422,236 results match your criteria Abdominal Incisions and Sutures in Gynecologic Oncological Surgery


Ultrasound shear wave elastography effectively predicts integrity of ventral hernia repair using acellular dermal matrix augmented with platelet-rich plasma (PRP).

Surg Endosc 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, 309D Wisenbaker Engineering Research Center, College Station, TX, 77843-3128, USA.

Background: Complications of ventral hernia repair (VHR) may be investigated by computed tomography or ultrasound (US) but neither modality gives a quantifiable metric of repair quality short of identifying hernia recurrence. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a growth factor-rich autologous blood product, has been shown to improve incorporation of native tissue with bioprosthetics. In this study, we investigate the effect of PRP on the incorporation and mechanical integrity of a non-crosslinked porcine acellular dermal matrix (pADM) in a rodent model of VHR and the correlative ability of ultrasound shear wave elastography (US-SWE) to assess repair quality. Read More

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December 2018

The content validity of the ANMS GCSI-DD in patients with idiopathic or diabetic gastroparesis.

J Patient Rep Outcomes 2018 Dec 13;2(1):61. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Temple University Hospital, 3401 N Broad Street, #1003, Philadelphia, PA, 19140, USA.

Background: The American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society Gastroparesis Cardinal Symptom Index-Daily Diary (ANMS GCSI-DD) was developed to meet Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommendations for patient-reported outcome (PRO) endpoints in gastroparesis studies, including therapeutic trials. The current version of the ANMS GCSI-DD contains five items pertaining to nausea, early satiety, post-prandial fullness, upper abdominal pain, and vomiting. The specific aims of this study were to determine if the appropriate symptoms are included in the ANMS GCSI-DD and to assess the content validity in patients with idiopathic (IG) and diabetic gastroparesis (DG). Read More

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December 2018

Laparoscopic Roux-En-Y Fistulo-Jejunostomy, a Preferred Technique after Failure of Endoscopic and Radiologic Management of Fistula Post Sleeve Gastrectomy.

Obes Surg 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Digestive Surgery, Archet II Hospital, University of Nice-Sophia-Antipolis, 151 Route de Saint-Antoine, 06200, Nice, France.

Background: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy represents the most performed bariatric procedure in France. Staple line leak is the major short-term complication of the procedure. Patients with persistent fistula after sleeve gastrectomy, after failure of endoscopic and radiological treatment, are candidates for salvage surgery. Read More

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December 2018

A novel rare CUBN variant and three additional genes identified in Europeans with and without diabetes: results from an exome-wide association study of albuminuria.

Diabetologia 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Aims/hypothesis: Identifying rare coding variants associated with albuminuria may open new avenues for preventing chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease, which are highly prevalent in individuals with diabetes. Efforts to identify genetic susceptibility variants for albuminuria have so far been limited, with the majority of studies focusing on common variants.

Methods: We performed an exome-wide association study to identify coding variants in a two-stage (discovery and replication) approach. Read More

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December 2018

Segmental replacement to treat abdominal aortic aneurysm with bilateral accessory renal artery.

J Vasc Surg Cases Innov Tech 2018 Dec 4;4(4):305-306. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hokkaido Prefectural Kitami Hospital, Kitami, Hokkaido, Japan.

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December 2018

Minimally invasive treatment of vascular complications after neoaortoiliac system reconstruction using autologous vein grafts.

J Vasc Surg Cases Innov Tech 2018 Dec 4;4(4):283-286. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Department of Vascular Surgery, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Treatment of complications after neoaortoiliac system vein reconstruction is a complex clinical problem with poor results. Endovascular treatment might offer an acceptable outcome in selected cases. We report two rare complications after neoaortoiliac system vein reconstruction for an infected aortic graft. Read More

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December 2018

Post-traumatic pseudoaneurysms of the left gastric artery: A case report.

Trauma Case Rep 2019 Feb 5;19:1-6. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of General Surgery, Division of Trauma Surgery, Eulji University Hostpital, Daejeon, Republic of Korea.

