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A National Multi-Institutional Analysis Of Predictors Of Surgical Site Complications And Unplanned Reoperation After Paramedian Forehead Flap Reconstruction, Garrett Ni, Rohan Brebion, Pablo A. Baltodano, Michael C. Coronado, Nicholas Elmer, Theresa K. Webster, Huaqing Zhao, Xiaoning Lu, Sthefano Araya, Sameer Patel 2022 Temple University

A National Multi-Institutional Analysis Of Predictors Of Surgical Site Complications And Unplanned Reoperation After Paramedian Forehead Flap Reconstruction, Garrett Ni, Rohan Brebion, Pablo A. Baltodano, Michael C. Coronado, Nicholas Elmer, Theresa K. Webster, Huaqing Zhao, Xiaoning Lu, Sthefano Araya, Sameer Patel

Student Papers & Posters

Background: Although postoperative complications of paramedian forehead flap (PMFF) are generally low, surgical site complications and unplanned reoperation can still occur. Recent literature suggests infection to be the most common complication following PMFF reconstruction. This study sought to determine the patient and preoperative factors associated with surgical site complications and unplanned reoperations at a national level.

Methods: Patients who underwent PMFF reconstruction from the ACS-NSQIP 2007 - 2019 database were analyzed to determine composite surgical site morbidity and unplanned return to the operating room. Patient and operative factors were also analyzed to assess independent risk factors for surgical site morbidity and ...


Predicting Left Ventricular Assist Device Outcomes Utilizing The Stanford Integrated Psychosocial Assessment For Transplant Measure, Nicholas Chesher 2022 University of California, San Diego, Department of Psychiatry

Predicting Left Ventricular Assist Device Outcomes Utilizing The Stanford Integrated Psychosocial Assessment For Transplant Measure, Nicholas Chesher

The VAD Journal

Objective: Durable mechanical circulatory support is a proven therapy to extend survival for patients with end-stage heart failure (HF). The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation guidelines recommend a detailed psychosocial assessment when selecting candidates for durable mechanical circulatory support. Currently, there are no formally validated psychosocial evaluation tools for left ventricular assist device (LVAD) candidacy. The Stanford Integrated Psychosocial Assessment for Transplantation (SIPAT) uses a multidisciplinary algorithm to evaluate the impact of pre-transplant risk factors on post-transplant outcomes. Emerging literature suggests that the SIPAT might be useful for assessing psychosocial risk factors for LVAD outcomes.

Methods: A total ...


Left Atrial Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (Lava-Ecmo): Percutaneous Bi-Atrial Drainage To Avoid Pulmonary Edema In A Patient With Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction, Kenneth R. Dulnuan, Joseph B. Zwischenberger, John G. Gurley, Maya Guglin 2022 Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

Left Atrial Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (Lava-Ecmo): Percutaneous Bi-Atrial Drainage To Avoid Pulmonary Edema In A Patient With Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction, Kenneth R. Dulnuan, Joseph B. Zwischenberger, John G. Gurley, Maya Guglin

The VAD Journal

Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (V-A ECMO) is used in patients with severe cardiogenic shock refractory to medical therapy. During V-A ECMO, retrograde flow in the aorta towards the left ventricle (LV) causes increased left-sided filling pressures, which may lead to pulmonary edema. Different strategies have been proposed to decompress the left heart, including placement of an intraaortic balloon pump (IABP), Impella® (Abiomed), or TandemHeart® (Cardiac Assist). Percutaneous decompression of the left atrium via placement of a transseptal cannula incorporated into the existing venous limb had also been previously done. We describe the novel use of the VFEM venous femoral cannula ...


Cladophialophora Bantiana Brain Abscess And Concurrent Pulmonary Cryptococcus Neoformans Infection In A Patient Twenty Years After Renal Transplantation, Daniel Tsang, Sara Haddad, Ziver Sahin, Chairut Vareechon, Mitchell Sternlieb, Tricia. Royer 2022 Thomas Jefferson University

Cladophialophora Bantiana Brain Abscess And Concurrent Pulmonary Cryptococcus Neoformans Infection In A Patient Twenty Years After Renal Transplantation, Daniel Tsang, Sara Haddad, Ziver Sahin, Chairut Vareechon, Mitchell Sternlieb, Tricia. Royer

Department of Medicine Faculty Papers

Recipients of solid organ transplants are at risk for a variety of infections due to their immunocompromised status. The types of infections are often correlated to the timing from their transplant. After about six to twelve months, transplant recipients remain at risk for typical community acquired pathogens, late viral infections, and fungal infections including atypical molds such as Cladophialophora bantiana. C. bantiana is a dematiaceous fungus that has a predilection for infecting the brain and is the most common cause of cerebral phaeohyphomycosis - a term used to describe infections caused by molds that produce dark cell walls. Patients with cerebral ...


