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https://read.qxmd.com/read/38793022/a-comparative-study-of-endoscopic-versus-percutaneous-epidural-neuroplasty-in-lower-back-pain-outcomes-at-six-month-follow-up
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Jong Bum Choi, Jae Chul Koh, Daehyun Jo, Jae Hyung Kim, Won Sok Chang, Kang Taek Lim, Hyung Gon Lee, Ho Sik Moon, Eunsoo Kim, Sun Yeul Lee, Kibeom Park, Yi Hwa Choi, Sang Jun Park, Jinyoung Oh, Sook Young Lee, Bumhee Park, Eun Kyung Jun, Yeong Seung Ko, Ji Su Kim, Eunji Ha, Tae Kwang Kim, Gyu Bin Choi, Ra Yoon Cho, Na Eun Kim
Background and Objectives : Endoscopic epidural neuroplasty (EEN) facilitates adhesiolysis through direct epiduroscopic visualization, offering more precise neural decompression than that exhibited by percutaneous epidural neuroplasty (PEN). We aimed to compare the effects of EEN and PEN for 6 months after treatment with lower back and radicular pain in patients. Methods : This retrospective study compared the visual analog scale (VAS) and Oswestry disability index (ODI) scores in patients with low back and radicular pain who underwent EEN or PEN with a steering catheter...
May 20, 2024: Medicina
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38793021/a-clinical-approach-for-the-removal-of-a-large-antral-pseudocyst-with-simultaneous-maxillary-sinus-augmentation-a-case-series
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Won-Bae Park, Jina Shin, Seungil Shin, Ji-Youn Hong
For a large benign lesion within the maxillary sinus, such as an antral pseudocyst, maxillary sinus floor augmentation is more commonly performed using a two-stage approach. This involves first removing the lesion, and then, re-entry following several months of healing. In this case series, we described the "one-bony-window" approach, which is a technical surgical modification of the previous one-stage approach, for simultaneous cyst removal and maxillary sinus floor augmentation. Four patients with large maxillary antral pseudocysts were included...
May 20, 2024: Medicina
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38793020/fournier-s-gangrene-as-an-adverse-event-following-treatment-with-sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-inhibitors
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Ioana-Maria Suciu, Alin Greluș, Alina-Ramona Cozlac, Bogdan-Simion Suciu, Svetlana Stoica, Silvia Luca, Constantin-Tudor Luca, Dan-Ion Gaiță
We present the case of a 51-year-old male with known congestive heart failure and acute myocarditis who presented to the emergency department (ED) with swollen testicles and urinary symptoms two weeks after the initiation of sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor treatment. Abdominal and pelvic computed tomography (CT) scan was consistent with the diagnosis of Fournier's gangrene (FG). Intravenous antibiotics were administered and surgical exploratory intervention and excision of necrotic tissue were performed, stopping the evolution of necrotizing fasciitis...
May 20, 2024: Medicina
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38793019/assessment-of-plaque-characteristics-by-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-and-stent-restenosis-following-carotid-artery-stenting-a-retrospective-study
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Agnė Gimžauskaitė, Donatas Inčiūra, Gintautė Diringytė, Saulius Lukoševičius, Rytis Kaupas, Andrius Pranculis, Aistė Mačiulaitytė, Algidas Basevičius, Milda Kuprytė, Edgaras Stankevičius, Jurgita Plisienė
Background and objective: carotid artery stenosis contributes significantly to ischemic strokes, with management options including carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid artery stenting (CAS) ischemic stroke risk can be reduced. Controversies persist regarding their efficacy and factors influencing complications, and understanding the relationship between atherosclerotic plaque characteristics and stent restenosis after CAS is crucial. Methods: we conducted a retrospective study involving 221 patients who underwent CAS for symptomatic or asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis...
May 20, 2024: Medicina
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38793018/osteocalcin-a-potential-marker-of-peripheral-arterial-stiffness-in-hypertensive-patients
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Yung-Hsuan Wang, Chien-Hao Hsiao, Ji-Hung Wang, Bang-Gee Hsu
Background and Objectives : Brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) is an established independent risk factor for cardiovascular events, cardiovascular mortality, and all-cause mortality. Osteocalcin (OC) is recognized to be associated with vascular function. The present study assessed the correlation between serum OC levels and peripheral arterial stiffness (PAS) measured through baPWV in hypertensive patients. Materials and Methods : Fasting blood samples were collected from 120 hypertensive participants...
