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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232803/-successful-embolization-for-recurrent-varicocele-of-testis-after-microsurgical-subinguinal-varicocelectomy
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Mai Kimakura, Akira Nagahara, Shinichiro Fukuhara, Kazutoshi Fujita, Motohide Uemura, Hiroshi Kiuchi, Ryoichi Imamura, Yasushi Miyagawa, Hiroki Higashihara, Keigo Osuga, Norio Nonomura
Microscopic subinguinal varicocelectomy has a recurrence of less than 1%, and varicocele recurrence is supposed to be an uncommon post-surgery adverse event. At present, no guidelines exist for the management of recurrent varicoceles after surgery. In this report, we present two cases of post-surgery recurrent varicocele of the testis. Case_1 : A 23-year-old male patient who had undergone microscopic subinguinal varicocelectomy for a grade 3 varicocele was referred to our hospital because of recurrent varicocele...
November 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232798/-solitary-fibrous-tumor-of-the-kidney
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Masaomi Ikeda, Yusuke Sakata, Takashi Tachibana, Hideyuki Yamashita, Rikiya Takashima, Atsuko Hara, Shojiroh Morinaga, Akira Irie
A 59-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with the finding of an incidentaloma in her right kidney. Computed tomographyand magnetic resonance imaging showed a solid tumor, approximately8 cm in diameter, at the lower pole of the right kidney. Partial nephrectomy was performed without a renal vessel clamp. Histopathologically, fibroblast-like spindle cells were proliferating with rich collagenous fibers, and tumor cells were infiltrated into the renal parenchyma. The tumor cells were stained positive with CD34, CD99, and bcl-2...
November 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232529/arantius-ligament-suspension-a-novel-technique-for-retraction-of-the-left-lateral-lobe-liver-during-laparoscopic-isolated-caudate-lobectomy
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Songshan Chai, Jianping Zhao, Yuxin Zhang, Shuai Xiang, Wanguang Zhang
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic isolated caudate lobectomy remains a challenging procedure because of its deep location and proximity to the important vessels. We present a novel technique, Arantius ligament suspension, which could improve operative field exposure in laparoscopic isolated caudate lobectomy through retraction of the left lateral lobe liver. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Arantius ligament suspension technique was performed in 6 selected patients during laparoscopic isolated caudate lobectomy in our center: 2 with symptomatic hepatic cavernous hemangioma and 4 with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232409/lupeol-and-stigmasterol-suppress-tumor-angiogenesis-and-inhibit-cholangiocarcinoma-growth-in-mice-via-downregulation-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE
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Thaned Kangsamaksin, Supattra Chaithongyot, Chanida Wootthichairangsan, Rattanavinan Hanchaina, Chayada Tangshewinsirikul, Jisnuson Svasti
Lupeol and stigmasterol, major phytosterols in various herbal plants, possess anti-inflammatory activities and have been proposed as candidates for anti-cancer agents, but their molecular mechanisms are still unclear. Here, we investigated the effects of lupeol and stigmasterol on tumor and endothelial cells in vitro and their anti-cancer activities in vivo. Our results demonstrated that lupeol and stigmasterol suppressed cell viability, migration, and morphogenesis of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) but not cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232251/are-the-brain-s-vascular-and-alzheimer-pathologies-additive-or-interactive
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Rebecca Koncz, Perminder Sachdev
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Alzheimer's disease and cerebrovascular disease (CVD) commonly co-occur. Whether CVD promotes the progression of Alzheimer's disease pathology remains a source of great interest. Recent technological developments have enabled us to examine their inter-relationship using quantifiable, biomarker-based approaches. We provide an overview of advances in understanding the relationship between vascular and Alzheimer's disease pathologies, with particular emphasis on β-amyloid and tau as measured by positron emission tomography and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) concentration, and magnetic resonance imaging markers of small vessel disease (SVD)...
