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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328824/early-use-of-noninvasive-techniques-for-clearing-respiratory-secretions-during-noninvasive-positive-pressure-ventilation-in-patients-with-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-hypercapnic-encephalopathy-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Jinrong Wang, Zhaobo Cui, Shuhong Liu, Xiuling Gao, Pan Gao, Yi Shi, Shufen Guo, Peipei Li
Noninvasive positive-pressure ventilation (NPPV) might be superior to conventional mechanical ventilation (CMV) in patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPDs). Inefficient clearance of respiratory secretions provokes NPPV failure in patients with hypercapnic encephalopathy (HE). This study compared CMV and NPPV combined with a noninvasive strategy for clearing secretions in HE and AECOPD patients.The present study is a prospective cohort study of AECOPD and HE patients enrolled between October 2013 and August 2015 in a critical care unit of a major university teaching hospital in China...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325648/role-of-bromocriptine-in-multi-spectral-manifestations-of-traumatic-brain-injury
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Sunil Munakomi, Binod Bhattarai, Bijoy Mohan Kumar
PURPOSE: Despite the prevalence and cost of traumatic brain injury related disabilities, there is paucity in the literature on modern approaches to pharmacotherapy. Medications may promote recovery by enhancing some neurological functions without impacting others. Herein we discussed the role of bromocriptine in neurorehabilitation for patients with traumatic brain injury. METHODS: A cohort comprising of 36 selective nonsurgical cases of traumatic brain injury in minimally conscious state were enrolled in the study...
February 21, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324171/risk-factors-for-delayed-gastric-emptying-after-esophagectomy
#3
Frank Benedix, Tobias Willems, Siegfried Kropf, Daniel Schubert, Patrick Stübs, Stephanie Wolff
PURPOSE: Delayed gastric emptying (DGE) is a common functional disorder after esophagectomy with gastric tube reconstruction. Little is known about risk factors that can predict this debilitating complication. METHODS: Patients who underwent elective esophagectomy from 2008 to 2016 in a single center were retrospectively reviewed. Diagnosis of DGE was based on clinical, radiological, and endoscopic findings. Uni- and multivariate analyses were performed to identify patient-, tumor-, and procedure-related factors that increase the risk of DGE...
March 21, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323002/mir-218-inhibited-tumor-angiogenesis-by-targeting-robo1-in-gastric-cancer
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Zhang Xiangyuan, Dong Jiaqiang, He Yan, Zhao Ming, Liu Zhen, Wang Na, Jiang Mingzuo, Zhang Zhe, Liu Gang, Liu Haiming, Nie Yongzhan, Fan Daiming, Tie Jun
Aberrant expression of miRNAs is involved in several carcinogenic processes, including tumor growth, metastasis and angiogenesis. The aim of this study was to determine the role of miR-218 in gastric cancer angiogenesis. In situ hybridization was performed on a set of tissue microarray samples to assess the difference in miR-218 expression in vessels between tumor tissues and normal gastric mucosa. In vitro, ectopic expression of miR-218 disturbed the tubular structure and inhibited the migration of endothelial cells...
March 17, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320382/laparoscopic-t-tube-feeding-jejunostomy-as-an-adjunct-to-staging-laparoscopy-for-upper-gastrointestinal-malignancies-the-technique-and-review-of-outcomes
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Sze Li Siow, Hans Alexander Mahendran, Chee Ming Wong, Nirumal Kumar Milaksh, Myo Nyunt
BACKGROUND: In recent years, staging laparoscopy has gained acceptance as part of the assessment of resectability of upper gastrointestinal (UGI) malignancies. Not infrequently, we encounter tumours that are either locally advanced; requiring neoadjuvant therapy or occult peritoneal disease that requires palliation. In all these cases, the establishment of enteral feeding during staging laparoscopy is important for patients' nutrition. This review describes our technique of performing laparoscopic feeding jejunostomy and the clinical outcomes...
