Laparoscopic dismembered pyeloplasty combined with port entrance flexible renoscopic lithotripsy
Conclusions: Laparoscopic pyeloplasty and concomitant flexible renoscopy through lowermost trocar with basket extraction is a simple, attractive alternative for the simultaneous treatment of ureteropelvic junction obstruction presenting with coexisting nephrolithiasis. This method is useful and feasible, with minimal invasiveness and an early post-operative recovery.
Journal Name: Journal of Perinatal Medicine Issue: Ahead of print
Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), a genetic bleeding disorder leading to systemic arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), is caused by loss-of-function mutations in the ALK1/ENG/Smad1/5/8 pathway. Evidence suggests that HHT pathogenesis strongly relies on overactivated PI3K/Akt/mTOR and VEGFR2 pathways in endothelial cells (ECs). In the BMP9/10-immunoblocked (BMP9/10ib) neonatal mouse model of HHT, we report here that the mTOR inhibitor, sirolimus, and the receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor, nintedanib, could synergistically fully block, but also reversed, retinal AVMs to avert retinal bleeding and anemia. Sirolimus...
New J. Chem., 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C9NJ05830C, PaperLinsen Huang, Liangxing Zhang, Deyu Bao, Xiaoqing Jiang, Junhua Li, Xiaosong Sun The present study focuses on the synthesis and the characterization of ternary photo-catalyst rGO-Sb4O5Cl2-Sb2S3. A series of rGO-Sb4O5Cl2-Sb2S3 samples were synthesized by the ultrasonic assistant chemical co-precipitation method, and the... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Authors: Ertel KA, Hallam JE, Hillman AR Abstract BACKGROUND: Individuals participating in exercise beyond their level of fitness may be at higher risk for exercise-induced muscle damage, however the impact of training status on muscle damage development is not well understood. The purpose of this study was to measure skeletal muscle damage and soreness after five days of high and low intensity exercise in previously trained and untrained individuals. METHODS: Eighteen males and females (9 trained and 9 untrained) completed five consecutive days of high intensity (HI) exercise and five consecutive days of low i...
Authors: Monte A, Nardello F, Pavei G, Moro S, Festa L, Tarperi C, Schena F, Zamparo P Abstract BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the influence of spring mass model characteristics (e.g. stiffness) and Achilles tendon proprieties in determining the energy cost of running in half marathon runners. METHODS: Achilles tendon characteristics (i.e. cross sectional area -ATCSA- and resting length - ATL-) were measured on 32 males by means of an ultrasound apparatus the day before a half marathon race. After these measurements the energy cost of running (C) was determined while the subjects run on a tr...
Heparin has a non-predictable effect in the individual patient. The activated clotting time (ACT) is used to measure the level of anticoagulation after administration of heparin. To date, appropriate heparin dose protocols and corresponding therapeutic ACT values have not been established in non-cardiac arterial procedures (NCAP). The aim of this review was to study the use of ACT monitoring during NCAP, and whether an optimal ACT could be determined based on the fewest arterial thrombo-embolic complications (ATEC) and bleeding complications.
I am writing in response to the questions posed by Dr Bihui Zhang. All the procedures reported in the paper were carried out in the office-based endovascular center. It is a lot easier to get hemostasis at the puncture site while using the tibial approach compared with the distal superficial femoral artery or popliteal approach. This increases the sa fety of the procedure being carried out in the office laboratory. We use a hockey-stick ultrasound probe to enter the tibial artery. We believe that the use of this probe has helped us reach 100% success in cannulating the artery.
Regional anesthesia (RA)-induced vasodilation increases the proportion of patients with vein anatomy suitable for arteriovenous fistula (AVF) creation. The functional outcomes of AVFs created with veins initially small for size on preoperative duplex ultrasound mapping ( ≤2.4 mm) that are recruited under RA have not been clearly defined. We aimed to evaluate freedom from revision or thrombosis, time to first cannulation, and reintervention rates of AVFs created with veins recruited after induction of RA.
I haven't used Stimwave since fellowship. Anyone using their technology for peripheral nerve stim? Results? Pros/Cons and feedback from patients? If I were going to use it, it would probably be for suprascapular neuralgia, genicular nerualgia, and/or SI joint pain vs cluneal neuralgia, when other options have failed (i.e. RF).
How bad of an idea is it to be pregnant with adequate lead coverage during early months of pregnancy? I had a fellow resident who was pregnant who changed her rotations around to avoid any exposure, however it's my understanding that overall the exposure with adequate coverage is ultimately fine. I know most of you are men - not sure if there are any female pain docs who could chime in? Sigh.