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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937268/real-time-intra-procedural-18f-fdg-pet-ct-guided-biopsy-using-automated-robotic-biopsy-arm-ara-in-the-evaluation-of-thoracic-lesions-with-prior-inconclusive-biopsy-results
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Renjith Kalathoorakathu Radhakrishnan, Bhagwant Rai Mittal, Arun Kumar Reddy Gorla, Rajender Kumar Basher, Ashwani Sood, Amanjit Bal, Naveen Kalra, Niranjan Khandelwal, Navneet Singh, Digambar Behera
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and appraise the diagnostic utility of real time 18F-FDG PET/CT guided biopsy under automated robotic biopsy arm (ARA) guidance for the evaluation of thoracic lesions with prior inconclusive biopsy results. METHODS: PET/CT guided biopsy of thoracic lesions was performed in patients who had at least one previous inconclusive biopsy. A total of 25 patients (Male: Female- 18 males, 7 females; Age: Range- 13-75; mean- 53...
September 20, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934530/intraindividual-increase-of-homeostatic-sleep-pressure-across-acute-and-chronic-sleep-loss-a-high-density-eeg-study
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Angelina Maric, Caroline Lustenberger, Esther Werth, Christian R Baumann, Rositsa Poryazova, Reto Huber
Study Objectives: To compare intraindividually the effects of acute sleep deprivation (ASD) and chronic sleep restriction (CSR) on the homeostatic increase in slow wave activity (SWA) and to relate it to impairments in basic cognitive functioning, that is, vigilance. Methods: The increase in SWA after ASD (40 hours of wakefulness) and after CSR (seven nights with time in bed restricted to 5 hours per night) relative to baseline sleep was assessed in nine healthy, male participants (age = 18-26 years) by high-density electroencephalography...
September 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932093/postoperative-inflammation-as-a-possible-cause-of-portal-vein-thrombosis-after-irreversible-electroporation-for-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
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Jun-Jun Su, Ming Su, Kai Xu, Peng-Fei Wang, Li Yan, Shi-Chun Lu, Wan-Qing Gu, Yong-Liang Chen
Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is a rare but serious postoperative complication associated with irreversible electroporation (IRE). We report a case of postoperative PVT in a 54-year-old woman who underwent IRE for locally advanced pancreatic cancer. Drain removal and discharge of the patient from the hospital were scheduled on postoperative day (POD) 7; however, a magnetic resonance imaging scan revealed the presence of PVT. We suspected postoperative inflammation in the pancreas as the main cause of PVT. However, the patient did not undergo any medical treatment because she did not have any clinical symptoms, and she was discharged on POD 8...
August 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928915/portal-vein-thrombosis-after-laparoscopic-total-colectomy-for-colonic-inertia
#4
Joshua Dilday, Maxwell Sirkin, Chelsey McKinnon, Shaun Brown
Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) has been recently documented after a variety of laparoscopic surgeries. Although it is well established in splenectomies, its prevalence in other laparoscopic procedures is rare. PVT in colectomies has been associated with inflammatory processes, such as ulcerative colitis and diverticulitis. We report a case of postoperative PVT following a total abdominal colectomy for colonic inertia. A 27-year-old female underwent an uneventful elective laparoscopic total colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis for colonic inertia, and presented on postoperative day (POD) 3 with obstipation, abdominal distention and emesis...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927190/outcomes-differ-by-first-documented-rhythm-after-witnessed-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-in-children-an-observational-study-with-prospective-nationwide-population-based-cohort-database-in-japan
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Masahiko Hara, Kenichi Hayashi, Tetsuhisa Kitamura
Aims: To evaluate and compare outcomes and impacts of delay of time to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by type of first documented rhythm in paediatric patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Methods and results: We enrolled 3968 paediatric (aged <18 years) OHCA patients whose events were witnessed between 2005 and 2012 from a prospective nationwide population-based cohort database in Japan. We assessed and compared their neurologically favourable 1-month survival according to first documented rhythm: pulseless ventricular tachycardia/ventricular fibrillation (pVT/VF), pulseless electrical activity (PEA), or asystole...
