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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040666/post-mortem-ct-evaluation-of-atlanto-occipital-dissociation
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Mohammed Madadin, Ravindra Priyalal Samaranayake, Chris O'Donnell, Stephen Cordner
Atlanto-occipital dissociation injury is an important injury in forensic pathology practice. Radiological diagnosis of atlanto-occipital dissociation clinically is assessed by direct measurement of occipito-vertebral skeletal relationships. Different measurements may be used to diagnose atlanto-occipital dissociation, including the basion-dens interval (BDI) and basion-axial interval (BAI). It is not known whether the normal ante-mortem measurements of BDI and BAI described in the literature are applicable to post-mortem CT images of the occipito-cervical junction (OCJ) or whether these measurements could be affected by early post-mortem changes...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032181/transcardiac-migration-of-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-requiring-open-cardiac-surgery-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ashley Ralston, Amanda Johnson, Gerhard Ziemer, David M Frim
INTRODUCTION: Cardiac migration of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunts has been reported, with most easily removed or shortened via a cervical incision. We present a review of the literature, highlighting our unique case with significant scarring requiring open, on-pump, cardiac surgery for removal of migrated distal tubing. CASE PRESENTATION: A 7-year-old boy underwent VP shunt insertion for hydrocephalus secondary to intracranial astrocytoma. He presented at age 17 with evidence of right heart strain, associated with the distal shunt catheter proximally migrated into his heart and pulmonary arteries...
December 28, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029460/-predictive-tools-of-preterm-birth-in-asymptomatic-high-risk-pregnancy
#3
J Blanc, F Bretelle
OBJECTIVE: Describe tools designed to predict preterm birth in asymptomatic high-risk pregnancy and determine their predictive value. METHODS: The PubMed database, the Cochrane Library and the recommendations from the French and foreign obstetrical societies or colleges have been consulted. RESULTS: Obstetric history particularly spontaneous preterm birth identifies a population at risk for preterm birth for the current pregnancy (LE3). This risk is related to the number of prior preterm birth and is even higher than the term of the prior event is more premature and that the event concerns the last pregnancy (LE3)...
October 29, 2016: Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028970/diagnostic-and-therapeutic-difficulties-in-carotid-body-paragangliomas-based-on-clinical-experience-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Karolina Dorobisz, Tadeusz Dorobisz, Hanna Temporale, Tomasz Zatoński, Marzena Kubacka, Mariusz Chabowski, Andrzej Dorobisz, Tomasz Kręcicki, Dariusz Janczak
BACKGROUND: Paragangliomas are rare neuroendocrine tumors, representing 0.03% of all tumors. Half of them develop in the head and neck, and among these 50% are sporadic cervical tumors. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to carry out an epidemiological and clinical analysis of paraganglioma patients diagnosed and treated at the authors' clinics between 1985 and 2014. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The medical data of 47 patients were analyzed. All the patients were qualified for surgery...
November 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027174/anatomy-of-the-platysma-muscle
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Kun Hwang, Ji Yeon Kim, Jae Hyun Lim
The aim of this paper was to review the anatomy the platysma systematically.The term "platysma AND anatomy" was used to search PubMed and Scopus, producing 394 and 214 papers, respectively. After excluding 95 duplicate titles, 513 abstracts and 98 full papers were reviewed. Among these 98 papers, 83 were excluded and 5 were added. Ultimately, 20 papers were analyzed.The most common aging-related change of the platysma was shortening (70.7%), followed by thinning (25.2%). The platysma most commonly originated from the upper portion of thorax anterior to clavicle (67...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002621/acupuncture-and-acupressure-in-labor
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Judith M Schlaeger, Elizabeth M Gabzdyl, Jeanie L Bussell, Nobuari Takakura, Hiroyoshi Yajima, Miho Takayama, Diana J Wilkie
Acupuncture and acupressure, 2 modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine, are based on reducing pain and symptoms of disease through balancing yin and yang. Acupuncture and acupressure have been used in China for reduction of labor pain, labor augmentation, and other intrapartum indications for more than 2 millennia. This article presents a review of the current literature that has addressed the effects of acupuncture and acupressure on intrapartum events. Studies of acupuncture have demonstrated that acupuncture may reduce labor pain, the use of pharmacologic agents, the use of forceps and vacuum-assisted births, and the length of labor...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994775/addressing-stretch-myelopathy-in-multilevel-cervical-kyphosis-with-posterior-surgery-using-cervical-pedicle-screws
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Bijjawara Mahesh, Bidre Upendra, Shekarappa Vijay, Kumar Arun, Reddy Srinivasa
STUDY DESIGN: Technique description and retrospective data analysis. PURPOSE: To describe the technique of cervical kyphosis correction with partial facetectomies and evaluate the outcome of single-stage posterior decompression and kyphosis correction in multilevel cervical myelopathy. OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE: Kyphosis correction in multilevel cervical myelopathy involves anterior and posterior surgery. With the advent of cervical pedicle screw-rod instrumentation, single-stage posterior kyphosis correction is feasible and can address stretch myelopathy by posterior shortening...
