A novel drainage approach in patients with cholesterol granuloma: From petrous apex to mastoid air cell.

CONCLUSION: The use of a robust drain seems to be an effective, safe, and feasible option to prevent recurrences in patients with CG. PMID: 28904823 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

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ConclusionThe association of PA and RCC is extremely rare. On MRI, they appear as a solid-cystic or cystic sellar tumors. RCC can rupture causing granulomatous reaction with cholesterol crystal formation, which can be mistaken for craniopharyngiomas during surgery. Therefore, collision sellar lesion must be included in the differential diagnosis of cystic sellar lesions. The definitive diagnosis is made by histological study.
Source: Endocrine - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
This study is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT02275780, and is closed to accrual.FindingsBetween Dec 1, 2014, and Oct 20, 2015, 1027 individuals were screened, of whom 769 participants were randomly assigned to doravirine (n=385) or ritonavir-boosted darunavir (n=384), and 383 in both groups were given at least one dose of their allocated treatment. Most participants were male (645 [84%] of 766) and white (560 [73%]), with a mean age of 35·2 years (SD 10·6). 292 participants in the doravirine group and 273 in the darunavir group completed 96 weeks of treatment. At week 96, a higher proportion of the do...
Source: The Lancet HIV - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
This study aimed to evaluate the antiviral activity of C. gileadensis as well as to isolate its active compound and investigate its mode of action. This activity was evaluated using 4 viruses, herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), respiratory syncytial virus type B (RSV-B), coxsackie virus B type 3, and adenovirus type 5 by performing the plaque reduction assay and the 3-(4,5-Dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide assays for enveloped and nonenveloped viruses, respectively. The methanol extract of C. gileadensis leaves only showed antiviral activity against enveloped viruses with a selectivity index of 11.19 ...
Source: Planta Medica - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Original Papers Source Type: research
Gary, founder of Wheat-Free Market, shared his 8-year update living the Wheat Belly lifestyle. “The passing of Labor Day weekend marked 8 years since I began my grain-free journey to weight loss and better health. In these years I haven’t had a single bite of bread, pasta, pizza, or cake, unless they were made with the ingredients we have come to love as alternatives to cereal grains. The profound changes in me resulting from this simple dietary change are what drove me to create Wheat-Free Market Foods, so I could offer others not only food products but recipes to support this lifestyle. “I cringe when I...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Open Inflammation Weight Loss wheat belly Source Type: blogs
Abstract BACKGROUND: Due to the myopathic adverse events of statins, safer alternatives are being studied. Bempedoic acid (ETC-1002) is a novel low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C)-lowering agent, currently under trial in hypercholesterolaemic patients. AIM: To investigate the tolerability and efficacy of ETC-1002 in hypercholesterolaemic patients through a systematic review of published randomised controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: Five databases were searched for RCTs that investigated the safety and efficacy of ETC-1002 in hypercholesterol-aemic patients. The retrieved search results were scree...
Source: Kardiologia Polska - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research
ConclusionsFor patients with uncontrolled hypertension despite receiving medications, renal Doppler ultrasound should be included in the diagnostic workup for secondary hypertension. Once renal artery stenosis is suspected, renal angiography is highly recommended because the technique is able to accurately diagnose stenosis in the branch arteries, unlike computed tomographic angiography and magnetic resonance angiography. Percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty is the treatment of choice for renal artery stenosis in patients with renovascular hypertension or renal dysfunction.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
This study elicited the preferences of CHC patients for treatment attributes of new DAAs.MethodsAn online discrete choice experiment survey was designed to collect data from adult CHC patients in the USA, UK, France, Germany, Spain, and Italy. Patients were asked to choose from alternative hypothetical DAA options, defined by differing levels of nine attributes [i.e., treatment duration, tablet count and packaging, cure rate, required office visits when on treatment, modifications to statins or to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), and risks of diarrhea, headache and nausea]. Logistic regression was used to assess preference f...
Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
When a woman is denied access to an abortion, research has shown that she may face threats to her mental or financial well-being. A new study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, suggests her physical health may suffer, too. “There’s a good deal of research that shows, in the short term, having an abortion is much safer than childbirth, but there isn’t much research over the long-term,” says study co-author Lauren Ralph, an assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. “Our study demonstrates that having an abo...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized abortion embargoed study onetime Research Source Type: news
In this study, a significant (30%) increase in maximum lifespan of mice was found after nonablative transplantation of 100 million nucleated bone marrow (BM) cells from young donors, initiated at the age that is equivalent to 75 years for humans. Moreover, rejuvenation was accompanied by a high degree of BM chimerism for the nonablative approach. Six months after the transplantation, 28% of recipients' BM cells were of donor origin. The relatively high chimerism efficiency that we found is most likely due to the advanced age of our recipients having a depleted BM pool. In addition to the higher incorporation rates, ...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
ConclusionThese findings suggest a critical function for S1P in several human organ systems and implicate an important role for S1P in various human disease states.
Source: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: CLINICAL REPORT Source Type: research
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