March 20, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318164/-application-of-gastric-tube-interposition-by-touching-laryngeal-prominence-in-postoperative-oral-cancer-patients
#6
Guo Huan, Bi Xiaoqin
OBJECTIVE: This study explores the application of gastric tube interposition by touching laryngeal prominence in postoperative oral cancer patients. METHODS: This trial includes 66 patients treated in the West China Hospital of Stomatology from August 2014 to December 2014. These patients were randomly divided into two groups: the test group included 33 patients who underwent gastric tube interposition by touching laryngeal prominence; the 33 other patients, who served as control group, underwent regular gastric tube interposition...
December 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303301/impact-of-tapered-cuff-tracheal-tube-on-microaspiration-of-gastric-contents-in-intubated-critically-ill-patients-a-multicenter-cluster-randomized-cross-over-controlled-trial
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Emmanuelle Jaillette, Christophe Girault, Guillaume Brunin, Farid Zerimech, Hélène Behal, Arnaud Chiche, Céline Broucqsault-Dedrie, Cyril Fayolle, Franck Minacori, Isabelle Alves, Stéphanie Barrailler, Julien Labreuche, Laurent Robriquet, Fabienne Tamion, Emmanuel Delaporte, Damien Thellier, Claire Delcourte, Alain Duhamel, Saad Nseir
PURPOSE: Studies on the impact of tapered-cuff tracheal tubes on rates of microaspiration and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in intubated patients have reported conflicting results. The aim of this study was to determine the influence of this shape of tracheal cuff on abundant microaspiration of gastric contents in critically ill patients. METHODS: All patients intubated in the intensive care unit (ICU) and requiring mechanical ventilation for at least 48 h were eligible for this multicenter cluster-randomized controlled cross-over open-label study...
March 16, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299227/resection-of-the-gastric-tube-reconstructed-through-the-retrosternal-route-without-sternotomy
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Masahiro Kimura, Yasuyuki Shibata, Kotaro Mizuno, Hironori Tanaka, Motoki Hato, Satoshi Taniwaki, Yoichiro Mori, Nobuo Ochi, Takaya Nagasaki, Shuhei Ueno, Yuki Eguchi
With advances of combined modality therapy, prognoses in esophageal cancer have been improving. After resection of esophageal cancer, the development of gastric tube cancer is a risk. While such cancer in an early stage can be cured endoscopically, total gastric tube resection is indicated in advanced stages. A 68-year-old man underwent subtotal esophagectomy reconstructed with a gastric tube through the retrosternal route. Gastric cancer was found one and a half years postoperatively. The gastric tube was resected without sternotomy...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298944/4-point-ultrasonography-to-confirm-the-correct-position-of-the-nasogastric-tube-in-114-critically-ill-patients
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Marianna Zatelli, Norberto Vezzali
PURPOSE: Nasogastric feeding tube is routinely positioned in intensive care units. The complications of misplacement are rare but very dangerous for the patients. The aim of this study is to estimate the diagnostic accuracy of this new technique, 4-point ultrasonography to confirm nasogastric tube placement in intensive care. METHODS: One hundred fourteen critical ill patients monitored in ICU were included. The intensivist provided in real time to perform the exam in four steps: sonography from either the right or left side of the patient's neck to visualize the esophagus, sonography of epigastrium to confirm the passage through the esophagogastric junction and the positioning in antrum, sonography of the fundus...
