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Anterior chamber paracentesis during intravitreal injections in observational trials: effectiveness and safety and effects.

Int J Retina Vitreous 2019 6;5. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

9Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miami, FL USA.

A paracentesis prior to an intravitreal injection is a very safe procedure and can prevent IOP-spikes after injections. As these spikes pose the risk of inducing glaucomatous changes particularly in patients with frequent injections and/or with a risk profile, a regular paracentesis prior to an injection may be considered and discussed with the patient. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40942-019-0157-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6402161PMC

Concurrent acute retinal necrosis and orbital inflammation: Report of 2 cases.

Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2019 Jun 13;14:47-50. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, 33136, USA.

Purpose: To describe the rare entity of concurrent herpetic acute retinal necrosis (ARN) and orbital inflammation.

Observations: Two cases of ARN with simultaneous orbital inflammation are described. A 40-year old male presented with a painful left eye and hand motion visual acuity (VA). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajoc.2019.01.012DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6393694PMC
June 2019
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Central Venous Catheter as Peritoneal Indwelling Catheter for the Management of Recurrent Malignant Ascites: A Case Series.

Indian J Palliat Care 2019 Jan-Mar;25(1):57-60

Department of Oncoanaesthesia and Palliative Medicine, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar IRCH, AIIMS, New Delhi, India.

Background: Malignant ascites is an accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity due to the manifestation of terminal metastatic malignancies. Accumulation of ascitic fluid could cause abdominal distention, early satiety, and shortness of breath. The onset and progression of these symptoms are not only distressing but also cause deterioration of the quality of life. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/IJPC.IJPC_145_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6388607PMC
March 2019
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Performance of automated multiplex polymerase chain reaction (mPCR) using synovial fluid in the diagnosis of native joint septic arthritis in adults.

Bone Joint J 2019 Mar;101-B(3):288-296

Medical University of Vienna, Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Vienna, Austria.

Aims: This study aimed to assess the performance of an automated multiplex polymerase chain reaction (mPCR) technique for rapid diagnosis of native joint septic arthritis.

Patients And Methods: Consecutive patients with suspected septic arthritis undergoing aseptic diagnostic joint aspiration were included. The aspirate was used for analysis by mPCR and conventional microbiological analysis. Read More

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https://online.boneandjoint.org.uk/doi/10.1302/0301-620X.101
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1302/0301-620X.101B3.BJJ-2018-0868.R1DOI Listing
March 2019
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Peritoneal lymphoma with ascites mimicking portal hypertensive ascites: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Feb;98(8):e14583

Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, E-Da Hospital.

Rationale: Lymphoma with an initial manifestation of ascites and peritoneal invasion is rare.

Patient Concerns: A 65-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a 3-week history of abdominal distention, anorexia, and night sweating, and a 2-week history of melena. She was a silent hepatitis B virus carrier. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000014583DOI Listing
February 2019
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Expression of platelet-derived growth factor-C in aqueous humor of patients with neovascular glaucoma and its correlation with vascular endothelial growth factor.

Eur J Ophthalmol 2019 Feb 26:1120672119832785. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

1 Eye Institute of Chinese PLA and Department of Ophthalmology, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, China.

Aim:: The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of platelet-derived growth factor-C in aqueous humor of patients with neovascular glaucoma and its correlation with vascular endothelial growth factor.

Methods:: This study involved 62 eyes of 62 patients with advanced neovascular glaucoma requiring transscleral cyclophotocoagulation. Aqueous humor was collected through paracentesis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1120672119832785DOI Listing
February 2019

Paracentesis Simulation: A Comprehensive Approach to Procedural Education.

MedEdPORTAL 2018 Aug 30;14:10747. Epub 2018 Aug 30.

Program Director, Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Introduction: Structured procedural education and assessment of competency are growing needs for residency and fellowship programs. Simulation is a useful way to learn, experience, and practice procedural skills with competence. Paracentesis is a common procedure encountered in internal medicine. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10747DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6342366PMC
August 2018
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Preventive effects of tyrosol, a natural phenolic compound, on anterior uveitis induced by anterior chamber paracentesis in healthy beagle dogs.

J Vet Med Sci 2019 Feb 25. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

Department of Small Animal Internal Medicine II, School of Veterinary Medicine, Kitasato University.

