celiac disease is an immune-mediated disorder with a multiform presentation and therefore a challenging diagnosis. OBJECTIVE: Our purpose is to identify the epidemiological, clinical, laboratory and histologic characteristics of children with celiac disease at diagnosis and on follow-up. METHODS: Children with previously established or newly diagnosed celiac disease, admitted in a tertiary centre in a two-year period (2014-2016) were recruited...
January 2018: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
Kathiane Lustosa Augusto, Aline Veras Morais Brilhante, Gisele Cristine Duarte Modesto, Dayana Maia Saboia, Cássia Fernandes Coelho Rocha, Sara Arcanjo Lino Karbage, Thaís Fontes de Magalhães, Leonardo Robson Pinheiro Sobreira Bezerra
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the costs of hysterectomies performed in Brazil due to benign conditions, and to assess its hospital admittance and mortality rates. METHODS: A retrospective cohort was carried out from January 2010 to December 2014, analyzing all hysterectomies (n = 428,346) registered on the DATASUS database between January 2010 and December 2014. Data were collected through a structured questionnaire and analyzed using the SPSS 20.0 for Windows. RESULTS: Hospital admissions were 300,231 for total abdominal hysterectomies, 46,056 for vaginal hysterectomies, 29,959 for subtotal abdominal hysterectomies and 1,522 for laparoscopic hysterectomies...
March 12, 2018: Revista de Saúde Pública
Taraneh Faghihi Langroudi, Habib Haybar, Saeed Alipour Parsa, Mohamad Mahjoorian, Isa Khaheshi, Mohammadreza Naderian
BACKGROUND: It is now suggested an association between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and the occurrence of coronary artery disease even in non-diabetic patients. We will determine the rate of NAFLD and its main determinants in non-diabetic patients undergoing coronary angiography. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was accomplished on 264 patients who were candidates for coronary angiography during the year 2016. Coronary angiography has been done to depict the presence or absence of coronary involvement, and the severity of coronary artery disease by determining the number of vessels involved and also the SYNTAX score...
March 19, 2018: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
Nadine Musallam, Diana Altshuler, Cristian Merchan, Bishoy Zakhary, Caitlin Aberle, John Papadopoulos
BACKGROUND: There is little data guiding clinicians on how to discontinue vasopressors among septic shock patients on concomitant norepinephrine (NE) and vasopressin (VP). OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of hypotension within 24 hours of discontinuing NE (NE DC first) versus VP (VP DC first) first in septic shock patients. METHODS: This retrospective study evaluated septic shock patients admitted to the medical intensive care unit (MICU) and surgical ICU (SICU) receiving concomitant NE and VP...
March 1, 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
Tai-Wan Yao, Jia Liu, Xue-Zhi Li, Lin Ma, Jia-Peng Wu, Xiao-Fang Xi, Yan Fu
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on chronic inflammatory response of Leydig cells in aged rats with low testosterone, so as to investigate its underlying mechanism of anti-male reproductive aging. METHODS: Twenty-four 20 months old SD rats were randomly divided into EA, medication and aged control groups ( n = 8 in each), and other 8 young SD rats (2 months of age) were used as the youth control group. EA (2 Hz/100 Hz, 1 mA) was applied to "Guanyuan"(CV 4) and bilate-ral "Shenshu"(BL 23) for 15 min, once daily for 8 weeks except the weekends...
March 25, 2018: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
Min Kyung Shin, Hee Seung Yang, Hea-Eun Yang, Dae Hyun Kim, Bo Ram Ahn, Hyup Kwon, Ju Hwan Lee, Suk Jung, Hyun Chul Choi, Sun Keaung Yun, Dong Young Ahn, Woo Sob Sim
Objective: To analyze the effect of lumbar strengthening exercise in lower-limb amputees with chronic low back pain. Methods: We included in this prospective study 19 lower-limb amputees who had experienced low back pain for longer than 6 months. Participants were treated with 30-minute lumbar strengthening exercises, twice weekly, for 8 weeks. We used the visual analog scale (VAS), and Oswestry low back pain disability questionnaire, and measured parameters such as iliopsoas length, abdominal muscle strength, back extensor strength, and back extensor endurance...
