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Eur J Clin Pharmacol 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.
Department of Emergency Internal Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Bengbu Medical College, Bengbu, 233004, China.
J Neurosurg 2018 Dec 14:1-10. Epub 2018 Dec 14.
OBJECTIVESeizures are the second-most common presenting symptom in patients with lobar arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). However, few studies have assessed the long-term effect of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) on seizure control. The authors of this study assess the outcome of SRS for these patients to identify prognostic factors associated with seizure control. Read More
Chemosphere 2018 Nov 28;219:588-606. Epub 2018 Nov 28.
Division of Sustainable Resources Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Japan.
Acid mine/rock drainage (AMD/ARD), effluents with low pH and high concentrations of hazardous and toxic elements generated when sulfide-rich wastes are exposed to the environment, is considered as a serious environmental problem encountered by the mining and mineral processing industries around the world. Remediation options like neutralization, adsorption, ion exchange, membrane technology, biological mediation, and electrochemical approach have been developed to reduce the negative environmental impacts of AMD on ecological systems and human health. However, these techniques require the continuous supply of chemicals and energy, expensive maintenance and labor cost, and long-term monitoring of affected ecosystems until AMD generation stops. Read More
Eur J Cancer 2018 Dec 12;107:86-92. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Odense University Hospital, Denmark.
Objective: The objective is to investigate the topographical distribution of sentinel nodes (SNs) and lymph node metastases in T1-2cN0 oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCCs).
Methods: The study entailed a prospective enrolment of 220 patients with clinical T1-2N0 OSCCs who underwent preoperative lymphoscintigraphy (LSG) followed by gamma probe-guided sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). Patients with positive SNs were treated with completion neck dissection. Read More
Bioresour Technol 2018 Dec 7;274:447-458. Epub 2018 Dec 7.
School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Jinan, Jinan 250022, China; School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Qilu Institute of Technology, Jinan 250022, China.
Electric biological integration reactor (EBIR) was designed and built for the treatment of wastewater containing ibuprofen. This study evaluates the removal performance of EBIR by comparison with biological aerated filter (BAF), while also discussing the optimal operational parameters of EBIR within the context of the response surface methodology. The results indicate that EBIR exhibits higher average removal rates of ibuprofen, chemical oxygen demand (COD) and NH-N, i. Read More
J Contam Hydrol 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.
Equity Silver Mine, Reclamation Operations, Goldcorp Inc., PO Box 1450, Houston, BC V0J 1Z0, Canada.
Geochemical reactions taking place at the rock surface and pore water interface, and rapid preferential water flow through waste rock piles are identified as two primary steps for acid rock drainage (ARD) and metal leaching (ML) processes. This paper (Part I) develops a water film model to describe the interactions among sulphide minerals, pore water and oxygen, which considers the reactive surface areas as the primary sites to capture geochemical reactions including sulphide oxidation and neutralization reactions, and also considers acid and metal ion storage in pore water. In addition, the proposed water film model is further coupled with a pile-scale mass transport model to investigate a specific case of the main waste rock pile at the Equity Silver mine, Canada. Read More
Endoscopy 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.
Department for General, Visceral and Oncological Surgery, Klinikum St. Georg gGmbH, Leipzig, Germany.
Endoscopy 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.
Radiologische Universitätsklinik, Universitätsklinikum Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany.
Chemosphere 2018 Nov 27;219:409-417. Epub 2018 Nov 27.
Laboratório de Radioisótopos, Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Av. Carlos Chagas Filho s/n, Bloco G0, Sala 60, Subsolo, Rio de Janeiro, 21941-902, Brazil.
Our main goal was to investigate the potential accumulation of fluoroquinolones (FQs) in agricultural soils over extended periods of land use, predicting leaching and estimating risk quotients for soil microorganisms. Short to long-term of poultry litter fertilization (<1-30 years) were evaluated for enrofloxacin (ENR) and ciprofloxacin (CIP) input, in addition to the emergence of plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) genes. High FQs concentration (range 0. Read More
Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Oct;32(19):1469-1471
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking UnionMedical College, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, 100730, China.
To summarize the clinical characteristics of congenital pyriform fistula with acute suppurative thyroiditis as the initial presentation. A total of 71 patients with congenital pyriform sinus fistula were treated, of which 33 cases had acute suppurative thyroiditis as the first symptom. For the patients with congenital pyriform sinus fistula who have acute suppurative thyroiditis as the first symptom, infection should be controlled first. Read More
Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Jul;32(14):1061-1065
Departmeng of Thyroid and Breast Surgery, Jinan Military General Hospital, Jinan, 250031, China.