We investigated the effects of tyrosol (Tyr) on anterior chamber paracentesis (ACP)-induced anterior uveitis in beagle dogs, as determined by protein and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) concentrations in the aqueous humor (AH). Tyr at a dose of 100 or 200 mg/kg or 2.2 mg/kg of carprofen as a positive control was administered orally twice daily from 2. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1292/jvms.18-0723DOI Listing
February 2019
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An update on the pathogenesis and clinical management of cirrhosis with refractory ascites.

Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 2019 Apr 12;13(4):293-305. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

a Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Toronto General Hospital , University of Toronto , Toronto , Ontario , Canada.

Introduction: Ascites commonly complicates cirrhosis, becoming refractory to treatment with diuretics and sodium restriction in approximately 10% of patients. Pathogenesis of refractory ascites (RA) is multifactorial, the common final pathway being renal hypoperfusion and avid sodium retention. Refractory ascites has a negative prognostic implication in the natural history of cirrhosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17474124.2018.1555469DOI Listing
April 2019
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THE OLD ONE TECHNIQUE IN A NEW STYLE: DEVELOPING PROCEDURAL SKILLS IN PARACENTESIS IN A LOW COST SIMULATOR MODEL.

Arq Gastroenterol 2018 Oct-Dec;55(4):375-379

Universidade de Fortaleza, Centro de Ciências da Saúde, Curso de Medicina, Programa de Educação Tutorial, Fortaleza, CE, Brasil.

Background: Paracentesis is a routine medical procedure quite relevant in clinical practice. There are risks of complications related to paracentesis, so it is essential a proper trainee for the younger practicer.

Objective: The article describes the construction and the application of a low cost paracentesis simulator for undergraduate medical students and it also describes the perception of students about the simulator as well. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-2803.201800000-81DOI Listing
March 2019
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Iatrogenic retinal central artery occlusion after a cerebral digital subtraction angiography.

Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol 2019 Feb 12. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Consorcio Hospital General Universitario de Valencia, Valencia, España.

Digital subtraction angiography (DSA) is a technique used in interventional radiology for the diagnosis of vascular cerebral conditions. Central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) is a complication of endovascular procedures that involve atherosclerotic plaque removal with subsequent embolisation. The case is presented on a patient who noticed a sudden vision loss during a DSA. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oftal.2018.12.008DOI Listing
February 2019
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Value for money in self-regulated procedural simulation.

Clin Teach 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of Internal Medicine, Haut-Leveque Hospital, University Hospital Center of Bordeaux, Pessac cedex, France.

Background: In self-regulated procedural simulation, learners practise on many simulators (e.g. paracentesis), self-regulating their choice of simulators, time and goals. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tct.13001DOI Listing
February 2019
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Sensitivity of a bedside reagent strip for the detection of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis in ED patients with ascites.

Am J Emerg Med 2019 Jan 25. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Department of Emergency Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA, United States of America.

Study Objective: To determine the sensitivity of a highly sensitive bedside leukocyte esterase reagent strip (RS) for detection of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) in emergency department (ED) ascites patients undergoing paracentesis.

Methods: We conducted a prospective, observational cohort study of ED ascites patients undergoing paracentesis at two academic facilities. Two practitioners, blinded to each other's results, did a bedside RS analysis of the peritoneal fluid in each patient and documented the RS reading at 3-min according to manufacturer-specified colorimetric strip reading as either "negative", "trace", "small", or "large". Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajem.2019.01.044DOI Listing
January 2019
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Real-Time Ultrasound-Guided Paracentesis by Radiologists: Near Zero Risk of Hemorrhage without Correction of Coagulopathy.

J Vasc Interv Radiol 2019 Feb;30(2):259-264

Department of Radiology, Banner University Medical Center Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona; University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Electronic address:

Purpose: To evaluate the rate and risk factors for hemorrhage in patients undergoing real-time, ultrasound-guided paracentesis by radiologists without correction of coagulopathy.

Materials And Methods: This was a retrospective study of all patients who underwent real-time, ultrasound-guided paracentesis at a single institution over a 2-year period. In total, 3116 paracentesis procedures were performed: 757 (24%) inpatients and 2,359 (76%) outpatients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvir.2018.11.001DOI Listing
February 2019
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Comparison of early posttreatment effects of two steroidal anti-inflammatory ophthalmic drugs on the ocular inflammatory response induced by paracentesis in healthy canine eyes.