January 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926171/biliary-reconstructive-techniques-and-associated-anatomic-variants-in-adult-living-donor-liver-transplants-the-a2all-experience
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Talia B Baker, Michael A Zimmerman, Nathan P Goodrich, Benjamin Samstein, Elizabeth A Pomfret, James J Pomposelli, Brenda W Gillespie, Carl L Berg, Jean C Emond, Robert M Merion
INTRODUCTION: Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is a technically demanding endeavor, requiring command of the complex anatomy of partial liver grafts. We examined the influence of anatomic variation and reconstruction technique on surgical outcomes and graft survival in the nine-center A2ALL Study. METHODS: Data from 272 adult LDLT recipients (2011-2015) included details on anatomic characteristics and types of intraoperative biliary reconstruction. Associations were tested between reconstruction technique and complications, which included first biliary complication ([BC]; leak, stricture, or biloma) and first vascular complication (hepatic artery thrombosis [HAT] or portal vein thrombosis [PVT])...
September 19, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914760/gnss-receiver-identification-using-clock-derived-metrics
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Daniele Borio, Ciro Gioia, Eduardo Cano Pons, Gianmarco Baldini
Falsifying Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) data with a simulator or with a fake receiver can have a significant economic or safety impact in many transportation applications where Position, Velocity and Time (PVT) are used to enforce a regulation. In this context, the authentication of the source of the PVT data (i.e., the GNSS receiver) is a requirement since data faking can become a serious threat. Receiver fingerprinting techniques represent possible countermeasures to verify the authenticity of a GNSS receiver and of its data...
September 15, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902450/current-status-of-portal-vein-thrombosis-in-japan-results-of-a-questionnaire-survey-by-the-japan-society-for-portal-hypertension
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Seiichiro Kojima, Norihito Watanabe, Jun Koizumi, Shigehiro Kokubu, Naoya Murashima, Shoichi Matsutani, Katsutoshi Obara
AIM: To investigate the current status of portal vein thrombosis (PVT) in Japan, the Clinical Research Committee of the Japan Society of Portal Hypertension conducted a questionnaire survey. METHODS: A questionnaire survey of 539 cases of PVT over the previous 10 years was conducted at institutions affiliated with the Board of Trustees of the Japan Society of Portal Hypertension. RESULTS: The most frequent underlying etiology of PVT was liver cirrhosis (LC) in 75...
September 13, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895757/intoxications-in-the-strida-project-involving-a-panorama-of-psychostimulant-pyrovalerone-derivatives-mdpv-copycats
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Olof Beck, Matilda Bäckberg, Patrick Signell, Anders Helander
CONTEXT: An increasing number of new psychoactive substances (NPS) of different chemical classes have become available through marketing and sale over the Internet. This report from the Swedish STRIDA project presents the prevalence, laboratory results, and clinical features in intoxications involving 11 stimulant pyrovalerone NPS derivatives over a 5-year period. STUDY DESIGN: Case series of consecutive patients with admitted or suspected intake of NPS presenting to Swedish hospitals for emergency treatment from January 2011 to March 2016...
