Accuracy of neutrophil lymphocyte ratio for diagnosis of acute appendicitis in children: A diagnostic study
Publication date: Available online 17 October 2019Source: Annals of Medicine and SurgeryAuthor(s): Dedi Prasetya, Rochadi, GunadiAbstractBackgroundMany biomarkers for diagnosis of acute appendicitis in children have been reported, however, the results are still controversial. We assessed the accuracy of neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) for diagnosis of acute appendicitis and discriminating simple and complicated appendicitis in children.MethodsWe included 121 patients with acute appendicitis and 49 children with intussusception as controls who were admitted at our hospital from 2013 – 2017. White blood count (WBC), ...
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - October 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Cricket Ball in the Right Heart: a Case Report of Right Atrial Myxomar
ConclusionCardiac myxomas are the most frequent finding among primary cardiac tumors. Clinical manifestations depend on the involvement in valvular obstruction, distant arterial embolisms, or nonspecific, constitutional symptoms. Transoesophageal Echocardiography is the cornerstone for diagnosis of atrial myxoma. Cardiac myxomas should be managed with surgical resection. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - October 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Abdomen cocoon causing chronic abdominal pain and intestinal obstruction; a case series
Publication date: Available online 15 October 2019Source: Annals of Medicine and SurgeryAuthor(s): Sardar Hassan Arif, Ayad Ahmad MohammedAbstractAbdomen cocoon is a rare disease in which a thick peritoneal membrane wraps the intestine causing the bowel loops to adhere to each other. It may be either primary(idiopathic) or secondary to other causes like previous abdominal surgery. Most patients present with abdominal pain and intestinal obstruction. The condition is usually diagnosed intraoperatively.Case 1A 30-year-old male patient presented with abdominal pain and bilious vomiting. The patient had similar previous attack...
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - October 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

“Comparison of Preoperative Nutritional Risk Index and Body Mass Index for Predicting Immediate Postoperative Outcomes Following Major Gastrointestinal Surgery”: Cohort-Study
Publication date: Available online 15 October 2019Source: Annals of Medicine and SurgeryAuthor(s): Nabin Pokharel, Gaurav Katwal, Subodh Kumar AdhikariAbstractBackgroundMalnutrition is a major risk factor for morbidity and mortality following gastrointestinal (GI) surgery. Nutritional Risk Index (NRI) and Body mass Index (BMI) are the two well validated tools which is readily available and does not add financial burden to the patients. The aim of the study was to analyze NRI and BMI as a preoperative nutritional indicator of postoperative complications following GI surgeries.MethodsIt is an observational study, where preop...
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - October 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Treatment and recurrence of Giant Cell Tumors of bone – A retrospective cohort from a developing country
ConclusionExtra-compartmental extension of tumor and a higher-grade lesion is significantly associated with development of recurrence in cases of GCT of bone. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - October 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

The evidence-base for the management of flexor tendon injuries of the hand: review
Publication date: Available online 15 October 2019Source: Annals of Medicine and SurgeryAuthor(s): Athanasius Ishak, Akshaya Rajangam, Ankur Khajuria (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - October 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Concurrent bariatric surgery and surgical resection of massive localized lymphedema of the thigh. A case report
ConclusionMLL remains to be underdiagnosed. Due to the obesity epidemic, clinicians must be aware of this once rare disease. The role of concurrent bariatric surgery with surgical resection of MLL warrants further studies. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - October 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