Vet Ophthalmol 2019 Feb 4. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Department of Small Animal Internal Medicine II, School of Veterinary Medicine, Kitasato University, Towada, Aomori, Japan.

Objective: We investigated the early posttreatment effects of two steroidal anti-inflammatory ophthalmic drugs on blood-aqueous barrier (BAB) breakdown by paracentesis in dogs.

Animal Studies: We studied 21 healthy beagles with normal eyes.

Procedures: Controlled anterior chamber paracentesis (0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/vop.12629DOI Listing
February 2019
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Central retinal artery occlusion - a new, provisional treatment approach.

Surv Ophthalmol 2019 Jan 29. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospitals and School of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland.

The retinal ganglion cells infarcted in central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) are the somata of the optic nerve axons, part of the central nervous system. Consequently, CRAO with inner retinal infarction is a small vessel stroke, usually with the devastating consequence of severe visual loss in the affected eye. At present, there is no generally accepted, evidence-based therapy of non-arteritic CRAO in contrast to ischemic cerebral stroke that has well accepted treatment protocols. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.survophthal.2019.01.011DOI Listing
January 2019
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Use of Peritoneovenous Shunt for the Management of Refractory Ascites.

Transplant Proc 2019 Jan - Feb;51(1):41-43. Epub 2018 Jun 30.

Unit of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Hepáticas y Digestivas, Instituto Maimónides de Investigación Biomédica de Córdoba, University Hospital Reina Sofía, Córdoba, Spain.

Background: Guidelines for the management of refractory ascites (RA) recommend transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunting (TIPS), diuretics, and paracentesis as the main strategies, discouraging use of surgical peritoneovenous shunts (PVSs). However, PVSs, including both Denver (DS) or saphenoperitoneal (SPS) modalities, may still have indications. Herein we report our experience with PVSs in the context of modern surgical and anesthetic management. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S00411345183088
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.transproceed.2018.04.089DOI Listing
March 2019
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Pleural amyloidosis with recurrent pleural effusion and pulmonary embolism: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2019 Jan;98(3):e14151

Department of Respiratory Medicine, Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine, Foushan, Guangdong Province, China.

Rational: Clinical and radiologic manifestations of pleural amyloidosis are non-specific. And it can easily be missed or misdiagnosed. Meanwhile, few studies document amyloidosis presenting with pulmonary infarcts at the same time. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MD.0000000000014151DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6370127PMC
January 2019
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Utility of gray-scale histogram analysis in the assessment of treatment response in patients with infected cirrhotic ascites.

Acta Gastroenterol Belg 2018 Oct-Dec;81(4):509-516

Department of Oncology, University of Health Sciences Antalya Training and Research Hospital, Antalya; Turkey.

Objective: To evaluate the utility of B-mode gray-scale histogram analysis in the management of patients with infected cirrhotic ascites.

Methods: A total of 97 patients (mean(SD) age : 66.8(14. Read More

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January 2019
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Intra-Articular Catheter Placement: A Novel Approach for Simulating Ankle Effusions in Cadaver Models.

West J Emerg Med 2019 01 13;20(1):92-93. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Charleston, South Carolina.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5811/westjem.2018.9.39810DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6324721PMC
January 2019
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Screening for 22q11.2 deletion syndrome by two non-invasive prenatal testing methodologies: A case with discordant results.

Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol 2019 Jan;58(1):40-42

Genetics and Genome Sciences, UCONN Health, 263 Farmington Avenue, E3050, Farmington, CT, USA.

Objective: Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) through the analysis of cell-free DNA in maternal plasma has bee expanded to include clinically-relevant microdeletions such as the 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tjog.2018.11.006DOI Listing
January 2019
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A rare case of partial trisomy 8q24.12-q24.3 and partial monosomy of 8q24.3: Prenatal diagnosis and clinical findings.

Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol 2019 Jan;58(1):36-39

Regional Center of Medical Genetics Timis, Clinical Emergency Hospital for Children "Louis Turcanu" Timisoara, Timisoara, Romania. Electronic address:

Objective: We describe a rare case of "pure" 8q duplication diagnosed prenatally by conventional karyotyping, that was further characterized by array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH).