September 12, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883536/techniques-and-long-term-effects-of-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-on-liver-cirrhosis-related-thrombotic-total-occlusion-of-main-portal-vein
#10
Lei Wang, Fuliang He, Zhendong Yue, Hongwei Zhao, Zhenhua Fan, Mengfei Zhao, Bin Qiu, Jiannan Yao, Qiushi Lin, Xiaoqun Dong, Fuquan Liu
Portal vein hypertension (PVH) in liver cirrhosis complicated with portal venous thrombosis (PVT) has been mainly treated with transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS). The clinical effects of TIPS have been confirmed, however, no large-scale studies have been focused on technical analyses and a long-term follow-up, especially on thrombotic total occlusion of main portal vein (MPV). To demonstrate critical techniques and clinical outcome of TIPS on liver cirrhosis-related thrombotic total occlusion of MPV, 98 patients diagnosed with liver cirrhosis related thrombotic total occlusion of MPV and treated with TIPS from January 2000 to January 2010 were retrospectively analyzed...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879621/survival-analysis-of-advanced-hcc-treated-with-radioembolization-comparing-impact-of-clinical-performance-status-versus-vascular-invasion-metastases
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Rehan Ali, Ahmed Gabr, Nadine Abouchaleh, Ali Al Asadi, Ronald A Mora, Laura Kulik, Michael Abecassis, Ahsun Riaz, Riad Salem, Robert J Lewandowski
PURPOSE: In this study, we aim to compare the effects of prognostic indicators on survival analysis for Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) C patients undergoing yttrium-90 radioembolization (Y-90). METHODS: A prospectively acquired database (2003-2017) for BCLC C hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients that underwent radioembolization with Y-90 was searched. The criteria for BCLC C status (Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status (PS) of 1 or 2, metastases, and/or portal vein thrombosis (PVT)) were recorded...
September 6, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877396/neurotensin-in-the-posterior-thalamic-paraventricular-nucleus-inhibitor-of-pharmacologically-relevant-ethanol-drinking
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Surya Pandey, Preeti S Badve, Genevieve R Curtis, Sarah F Leibowitz, Jessica R Barson
Individuals prone to ethanol overconsumption may have preexisting neurochemical disturbances that contribute to their vulnerability. This study examined the paraventricular nucleus of the thalamus (PVT), a limbic structure recently shown to participate in ethanol intake. To identify individuals prone to ethanol overconsumption, we tested Long-Evans rats in behavioral paradigms and found high levels of vertical time (rearing behavior) in a novel activity chamber to be a consistent predictor of subsequent excessive 20 percent ethanol drinking under the intermittent access model...
September 6, 2017: Addiction Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875374/yttrium-90-radioembolization-treatment-for-unresectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-single-centre-prognostic-factors-analysis
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C Floridi, F Pesapane, S A Angileri, D De Palma, F Fontana, F Caspani, A Barile, A Del Sole, C Masciocchi, G Lucignani, G Carrafiello
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and the safety of Y90 radioembolization (Y90-RE) in patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) analysing our results and correlating them with independent prognostic factors for overall survival (OS) and for complications. Forty-three patients with advanced inoperable HCC including those with multiple bilobar lesions or portal vein thrombosis (PVT) treated with Y90-RE were reviewed. Treatment efficacy and safety were evaluated. Survival was calculated by the Kaplan-Meier method...
September 5, 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862714/serum-albumin-levels-in-relation-to-tumor-parameters-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients
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Brian I Carr, Vito Guerra
BACKGROUND: Serum albumin levels have been shown to have prognostic significance in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), as part of an inflammatory index. The aim of this study was to examine the possible relationship of serum albumin levels to parameters of HCC aggressiveness. METHODS: A large HCC patient cohort was retrospectively examined, and the possible relationships of albumin levels to tumor diameter, multifocality, portal vein thrombosis (PVT) and α-fetoprotein levels were examined...
August 28, 2017: International Journal of Biological Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856722/the-doppler-paradox
#15
Ioannis Ntalas, Júlia Karády, Stam Kapetanakis, Ronak Rajani
Obstructive prosthetic valve thrombosis (PVT) is a rare but severe complication that usually occurs in the presence of suboptimal anticoagulation. Although fluoroscopy is commonly used to detect abnormal leaflet motion as a surrogate marker for PVT, its inability to directly visualize adjacent tissue and valve physiology leaves it susceptible to miss clinically important PVT. In this manuscript, we report the case of a 54-year-old woman with a mechanical mitral valve who was admitted to our institute with exertional dyspnea...