Post-traumatic pseudoaneurysm of the gastric artery is very rare. Prompt diagnosis and management are necessary because mortality is high due to massive intra-abdominal hemorrhage. A 79-year-old man complained of abdominal pain after slipping down 2 days prior to admission. Read More

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February 2019

Abdominal and Thigh Muscle Attenuation Is Associated With Visceral Fat and Age in Children and Adolescents With Obesity.

Glob Pediatr Health 2018 4;5:2333794X18817121. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Mie University, Tsu, Mie, Japan.

. This study investigated relationships between adipose tissue deposition within skeletal muscle and morphological and biochemical variables in children with obesity. . Read More

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December 2018

Patient-derived xenograft model for uterine leiomyoma by sub-renal capsule grafting.

J Biol Methods 2018 16;5(2). Epub 2018 Apr 16.

Department of Cancer Biology and Genetics, The Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA.

Uterine leiomyoma (UL) or fibroid is a benign smooth muscle tumor of the myometrium with a lifetime incidence of approximately 70%. ULs often require medical intervention due to severe symptoms such as heavy menstrual bleeding and abdominal pain. Although the most common and effective management of ULs is surgical removal, the invasive surgical procedure imposes physical and psychological burdens on the patients. Read More

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An Uncommon Presentation of Leiomyoma Cecum as a Subcutaneous Abscess of the Right Flank.

Cureus 2018 Oct 9;10(10):e3432. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Otolaryngology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, IND.

Cecal leiomyomas are rare benign tumors of smooth muscle arising from the colonic muscularis mucosa or muscularis propria. They are usually asymptomatic in nature and, if symptomatic, may present as pain in the abdomen, intestinal obstruction, or bleeding. In some cases, leiomyoma can cause free perforation leading to peritonitis. Read More

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October 2018
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Aggressive undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma of the stomach involving long-term survival: A case report and literature review.

Mol Clin Oncol 2018 Dec 5;9(6):661-665. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

Department of Pathology, Tokyo Metropolitan Cancer and Infectious Disease Center Komagome Hospital, Tokyo 113-0021, Japan.

Primary gastric undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (UPS) is a rare disease with insufficient long-term follow-up data. In the present study, a 70-year-old male complained of abdominal fullness and visited our hospital. Abdominal computed tomography revealed a large tumor in the upper part of the stomach, which was accompanied by smaller tumors in the small intestinal mesentery. Read More

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December 2018

Radiotherapy-associated intra-abdominal angiosarcoma after prostatic adenocarcinoma: Case reports.

Mol Clin Oncol 2018 Dec 5;9(6):592-596. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

Pathology Service, University Hospital of Saint Joan, Faculty of Medicine, IISPV, 'Rovira i Virgili' University, Reus, 43204 Tarragona, Spain.

Angiosarcoma is a rare soft tissue neoplasm, which accounts for <1% of all soft tissue tumours. It has been previously reported that the incidence rate of angiosarcomas increases following radiotherapy. The present study reports two cases of intra-abdominal angiosarcoma associated with previous radiotherapy treatment. Read More

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December 2018
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Atypical type of familial Mediterranean fever: An underdiagnosed cause of chronic aseptic meningitis.

Neurol Clin Neurosci 2018 Nov 24;6(6):191-193. Epub 2018 Sep 24.

Department of Neurology Shin-yurigaoka General Hospital Kanagawa Japan.

We report an atypical case of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) concomitant with chronic aseptic meningitis. The patient experienced fever, abdominal and back pain because of serositis, and headache because of aseptic meningitis for 4 weeks. Blood examinations revealed increased white blood cells and serum amyloid A level. Read More

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November 2018
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The prevalence and correlation between subclinical hypothyroidism and gall stone disease in Baghdad teaching hospital.

Ann Med Surg (Lond) 2019 Jan 30;37:7-10. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Baghdad Medical City, Iraq.

