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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230908/probiotics-for-people-with-hepatic-encephalopathy
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REVIEW
Rohan Dalal, Richard G McGee, Stephen M Riordan, Angela C Webster
BACKGROUND: Hepatic encephalopathy is a disorder of brain function as a result of liver failure or portosystemic shunt or both. Both hepatic encephalopathy (clinically overt) and minimal hepatic encephalopathy (not clinically overt) significantly impair patient's quality of life and daily functioning, and represent a significant burden on healthcare resources. Probiotics are live micro-organisms, which when administered in adequate amounts, may confer a health benefit on the host. OBJECTIVES: To determine the beneficial and harmful effects of probiotics in any dosage, compared with placebo or no intervention, or with any other treatment for people with any grade of acute or chronic hepatic encephalopathy...
February 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230264/isolated-aneurysms-of-the-membranous-ventricular-septum-without-residual-shunts-systematic-review-and-description-of-3-cases-in-adults
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REVIEW
Ali Abdul Jabbar, Omar Mufti, Wojciech Mazur, Muhammad Bilal Quraishi, Bal K Srivastava, Vijay Tivakaran
A ventricular septal defect is the most common congenital cardiac abnormality encountered in infants and children. Many of them survive through adulthood before diagnosis. Two-thirds of the cases involve the membranous part of the septum. In the absence of an interventricular shunt or concomitant cardiac surgery, guidelines for surgical intervention or resection of isolated aneurysms of the membranous septum are not well established. In this report, we discuss a multi-imaging modality approach for the diagnosis and assessment of membranous ventricular septal aneurysms and review the experts' consensuses for follow-up and treatment strategies...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228965/surgical-treatment-of-left-ventricular-wall-rupture-regarded-as-a-consequence-of-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy
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Taalaibek Kudaiberdiev, Irina Akhmedova, Gulzada Imanalieva, Ildar Abdildaev, Kilichbek Jooshev, Jamalbek Ashimov, Azamat Mirzabekov, Janibek Gaybildaev
OBJECTIVE: We present the case of possible reverse type of TCM in a female patient presented with progressive left ventricular dysfunction and its rupture in pericardium. METHODS: The detailed history, physical examination, laboratory tests, electrocardiography, serial echocardiography, coronary angiography with left ventriculography were performed to diagnose possible Takotsubo cardiomyopathy in 63-year old woman admitted to our center with complaints of dyspnea, lightheadedness, weakness and signs of hypotension and history of inferior myocardial infarction, acute left ventricular aneurysm, and effusive pericarditis and pleuritis, developed after emotional stress 5 months ago...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228906/histological-assessment-of-the-efficacy-of-drug-eluting-beads-in-portal-tumor-thrombosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Yusuke Imai, Masashi Hirooka, Yohei Koizumi, Yoshiko Nakamura, Takao Watanabe, Osamu Yoshida, Yoshio Tokumoto, Eiji Takeshita, Masanori Abe, Hiroaki Tanaka, Mie Kurata, Sohei Kitazawa, Yoichi Hiasa
A 58-year-old man was diagnosed with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma with portal vein tumor thrombosis (PVTT). The tumors were multiple and existed in both lobes. Drug-eluting beads transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (DEB-TACE) was performed for the tumors in the left lobe. Embosphere and Hepasphere were selected for embolization of the arterioportal shunt, followed by loaded epirubicin infusion into the left hepatic artery. Computed tomography showed reduction of PVTT. However, liver failure progressed, and the patient died 67 days after DEB-TACE...
March 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228891/use-of-a-portal-vein-localization-sheath-in-the-single-needle-pass-technique-for-creation-of-a-portosystemic-shunt
#5
Yen-Chi Wang, Matt Chiung-Yu Chen, Mei-Jui Weng
This study aimed to report a modification to the single-needle pass technique by use of a portal vein localization sheath for creation of a portosystemic shunt. The modification makes the single-needle pass technique a more straightforward procedure.