December 9, 2017: Current Opinion in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232054/high-speed-microscopy-for-in-vivo-monitoring-of-lymph-dynamics
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Mustafa Sarimollaoglu, Amanda J Stolarz, Dmitry A Nedosekin, Brittney R Garner, Terry W Fletcher, Ekaterina I Galanzha, Nancy J Rusch, Vladimir P Zharov
The lymphatic system contributes to body homeostasis by clearing fluid, lipids, plasma proteins, and immune cells from the interstitial space. Many studies have been performed to understand lymphatic function under normal conditions and during disease. Nevertheless, a further improvement in quantification of lymphatic behavior is needed. Here, we present advanced bright-field microscopy for in vivo imaging of lymph vessels and automated quantification of lymphatic function at temporal resolution of 2 ms. Full frame videos were compressed and recorded continuously at up to 540 frames per second...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232006/reconstruction-of-a-large-full-thickness-abdominal-wall-defect-with-flow-through-based-alt-flaps-a-case-report
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Dong Yeon Kim, Junho Lee, Jeong Tae Kim, Hye Kyung Chang, Suk-Ho Moon
An extensive 35 × 20 cm sized full-thickness abdominal wall defect was created after resection of aggressive abdominal fibromatosis in a 19-year-old male patient. Immediate reconstruction was not possible due to prolonged operation time and resulting severe bowel edema. A silicone sheet with NPWT was applied over the exposed viscera. After 1 week, silicone sheet was substituted with a composite mesh. Then, abdominal wall reconstruction with bilateral free anterolateral thigh (ALT) flaps (30 × 12 cm and 25 × 12 cm sized) was performed...
December 12, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231792/patient-selection-for-mechanical-thrombectomy-in-posterior-circulation-emergent-large-vessel-occlusion
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Scott Raymond, Natalia Sana Rost, Pamela Whitney Schaefer, Thabele Leslie-Mazwi, Joshua A Hirsch, Ramon Gilberto Gonzalez, James Rabinov
Triage of posterior circulation stroke from emergent large-vessel occlusion (pc-ELVO) is challenging owing to the stuttering clinical course and potential for rapid decline. Growing clinical data support the use of mechanical thrombectomy in pc-ELVO, but there are limited data addressing the clinical and imaging criteria for patient selection. We present our triage algorithm used to select patients for endovascular therapy (EVT) in the setting of pc-ELVOS. We use a consecutive retrospective database from 2004 to 2016 to describe the practice patterns and prognostic factors for pc-ELVO patients treated using both medical and EVT...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231621/-discussion-on-xuetou-xingzou-xuedao-ge-and-meridian-qi-flowing-cycle
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Min Chen
The xuetou xingzou xuedao ge is the representative for traumatic injury treated with acupoints of shaolin traumatology. It is mentioned that blood circulates to different acupoints in the governor vessel and the conception vessel at different time divisions a day. In the paper, the relationship is discussed between the blood circulation and the qi flowing cycle in the governor vessel, the conception vessel and the 12 regular meridians. It is found that the time for blood passing by at acupoint is closely related to the time division in meridian qi flowing...
May 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231605/-clinical-research-of-mild-and-moderate-lumbar-disc-herniation-of-blood-stagnation-syndrome-treated-with-qi-conducting-needling-technique-at-the-governor-vessel-acupoints-combined-with-electroacupuncture
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Yaochi Wu, Yijun Sun, Junfeng Zhang, Yan Li, Chongmiao Wang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the difference in the clinical therapeutic effects on mild and moderate lumbar disc herniation (LDH) of blood stagnation syndrome between qi-conducting needling technique at the governor vessel acupoints combined with electroacupuncture (EA) and conventional EA. METHODS: Two hundred and one patients of LDH at the mild and moderate stage, differentiated as blood stagnation syndrome were randomized into an observation group (101 cases) and a control group (100 cases)...
