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Jun Shiraishi, Nariko Koshi, Yuki Matsubara, Tetsuro Nishimura, Akira Shikuma, Keisuke Shoji, Daisuke Ito, Masayoshi Kimura, Eigo Kishita, Yusuke Nakagawa, Masayuki Hyogo, Takahisa Sawada
BACKGROUND: Experiences of rotational atherectomy (RA) followed by drug-coated balloon (DCB) dilation alone (RA/DCB) for de novo coronary artery lesion have been limited. CASE SERIES: Case 1 (65 year-old male) with silent myocardial ischemia and hemodialysis had old anterior myocardial infarction and intact LM/LCx, and underwent RA/DCB against a diffuse calcified lesion in the proximal LAD and a tandem lesion in the proximal RCA. Case 2 (88 year-old female) with post-infarction unstable angina had severe thrombocytopenia and anemia due to myelodysplastic syndrome (platelet 6000/μL, hemoglobin 8...
February 12, 2018: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
Semih Zeki Uludag, Mehmet Serdar Kutuk, Mehmet Dolanbay, Mahmut Tuncay Ozgun, Gunel Eliyeva, Ozguc Altun
The aim of this study was to compare the effect of local intracavitary methotrexate (MTX) injection and laparoscopic (L/S) cornuostomy in the treatment of interstitial pregnancy (IP) in terms of clinical and reproductive outcome. The data of patients with IP (n:10) who were treated between September 2011 and December 2016 with either an intra-amniotic MTX injection (n:7) or L/S cornuostomy (n:3) were retrospectively evaluated. All cases (7/7) in the local injection group and two (2/3) in the L/S group were successfully treated with the initial treatment...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Natalie Woodhead, Rachel Pounds, Shirin Irani, Poonam Pradhan
Ulipristal acetate (UPA), is a selective progesterone-receptor modulator, it decreases fibroid size and reduces menstrual bleeding. We reviewed its use at the Heart of England Foundation Trust (HEFT), one of the largest prescribing trusts in the UK. The electronic records of patients treated with UPA from January 2013 to August 2015 were reviewed. One hundred and thirty four patients received UPA, 20 women (15%) received a second course. Eighty percent reported subjective global improvements in symptoms after the first course; 45...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Andrew C Faust, Emily Guy, Nidhu Baby, Anthony Ortegon
BACKGROUND: Methemoglobinemia is a well-recognized adverse drug reaction related to the use of certain local anesthetic agents. The mainstay of treatment for methemoglobinemia is i.v. methylene blue, along with provision of supplemental oxygen; however, methylene blue is listed as a category X teratogen. This poses an issue should methemoglobinemia develop during pregnancy. CASE REPORT: A 35-year-old, 20-week and 5-day gravid female was transferred from an outpatient oral surgeon's office for hypoxia...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Masaki Iino, Takeo Yamamoto
Three biosimilar filgrastim products are currently available in Japan. Among these, the safety and efficacy of two imported drugs for autologous peripheral blood stem cell harvest (autoPBSCH) and autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (autoPBSCT) have been studied widely; however, evidence of the safety and efficacy of domestically manufactured filgrastim is limited. Therefore, we compared the efficacy and safety of domestic biosimilar filgrastim (BF1, n=23) with those of originator filgrastim (OF, n=21) for autoPBSCH and autoPBSCT...
2018: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
Hiroyuki Kanao, Yoichi Aoki, Tsuyoshi Hisa, Nobuhiro Takeshima
OBJECTIVE: Patients in whom laterally recurrent cervical carcinoma develops in the previously irradiated pelvis are usually abandoned because the resectability rate is low, and the 5-year survival rate is close to zero when complete margin-negative resection is not achieved [1]. Höckel described laterally extended endopelvic resection (LEER) as an approach in which the line of resection extends to the pelvic sidewall [2]. Complete margin-negative resection (R0 resection) was achieved in all 100 patients who underwent LEER for laterally recurrent cervical carcinoma, and 5-year survival was very good at 62%...
March 3, 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
Álvaro López-Hualda, Cristina Dauder-Gallego, David Ferreño-Márquez, Javier Martínez-Martín
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE: Tranexamic acid (TXA) is commonly used to control postoperative blood loss in total knee arthroplasty. In order to avoid adverse effects associated with intravenous administration, topical use has been proposed as an alternative. Our aim was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of topical TXA in total knee arthroplasty. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 90 patients scheduled for unilateral total knee arthroplasty were included in a prospective randomised study...