March 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228886/transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-for-chylous-ascites-in-a-patient-with-recurrent-cirrhosis-following-liver-transplantation
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Jason T Salsamendi, Francisco J Gortes, Prasoon P Mohan, Ji Fan, Govindarajan Narayanan
Chylous ascites (CA) is the extravasation of lipid-rich lymphatic fluid into the peritoneal space following trauma or obstruction of the lymphatic system. Refractory cases of cirrhosis-related CA may be amendable to transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunting (TIPS). We present a case of TIPS in the setting of refractory CA secondary to cirrhosis of a transplanted liver graft. Following TIPS, the patient reported immediate improvement in abdominal pain and no longer requires paracentesis. Our case suggests TIPS to be a safe and effective treatment option for CA in liver transplant patients with cirrhosis...
March 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228736/stress-signal-network-between-hypoxia-and-er-stress-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Hiroshi Maekawa, Reiko Inagi
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is characterized by an irreversible decrease in kidney function and induction of various metabolic dysfunctions. Accumulated findings reveal that chronic hypoxic stress and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress are involved in a range of pathogenic conditions, including the progression of CKD. Because of the presence of an arteriovenous oxygen shunt, the kidney is thought to be susceptible to hypoxia. Chronic kidney hypoxia is induced by a number of pathogenic conditions, including renal ischemia, reduced peritubular capillary, and tubulointerstitial fibrosis...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227817/polyimide-based-magnetic-microactuators-for-biofouling-removal
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Qi Yang, Tran Nguyen, Chunan Liu, Jacob Miller, Jeffrey F Rhoads, Jacqueline Linnes, Hyowon Lee, Qi Yang, Tran Nguyen, Chunan Liu, Jacob Miller, Jeffrey F Rhoads, Jacqueline Linnes, Hyowon Lee, Jacqueline Linnes, Chunan Liu, Tran Nguyen, Jacob Miller, Jeffrey F Rhoads, Hyowon Lee, Qi Yang
Here we report on the development of novel polyimide-based flexible magnetic actuators for improving hydrocephalus shunts. The static and dynamic mechanical responses of the thin-film magnetic microdevices were quantitatively measured. The bacteria-removing capabilities of the microfabricated devices were also evaluated. Although additional evaluations are necessary, the preliminary results show promising potential for combatting bacteria-induced biofouling. Lastly, the thin-film microdevices are integrated into a single-pore silicone catheter to demonstrate a proof-of-concept, MEMS-enabled self-clearing, smart catheter...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226898/inductive-passive-sensor-for-intraparenchymal-and-intraventricular-monitoring-of-intracranial-pressure
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Mohammad H Behfar, Emily Abada, Lauri Sydanheimo, Ken Goldman, Aaron J Fleischman, Nalin Gupta, Leena Ukkonen, Shuvo Roy, Mohammad H Behfar, Emily Abada, Lauri Sydanheimo, Ken Goldman, Aaron J Fleischman, Nalin Gupta, Leena Ukkonen, Shuvo Roy, Lauri Sydanheimo, Aaron J Fleischman, Leena Ukkonen, Mohammad H Behfar, Nalin Gupta, Shuvo Roy, Ken Goldman, Emily Abada
Accurate measurement of intracranial hypertension is crucial for the management of elevated intracranial pressure (ICP). Catheter-based intraventricular ICP measurement is regarded as the gold standard for accurate ICP monitoring. However, this method is invasive, time-limited, and associated with complications. In this paper, we propose an implantable passive sensor that could be used for continuous intraparenchymal and intraventricular ICP monitoring. Moreover, the sensor can be placed simultaneously along with a cerebrospinal fluid shunt system in order to monitor its function...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226476/ultrasound-characterization-of-interface-oscillation-as-a-proxy-for-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-function
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April Joy C Aralar, Matthew D Bird, Robert D Graham, Beomseo Koo, Mahesh B Shenai, Parag V Chitnis, Siddhartha Sikdar, April Joy C Aralar, Matthew D Bird, Robert D Graham, Beomseo Koo, Mahesh B Shenai, Parag V Chitnis, Siddhartha Sikdar, Mahesh B Shenai, Beomseo Koo, Robert D Graham, Matthew D Bird, Siddhartha Sikdar, Parag V Chitnis, April Joy C Aralar
Hydrocephalus, where cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) production rate is greater than reabsorption rate, leads to impaired neurological function if left untreated. Ventriculoperitoneal shunts (VPS) are implanted in the brain ventricles to route CSF. VPS systems have a high failure rate, and failure symptoms resemble symptoms of common maladies. The current gold standard for shunt diagnosis, surgical intervention, poses high risk and requires an expensive procedure for patients. Current non-invasive methods lack proper insight to assist physicians...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226323/immune-complex-membranoproliferative-glomerulonephritis-associated-with-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunts-in-alcohol-cirrhosis-two-case-reports
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Julio Hernández-Jaras, Jordi Espí-Reig, Rafael Alis, Ana-Maria García-Martínez, Diego Rodríguez-Ortega, Lourdes Roca-Argente, Jose-Luis Moll-Guillen
OBJECTIVE: To report two cases with alcoholic cirrhosis, that were treated with transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement. CLINICAL PRESENTATION AND INTERVENTION: The two patients had a history of alcoholic cirrhosis and TIPS surgery was performed on them. In both cases, 4 months after TIPS placement, proteinuria was observed along with histological alterations characteristic of immune complex-MPGN. CONCLUSION: The TIPS in one patient was successful without immediate complication while the other patient was referred for combined liver-kidney transplant...