Injury To The Posterior Horn Of The Lateral Meniscus From A Misplaced Tibial Tunnel For Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Case Report, Amar S Vadhera, Jonathan S Lee, Harsh Singh, Safa Gursoy, Kyle N Kunze, Nikhil N Verma, Jorge Chahla 2022 Thomas Jefferson University

Injury To The Posterior Horn Of The Lateral Meniscus From A Misplaced Tibial Tunnel For Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Case Report, Amar S Vadhera, Jonathan S Lee, Harsh Singh, Safa Gursoy, Kyle N Kunze, Nikhil N Verma, Jorge Chahla

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty Papers

BACKGROUND Posterior meniscal root avulsions can cause meniscal extrusion, joint space narrowing, and progressive knee arthritis. Iatrogenic posterior meniscal root avulsions after malpositioning of the transtibial tunnels during anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction can account for poor long-term outcomes seen in some patients following ACL reconstruction. Therefore, correct transtibial tunnel placement during ACL reconstruction is essential to avoid iatrogenic meniscal damage. CASE REPORT A 32-year-old man presented with 1 year of right knee pain and instability following a non-contact twisting injury sustained while playing soccer. An ACL tear with no meniscal involvement was diagnosed at an outside institution. A double-bundle ...


Amplitude Synchronization Of Spontaneous Activity Of Medial And Lateral Temporal Gyri Reveals Altered Thalamic Connectivity In Patients With Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, Anish V. Sathe, Michael Kogan, KiChang Kang, Jingya Miao, Mashaal Syed, Isaiah Ailes, Caio M. Matias, Devon Middleton, Feroze B. Mohamed, Scott Faro, Joseph Tracy, Ashwini Sharan, Mahdi Alizadeh 2022 Thomas Jefferson University

Amplitude Synchronization Of Spontaneous Activity Of Medial And Lateral Temporal Gyri Reveals Altered Thalamic Connectivity In Patients With Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, Anish V. Sathe, Michael Kogan, Kichang Kang, Jingya Miao, Mashaal Syed, Isaiah Ailes, Caio M. Matias, Devon Middleton, Feroze B. Mohamed, Scott Faro, Joseph Tracy, Ashwini Sharan, Mahdi Alizadeh

Department of Neurosurgery Faculty Papers

In this study, we examined whether amplitude synchronization of medial (MTL) and lateral (LTL) temporal lobes can detect unique alterations in patients with MTL epilepsy (mTLE) with mesial temporal sclerosis (MTS). This was a retrospective study of preoperative resting-state fMRI (rsfMRI) data from 31 patients with mTLE with MTS (age 23-69) and 16 controls (age 21-35). fMRI data were preprocessed based on a multistep preprocessing pipeline and registered to a standard space. Using each subject's T1-weighted scan, the MTL and LTL were automatically segmented, manually revised and then fit to a standard space using a symmetric normalization registration algorithm ...


Association Of Noncontrast Computed Tomography And Perfusion Modalities With Outcomes In Patients Undergoing Late-Window Stroke Thrombectomy, Guilherme B F Porto, Ching-Jen Chen, Sami Al Kasab, Muhammed Amir Essibayi, Eyad Almallouhi, Zachary Hubbard, Reda Chalhoub, Ali Alawieh, Ilko Maier, Marios-Nikos Psychogios, Stacey Q Wolfe, Pascal Jabbour, Ansaar Rai, Robert M Starke, Amir Shaban, Adam Arthur, Joon-Tae Kim, Shinichi Yoshimura, Jonathan Grossberg, Peter Kan, Isabel Fragata, Adam Polifka, Joshua Osbun, Justin Mascitelli, Michael R Levitt, Richard Williamson, Daniele G Romano, Roberto Crosa, Benjamin Gory, Maxim Mokin, Kaustubh S Limaye, Walter Casagrande, Mark Moss, Ramesh Grandhi, Albert Yoo, Alejandro M Spiotta, Min S Park 2022 Medical University of South Carolina

