Factors Influencing Occurrence Of Hilar Biliary Stricture In Case of Bile Duct Injury
Condition: Bile Duct Injury Intervention: Diagnostic Test: Biliary RMI and CT scan. Sponsor: University of Oran 1 Completed
Discussion: A tertiary referral center referred 125 individuals to physiotherapy who were eligible for the study; we finally included 93 individuals for statistical analysis. Multiple backward regression analysis showed that gender (95% confidence interval [CI], 2.05-33.82), weight (95% CI, 0.39-1.02), age (95% CI, −0.91 to −0.04), left handgrip strength (95% CI, 0.14-1.44), and inspiratory muscle strength (95% CI, 0.08-0.38) were all independently associated with muscle surface area at L3. All these variables together explained 66% of the variability (R2) in muscle surface area at L3 (P
Publication date: Available online 30 March 2020Source: Sensors and Actuators B: ChemicalAuthor(s): Judit Randek, Carl-Fredrik Mandenius
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2020, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C9TA14034D, PaperTian Gan, Xinqiang Fan, Ye Liu, Chengyu Wang, Haoran Mei, Lijun Fan, Nianjun Hou, Yicheng Zhao, Yongdan Li Ni/Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9 (SDC) with a three-dimensionally ordered macroporous (3DOM) structure is prepared with poly(methyl methacrylate) as the template and characterized using X-ray powder diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, H2... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
We previously developed a post LVAD mortality prediction model using multicenter data incorporating pectoralis muscle mass and tissue attenuation obtained on preoperative CT scans. The purpose of this analysis was to evaluate the performance of this model in a prospective cohort including the most contemporary LVADs.
Cardiac cachexia with associated sarcopenia and frailty has been associated with adverse outcomes after placement of a durable left ventricular assist device (LVAD). The purpose of this study is to examine whether the pectoralis muscle index (PMI) measured from preoperative CT scans of the chest will predict outcomes after LVAD implantation.
Hepatic cirrhosis is a potential severe complication of chronic heart failure and has major implications on treatment options. In general, patients with cirrhosis are considered ineligible for isolated cardiac transplantation. Therefore, proper diagnosis of cirrhosis is paramount. The aim of this retrospective study is to explore the diagnostic value of abdominal ultrasound, hepatosplenic scan and abdominal computed tomography scan (CT scan) for liver disease secondary to advanced heart failure.
CytoSorb treatment is a promising tool to treat severe inflammatory status in the acute care setting. Its effect on drugs is, however, poorly documented in vivo, although unselective and unpredictable removal of small molecules might translate into decreased blood levels of potentially life-saving medications. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of Cytosorb treatment on clereance of small drug molecules, measured as dose adjustements need, in a large population of critically ill patients.
The HITTS study (High -intensity Interval Training in de novo Heart Transplant Recipients in Scandinavia) is a randomized controlled trial designed to assess the effect of high-intensity interval training (HIT) versus moderate intensity continuous training (MICT) on exercise capacity in de novo heart transplant recipients. The primary endpoint was the change in oxygen consumption (VO2peak) at the end of the intervention period, which began 3 months after heart transplantation (HTx). After the 9-month long intervention period, we reported a between-group difference in VO2peak of 1.8 ml/kg/min in favor of HIT (p = 0.04)...
High-intensity interval training (HIT) is an effective method to increase exercise capacity in de novo heart transplant recipients, as shown in the recently published HITTS study (High-intensity Interval Training in de novo Heart Transplant recipients in Scandinavia). We were interested to scrutinize the potential effect of HIT in different age categories. The main effects of HIT in one young and one older medically stable de novo heart transplant recipients are reported.
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