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Comparison of level of cognitive process between case-based items and non-case-based items of the interuniversity progress test of medicine in the Netherlands.

J Educ Eval Health Prof 2018 12;15:28. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Cardiology, Catharina Hospital, and Department of Educational Development and Research, and Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, The Netherlands.

Purpose: It is assumed that case-based questions require higher order cognitive processing, whereas questions that are not case-based require lower order cognitive processing. In this study, we investigated to what extent case-based questions and questions that are not case-based, relate to Bloom's taxonomy.

Methods: In this article, 4800 questions of the Progress Test were classified whether it was a case-based question and the level of Bloom's taxonomy. Read More

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December 2018
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Lithopedion in a Geriatric Patient.

Rev Bras Ginecol Obstet 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Medical School, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia.

Lithopedion ( = rock and  = child) is a rare condition that only occurs in 1.5 to 1.8% of extrauterine pregnancies and in 0. Read More

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December 2018

Imaging Description of Extragenital Müllerian Adenosarcoma: A Case Report.

Rev Bras Ginecol Obstet 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Section of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Morphology, Surgery and Experimental Medicine, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy.

Müllerian adenosarcoma is a very rare gynecological disease, comprising 5% of uterine sarcomas. Extragenital localizations are even rarer. We report a very interesting case of a 27-year-old woman complaining of pelvic pain, with a subsequent diagnosis of extragenital Müllerian adenosarcoma. Read More

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December 2018
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Intervertebral disc herniation in two coatis (Nasua nasua) and postoperative laminectomy membrane formation.

Tierarztl Prax Ausg K Kleintiere Heimtiere 2018 Oct 12;46(5):330-336. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Magnetic resonance imaging revealed spinal cord compression due to intervertebral disc herniation of Hansen type I and II in the thoracolumbar vertebral column in two middle-aged coatis () with chronic progressive paraparesis. Surgical treatment included hemilaminectomy and partial corpectomy in one and dorsal laminectomy in the other coati. Both coatis recovered well after surgery. Read More

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October 2018
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Lipomeningocele associated with diplomyelia in a dog.

Tierarztl Prax Ausg K Kleintiere Heimtiere 2018 Oct 12;46(5):323-329. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

A 2-year-old male neutered mixed breed dog with a body weight of 30 kg was presented for evaluation of a soft subcutaneous mass on the dorsal midline at the level of the caudal thoracic spine. A further clinical sign was intermittent pain on palpation of the area of the subcutaneous mass. The owner also described a prolonged phase of urination with repeated interruption and re-initiation of voiding. Read More

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October 2018
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Honesty.

Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018 11 12;66(8):607. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Universitaetsmedizin Mainz, Mainz, Germany.

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November 2018

Xenotransplantation: Progress Along Paths Uncertain from Models to Application.

ILAR J 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Translational Medicine and The Comparative Medicine Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.

For more than a century, transplantation of tissues and organs from animals into man, xenotransplantation, has been viewed as a potential way to treat disease. Ironically, interest in xenotransplantation was fueled especially by successful application of allotransplantation, that is, transplantation of human tissue and organs, as a treatment for a variety of diseases, especially organ failure because scarcity of human tissues limited allotransplantation to a fraction of those who could benefit. In principle, use of animals such as pigs as a source of transplants would allow transplantation to exert a vastly greater impact than allotransplantation on medicine and public health. Read More

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December 2018
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Assessment of Bowel Inflammation and Strictures by Magnetic Resonance Enterography in Long-term Crohn´s Disease.

J Crohns Colitis 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Radiology, Akershus University Hospital, Lørenskog, Norway.

Background: Crohns disease (CD) is a chronic inflammation in the gut that often progresses to fibrosis. Magnetic Resonance Enterography (MRE) is an important diagnostic tool in evaluating CD. We aimed to assess the prevalence of inflammation and stricturing disease in patients with long-term CD and investigate associations with clinical factors. Read More

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December 2018

Predictive Value of Preoperative Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings for Survival and Local Recurrence in Patients Undergoing En Bloc Resection of Sacral Chordomas.

Neurosurgery 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Neurological Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas.

Background: Few studies have assessed the prognostic importance of preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan findings in patients undergoing en bloc resection of sacral chordomas.