August 30, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853803/-portal-vein-thrombosis-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Melissa Dupuis, Laurent Spahr, Emiliano Giostra, Laure Elkrief
Portal vein thrombosis is frequently encountered in patients with cirrhosis. Increased indication for non-invasive imaging in patients with cirrhosis has dramatically increased the recognition of PVT. This has led to a large amount of studies on pathogenesis as well as the prognostic impact of portal vein thrombosis on natural history of cirrhosis. However, in clinical practice, several aspects of the management of portal vein thrombosis remain unclear. This practical review discusses the most recent data toward the management of portal vein thrombosis in cirrhosis, especially regarding : a) the value of etiological workup ; b) the impact of portal vein thrombosis on the natural history of cirrhosis, and c) the indications and modalities of anticoagulation therapy...
August 30, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851659/improving-trend-in-ventricular-fibrillation-pulseless-ventricular-tachycardia-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-in-rochester-minnesota-a-26-year-observational-study-from-1991-to-2016
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Masashi Okubo, Elizabeth J Atkinson, Erik P Hess, Roger D White
BACKGROUND: Mortality from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is characterized by substantial regional variation. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently recommended enhancing the capabilities of EMS systems to improve outcome. In this study, we analyzed the trend in outcome from ventricular fibrillation/pulseless ventricular tachycardia (VF/pVT) OHCA in Rochester, MN. Survival from these forms of arrest is commonly employed as a benchmark of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system performance...
August 26, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851554/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-versus-caffeine-as-a-fatigue-countermeasure
#18
Lindsey K McIntire, R Andy McKinley, Justin M Nelson, Chuck Goodyear
BACKGROUND: To assess the efficacy of using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to remediate the deleterious effects of fatigue induced by sleep deprivation and compare these results to caffeine, a commonly used fatigue countermeasure. OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS: Based on previous research, tDCS of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) can modulate attention and arousal. The authors hypothesize that tDCS can be an effective fatigue countermeasure. METHODS: Five groups of ten participants each received either active tDCS and placebo gum at 1800, caffeine gum with sham tDCS at 1800, active tDCS and placebo gum at 0400, caffeine gum with sham tDCS at 0400, or sham tDCS with placebo gum at 1800 and 0400 during 36-h of sustained wakefulness...
August 18, 2017: Brain Stimulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846490/post-marketing-surveillance-study-to-assess-the-safety-and-tolerability-of-an-inactivated-poliomyelitis-vaccine-in-indian-children
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Hitt Sharma, Rajeev Dhere, Sameer Parekh, Sunil Shewale
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the incidence of adverse events following administration of an Inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine (IPV) manufactured by Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd., Pune, India. METHODS: A single 0.5 ml dose of the IPV was administered intramuscularly to children attending private clinics or out-patient department of hospitals for routine immunization across different cities in India. They were observed over a period of 30 days for local or systemic adverse events and rare case of anaphylaxis, if any...
August 28, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838282/a-retrospective-analysis-comparing-apceden-%C3%A2-dendritic-cell-immunotherapy-with-best-supportive-care-in-refractory-cancer
#20
Chaitanya Kumar, Sakshi Kohli, Srikanth Chiliveru, Poonamalle Parthasarathy Bapsy, Minish Jain, Venkata Sathya Suresh Attili, Jagan Mohan, Ashok K Vaid, Bandana Sharan
AIM: A retrospective survival benefit analysis of APCEDEN(®), APAC BIOTECH Pvt Ltd 69, Jacranda Marg, DLF PHASE II, Gurugram, Haryana, India, an autologous dendritic cell-based product for management of refractory solid malignancies, was performed in comparison with a control group. METHODS: Subjects (retrospective data) whose survival data, geographical region, age, gender, ECOG performance status and stage of disease that could be matched with the treatment group were considered for analysis...
August 25, 2017: Immunotherapy
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