Case Report: A 39-year-old, primigravida woman underwent amniocentesis at 23 weeks of gestation because of an abnormal second trimester maternal serum screening for Down syndrome. Conventional cytogenetic analysis demonstrated a karyotype of 46,XX,der(8) (q24. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S10284559183027
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tjog.2018.11.005DOI Listing
January 2019
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Retrospectively investigating the 12-year experience of prenatal diagnosis of small supernumerary marker chromosomes through array comparative genomic hybridization.

Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol 2019 Jan;58(1):139-144

Department of Veterinary Medicine, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan. Electronic address:

Objective: This study retrospectively evaluated the incidences of small supernumerary marker chromosomes (sSMCs) in prenatal diagnoses and detected with gain of pathogenic copy number variation through array comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) in a laboratory in Taiwan.

Materials And Methods: We retrospectively searched and reviewed the sSMC cases detected during prenatal diagnoses in the Youthgene medical laboratory, between 2004 and 2015 and used array CGH to successfully analyze 45 of 47,XN,+mar or 47,XN + mar/46,XN.

Results: A total of 68,087 cases of amniocentesis were analyzed, of which 59 were identified as sSMCs. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tjog.2018.11.026DOI Listing
January 2019

Management of Anterior Chamber Dislocation of a Dexamethasone Implant.

Klin Monbl Augenheilkd 2019 Jan 7. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Department of Ophthalmology - University of Lausanne, Hôpital Ophtalmique Jules-Gonin, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Purpose: To characterise the surgical removal technique of a dislocated dexamethasone implant in the anterior chamber and to gauge its success by analysing corneal transparency and subsequent visual acuity recovery in the postoperative phase.

Methods: Description of a patient who presented with an anterior chamber dexamethasone implant migration through an inferior iridotomy performed previously for a silicone oil fill in aphakia. Visual acuity had dropped to counting fingers due to marked corneal oedema. Read More

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http://www.thieme-connect.de/DOI/DOI?10.1055/a-0808-1847
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0808-1847DOI Listing
January 2019
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Cytomegalovirus Corneal Endotheliitis After Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty.

Cornea 2019 Apr;38(4):413-418

Corneal and External Eye Disease Department, Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore.

Purpose: To describe 4 cases of cytomegalovirus (CMV) corneal endotheliitis occurring after Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK).

Methods: This is a retrospective, interventional case series. Case records of 4 patients (one eye each) diagnosed with CMV corneal endotheliitis after DMEK were reviewed retrospectively. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICO.0000000000001847DOI Listing
April 2019
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Recommendations on the Use of Ultrasound Guidance for Adult Abdominal Paracentesis: A Position Statement of the Society of Hospital Medicine.

J Hosp Med 2019 Jan 2;14:E7-E15. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Divisions of General and Hospital Medicine and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Texas Health San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

1. We recommend that ultrasound guidance should be used for paracentesis to reduce the risk of serious complications, the most common being bleeding. 2. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12788/jhm.3095DOI Listing
January 2019
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No Increased Mortality After TIPS Compared with Serial Large Volume Paracenteses in Patients with Higher Model for End-Stage Liver Disease Score and Refractory Ascites.

Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 2019 Jan 2. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3808, 2301 Erwin Road, Durham, NC, 27710, USA.

Purpose: To compare survival after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation versus serial large volume paracenteses (LVP) in patients with refractory ascites and higher Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) scores.

Materials And Methods: In this retrospective study, from 1/1/2013 to 10/1/2018, 478 patients (294 male; mean age 58, range 23-89) underwent serial LVP (n = 386) or TIPS (n = 92) for ascites. Propensity-matched cohorts were constructed based on age, MELD, Charlson comorbidity index, varices, and hepatic encephalopathy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00270-018-02155-9DOI Listing
January 2019
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NECROSIS OF THE RETINA AND UVEAL TRACT SECONDARY TO EXPANDING GAS TAMPONADE.

Retin Cases Brief Rep 2018 Dec 27. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

Retina Specialists of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama.

Purpose: To present a case of retinal and uveal necrosis caused by expanding gas tamponade after pars plana vitrectomy.

Methods: Single case report.

Results: An otherwise healthy 66-year-old woman underwent pars plana vitrectomy with intended 20% sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) tamponade for macular hole repair of her pseudophakic left eye. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICB.0000000000000841DOI Listing
December 2018
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RETINAL FINDINGS IN PRESUMED INFECTIOUS POSTERIOR UVEITIS AND CORRELATION WITH POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION RESULTS.