February 22, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224399/can-neuroimaging-differentiate-pfo-and-af-related-cardioembolic-stroke-from-the-other-embolic-sources-clinical-radiological-correlation-on-a-retrospective-study
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Alessandro Stecco, Martina Quagliozzi, Eleonora Soligo, Andrea Naldi, Alessia Cassarà, Lorenzo Coppo, Roberta Rosso, Angelo Sante Bongo, Paola Amatuzzo, Francesco Buemi, Elena Guenzi, Alessandro Carriero
PURPOSE: The aim of this retrospective study was to map the specific ischemic lesion patterns of distribution in patent foramen ovale-related stroke (PFO-stroke) and atrial fibrillation-related stroke (AF-stroke) in patients with idiopatic ischemic stroke. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 750 ischaemic strokes were screened on basis of diagnostic imaging and tests: patients with known causes were excluded. 171 patients with unknown cause were selected and divided in two groups: AF-stroke (43 patients) and PFO-stroke (128 patients)...
February 21, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223261/use-of-transabdominal-ultrasound-guided-transjugular-portal-vein-puncture-on-radiation-dose-in-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-formation
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Aniket N Tavare, Andrew Wigham, Anastasia Hadjivassilou, Abdulrahman Alvi, Anthie Papadopoulou, Antony Goode, Nick Woodward, David Patch, Dominic Yu, Neil Davies
PURPOSE: Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation is used to treat portal hypertension complications. Often the most challenging and time-consuming step in the procedure is the portal vein (PV) puncture. TIPS procedures are associated with prolonged fluoroscopy time and high patient radiation exposures. We measured the impact of transabdominal ultrasound guidance for PV puncture on duration of fluoroscopy time and dose. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the radiation dose for all TIPS performed over a four-year period with transabdominal ultrasound guidance for PV puncture (n=212, with 210 performed successfully and data available for 206); fluoroscopy time, dose area product (DAP) and skin dose were recorded...
February 22, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222441/unusual-occurrence-of-multifocal-desmoplastic-infantile-astrocytoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Vinayak Narayan, Amey R Savardekar, Anita Mahadevan, Arimappamagan Arivazhagan, Lingegowda Appaji
Desmoplastic infantile gliomas are rare, benign tumors of the early infancy period. Two histological subtypes - desmoplastic infantile astrocytoma (DIA) and desmoplastic infantile ganglioglioma - have been described. The characteristic features of DIAs are lobar location, glial histology, and excellent prognosis after complete surgical excision. DIAs usually present as solitary, cortical-surfacing, solid-cystic neoplasms; however, atypical, aggressive, and multifocal variants of DIA have been reported in the literature...
February 22, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222012/effects-of-the-nasal-passage-on-forced-oscillation-lung-function-measurements
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Chuong Ngo, Karl Krüger, Thomas Vollmer, Stefan Winter, Bernhard Penzlin, Sylvia Lehmann, Steffen Leonhardt, Berno Misgeld
The forced oscillation technique (FOT) is a non-invasive pulmonary function test which is based on the measurement of respiratory impedance. Recently, promising results were obtained by the application of FOT on patients with respiratory failure and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). By using a nasal mask instead of a mouthpiece, the influences of the nasal passage and upper shunt alter the measured mechanical impedance. In this paper, we investigated the effects of the nasal passage and mask on FOT measurements from eight healthy subjects...