The necessity of a more aggressive initial surgical treatment in patients with mesothelioma of the testicular tunica vaginalis
Publication date: Available online 12 October 2019Source: Annals of Medicine and SurgeryAuthor(s): Clement Brun, Sophie Giusiano, Khady Thiam, Julien Guinde, Marios Froudarakis, Philippe AstoulAbstractMesothelioma of the tunica vaginalis of the testis (MTVM) is a rare tumor encountering for less than 1% of mesothelioma. Patients suffering from these tumors have poor survival due to local and distant metastasis despite treatment. Actually, no specific treatment recommendations exist for this tumor, yet radical orchidectomy is the gold standard in limited disease. We herein report the case of a 71 patient with MTVM who under...
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - October 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Personal, academic and stress correlates of gastroesophageal Reflux Disease among college students in southwestern Saudi Arabia: A cross-section study
ConclusionGERD is a prevalent problem among college students in southwestern Saudi Arabia as it affects about one third of the students. Considering high prevalence of GERD, associated daily life impacts, young age of the studied subject and the risk of future complications, this condition could represent a challenging health and economic problem. The risk of GERD is higher among; males, smokers, former smokers, non-health care colleges students and subjects exposed to high perceived stress. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - October 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis for humeral shaft nonunion: A report of two cases
CONCLUSIONWe performed MIPO without exposure of the nonunion site and autogenous bone grafting in two cases of humeral shaft nonunion, and obtained successful clinical outcomes. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - October 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Attitudes towards the use of perioperative steroids in resectional colorectal cancer surgery in the UK: A Qualitative Study
Conclusion– This survey indicated that perioperative steroid use is currently widespread. Sufficient equipoise exists for a trial in this area with regard to examining the impact of dexamethasone on postoperative complications and the postoperative systemic inflammatory response. Respondents favoured a 3-armed trial – no steroids vs low-dose steroids vs high-dose steroids. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - October 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Rectal Foreign Body Causing Perforation: Case report and literature review
ConclusionThis case highlights the importance of maintaining a high index of suspicion when encountering psychiatric patients with nonspecific lower abdominal or anorectal pain with inconsistent presentations. Controversy exists regarding the type of surgical treatment in case of anorectal perforation. More research is needed to provide surgeons with evidence-based standardized methods for dealing with these rare pathologies. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - October 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Maturation of arteriovenous fistulas in patients with and without preexisting hemodialysis catheters
This study was conducted to compare the successful maturation of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) and the preoperative white blood cell (WBC) profiles between patients with and without preexisting CVCs.Materials and methodsA retrospective cohort study was conducted with 550 patients who underwent first-time AVF creation. Patients were divided into three groups according to preexisting CVCs and CVC types as follows: tunneled CVC (n = 23), nontunneled CVC (n = 223), and no CVC (n = 304). These three groups were compared in terms of AVF maturation and preoperative WBC profiles.ResultsThe mean age of the patients was 61.1 ±...
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - October 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

A novel abdominal wall entry suction device to increase Veress needle safety: a prospective cohort pilot study
ConclusionThe AWESD significantly increased the distances between the peritoneum and main intra-abdominal structures. However, conclusions on subsequent increased safety cannot be drawn as high-volume studies are required to determine its clinical value. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - October 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

A rare case of Krukenberg tumor by gallbladder cancer
ConclusionThe presence of Krukenberg tumor should be considered in the work-up of gallbladder cancer. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - October 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Coronary Artery Bypass as a Treatment of Stent Dislodgement: A Case Report
ConclusionStent dislodgement is a rare but serious complication. Most cases are treated by interventional methods; however, CABG is still needed in some cases. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - October 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Cemented all-poly tibia in resource constrained country, affordable and cost-effective care. Is it applicable at this era? Review article
ConclusionAll polyethylene tibial component (APTC) is an appealing and cost effective alternative, and is associated with the excellent survivorship and lower risk of revision. In light of the present-day economic evidence and long-term functional outcome, all-polyethylene should be in more use than metal backed especially in resource-constrained setting. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - September 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Primary infected hydatid cyst of the thigh in a young lady; case report with literature review
Publication date: Available online 27 September 2019Source: Annals of Medicine and SurgeryAuthor(s): Ahamd Mohammad Sharif Tahir, Alaa S. Bahjat, Ayad Ahmad MohammedAbstractHydatid disease present in certain parts of the world. Infection in the musculoskeletal system occur in less than 0.5%.A 24-year-old lady had a painful mass in the inner aspect of the right thigh. MRI of the thigh showed a mixed signal intensity lesion measured about 65*100 mm, the mass was related to the muscle and associated with the superficial femoral artery with multiple septations.During surgery an infected hydatid cyst of the muscle found, evacua...
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - September 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