Retina 2018 Dec 27. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

Department of Ophthalmology, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York.

Purpose: To correlate demographics, retinal lesion characteristics, and host immune status with the pathogen found on polymerase chain reaction analysis of aqueous fluid in patients with suspected infectious posterior uveitis.

Methods: Medical records of patients who underwent anterior chamber paracentesis for suspected infectious posterior uveitis and had retinal photographs between 2014 and 2016 at a single institution were reviewed. Data collection included demographics, clinical appearance of the lesions, and polymerase chain reaction results. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/IAE.0000000000002423DOI Listing
December 2018
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Acute Kidney Injury Due to Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome.

Am J Kidney Dis 2019 Mar 29;73(3):416-420. Epub 2018 Dec 29.

Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Kidney Research Centre, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Electronic address:

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a complication of assisted reproductive treatments such as in vitro fertilization (IVF). The pathophysiology of severe OHSS includes a humorally mediated capillary leak syndrome that is predominantly centered on the intra-abdominal space. Severe OHSS is frequently complicated by acute kidney injury (AKI), which can be due to any of a variety of mechanisms, each requiring a different management strategy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.ajkd.2018.10.010DOI Listing
March 2019
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Choosing Wisely Canada-Top Five List in Hepatology: Official Position Statement of the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver (CASL) and ChoosingWisely Canada (CWC).

Ann Hepatol 2018 Dec;18(1):165-171

Francis Family Liver Clinic, University of Toronto, Canada.

Introduction And Aim: The prevalence and incidence of chronic liver disease is increasing resulting in substantial direct and indirect medical costs. Overuse of investigations, treatments and procedures contribute to rising health care costs and can expose patients to unnecessary harm and delay in receiving care. The Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) campaign has encouraged profesional societies to develop statements that are directly actionable by their members in an effort to promote higher-value health care that will lead to downstream effect on how other practitioners make decisions. Read More

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https://annalsofhepatology.publisherspanel.com/gicid/01.3001
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http://dx.doi.org/10.5604/01.3001.0012.7908DOI Listing
December 2018
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ascites: a call for sexually transmitted infection testing.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Dec 22;11(1). Epub 2018 Dec 22.

Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

A 26-year-old gravida 2, para 2-0-0-2 woman with a recent uncomplicated vaginal delivery 10 weeks prior presented to our hospital with 5 weeks of abdominal swelling and discomfort. Four weeks after delivery, the patient began having right upper quadrant pain and was found to have cholelithiasis. She underwent an elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy 6 weeks prior to admission, but started to develop worsening abdominal swelling 1 week postoperatively. Read More

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http://casereports.bmj.com/lookup/doi/10.1136/bcr-2018-22643
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-226437DOI Listing
December 2018
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Hypotensive efficacy of topical brimonidine for intraocular pressure spikes following intravitreal injections of antivascular endothelial growth factor agents: a randomised crossover trial.

Br J Ophthalmol 2018 Dec 20. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Purpose: To determine the effect of topical brimonidine tartrate prophylaxis on intraocular pressure (IOP) spikes following intravitreal injection of antivascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) agents.

Methods: This is a randomised crossover trial of consecutive non-glaucomatous eyes receiving intravitreal anti-VEGF injections between December 2016 and July 2017. All eyes were randomly assigned to no prophylaxis or topical brimonidine tartrate 0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjophthalmol-2018-312603DOI Listing
December 2018
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[Trisomy 18 in a bichorial-biamniotic twin pregnancy].

Rev Med Liege 2018 Dec;73(12):640-644

Service de Gynécologie-obstétrique, CHU de Liège.

Screening for chromosomal abnormality such as trisomy 18 in a bichorial-biamniotic twin pregnancy is based on ultrasound and a non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) from 12 weeks of gestation. An invasive examination such as amniocentesis is necessary for a diagnostic confirmation. The management of these complicated cases consists in performing a selective feticide in the first or third trimester of pregnancy. Read More

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December 2018
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Abdominal paracentesis drainage ameliorates severe acute pancreatitis in rats by regulating the polarization of peritoneal macrophages.