Objective: To (1) report in-depth imaging characteristics of sacral chordomas, (2) describe the patterns of local and distant recurrence, and (3) determine imaging predictors of overall survival (OS) and local recurrence (LR).

Methods: This retrospective case series was obtained from a prospectively maintained spine database from 1995 to 2016. Read More

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December 2018

Obese Patients Benefit, but do not Fare as Well as Nonobese Patients, Following Lumbar Spondylolisthesis Surgery: An Analysis of the Quality Outcomes Database.

Neurosurgery 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, California.

Background: Given recent differing findings following 2 randomized clinical trials on degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis (DLS) surgery, there is a need to better define how subsets of patients fare following surgery.

Objective: To investigate the impact of obesity on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) following DLS surgery.

Methods: A total of 12 high-enrolling sites were queried, and we found 797 patients undergoing surgery for grade 1 DLS. Read More

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December 2018

Commentary: Effect of Spinal Cord Stimulation on Early Disability Pension in 198 Failed Back Surgery Syndrome Patients: Case-Control Study.

Neurosurgery 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Institute of Neurosurgery, Catholic University of Roma, Rome, Italy.

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December 2018

A population-based cohort study to evaluate the effectiveness of lung cancer screening using low-dose CT in Hitachi city, Japan.

Jpn J Clin Oncol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Epidemiology and Prevention, Center for Clinical Sciences, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography for the general population, we conducted a retrospective cohort study of screening for participants among Hitachi residents.

Materials And Methods: Citizens aged 50-74 who underwent low-dose computed tomography screening at least once during 1998-2006 were defined as the computed tomography group, and those who underwent X-ray screening at least once during the same period, but did not receive low-dose computed tomography screening throughout the follow-up period, were defined as the XP group. We investigated the lung cancer incidence rate, mortality rate and all-cause mortality rate for both groups from the first lung cancer screening to the end of 2012. Read More

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December 2018

Inhibition of Manual Movements at Speech Arrest Sites in the Posterior Inferior Frontal Lobe.

Neurosurgery 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California.

Background: Intraoperative stimulation of the posterior inferior frontal lobe (IFL) induces speech arrest, which is often interpreted as demonstration of essential language function. However, prior reports have described "negative motor areas" in the IFL, sites where stimulation halts ongoing limb motor activity.

Objective: To investigate the spatial and functional relationship between IFL speech arrest areas and negative motor areas (NMAs). Read More

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December 2018

Postimplant biological aortic prosthesis degeneration: challenges in transcatheter valve implants.

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, Netherlands.

Surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) is highly effective and can be achieved with relatively low risk in patients with severe aortic stenosis. Bioprostheses have been used most frequently during the past 60 years. However, the function of biological valves usually declines after 10-15 years from implant when structural valve degeneration occurs often mandating a reoperation once valve dysfunction becomes haemodynamically significant. Read More

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December 2018
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Validated screening tools for the assessment of cachexia, sarcopenia, and malnutrition: a systematic review.

Am J Clin Nutr 2018 Dec;108(6):1196-1208

Clinical Surgery, University of Edinburgh, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Background: There is great overlap between the presentation of cachexia, sarcopenia, and malnutrition. Distinguishing between these conditions would allow for better targeted treatment for patients.

Objectives: The aim was to systematically review validated screening tools for cachexia, sarcopenia, and malnutrition in adults and, if a combined tool is absent, make suggestions for the generation of a novel screening tool. Read More

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December 2018
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Personalized magnesium intervention to improve vitamin D metabolism: applying a systems approach for precision nutrition in large randomized trials of diverse populations.

Authors:
Simin Liu Qing Liu

Am J Clin Nutr 2018 Dec;108(6):1159-1161

Departments of Epidemiology, Medicine, and Surgery, and Center for Global Cardiometabolic Health, Brown University, Providence, RI.

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December 2018

Haemodynamic stress-induced breaches of the arterial intima trigger inflammation and drive atherogenesis.

Eur Heart J 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

INSERM U1148, Laboratory for Vascular Translational Science (LVTS), DHU FIRE, University Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, 46 rue Henri Huchard, Paris, France.