December 2016: Asian Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994329/bypass-operation-for-unresectable-esophageal-cancer-postoperative-complications-after-thoracotomy-versus-no-thoracotomy
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Masahiro Kimura
Patients with unresectable esophageal cancer suffer from dysphagia, causing severe malnutrition and reduced quality of life (QOL). We elect to perform bypass because patients can have greater long-term survival with chemoradiation following this operation. We sought to compare complications in cases of bypass without thoracotomy versus those with thoracotomy. Thirty-four locally advanced esophageal cancer patients between 2007 and 2014 were studied. Eighteen patients underwent thoracotomy, and 16 patients did not have a thoracotomy...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992933/sonographic-cervical-shortening-after-labor-induction-is-a-predictor-of-vaginal-delivery
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Ugo Indraccolo, Gennaro Scutiero, Pantaleo Greco
Objective Analyzing if the sonographic evaluation of the cervix (cervical shortening) is a prognostic marker for vaginal delivery. Methods Women who underwent labor induction by using dinoprostone were enrolled. Before the induction and three hours after it, the cervical length was measured by ultrasonography to obtain the cervical shortening. The cervical shortening was introduced in logistic regression models among independent variables and for calculating receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves...
December 19, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922187/tomentosin-induces-telomere-shortening-and-caspase-dependant-apoptosis-in-cervical-cancer-cells
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Nawel Merghoub, Hassan El Btaouri, Laila Benbacer, Saïd Gmouh, Chantal Trentesaux, Bertrand Brassart, Mohammed Attaleb, Claudie Madoulet, Thomas Wenner, Saaid Amzazi, Hamid Morjani, Mohamed El Mzibri
Tomentosin, a natural sesquiterpene lactone purified from of Inula viscosa L., was investigated for its anti-proliferative, telomere shortening, and apoptotic effects on human cervical cancer HeLa and SiHa cell lines. Tomentosin was found to inhibit the growth of SiHa and HeLa cell lines in dose and time-dependent manner (IC50 values of 7.10 ± 0.78 μM and 5.87 ± 0.36 μM, respectively after 96 h of treatment). As evidenced by TTAGGG telomere length assay, tomentosin target specifically the telomeric overhang lengthening...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904309/robot-assisted-abdominal-cerclage-during-pregnancy
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Burak Zeybek, Amanda Hill, Gulden Menderes, Mostafa A Borahay, Masoud Azodi, Gokhan Sami Kilic
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Cervical insufficiency is a difficult condition to diagnose and can lead to preterm birth, miscarriage, or perinatal infant morbidity and mortality. We conducted this retrospective case study and literature review to evaluate the safety and efficacy of robot-assisted abdominal cerclage during pregnancy. METHODS: We conducted a case series and a systematic review that included patients who underwent robot-assisted abdominal cerclage during pregnancy from January 2010 through March 2016...
October 2016: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903087/two-cervical-preparation-regimens-prior-to-surgical-abortion-at-10-14-weeks-of-gestation-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Qingyun Guo, Zhida Qian, Lili Huang
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to determine whether same-day cervical preparation with an osmotic dilator and misoprostol was as effective and safe as overnight cervical preparation for surgical abortions at 10-14 weeks. METHODS: Seventy women seeking surgical abortion at 10-14 weeks were allocated to receive one osmotic dilator 16-17 h or 6-7 h prior to an abortion. All women received misoprostol 400 μg orally 2 h before the abortion. RESULTS: The abortion time of the same-day group was 7...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844147/acute-ivabradine-treatment-reduces-heart-rate-without-increasing-atrial-fibrillation-inducibility-irrespective-of-underlying-vagal-activity-in-dogs
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Kazunori Uemura, Masashi Inagaki, Can Zheng, Toru Kawada, Meihua Li, Masafumi Fukumitsu, Masaru Sugimachi
Ivabradine, a bradycardic agent, has been shown to stably reduce patient's heart rate (HR) in the setting of acute cardiac care. However, an association between atrial fibrillation (AF) risk and acute ivabradine treatment remains a controversial clinical issue, and has not been thoroughly investigated. Bradycardia and abnormal atrial refractoriness induced by ivabradine treatment may enhance vulnerability to AF induction, especially when vagal nerve is concurrently activated. We aimed to experimentally investigate the effects of acute ivabradine treatment with/without concurrent vagal activation on AF inducibility...
November 14, 2016: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806772/-endoscopic-thyroid-surgery-the-past-the-present-and-the-future
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P Wang, Q Z Zhao
Thyroid diseases are much more common in women than in men. The traditional open thyroidectomy brings almost patients significant visible scars in the anterior neck. The demand for cosmesis after surgery promotes the occurrence and development of endoscopic techniques. Various endoscopic techniques were designed to minimize the visible scar and promote the rehabilitation after surgery. In order to achieve these, two distinct ideas have developed. One is committed to shorten the length of surgical incision as much as possible...