World J Gastroenterol 2018 Dec;24(45):5131-5143

PLA Center of General Surgery and Pancreatic Injury and Repair Key Laboratory of Sichuan Province, Chengdu Military General Hospital, Chengdu 610083, Sichuan Province, China.

Aim: To investigate the role of peritoneal macrophage (PM) polarization in the therapeutic effect of abdominal paracentesis drainage (APD) on severe acute pancreatitis (SAP).

Methods: SAP was induced by 5% Na-taurocholate retrograde injection in Sprague-Dawley rats. APD was performed by inserting a drainage tube with a vacuum ball into the lower right abdomen of the rats immediately after the induction of SAP. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3748/wjg.v24.i45.5131DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6288649PMC
December 2018
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Low-Dose Radiation Therapy is an Effective Treatment for Refractory Postoperative Chylous Ascites: A Case Report.

Pract Radiat Oncol 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Department of Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon.

Purpose: When lymphatic pathways are disrupted via obstruction or traumatic injury, a temporary or chronic chyle leak may result, which is defined as the presence of chyle that collects outside of the lymphatic vessels within the thoracic or abdominal cavities. For a chyle leak that is refractory to surgical repair, no good options exist. Radiation therapy (RT) can result in scarring and fibrosis of the lymphatic fistula. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.prro.2018.12.001DOI Listing
December 2018
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Septic elbow arthritis in children: Epidemiology and outcome.

Arch Pediatr 2019 Jan 13;26(1):38-43. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Orthopedics department, Sahloul University, Hospital Sousse Tunisia, 4045 Sousse, Tunisia.

Introduction: Septic elbow arthritis is a rare disease, especially in children. The aim of this study was to report the functional outcome of our pediatric population with both demographic and microbiological features.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed all our cases of pediatric septic elbow arthritis between 2007 and 2017. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0929693X183023
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.arcped.2018.11.001DOI Listing
January 2019
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Deletion of macro domain containing 2(MACRO D2) associated with transient hydrops fetalis.

Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol 2018 Dec;57(6):897-898

Trakya University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Perinatology, Turkey.

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S10284559183024
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tjog.2018.10.023DOI Listing
December 2018
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Standardizing the Use of Albumin in Large Volume Paracentesis.

J Pharm Pract 2018 Dec 6:897190018816252. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

2 Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA.

Background:: Albumin after large volume paracentesis (LVP) reduces paracentesis-induced circulatory dysfunction (PICD). The most efficacious dose of albumin for LVP is unclear.

Objective:: To evaluate the impact of implementing a standardized LVP order set on albumin utilization and patient outcomes. Read More

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December 2018
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Using intracameral vital dye as a guide for venting incision in acute corneal hydrops.

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

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http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1120672118818012
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December 2018
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Effect of Early Abdominal Paracentesis Drainage on the Injury of Intestinal Mucosa and Intestinal Microcirculation in Severe Acute Pancreatitis Rats.

Pancreas 2019 01;48(1):e6-e8

Center of General Surgery General Hospital of Chengdu Military Command and Department of General Surgery Dujiangyan Medical Center Chengdu, China Center of General Surgery General Hospital of Chengdu Military Command Chengdu, China

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MPA.0000000000001161DOI Listing
January 2019
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Permanent peritoneal ports for the management of recurrent malignant ascites: a retrospective review of safety and efficacy.

Intern Med J 2018 Dec;48(12):1524-1528

Palliative Care Services, Counties Manukau District Health Board, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand.

Large volume paracentesis is effective in relieving the symptoms of malignant ascites, but frequent procedures are often required. Permanent peritoneal ports are an alternative to repeated procedures. We describe our experience with the use of peritoneal ports in patients at Middlemore Hospital (Auckland, New Zealand) who had a port inserted for the drainage of malignant ascites. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/imj.14137
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December 2018
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Usefulness of bioelectrical impedance analysis for monitoring patients with refractory ascites.

Rev Esp Enferm Dig 2018 Dec 4;111. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

UCG Digestive Diseases and CIBEREHD, Hospital Universitario de Valme Spain , Spain.

