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Neurosurgery 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Department of Neurology, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria.
Background: Flow diversion has become an accepted endovascular treatment modality for intracranial aneurysms. Studies comparing different types of flow diverters are currently lacking.
Objective: To perform a propensity score-matched cohort study comparing the Pipeline Embolization Device (PED; Medtronic, Dublin, Ireland) and Flow Redirection Endoluminal Device (FRED; MicroVention, Aliso Viejo, California). Read More
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Hunan Children's Hospital, Changsha, China.
Objectives: The aim of this study is to describe an effective surgical strategy for the treatment of children with pectus excavatum (PE) and concurrent congenital heart defect (CHD).
Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all children (n = 16) who underwent simultaneous repair of PE with concurrent CHD at the Hunan Children's Hospital from July 2007 to December 2017. Among them, 7 patients had a simple atrial septal defect (ASD); 4 patients had a simple ventricular septal defect (VSD); 3 patients had both VSD and ASD; 1 patient had VSD, ASD and patent ductus arteriosus; and 1 patient had VSD complicated by pulmonary hypertension. Read More
Ann Nutr Metab 2018 Dec 12;74(1):53-61. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Background: The effect of enteral immunonutrition (EIN) in patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is still doubtful. This meta-analysis aimed to assess the impact of EIN on postoperative clinical outcomes for patients undergoing PD.
Methods: A literature search was carried out to identify all of the randomized controlled trials (RCTs) concerning the use of EIN for PD. Read More
Dig Dis 2018 Dec 12:1-6. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Background: Colonoscopy is the gold standard for adenoma detection. All endoscopists who perform colonoscopy must by mandate be skilled to perform polypectomy. However, there are significant differences between endoscopists in terms of the polyp detection rate and in the effectiveness of polypectomy. Read More
Int J Surg 2018 Dec 9. Epub 2018 Dec 9.
From the Department of General Surgery, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba, Japan, 1-8-1 Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba, Chiba, 260-0856, Japan.
Background: We have reported that perioperative and preoperative immunonutrition reduced infectious complications in patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy; however, it is unclear whether perioperative immunonutrition has additional effects compared with preoperative immunonutrition. The present study evaluated whether perioperative, compared with preoperative, immunonutrition has additional effects on cell-mediated immunity and the infection rate after pancreaticoduodenectomy.
Materials And Methods: This was a prospective, randomized clinical trial conducted in our institution. Read More
Int J Surg 2018 Dec 9. Epub 2018 Dec 9.
Department for General and Visceral Surgery, Medical Center - University of Freiburg, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg, Germany. Electronic address:
Background: Due to the increasing number of patients after kidney transplantation, elective and emergency surgery of transplanted patients is becoming a relevant challenge in clinical routine. The current data on complication rate of patients after kidney transplantation, which must undergo another elective or emergency abdominal surgery, is inhomogeneous. Therefore, the aim of our study was to evaluate the outcome of renal transplant patients undergoing abdominal and abdominal wall surgery. Read More
Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):404-410
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center, 800 Washington St., Box 850, Boston, MA 02111, USA. Email:
Recurrence of sinonasal disease can be caused by many factors, including lateralization of the middle turbinate as a complication of endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). Different ESS procedures have been tried to prevent this complication. We conducted a prospective study to determine if medialization is an effective means of lateralizing the middle turbinate. Read More
Orthopedics 2018 Dec 11:1-7. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Shoulder arthroplasty is a valuable option for treating glenohumeral osteoarthritis. Revision surgery for a failed shoulder arthroplasty is associated with difficult procedures, complications, and worse outcomes. Compared with a total joint arthroplasty, a resurfacing prosthesis has the supposed advantages of limited perioperative complications and little bone loss during revision. Read More
PLoS One 2018 12;13(12):e0208757. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Department of Medicine, Division of Diabetes, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, United States of America.