May 20, 2024: Medicina
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38793017/postoperative-complications-of-flap-procedures-in-chest-wall-defect-reconstruction-a-two-center-experience
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MULTICENTER STUDY
David Breidung, Sarina Delavari, Sebastian Grimme, Götz Habild, Moritz Billner, Dietmar Kraus, Bert Reichert, Ioannis-Fivos Megas
Background and Objectives : Chest wall defect reconstruction is a complex procedure aimed at restoring thoracic structural integrity after trauma, tumor removal, or congenital issues. In this study, postoperative complications were investigated to improve the care of patients with these critical conditions. Materials and Methods : A retrospective study of chest wall reconstructions from 2004 to 2023 was conducted at Klinikum Nürnberg and Evangelisches Waldkrankenhaus Spandau-Berlin. Data included patient demographics, comorbidities, defect etiology, surgery details, and complications using the Clavien-Dindo classification...
May 19, 2024: Medicina
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38793016/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-endoscopic-balloon-dilatation-in-the-treatment-of-functional-post-sleeve-gastrectomy-stenosis
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Mohamed A Elsebaey, Mohamed Elsayed Enaba, Heba Elashry, Waleed Elrefaey, Rasha Youssef Hagag, Neveen A Shalaby, Mohamed Sabry Aboelnasr, Mohamed Elsayed Sarhan, Omneya Mohamed Darrag, Assem Mohamed Elsokkary, Mohamed Abd Allah Alabd, Ahmed Mohamed El Nakib, Abdulrashid Onimisi Abdulrahim, Yousry Esam-Eldin Abo-Amer, Mohammad Shaaban Mahfouz, Amina Mahmoud Fouad, Raghda Samir Abd El Latif, Khaled Asem Allam, Amro Abdelaziz Mohammed Ismail
Background and Objectives : Functional gastric stenosis, a consequence of sleeve gastrectomy, is defined as a rotation of the gastric tube along its longitudinal axis. It is brought on by gastric twisting without the anatomical constriction of the gastric lumen. During endoscopic examination, the staple line is deviated with a clockwise rotation, and the stenosis requires additional endoscopic manipulations for its transposition. Upper gastrointestinal series show the gastric twist with an upstream dilatation of the gastric tube in some patients...
May 19, 2024: Medicina
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38793015/assessing-the-impact-of-oral-isotretinoin-on-the-menstrual-cycle-a-prospective-study-on-predictors-of-menstrual-irregularities
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Diala Alshiyab, Haitham Bassam Marie, Raghad Alrawashdeh, Nour Alrawashdeh, Yaman B Ahmed, Ausama Atwan
Background and Objectives : This study aims to evaluate the association between the use of oral isotretinoin and menstrual irregularities in acne patients with previously regular menstrual cycles. Materials and Methods : A prospective observational study was conducted on 58,599 female patients aged 14 to 36 at King Abdullah University Hospital in Irbid, Jordan. The patients were followed for a period of 4.5 to 8 months during treatment and for 2 months post-treatment. Menstrual cycle changes were documented, and statistical analysis was performed to identify any significant associations...
May 19, 2024: Medicina
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38793014/machine-learning-based-mortality-prediction-in-chronic-kidney-disease-among-heart-failure-patients-insights-and-outcomes-from-the-jordanian-heart-failure-registry
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Mahmoud Izraiq, Raed Alawaisheh, Rasheed Ibdah, Aya Dabbas, Yaman B Ahmed, Abdel-Latif Mughrabi Sabbagh, Ahmad Zuraik, Muhannad Ababneh, Ahmad A Toubasi, Basel Al-Bkoor, Hadi Abu-Hantash
Background and Objectives: Heart failure (HF) is a prevalent and debilitating condition that imposes a significant burden on healthcare systems and adversely affects the quality of life of patients worldwide. Comorbidities such as chronic kidney disease (CKD), arterial hypertension, and diabetes mellitus (DM) are common among HF patients, as they share similar risk factors. This study aimed to identify the prognostic significance of multiple factors and their correlation with disease prognosis and outcomes in a Jordanian cohort...
May 19, 2024: Medicina
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38793013/diabetic-nephropathy-retinopathy-and-functional-hypogonadism-in-a-patient-with-mody10-a-case-report
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Rossana Ruiz-Urbaez, Mariela Viviana Villagómez-Estrada, Carlos Reyes-Silva, Darlyng Quishpe-López, David Males-Maldonado, Jorge Salazar-Vega, Enrique Gea-Izquierdo
(1) Background and objectives : Maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY) is a group of diabetes caused by gene defects related to insulin secretion. MODY1, MODY2, and MODY3 are the most common and account for approximately 80% of all cases. Other types are relatively rare. This study describes the clinical, analytical, and genetic characteristics of a patient with MODY10, and diabetic nephropathy, retinopathy, and functional hypogonadism diagnosis. (2) Materials and methods : A clinical case was analyzed and whole exome generation sequencing (WES) was used to detect mutations related to a monogenic variant...