A novel dietary inflammatory index reflecting for inflammatory ageing: Technical Note
ConclusionsThe eDII is an easy and valid instrument to assess the inflammatory potential of dietary factors. This index is easy to use and does not require detailed estimations of nutrient intake. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - September 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Modified Benelli procedure for subcutaneous mastectomy in gynecomastia: A randomised controlled trial
ConclusionsThis technique namely the “modified Benilli technique” provides a relatively simple method with an aesthetically good outcome to treat gynecomastia with a low rate of complications and recurrences. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - September 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Percutaneous drainage under the control of ultrasound of the left-sided subphrenic abscess after gastrectomy: A case report
ConclusionPercutaneous drainage under the control of ultrasound made it possible to avoid surgery and heal the patient with the left-sided subphrenic abscess in a short time. Fistula treatment with fibrin glue is not only effective, but is also less risky than surgery. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - September 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Giant intracholecystic papillary tubular adenoma of the gall bladder with gall stones in an elderly woman; case report
Publication date: Available online 19 September 2019Source: Annals of Medicine and SurgeryAuthor(s): Ayad Ahmad MohammedAbstractGall bladder polyps occur in 0.4% of patients undergoing cholecystectomy, the majority of gall bladder polyps are benign, they are classified into 3 types: epithelial or adenomatous polyps, mesenchymal polyps, and pseudopolyps. Gall bladder polys mostly affect females and those more than 50 years of age. Ultrasound is a very sensitive tool in the diagnosis.An 88-year-old woman presented with epigastric pain and right hypochondrial pain, fever, and vomiting for 1 week. Clinical examination showed j...
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - September 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Significant of Adiponectin in gastropathy: case-controlled study
ConclusionsAdiponectin had no role in the development of gastropathy. Patients with gastropathy had a significant increase in the serum level of cholesterol and triglyceride. There is a significant negative correlation between adiponectin and weight, body mass index, waist circumference, triglyceride, and low-density lipoprotein. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - September 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Small Bowel Endometriosis; A Case Report and Review of Literature
Publication date: Available online 18 September 2019Source: Annals of Medicine and SurgeryAuthor(s): Haytham Alabbas, Tariq Awidah, Obada Alhallaq, Tamir Babiker (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - September 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Intussusception through an ileostomy: A case report and literature review
ConclusionA review of the literature shows that Intussusception through an ileostomy can occur at any time after the first surgery. The cause is still unclear. Urgent conservative surgical management based on manual reduction should be preferred. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - September 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

A Randomized Controlled Trial Modified Benelli Procedure For Subcutaneous Mastectomy In Gynecomastia
ConclusionsThis technique namely the "modified Benilli technique" provides a relatively simple method with an aesthetically good outcome to treat gynecomastia with a low rate of complications and recurrences. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - September 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

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Publication date: October 2019Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery, Volume 46Author(s): (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - September 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Problem-Based Learning – Experiencing and Understanding the prominence during Medical School: perspective
Publication date: Available online 15 September 2019Source: Annals of Medicine and SurgeryAuthor(s): James Curtis DringAbstractThe realm of medicine and medical schools will now know of the first dual medical program to obtain a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) and Doctor of Medicine (MD). Clinical practise and problem-based learning (PBL) will unify students to commence working together and effectively communicate to construct a more patient-focused experience. PBL has changed a whole new perspective for learning and retaining the vital information. PBL progressed and put into clinical practise on real patients in ...
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - September 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for left-sided gall bladder in situs inversus totalis patient, a technically demanding procedure
Publication date: Available online 11 September 2019Source: Annals of Medicine and SurgeryAuthor(s): Ayad Ahmad Mohammed, Sardar Hassan ArifAbstractSitus inversus is a condition in which the anatomical viscera are placed in a reverse anatomical location, it may be partial affecting the thoracic organs or the abdominal organs, or total affecting both.A 28-year-old man who was a known case of situs inversus totalis presented with epigastric pain and left hypochondrial pain. ultrasound revealed multiple gall stones in a left-sided gall bladder, laparoscopic cholecystectomy done successfully for him with no complications.Patie...
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - September 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Predictors of 30-Day Outcomes Following Mitral Valve Repair
ConclusionsOutcomes are good following mitral valve repair. Although a substantial number of risk factors were found to be associated with adverse outcomes, only a small subset remained statistically significant following multivariate analysis. Identification of these risk factors may help guide clinical decision making with respect to which patients are the best candidates to undergo mitral valve repair. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - September 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

