Percutaneous cholecystostomy as a nonsurgical option for treatment of acute cholecystitis in elderly patients

ConclusionPercutaneous cholecystostomy is a safe, effective and technically achievable procedure for treating elderly high-risk patients who present with acute cholecystitis.
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

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Authors: Spruijt MS, Lopriore E, Steggerda S, Slaghekke F, van Klink JMM Abstract Introduction: Twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is a devastating complication of monochorionic twin pregnancy and remains a major challenge for worldwide fetal medicine specialists. In TTTS, inter-twin transfusion through vascular anastomoses in the shared placenta leads to severe hemodynamic imbalance. This review summarizes the current knowledge of TTTS.Areas covered: The most recent insights concerning the management of TTTS, as well as fetal and neonatal complications are described. Relevant articles were selected based on a P...
Source: Expert Review of Hematology - Category: Hematology Tags: Expert Rev Hematol Source Type: research
Authors: Jeon HC, Kim DY, Jin SP, Lee DH Abstract Background: Microfocused ultrasound (MFU) causes tissue tightening by producing thermal injury zones and is used to treat various age-related changes including lower eyelid fat bulging.Objective: To investigate the efficacy of a new treatment protocol of MFU for lower eyelid fat bulging.Methods &Materials: We reviewed the medical records of all patients who began MFU for lower eyelid fat bulging from March 2017 to September 2018. MFU was performed in two steps to tighten the lower eyelid dermis and orbital septum. Data on age, sex, bulging severity, and the numb...
Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Dermatolog Treat Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsOvarian stimulation does not affect the uterine immune cell population or HLA-C binding in healthy women undergoing ovarian stimulation. Further studies are underway to find out if different responses might be seen in women with previous autoimmune disorders.
Source: Reproductive BioMedicine Online - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 January 2020Source: Medicina Intensiva (English Edition)Author(s): P.E. Edroso Jarne, L. Monge Sola, R. Vicho Pereira
Source: Medicina Intensiva - Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research
ConclusionComputed tomography is considered the gold standard in diagnosing a spontaneous cholecystocutaneous fistula, and it should be considered as a differential diagnosis for any abscess that is evident in the abdominal wall.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusion: The capillary technique yielded better results than the wet technique in terms of sample quality and cellularity. PMID: 31967618 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Cirugia y Cirujanos - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Cir Cir Source Type: research
This study is registered with, NCT02409680, and the Clinical Trial Registry-India, CTRI/2016/05/006970.FindingsFrom March 23, 2016 to June 30, 2018, 14 361 women were screened for inclusion and 11 976 women aged 14–40 years were randomly assigned to receive low-dose aspirin (5990 women) or placebo (5986 women). 5780 women in the aspirin group and 5764 in the placebo group were evaluable for the primary outcome. Preterm birth before 37 weeks occurred in 668 (11·6%) of the women who took aspirin and 754 (13·1%) of those who took placebo (RR 0·89 [95% CI 0·81 to 0&middo...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Abstract Since the amount of contrast media during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is closely related to the exacerbation of renal function, it should be important to reduce the dose of contrast media during PCI. The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the association of less-contrast media with clinical factors in elective PCI. A total of 709 patients were divided into the less-contrast media group (n = 142) and the conventional-contrast media group (n = 567) according to the quintile of total contrast volume. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses w...
Source: Heart and Vessels - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS MCDA twin pregnancies with birthweight discordance presented utero-placental perfusion deterioration assessed by 3DPD prior to sGR diagnosis. Co-twin utero-placental perfusion discordance was significantly correlated with growth discordance, and this correlation was more predictive of sGR when 3DPD was combined with conventional Doppler imaging. PMID: 31971163 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
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