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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330984/polydioxanone-versus-polypropylene-closure-for-midline-abdominal-incisions
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Samina Naz, Sohail Ahmed Memon, Mansoor Ali Jamali, Muhammad Rashid Ahmed, Tahmida Almani
BACKGROUND: Midline laparotomy is the most common technique of abdominal incisions because it is simple, provides adequate exposure to all four quadrants, and is rapid to open. A major problem after midline laparotomy remains the adequate technique of abdominal fascia closure. This study was conducted to see the role of Polydioxanone and Prolene for midline abdominal closure in terms of postoperative wound infection and wound pain. METHODS: This study was carried out at surgical unit II, Federal Government Services Hospital Islamabad...
October 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330724/a-novel-nomogram-for-predicting-postsurgical-intra-abdominal-infection-in-gastric-cancer-patients-a-prospective-study
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Chen-Chen Mao, Xiao-Dong Chen, Ji Lin, Wei-Shan Zhu-Ge, Zhong-Dong Xie, Xi-Yi Chen, Feng-Min Zhang, Rui-Sen Wu, Wei-Teng Zhang, Neng Lou, Li Shi, Guan-Bao Zhu, Xian Shen
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to determine the relationship between intra-abdominal infection (IAI) and sarcopenia prospectively and to construct a nomogram to identify patients at a high risk of IAI. METHODS: We conducted a prospective study of 682 consecutive patients with gastric cancer who underwent radical gastrectomy. The sarcopenia elements, including lumbar skeletal muscle index, handgrip strength, and gait speed, were measured before surgery. Factors contributing to IAI were determined through univariate and multivariate analysis...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330070/neutropenia-as-a-complication-of-tumefactive-demyelinating-disease-a-case-report
#3
Kali Webb, Marisa Osorio
Tumefactive demyelination is an aggressive, localized, generally solitary area of demyelination that often mimics a neoplasm. We present a case of a 13-year-old female who presented with sudden onset, progressive hemiplegia and hemianopsia. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed tumefactive demyelination with partial rim of enhancement. During inpatient rehabilitation, she developed myalgias, rash, abdominal and mouth pain with evidence for severe neutropenia. The neutropenia was determined to be a secondary complication of the tumefactive disease process...
January 9, 2018: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329599/gallbladder-ascariasis-in-kosovo-focus-on-ultrasound-and-conservative-therapy-a-case-series
#4
Vlora Ismaili-Jaha, Halim Toro, Lidvana Spahiu, Mehmedali Azemi, Teuta Hoxha-Kamberi, Muharrem Avdiu, Shqipe Spahiu-Konjusha, Luan Jaha
BACKGROUND: Ascaris lumbricoides is one of the most common intestinal infections in developing countries, including Kosovo. In contrast to migration to the bile duct, migration of the worm to the gallbladder, due to the narrow and tortuous nature of the cystic duct, is rare. When it does occur, it incites acalculous cholecystitis. CASE PRESENTATIONS: This case series describes a 16-month-old Albanian girl, a 22-month-old Albanian girl, a 4-year-old Albanian girl, and a 10-year-old Albanian boy...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328881/factors-affecting-the-virological-response-among-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-patients-in-yemen
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Zaid Mutahar Mohammed Alezzi, Ayman Yosry Abd El Rehim, Waleed Fouad Fathallah, Mansour Ali Alamrani, Fouad Hezam Othman
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is increasingly seen as a major public health problem, threat, and concern worldwide. In Yemen about 1.7% of the population is infected with chronic hepatitis C. This study aimed to detect the predictors for response to pegylated interferon and ribavirin (Peg-IFN/RBV) in chronic HCV Yemeni patients. The study was conducted on 100 patients with chronic HCV who received Peg-IFN/RBV in the 48th Military Hospital in Sana'a Yemen, from 2011 to 2013. All patients were subjected to complete history taking, thorough clinical examinations, routine laboratory investigation, and abdominal ultrasonography...
January 2018: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327167/does-laparoscopic-intracorporeal-ileocolic-anastomosis-decreases-surgical-site-infection-rate-a-propensity-score-matched-cohort-study
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L Martinek, K You, S Giuratrabocchetta, M Gachabayov, K Lee, R Bergamaschi
AIM: Foreshortened mesentery or thick abdominal wall constitutes a rationale for laparoscopic intracorporeal ileocolic anastomoses (ICA). The aim of this study was to compare intracorporeal to extracorporeal ICA in terms of surgical site infections in patients with Crohn's ileitis and overweight patients with right colon tumors. METHOD: This was a prospective propensity score-matched cohort study enrolling consecutive patients with Crohn's terminal ileitis and overweight patients with right colon tumors undergoing elective laparoscopic right colon resection with intracorporeal or extracorporeal ICA...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325961/abdominal-pseudocysts-and-peritoneal-catheter-revisions-surgical-long-term-results-in-pediatric-hydrocephalus
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Matthias Gmeiner, Helga Wagner, Willem J R van Ouwerkerk, Wolfgang Senker, Kurt Holl, Andreas Gruber
OBJECTIVE: An abdominal pseudocyst (APC) is a distal catheter site specific failure in patients treated with ventriculoperitoneal shunts and few studies with more than ten patients have been reported. The aim of this study was to analyze causes of peritoneal catheter revisions with special emphasis on revisions due to an APC. METHODS: Pediatric patients with first shunt operation between 1982 and 1992 were included and time, cause and modality of peritoneal catheter revision were retrospectively determined...
