Laparoendoscopic single site (LESS) ureteral reimplantation.
CONCLUSIONS: LESS ureteral reimplantation, in our initial experience, shows a low complication rate, similar to current laparoscopic series, offering less postoperative pain and abdominal wall aggression with great cosmetic results that are perceived by patients very positively, in addition to rapid recovery and return to normal daily life. PMID: 28530629 [PubMed - in process]
This report describes a case of hepatocellular carcinoma in an adolescent with perinatally acquired HIV and hepatitis B virus coinfection, arising despite more than a decade of suppressive antiretroviral therapy for both HIV and hepatitis B virus. This case raises important questions regarding optimal hepatocellular carcinoma screening in this high-risk group and the oncogenic potential of even very well-controlled viral infection.
We report the fatal case of a 4-year-old boy with chronic granulomatous disease, who presented with sepsis after a few days of abdominal pain and diarrhea.
Conclusion Results suggest a high efficacy of standardized home-based hypnotherapy for children/adolescents with abdominal pain. Children/adolescents with high pain severity are at risk of dropping out. The UHT condition showed slight evidence of superiority, but conditions were equivalent on most outcomes. Taken together, self-help approaches based on hypnotherapy could close a treatment gap and prevent chronification.
Introduction The performance of early post-liver transplantation (post-LT) model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) or even its dynamic changes over time (ΔMELD) in predicting the mortality after LT is still controversial. Aim The aim of this study was to assess the ability of absolute and ΔMELD calculated at days 7 and 30 after LT to predict 1- and 5-year mortality. Patients and methods Data of 209 consecutive patients who underwent LT in two centers were reviewed. Patients who received LT for hepatocellular carcinoma were excluded, as well as those who did not survive for at least 1 month. MELD and [I...
ConclusionsGenetic variation within GNβ3 predicts oesophageal symptom burden and affect, but not oesophageal acid burden or symptom association with reflux episodes.
ConclusionCollectively, our results demonstrated cumulative effect of AP-1 and NF ĸB for bcl-2 gene regulation in overall PT progression and chemoradiation resistance. The study provides evidence of increased bcl-2 mRNA/protein fueled by NFĸB in PT and AP-1 in RCRT. These regulations of bcl-2 by NFκB and AP-1 are important in OSCC progression and chemoradiation resistance.
This evidence summary outlines the best available evidence for a new intravenous antimicrobial, ceftazidime/avibactam (Zavicefta). It is indicated for treating complicated intra-abdominal infections,complicated urinary tract infections, including pyelonephritis,hospital ‑acquired pneumonia, including ventilator‑associated pneumonia and infections caused by aerobic gram‑negative organisms in adults with limited treatment options.
Objective: Prophylactic central neck dissection (pCND) is controversial in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) without clinical positive lymph nodes. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy on the clinical outcome in clinically node-negative (cN0) PTC patients treated with total thyroidectomy (TT) alone or in combination with pCND. Patients and methods: One-hundred and sixty-seven cN0 PTC patients who underwent TT alone (TT) or in combination with pCND (TT+pCND) in our hospital from January 2014 to August 2015 were evaluated retrospectively. Adjuvant RAI therapy was recommende...
Aim: To analyze the predictive value of the dynamic risk stratification (DRS) system for assessing the risk of recurrent/persistent disease in our large group of differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) patients. Patients and methods: We retrospectively included 2184 consecutive patients who received radioiodine ablation therapy following a total or near total thyroidectomy in our department between 1998 and 2014. The American Thyroid Association (ATA) classification was used for initial risk classification. At the second year of follow-up period after radioiodine ablation therapy, DRS was performed also. The ATA and DRS ri...
We present a new case of AM in an 84-year-old woman with a history of non-melanoma skin cancer. She had a thin pink plaque that was initially misdiagnosed as a basal cell carcinoma. We also discuss dermoscopy and its valuable role to improve diagnostic accuracy. A review of dermoscopic features that favor and oppose the clinical diagnosis of AM is discussed. Even with dermoscopy, it is still important to have a high index of suspicion and a low threshold to biopsy when the clinical diagnosis is unclear. J Drugs Dermatol. 2017;16(11):1164-1165.. PMID: 29141067 [PubMed - in process]