May 18, 2024: Medicina
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38793012/healing-of-periodontal-suprabony-defects-following-treatment-with-open-flap-debridement-with-or-without-hyaluronic-acid-ha-application
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Octavia Carolina Vela, Marius Boariu, Darian Rusu, Vincenzo Iorio-Siciliano, Luca Ramaglia, Simina Boia, Viorelia Radulescu, Ioana Ilyes, Stefan-Ioan Stratul
Background and Objectives: This randomized, double-arm, multicentric clinical trial aims to compare the clinical outcomes following the treatment of suprabony periodontal defects using open flap debridement (OFD) with or without the application of hyaluronic acid (HA). Materials and Methods: Sixty systemically healthy patients with at least two teeth presenting suprabony periodontal defects were randomly assigned with a 1:1 allocation ratio using computer-generated tables into a test (OFD + HA) or control group (OFD)...
May 17, 2024: Medicina
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38793011/the-relationship-between-the-ewing-test-sudoscan-cardiovascular-autonomic-neuropathy-score-and-cardiovascular-risk-score-calculated-with-score2-diabetes
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Andra-Elena Nica, Emilia Rusu, Carmen Dobjanschi, Florin Rusu, Claudia Sivu, Oana Andreea Parlițeanu, Gabriela Radulian
Background and Objectives : Cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN) is a severe complication of diabetes mellitus (DM) strongly linked to a nearly five-fold higher risk of cardiovascular mortality. Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) are a significant cohort in which these assessments have particular relevance to the increased cardiovascular risk inherent in the condition. Materials and Methods : This study aimed to explore the subtle correlation between the Ewing test, Sudoscan-cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy score, and cardiovascular risk calculated using SCORE 2 Diabetes in individuals with T2DM...
May 17, 2024: Medicina
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38793010/factors-affecting-adherence-to-social-distancing-among-adults-aged-19-44-years-insights-from-a-nationwide-survey-during-covid-19-pandemic
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Eun Jung Kim, Mikyong Byun
Background and Objectives : Before COVID-19 vaccinations became available, adhering to non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs), like social distancing (SD), wearing masks, and hand hygiene, were crucial to mitigating viral spread. Many studies reported that younger individuals were more reluctant to follow these measures compared with older ones. We hypothesized that it would be worthwhile to find factors that influenced SD compliance among young people during the pre-vaccination phase of a pandemic. Materials and Methods : We analyzed data of adults aged 19-44 from the 2020 South Korean Community Health Survey and compared socio-demographic, health-related behavioral, and psychological factors between compliant and non-compliant cohorts...
May 17, 2024: Medicina
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38793009/relationship-between-maternal-socioeconomic-factors-and-preterm-birth-in-latvia
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Katrīne Kūkoja, Anita Villeruša, Irisa Zīle-Velika
Background and Objectives: Worldwide, preterm birth (PTB) stands as the primary cause of mortality among children under 5 years old. Socioeconomic factors significantly impact pregnancy outcomes, influencing both maternal well-being and newborn health. Understanding and addressing these socioeconomic factors is essential for developing effective public health interventions and policies aimed at improving pregnancy outcomes. This study aims to analyse the relationship between socioeconomic factors (education level, marital status, place of residence and nationality) and PTB in Latvia, considering mother's health habits, health status, and pregnancy process...
May 17, 2024: Medicina
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38793008/uterine-leiomyomas-with-specific-histology-features-of-two-fumarate-hydratase-succinate-dehydrogenase-deficient-tumors-a-double-case-report
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Ljubiša Jovanović, Svetlana Milenković, Luka Andrić, Radomir Stefanović, Branislav Milošević, Jelena Micić, Igor Pilić, Aleksandra Beleslin, Olga Mihaljević, Milan Dokić
Background and Objectives : Mutations in succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) and fumarate hydratase (FH) give rise to various familial cancer syndromes, with these alterations being characteristic of certain types of histomorphologically specific leiomyomas that hold significant predictive value. Materials and Methods : This study presents two cases of uterine leiomyomas exhibiting rare histomorphological and genetic characteristics, which are crucial for prognosis and further treatment. Results : Distinct histopathological features such as marked nuclear atypia, intracellular eosinophilic globules, and abnormal intratumoral vessels raise suspicion for specific leiomyoma subtypes, which carry predictive significance for additional hereditary cancer syndromes...