Background: Gall stones are the most common biliary pathology. Subclinical hypothyroidism is not a common problem in the population with thyroid disease, several explanations for a possible relation between hypothyroidism and lipid metabolism, gall stone formation proved that prevalence of gall stones is increased in patients with hypothyroidism disease.

Objective: To find the prevalence and correlation between the subclinical hypothyroidism and gall stone disease. Read More

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January 2019

Case of a giant gauzeoma diagnosed 21 years after an inguinal hernia surgery.

J Rural Med 2018 Nov 29;13(2):177-180. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Department of Nephro-urology, Nagoya City University, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Japan.

Gauze remnants form gauzeomas after surgery, if infection has not occurred. We present a case of gauzeoma diagnosed after surgery. A 72-year-old man noticed a mass in his lower abdomen. Read More

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November 2018

Rare case of idiopathic sclerosing cholangitis, which was difficult to distinguish from cholangiocarcinoma: A case report.

Exp Ther Med 2018 Dec 5;16(6):5224-5226. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

Department of Gastroenterological Surgery I, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-8638, Japan.

It is often difficult to correctly diagnose patients who present with dilation of the bile duct. Cholangiocarcinoma, primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and immunoglobulin (Ig)G4-related sclerosing cholangitis must be considered as potential diagnoses for these cases. The current study presents a 73-year-old female patient who presented with a high fever and abdominal pain. Read More

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December 2018

Non-operative management of blunt hepatic and splenic injuries-practical aspects and value of radiological scoring systems.

Eur Surg 2018 20;50(6):285-298. Epub 2018 Jul 20.

1Department of Visceral, Transplantation and Thoracic Surgery, Medical University of Innsbruck, Anichstraße 35, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria.

Background: Non-operative management (NOM) of blunt hepatic and splenic injuries has become popular in haemodynamically stable adult patients, despite uncertainty about efficacy, patient selection, and details of management. Up-to-date strategies and practical recommendations are presented.

Methods: A selective literature search was conducted in PubMed and the Cochrane Library (1989-2016). Read More

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Internal Hernia Associated with Colostomy After Laparoscopic Surgery for Rectal Malignancy: A Report of 3 Thought-Provoking Cases.

Am J Case Rep 2018 Dec 14;19:1488-1494. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Digestive Surgery, Tenri Hospital, Tenri, Nara, Japan.

BACKGROUND Colostomy creation via intraperitoneal route is often performed during laparoscopic Hartmann's operation or abdominoperineal resection (APR). Herein, we report 3 rare cases of internal hernia associated with colostomy (IHAC). CASE REPORT The first case involved a 70-year-old man with IHAC after laparoscopic APR. Read More

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December 2018

A 17-Year-Old Boy With High-Functioning Autism, Gastrointestinal Illness, and Seizures.

Pediatrics 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts; and

A healthy 17-year-old boy with a high-functioning pervasive developmental disorder presented to the emergency department after having a 4-minute episode of seizure-like activity in the setting of presumed viral gastroenteritis. Within an hour of emergency department arrival, he developed a forehead-sparing facial droop, right-sided ptosis, and expressive aphasia, prompting stroke team assessment and urgent neuroimaging. Laboratory results later revealed a serum sodium of 119 mmol/L. Read More

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December 2018
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Abdominal obesity, metabolic dysfunction, and metabolic syndrome in U.S. adolescents: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2011-2016.

Ann Epidemiol 2018 Nov 23. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Epidemiology Program, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health, New Orleans, LA. Electronic address:

Purpose: The objectives were to use National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data to (1) estimate the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) risk factors (elevated blood pressure, triglycerides, blood glucose, and low HDL cholesterol); (2) estimate the prevalence of MetS using three common definitions; and (3) compare the odds of MetS risk factors/MetS when using different measures of abdominal obesity (sagittal abdominal diameter [SAD] versus waist circumference [WC]) among U.S. adolescents. Read More

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November 2018

Access to Interventional Radiology Services in Small Hospitals and Rural Communities: An ACR Membership Intercommission Survey.