Premature baboons exhibit peripheral insulin resistance and impaired insulin signaling. 5' AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activation improves insulin sensitivity by enhancing glucose uptake (via increased glucose transporter type 4 [GLUT4] translocation and activation of the extracellular signal-regulated kinase [ERK]/ atypical protein kinase C [aPKC] pathway), and increasing fatty acid oxidation (via inhibition of acetyl-CoA carboxylase 1 [ACC]), while downregulating gluconeogenesis (via induction of small heterodimer partner [SHP] and subsequent downregulation of the gluconeogenic enzymes: phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase [PEPCK], glucose 6-phosphatase [G6PASE], fructose- 1,6-bisphosphatase 1 [FBP1], and forkhead box protein 1 [FOXO1]). The purpose of this study was to investigate whether pharmacologic activation of AMPK with AICAR (5-aminoimidazole-4-carboximide riboside) administration improves peripheral insulin sensitivity in preterm baboons. Read More
PLoS One 2018 12;13(12):e0208077. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Department of Emergency Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Objectives: We determined the usefulness of C-MAC video laryngoscope (C-MAC) as a safe training tool for the direct laryngoscopy technique in the emergency department.
Methods: We retrospectively analyzed an institutional airway registry of adult (≥18 years old) patients from April 2014 through October 2016. In this study, the operator used C-MAC as a direct laryngoscope (DL) with limited access to the screen, and the supervisor instructed the operator via verbal feedback while watching the screen. Read More
Rev Gastroenterol Peru 2018 Jul-Sep;38(3):261-264
Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia. Pasto, Nariño, Colombia.
Peritonitis is one of the main complications of abdominal emergencies. Laparoscopy serves both for the diagnostic and therapeutic management of the acute abdomen; in expert hands the morbimortality of this method is minimal.
Objective: The objective is to verify the efficacy of laparoscopy in patients with secondary peritonitis performing a single surgery without the need for reinterventions, ensuring the least damage of the abdominal wall, avoiding laparotomy. Read More
Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI 48202.
Study Design: A prospective randomized trial of patients enrolled at a university affiliated tertiary medical center between February and December 2017.
Objective: To compare perioperative blood loss in patients undergoing elective posterior thoracolumbar fusion who were treated with IV versus PO TXA.
Summary Of Background Data: The use of antifibrinolytic agents such as tranexamic acid (TXA) to decrease operative blood loss and allogenic blood transfusions is well documented in the literature. Read More
J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Clinical Pharmacology & Digestive Pathophysiology Unit, Department of Clinical & Experimental Medicine, University of Parma, Parma, Italy.
Vomiting is not only unpleasant for both children and families, but can lead to frequent hospital admission. The persistent vomiting hampers oral intake and increases the risk of dehydration so the proper use of antiemetic drugs can be useful. The pharmacological treatment of vomiting in children remains a challenge for the pediatrician because several antiemetics are prescribed as "off-label", outside their authorized drug label. Read More
Otol Neurotol 2019 Jan;40(1):73-78
Division of Otology and Neurotology, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas.
Objective: To compare long-term hearing outcomes following ossiculoplasty with cartilage tympanoplasty with (M) and without (M) the malleus present.
Study Design: Retrospective chart review.
Setting: Tertiary referral center. Read More
Med Sci Sports Exerc 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Carnegie School of Sport, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, United Kingdom.
Purpose: Pre-participation health screening is recommended to detect individuals susceptible to serious adverse cardiovascular complications during exercise. Although expert opinion and best available scientific evidence have informed recent modifications, there remains limited experimental data to support or refute current practice. We therefore aimed to quantify the impact of change to the ACSM pre-participation health screening guidelines on risk classification and referral for medical clearance in a large cohort of undergraduate university students. Read More
J Orthop Trauma 2019 Jan;33 Suppl 1:S7-S11
Orthopaedic Trauma Institute, NavicentHealth, Macon, GA.
Femoral neck fractures in young patients are uncommon but are often associated with surgical challenges and complications. The quality of reduction, more than time to surgery, has the most impact on optimizing outcomes and function. There is no consensus in the best fixation construct for these fractures. Read More
Dis Colon Rectum 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.
Background: Anastomotic complications after restorative total proctocolectomy with IPAA for ulcerative colitis alter functional outcomes and quality of life and may lead to pouch failure. Routine contrast enema of the pouch assesses anastomotic integrity before ileostomy reversal, but its clinical use is challenged.
