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Daniel Yuxuan Ong, Glenn Wei Leong Tan, Michelle Siu-Lin Chan, Uei Pua
BACKGROUND: Western studies showed vascular caliber changes post-endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). This study aims to evaluate for postoperative changes of the common femoral artery inner diameter (CFA ID) in the Asian population. METHODS: From January 2011 to June 2016, 202 patients who underwent EVAR were reviewed. CFA IDs were evaluated at 3 fixed levels on computed tomography (CT) aortograms. Preoperative and postoperative measurements were compared. Per-groin analysis was carried out after division into percutaneous access endovascular aneurysm repair (PEVAR) and surgical access endovascular aneurysm repair (SEVAR) groups...
February 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Koji Maeda, Takao Ohki, Yuji Kanaoka, Takeshi Baba, Masahiro Tezuka, Hikaru Nakagawa
Snorkel endovascular aortic repair (SEVAR) is reported to be effective for the treatment of pararenal or juxtarenal aortic aneurysms. SEVAR can be performed with an off-the-self device, which is applied for emergency cases. However, there is a concern that SEVAR lead to gutter leak due to insertion of multiple stents. Previously, we performed 2-staged treatment for gutter leak after SEVAR. However, the gutter leaks can also occur late, and it is often difficult to close. Therefore, if a significant gutter leak is identified intraoperatively, performing concomitant gutter coil embolization at the time of the initial surgery may be reasonable...
November 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Dipankar Mukherjee, Erica Emery, Rashad Majeed, Keyvan Heshmati, Homayoun Hashemi
OBJECTIVE: To compare the outcomes of elective percutaneous endovascular aneurysm repair (PEVAR) versus surgical cutdown endovascular aneurysm repair (SEVAR) procedures performed at a tertiary medical center from 2012 to 2015. METHODS: This is a unique study using procedure data from two vascular surgeons who performed SEVAR in almost every case versus three vascular surgeons who performed PEVAR in all cases except when considered prohibitive on account of circumferential calcification or severe occlusive disease of the common femoral artery or some other technical consideration...
July 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Zhenzhen Yuan, Guangxiang Luan, Zhenhua Wang, Xueyan Hao, Ji Li, Yourui Suo, Gang Li, Honglun Wang
Potentilla parvifolia Fisch. (Rosaceae) is a traditional medicinal plant in P. R. China. In this study, seven flavonoids, ayanin (1), tricin (2), quercetin (3), tiliroside (4), miquelianin (5), isoquercitrin (6), and astragalin (7), were separated and purified from ethyl acetate extractive fractions from ethanol extracts of P. parvifolia using a combination of sevaral chromatographic methods. The human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells were differentiated with all trans-retinoic acid and treated with okadaic acid to induce tau protein phosphorylation and synaptic atrophy, which could establish an Alzheimer's disease cell model...
June 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
Kate Neilson, Maria Ftanou, Kaveh Monshat, Mike Salzberg, Sally Bell, Michael A Kamm, William Connell, Simon R Knowles, Katherine Sevar, Sam G Mancuso, David Castle
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of a mindfulness-based intervention for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (MI-IBD). DESIGN: Treatment-as-usual control versus mindfulness-based stress reduction intervention. METHODS: Sixty patients participated in either the MI-IBD (n = 33) or treatment-as-usual group (n = 27) conditions. The MI-IBD consisted of an 8-week mindfulness-based stress reduction training group...
March 2016: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Taku Ichihashi, Tsuyoshi Ito, Yoshihisa Kinoshita, Takahiko Suzuki, Nobuyuki Ohte
OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the safety and efficacy of total percutaneous endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (PEVAR) with a single Perclose ProGlide device (Abbot Vascular, Santa Clara, Calif) compared with endovascular aortic repair with surgical cutdown (SEVAR). METHODS: The study included 50 abdominal aortic aneurysm patients who were treated with PEVAR with a single Perclose ProGlide device and 96 patients treated with SEVAR. Technical success was defined as successful arterial closure of the common femoral artery without the need for adjunctive surgical or endovascular procedures...
March 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Yvonne Stolk, Katherine Sevar, Nga Tran, Serafino G Mancuso, Prem Chopra, David Castle
BACKGROUND: Because national surveys of people living with psychotic disorders tend to exclude people with low English proficiency (LEP), little is known of their economic and social functioning. Culturally influenced explanatory models may result in delayed presentation and poorer functioning. AIMS: The study aimed to compare the functioning of LEP Vietnamese-Australian and Australian-born patients with psychosis and to investigate the Vietnamese-Australians' pathways to care...
June 2015: International Journal of Social Psychiatry
Deniz Koçdan, Hasan Basan
In this study, a simple, sensitive and selective spectroflourimetric method has been developed for the determination of salmon calcitonin (sCT) in ampules. The method is based on the reaction between sCT and fluorescamine at pH 8.5 in borate buffer, resulting in a highly fluorescent derivative. Fluorescence of derivatized sCT solutions was measured by setting the excitation and emission monochromators and slit widths to 390, 484 and 10 nm, respectively. Sevaral derivatization parameters were optimized. A calibration graph was constructed using standard solutions of the derivatized calcitonin in the range 0...