J Am Coll Radiol 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Interventional Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida.

Purpose: To evaluate the status of interventional radiology (IR) staffing, recruitment, and retention in the United States, specifically as they apply to small hospitals and rural communities.

Materials And Methods: A 22-question survey was created by an ACR intercommission workgroup and circulated via e-mail to ACR members who self-identified as a "group practice leader," "general radiologist," "interventional radiologist," or "abdominal radiologist." Contingency tables were constructed, and bivariate analyses were performed to assess overall responses and the distribution of responses among specific groups of respondents. Read More

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December 2018

Elective and emergent laparotomy closure: The importance of protocolizing the technique.

Cir Esp 2018 Dec 10. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Cirugía de Pared Abdominal, Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona, España.

Background: Incisional hernias are a frequent complication, and their prevention includes proper closure of the abdominal wall.

Methods: A prospective study was conducted at a third-level hospital after the introduction of a midline laparotomy closure protocol. An objective measurement of the suture length to incision length ratio was made. Read More

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December 2018

Painless ovarian tumor mimics ovarian cancer with all ligaments spontaneously detached: A case report.

Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol 2018 Dec;57(6):894-896

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tri-service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Objective: Ovarian tumor is a frequently encountered gynecological disease. The tumor is usually anchored by a pedicle. In rare cases, it may detach and derive nourishment from other abdominal structures to which it adheres. Read More

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December 2018

Repeated pulmonary embolism with cardiac arrest after uterine artery embolization for uterine arteriovenous malformation: A case report and literature review.

Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol 2018 Dec;57(6):890-893

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National Research Center of Mother and Child Health, University Medical Center, Astana, 010000, Kazakhstan.

Objective: Uterine arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an abnormal and nonfunctional communication between uterine arteries and veins, currently managed by uterine artery embolization (UAE). Pulmonary embolism (PE) is the most severe and life-threatening complication of this procedure.

Case Report: We report a case of 27 year-old woman with heavy vaginal bleeding and abdominal pain caused by AVM. Read More

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December 2018

Double collecting system with ectopic ureterocele masquerading as an ovarian torsion.

Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol 2018 Dec;57(6):867-870

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hsin-Chu Br, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Objective: Ureterocele in a duplex system is rare and commonly presented with urinary tract infection at neonatal age, infant or childhood. Symptomatic ureterocele in reproductive-age is a diagnostic challenge and should be highly awarded to avoid miss-diagnosis.

Case Report: An adolescent girl with right ectopic ureterocele presented as acute abdomen that mimicked ovarian torsion received emergent laparoscopic surgery. Read More

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December 2018

Primary signet ring cell carcinoma of the cervix: A case report with review of the literature.

Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol 2018 Dec;57(6):862-866

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Keelung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Keelung, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Objective: Primary cervical signet ring cell carcinoma (PCSRCC) is extremely rare. In this paper, we describe a case presenting with PCSRCC.

Case Report: The 48-year-old woman visited the gynecological department because of postmenopausal bleeding. Read More

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December 2018

The outcomes of transvaginal NOTES hysterectomy in various uterine sizes.

Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol 2018 Dec;57(6):842-845

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Objectives: Natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) is an emerging technique in the area of minimally invasive procedures. Preliminary reports have confirmed transvaginal NOTES to be a safe and feasible method for performing hysterectomy and adnexal procedures. However, there are limitations regarding the feasibility of performing transvaginal NOTES hysterectomy in various uterine sizes. Read More

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December 2018

Bevacizumab improves overall survival in platinum refractory ovarian cancer patients: A retrospective study.

Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol 2018 Dec;57(6):819-824

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jichi Medical University, Saitama Medical Center, Saitama, Japan.

Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the effectiveness of bevacizumab (BV) in combination with chemotherapeutic regimens for prolonging progression-free survival (PFS) as well as overall survival (OS) in patients with platinum-refractory ovarian cancer.

