Asian J Surg 2022 Jan 23;45(1):671-674. Epub 2021 Nov 23.
Inner Mongolia Medical University, Department of Anesthesia, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Inner Mongolia Medical University, 59 NO. Kerqin South Road, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, 010020, China. Electronic address:
Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 2022 Feb;28(2):65-71
From the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC.
Objectives: Given the risk of postoperative pain and specifically neuropathic gluteal pain after a sacrospinous ligament suspension, we conducted a randomized trial to compare a 2-week course of gabapentin versus placebo on postoperative pain after a sacrospinous ligament fixation.Methods: This double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled trial compared 2 weeks of gabapentin (300 mg nightly for 3 days and then 300 mg twice a day for 11 days) versus identical-appearing placebo after a sacrospinous ligament fixation procedure. The primary outcome was participant-reported average pain during normal activity in the past 24 hours (score 0-10 on the validated Surgical Pain Scale) assessed on postoperative day (POD) 7. Read More
Bone Jt Open 2022 Jan;3(1):93-97
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Artificial intelligence and machine-learning analytics have gained extensive popularity in recent years due to their clinically relevant applications. A wide range of proof-of-concept studies have demonstrated the ability of these analyses to personalize risk prediction, detect implant specifics from imaging, and monitor and assess patient movement and recovery. Though these applications are exciting and could potentially influence practice, it is imperative to understand when these analyses are indicated and where the data are derived from, prior to investing resources and confidence into the results and conclusions. Read More
Biomed Res Int 2022 17;2022:7690960. Epub 2022 Jan 17.
Department of Orthodontics, Shanghai Engineering Research Center of Tooth Restoration and Regeneration, School and Hospital of Stomatology, Tongji University, Shanghai, China.
There is low evidence for the possible association between obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) and periodontitis, necessitating further research. This study was aimed at investigating this association. For the in vitro study, 8-day-old Wistar rats were divided into the unilateral nasal obstruction group (UNO) and the sham surgery group (SHAM). Read More
Scars Burn Heal 2022 Jan-Dec;8:20595131211038313. Epub 2022 Jan 19.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, USA.
Introduction: The extracellular matrix (ECM) plays an integral role in wound healing. It provides both structure and growth factors that allow for the organised cell proliferation. Large or complex tissue defects may compromise host ECM, creating an environment that is unfavourable for the recovery of anatomical function and appearance. Read More
Ann Vasc Dis 2021 Dec;14(4):407-410
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan.
Chronic mesenteric ischemia (CMI) involving occlusion and/or stenosis of multiple mesenteric arteries is rare. We report our experience with a 66-year-old man who presented with a more than 3 months history of abdominal pain and vomiting/diarrhea. A diagnosis of CMI due to occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) and severe stenosis of the celiac artery by median arcuate ligament syndrome was made. Read More