Excessive tortuosity of the iliac arteries is an indication for open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

A 75-year-old morbidly obese man presented with increasing diameter of a known abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and right common iliac artery aneurysm. He was diagnosed with these aneurysms at the age of 69  years while undergoing computed tomography for evaluation of pancreatic cancer. At the time of diagnosis, the AAA diameter was 3.9 cm. His past medical history was significant for hypertension and hyperlipidemia. He was observed with serial aortoiliac duplex ultrasound scans. By November 2018 (6  years after the original diagnosis), the AAA diameter increased to 6.3 cm and the right common iliac artery diameter increased to 3 cm.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Vascular images Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: A 4-hour introductory eFAST training intervention can effectively train conventional military medics to perform the eFAST exam. Online, asynchronously available platforms may effectively mitigate some of the resource requirement burden associated with point-of-care ultrasound training. Future studies evaluating medic eFAST performance on real-world battlefield trauma patients are needed. Skill and knowledge retention must also be assessed for this degradable skill to determine frequency of refresher training when not regularly performed. PMID: 32060506 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
SummaryBackgroundPharmacological treatment options for adolescents with obesity are very limited. Glucagon ‐like‐peptide‐1 (GLP‐1) receptor agonist could be a treatment option for adolescent obesity.ObjectiveTo investigate the effect of exenatide extended release on body mass index (BMI) ‐SDS as primary outcome, and glucose metabolism, cardiometabolic risk factors, liver steatosis, and other BMI metrics as secondary outcomes, and its safety and tolerability in adolescents with obesity.MethodsSix ‐month, randomized, double‐blinded, parallel, placebo‐controlled clinical trial in patients (n = 44, 10‐18&thin...
Source: Pediatric Obesity - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 February 2020Source: Food ControlAuthor(s): Tim Van De Looverbosch, Md. Hafizur Rahman Bhuiyan, Pieter Verboven, Manuel Dierick, Denis Van Loo, Jan De Beenbouwer, Jan Sijbers, Bart NicolaïAbstractTo preserve the quality of fresh pear fruit after harvest and deliver quality fruit year-round a controlled supply chain and long-term storage are applied. During storage, however, internal disorders can develop due to suboptimal storage conditions that may not cause externally visible symptoms. This makes them impossible to be detected by current commercial quality grading systems in a r...
Source: Food Control - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
(RMIT University) About 300,000 new cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed globally each year, with about 60% of women dying within five years after diagnosis. A clinical trial has shown testing for a specific immune biomarker could improve diagnosis.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
(American Cancer Society) A new study finds a wide state-by-state variation in rates of melanoma caused by ultraviolet (UV) exposure with highest rates in several states on the East and West Coast including Hawaii, but also a few landlocked states, including Utah, Vermont, and Minnesota.
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
Peripheral FMD was lower in young healthy smokers than that in nonsmokers, indicating that habitual smoking attenuates peripheral endothelial function. In contrast, cerebral endothelial function was preserved in young healthy smokers. These findings suggest that the response of cerebral endothelial function to smoking is different from that of peripheral vasculature. AbstractIn the present study, we hypothesized that habitual cigarette smoking attenuates endothelial function in the cerebral circulation as well as that of the peripheral circulation in young adults. To test this hypothesis, we measured cerebrovascular and pe...
Source: Physiological Reports - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/D0OB00126K, CommunicationHiromichi Egami, Satoshi Nakagawa, Yuki Katsura, Masakatsu Kanazawa, Shingo Nishiyama, Toshihiro Sakai, Yasushi Arano, Hideo Tsukada, Osamu Inoue, Kenichiro Todoroki, Yoshitaka Hamashima Dihydromethidine (DHM) labeled with 18F at the para position of the benzene ring was designed as a positron emission tomography (PET) radiotracer for non-invasive imaging of reactive oxygen species (ROS).... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Source: RSC - Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Source Type: research
Source: Cancer Management and Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cancer Management and Research Source Type: research
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Source: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 February 2020Source: Journal of Hazardous MaterialsAuthor(s): Fisseha A Bezza, Shepherd M Tichapondwa, Evans MN ChirwaAbstractUniformly dispersed silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) with remarkable colloidal stability were synthesized using chemical reduction method in lipopeptide biosurfactant reverse micelles. Transmission Electron microscopy (TEM), Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and UV–vis spectroscopy analysis exhibited monodisperse nanoparticles with spherical morphology of diameter of 21 ± 2. The lipopeptide stabilized AgNPs displayed remarkable antibacter...
Source: Journal of Hazardous Materials - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
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