To discuss the effect of obesity on the operation of thyroid gland surgery and surgical results.The clinical data of 446 patients who underwent robot thyroid surgery through bilateral axillo-breast approach (BABA) from the General Hospital of Jinan Military region from February 2014 to November 2017 were analyzed retrospectively, and the patients were divided into BMI<25 kg/m²; group, BMI 25-30 kg/m²; group and BMI>30 kg/m²; group according to body mass index (BMI). The operative complications were compared between the three groups of benign and malignant patients, such as operation time, postoperative lead flow, postoperative hospitalization time, tumor size (malignant), lymph node metastasis (malignant), cosmetic satisfaction score, laryngeal nerve injury and parathyroid function decrease. Read More
Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Jul;32(14):1051-1055
Department of Otolaryngology, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital,Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, 510120, China.
To evaluate the feasibility, effectiveness and safety of robot-assisted transaxillary thyroidectomy (RATT). The clinical data of 66 patients undergoing RATT from November 2016 to May 2018 were prospectively collected and analyzed. The average age was (38. Read More
Asian J Endosc Surg 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.
Division of Surgery, Gastroenterological Center, Medico Shunju Shiroyama Hospital, Osaka, Japan.
Introduction: A 50-year-old Japanese man presented with obstructive jaundice. We performed endoscopic retrograde biliary drainage before biliary decompression. CT showed a thickened gallbladder wall with low-density areas and a 35-mm gallstone; the stone was impacted in the gallbladder neck and cystic duct. Read More
Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.
South Australian Institute of Ophthalmology, The University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
Importance: The demand for glaucoma care is projected to increase significantly with the ageing population.
Background: To characterise trends in Australian practice patterns for glaucoma management over the 15-year period between 2003 and 2017.
Design: Retrospective audit. Read More
Geriatr Gerontol Int 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, The Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
Aim: We investigated the clinical characteristics and short-term outcomes in acute cholecystitis (AC) patients aged ≥80 years. We therefore sought to determine the ideal treatment for elderly patients with AC.
Methods: We retrospectively evaluated 253 patients with AC. Read More
Asian J Endosc Surg 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Fukuyama City Hospital, Fukuyama, Japan.
Introduction: Some cystic liver tumors are huge when the diagnosis is made or surgery is needed. Although reducing tumor size by preoperative aspiration or drainage of the contents of the cystic tumor is helpful for liver resection, such procedures have a risk of tumor dissemination.
Materials And Surgical Technique: After the round ligament was dissected, a 12-Fr drainage catheter was inserted into the tumor via the round ligament under ultrasonography. Read More
ChemSusChem 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Antennary oligoglycines are synthetic products, obtained by preliminary molecular design. Equal-length antennae are built of glycine residues jointed by C-end to oligoamine branching core with amine group at the N-terminus exposed outside. Results from a systematic research on properties of aqueous solutions containing two-antennary oligoglycine with four glycine portions are reported here. Read More
Colorectal Dis 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.
Department of Colorectal Surgery, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia.
Aim: Perineal wound complications and pelvic abscesses remain a major source of morbidity after total pelvic exenteration. The void created in the pelvis after these multi-visceral resections leads to fluid accumulation and translocation of bowel within the pelvic cavity, which may increase the risk of pelvic abscess, perineal fluid discharge with perineal wound dehiscence and prolonged ileus. This study describes a novel technique using degradable synthetic mesh with overlying omentum to preclude small bowel and fill the empty space after total pelvic exenteration, and aimed to investigate the rate of pelvic abscess and perineal wound-related complications in this group. Read More
Support Care Cancer 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.
Department of Oncology, Division of Palliative Care Medicine, University of Alberta, 11560 University Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T6G 1Z2, Canada.
Purpose: Currently, there is no approved therapy for cancer cachexia. According to European and American regulatory agencies, physical function improvements would be approvable co-primary endpoints of new anti-cachexia medications. As physical functioning is in part dependent on cardiac functioning, we aimed to explore the cardiac status of a group of patients meeting current criteria for inclusion in cachexia clinical trials. Read More
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
J Spine Surg 2018 Sep;4(3):560-567
Department of Orthopaedics, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA.
Background: Wound complications can occur in up to 20% of patients following multilevel posterior spinal fusion. Currently, the use of local flaps has been reported in high-risk patients with a history of spinal neoplasm, radiation therapy, exposed hardware, multiple spine surgeries, or wound infections. However, there are no reports of prophylactic muscle flap wound closure in patients undergoing multi-level spinal fusion for degenerative pathology. Read More
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
J Clin Imaging Sci 2018 15;8:42. Epub 2018 Nov 15.