May 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231557/-discussion-on-rules-of-acupoint-selection-for-vascular-dementia
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Shuai Li, Jie Tan, Hong Zhang, Guilan Huang, Duoxi Deng, Quanrui Jiang
OBJECTIVE: The clinical research literature regarding acupuncture treatment for vascular dementia was reviewed and analyzed to provide the references for clinical selection and compatibility of acupoints. METHODS: With computer and manual retrieval method, the clinical literature regarding acupuncture treatment for vascular dementia in recent 10 years was collected. The acupoint type, meridian and use frequency were analyzed. RESULTS: Totally 38 articles of acupuncture treatment for vascular dementia were screened; the most selected meridians were the governor vessel, gallbladder meridian, stomach meridian and spleen meridian; the main acupoints with frequency of more than 5 times were Baihui (GV 20), Sishencong (EX-HN 1), Shenting (GV 24), Fengchi (SP 40) and Shuigou (GV 26); the matching acupoints with frequency of more than 5 times were Fenglong (ST 40), Zusanli (ST 36), Taichong (LR 3), Taixi (KI 3), Sanyinjiao (SP 6), Xuehai (SP 10), Zhongwan (CV 12), Neiguan (PC 6), Fengchi (GB 20)...
July 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231540/-acupuncture-combined-with-rehabilitation-training-for-the-limb-spasm-after-stroke
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Lei Xu, Min Wang, Fei Li, Jun Yang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the different clinical effects on the limb spasm after stroke among acupuncture mainly at governor vessel (GV) and Jiaji (EX-B 2) combined with rehabilitation training, simple acupuncture and simple rehabilitation training. METHODS: Ninety patients according to admission sequence were randomized into a combination group, an acupuncture group and a rehabilitation group, 30 cases in each one. The comprehensive treatment was applied in the combination group...
July 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231514/-development-of-non-traumatic-pain-acupuncture-moxibustion-apparatus-and-its-industrialization
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Qian Ran, Xingpeng Jiang
In order to alleviate the discomforts induced by the invasive manipulation of acupuncture, improve the acceptability of acupuncture-moxibustion therapy and promote the application of it in healthcare, the research team developed the non-traumatic-pain acupuncture-moxibustion apparatus for disease treatment and prevention as well as healthcare, such as crude herbal moxibustion plus cupping device (cupping device), the healthcare cloth for warming the governor vessel (healthcare cloth) and the governor vessel intelligent diagnosis apparatus (diagnosis apparatus)...
June 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231512/-discussion-on-dry-needling-being-part-of-acupuncture
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Zengfu Peng, Nenggui Xu, Zhaoxiang Bian, Canhui Li, Weidong Lu, Tao Huang, Shaobai Wang
We think that all the methods of puncturing into the skin to prevent and treat diseases are belong to acupuncture science. In spite of its basic theory of meridian and acupoint, anatomy and physiology have been important parts of modern acupuncture science. "Dry needling", however, is limited to trigger point theory. As for the positions, acupuncture is applied mainly at acupoints, involving in skin, muscles, tendons, vessels and nerves; while "dry needling" is used mostly at muscles. The needles of acupuncture are in various lengths and diameters and its manipulations are abundant, including the traditional skills and the achievements of modern science and technology research, such as electroacupuncture...
June 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231509/-summary-of-professor-yang-jun-s-experience-for-intractable-facial-paralysis
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Tao Wang, Zaiyuan Li, Tingqiu Ge, Man Zhang, Aihong Yuan, Jun Yang
Professor YANG Jun's experience of diagnosis and treatment for intractable facial paralysis is introduced. Professor YANG focuses on the thinking model that combines TCM, western medicine and acupuncture, and adopts the differentiation system that combines disease differentiation, syndrome differentiation and meridian differentiation; he adopts the treatment integrates etiological treatment, overall regulation, symptomatic treatment as well as acupuncture, moxibustion, medication and flash cupping. The acupoints of yangming meridians are mostly selected, and acupoints of governor vessel such as Dazhui (GV 14) and Jinsuo (GV 8) are highly valued...
