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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430714/ultrasound-molecular-imaging-of-inflammation-in-mouse-abdominal-aorta
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Shiying Wang, Sunil Unnikrishnan, Elizabeth B Herbst, Alexander L Klibanov, Frank William Mauldin, John A Hossack
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to demonstrate a new clinically translatable ultrasound molecular imaging approach, modulated acoustic radiation force-based imaging, which is capable of rapid and reliable detection of inflammation as validated in mouse abdominal aorta. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Animal studies were approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee at the University of Virginia. C57BL/6 mice stimulated with tumor necrosis factor α, or fed with a high-fat diet, were used as inflammation (MInflammation) and diet-induced obesity (DIO) (MDIO) models, respectively...
April 20, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426721/diagnosis-treatment-and-prognosis-of-small-bowel-volvulus-in-adults-a-monocentric-summary-of-a-rare-small-intestinal-obstruction
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Xiaohang Li, Jialin Zhang, Baifeng Li, Dehui Yi, Chengshuo Zhang, Ning Sun, Wu Lv, Ao Jiao
OBJECTIVES: Small bowel volvulus is a rare disease, which is also challenging to diagnose. The aims of this study were to characterize the clinical and radiological features associated with small bowel volvulus and treatment and to identify risk factors for associated small bowel necrosis. METHODS: Patients with small bowel volvulus who underwent operations from January 2001 to December 2015 at the First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University (Shenyang, China) were reviewed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422909/multi-institutional-prospective-observational-study-comparing-the-gastrografin-challenge-versus-standard-treatment-in-adhesive-small-bowel-obstruction
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Martin D Zielinski, Nadeem N Haddad, Asad J Choudhry, Daniel C Cullinane, Kenji Inaba, Agustin Escalante, D Dante Yeh, Salina Wydo, David Turay, Andrea Pakula, Therese M Duane, Jill Watras, Kenneth A Widom, John Cull, Carlos J Rodriguez, Eric A Toschlog, Valerie G Sams, Joshua P Hazelton, John Christopher Graybill
INTRODUCTION: Existing trials studying the use of Gastrografin for management of adhesive small bowel obstruction (SBO) are limited by methodological flaws and small sample sizes. We compared institutional protocols with and without Gastrografin (GG), hypothesizing that a SBO management protocol utilizing GG is associated with lesser rates of exploration, shorter length of stay, and fewer complications. METHODS: A multi-institutional, prospective, observational study was performed on patients appropriate for GG with adhesive SBO...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422364/novel-technique-for-adhesion-barrier-insertion-by-using-cut-off-surgical-glove-fingers-in-laparoscopic-surgery
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Hitomi Nakagawa, Kazuaki Yoshimura, Kazuaki Nishimura, Toru Hachisuga
AIM: Laparoscopic surgery causes fewer postoperative adhesions than laparotomy and adhesion barriers are used to lessen the chance of adhesion. Sodium hyaluronate and carboxymethylcellulose (SH-CMC), a bioresorbable membrane, is effective in preventing adhesions. However, its properties make it difficult to insert the film into the abdominal cavity and to place it into the target area during laparoscopic surgeries. Here we report a novel technique for applying SH-CMC during laparoscopic surgeries by using cut-off surgical glove fingers...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421909/management-of-intra-abdominally-translocated-contraceptive-devices-is-surgery-the-only-way-to-treat-this-problem
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Mustafa Gazi Uçar, Fatih Şanlıkan, Tolgay Tuyan Ilhan, Ahmet Göçmen, Çetin Çelik
This study was a multi-centre retrospective review of patients with uterine perforation caused by intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs). A total of 15 patients were registered, in a seven year period. Among them, five were asymptomatic and the rest were symptomatic. Asymptomatic patients were managed conservatively, except in one case in which the patient requested surgery because she also wanted a tubal ligation. Symptomatic patients all underwent surgery. All the surgeries were elective and all the surgical procedures were initiated laparoscopically...
May 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416010/the-effect-of-thymoquinone-coating-on-adhesive-properties-of-polypropylene-mesh
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Oktay Aydin, Kuzey Aydinuraz, Fatih Agalar, I Tayfun Sahiner, Canan Agalar, Cem Bayram, Emir Baki Denkbas, Pinar Atasoy
BACKGROUND: An incisional hernia is a common complication following abdominal surgery. Polypropylene mesh is frequently used in the repair of such defects and has nearly become the standard surgical treatment modality. Though they are very effective in reducing recurrence, mesh materials exhibit a strong stimulating effect for intraabdominal adhesion. The thymoquinone (TQ) extracted from Nigella sativa seeds has potential medical properties. TQ has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial properties...