Department of Radiology, Tuen Mun Hospital, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong.
Laryngocele is a rare entity and can be defined as an abnormal cystic dilatation of saccule of the laryngeal ventricle with communication to the lumen of larynx. Laryngopyocele is a rare complication of laryngocele when it is infected. Patients may present with fever, neck swelling, shortness of breath, and hoarseness. Read More
J Arthroplasty 2018 Nov 17. Epub 2018 Nov 17.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL.
Background: Continuous wound drainage after arthroplasty can lead to the development of a periprosthetic joint infection. Closed incisional negative pressure wound therapy (ciNPWT) has been reported to help alleviate drainage and other wound complications. The purpose of this prospective randomized controlled trial is to compare the use of ciNPWT with our standard of care dressing in revision arthroplasty patients who were at high risk to develop wound complications. Read More
Tech Vasc Interv Radiol 2018 Dec 30;21(4):249-254. Epub 2018 Jul 30.
Department of Interventional Radiology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC.
Percutaneous biliary interventions have a well-established role in the management of hepatobiliary diseases. Good outcomes include recognizing and avoiding complications. This section will cover the "standard" technique of percutaneous biliary drainage, pearls to decrease the risk of problems, and approaches to treat those complications in patients undergoing percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography and percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage. Read More
Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(49):e13541
Department of Spine Surgery.
Rationale: Nocardial spinal epidural abscess is rare. The diagnosis is often difficult to make and, if delayed, poses a high risk of long-term disability. Nocardial spinal epidural abscess with severe lumbar disc herniation has not previously been reported. Read More
Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(49):e13532
Department of Internal Medicine, Chonnam National University Medical School.
Rationale: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a safe and effective local treatment modality with a low complication rate and is commonly used to treat hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The clinical outcome of RFA may be closely related to the location, size, and shape of index tumors, and major complications, including hemorrhage, liver abscess, infarction, visceral organ perforation, hemothorax, pneumothorax, tumoral seeding, and hepatic failure. Cardiac tamponade is a rare and serious life-threatening complication associated with RFA. Read More
Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(49):e13511
Department of Orthopedics, West China Hospital, Sichuan University.
Objective: To compare the hemostatic effect of hematostatic agent Surgiflo and absorbable gelatin sponge (AGS) in posterior lumbar surgery.
Methods: A total of 60 cases were recruited during August 2016 and June 2017 according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Patients were randomly allocated to the Surgiflo Haemostatic Matrix (SHM) group or the AGS group (AGS) by computer-generated randomization codes. Read More
J Neurosurg Pediatr 2018 Nov 1:1-12. Epub 2018 Nov 1.
OBJECTIVERupture of arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) would result in high mortality and prevalence of disability in pediatric patients. Decisions regarding the treatment of AVMs need to weigh the risk of rupture over the course of their natural history against the possibility of creating a lesion during treatment. Multiple factors have been proposed to predict hemorrhagic presentation of pediatric patients with AVMs. Read More
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
Sci Total Environ 2018 Dec 3;657:297-309. Epub 2018 Dec 3.
Grassland Soil and Water Research Laboratory, USDA-ARS, Temple, TX, United States of America.
The Des Moines Lobe (DML) of north-central Iowa has been artificially drained by subsurface drains and surface ditches to provide some of the most productive agricultural land in the world. Herein we report on the use of end-member mixing analysis (EMMA) models and the numerical model Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) to quantify the contribution of tile drainage to basin-scale water yields at various scales within the 2370 km Boone River watershed (BRW), a subbasin within the Des Moines River watershed. EMMA and SWAT methods suggested that tile drainage provided approximately 46 to 54% of annual discharge in the Boone River and during the March to June period, accounted for a majority of flow in the river. Read More
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Department of ORL, University Clinic Cologne, Kerpenerstr. 62, 50937, Cologne, Germany.
Purpose: The thesis that cholesteatoma evolves from a retraction pocket is widely accepted today. Yet, its prime etiology, the question of what triggers the invagination of healthy skin, still remains unclear despite centuries of investigations into the origin of cholesteatoma. A new idea interprets the horizontal migration of skin into the middle ear cavities as a self-healing process, curing an underlying inflammation in the tympanic cavity, through the overgrowth and contact with immunologically active tissue. Read More
Exp Ther Med 2018 Dec 1;16(6):4650-4654. Epub 2018 Oct 1.
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Tianjin Hospital, Tianjin 300211, P.R. China.
