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Orthopedics

[Feasibility of echocardiography-guided repeated intraventricular blood sampling in mice].

Feb 04, 2020

To investigate the feasibility of echocardiography-guided closed-chest repeated intraventricular blood sampling in mice, and to clarify the maximum blood volume that can be collected by this method, ...

Percutaneous kyphoplasty for osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures improves spino-pelvic alignment and global sagittal balance maximally in the thoracolumbar region.

Jan 31, 2020

Osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs) often cause local kyphosis. Percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) is a common method for the treatment of local kyphosis. However, the influence of kyphop...

Increased Oxidative Stress in Injured and Ill Elite International Olympic Rowers.

Jan 31, 2020

Identifying strategies that reduce the risk of illness and injury is an objective of sports science and medicine teams. No studies have examined the relationship between oxidative stress (OS) and illn...

Mechanical Properties of Treadmill Surfaces and Their Effects on Endurance Running.

Jan 31, 2020

To characterize, for the first time, the mechanical properties of treadmill surfaces along with a practical interpretation of their influence on physiological and perceived demands during endurance ru...

A Comparison of Heart Rate Training Load and Perceptual Effort Between Masters and Young Cyclists.

Jan 31, 2020

Due to age-related changes in the psychobiological state of masters athletes, this brief report aimed to compare training load responses using heart rate (HR) and ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) d...

Retroperitoneal Approach for Ilioinguinal, Iliohypogastric, and Genitofemoral Neurectomies in the Treatment of Refractory Groin Pain After Inguinal Hernia Repair.

Jan 31, 2020

Inguinal hernia repair is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures. Postoperative neuropathic groin pain is a potentially disabling complication and can be due to a neuroma of the ilioin...

Genomic surveillance detects Salmonella enterica serovar Paratyphi A harbouring blaCTX-M-15 from a traveller returning from Bangladesh.

Jan 31, 2020

Whole genome sequencing (WGS) has been used routinely by Public Health England (PHE) for identification, surveillance and monitoring of resistance determinants in referred Salmonella isolates since 20...

Methods for Estimating Endotracheal Tube Insertion Depth in Neonates: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Jan 31, 2020

 To systematically review the methods for estimating endotracheal tube (ETT) insertion depth in neonates. Medline, Embase, Cochrane Central, and Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Liter...

Novel Use of a Social-Media-Based Survey to Detect Regional Differences in Management of Monochorionic-Diamniotic Twins.

Jan 31, 2020

 This study aims to evaluate the utility of social media to distribute a patient survey on differences in management and outcomes of monochorionic-diamniotic (MCDA) pregnancies. A cross-sectional ...

Posteromedial quadratus lumborum block versus transversus abdominal plane block for postoperative analgesia following laparoscopic colorectal surgery: A randomized controlled trial.

Jan 31, 2020

Our hypothesis was that a pre-operative posteromedial quadratus lumborum (QL) block would reduce postoperative morphine consumption and provide superior analgesia in the setting of multimodal analgesi...

Deep vein thrombosis in the lower extremities after femoral neck fracture: A retrospective observational study.

Jan 30, 2020

The actual incidence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in femoral neck fractures is underestimated. This study aimed to investigate the incidence of DVT in the lower extremities after femoral neck fractur...

Evaluation of the effectiveness of expandable cages for reconstruction of the anterior column of the spine.

Jan 30, 2020

For anterior spine column reconstruction after corpectomy, expandable cages offer solid anterior support and allow correction of deformity, providing excellent primary stability. To provide a larger b...

Spinal Pain Relief Procedures with the assistance of the MRI-updated Statistical Shape Model.

Jan 30, 2020

Updating the Statistical Shape Model (SSM) used in image guidance systems for the treatment of back pain using pre-op CT and intra-op US is challenging due to the scarce availability of pre-op images ...

The Effects of In-Season, Low-Volume Sprint Interval Training With and Without Sport-Specific Actions on the Physical Characteristics of Elite Academy Rugby League Players.

Jan 30, 2020

To determine the utility of running-only and rugby-specific, in-season sprint interval interventions in professional rugby league players.Thirty-one professional academy rugby players were assigned to...

Two-step investigation of lung cancer detection by sniffing dogs.

Jan 30, 2020

Early detection of lung cancer (LC) is a priority since LC is characterized by symptoms mimicking other respiratory conditions, but remains the leading cause of oncological disease death. Properly tra...

An audit of liquid-based cytology samples reported as high risk HPV and borderline nuclear change in endocervical cells.

Jan 30, 2020

Primary HPV screening, testing for the virus responsible for 99% of cervical cancers, was introduced in 2018 - 2020 in the UK. This was preceded by HPV triage of low grade cytology from 2012. Much of ...

Salvage treatment of NSCLC recurrence after first-line chemotherapy failure: Iodine-125 seed brachytherapy or microwave ablation?

Jan 30, 2020

Salvage treatments for recurrent NSCLC after first-line chemotherapy remain challenging. This study was conducted to evaluate the clinical value of microwave ablation (MWA) and iodine-125 brachytherap...

Efficacy of Pazopanib in patients with metastatic uterine sarcoma: A multi-institutional study.

Jan 27, 2020

Uterine sarcoma accounts for 3-9% of uterine malignant tumors and has poor prognosis. Pazopanib is an oral multi-kinase inhibitor and the only tyrosine kinase inhibitor which has been approved for met...

Efficacy of endostar combined with transcatheter arterial chemoembolization and analysis of vascular endothelial factor and C-reactive protein levels in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma under contrast enhanced ultrasound.

Jan 27, 2020

To evaluate the effect of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) under the guidance of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).One hundred...

Impact of different therapeutic regimens on survival of patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

Jan 27, 2020

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) demonstrates specific histo-genetic features that affect its biological behaviour. Our aim was to investigate the correlation between different therapeutic approaches an...