April 17, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414674/a-clot-possibly-due-to-loss-of-tnf-%C3%AE-supression
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J Broussard, M Berlinger, D Lauret
INTRODUCTION: Inflammation and venous thrombosis enjoy a close Relationship. We present a patient who had multiple DVTs following the discontinuation of anti- TNF-α therapy. CASE: A 34 year old African American female with a history of multiple DVT's, miscarriages, and reported Crohn's disease presented with shortness of breath. In the Emergency Department, CTA showed bilateral pulmonary emboli. The patient had been off adalimumab for one year and reported abdominal pain with 6-7 non-bloody bowel movements daily...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411456/urinary-bladder-injury-during-cesarean-delivery-maternal-outcome-from-a-contemporary-large-case-series
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Lina Salman, Shachar Aharony, Anat Shmueli, Arnon Wiznitzer, Rony Chen, Rinat Gabbay-Benziv
BACKGROUND: Urinary bladder injury is a rare complication during cesarean delivery. Little is known on maternal outcome following this injury. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate short and long-term maternal outcome following bladder injury during cesarean delivery. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective case series of all pregnancies complicated by full-thickness bladder injury during cesarean delivery in a single university affiliated tertiary medical center (August 2007-June 2016)...
April 5, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410537/prediction-of-intra-abdominal-adhesions-using-the-visceral-slide-test-a-prospective-observational-study
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Maria Lee, Hee Seung Kim, Hyun Hoon Chung, Jae-Weon Kim, Noh Hyun Park, Yong Sang Song
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to determine whether the visceral slide test is an effective screening method for the prediction of intra-abdominal adhesions. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective, observational study was conducted assessing a cohort of women undergoing benign gynaecologic surgery between April 2015 and June 2015. At the patient's preoperative visit, they underwent the ultrasound-based visceral slide test in five zones of the abdomen. The ultrasound assessments were validated against direct visualization during surgery...
April 6, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409369/laparoscopic-surgery-for-choledocholithiasis-concomitant-with-calculus-of-the-left-intrahepatic-duct-or-abdominal-adhesions
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Yueqi Wang, Xiaobo Bo, Yaojie Wang, Min Li, Sheng Shen, Tao Suo, Hongtao Pan, Han Liu, Houbao Liu
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) has been widely promoted in recent years as a safe and effective treatment for choledocholithiasis. However, there are no standard guidelines for the treatment of patients who have concomitant hepatolithiasis of the left liver and abdominal adhesions. The aim of the current research was to compare the outcomes of open versus laparoscopic common bile duct exploration with left hepatectomy (OCBDH vs. LCBDH) in patients with choledocholithiasis concomitant with left-sided hepatolithiasis, and to evaluate the safety and feasibility of laparoscopic surgery for choledocholithiasis in patients with abdominal adhesions...
April 13, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409048/laparoscopic-reduction-and-closure-of-an-internal-hernia-secondary-to-gynecologic-surgery
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Takashi Sakamoto, Alan Kawarai Lefor
Internal hernia is a rare cause of bowel obstruction which often requires emergent surgery. In general, the preoperative diagnosis of internal hernia is difficult. The pelvic cavity has various spaces with the potential to result in a hernia, especially in females. In this report, we describe a patient with an internal hernia secondary to previous gynecologic surgery. A 49-year-old woman presented with acute abdominal pain and a history of previous right oophorectomy for a benign ovarian cyst. Computed tomography scan of the abdomen showed obstruction with strangulation and emergent laparoscopic exploration was performed...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402690/reduction-of-abdominal-adhesions-with-elecrospun-fiber-membranes-in-rat-models
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Junsheng Li, Guanghui Ren, Weiyu Zhang
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the effects three electrospun fiber membranes on postoperative adhesion formation in rat surgical models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The PEG-PHBV (polyethylene glycol and poly-β-hydroxybutyrate valerate), PLA(Polylactic acid) and CS-PEG(chitosan and polyethylene glycol) were used for submicrometric membranes fabrication by electrospinning. A total of 64 SD male rats were randomly divided into 4 groups, one control group and 3 treatment groups, each consisting of 16 rats...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400696/seprafilm%C3%A2-application-method-in-laparoscopic-surgery
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Mun-Kun Hong, Dah-Ching Ding
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Postoperative adhesions occur less often in laparoscopies than in laparotomies, but the incidence can be reduced further. Seprafilm, a sodium hyaluronate/carboxymethylcellulose absorbable barrier, was developed to prevent adhesions after abdominal surgery, and is approved for postoperative adhesion prevention. However, Seprafilm is seldom used in laparoscopic surgery because of its tendency to break apart when it is inserted into the abdominal cavity through a trocar, resulting in a high placement failure rate...
January 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395384/laparoscopic-and-luminal-endoscopic-cooperative-surgery-can-be-a-standard-treatment-for-submucosal-tumors-of-the-stomach-a-retrospective-multicenter-study
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Tatsuo Matsuda, Souya Nunobe, Toshiyuki Kosuga, Hiroshi Kawahira, Noriyuki Inaki, Shuji Kitashiro, Nobutsugu Abe, Isao Miyashiro, Sayaka Nagao, Masahiko Nishizaki, Naoki Hiki
Background and study aims We have developed a combined laparoscopic and luminal endoscopic surgery technique for resection of gastric submucosal tumors (SMTs) that can be performed without excessive resection of the stomach. In a multicenter retrospective study we aimed to evaluate the feasibility and safety of laparoscopic and endoscopic cooperative surgery (LECS) for gastric SMT resection. Patients and methods Between October 2007 and December 2011, 126 patients with gastric SMTs underwent LECS at 8 institutions...