January 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325587/human-echinostomiasis-a-case-report
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Ranjit Sah, Shusila Khadka, Rabin Hamal, Sagar Poudyal
BACKGROUND: Echinostomiasis is a food-borne infection caused by an intestinal trematodes belonging to the family Echinostomatidae. They infect the gastrointestinal tract of humans. Patients are usually asymptomatic. However, with heavy infections, the worms can produce catarrhal inflammation with mild ulceration and the patient may experience abdominal pain, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and weight loss. Infection are associated with common sociocultural practices of eating raw or insufficiently cooked mollusks and fish...
January 11, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325542/visceral-adipose-tissue-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-hiv-infected-patients-undergoing-cart-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Maria Teresa Beires, André Silva-Pinto, Ana Cristina Santos, António José Madureira, Jorge Pereira, Davide Carvalho, António Sarmento, Paula Freitas
BACKGROUND: Combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) in HIV-infected patients has been associated with lipodystrophy, metabolic abnormalities, and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Ultrasound measures of carotid artery intima-media thickness (cIMT) have been used as a valid measure of subclinical atherosclerosis and as a tool to predict the risk of cardiovascular events. Our aim was to evaluate the progression of cIMT in HIV-infected patients subjected to cART, with and without lipodystrophy, over a one-year period...
January 11, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325354/-excision-of-giant-desmoid-in-the-abdominal-wall-method-of-abdominal-wall-reconstruction-and-follow-up-of-long-termed-effect
#10
Y Fei, J Y Li
Objective: To explore the ideal procedure of excision and repair for giant desmoid in the abdominal wall and long-termed follow-up results. Methods: Clinical and follow-up data of 24 patients with giant desmoid in the abdominal wall underwent radical removal and immediate abdominal wall reconstruction in Diagnostic and Therapeutic Center of Hernia and Abdominal Wall Diseases, First Affiliated Hospital of People's Liberation Army General Hospital from October 2006 to October 2016 were analyzed retrospectively...
January 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324934/stem-cells-therapy-the-future-in-the-management-of-systemic-sclerosis-a-case-report
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Jung In Song, Silvanie Volz, Maria Eirini Liodaki, Peter Mailänder, Konstantinos Kalousis
OBJECTIVE: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a connective tissue disorder of unknown etiology, with heterogeneous clinical manifestations and chronic and often progressive course. The diffuse cutaneous form of SSc (dcSSc) is characterized by thickening of the skin (scleroderma) and distinctive involvement of multiple internal organs. Patients with limited cutaneous SSc (lcSSc) generally have long-standing Raynaud's phenomenon before other manifestations of SSc appear. Over the last decade the Interest of adipose-derived cell therapy in regenerative medicine has increased continuously...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321120/evaluating-vancomycin-and-piperacillin-tazobactam-in-emergency-department-patients-with-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock
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Christina Le, Frank Chu, Ronald Dunlay, Julian Villar, Peter Fedullo, Gabriel Wardi
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency and cause of inadequate initial antibiotic therapy with vancomycin and piperacillin-tazobactam in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock in the emergency department (ED), characterize its impact on patient outcomes, and identify patients who would benefit from an alternative initial empiric regimen. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study conducted between 2012 and 2015 in which 342 patients with culture-positive severe sepsis or septic shock who received initial vancomycin and piperacillin-tazobactam were reviewed to determine appropriateness of antimicrobial therapy, risk factors for inappropriate use, and outcome data...
December 29, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321025/diagnostic-challenges-of-prolonged-post-treatment-clearance-of-plasmodium-nucleic-acids-in-a-pre-transplant-autosplenectomized-patient-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Paul M Luethy, Sean C Murphy, Annette M Seilie, Yingda L Xie, Chuen-Yen Lau, John F Tisdale, Matthew M Hsieh, Jessica L Reinhardt, Anna F Lau, Gary A Fahle
BACKGROUND: Autosplenectomy, as a result of sickle cell disease, is an important risk factor for severe malaria. While molecular methods are helpful in providing rapid and accurate infection detection and species identification, the effect of hyposplenism on result interpretation during the course of infection should be carefully considered. CASE PRESENTATION: A 32-year old autosplenectomized Nigerian male with severe sickle cell disease was referred to the National Institutes of Health for allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplant...
