Aortic and mitral valve surgery for infective endocarditis with reconstruction of the intervalvular fibrous body: an analysis of clinical outcomes.
Conclusions: The double-valve replacement and AMC reconstruction (the Commando procedure) is an effective technique in complex heart valve disease. The short- and mid-term results with this technique are optimal, with a very low in-hospital mortality and nearly 100% of long-term survival during follow-up. PMID: 32395280 [PubMed]
Publication date: Available online 11 July 2020Source: Autoimmunity ReviewsAuthor(s): Maria Prasinou, Rona Smith, Apostolos Vrettos, David R.W. Jayne
Discussion and conclusions: It was confirmed that baicalin alleviated post-I/R myocardial injury and reduced inflammation via JAK/STAT pathway, and baicalin treatment might be recommended as a new approach for myocardial ischaemic complications. PMID: 32649845 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: The causes of NVGIB are complex and the onset, location, risk, and clinical presentations are variable. NVGIB can be generally divided into three types: vascular abnormality, neoplastic disease, and iatrogenic condition. TAE is a safe, effective, and fast procedure in the management of gastrointestinal bleeding. PMID: 32650690 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: The strategy of preemptive ESD and surgery for synchronous colorectal neoplasms is minimally invasive and has a favorable prognosis. PMID: 32650680 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 11 July 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Yuanjia Zhu, Annabel M. Imbrie-Moore, Matthew H. Park, Michael J. Paulsen, Hanjay Wang, John W. MacArthur, Y. Joseph Woo
Authors: Gu Y, Yao Q, Xu Y, Zhang H, Wei P, Wang L Abstract BACKGROUND This was a prospective comparative study of mixed reality (MR) technology assisted lumbar pedicle screws placement and traditional lumbar pedicle screws placement. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifty cases of lumbar pedicle screws placement were randomly divided into 2 groups: 25 cases with MR technology in group A, and 25 cases without MR technology in group B. All patients had their scores on the Oswestry disability index (ODI) of low back pain and the visual analog scale (VAS) of the affected lower limb recorded at pre-operation. Blood loss, operative...
Abstract Endometrial polyps have a reported prevalence from 7.8% up to 30% and are one of the most cost-consuming gynecological conditions for our specialty. There are strong practitioner beliefs that surgical removal of endometrial polyps is highly beneficial, particularly for those with abnormal uterine bleeding and infertility. Additionally, polypectomy is indicated to reduce the risk of malignancy. Transvaginal ultrasound is the first-line diagnostic option for detection of endometrial polyps, while sonohysterography has similar accuracy as hysteroscopy in the diagnostic confirmation. Blind dilatation and cure...
Publication date: Available online 10 July 2020Source: Journal of PhysiotherapyAuthor(s): Prudence Plummer
Publication date: Available online 11 July 2020Source: Inorganica Chimica ActaAuthor(s): Qing Ye, Li Zhang, Zhou-Li Shao, Wei Zhang, Chao Li, Xiang-Ming Ye
AbstractPurpose of reviewAcute GI bleeding is a prevalent condition responsible for significant morbidity, mortality, and overall health care burden in the United States and globally. Obscure GIB is defined as recurrent or persistent evidence of blood loss after negative endoscopic assessment. The purpose of this review is to further examine colonic sources of obscure GI bleeding with regard to epidemiology, diagnosis, therapy, rebleeding rate, and areas in need of further study.Recent findingsNewer diagnostic modalities like video capsule endoscopy have shown the importance of continued investigation of colonic bleeding a...