February 2018: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
Ilknur Erdem, Fatih Saritas, Ritvan Karaali, Enes Ardic, Gaye Kubra Emeksiz, Sonat Pinar Kara, R Merve Yaniker, Oguzhan Bol
Background: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a hereditary autoinflammatory disease characterized by recurrent fever attacks and serositis. Nonspecific manifestations of the FMF can mimic many common acquired disorders such as infections and acute abdomen. This can delay recognition for many years and lead to comprehensive assessments and even unnecessary surgeries. Untreated FMF may lead to serious complications such as end-stage renal disease and malabsorption due to amyloid deposits in the kidneys and the digestive system...
2018: International Medical Case Reports Journal
Bhumit Patel, Vipul D Yagnik
Background/aims: As increasing numbers of Crohn's disease (CD) cases are being recognized in India, so the differential diagnosis of CD and gastrointestinal tuberculosis (GITB) is becoming increasingly important. If patients are misdiagnosed with GITB, toxicity may result from unnecessary anti-TB therapy and treatment of the primary disease (ie, CD) gets delayed. We therefore aimed to assess the accuracy of various parameters that can be used to predict GITB diagnosis at index evaluation...
2018: Clinical and Experimental Gastroenterology
José Ramón Alvero-Cruz, Jerónimo C García-Romero, Margarita Carrillo de Albornoz-Gil, Manuel Jiménez, Lorena Correas-Gomez, Piero Peñaloza, Iván López-Fernández, Elvis A Carnero
The main goal of this study was to analyze the longitudinal agreement between changes in trunk and abdominal adiposity variables assessed by DXA and portable bioimpedance device (ViScan). A total of 44 women, enrolled in a 4-month exercise intervention, were included in this analysis. Trunk/abdominal compartments were assessed by ViScan and DXA. Adjusted correlations for age and FM at first assessment (pre) were utilized to perform concurrent validation among methods and completed with an agreement analysis...
March 20, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Surbhi Agrawal, Ling Chen, Ana I Tergas, June Y Hou, Caryn M St Clair, Cande V Ananth, Dawn L Hershman, Jason D Wright
OBJECTIVE: We examined the influence of modifiable (intraoperative factors and complications) and non-modifiable (clinical and demographic characteristics) factors on length of stay (LOS) for women who underwent hysterectomy for uterine cancer. METHODS: The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database was used to identify women who underwent hysterectomy for uterine cancer from 2006 to 2015. The association between demographic, preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative factors and LOS was examined...
March 17, 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
Gonzalo Agüero, Soledad Salmain, Belén Manzur, Enrique Berner
INTRODUCTION: The most common painful syndromes (headache, abdominal pain and musculoskeletal pain) develop or worsen during adolescence and are a common reason for consultation. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the association of age, sex, obesity, pubertal development, schooling level, employment and family structure with consultation for pain in adolescents. POPULATION AND METHODS: Case-control study conducted between February 1st, 2014 and June 30th, 2015...
April 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
Stefano Francesco Crinò, Mirko D'Onofrio, Laura Bernardoni, Luca Frulloni, Michele Iannelli, Giuseppe Malleo, Salvatore Paiella, Alberto Larghi, Armando Gabbrielli
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Endoscopic ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation (EUS-RFA) is a promising technique for the treatment of pancreatic neoplasm. We evaluated the feasibility, safety, and technical success of pancreatic EUS-RFA performed in a single center. METHODS: 9 consecutive patients (8 with pancreatic adenocarcinoma and 1 with renal cancer metastasis) were referred for EUS-RFA between November 2016 and July 2017. EUS-RFA was performed using 18-gauge internally cooled electrode with a 5 or 10 mm exposed tip...
March 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
Scott J Lee, Jianmin Liu, Jianhua Yao, Andrew Kanarek, Ronald M Summers, Perry J Pickhardt
OBJECTIVE: To investigate a fully-automated CT-based adiposity tool, applying it to a longitudinal adult screening cohort. METHODS: A validated automated adipose tissue segmentation algorithm was applied to non-contrast abdominal CT scans in 8852 consecutive asymptomatic adults (mean age, 57.1 years; 3926M/4926F) undergoing colonography screening. The tool was also applied to follow-up CT scans in a subset of 1584 individuals undergoing longitudinal surveillance (mean interval, 5...
March 20, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
Juan Camilo Gomez-Ospina, James A Zapata-Copete, Monica Bejarano, Herney Andrés García-Perdomo
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effectiveness and harms of using antibiotic prophylaxis (ABP) versus placebo/no intervention in patients undergoing elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy (eLCC) to prevent surgical site infection (SSI). METHODS: We searched MEDLINE (OVID), EMBASE, LILACS, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) from inception to October 2017. We included clinical trials which involved adults at low risk undergoing eLCC and compared ABP versus placebo/no intervention...