Background: bioelectrical impedance analysis is a technique for the determination of the hydropic component. The hydropic component, determined by blood volume, could be a reflection of the hemodynamic situation. This study aimed to evaluate the usefulness of peripheral bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) for the prediction of hemodynamic changes in large-volume paracentesis and prognosis. Read More

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https://online.reed.es/fichaArticulo.aspx?iarf=730794158346-
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http://dx.doi.org/10.17235/reed.2018.5634/2018DOI Listing
December 2018
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Aggressive nutrition intervention reduces ascites and frequency of paracentesis in malnourished patients with cirrhosis and ascites.

JGH Open 2017 Nov 31;1(3):92-97. Epub 2017 Oct 31.

Liver Injury and Cancer Centenary Research Institute Sydney New South Wales Australia.

Background And Aim: Alterations in nutrient metabolism, nutritional requirements, and reduced dietary intakes are common in chronic liver disease (CLD). These result in malnutrition, sarcopenia, and exacerbate progression to decompensation and ascites. We aimed to investigate the effects of continuous tube feeding (TF) on nutritional status and levels of ascites in malnourished individuals with decompensated cirrhosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jgh3.12016DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6206992PMC
November 2017
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Prenatal diagnosis of familial exudative vitreoretinopathy and Norrie disease.

Mol Genet Genomic Med 2019 01 25;7(1):e00503. Epub 2018 Nov 25.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine Affiliated Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai, China.

Background: Both familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR) and Norrie disease (ND) are hereditary retinal disorders which can cause severe visual impairment and blindness at a young age. The present study aimed to report the use of antenatal genetic testing and ultrasound in the diagnosis and counseling of FEVR and ND.

Methods: Amniocentesis and ultrasonography were performed in high-risk mothers, with children having FEVR or ND, to predict severe ocular abnormalities. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/mgg3.503
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6382493PMC
January 2019
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Bilateral Phacomatosis Pigmentovascularis in a Young Male with Developmental Glaucoma and Varicose Veins.

J Curr Glaucoma Pract 2018 May-Aug;12(2):94-98. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

Senior Resident, Guru Nanak Eye Centre, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India.

Aim: To report a case of bilateral phacomatosis pigmentovascularis (PPV), in a young male,presenting with developmental glaucoma and high myopia along with systemic features of klippel trenanauy weber (KTW) syndrome.

Background: The co-existence of oculodermal melanocytosis (ODM)and port-wine stain was termed PPV by Ota. Port-wine stain presents as part of Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS). Read More

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http://www.jaypeejournals.com/eJournals/ShowText.aspx?ID=147
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http://dx.doi.org/10.5005/jp-journals-10008-1251DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6236123PMC
August 2018
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The Effect of Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Agents on Intraocular Pressure and Glaucoma: A Report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Ophthalmology 2018 Nov 22. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Harvard Medical School, Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Glaucoma Service, Boston, Massachusetts.

Purpose: To assess the effect of intravitreal injections of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) agents on immediate and long-term intraocular pressure (IOP) elevation and glaucoma.

Methods: Literature searches of the PubMed and Cochrane databases, last conducted in April 2018, yielded 253 unique citations. Of these, 41 met the inclusion criteria and were rated according to the strength of evidence. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S01616420183306
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ophtha.2018.11.019DOI Listing
November 2018
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Simulated training program in abdominal paracentesis for undergraduate medical students.

Gastroenterol Hepatol 2018 Nov 21. Epub 2018 Nov 21.

Departamento de Ciencias de la Salud, Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile; Departamento de Gastroenterología, Escuela de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile; Centro de Educación Médica, Escuela de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile. Electronic address:

Background And Aims: Abdominal paracentesis is an area that every general physician should know about, and the current learning model is unsafe for patients. Simulation allows students to develop their skills prior to clinical confrontation with minimal risks. The aims of this study were to design and evaluate a paracentesis simulation workshop for undergraduate students. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gastrohep.2018.10.001DOI Listing
November 2018
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Acute primary angle closure-treatment strategies, evidences and economical considerations.

Eye (Lond) 2019 01 22;33(1):110-119. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, People's Republic of China.

Acute primary angle closure requires emergency management that involves a rapid lowering of the intraocular pressure and resolution of relative pupil block - the most common mechanism of angle closure. Emergency strategies for lowering intraocular pressure include medical treatment and argon laser peripheral iridoplasty. Anterior chamber paracentesis and diode laser transcleral cyclophotocoagulation may be considered in special situations. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41433-018-0278-xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6328531PMC
January 2019
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