Objective: The purpose of this research was to assess the relationship among preoperative clinical characteristics, abnormal pouchography, and long-term pouch complications. Read More
Dis Colon Rectum 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.
Background: Transversus abdominis plane block may improve analgesia after colorectal surgery; however, techniques remain unstandardized and results are conflicting.
Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare laparoscopic and ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane block with no block in minimally invasive colorectal surgery.
Design: This was a randomized controlled trial. Read More
J Pediatr Orthop 2019 Jan;39(1):e12-e17
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
Introduction: The insertion of 2 elastic stable intramedullary nails (ESINs) is a common treatment for pediatric femur fractures. However, the use of this technique in length-unstable or metadiaphyseal fractures has historically been associated with higher complication rates. To improve stability, the addition of a third ESIN has been assessed biomechanically and clinically, but the addition of a fourth nail has only been evaluated biomechanically. Read More
J Pediatr Orthop B 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Children's Hospital of Colorado.
The purpose of our study was to compare the treatment outcomes and complications between operatively and nonoperatively treated displaced medial epicondyle fractures. Pediatric patients treated for an acute, displaced medial epicondyle fracture between 2005 and 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. A total of 22 operative participants were matched to 22 nonoperative participants, with an average displacement of 9. Read More
Anesth Analg 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio.
Background: Patients with narcolepsy may be at increased perioperative risk due to the interactions among anesthesia, narcolepsy, and narcolepsy medications. This study sought to determine the perioperative experience of narcoleptic patients undergoing anesthesia or sedation, the frequency of perioperative counseling, and self-reported surgical complications.
Methods: A 22-question survey was developed by expert consensus and distributed by the Narcolepsy Network. Read More
JBJS Case Connect 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Elite Sports Medicine, Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut.
Case: A 14-year-old adolescent with bilateral discoid menisci who had previously undergone discoid meniscal saucerization presented with pain and mechanical knee symptoms bilaterally. She had a torn left discoid lateral meniscus, a right lateral meniscal deficiency with an associated osteochondral defect, and valgus collapse of the right femur. She underwent successful repair of the left discoid meniscus as well as a femoral osteotomy, a meniscal transplant, and an osteochondral allograft transplantation in the right knee. Read More
JBJS Case Connect 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwell Health, Huntington Hospital, Huntington, New York.
Case: Isolated patella absentia is an extremely rare phenomenon, with only a few published cases and even fewer follow-up reports. Nearly 40 years after the initial presentation of 2 brothers with bilateral congenital absence of the patella and the publication of a case report, we report the clinical and radiographic findings of their subsequent tibiofemoral osteoarthritis, which was treated with bilateral total knee arthroplasty.
Conclusion: Understanding the biomechanical complications associated with congenital absence of the patella as it relates to a stable knee is vital; in the case of degenerative changes, total knee arthroplasty appears to provide a long-term solution for these patients. Read More
Innovations (Phila) 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.
From the Divisions of Cardiac Surgery and.
Objective: Conversion to sternotomy is a primary bailout method for robotically assisted coronary artery bypass grafting procedures. The aims of this study were to identify the primary reasons for conversion from robotically assisted coronary artery bypass grafting to sternotomy and to evaluate the in-hospital outcomes in such patients.
Methods: Prospectively collected data from February 2004 to April 2017 were reviewed for 72 patients (56 men; mean age = 63. Read More
Ann Plast Surg 2019 Jan;82(1)
Plastic Surgery Registrar Mersey Plastic Surgery and Burn Unit.
Eur J Endocrinol 2018 Dec 1. Epub 2018 Dec 1.
B Clarke, Medicine, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA, Rochester, United States.
Purpose: To provide practice recommendations for the diagnosis and management of hypoparathyroidism in adults Methods: Key questions pertaining to the diagnosis and management of hypoparathyroidism were addressed following a literature review. We searched PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE and Cochrane databases from January 2000 to March 2018 using keywords "hypoparathyroidism, diagnosis, treatment, calcium, PTH, calcidiol, calcitriol, hydrochlorothiazide and pregnancy". Only English language papers involving humans were included. Read More
J Spinal Cord Med 2018 Dec 12:1-10. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
a Department of Health Sciences and Health Policy , University of Lucerne and Swiss Paraplegic Research , Lucerne/Nottwil , Switzerland.