Materials And Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of platinum-refractory ovarian cancer patients receiving chemotherapy between January 2010 and August 2015 in the Department of Gynecology at the Saitama Medical Center, Jichi Medical University. After excluding for prior malignant disease, 57 patients were enrolled. Read More

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December 2018

Associations of Body Mass and Fat Indexes With Cardiometabolic Traits.

J Am Coll Cardiol 2018 Dec;72(24):3142-3154

MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom; Population Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom.

Background: Body mass index (BMI) is criticized for not distinguishing fat from lean mass and ignoring fat distribution, leaving its ability to detect health effects unclear.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare BMI with total and regional fat indexes from dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry in their associations with cardiometabolic traits. Duration of exposure to and change in each index across adolescence were examined in relation to detailed traits in young adulthood. Read More

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December 2018

Uterine fibroids in pregnancy: prevalence, clinical presentation, associated factors and outcomes at the Limbe and Buea Regional Hospitals, Cameroon: a cross-sectional study.

BMC Res Notes 2018 Dec 13;11(1):889. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Buea, P.O.Box 63, Buea, Cameroon.

Objectives: Uterine fibroids are common among the black race and associated with adverse outcomes in pregnancy. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence, clinical presentation and maternal and foetal outcomes of birth among pregnant women with leiomyoma in two secondary care hospitals in Limbe and Buea, Cameroon.

Results: The prevalence of fibroid in pregnancy was 16. Read More

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December 2018

[Comprehensive approach for malnourished patients: aiming for continuity in nutritional support].

Nutr Hosp 2018 Apr 3;0(0):34-38. Epub 2018 Apr 3.

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days of hospitalization, a greater number of complementary tests, the need for artificial nutritional support and / or drugs to treat complications, which is a very important economic burden. Most patients who are malnourished, or at risk, can benefit from oral nutritional support, which includes dietary modifications (fortification, extra snacks, etc.), prescription of a personalized diet by a registered dietitian and the use of oral nutritional supplements (ONS). Read More

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Dia-gnostic Challenges and Extraordinary Treatment Response in Rare Malignant PEComa Tumor of the Kidney.

Klin Onkol 2018 ;31(6):448-452

Background: Epithelioid angiomyolipoma (EAML) of the kidney, in contrast to classic benign renal angiomyolipoma, is a rare mesenchymal neoplasm with malignant potential. Represent-ing a member of the perivascular epithelioid cells (PEComa) tumor family aris-ing from the perivascular epithelioid cells, its accurate dia-gnosis and therapeutic approach remains challenging.

Methods: We report a case of a patient with malignant EAML, initially treated as renal cell carcinoma (RCC) at our institution. Read More

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January 2018

Risk Factors for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm in Population-Based Studies: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2018 Dec 10;15(12). Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Manager of Local Health Unit 4, 64100 Teramo, Italy.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) represents an important public health problem with a prevalence between 1.3% and 12.5%. Read More

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December 2018

Laparoscopic extracorporeal repair without a mesh of parasternal diaphragmatic hernia in an elderly woman: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(49):e13546

Department of Thoracic Surgery, The Affiliated People's Hospital of Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China.

Rationale: The case of parasternal diaphragmatic hernia is relatively rare in adults. The best way for the treatment of diaphragmatic hernia is to receive operation, yet which surgical method is the best remains unclear.

Patient Concerns: An elderly woman in the hospital was complaining about upper abdominal pain that was complicated by the parasternal diaphragmatic hernia. Read More

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December 2018

Incomplete intestinal obstruction as an initial and persistent presentation in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(49):e13538

Department of Neurology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei.

Rationale: Autonomic symptoms are not uncommon in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), but they are mostly mild and transient and are overshadowed by somatic manifestations. Here, we report a very unusual case of CIDP with severe autonomic symptom, intestinal obstruction, as initial and persistent symptom which responded well to high-dose glucocorticoid and intravenous immunoglobulin treatment.