November 2013: Luminescence: the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence
N Al-Zuhir, J Wong, I Nammuni, G Curran, T Tang, K Varty
BACKGROUND: Endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) offers the potential for a reduced hospital stay. The aim of this study was to identify patients suitable for short stay EVAR (SEVAR) with a single night in hospital and document their outcome. METHOD: Patients for EVAR were assessed prospectively for SEVAR over a 21-month period using UK Day Surgery Guidelines. Joint anaesthetic and surgical approval were necessary for these patients to be included in this vascular pathway...
June 2012: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
H H Dosluoglu, M L Dryjski
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June 2012: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
V N Bagadia, K M Dhawale, L P Shah, P V Pradhan
Seventy five male patients with the diagnosis of alcohol dependence syndrome were given disulfiram and an alcohol challenge was administered to all of them. They were kept on maintenance dose of the drug and followed up for six months, note being made of their improvement on several parameters, viz. the number of drinking episodes, the sevarity of reaction suffered, the side effects experienced etc. Twenty one patients were considered as drop outs and four were abstainent without the aid of the drug. 54 % of the fifty patients who continued taking the drug showed good to moderate improvement...
July 1982: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
Alyson Rose-Wood, Seydou Doumbia, Bouyagui Traoré, Marcia C Castro
BACKGROUND: In Mali, malaria is the leading cause of death and the primary cause of outpatient visits for children under five. The twin towns of Mopti and Sévaré have historically had high under-five mortality. This paper investigates the changing malaria burden in children under five in these two towns for the years 1998-2006, and the likely contribution of previous interventions aimed at reducing malaria. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of daily outpatient consultation records from urban community health centres (CSCOMs) located in Mopti and Sévaré for the years 1998-2006 was conducted...
2010: Malaria Journal
Katherine Sevar
OBJECTIVE: This paper describes my experience as a psychiatric registrar working with indigenous communities in a remote setting in Far North Queensland. CONCLUSIONS: Working in a remote environment provided an insight into how to engage culturally diverse Indigenous communities and an invaluable training experience.
August 2010: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
T Richards, S D Goode, R Hinchliffe, N Altaf, S Macsweeney, B Braithwaite
INTRODUCTION: Endovascular repair of aortic aneurysm (EVAR) has a lower mortality than open repair. The aim of this study was to assess mortality from EVAR for emergency AAA repair and the impact of fitness for operation and adverse anatomy. METHODS: One-hundred and forty two patients who had EVAR for a ruptured AAA (80, REVAR) or a symptomatic AAA (62, SEVAR) between 1994 and 2007 in a single specialist endovascular centre were reviewed. Fitness for surgery was assessed by Hardman's index (age>76, loss of consciousness, Hb<9...
September 2009: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Benjamin Cuenot, Andrew D Ellis
Using the principle of quasi-continuous filtering in a non-linear fibre, we propose an optical device for the simultaneous regeneration of sevaral channels at 40 Gbit/s. Simulations predict an improvement of the signal quality for four channels by more than 6.8 dB.
September 3, 2007: Optics Express
Raymond Sevar
Four cases treated with Aurum muriaticum natronatum are presented using the patients' own words; two cases of fibromyoma of uterus and thyroid disorders, and two of eczema and depression with suicidal ideation after disappointed romantic love. The case analyses and management are discussed and distilled into the materia medica of Aurum muriaticum natronatum with the creation of a heuristic.
October 2007: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
Stewart W Mercer, Katherine Sevar, Tsetan D Sadutshan
BACKGROUND: The Tibetan Delek Hospital is a small general hospital providing primary and secondary care for the Tibetan refugee community and the local Indian population in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, North India. In a baseline clinical audit of intrapartum care at the Tibetan Delek Hospital in 1996, high levels of postpartum haemorrhage associated with poor medical management of the third stage of labour, plus inappropriate transfer of women in labour were observed. These audit findings prompted the implementation of changes in the delivery of intrapartum care and follow-up audit cycles to monitor the ongoing effect of these changes...
2006: Reproductive Health
R Sevar
This paper reports an audit of clinical outcome in 455 consecutive patients (1100 consultations) presenting for private homeopathic treatment of a chronic illness in which conventional treatment had either: failed, reached a plateau in effect, or was contra-indicated by side effects, age or condition of the patient. Three hundred and four patients (66.8%) derived benefit from homeopathic treatment. One hundred and forty-eight patients (32.5%) were able to stop or maintain a substantial reduction in their conventional drugs...
October 2005: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
R Sevar
The cases presented are of three children who responded well to Sanicula aqua. I have used the exact words of the patients or their mothers. All 3 are: firstborn girls, tall and very thin with blue-green eyes. Two with recurrent otitis media with perforated tympanic membrane and smell of rotting fish, the third atopic eczema and asthma. The case analyses, materia medica of Sanicula aqua and the creation of a remedy heuristic, are discussed.
April 2005: Homeopathy: the Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy
R Sevar
An audit was conducted of 829 consecutive patients presenting for homeopathic treatment of a chronic illness, conventional treatment had either failed, plateaued in effect, or was contraindicated by adverse effects, age or condition of the patient. Of the 829 patients, 503 (61%) had a sustained improvement from homeopathic treatment, of these: * 357 patients (43%) had an excellent response; * 146 patients (18%) had a good response; * 6 patients (0.8%) became worse. * 233 patients (28%) were lost to follow-up...
October 2000: British Homoeopathic Journal
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