April 10, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391053/biodegradable-and-injectable-thermoreversible-xyloglucan-based-hydrogel-for-prevention-of-postoperative-adhesion
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Ershuai Zhang, Junjie Li, Yuhang Zhou, Pengcheng Che, Bohua Ren, Zhihui Qin, Litao Ma, Jing Cui, Hong Sun, Fanglian Yao
Peritoneal adhesion is very common after abdominal and pelvic surgery, which leads to a variety of severe complications. Although numerous pharmacological treatments and barrier-based devices have been investigated to minimize or prevent postoperative adhesion, the clinical efficacy is not very encouraging. In this work, a biodegradable and thermoreversible galactose modified xyloglucan (mXG) hydrogel was developed and the efficacy of mXG hydrogel in preventing postoperative peritoneal adhesion was investigated...
April 5, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386320/a-novel-approach-for-the-annulus-needle-puncture-model-of-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-in-rabbits
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Tao Lei, Yuan Zhang, Qiang Zhou, Xiaoji Luo, Ke Tang, Rongsheng Chen, Chang Yu, Zhengxue Quan
OBJECTIVE: To create the rabbit animal model of intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration by the annulus needle puncture technique through a novel transabdominal approach. METHODS: Thirteen New Zealand White rabbits underwent annular puncture at the L3/4, L4/5, and L5/6 discs through a transabdominal approach. For a longitudinal study to assess changes in disc height over time, serial X-rays, T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (T2WI), and T2 mapping MRI were performed pre-operation and at 2, 4, and 6 weeks after puncture...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363786/non-invasive-monitoring-of-in-vivo-degradation-of-a-radiopaque-thermoreversible-hydrogel-and-its-efficacy-in-preventing-post-operative-adhesions
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Kewen Lei, Yipei Chen, Jinyao Wang, Xiaochun Peng, Lin Yu, Jiandong Ding
In vivo behavior of hydrogel-based biomaterials is very important for rational design of hydrogels for various biomedical applications. Herein, we developed a facile method for in situ fabrication of radiopaque hydrogel. An iodinated functional diblock copolymer of poly(ethylene glycol) and aliphatic polyester was first synthesized by coupling the hydroxyl end of the diblock copolymer with 2, 3, 5-triiodobenzoic acid (TIB) and then a radiopaque thermoreversible hydrogel was obtained by mixing it with the virgin diblock copolymer...
March 28, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361746/short-term-effects-of-mediterranean-type-diet-intervention-on-soluble-cellular-adhesion-molecules-in-subjects-with-abdominal-obesity
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Loukianos S Rallidis, Anastasia Kolomvotsou, John Lekakis, Paul Farajian, Georgia Vamvakou, Nikolaos Dagres, Maria Zolindaki, Stamatis Efstathiou, Maria Anastasiou-Nana, Antonis Zampelas
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Abdominal obesity (AO) is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease and with increased production of adhesion molecules. The present work examined the effect of a Mediterranean-style diet on soluble cellular adhesion molecules in individuals with AO. METHODS: Ninety subjects with AO without cardiovascular disease or diabetes mellitus were randomly allocated to the intervention or control group and were instructed to follow a Mediterranean-style diet for two months...
February 2017: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358641/intrapericardial-cystic-hematoma-in-a-dog-treated-by-thoracoscopic-subtotal-pericardectomy
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Chi-Ya Chen, Boel A Fransson, Adam M Nylund
CASE DESCRIPTION A 2-year-old castrated male mixed-breed dog was evaluated because of a 1-week history of respiratory distress and abdominal distension. Thoracic radiography and echocardiography at that time revealed an enlarged cardiac silhouette and pericardial effusion; abdominal radiography and ultrasonography revealed ascites. CLINICAL FINDINGS At the initial referral examination 5 weeks later, the dog weighed 37.5 kg (82.5 lb) and appeared clinically normal. The only abnormality detected was a grade I/VI systolic murmur on the left side of the thorax...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349296/roux-en-y-fistulojejunostomy-a-new-therapeutic-option-for-complicated-post-sleeve-gastric-fistulas-video-report
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Theodoros Thomopoulos, Maximilien Thoma, Benoit Navez
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) has become during the last few years the most frequent procedure in bariatric surgery. However, complications related to the gastric staple line can be even more serious. The incidence of gastric fistula after LSG varies from 1 to 7%. Its management can be very challenging and long. In case of chronic fistula and failure of the previous treatment, total gastrectomy or Roux-en-Y fistulo-jejunostomy (RYFJ) might be considered. RYFJ has been described very rarely as a salvage procedure of gastric leaks after LSG...
March 27, 2017: Obesity Surgery
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