Patient Concerns: We described a patient with CIDP with precedent and long-lasting incomplete intestinal obstruction. Read More

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December 2018

Hyperamylasemia may indicate the presence of ovarian carcinoma: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(49):e13520

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Shandong Provincial Qianfoshan Hospital, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong, China.

Rationale: Reports of malignant ovarian tumor with hyperamylasemia are very rare. We present a patient with hyperamylasemia who was diagnosed with a malignant ovarian tumor.

Patient Concerns: A 46-year-old woman was hospitalized complaining of a 2-day history of abdominal discomfort and fever. Read More

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December 2018

Perforation of small intestine secondary to metastatic lung adenocarcinoma: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(49):e13469

Department of Emergency Surgery, Union Hospital.

Rationale: About 50% of patients with a diagnosis of nonsmall cell lung carcinoma exhibit metastatic disease at the time of diagnosis. The preferential sites of extrapulmonary spread are the lymph nodes, liver, brain, adrenal glands, and bones; gastrointestinal tract perforation secondary to metastatic lung cancer is extremely rare.

Patient Concerns: A 60-year-old male nonsmoker patient presented with a 20-day history of facial, neck, and right upper limb edema. Read More

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December 2018

Arterial involvement in Erdheim-Chester disease: A retrospective cohort study.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(49):e13452

Division of Rheumatology.

Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) is a rare histiocytosis of the "L" (Langerhans) group with multisystem involvement that can affect the large and medium-sized arteries mimicking vasculitis. Aortic involvement is common but the frequency and outcome of aortic branch vessel abnormalities are less well described.Patients with ECD were retrospectively identified. Read More

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December 2018

Obstructive ileus caused by metal staples 6 years after the initial surgery: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(49):e13426

Department of Colorectal Surgery, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Rationale: Complete small bowel obstruction (SBO) is a common surgical emergency often resulting from adhesive bands installed after a surgical procedure. However, SBO caused by surgical staples used in a previous operation is unusual. Herein, we report a rare case of adhesive ileus induced by surgical staples. Read More

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December 2018

Apatinib for treating advanced intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma after failed chemotherapy: A case report and literature review.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(49):e13372

Department of Oncology, First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China.

Rationale: Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) originates from the secondary branch of the bile duct and the intrahepatic bile duct epithelial cells, and is a rare pathological type of primary liver cancer. Recently, apatinib has been successfully used for a variety of malignancies.

Patient Concerns: A 23-year-old female was noted with intermittent right upper abdominal distension, abdominal pain, and vomiting after eating for more than 1 month. Read More

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December 2018

The impact of abdominal fat on abdominal aorta calcification measured on non-enhanced CT.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(49):e13233

Department of Radiology, Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, Affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine, Technion- Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.

Cardiovascular (CV) morbidity, atherosclerosis, and obesity are all targets of clinical concern and vast research, as is the association between them. Aim of this study is to assess the impact of adipose tissue (including visceral and subcutaneous fat) on abdominal aorta calcification measured on non-enhanced computed tomography (CT). We retrospectively included 492 patients who underwent non-enhanced CT scans during workup for clinically suspected renal colic. Read More

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December 2018

Primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma arising from a long-standing erythema nodosum: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(49):e13211

Department of Hematology.

Rationale: Primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma (pcALCL) is a rare subtype of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which is rarely associated with erythema nodosum (EN).

Patient Concerns: A 57-year-old woman complained of recurrent rashes involving her abdomen, back, upper and lower limbs for over 20 years, with severity in symptoms for 2 weeks.

Diagnoses: The first skin biopsy was performed in 2011 in another hospital and she was diagnosed idiopathic EN. Read More

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December 2018

Risk factor of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo in trauma patients: A retrospective analysis using Korean trauma database.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(49):e13150

Department of Trauma Surgery, Ujeongbu St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a comorbid condition prevalent in patients recovering from trauma. Due to the paucity of studies investigating the etiology of this condition, the present study sought to analyze the high-risk group of BPPV patients following trauma.Trauma patients visiting the emergency department from January to December 2016 were enrolled. Read More

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December 2018

Primary small cell carcinoma after renal transplant: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(49):e12592

Department of Pathology, The 8th Medical Center of Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China.