February 26, 2018: Medicina Clínica
Ryan W Haines, Shih-Pin Lin, Russell Hewson, Christopher J Kirwan, Hew D Torrance, Michael J O'Dwyer, Anita West, Karim Brohi, Rupert M Pearse, Parjam Zolfaghari, John R Prowle
Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) complicating major trauma is associated with increased mortality and morbidity. Traumatic AKI has specific risk factors and predictable time-course facilitating diagnostic modelling. In a single centre, retrospective observational study we developed risk prediction models for AKI after trauma based on data around intensive care admission. Models predicting AKI were developed using data from 830 patients, using data reduction followed by logistic regression, and were independently validated in a further 564 patients...
February 26, 2018: Scientific Reports
Dharma Ram, Suhas K Rajappa, Sudhir Rawal, Amitabh Singh, Prem B Singh, Ajay K Dewan
Introduction: Open radical cystectomy (ORC) has been the standard treatment for muscle-invasive bladder cancer, but this is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) has been proposed as minimally invasive alternative with improved morbidity and acceptable oncological outcomes, but a large series featuring RARC and their comparison with ORC is still lacking in India despite more than a decade of its inception. We have conducted this study with an objective to see the feasibility of RARC in the Indian context and compare it with contemporary standard...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
Qi An, Conghai Fan, Shumei Xu
β-thalassaemia is a potentially lethal hereditary anaemia, caused by reduced or absent expression of HBB polypeptide chains of adult haemoglobin (HbA: α2β2). Current curative treatments options are limited to few patients, while alternative, chronic palliative therapy consisting of frequent transfusions coupled with iron chelation therapy, are costly. The above treatments also affect quality of life of patients. A search was conducted in the electronic databases like medline, pubmed, etc. for screening studies reporting various aspects including gene therapy, prevention strategies, blood, transfusion and chelation therapy for the management of β-thalassaemia...
February 23, 2018: Minerva Pediatrica
Chantal Lagresle-Peyrou, François Lefrère, Elisa Magrin, Jean-Antoine Ribeil, Oriana Romano, Leslie Weber, Alessandra Magnani, Hanem Sadek, Clémence Plantier, Aurélie Gabrion, Brigitte Ternaux, Tristan Félix, Chloé Couzin, Aurélie Stanislas, Jean-Marc Tréluyer, Lionel Lamhaut, Laure Joseph, Marianne Delville, Annarita Miccio, Isabelle André-Schmutz, Marina Cavazzana
Sickle cell disease is characterized by chronic anaemia and vaso-occlusive crises, which eventually lead to multi-organ damage and premature death. Haematopoietic stem cell transplantation is the only curative treatment but it is limited by toxicity and poor availability of HLA-compatible donors. A gene therapy approach based on the autologous transplantation of lentiviral-corrected haematopoietic stem and progenitor cells was shown to be efficacious in one patient. However, alterations of the bone marrow environment and the red blood cells' properties hamper the harvesting and immunoselection of patient stem cells from bone marrow...
February 22, 2018: Haematologica
Ke-Ling Wang, Shu-Fang Ma, Ling-Yu Pang, Meng-Na Zhang, Lin-Yan Hu, Meng-Jia Liu, Li-Ping Zou
RATIONALE: Blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome (BRBNS) is a rare disease characterized by multiple venous malformations. The gastrointestinal bleeding and secondary iron deficiency anemia are the most common complications. There are currently no effective treatments for BRBNS. Here, we report a case of successful treatment with a small dose of sirolimus of a BRBN patient with a de novo gene mutation. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 12-year-old female was admitted to our hospital with multiple hemangiomas for 12 years...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Haleema Shakur, Danielle Beaumont, Sue Pavord, Angele Gayet-Ageron, Katharine Ker, Hatem A Mousa
BACKGROUND: Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) - heaving bleeding within the first 24 hours after giving birth - is one of the main causes of death of women after childbirth. Antifibrinolytics, primarily tranexamic acid (TXA), have been shown to reduce bleeding in surgery and safely reduces mortality in trauma patients with bleeding without increasing the risk of adverse events.An earlier Cochrane review on treatments for primary PPH covered all the various available treatments - that review has now been split by types of treatment...