Aims: Inflammatory mediators, including blood cells and their products, contribute critically to atherogenesis, but the igniting triggers of inflammation remain elusive. Atherosclerosis develops at sites of flow perturbation, where the enhanced haemodynamic stress could initiate the atherogenic inflammatory process due to the occurrence of mechanic injury. We investigated the role of haemodynamic stress-induced breaches, allowing the entry of blood cells in the arterial intima, in triggering inflammation-driven atherogenesis. Read More

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December 2018

Extracorporeal immunoadsorption in heparin- and protamine-induced thrombocytopaenia prior to cardiac surgery.

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care Medicine and Pain Medicine, Division of Cardiac Thoracic Vascular Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

Exposure to heparin and protamine during cardiac surgery on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) may trigger heparin-induced thrombocytopaenia and/or protamine-induced thrombocytopaenia. Further surgery on CPB with heparin and protamine in the presence of these antibodies implies increased thromboembolic risk. We present the successful application of extracorporeal immunoadsorption to deplete antibodies causing heparin-induced and protamine-induced thrombocytopaenia preoperatively. Read More

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December 2018

Effect of Salvia Miltiorrhiza Injection in Patients With Autologous Fat Grafting to the Breast: A Preliminary Comparative Study.

Aesthet Surg J 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Shanghai 9th People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.

Background: Salvia miltiorrhiza (SM) is a herb used in Chinese medicine formulations for promoting blood circulation and minimizing vascular stasis. It has been successfully utilized in treating cardiovascular diseases, such as atherosclerosis, thromboembolism, and angina.

Objective: To study the effect of SM injections in autologous fat grafting to the breast. Read More

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December 2018

Commentary: The Experience With Flow Diverters in the Treatment of Posterior Inferior Cerebellar Artery Aneurysms.

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Neurosurgery, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas.

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December 2018
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Cancer stem cells in relation to treatment.

Jpn J Clin Oncol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan.

The classical cancer therapies, including chemotherapy and radiation therapy, can initially show good results and tumor shrinkage; however, for most cancer patients disease recurrence is a common event. This tumor regrowth following therapy is now thought to depend on a small population of cancer stem cells (CSCs), which, similar to other stem cells, have the capacity for self-renewal and multipotent differentiation. Cancer stem cells have been identified based on cell surface protein expression in many tumor types, and for all diseases studied, this specific cell population is required for serial transplantation in animal models. Read More

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December 2018

Agnostic Pathway/Gene Set Analysis of Genome-Wide Association Data Identifies Associations for Pancreatic Cancer.

Authors:
Naomi Walsh Han Zhang Paula L Hyland Qi Yang Evelina Mocci Mingfeng Zhang Erica J Childs Irene Collins Zhaoming Wang Alan A Arslan Laura Beane-Freeman Paige M Bracci Paul Brennan Federico Canzian Eric J Duell Steven Gallinger Graham G Giles Michael Goggins Gary E Goodman Phyllis J Goodman Rayjean J Hung Charles Kooperberg Robert C Kurtz Núria Malats Loic LeMarchand Rachel E Neale Sara H Olson Ghislaine Scelo Xiao O Shu Stephen K Van Den Eeden Kala Visvanathan Emily White Wei Zheng Demetrius Albanes Gabriella Andreotti Ana Babic William R Bamlet Sonja I Berndt Ayelet Borgida Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault Lauren Brais Paul Brennan Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita Julie Buring Kari G Chaffee Stephen Chanock Sean Cleary Michelle Cotterchio Lenka Foretova Charles Fuchs J Michael M Gaziano Edward Giovannucci Michael Goggins Thilo Hackert Christopher Haiman Patricia Hartge Manal Hasan Kathy J Helzlsouer Joseph Herman Ivana Holcatova Elizabeth A Holly Robert Hoover Rayjean J Hung Vladimir Janout Eric A Klein Robert C Kurtz Daniel Laheru I-Min Lee Lingeng Lu Núria Malats Satu Mannisto Roger L Milne Ann L Oberg Irene Orlow Alpa V Patel Ulrike Peters Miquel Porta Francisco X Real Nathaniel Rothman Howard D Sesso Gianluca Severi Debra Silverman Oliver Strobel Malin Sund Mark D Thornquist Geoffrey S Tobias Jean Wactawski-Wende Nick Wareham Elisabete Weiderpass Nicolas Wentzensen William Wheeler Herbert Yu Anne Zeleniuch-Jacquotte Peter Kraft Donghui Li Eric J Jacobs Gloria M Petersen Brian M Wolpin Harvey A Risch Laufey T Amundadottir Kai Yu Alison P Klein Rachael Z Stolzenberg-Solomon

J Natl Cancer Inst 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.