This study aimed to investigate the feasibility of applying thoracoscope combined with internal support system of chest wall (ISSW) in minimally invasive internal fixation for rib fracture on patients with multiple rib fractures. A total of 84 patients undergoing open reduction and internal fixation for rib fracture from January 2017 to December 2017 in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Tianjin Hospital were selected into the study, and retrospective analyses were carried out. The clinical data, pain score, operating time, intraoperative blood loss, indwelling time of thoracic tube, total drainage volume of thoracic tube for 3 days after operation, indwelling time of wound drainage tube, total drainage volume of wound drainage tube, length of stay, hospitalization costs, postoperative complications, C-reactive protein (CRP) and pulmonary function of patients in the groups were compared. Read More
Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Miyazaki University Hospital, Miyazaki, Miyazaki, Japan.
Approximately half of the patients with esophageal cancer are diagnosed at an advanced stage with inoperable disease. The technique of bypass surgery, which is one of the palliative procedures for esophageal cancer, usually requires the insertion of a drainage tube for clearing secretions from the blind remnant esophagus. Since the artificial drainage tube is sometimes problematic for the patient after discharge from the hospital, drainage tubeless (DRESS) surgery might be preferable. Read More
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2018 Dec 12;18(1):489. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia.
Background: Surgical site infection (SSI) is an infection that occurs after surgery within 30 days in the part of the body where the surgery took place. Some of the common symptoms are: drainage of cloudy fluid from the surgical wound, pain or tenderness, localized swelling, redness, and raised body temperature. Lack of data on surgical site infection among women who underwent cesarean section (C/S) initiated us to undertake this paper which is targeted to assess the magnitude and determinants of SSI among women who underwent cesarean section. Read More
Cesk Slov Oftalmol 2018 ;74(1):9-14
Purpose: The objective of the study is to evaluate of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) with the use of EX-PRESS drainage implant. Evaluated was the decrease of intraocular pressure (IOP), visus stabilization, perimeter Humphrey - related finding (T 30-2), Heidelberg Retina Tomograph (HRT) and possibility of reducing the local drug therapy.
Patients And Methods: Retrospective data analysis was performed in 40 eyes with POAG in 28 subjects (14 female- and 14 male patients) average-aged 69. Read More
Sante Publique 2018 May June;30(3):339-347
Introduction: Surgical site infection (SSI) is a major health concern and is one of the most common complications following caesarean section, with an incidence of 3%-15%. With the worldwide increase in caesarean section rates, the incidence of SSI is expected to increase in parallel. This study was designed to estimate the incidence and determine the risk factors of SSI after caesarean section in an Obstetrics and Gynaecology department in the Kairouan region in Tunisia. Read More
Turk J Med Sci 2018 12 12;48(6):1141-1146. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
Department of Urology, Gaziosmanpaşa Taksim Education Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
Background/aim: Intraperitoneal urinary system perforation is a rare but serious complication of endoscopic urologic surgery. Percutaneous placement of a peritoneal drainage catheter is already mainly used for diagnostic purposes. We present our experience with percutaneous drainage catheters for conservative management of intraperitoneal urinary system perforations occurring during endoscopic urologic surgery with close monitorization in selected cases. Read More
Aust Dent J 2018 Dec 7. Epub 2018 Dec 7.
Oral and Maxillofacial Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia.
Background: The aim of this study was to determine whether there was a difference in delayed healing following dental extractions for insulin-dependent diabetics as compared to non-diabetic patients.
Methods: Prospective patients referred to the Adelaide Dental Hospital exodontia clinic for dental extractions were recruited into two groups: Known insulin-dependent diabetics and healthy non-diabetics. All had a random blood glucose level (BGL). Read More
J Health Pollut 2018 Mar 12;8(17):14-19. Epub 2018 Mar 12.
Department of Earth Resources Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
Background: Acid mine drainage (AMD) is a major environmental impact associated with the mining industry. Elevated acidic conditions resulting from the discharge of AMD into the surrounding environment can cause heavy metals to dissolve and transport through water streams and accumulate in the aquatic environment, posing a risk to the health of living organisms. There have been several novel approaches in the remediation of AMD involving passive treatment techniques. Read More
Int J Otolaryngol 2018 7;2018:4504270. Epub 2018 Nov 7.
Otolaryngology Unit, Phayao Hospital, Phayao, Thailand.
Lingual abscess is a rare disorder, and current knowledge regarding clinical manifestations and treatment modalities has not been well established. This study presented 6 cases of lingual abscess patients between January 2012 and December 2017. There were three men and three women. Read More
Neurocrit Care 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.
Department of Physiological Nursing, University of California, 2 Koret Way, San Francisco, CA, 94143, USA.
Objective: This study applied a new external ventricular catheter, which allows intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring and cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) drainage simultaneously, to study cerebral vascular responses during acute CSF drainage.
