A 57-year-old man with a history of coronary artery disease, diastolic heart failure, obstructive sleep apnea, chronic kidney disease, morbid obesity, 60 pack-year smoking history, and gastric bypass (performed 20 years ago) presented to an outside institution with severe chest pain, sepsis, and pneumopericardium. He had no other history of abdominal or thoracic surgery. He was readmitted for heart failure exacerbation and was subsequently transferred to our institution for a higher level of care and possible surgical management.
In conclusion, patients with fragility vertebral fractures were predominantly female and tended to be overweight or obese, although male patients tended to have a lower BMI than female patients. PMID: 32238668 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions: GCP patients (otherwise systemically healthy) were characterized by increased Th17-proinflammatory cell phenotype positive for the IL-23 receptor in peripheral blood. The proportion of Th17 cells that are negative for the IL-23 receptor in the peripheral blood of systemically healthy patients seemed to be unaffected by the presence or absence of chronic periodontitis.
Authors: Singh S, Melnik R Abstract Percutaneous thermal ablation has proven to be an effective modality for treating both benign and malignant tumours in various tissues. Among these modalities, radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is the most promising and widely adopted approach that has been extensively studied in the past decades. Microwave ablation (MWA) is a newly emerging modality that is gaining rapid momentum due to its capability of inducing rapid heating and attaining larger ablation volumes, and its lesser susceptibility to the heat sink effects as compared to RFA. Although the goal of both these therapies is...
CONCLUSION: New care models need to be developed to integrate mental health care into the current perioperative care practice. PMID: 32234274 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Zhou X, Lv X, Zhang L, Yan J, Hu R, Sun Y, Xi S, Jiang H Abstract Ketamine is a widely used general anesthetic and has been reported to demonstrate neurotoxicity and neuroprotection. Investigation into the regulatory mechanism of ketamine on influencing neural development is of importance for a better and safer way of relieving pain. Reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blotting were used to detect the critical neural associated gene expression, and flow cytometry to detect the neural differentiation effect. Hence, in the present study the underlying mechanism of ketam...
Authors: Baser K, Baser HD, Lopez-Candales A PMID: 32233819 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions: Both intrinsic and extrinsic factors influence walking in adults with CP. Reflections by the adults with CP suggest these features may reduce participation in public spaces and potentially increase acceptance and use of mobility aids. PMID: 32238123 [PubMed - in process]
In conclusion, COPD patients demonstrate a low level of adherence to pharmacotherapy. Adherence is adversely affected by sociodemographic (older age, female gender, being single, and professionally inactive) and clinical factors (more frequent hospitalizations, perception of poor well-being, disordered sleep and daily functioning, and a higher GOLD stage). PMID: 32239444 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: Our 4-week SFE program may have positive effects on changing muscle activation patterns for tibialis anterior and fibularis longus muscles, although it could not influence their structural deformity and ankle joint moment. It could produce a potential benefit of decreased tibialis posterior activation. PMID: 32235000 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Kim S, Kim D, Park J Abstract CONTEXT: While arthrogenous muscle inhibition associated with knee injuries is evident, the relative magnitude of functional deficiency related to each individual knee pathology is unclear. OBJECTIVE: To compare the knee joint and quadriceps dysfunction among patients with anterior knee pain (AKP) without surgical history and those with surgical history (anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction [ACLR]; meniscus surgery) without current AKP, with matched healthy controls. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 66 patients w...
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