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The Validation of Ultrasound-Guided Target Segment Identification in Thoracic Spine as Confirmed by Fluoroscopy.

Conclusions: Ultrasound-guided detection using the 12th rib as a starting landmark for scanning could be a promising technique for successful target segment identification in the thoracic spine. PMID: 29201300 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Orthop Surg Source Type: research

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Source: The Journal of Physiology - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: J Physiol Source Type: research
Conclusion and discussion Since the omental infarction as etiology of acute abdominal pain is uncommon in children, we emphasize the importance of accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment of omental infarction.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusions In this population, TG/HDL-C ratio of ≥1.255 in men and ≥0.865 in women can identify individuals with cardio-metabolic risk, despite TG/HDL-C ratio, TC/HDL-C ratio, and LDL-C/HDL-C ratio seem comparable in their association with CMRs and subclinical signs of organ damage.
Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion and discussion Since the omental infarction as etiology of acute abdominal pain is uncommon in children, we emphasize the importance of accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment of omental infarction.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and related lipoprotein ratios were used to assess lipid atherogenesis or insulin resistance. However, which of these indices is superior remains controversial and could differ across ethnic groups. We evaluated the efficacy of HDL-C, and related lipoprotein ratios in identifying cardio-metabolic risk factors (CMRs) or preclinical organ damage among a health check-ups population in China. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 17,596 Chinese adults aged 40-64years, who participated in annual health checkups in China. Anthropometric, b...
Source: International Journal of Clinical Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Clin Chim Acta Source Type: research
Discussion: Evidence shows that a hyperfunctioning parathyroid gland may contribute to maintaining hyperaldosteronism in PA. This is based on in-vitro studies showing PTH increased aldosterone secretion from adrenocortical cells in a concentration dependent manner. Gene expression and immunohistochemistry studies show PTH receptors in aldosterone-producing adenomas and MR receptors in parathyroid cells, suggesting a bi-directional relationship. The significance of this case is in the potential for further understanding of the pathophysiology of common causes of secondary hypertension.
Source: Hypertension - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Poster Abstract Presentations Source Type: research
We report a case of a 39-year-old woman with resistant hypertension and renal dysfunction. The patient was hospitalized 3 months earlier for dyspnea at the Department of Cardiology, where she was diagnosed with heart failure (left ventricle injection fraction: 25–30%), pulmonary hypertension, chronic kidney disease (serum creatinine: 1.58 mg/dl), and resistant hypertension and discharged with optimal heart failure treatment. At presentation to our clinic, apart from uncontrolled hypertension for more than 10 years and history of pre-eclampsia and fetal loss, the patient had obesity (BMI: 38 kg/m2) and facial fibr...
Source: Journal of Hypertension - Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Case report Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Biomarkers of insulin resistance, systemic inflammation and genetic obesity or type 2 diabetes risk alleles seem to be associated with gallstone disease. Future studies should explore temporal associations and genetic associations in other populations in order to clarify targets for prevention or intervention. PMID: 28799434 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Our proposed technique successfully performs automatic segmentation of the spine surface - specifically the laminae, ligamentum flava, spinous, transverse and articular processes and can be extended to any bone anatomy present in an US image. This has implications for 3D visualization of bone surfaces and, without loss of generality, the vertebral column. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 28786479 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medical Physics - Category: Physics Authors: Tags: Med Phys Source Type: research
ConclusionsFoetal TVol is a promising 3D US marker for prediction of neonatal adiposity from mid‐gestation onward.
Source: Pediatric Obesity - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
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