An Atypical Presentation of a Respiratory Epithelial Adenomatoid Hamartoma, a Case Report
ConclusionAlthough REAH is a benign disease, it is critical to reach the correct diagnosis, in order to avoid aggressive treatment. Unfortunately, the preoperative investigations were not consistent with REAH, thus it was misdiagnosed and treated aggressively. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - September 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

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Publication date: September 2019Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery, Volume 45Author(s): (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - August 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Evaluation of accuracy of One-Step Nucleic Acid Amplification (OSNA) in diagnosis of lymph node metastases of papillary thyroid carcinoma. Diagnostic Study
Discussion and conclusionOSNA is effective in detecting lymph node metastases of PTC. Considering the high risk of complications in CLND, and the uncertain prognostic value of lymph node metastases of PTC, OSNA seems to be a promising tool to identify intraoperatively patients who may benefit from CLND. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - August 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Bilateral Inguinal Bladder Hernia following unilateral Transabdominal Preperitoneal Repair. A case report and review of the literature
We present a case of a 60-year-old male patient presented with bilateral inguinal swelling associated with urinary hesitancy and intermittency. He had undergone transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) repair for a left inguinal hernia 8 years ago. CT scan confirmed the presence of a bilateral hernia with the bladder herniating bilaterally. He underwent an elective bilateral open Lichtenstein tension-free mesh repair. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - August 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Contamination of hybrid hernia meshes compared to bioresorbable Phasix™ Mesh in a rabbit subcutaneous implant inoculation model
The objective of this study was to evaluate hybrid meshes (Gore® Synecor, Zenapro™, Ovitex™ 1S Reinforced Bioscaffold Permanent, and Ovitex™ 1S Reinforced Bioscaffold Resorbable) compared to non-hybrid, bioresorbable synthetic mesh (Phasix™ Mesh) in a rabbit bacterial inoculation model.Materials and methodsSubcutaneous pockets were bilaterally created in male, New Zealand White rabbits (n = 25). Circular meshes (3.8 cm diameter) were implanted and inoculated with 1 × 106 colony forming units (CFU) of clinically-isolated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). A given ...
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - August 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Pilonidal SINUS disease: Preliminary case-control study on heat-related wound dehiscence
Conclusioncold excision of the sinus pilonidalis has better results both in terms of precarious healing and quality of life, probably because the tissues are not subjected to diathermocoagulation damage and therefore the healing occurs more quickly. (United States National Institutes of Health, www.clinicaltrial.gov, number NCT 03764657, www.researchregistry.com UIN 5003). (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - August 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Contamination of hybrid hernia meshes compared to bioresorbable PhasixTM Mesh in a rabbit subcutaneous implant inoculation model: experimental paper
The objective of this study was to evaluate hybrid meshes (Gore® Synecor, Zenapro™, Ovitex™ 1S Reinforced Bioscaffold Permanent, and Ovitex™ 1S Reinforced Bioscaffold Resorbable) compared to non-hybrid, bioresorbable synthetic mesh (Phasix™ Mesh) in a rabbit bacterial inoculation model.Materials and MethodsSubcutaneous pockets were bilaterally created in male, New Zealand White rabbits (n=25). Circular meshes (3.8 cm diameter) were implanted and inoculated with 1x106 colony forming units (CFU) of clinically-isolated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). A given animal received a si...
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - August 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Novel technique with the IRIS U kit to prevent urethral injury in patients undergoing transanal total mesorectal excision
ConclusionOur TaTME technique is an easy and feasible approach that provides real-time urethral images. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - August 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Incidental finding of tuberculous pleural effusion in patient undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting: CASE report
CONCLUSIONIn developing countries even without any constitutional symptoms of Tuberculosis high index of suspicion for Tuberculosis should be made for patient with pleural effusion especially in cases of cardiac surgery as to prevent morbidity and mortality. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - August 10, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Acute common iliac arterial occlusion caused by ruptured primary cardiac hydrated cyst -A Case Report
ConclusionAcute limb ischemia should be considered as an extremely a rare cause of rupture cardiac hydatid in an endemic area of echinococcosis also, this case confirms the need for the evaluation of the patient well after ruptured cardiac hydatid for other sites of emboli like brain hydrated as in our patient. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - August 10, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Human Decellularized Dermal Matrix Seeded with Adipose-Derived Stem Cells Enhances Wound Healing in a Murine Model: experimental study
ConclusionGlyaderm® is an effective carrier to deliver ASCs in full-thickness wounds. ASC-seeded Glyaderm® significantly enhances wound healing compared to standard Glyaderm®. The results of this study encourage clinical trials for treatment of full-thickness skin defects. Furthermore, xenogen-free isolation and autologous plasma-augmented culture expansion of ASCs, combined with the existing clinical experience with Glyaderm®, aid in simplifying the necessary procedures in a GMP-laboratory setting. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - August 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