June 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231495/-relapsing-remitting-multiple-sclerosis-at-remission-stage-treated-with-acupuncture-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Chunchen Wang, Zhigang Chen, Linpeng Wang, Xinyu Ma, Yi Xing, Aitong Li, Fan Zhang, Tao Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the differences in the therapeutic effects on relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) at remission stage between acupuncture at acupoints and shallow needling therapy at the nearby points. METHODS: Forty-two patients of RRMS were randomized into an observation group and a control group, 21 cases in each one. In the observation group, besides the basic treatment, acupuncture was applied according to WANG Leting's empirical prescriptions as "the empirical ten needles" "thirteen needles of the governor vessel" "twelve needles of hand and foot" as well as the symptomatic points...
June 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231493/-a-new-textual-criticism-on-block-printed-edition-of-zhenjiu-dacheng-in-the-ming-dynasty
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Xiaoyang Yu, Junfeng Xu, Xuemin Shi
It has always been considered that Zhenjiu Dacheng (Compendium of Acupuncture and Moxibustion) printed by ZHAO Wenbing is the earliest version. In comparative study, it is found that there are two versions in the Ming dynasty, one is the original, stored in the Library of China Academy of Sciences and another one is the revision, stored in the Library of Tianjin University of TCM, Zhejiang Provincial Library and the Library of China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences. The last item, Chengjiang (CV 24) in the Acupoint Indication of Conception Vessel in volume 7 is included in the revised edition, but not covered in the original one, which is the difference between the two versions...
February 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231485/-he-xingwei-s-exploration-and-experience-in-the-pathogenesis-and-treatment-of-motor-impairment-of-the-trunk-after-stroke
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Peng Zhang, Songfeng Hu, Fan He, Jinying Fang, Qiang Wang, Xingwei He
In the paper, it is introduced professor HE Xingwei's recognition on the pathogenesis and professor HE's experience in the treatment of the motor impairment of the trunk after stroke. Professor He believes that the motor impairment of the trunk after stroke is the essential factor affecting the rehabilitation in stroke. The motor impairment of the trunk after stroke results from brain marrow damage and spiritual impairment. Hence, regaining the consciousness and promoting the circulation of the governor vessel are the basic principles of the treatment, named regulating the mind and controlling qi, benefiting qi and warming yang, tonifying the kidney and filling up the essence, and promoting the circulation of the governor vessel...
February 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231439/-professor-lai-xinsheng-s-clinical-experience-in-the-treatment-of-premature-ovarian-failure-with-tongyuan-acupuncture-technique-and-chinese-herbal-medicine
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Xiaozhe Li, Sujuan Zhang
In the treatment of premature ovarian failure (POF), professor LAI Xinsheng focuses on the determination of syndrome to seek for etiology, associating with the differentiation of meridian and collateral and that of zangfu organs. Professor LAI believes that POF is mainly manifested as amenorrhea and infertility, localized in the kidney, with the dysfunction of liver, spleen and heart. It is impacted by many pathological factors, such as cold blockage, qi stagnation, blood stagnation, blood deficiency, yin deficiency, etc...
March 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231351/-brief-discussion-on-acupuncture-technique-controlling-qihai-to-regulate-blood-pressure-proposed-by-academician-shi-xuemin
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Liang Yu, Xifa Xu, Jian Liu, Xiaonong Fan
According to Qihai theory, academician SHI Xuemin established the acupuncture technique "controlling Qihai to regulate blood pressure" which focused on Renying (ST 9), and achieved favorable effects in clinical application. In this paper, based on the Qihai theory, from aspects of Yuanqi, Zongqi, Yingqi and Weiqi and relations among qi, blood and veins in TCM, and cardiac output, sympathetic nerve activity and blood vessels in modern medicine, the understanding on hypertension was explained. As a result, both TCM and modern medicine had consistency in the understanding of hypertension, reflecting the scientificity and practicability of this acupuncture technique...
August 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
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