March 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293098/preventing-pancreatic-fistula-after-distal-pancreatectomy-an-invagination-method
#10
Nagato Katsura, Yasuhiro Kawai, Takashi Gomi, Kenji Okumura, Takahiko Hoashi, Seijun Fukuda, Katsushi Takebayashi, Kenji Shimizu, Masugi Satoh
Following an increase in the use of the GIA stapler for treating a pancreatic stump, more techniques to prevent postoperative pancreatic juice leakage have been required. We describe one successful case using our new technique of invaginating the cut end of the pancreas into the stomach to prevent a pancreatic fistula (PF) from occurring. A 50-year-old woman with pancreatic cancer in the tail of the pancreas underwent distal pancreatectomy, causing a grade A PF. We resected the distal pancreas without additional reinforcement to invaginate the stump into the gastric posterior wall with single layer anastomosis using a 3-0 absorbable suture...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292996/-a-case-of-resected-advanced-esophageal-cancer-that-responded-to-combination-therapy-comprising-docetaxel-cisplatin-and-5-fluorouracil
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Yoshio Kuga, Shosuke Kitamura, Teruo Mouri, Tomohiro Miwata, Hideto Sakimoto, Toshihiro Nishida
We report a case of resected advanced esophagealcancer that responded wellto first-line combination therapy with docetaxel, cisplatin, and 5-fluorouracil(DCF therapy). A 72-year-old man was admitted to our hospital in January 2013 because of dysphagia. On the basis of the computed tomography(CT)and gastroendoscopy findings, he was diagnosed with advanced esophagealcancer with lymph node metastasis. The patient was treated with DCF therapy. After 2 courses of treatment, the primary tumor and lymph node metastasis were reduced on CT...
March 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291783/oesophageal-heat-exchangers-with-a-diameter-of-11mm-or-14-7mm-are-equally-effective-and-safe-for-targeted-temperature-management
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Daniel C Schroeder, Maria Guschlbauer, Alexandra C Maul, Daniel A Cremer, Ingrid Becker, David de la Puente Bethencourt, Peter Paal, Stephan A Padosch, Wolfgang A Wetsch, Thorsten Annecke, Bernd W Böttiger, Anja Sterner-Kock, Holger Herff
BACKGROUND: Targeted temperature management (TTM) is widely used in critical care settings for conditions including hepatic encephalopathy, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, meningitis, myocardial infarction, paediatric cardiac arrest, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, ischemic stroke and sepsis. Furthermore, TTM is a key treatment for patients after out-of-hospital cardiac-arrest (OHCA). However, the optimal cooling method, which is quick, safe and cost-effective still remains controversial...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275487/experiences-in-the-management-of-anastomotic-leakages-and-analysis-of-the-factors-affecting-leakage-healing-in-patients-with-esophagogastric-junction-cancer
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Ningning Ding, Yousheng Mao, Jie He, Shugeng Gao, Yue Zhao, Ding Yang, Kelin Sun, Guiyu Cheng, Juwei Mu, Qi Xue, Dali Wang, Jun Zhao, Yushun Gao, Xiangyang Liu, Dekang Fang, Jian Li, Yonggang Wang, Jinfeng Huang, Bing Wang, Liangze Zhang
BACKGROUND: It was reported in the literatures that the incidence of anastomotic leakage in patients with esophagogastric junction cancer decreased due to application of staplers and closure devices as well as gastric conduit technique in recent years, however, it increased slightly at our center since widely using the above devices and gastric conduit techniques from 2009. The objective of this study was to summarize our experiences in the management of anastomotic leakages and analyze the factors affecting leakage healing in the patients with esophagogastric junction cancer after surgical resection in recent 6 years...
February 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267947/ambu%C3%A2-auragain%C3%A2-versus-lma-supreme%C3%A2-second-seal%C3%A2-a-randomised-controlled-trial-comparing-oropharyngeal-leak-pressures-and-gastric-drain-functionality-in-spontaneously-breathing-patients
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I I Shariffuddin, W H Teoh, Ebk Tang, Nhm Hashim, P S Loh
Newer second generation supraglottic airway devices may perform differently in vivo due to material and design modifications. We compared performance characteristics of the Ambu® AuraGain™ and LMA Supreme™ Second Seal™ in 100 spontaneously breathing anaesthetised patients in this randomised controlled study. We studied oropharyngeal leak pressures (OLP) (primary outcome) and secondarily, ease of insertion, success rates, haemodynamic response, time to insertion, and complications of usage. We found no significant difference in OLP between the AuraGain versus the LMA Supreme, mean (standard deviation, SD) 24...