February 20, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Tara L Braun, Bradley S Eisemann, Olushola Olorunnipa, Edward P Buchanan, Laura A Monson
BACKGROUND: Premature fusion of the metopic suture leads to a range of clinical presentations, with more severe patients presenting characteristically with trigonocephaly. Endoscopic-assisted correction of craniosynostosis is emerging as an alternative to the gold-standard open cranial vault remodeling. While there are several documented benefits of endoscopic correction, the management of craniosynostosis varies widely in the literature with little consensus as to the preferred timing and surgical technique for repair...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Sedat Oner, Ahsen Karagozlu Akgul, Murat Demirbas, Efe Onen, Murat Aydos, Abdullah Erdogan
INTRODUCTION: Upper pole access in percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) provides a straight tract to the ureter, resulting in easier placement of a guidewire to the ureter, good exposure of the pelvis, calices, and upper ureter, and comfortable manipulations. However, despite these benefits, upper pole access is usually avoided because of the risk of chest complications in both pediatric and adult patients. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate the safety and morbidity of single upper pole access in pediatric patients undergoing PCNL...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Yuanjia Zhu, Andrew J Toth, Ashley M Lowry, Eugene H Blackstone, Brian T Hill, Stephanie L Mick
BACKGROUND: Surgical outcomes of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) undergoing cardiac surgery are limited. Our objectives were to investigate hospital morbidity and mortality after open cardiac surgery in CLL versus non-CLL patients. METHODS: From May 1995 to May 2015, 157 patients with CLL and 55,917 without and older than 47 years underwent elective cardiac surgery at Cleveland Clinic. By Rai criteria, 79 CLL patients (56%) were low risk (class 0), 13 (9...
February 15, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Bo Yuan, Yuantao Wang, Jialin Gao, Yongrui Zhang, Yaowen Fu, Wei An
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to examine the effectiveness and safety of lower pole (LP) approach in retroperitoneal laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN). METHODS: One hundred thirty-two renal cancer patients were scheduled for selective retroperitoneal LRN. The surgery parameters and outcomes were compared. Out of 132 patients, 78 (59.1%) patients underwent LRN via LP approach, while 54 (40.9%) patients underwent LRN via lateroposterior space (LPS) approach...
February 17, 2018: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Emily Welker, Jennifer Novak, Lindsey Jelsma, Tracy Koehler, Alan Davis, James DeCou, Emily Durkin
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Hemoglobin monitoring is required in pediatric trauma patients with solid organ injury. We hypothesized that noninvasive hemodynamic monitoring (NIHM) represents an effective, safe alternative to laboratory hemoglobin (LabHb) monitoring in clinically stable patients. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted regarding pediatric trauma patients (<18 years old) with blunt solid organ injury over six consecutive months. Continuous NIHM was initiated at the time of admission, and LabHb measurements were obtained per institutional guidelines...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Olivier Javaudin, A Baillon, N Varin, C Martinaud, T Pouget, C Civadier, B Clavier, A Sailliol
BACKGROUND: Haemorrhagic shock remains the leading cause of preventable death in overseas and austere settings. Transfusion of blood components is critical in the management of this kind of injury. For French naval and ground military units, this supply often takes too long considering the short shelf-life of red blood cell concentrates (RBCs) and the limited duration of transport in cooling containers (five to six days). Air-drop supply could be an alternative to overcome these difficulties on the condition that air-drop does not cause damage to blood units...
February 12, 2018: Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
Erich Gygax, Hans-Ulrich Kaeser, Mario Stalder, Brigitta Gahl, Robert Rieben, Thierry Carrel, Gabor Erdoes
Extracorporeal circulation triggers systemic inflammatory response and coagulation disorders which may lead to unfavorable clinical outcome. A type II minimally-invasive extracorporeal circuit (MiECC) is a closed system with markedly reduced artificial surface as compared to conventional extracorporeal circuits (CECC). The aim of this study was to investigate and compare inflammatory responses, complement activation and selected clinical end-points in isolated surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) performed with a type II MiECC circuit or a CECC...
February 12, 2018: Artificial Organs
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