Methods: Six patients with 34 external ventricular drain (EVD) opening sessions were retrospectively analyzed. A published algorithm was used to extract morphological features of ICP recordings, and a template-matching algorithm was applied to calculate the likelihood of cerebral vasodilation index (VDI) and cerebral vasoconstriction index (VCI) based on the changes of ICP waveforms during CSF drainage. Read More
Surg Case Rep 2018 Dec 6;4(1):141. Epub 2018 Dec 6.
Second Department of Surgery, Yamagata University Faculty of Medicine, 2-2-2 Iida-Nishi, Yamagata, 990-9585, Japan.
Background: Pericardial effusion is observed in the majority of viral pericarditis cases; however, viral pericarditis accompanied by a large effusion resulting in cardiac tamponade is rare.
Case Presentation: Here, we report the case of a 75-year-old hemodialysis patient with acute viral pericarditis complicated by aortic stenosis. The patient was referred with a diagnosis of aortic stenosis and pericardial effusion. 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
J Glaucoma 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.
Glaucoma and anterior segment, Dr. Shroff's charity eye hospital, Delhi.
Ectodermal dysplasia is a disorder that occurs due to abnormalities of ectodermal structures such as skin, teeth, hair, nails, and eccrine glands. Approximately 200 different conditions have been identified as ectodermal dysplasia, the most common being hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (HED). It is characterized by hypotrichosis (sparse scalp or body hair), hypodontia (absent or malformed teeth) and hypohidrosis (reduced ability to sweat). Read More
Adv Skin Wound Care 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.
At the Poznań University of Medical Sciences in Poznań, Poland, Jacek Hermann, PhD, is Chair, Department of General and Endocrine Surgery and Gastroenterologic Oncology; Tomasz Banasiewicz is Chair, Department of General and Endocrine Surgery and Gastroenterologic Oncology; and Barbara Kołodziejczak, PhD, is Chair, Department of Computer Science and Statistics. The authors have disclosed no financial relationships related to this article. Submitted January 28, 2018; accepted in revised form May 25, 2018.
Background: Patients with Crohn disease-related anal fistulas are treated with debridement of fistulous tracts and the placement of noncutting setons (NCSs). However, to reduce the high recurrence rate, there is still a need to develop more effective treatment methods.
Objective: To compare NCS with vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) treatment. Read More
J Water Health 2018 Dec;16(6):1033-1037
National Centre for Geographic and Resource Analysis in Primary Health Care, Australian National University, Canberra, 2600, Australia.
There is little evidence on how the health impacts of drought vary spatially and temporally. With a focus on waterborne cryptosporidiosis, we identify spatio-temporal hotspots and by using interrupted time series analysis, examine the impact of Australia's Big Dry (2001-2009) in these disease clusters in the Murray Darling Drainage Basin. Analyses revealed a statistically significant hotspot in the north of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and a hotspot in the north-eastern end of the basin in Queensland. Read More
AJR Am J Roentgenol 2018 Dec 12:1-6. Epub 2018 Dec 12.
1 Department of Radiology, Cochin Hospital, Descartes University, 27 rue du Faubourg Saint Jacques, 75 014 Paris, France.
Objective: The purpose of this study is to determine whether placing patients in an ipsilateral-dependent position during percutaneous CT-guided transthoracic biopsy reduces the pneumothorax rate.
Materials And Methods: Between July 2013 and August 2017, a total of 516 patients (317 men and 199 women; mean age, 66.4 years) underwent core needle biopsies performed using 17- and 18-gauge needles. Read More
J Cancer Res Ther 2018 Dec;14(Supplement):S1158-S1162
Department of General Surgery, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, Kunming 650101, Yunnan, China.
Purpose: To investigate the role of percutaneous transhepatic cholangial drainage (PTCD) combined with percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy (PEJ) in maintaining the nutrition state in patients with advanced ampullary neoplasms.
Materials And Methods: Sixty patients who suffered from advanced ampullary neoplasms and could not tolerate internal drainage operation or biliary stent placement were enrolled. After PTCD, PEJ was implemented, and then the enteral nutrient solution + bile were instilled through PEJ tube for enteral nutrition support. Read More
Front Surg 2018 27;5:71. Epub 2018 Nov 27.
Department of Surgery and Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Academic Teaching Hospital of Charité Medical School, Vivantes Hospital, Berlin, Germany.
A meta-analysis that compared the onlay vs. sublay technique in open incisional hernia repair identified better outcomes for the sublay operation. Nonetheless, an Expert Consensus Guided by Systematic Review found the onlay mesh location useful in certain settings. Read More