Contrast enhanced ultrasound characterization of surgically resected renal masses in patients on dialysis.
Conclusions: In this sample of surgically resected tumors, CEUS was effective in characterizing renal lesions as solid neoplasms or complex cystic lesions suspicious for neoplasm-findings which merit further investigation. PMID: 31549563 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 9 December 2019Source: Gynecologic Oncology ReportsAuthor(s): Kumiko Seki, Hiroshi Ishikawa, Rei Hashimoto, Akira Mitsuhashi, Jun-ichiro Ikeda, Makio Shozu
In this report, a patient presented with a rare malignant transformation of an epidermal cyst. How was this case successfully treated, and what was the outcome?ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery
Conclusion EMC should be considered first from an EEâs perspective, addressing concerns at the PCB level. MEs can get involved when enclosing the PCB or device. This is a collaborative effort. Both specialties should work through planning and execution. The ability to leverage a range of materials and components for EM enclosures allows engineers to make informed choices to meet the EMC requirements of a device. When considered at early stages, engineers can make EM an integral part of the design approach.
CASE SUMMARY: A 62-year-old previously healthy man presented with left lower quadrant pain and fever. Physical examination showed left lower quadrant peritonitis. Computed tomography scan showed a pelvic abscess with extraluminal air (Fig. 1). Intravenous antibiotics were started, and CT-guided percutaneous drainage was performed. The drain was removed 1 week after discharge. One week later, he presented with dysuria and pneumaturia and was started on antibiotics. Colonoscopy confirmed diverticulosis with no other mucosal abnormalities. He underwent a successful laparoscopic sigmoidectomy with colovesical fistula takedown.
CONCLUSIONS: Resections that were approached laparoscopically were more likely to achieve oncologic success. Minimally invasive approaches did not lengthen operative times and provided benefits of reduced surgical site complications and decreased postoperative length of stay. Further studies are needed to clarify clinical outcomes and factors that influence the choice of approach. See Video Abstract at http://links.lww.com/DCR/B70. RESULTADOS ONCOLÓGICOS Y PERIOPERATORIOS DE LOS ABORDAJES LAPAROSCÓPICOS, ABIERTOS Y ROBÓTICOS PARA LA RESECCIÓN DEL CÁNCER RECTAL: UN ESTUDIO DE COHORTE MU...
CONCLUSION: Laparoscopic surgery is associated with decreased odds of incisional hernias and adhesional intestinal obstructions compared with open surgery for colorectal cancer.
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CONCLUSION: A thoughtful ileostomy is important so as to not sacrifice bowel in patients being prepared for redo ileal pouch surgery. Initial diversion with thoughtful ileostomy 6 months before redo ileal pouch construction also allows patients to be prepared for a major operation both physiologically and psychologically.
Influenza activity is widespread or regional in more than half the country weeks earlier than last year, according to the CDC.Medscape Medical News
Publication date: March 2020Source: Materials Today Communications, Volume 22Author(s): Alexandra L. Nikolaeva, Iosif V. Gofman, Alexander V. Yakimansky, Elena M. Ivan’kova, Natalia S. Gulii, Maria A. Teplonogova, Olga S. Ivanova, Alexander E. Baranchikov, Vladimir K. IvanovAbstractA series of polyimide/CeO2 nanocomposite films were fabricated based on three polymer matrices. The prepared films were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), thermomechanical analysis (TMA), and also simultaneous thermogravimetric (TGA) and differential thermal analysis (DTA), the latter two having been performed both in air...