Long-term effects and complications of the transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt: a single-centre experience.

Conclusion: TIPS is an effective treatment for variceal bleeding and refractory ascites in most cases, but more than half of the patients experience either death, stent dysfunction, recurrence of symptoms, or overt HE within the first year after the procedure. PMID: 31203699 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research

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This study assessed the effectiveness and safety of percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy and catheter-directed thrombolysis combined with stent placement in the management of iliac vein compression syndrome with acute iliofemoral deep venous thrombosis (DVT).MethodsFrom December 2014 to April 2016, there were 46 patients with DVT who underwent percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy and catheter-directed thrombolysis and stenting for acute proximal DVT with computed tomography-verified iliofemoral stenosis. The Venous Registry Index was used for evaluating the degree of patency after pharmacomechanical thrombolysis; the preva...
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn our experience, it is difficult to differentiate gastric duplication cyst from mucinous cystic neoplasm before laparoscopic resection. Events such as infection, bleeding, perforation, ulceration, fistula formation, obstruction, and compression have been linked to gastric duplication cysts, and malignant transformation of these cysts has been reported. Therefore, we suggest that resection should be the first treatment option for gastric duplication cysts.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
If you’ve been diagnosed with kidney stones (urolithiasis), you may have several options for treatment. These include medical therapy, extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL), percutaneous nephrolithotripsy (PCNL), and ureteroscopy. A brief anatomy of the urinary tract The urinary tract includes kidneys (two organs that filter waste and extra water from the blood) ureters (two tubes bringing urine from each kidney to the bladder) bladder (organ that collects urine) urethra (a single tube through which urine in the bladder passes out of the body). The evaluation for kidney stones If your symptoms suggest kidney...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Kidney and urinary tract Men's Health Women's Health Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsThis is the first report of a new drospirenone only oral contraceptive providing clinical efficacy like combined oral contraceptives, with a good safety profile, and favourable cycle control.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
Conclusions: More than one in every ten (12%) children investigated with upper endoscopy in the southernmost parts of Sweden were gastric HP-DNA positive of which 21% were crHP regardless of indication for investigation. Clarithromycin is therefore not recommended as first line empirical treatment for eradicating an HP infection in children. PMID: 31305189 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
Conclusion: In early-stage CKD, NOACs had a benefit-risk profile superior to that of VKAs. For advanced CKD or ESKD, there was insufficient evidence to establish benefits or harms of VKAs or NOACs. Primary Funding Source: None. (PROSPERO: CRD42017079709). PMID: 31307056 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Ann Intern Med Source Type: research
This report is the first demonstration of direct growth of 2D Tin Diselenide (SnSe2) on cellulose paper by the hydrothermal method for enhanced photoresponsive ammonia detection in urine samples. X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) and Raman studies confirmed the formation of SnSe2 while field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) studies revealed the uniform distribution of SnSe2 nanoflakes on cellulose paper. The SnSe2 based sensor, when irradiated with Near Infra Red (NIR) light exhibited excellent responsivity, detectivity and external quantum efficiency of 70 mA/W, 11 × 107 jones and 4.5% respec...
Source: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This clinical scenario evaluates institutional management in two trauma centres for PNI and associated carotid artery injury, and compares it to current guidelines. In comparison with guideline recommendations, CTA scanning and the so called "No zone" approach appears to have assumed a more prominent role in management of PNI. PMID: 31307866 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research
_______________ For Banner Health, one of the largest non-profit health system in the United States, finding ways to make health care easier and better for our patients is at the root of everything we do. That’s why we are making significant investments into the digital health and neurotech space, trying to answer some common pain points. Let me give you an example. Last year, Banner Urgent Care turned to an innovative device, BrainScope One, to provide better care and to help save patients money and time, as it helps clinicians identify traumatic brain injuries and concussions. This is an area of growing concern. St...
Source: SharpBrains - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Health & Wellness Professional Development Technology Banner Health Banner Urgent Care BrainScope BrainScope One computerized tomography concussions digital health electrical signals electrodes head trauma Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsDue to the proximity of the tumor to the pelvic viscera, especially the ectopic kidney, the probability of inadequate abscission of the lesion in surgery and radiotherapy, as well as complications and localized relapse were increased so that the kidney could be maintained. Carrying out careful pre-treatment examinations can result in maintaining an ectopic kidney and its daily conditioned function dependent on the status of the patient, including the proximity of the ectopic kidney to the tumor, anatomical position, and prior damage. The lesson learned from the present case is that radiotherapy and surgery are p...
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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