March 19, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Yuan Luo, Parinaz Abiri, Shell Zhang, Chih-Chiang Chang, Amir H Kaboodrangi, Rongsong Li, Ashish K Sahib, Alex Bui, Rajesh Kumar, Mary Woo, Zhaoping Li, René R Sevag Packard, Yu-Chong Tai, Tzung K Hsiai
Introduction: Obesity is associated with an increased risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). While Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive gold standard to detect fatty liver, we demonstrate a low-cost and portable electrical impedance tomography (EIT) approach with circumferential abdominal electrodes for liver conductivity measurements. Methods and Results: A finite element model (FEM) was established to simulate decremental liver conductivity in response to incremental liver lipid content...
2018: Theranostics
A M Adeoye, O Adebayo, M Nwosu, A Adebiyi, M O Owolabi, B O Tayo, B L Salako, A Ogunniyi, R S Cooper
Background: Studies differ on which anthropometric measure of adiposity shows good correlation with cardiovascular diseases. In this study, we evaluated the effects of common epidemiological measures of adiposity as a correlate of elevated blood pressure in an African population. Methodology: The study was carried out between June 2009 and December 2011 at the medical out-patient department of a tertiary healthcare center in Nigeria. Correlation analysis was used to assess the relationship between blood pressure and body mass index (BMI), waist to height ratio (WHtR), and waist circumference (WC)...
December 2017: Annals of Ibadan Postgraduate Medicine
Ken-Ichi Kaneko, Masaaki Tanaka, Akira Ishii, Yumiko Katayama, Takayoshi Nakaoka, Satsuki Irie, Hideki Kawahata, Takashi Yamanaga, Yasuhiro Wada, Takeshi Miyake, Kota Toshimoto, Kazuya Maeda, Yilong Cui, Masaru Enomoto, Etsushi Kawamura, Norifumi Kawada, Joji Kawabe, Susumu Shiomi, Hiroyuki Kusuhara, Yuichi Sugiyama, Yasuyoshi Watanabe
Various positron emission tomography (PET) probes have been developed to assess the in vivo activities of drug transporters in humans, that aid in the prediction of pharmacokinetic properties of drugs and the impact of drug-drug interactions. We developed a new PET probe, [11C ]dehydropravastatin ([11 C]DPV), and demonstrated its usefulness for the quantitative investigation of Oatps/SLCO and Mrp2/ABCC2 in rats. To further analyze the species differences and verify the pharmacokinetic parameters in humans, serial PET scanning of the abdominal region with [11 C]DPV was performed in six healthy volunteers with and without an OATP1Bs and MRP2 inhibitor, rifampicin (600 mg, oral), in a crossover fashion...
March 19, 2018: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
Gerdine C I von Meijenfeldt, Tryfon Vainas, George A Mistiotis, Sarah L Gans, Clark J Zeebregts, Maarten J van der Laan
BACKGROUND: Colonic ischaemia (CI) is a devastating complication after abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery. The aim of this review was to evaluate the diagnostic test accuracy of routine endoscopy in diagnosing CI after treatment for elective and acute AAA. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The Pubmed and Embase database searches resulted in 1188 articles. Prospective studies describing routine post-operative colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy after elective or emergency AAA repair were included...
March 16, 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Wieneke Dijk, Sophie Schutte, Edo O Aarts, Ignace M C Janssen, Lydia Afman, Sander Kersten
BACKGROUND: Elevated plasma triglycerides are increasingly viewed as a causal risk factor for coronary artery disease. One protein that raises plasma triglyceride levels and that has emerged as a modulator of coronary artery disease risk is angiopoietin-like 4 (ANGPTL4). ANGPTL4 raises plasma triglyceride levels by inhibiting lipoprotein lipase (LPL), the enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of circulating triglycerides on the capillary endothelium. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study was to assess the association between ANGPTL4 and LPL in human adipose tissue, and to examine the influence of nutritional status on ANGPTL4 expression...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
Adrian L Lopresti, Hemant Gupta, Stephen J Smith
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of a poly-herbal formulation, Herbagut, for the treatment of gastrointestinal symptoms and its effect on quality of life parameters in patients presenting with self-reported, unsatisfactory bowel habits. METHODS: This was a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Fifty adults with self-reported unsatisfactory bowel habits, primarily characterised by chronic constipation were randomly allocated to take Herbagut or a matching placebo for 28 days...
March 20, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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