Embolization of a spinal dural arteriovenous fistula with ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (Onyx) using a dual-lumen microballoon catheter and buddy wire technique.

CONCLUSIONS: Onyx embolization using a dual-lumen microballoon catheter was effective. Furthermore, the buddy wire technique was useful for providing rigid support of the microcatheter in a narrow and tortuous intercostal artery. PMID: 28840070 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

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This study is ongoing, and registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT02548351, and EudraCT, 20150-025601-6.FindingsBetween Dec 9, 2015, and Oct 26, 2018, 1968 patients with stage F1–F3 fibrosis were enrolled and received at least one dose of study treatment; 931 patients with stage F2–F3 fibrosis were included in the primary analysis (311 in the placebo group, 312 in the obeticholic acid 10 mg group, and 308 in the obeticholic acid 25 mg group). The fibrosis improvement endpoint was achieved by 37 (12%) patients in the placebo group, 55 (18%) in the obeticholic acid 10 mg group (p=0·045), and 71 (23%) in th...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Petala E, Mironidou-Tzouveleki M, Nanassis K, Pagkalidou E, Kyriakou C, Kapoukranidou D Abstract BACKGROUND: Cervical pain is very common among population and several methods have been used until now in order to evaluate it. The main aim of this study is to estimate the prevalence of non-specific neck pain and the special features of it through its relation to demographic agents, habits and physiology parameters. Additionally, this study aims to select the most valid and objective methods for neck pain evaluation, which could also be useful in Primary Health Care and could give new prospectives. METHOD...
Source: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Hell J Nucl Med Source Type: research
HOW TO live longer: The key to living a longer life comes down largely to the foods one chooses to eat, exercising and shunning bad habits such as alcohol abuse and smoking. New research has revealed that the way a person feels also largely determines how long they could live.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conclusions: Adolescents may become desensitized and exhibit a blunted response to hedonic effects from increased screen time. This may result in increased anhedonia and greater risk for substance use through the need to compensate for the reduced experience of rewards. These findings have implications for future school-based substance use prevention and intervention programs.
Source: Journal of Adolescence - Category: Child Development Source Type: research
This study was expected to provide a new approach to improving the quality of fermented greengage wine.
Source: LWT Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Authors: Buller DB, Woodall WG, Saltz R, Buller MK Abstract OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to measure compliance with age and personal ID regulations by state-licensed recreational marijuana stores in two states. METHOD: Recreational marijuana stores (N = 175) in Colorado and Washington State were each visited twice by pseudo-buyer assessment teams in September 2016 to April 2017. The observer entered the store first, performed an environmental scan, and observed the buyer's purchase behavior. In both Washington State visits and in the first visit in Colorado, a young-adult buyer attempted to enter th...
Source: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs - Category: Addiction Tags: J Stud Alcohol Drugs Source Type: research
In this study, we used data mining techniques to search for subtypes in an unbiased fashion. Using electronic signatures of the disease, we identified a cohort of 13,290 patients with NAFLD from a hospital database. We gathered clinical data from multiple sources and applied unsupervised clustering to identify five subtypes among this cohort. Descriptive statistics and survival analysis showed that the subtypes were clinically distinct and were associated with different rates of death, cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, and myocardial infarction. Novel disease subtypes iden...
Source: Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing - Category: Bioinformatics Tags: Pac Symp Biocomput Source Type: research
In this study, we present approaches used in five st...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Street service care providers in Queensland, Australia are organisations tasked with assisting vulnerable individuals and aiding intoxicated patrons that are at risk of harm in night-time entertainment precincts (NEP). Members of the...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
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