What is the best treatment strategy for primary spontaneous pneumothorax? A retrospective study
This study was performed to investigate the best treatment strategy for PSP by comparison of the recurrence rate.Materials and methodsFrom January 2006 to December 2013, 149 patients with PSP aged ≤50 years were treated in our institution. We reviewed the recurrence rate of PSP for each treatment strategy and evaluated the association between the recurrence rate of PSP with the clinicopathological characteristics. We also compared the surgery and non-surgery groups.ResultsA significant difference in the PSP recurrence rate was found between the surgery and non-surgery groups (22% vs. 52%, respectively; p 
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - August 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Diagnosis and Treatment of Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis with Bone Lesion in Pediatric Patient: A Case Report
ConclusionDespite major advances in our understanding and management of LCH, it remains one of the most challenging diagnoses for the orthopedic surgeon. By doing a comprehensive examination, it is possible to narrowing down the diagnosis and planning the accurate treatment. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - August 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Ingested sharp foreign body presented as chronic esophageal stricture and inflammatory mediastinal mass for 113 weeks: Case report
ConclusionForeign body impaction or secondary stricture needs to be considered in the differential diagnosis of children presenting with new onset dysphagia and regurgitation. Metallic Foreign body might be even radiolucent. Practitioners should keep a high index of suspicion for a retained esophageal FB in the child with gastrointestinal or respiratory symptoms that do not respond to standard therapy. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - August 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Proteinuria Impacts Patient Survival Differentially based on Clinical Setting: A Retrospective Cross-sectional Analysis of Cohorts from a Single Health System: retrospective cohort study
The objective of our study is to determine whether clinical setting differentially impacts survival outcomes.MethodsKaplan-Meier and Cox proportional hazards analyses of overall survival were performed retrospectively for cohorts of outpatients (n=22,918), emergency patients (n=16,861), and inpatients (n=12,304) subjected to urinalysis (UA) at a single health system in 2010. GFR (G1-G5) and proteinuria (A1:300mg) were classified under Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) guidelines.ResultsGFR and proteinuria levels varied more in inpatients than in emergency and outpatients. For each clinical population, survi...
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - August 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Congenital pouch colon in Duhok, outcome and complications: Case series
ConclusionsPouch tabularization and end colostomy had better outcome than other types of interventions. Abdomino-perineal pull through of the tabularized pouch was the definitive surgical procedure for treatment of complete pouch colon in our study. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - August 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Lorcaserin vs. Phentermine among non-surgical and surgical obese patients: Anthropometric, glycemic, lipid, safety and cost outcomes
ConclusionsAmong both patient groups, phentermine was more effective in achieving weight loss. Lorcaserin showed dyslipidemia improvements only among surgical patients who achieved significant weight reduction. Anti-obesity medications as part of weight management programs can result in weight loss among non-surgical and surgical patients, or halt weight regain among surgical patients. This is the first study to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of two anti-obesity medications (lorcaserin vs. phentermine) among two distinct obese patient groups, non-surgical and surgical patients. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - August 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Autoimmune Pancreatitis Masquerading As Carcinoma Head of Pancreas: A Case Report and Review of literature
CONCLUSIONAwareness of the entity and use of ancillary techniques in making the pre-operative diagnosis could have saved the patient from an extensive surgical procedure. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - July 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Feasibility and safety of reduced-port video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery using a needle scope for pulmonary lobectomy– retrospective study-
Publication date: Available online 26 July 2019Source: Annals of Medicine and SurgeryAuthor(s): Masato Aragaki, Kichizo Kaga, Yasuhiro Hida, Tatsuya Kato, Yoshiro Matsui (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - July 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

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Publication date: August 2019Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery, Volume 44Author(s): (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - July 27, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research