Introduction: Primary small cell carcinoma (SCC) after renal transplantation is very rare. Here, we reported 1 case of primary SCC after renal transplantation and analyzed its clinical and pathological characteristics.

Case Presentation: A 55-year-old female underwent renal transplantation in our hospital 2 years ago and had been using tacrolimus for immunosuppressive therapy. Read More

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December 2018

The Surgical Treatment of Adult Acquired Buried Penis Syndrome: A New Classification System.

Aesthet Surg J 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Departments of Surgery and Urology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI.

Background: Adult acquired buried penis (AABP) syndrome may be associated with an inability to void, sexual dysfunction, and recurrent infection. Previously published classification systems rely on intraoperative findings, such as penile skin quality.

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate outcomes after AABP repair and to develop a classification system based on preoperative assessment. Read More

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December 2018

Intra-Cavitary Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound: a Novel Radiation-Free Method to Detect Abscess Associated Penetrating Disease in Crohn's Disease.

J Crohns Colitis 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Medical Ultrasonics, The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.

Background And Aim: Penetrating disease is a common condition complicating Crohn's disease (CD). Establishing the presence of a fistula and the anatomical definition of the fistulous tracts are essential for deciding on appropriate treatment strategies. We aimed to assess the diagnostic accuracy of intra-cavitary contrast-enhanced ultrasound (IC-CEUS) for the detection of fistulous tract associated with abscesses in CD patients. Read More

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December 2018

Does Social Exclusion Alter Sensory and Pain Thresholds in Children and Adolescents with Functional Abdominal Pain? - Results from a Preliminary Study.

Pain Med 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy.

Objective: Functional abdominal pain (AP) is a prevalent issue in childhood and adolescence. The contribution of psychosocial factors in the development and maintenance of this health problem is rather unclear, and experimental studies about underlying mechanisms are lacking. This study investigates whether experimentally induced social exclusion decreases sensory and pain thresholds in children suffering from AP. Read More

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December 2018

Hepatic arterial therapy with oxaliplatin and systemic capecitabine for patients with liver metastases from breast cancer.

Breast 2018 Dec 5;43:113-119. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Oncology, Herlev & Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Herlev Ringvej 75, DK-2730 Herlev, Denmark.

Objectives: Hepatic arterial treatment (HAT) for liver metastases in patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) has only been investigated in few studies.

Materials And Methods: Two phase II trials were initiated simultaneously to evaluate capecitabine in combination with oxaliplatin in patients with MBC and liver metastases. These two trials are reported together. Read More

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December 2018

Field ultrasound evaluation of some gestational parameters in jennies.

Theriogenology 2018 Nov 22;126:95-105. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Department of Veterinary Science, University of Torino, Largo Braccini 2/4, 10095, Grugliasco, TO, Italy.

The aim of this study was to collect and analyze ultrasound measurements of fetal-maternal structures during normal and pathological pregnancies in jennies, a livestock species of growing interest. For two breeding seasons, 38 jennies of different breeds and crossbreeds aged between 3 and 18 years were monitored weekly by transrectal examination using a portable Esaote ultrasound (MyLab™ 30 GOLD VET) with a 5-7.5 MHz probe. Read More

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November 2018

[A Case Report : FDG Uptake to Brown Adipose Tissue Activated by Elevated Serum Catecholamine in a Patient with Pheochromocytoma].

Hinyokika Kiyo 2018 Nov;64(11):435-438

The Department of Urology, Osaka National Hospital.

A 69-year-old woman was admitted to the previous hospital because of a right adrenal tumor detected by a medical checkup. Although the tumor was diagnosed as non-functional adrenal adenoma, abdominal computed tomography (CT) revealed a left renal mass which was suspected to be renal cell carcinoma. Chest CT seeking for metastatic lesions revealed lung cancer of the left lung. Read More

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November 2018