February 21, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221263/use-of-model-based-iterative-reconstruction-to-improve-detection-of-congenital-cardiovascular-anomalies-in-infants-undergoing-free-breathing-computed-tomographic-angiography
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Seth Kligerman, Ferdia Bolster, Jason Mitchell, Travis Henry, Jean Jeudy, Charles S White
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to assess the detection of congenital cardiovascular anomalies (congenital heart disease) in neonates and infants using model-based iterative reconstruction (MBIR) algorithm compared with hybrid iterative reconstruction (HIR) and filtered back projection (FBP) reconstructions on axial computed tomography (CT) performed at minimum scanner dose. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over 1 year, all CT angiographies performed in infants below 3 months of age with congenital heart disease were assessed retrospectively...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220368/embolization-of-ruptured-arteriovenous-malformations-in-the-cerebellopontine-angle-cistern
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Hidenori Endo, Shin-Ichiro Osawa, Yasushi Matsumoto, Toshiki Endo, Kenichi Sato, Kuniyasu Niizuma, Miki Fujimura, Teiji Tominaga
Among brainstem arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), there exist small AVMs predominantly located in the cerebellopontine angle cistern (CPAC) with minimal extension into the pial surface of the brainstem. However, previous studies of CPAC AVMs did not particularly discuss the role of embolization in the treatment of these lesions. This study was conducted to clarify the effectiveness and validity of embolization in the treatment of CPAC AVMs. We retrospectively reviewed five patients with CPAC AVMs who underwent endovascular treatment...
February 20, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219470/comparing-external-ventricular-drains-related-ventriculitis-surveillance-definitions
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Maria M Reyes, Satish Munigala, Emily L Church, Tobias B Kulik, Salah G Keyrouz, Gregory J Zipfel, David K Warren
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the agreement between the current National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) definition for ventriculitis and others found in the literature among patients with an external ventricular drain (EVD) DESIGN Retrospective cohort study from January 2009 to December 2014 SETTING Neurology and neurosurgery intensive care unit of a large tertiary-care center PATIENTS Patients with an EVD were included. Patients with an infection prior to EVD placement or a permanent ventricular shunt were excluded...
February 21, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218471/%C3%AE-4%C3%AE-%C3%AE-gabaa-receptors-in-dorsal-hippocampal-ca1-of-adolescent-female-rats-traffic-to-the-plasma-membrane-of-dendritic-spines-following-voluntary-exercise-and-contribute-to-protection-of-animals-from-activity-based-anorexia-through-localization-at-excitatory
#19
Chiye Aoki, Yi-Wen Chen, Tara Gunkali Chowdhury, Walter Piper
In hippocampal CA1 of adolescent female rodents, α4βδ-GABAA receptors (α4βδ-GABAA Rs) suppress excitability of pyramidal neurons through shunting inhibition at excitatory synapses. This contributes to anxiolysis of stressed animals. Socially isolated adolescent female rats with 8 days of wheel access, the last 4 days of which entail restricted food access, have been shown to exhibit excessive exercise, choosing to run instead of eat (activity-based anorexia [ABA]). Upregulation of α4βδ-GABAA Rs in the dorsal hippocampal CA1 (DH), seen among some ABA animals, correlates with suppression of excessive exercise...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218209/clinical-study-of-acute-vasoreactivity-testing-in-patients-with-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension
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Qi-Xia Xu, Yuan-Hua Yang, Jie Geng, Zhen-Guo Zhai, Juan-Ni Gong, Ji-Feng Li, Xiao Tang, Chen Wang
BACKGROUND: The clinical significance of acute vasoreactivity testing (AVT) in patients with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) remains unclear. We analyzed changes in hemodynamics and oxygenation dynamics indices after AVT in patients with CTEPH using patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) as controls. METHODS: We analyzed retrospectively the results of AVT in 80 patients with PAH and 175 patients with CTEPH registered in the research database of Beijing Chao-Yang Hospital between October 2005 and August 2014...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
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