Context: Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a complex chronic condition with multiple self-management requirements and a high prevalence of complications. Pressure injuries (PIs) are among the most common ones and represent a frequent reason for re-hospitalization. This study aimed to identify styles of prevention that individuals with SCI adopt to deal with the risk of developing PIs. Read More
J Refract Surg 2018 Dec;34(12):817-823
Purpose: To evaluate the outcomes of a new posterior chamber phakic intraocular lens (IPCL; Care Group, Baroda, India) to correct myopia.
Methods: This prospective, observational case series included 30 eyes undergoing implantation of the IPCL for high myopia (> -8.00 diopters [D]). Read More
Psychiatr Hung 2018 ;33(4):331-339
Semmelweis Egyetem, Magatartástudomanyi Intezet, Budapest, Hungary, E-mail:
Common gynecological complications of various eating disorders include infertility, unwanted pregnancy, miscarriage, sexual dysfunction and complications in the treatment of gynecological cancers. Women with eating disorders typically see their gynecologists because of menstrual and other endocrine disorders or unexplained gastrointestinal symptoms, and often report on psychological symptoms (anxiety, depression or decreased libido). In spite of anovulation, menstruation may occur and ovulation without menstruation may be possible, which may lead to an increased incidence of unwanted pregnancies in case of prior or current eating disorders. Read More
Rev Esc Enferm USP 2018 Dec 10;52:e03410. Epub 2018 Dec 10.
Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.
Objective: To examine the incidence of hemorrhagic complications in patients undergoing radial cardiac catheterization and using a hemostatic device for arterial compression.
Method: A prospective cohort study conducted with patients undergoing elective cardiac catheterization in two hemodynamic laboratories in southern Brazil. The TR Band® radial compression device was used during 4 hours for hemostasis of the arterial puncture site. Read More
Rev Paul Pediatr 2018 Oct-Dec;36(4):491-499
Departamento de Pediatria, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brasil.
Objective: To describe the socioeconomic and nutritional characteristics of children and adolescents with sickle cell anemia.
Data Sources: The present study is a systematic literature review based on published scientific articles. The searches were carried out using the electronic database of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health- PubMed. Read More
Braz Oral Res 2018 Dec 6;32:e124. Epub 2018 Dec 6.
Necmettin Erbakan University, Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Konya, Turkey.
Not only laymen but also dentists generally believe that extraction of acutely infected teeth should be avoided until the infection subdues by using systemic antibiotics. The aim of this study was to compare perioperative complications in routine extractions of acutely infected teeth with extractions of asymptomatic teeth. This prospective study was performed with 82 patients. Read More
Arq Gastroenterol 2018 Jul-Sep;55(3):283-289
PUC, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências da Saúde, Grupo de Pesquisa: Diagnóstico e Terapia Clínica e Cirúrgica, Campinas, SP, Brasil.
Background: Enteral nutritional therapy (ENT) is the best route for the nutrition of critically ill patients with improved impact on the clinical treatment of such patients.
Objective: To investigate the energy and protein supply of ENT in critically ill in-patients of an Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Methods: Prospective longitudinal study conducted with 82 critically ill in-patients of an ICU, receiving ENT. Read More
Arq Gastroenterol 2018 Jul-Sep;55(3):252-257
Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Faculdade de Medicina, Departamento de Cirurgia e Ortopedia, Botucatu, SP, Brasil.
Background: The post-operative complications rate is greater in patients with Crohn's disease than in other abdominal surgeries due to other benign conditions. Prevention and management of such complications are important factors in the care of these patients.
Objective: The objectives of this research are to analyze the rate of postoperative complications and the major risk factors in patients with Crohn's disease. Read More
Arq Gastroenterol 2018 Jul-Sep;55(3):221-229
Universidade de São Paulo, Faculdade de Medicina, Departamento de Endoscopia Gastrointestinal, SP, Brasil.