Background: Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) identify associations of individual single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with cancer risk but usually only explain a fraction of the inherited variability. Pathway analysis of genetic variants is a powerful tool to identify networks of susceptibility genes.

Methods: We conducted a large agnostic pathway-based meta-analysis of GWAS data using the summary-based adaptive rank truncated product method to identify gene sets and pathways associated with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) in 9040 cases and 12 496 controls. Read More

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December 2018

Intra-articular Steroids vs Saline for Lumbar Z-Joint Pain: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial.

Pain Med 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Objective: To determine if intra-articular (IA) injection of corticosteroids is effective in reducing the need for radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in those with dual comparative medial branch block (MBB)-confirmed lumbar z-joint pain.

Design: This was a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled study.

Setting: Two academic medical centers. Read More

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December 2018
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Multicenter experience with large panel next-generation sequencing in patients with advanced solid cancers in Japan.

Jpn J Clin Oncol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Clinical Genetics, Yokohama City University Hospital, Yokohama, Japan.

Background: Application of next-generation DNA sequencing (NGS) has recently become increasingly common in the field of clinical oncology in several countries around the world. In Japan also, a system for applying NGS to routine clinical practice is gradually being established. During this process, we introduced in Japan the tumor-profiling MSK-IMPACT (Memorial Sloan Kettering-Integrated Mutation Profiling of Actionable Cancer Targets) assay. Read More

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December 2018

TNM classification of malignant tumors (Breast Cancer Study Group).

Jpn J Clin Oncol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Breast Oncology, Aichi Cancer Center Hospital, Nagoya, Japan.

The eighth editions of the primary tumor, lymph node and metastasis classifications for breast cancer issued by the American Joint Commission of Cancer and the Union for International Cancer Control were revised in 2017. The major change made by the American Joint Commission of Cancer is to incorporate biological factors such as estrogen and progesterone receptor, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2, histological grade and multigene prognostic assays, into the staging system. Tumor biomarkers and low recurrence scores confirmed by multigene prognostic assays change the staging. Read More

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December 2018

Simultaneous operative repair of pectus excavatum and concurrent congenital heart defects.

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

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December 2018
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Safety Considerations When Working with Humanized Animals.

ILAR J 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Research using laboratory animals has been revolutionized by the creation of humanized animal models, which are immunodeficient animals engrafted with human cells, tissues, or organs. These animal models provide the research community a unique and promising opportunity to mimic a wide variety of disease conditions in humans, from infectious disease to cancer. A vast majority of these models are humanized mice like those injected with human CD34+ hematopoietic stem cells and patient-derived xenografts. Read More

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December 2018

An Examination of Vocal Tract Acoustics following Wendler's Glottoplasty.

Folia Phoniatr Logop 2018 Dec 12;71(1):24-28. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Audiology Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, Uskudar University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Purpose: To investigate the formant frequency (FF) features of transgender females' (TFs) voice after Wendler's glottoplasty surgery and compare these levels with age-matched healthy males and females.

Study Design: Controlled prospective.

Methods: 20 TFs and 20 genetically male and female age-matched healthy controls were enrolled in the study. Read More

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December 2018
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Comparative Study of MSCA-1 and CD146 Isolated Periosteal Cell Subpopulations.

Cell Physiol Biochem 2018 12;51(3):1193-1206. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the University Hospital of Tübingen, Tübingen,

Background/aims: Periosteal tissue is a valuable source of multipotent stem cells for bone tissue engineering. To characterize these cells in detail, we generated an immortalized human cranial periosteal cell line and observed an increased MSCA-1 and CD146 expression, as well as an earlier and stronger mineralization compared to the parental cells. Further, we detected a higher osteogenic potential of MSCA-1high compared to MSCA-1low cranial periosteal cell (CPC) fractions. Read More

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December 2018

The Actual Prevalence of Symptoms in Pancreatic Cystic Neoplasms: A Prospective Propensity Matched Cohort Analysis.

Dig Surg 2018 Dec 12:1-8. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of General and Pancreatic Surgery, The Pancreas Institute, University of Verona Hospital Trust, Verona,

Background: The prevalence of symptoms in pancreatic cystic neoplasms (PCNs) is mainly based on retrospective surgical series. The aim of this study is to describe the actual prevalence of symptoms in PCNs under surveillance.