March 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267808/gastric-tube-versus-whole-stomach-esophagectomy-for-esophageal-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
Wenxiong Zhang, Dongliang Yu, Jinhua Peng, Jianjun Xu, Yiping Wei
OBJECTIVES: To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies comparing the gastric-tube vs. whole-stomach for esophageal cancer in order to determine the optimal surgical technique of esophagectomy. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was performed using PubMed, EMBASE, ScienceDirect, Ovid MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, Google Scholar, and Scopus. Clinical trials that compared the gastric-tube versus whole-stomach for esophageal cancer were selected...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256150/an-immobile-postsurgical-nasojejunal-tube-a-case-for-king-arthur
#16
Rui Morais, Margarida Marques, Susana Rodrigues, Guilherme Macedo
A patient was referred to an Endoscopy Unit for removal of a nasojejunal feeding tube that was previously inserted one week before during gastric surgery. Upper endoscopy revealed the nasojejunal tube sutured to the gastric wall and it was then removed with hot biopsy forceps. This case represents an uncommon complication of gastric surgery and highlights that a nasojejunal feeding tube should only be positioned after the suturing procedures and the mobility of the tube should always be tested during surgery...
March 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253353/effect-of-goal-directed-therapy-on-outcome-after-esophageal-surgery-a-quality-improvement-study
#17
Denise P Veelo, Mark I van Berge Henegouwen, Kirsten S Ouwehand, Bart F Geerts, Maarten C J Anderegg, Susan van Dieren, Benedikt Preckel, Jan M Binnekade, Suzanne S Gisbertz, Markus W Hollmann
BACKGROUND: Goal-directed therapy (GDT) can reduce postoperative complications in high-risk surgery patients. It is uncertain whether GDT has the same benefits in patients undergoing esophageal surgery. Goal of this Quality Improvement study was to evaluate the effects of a stroke volume guided GDT on post-operative outcome. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We compared the postoperative outcome of patients undergoing esophagectomy before (99 patients) and after (100 patients) implementation of GDT...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249868/cortrak-assisted-feeding-tube-insertion-a-comprehensive-review-of-adverse-events-in-the-maude-database
#18
Annette M Bourgault, Lillian Aguirre, Joseph Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: Electromagnetic devices to guide feeding tube placement such as the CORTRAK Enteral Access System have shown promising results; however, researchers in recent studies have expressed concern that a higher level of user expertise may be required for safe use. OBJECTIVES: To review adverse events related to CORTRAK-assisted feeding tube insertion reported in the Food and Drug Administration's Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database...
March 2017: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244418/influence-of-the-extent-and-dose-of-radiation-on-complications-after-neoadjuvant-chemoradiation-and-subsequent-esophagectomy-with-gastric-tube-reconstruction-with-a-cervical-anastomosis
#19
M Koëter, N Kathiravetpillai, J A Gooszen, M I van Berge Henegouwen, S S Gisbertz, M J C van der Sangen, M D P Luyer, G A P Nieuwenhuijzen, M C C M Hulshof
PURPOSE: To determine, in a large series, the influence of the extent and dose of radiation to the fundus of the stomach and mediastinum on the development and severity of anastomotic complications in patients with esophageal cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiation followed by esophagectomy with cervical anastomosis. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Between 2005 and 2012, 364 consecutive patients with esophageal cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiation (41.4 Gy combined with chemotherapy) followed by esophagectomy were included...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244297/therapeutic-effects-of-korean-red-ginseng-extract-in-a-murine-model-of-atopic-dermatitis-anti-pruritic-and-anti-inflammatory-mechanism
#20
Hyun Joo Lee, Sang Hyun Cho
Korean red ginseng (KRG) and ginsenosides exhibit diverse biological effects, including anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic. We aimed to investigate the therapeutic effect of KRG in a murine model of atopic dermatitis (AD) is mediated whether by diminishing the pruritus or by suppressing the inflammation. Thirty NC/Nga mice were randomly divided to 5 groups. AD-like skin lesions were induced by percutaneous challenge with 2,4,6-trinitro-1-chrolobenzene (TNCB) on the ears and backs of NC/Nga mice. KRG extract, evening primrose oil, cyclosporine, and phosphate-buffered saline were administered orally by a gastric tube...
April 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
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