Background: Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is a complex endoscopic procedure, with high rates of adverse events and technical difficulties. To overcome that problem, many training centers published the importance of animal models for skill acquirement in ESD. However, no study has used the submucosal dissection depth (DSUB) as a parameter to evaluate the learning curve in ESD, which might be a relevant factor since an optimal resection plane is important to achieve a curative resection and avoid intraoperative complications. Read More
Arq Gastroenterol 2018 Jul-Sep;55(3):208-211
Universidade Estadual do Ceará (UECE), Faculdade de Medicina, Fortaleza, CE, Brasil.
Background: Though strongly suggestive of metastasis, focal lesions on liver scans of oncological patients require histological confirmation for the prescription of adequate treatment.
Objective: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of US-guided percutaneous core liver biopsy.
Methods: Descriptive, cross-sectional study based on secondary data from 171 patients submitted to US-guided percutaneous core liver biopsy at the diagnostic radiology service of the Ceará Cancer Institute (ICC, Brazil) between February 2010 and March 2015. Read More
Arq Bras Cir Dig 2018 Dec 6;31(4):e1408. Epub 2018 Dec 6.
Hospital Sírio-Libanês, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
Introduction: Inguinal hernia is one of the most frequent surgical diseases. Currently, with the advantages of minimally invasive surgery, new questions arise: what will be the best approach for correction of inguinal hernia? Is there real benefit to the robotic approach?
Objective: To compile results of the published studies that used the robot-assisted technique in the repair of inguinal hernia, analyzing its limitations, complications and comparing it with those of the pre-existing techniques.
Method: The review was performed from the Medline database with the following descriptors: (inguinal hernia repair OR hernioplasty OR hernia) AND (robot OR robotic OR robotic assisted) being retrieved 391 articles. Read More
Arq Bras Cir Dig 2018 Dec 6;31(4):e1405. Epub 2018 Dec 6.
Digestive Diseases Surgical Unit and Gastrocenter, Department of Surgery, School of Medical Sciences, State University of Campinas - UNICAMP , Campinas, SP, Brazil.
Background: Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma is an aggressive neoplasia that requires a multidisciplinary treatment in which survival and prognosis are still not satisfactory. The complete pathologic response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy is considered a good prognosis factor, and esophagectomy is indicated.
Aim: Survival analysis of cases with pathologic complete response (ypT0 ypN0) to neoadjuvant chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy, submmitted to esophagectomy. Read More
Arq Bras Cir Dig 2018 Dec 6;31(4):e1402. Epub 2018 Dec 6.
Hospital of the Municipal Public Server, Technical Section of Digestive System Surgery, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
Background: PCR (C-reactive protein), produced in the liver after stimuli of inflammatory mediators, is determined as a marker of inflammatory activity (adipocytokines) and is present within adipocyte cells; besides being an inflammatory product, many studies have shown to be a predictor of complications.
Aim: To determine if the inflammatory state of the obese patient decreases after bariatric surgery, based on pre and post-operative PCR.
Methods: A prospective, observational study in patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric by-pass surgery followed up for three months after surgery, with serum preoperative CRP in 30, 60 and 90 days after surgery. Read More
Arq Bras Cir Dig 2018 Dec 6;31(4):e1399. Epub 2018 Dec 6.
Department of Digestive System Surgery, Municipal Public Server Hospital, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
Background: Diastasis of the rectus abdominis muscles (DMRA) is frequent and may be associated with abdominal wall hernias. For patients with redudant skin, dermolipectomy and plication of the diastasis is the most commonly used procedure. However, there is a significant group of patients who do not require skin resection or do not want large incisions. Read More
Arq Bras Cir Dig 2018 Dec 6;31(4):e1397. Epub 2018 Dec 6.
Department of Surgery, Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.
Background: The increasingly intense usage of technology applied to videosurgery and the advent of robotic platforms accelerated the use of virtual models in training surgical skills.