Methods: Patients with PCNs under surveillance observed from 2015 to 2017 were submitted to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and a specific interview. Read More

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December 2018

Measurements of Trunk Sway for Stance and Gait Tasks 2 Years after Vestibular Neurectomy.

Audiol Neurootol 2018 Dec 12;23(5):298-308. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.

The aim of this study was to investigate changes in balance control for stance and gait tasks in patients 2 years before and after vestibular neurectomy (VN) performed to alleviate intractable Meniere's disease. Amplitudes of trunk sway in roll and pitch directions were measured for stance and gait tasks in 19 patients using gyroscopes mounted at the lower-back. Measurements before VN and 2 years later were compared to those of healthy age-matched controls (HC). Read More

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December 2018

The "Difficult" Colorectal Polyps and Adenomas: Practical Aspects.

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

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December 2018
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A Matched Analysis on the Prognostic Impact of Race on Survival Endpoints of Women with Early-Stage Endometrial Cancer.

Gynecol Obstet Invest 2018 Dec 12:1-7. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan,

Objective: To compare survival endpoints between African American (AA) and non-AA (NAA) women with endometrial carcinoma (EC) stage I-II using a robust matching analysis.

Methods And Materials: Patients were matched by stage, grade, adjuvant management (surveillance, vaginal brachytherapy or pelvic radiation treatment), age, and year of hysterectomy. Recurrence-free survival (RFS), disease-specific survival (DSS) and overall survival (OS) were calculated. Read More

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December 2018

CpG Island Methylator Phenotype May Predict Poor Overall Survival of Patients with Stage IV Colorectal Cancer.

Oncology 2018 Dec 12:1-8. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Oncology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei City,

Objective: We aimed to study the prognostic role of CpG island methylator phenotype (CIMP) in patients with different stages of colorectal cancer (CRC).

Material And Methods: We analyzed CIMP in stage I-IV CRC specimens from patients who were diagnosed between 2005 and 2013. CIMP status was determined using a 5-gene MethyLight-based assay. Read More

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December 2018

Let's Call It Lung Shock - Or Do We Use the Right Wording?

Respiration 2018 Dec 12:1-2. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

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December 2018

Holographic Reconstructions for Preoperative Planning before Partial Nephrectomy: A Head-to-Head Comparison with Standard CT Scan.

Urol Int 2018 Dec 12:1-6. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Urology, Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata, University of Verona, Verona, Italy.

Background: Preoperative surgical planning before partial nephrectomy (PN) is a time-consuming and fragmentary process.

Objectives: To evaluate the differences in the perception of renal anatomy between holographic reconstruction (HR) versus computed tomography (CT) in patients who are candidate to PN.

Methods: CT scans of 10 consecutive patients with intermediate/high complexity renal masses (R. Read More

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December 2018
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Additional Effect of Perioperative, Compared with Preoperative, Immunonutrition After Pancreaticoduodenectomy: A Randomized, Controlled Trial.

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

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December 2018

Surgical outcomes of renal transplant recipients after abdominal surgery not connected with transplantation A retrospective case-control study.

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

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December 2018

Single-Cell Transcriptome Profiling of Mouse and hESC-Derived Pancreatic Progenitors.

Stem Cell Reports 2018 Dec;11(6):1551-1564

Diabetes Research Group, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4, Canada; Departments of Surgery and Cellular and Physiological Sciences, University of British Columbia, 950 28(th) Avenue West, Vancouver, BC V5Z4H4, Canada. Electronic address:

Human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) are a potential unlimited source of insulin-producing β cells for diabetes treatment. A greater understanding of how β cells form during embryonic development will improve current hESC differentiation protocols. All pancreatic endocrine cells, including β cells, are derived from Neurog3-expressing endocrine progenitors. Read More

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December 2018

Screening-Based Chemical Approaches to Unravel Stem Cell Biology.