November 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746413/characterization-of-inflammatory-responses-by-cervical-cytology-cytokine-expression-and-ultrastructure-changes-in-a-goat-subclinical-endometritis-model
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Chunyan Shao, Heng Wang, Xiaodu Wang, Sheng Jiang, Jing Sun, Houhui Song, Jianji Li
Endometritis is a common puerperal disease in livestock. Thus, a practical clinical test for the establishment of diagnosis is needed. We developed a goat model for subclinical endometritis diagnosis by examining cytological, ultrastructural features and molecular expression in cervical discharge collected by cervical cytobrush method. A suspension of E. coli was infused into the uterine horn of goats, and cervical discharge, peripheral blood and endomertrial biopsy samples were collected before inoculation and at 3, 6, 12, 24, 72, 120 and 168 hr post-inoculation (pi)...
October 16, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741189/prenatally-diagnosed-vasa-previa-a-single-institution-series-of-96-cases
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Val Catanzarite, Larry Cousins, Sean Daneshmand, Wade Schwendemann, Holly Casele, Joanna Adamczak, Tevy Tith, Ami Patel
OBJECTIVE: To describe outcomes for a large cohort of women with prenatally diagnosed vasa previa, determine the percentage in patients without risk factors, and compare delivery timing and indications for singletons and twins. METHODS: This was a retrospective case series of women with prenatally diagnosed vasa previa delivered at a single tertiary center over 12 years. Potential participants were identified using hospital records and perinatal databases. Patients were included if vasa previa was confirmed at delivery and by pathologic examination...
November 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27725298/scarcity-of-implants-has-partially-replaced-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-decompression-and-instrumented-fusion-with-implant-less-expansile-cervical-laminopalsty-paupertas-artis-omnis-perdocet
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Marin Stančić, Ivana Stančić, Petra Barl, Ivan Pašalić
OBJECTIVE: Scarcity of implants during the economic crisis has partially replaced cervical spondylotic myelopathy decompression and instrumented fusion with implant-less expansile cervical laminopalsty. The aim of the study was comparison of the results obtained with instrumented anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion (ACCF) with implant-less expansile cervical laminoplasty (ECL). METHODS: Patients suffering from cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) Nurick 3-5, with preoperative tethering and postoperative untethering were included...
October 7, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718765/vaginal-alpha-lipoic-acid-shows-an-anti-inflammatory-effect-on-the-cervix-preventing-its-shortening-after-primary-tocolysis-a-pilot-randomized-placebo-controlled-study
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Giovanni Grandi, Lucrezia Pignatti, Francesca Ferrari, Giulia Dante, Isabella Neri, Fabio Facchinetti
INTRODUCTION: Inflammation might be an important underlying cause of preterm birth. Our aim is to explore whether vaginal administration α-lipoic acid reduces cervical inflammation and shortening after primary tocolysis. Matherials and Methods: Singleton pregnancies between 24-30 weeks remaining undelivered after hospitalization for preterm labor were randomly allocated to placebo (20 women, 15 analyzed) or vaginal ALA 400 mg daily (20 women, 17 analyzed) for 30 days. A cervical swab to quantify pro-inflammatory (IL1, IL2, IL6, IL8, TNFα) and anti-inflammatory (IL4, IL10) cytokines as well as transvaginal ultrasound cervical length measurement (CL) were performed before and after treatment...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27669366/prenatal-diagnosis-and-early-postnatal-management-of-pyriform-sinus-cyst-experience-at-a-single-medical-center-in-mainland-china
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Wei Zhong, Zhe Wang, Qiu-Ming He, Ting-Ting Shi, Jia-Kang Yu, Guang-Lan Zhang, Dong-Zhi Li
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether prenatal diagnosis of pyriform sinus cyst can improve the prognosis of this disorder. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed in 15 neonates with a pyriform sinus cyst seen at a single center between 2010 and 2014. Among the 15 cases, the diagnosis was made prenatally in eight cases (PreD), while the diagnosis was made postnatally in seven cases (PostD). Neonatal outcome was compared in the two subgroups...
November 2016: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648846/rubber-dam-isolation-for-restorative-treatment-in-dental-patients
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Yan Wang, Chunjie Li, He Yuan, May Cm Wong, Jing Zou, Zongdao Shi, Xuedong Zhou
BACKGROUND: Successful restorations in dental patients depend largely on the effective control of moisture and microbes during the procedure. The rubber dam technique has been one of the most widely used isolation methods in dental restorative treatments. The evidence on the effects of rubber dam usage on the longevity of dental restorations is conflicting. Therefore, it is important to summarise the available evidence to determine the effects of this method. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of rubber dam isolation compared with other types of isolation used for direct and indirect restorative treatments in dental patients...
September 20, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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