Aim: To evaluate the performance of a general surgery department's residents in a video-simulated laparoscopic cholecystectomy in order to understand whether training with virtual reality is sufficient to provide the skills that are normally acquired in hands-on experience at the operating room.
Methods: An observational study with twenty-five first- and second-year general surgery residents. Read More
J Cancer Res Ther 2018 Dec;14(Supplement):S1019-S1023
Department of Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery, Henan Provincial People's Hospital, Zhengzhou 450003, China.
Aims: The aim of this study is to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of Appleby operation for carcinoma of the body and tail of pancreas.
Materials And Methods: From March 2010 to February 2015, Appleby operation was performed in 17 patients with carcinoma of the body and tail of pancreas. The values of fasting plasma blood, body weight (BW), visual analog pain intensity scale (VAS score), and the quality of life indices were evaluated before and 1 day, 1, 2, 6 weeks after surgery. Read More
Injury 2018 Dec 22;49(12):2248-2251. Epub 2018 Oct 22.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Nagoya Ekisaikai Hospital, 4-66 Shonen-Cho, Nakagawa-Ku, Nagoya, 454-8502, Japan.
Introduction: Flexor tendon injury often occurs with concomitant injuries such as fracture, vascular injury, and extensor tendon injury. These injuries are repaired independently, without a comprehensive strategy. We aimed to identify the effect of concomitant injuries and treatment choice on the outcome of flexor tendon repair. Read More
Am J Cardiol 2019 Jan 26;123(1):44-49. Epub 2018 Sep 26.
Department of Pharmacy Services, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.
Potent platelet inhibition is one of the most important medical interventions to prevent ischemic complications during and after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Practice has evolved with the introduction of potent oral P2Y inhibitors that provide quick, effective platelet inhibition, and the need for routine glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors (GPIs) has decreased. Additionally, a shorter duration of GPI infusion has been shown to be safe with adequate oral antiplatelet loading, but clinical outcome data are limited to eptifibatide. Read More
Value Health Reg Issues 2018 Sep 27;16:112-118. Epub 2018 Oct 27.
Novartis s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic.
Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) represents an illness with significant healthcare and societal impacts. Fixed combinations of long-acting beta-agonists (LABA) and inhaled corticosteroids have been used for COPD treatment as the standard of care for many years. A daily dose of indacaterol and glycopyrronium (IND/GLY) at 110/50 µg has recently been gaining attention due to its improved efficacy and tolerability versus the standard of care. Read More
Arch Cardiovasc Dis 2018 Dec 4;111(12):730-738. Epub 2018 Jul 4.
Department of cardiology, SOS Endocardites, Henri-Mondor Hospital, 94010 Creteil, France.
Background: Few data are available on the application of transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) recommendations in daily practice.
Aims: To evaluate TOE practice based on echocardiography societies' guidelines, and to determine complication rates and factors associated with patient feelings.
Methods: Between April and June 2017, we prospectively included all consecutive patients referred to 14 French hospitals for a transoesophageal echocardiogram (TOE). Read More
Curr Cardiol Rev 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Division of Cardiology, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY. United States.
Background: Ablation therapy is the treatment of choice in antiarrhythmic drug refractory atrial fibrillation (AF). It is performed by either cryoballoon ablation (CBA) or radiofrequency ablation. CBA is gaining popularity due to simplicity with similar efficacy and complication rate compared with RFA. Read More
Eur J Ophthalmol 2018 Dec 12:1120672118818012. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Ocular Trauma and Emergency Department and Eye Research Center, Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Purpose:: To introduce a new surgical technique for the localization of corneal bulla to drain a massive corneal hydrops.
Methods:: Four consecutive cases with acute large protruded hydrops were selected. A limbal paracentesis was made via 15° blade. Read More
Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 2018 Dec 12;88(3):999. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Department of Thoracic Surgery.
Transbronchial needle aspiration under endobronchial ultrasound guidance (EBUS-TBNA) is recommended for the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer. Major complications following EBUS-TBNA are uncommon. We report a case of isolated tension pneumoperitoneum following EBUS-TBNA under deep sedation in an 80-year-old male patient affected by a right hilar mass suspicious for lung cancer. Read More