May 17, 2024: Medicina
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38793007/demographic-and-socioeconomic-predictors-of-prehypertension-and-hypertension-in-the-adult-population-serbian-national-health-survey
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Igor Dimitrijev, Snezana Radovanovic, Zoran Vesic, Goran Colakovic, Viktor Selakovic, Ana Lackovic, Slavica S Djordjevic, Maja Pesic, Danijela Nesovic, Radomir Lazarevic, Ognjen Djordjevic, Olgica Mihaljevic, Aleksandra Obradovic, Verica Vukicevic, Nikoleta Janicijevic, Jovana Radovanovic
Background and Objectives : Prehypertension and hypertension are the most common cardiovascular disorders worldwide and are increasingly considered one of the most serious public health problems, particularly in developing countries. The objective of this study was to determine the frequency and demographic and socioeconomic predictors of prehypertension and hypertension in the adults in Serbia, and to examine the relationship between prehypertension and hypertension and health behavior determinants (smoking, alcohol use, physical activity) and individual aspects of health (a health self-assessment, multimorbidity, BMI, depressive symptoms)...
May 16, 2024: Medicina
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38793006/colliding-challenges-an-analysis-of-sars-cov-2-infection-in-patients-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis-versus-sars-cov-2-infection-alone
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Camil Mihuta, Adriana Socaci, Patricia Hogea, Emanuela Tudorache, Monica Simina Mihuta, Cristian Oancea
Background and Objectives : The concurrent occurrence of tuberculosis and COVID-19 coinfection poses significant clinical complexities, warranting a nuanced approach to diagnosis, management, and patient care. Materials and Methods : A retrospective, cross-sectional study was conducted on two groups: one comprising 32 patients with pulmonary TB (PTB) and COVID-19 co-infection, and one including 100 patients with COVID-19 alone. Data was collected from medical records, including patient history, clinical parameters, laboratory, imaging results, and patient outcome...
May 16, 2024: Medicina
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38793005/laser-forced-dehydration-of-benign-vascular-lesions-of-the-oral-cavity-a-valid-alternative-to-surgical-techniques
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Margherita Gobbo, Luca Guarda-Nardini
Background and Objectives : Low-flow vascular lesions are commonly encountered in the oral cavity and may require removal due to aesthetic concerns, repeated bleeding or a cluttering sensation. Laser devices represent an excellent aid due to their affinity with blood and to their biostimulating properties and have been substituting traditional excision in selected cases. Materials and Methods : In this study, 30 patients presenting with low-flow oral vascular lesions were included. The lesions were clinically evaluated as follows: lesion's site, reason for treatment, lesion's dimensions, confirmation of positive diascopy via compression with a glass slide and photograph...
May 16, 2024: Medicina
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38793004/altered-arterial-stiffness-ventricular-arterial-coupling-and-troponin-levels-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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JOURNAL ARTICLE
Nikolaos P E Kadoglou, Alexandriani Dimopoulou, Evangelia Gkougkoudi, Konstantinos Parperis
Introduction : Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), leading to elevated mortality rates among patients. We aimed to evaluate the levels of cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI), global longitudinal strain (GLS), ventricular-arterial coupling (VAC), and high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hsTnI) in SLE patients and to explore their relationship with clinical parameters. Methods : This cross-sectional study enrolled 82 SLE patients without evident cardiac or kidney impairment and 41 age- and sex-matched healthy controls...
May 16, 2024: Medicina
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38793003/penoscrotal-edema-as-a-rare-complication-of-acute-pancreatitis-a-case-report
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Ivana Jukic, Visnja Kokic Males, Antonija Zanic, Ivan Zaja
Background and Objectives : Scrotal swelling or hydrocele is a rare complication of acute pancreatitis described in the literature. We present a case of penoscrotal swelling caused by the first attack of acute interstitial edematous alcohol-induced pancreatitis in a young male patient. Case report : A 22-year-old man was admitted to the emergency unit due to diarrhea and vomiting since morning which was followed by severe abdominal pain. Urgent abdominal multislice CT scan showed steatosis, pancreatic swelling and acute peripancreatic fluid collection (interstitial edematous pancreatitis)...
May 16, 2024: Medicina
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