Authors:
Shuibing Chen

Stem Cell Reports 2018 Dec;11(6):1312-1323

Department of Surgery and Biochemistry, Weill Cornell Medical College, 1300 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065, USA. Electronic address:

Cell-permeable compounds provide a convenient and efficient approach to manipulate biological processes. A number of compounds controlling stem cell self-renewal, survival, differentiation, and reprogramming have been identified through high-throughput/content screens. Using these powerful chemical tools, strategies have been developed to direct human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) differentiation to functional cells. Read More

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December 2018

Re-exposure in cone beam computed tomography of the dentomaxillofacial region: a retrospective study.

Dentomaxillofac Radiol 2018 Dec 12:20180184. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Plastic Surgery, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz , Mainz , Germany.

Objective:: CBCT often use a smaller field of view compared to conventional CT scans. This might lead to a wrong field of view with the need for secondary exposure ("retakes"). The purpose of this retrospective study was to assess the frequency of re-exposures in cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) and to identify whether the parameters age, gender and FOV have an influence on the re-exposure of the patient. Read More

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December 2018

Augmenter of liver regeneration protein deficiency promotes hepatic steatosis by inducing oxidative stress and microRNA-540 expression.

FASEB J 2018 Dec 12:fj201802015R. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

Levels of augmenter of liver regeneration (ALR), a multifunctional protein, are reduced in steatohepatitis. ALR depletion from ALR /Alb-Cre [ALR-L-knockout (KO)] mouse causes robust steatosis and apoptosis of hepatocytes, and pericellular fibrosis between 1 and 2 wk postbirth. Steatosis regresses by 4 wk upon reappearance of ALR-expressing hepatocytes. Read More

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December 2018

Aggressive fibromatosis of the parotid gland.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):E28-E30

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Extra-abdominal fibromatosis (EAF) is a rare, locally aggressive tumor that originates in fascial structures. It accounts for less than 0.3% of all tumors diagnosed. Read More

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December 2018

Destructive lesion of the temporomandibular joint: A case of tophaceous pseudogout.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):E18-E20

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University, West Hospital, 1200 East Broad St., 12th Floor, South Wing, Suite 313, Box 980146, Richmond, VA 23298-0146, USA.

Tophaceous pseudogout of the temporomandibular joint is a rare entity that clinically and radiographically mimics neoplastic or infectious conditions. Diagnosis requires histopathologic examination. Given the rarity of this condition, there is a paucity of information pertaining to the surgical approach, reconstructive options, and postoperative outcomes. Read More

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December 2018

A fistulating oropharyngeal lesion.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):E15-E17

Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, 5777 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85084, USA.

Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) is a unifying term for a spectrum of lymphoid expansion entities brought about by immunosuppression. It can present throughout the head and neck, and tonsillar involvement is not limited to children. We report the case of a 67-year-old woman who developed odynophagia associated with putrid halitosis 4 months after she had undergone renal transplantation. Read More

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December 2018

Evaluation of bendable surgical suction devices made of shape-memory alloy for the endonasal transsphenoid removal of pituitary tumors.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):413-416

Department of Medical Engineering, Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology, Nöthnitzer Straße 44, 01187 Dresden, Germany.

In minimally invasive surgeries, it can be difficult to reach desired anatomic areas with rigid instruments, especially when obstacles are present in the surgical corridor (e.g., during transnasal pituitary surgery). Read More

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December 2018

Endoscopic medialization middle turbinoplasty in endoscopic sinus surgery.

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

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December 2018

KTP-laser-assisted endoscopic management of glomus tympanicum tumors: A case series.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):399-402

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, 801 Welch Rd., Stanford, CA 94035, USA.

Endoscopic technology is widely used in rhinology and anterior skull base surgery, but it has been less quickly incorporated into otologic practice. The design of the instrumentation forces surgeons to work one-handed and limits depth perception. Nevertheless, endoscopy also offers wide fields of view and access to spaces that are typically difficult to visualize. Read More

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December 2018
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Association of Ménière disease with human leukocyte antigen in Taiwanese population.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):396-402

College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan.

The etiology of Ménière disease (MD) is multifactorial; genetic factors seem to play an important role. The associations between MD and human leukocyte antigen (HLA) status have been studied previously in several populations and have shown that the HLA alleles imparting susceptibility varied. In the present study, we explored HLA status in Taiwanese patients with definitive MD. Read More

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December 2018
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Unforeseen consequence of alkaline water therapy for laryngopharyngeal reflux.

Ear Nose Throat J 2018 Dec;97(12):394-395

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

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December 2018
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