January 10, 2018: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319579/how-big-is-too-big-pushing-the-obesity-limits-in-microsurgical-breast-reconstruction
#14
Jamie A Spitz, Perry S Bradford, Frank Aguilar, Sergey Y Turin, Marco F Ellis
PURPOSE: Obesity is a major public health concern in the United States, affecting nearly 79 million people. There have been promising results performing microvascular breast reconstruction in patients with obesity; however, the definition of obesity is often poorly defined or does not extend above a body mass index (BMI) of 35. Our goal was to examine outcomes of microvascular breast reconstruction in this questionably more risky population. METHODS: A retrospective review from 2013 to 2016 was performed of 2 surgeons' experience with abdominally based microvascular breast reconstructions...
February 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319016/analysis-of-post-operative-complication-in-single-port-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-retrospective-analysis-in-817-cases-from-a-surgeon
#15
Yongmin Lee, Younghoon Roh, Minchan Kim, Younghoon Kim, Kwanwoo Kim, Sunghwa Kang, Eunjeong Jang
BACKGROUND: Single-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SPLC) is a new advanced technique in laparoscopic surgery which has many benefits according to previous reports. The purpose of this study was to present personal experiences with SPLC in> 800 cases performed by a surgeon to evaluate the safety and feasibility of this procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of 817 cases of SPLC was conducted. All patients had received elective SPLC by a surgeon in our centre during March 2009-August 2015...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317890/enterobius-vermicularis-in-the-endometrium-of-the-uterus-a-case-report
#16
Biserka Pigac, Silvija Mašić, Valentina Mašić
Enterobius vermicularis is an intestinal nematode of humans and the most common helminth infection. Main transmission path is direct contact between infected and uninfected person meaning ingestion of the eggs. Human infections are usually asymptomatic or manifest as perianal itching. Although ectopic locations are uncommon, Enterobius can occasionally be detected in appendix, kidney, male urinary tract and female genital tract. We present a case from Varaždin General Hospital, Varaždin, Croatia in 2012, involving a 90-yr-old female patient who underwent hysterectomy leading to accidental finding of E...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316871/listeria-monocytogenes-sepsis-in-the-nursing-home-community-a-case-report-and-short-review-of-the-literature
#17
Griet Buyck, Veronique Devriendt, Anne-Marie Van den Abeele, Christian Bachmann
Objective and importance Listeria monocytogenes is a rare foodborne pathogen, causing both outbreaks and sporadic infections. Severe, systemic infections are more prevalent in at-risk populations, such as pregnant women, but occur mostly in older people and immunocompromised individuals. In this case report, we describe the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of Listeria monocytogenes sepsis in an older patient, and we briefly review the literature about listeriosis and the importance of safe food practices...
January 9, 2018: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316709/screaming-body-and-silent-healthcare-providers-a-case-study-with-a-childhood-sexual-abuse-survivor
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REVIEW
Sigrun Sigurdardottir, Sigridur Halldorsdottir
Stressful early life experiences cause immune dysregulation across the lifespan. Despite the fact that studies have identified childhood sexual abuse (CSA) survivors as a particularly vulnerable group, only a few attempts have been made to study their lived-experience of the physical health consequences of CSA. The aim of this study was to explore a female CSA survivor's lived-experience of the physical health consequences of CSA and how she experienced the reactions of healthcare providers. Seven interviews were conducted with this 40-year-old woman, Anne, using a phenomenological research approach...
January 8, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316591/minimally-invasive-myotomy-percutaneous-laparoscopic-surgical-approach-for-achalasia
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Lavinia Alessandra Barbieri, Davide Bona, Alberto Aiolfi, Giancarlo Micheletto, Marta Cavalli, Francesca Lombardo, Piero Giovanni Bruni, Giampiero Campanelli
The laparoscopic approach of the upper gastrointestinal tract is considered the gold standard for the treatment of functional benign esophageal disorders since 1990. In recent years, many efforts have been made to minimize the abdominal wall's trauma to reduce postoperative pain and to obtain a prompt return to daily activities, as well as improve cosmetic results of surgery. The progressive development of novel surgical devices has allowed for the introduction of new minimally-invasive surgical techniques...
December 22, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316041/bilateral-tubo-ovarian-abscesses-presenting-with-huge-pelvic-mass-after-repeated-intrauterine-inseminations-in-a-woman-with-severe-endometriosis
#20
Patsama Vichinsartvichai
A 32-year-old woman consulted for an evaluation of pelvic pain following intrauterine insemination (IUI). Vaginal and abdominal sonography, septic workup were performed and laparoscopic surgery was scheduled after failure to respond to a course of antibiotics. During laparoscopic surgery, bilateral tubo-ovarian abscesses arising on the endometriotic cysts of both ovaries were identified with a vast amount of brownish peritoneal fluid under the adhesion of the greater omentum. Bilateral ovarian cystectomy, right salpingectomy and lysis adhesion were performed...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
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