Association Of Noncontrast Computed Tomography And Perfusion Modalities With Outcomes In Patients Undergoing Late-Window Stroke Thrombectomy, Guilherme B F Porto, Ching-Jen Chen, Sami Al Kasab, Muhammed Amir Essibayi, Eyad Almallouhi, Zachary Hubbard, Reda Chalhoub, Ali Alawieh, Ilko Maier, Marios-Nikos Psychogios, Stacey Q Wolfe, Pascal Jabbour, Ansaar Rai, Robert M Starke, Amir Shaban, Adam Arthur, Joon-Tae Kim, Shinichi Yoshimura, Jonathan Grossberg, Peter Kan, Isabel Fragata, Adam Polifka, Joshua Osbun, Justin Mascitelli, Michael R Levitt, Richard Williamson, Daniele G Romano, Roberto Crosa, Benjamin Gory, Maxim Mokin, Kaustubh S Limaye, Walter Casagrande, Mark Moss, Ramesh Grandhi, Albert Yoo, Alejandro M Spiotta, Min S Park

Department of Neurosurgery Faculty Papers

Importance: There is substantial controversy with regards to the adequacy and use of noncontrast head computed tomography (NCCT) for late-window acute ischemic stroke in selecting candidates for mechanical thrombectomy.

Objective: To assess clinical outcomes of patients with acute ischemic stroke presenting in the late window who underwent mechanical thrombectomy stratified by NCCT admission in comparison with selection by CT perfusion (CTP) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI).

Design, setting, and participants: In this multicenter retrospective cohort study, prospectively maintained Stroke Thrombectomy and Aneurysm (STAR) database was used by selecting patients within the late window of acute ischemic stroke and emergent large vessel ...


Spontaneous Pneumothorax: A Rare Complication Of Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Associated Diffuse Lung Disease, Emma I. Sherfinski, Mark H. Cooper MD, PhD 2022 Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

Spontaneous Pneumothorax: A Rare Complication Of Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Associated Diffuse Lung Disease, Emma I. Sherfinski, Mark H. Cooper Md, Phd

Marshall Journal of Medicine

The visually striking neurocutaneous findings of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) are well recognized and have been well documented throughout scientific literature. While not uncommon, the pulmonary manifestations of NF1 are unknown to many physicians. Complications of NF1 associated diffuse lung disease (NF-DLD) include pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary artery stenosis, subpleural cysts, and spontaneous pneumothorax. We present a case of a 34-year-old male with NF-DLD found incidentally in adolescence with previous apical bleb repair, presenting nearly twenty years later with spontaneous pneumothorax. In NF1 patients with pulmonary complaints, NF-DLD should be assessed with computed tomography (CT) and physicians should be familiar with ...


Chronic Cavitary Pulmonary Aspergillosis: An Unusual Cause Of Chronic Cough, Pleuritic Chest Pain, And Hemoptysis In A 24-Year-Old Coal Mine Worker, Emma I. Sherfinski, Emily J. Vore, Mark H. Cooper MD, PhD, Peimei He MD 2022 Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

Chronic Cavitary Pulmonary Aspergillosis: An Unusual Cause Of Chronic Cough, Pleuritic Chest Pain, And Hemoptysis In A 24-Year-Old Coal Mine Worker, Emma I. Sherfinski, Emily J. Vore, Mark H. Cooper Md, Phd, Peimei He Md

Marshall Journal of Medicine

Pulmonary Aspergillus infections are caused by the ubiquitous fungus mold when spores found in compost, dust, and plant material are inhaled. Manifestation of the disease is represented by a delicate balance between host and pathogen interactions, making Aspergillus infection more commonly observed in immunocompromised individuals. Chronic cavitary pulmonary aspergillosis (CCPA) is a subtype of pulmonary Aspergillosis associated with history of chronic or prior lung disease. Here we present the case of a non-immunocompromised 24-year-old male with a history of intermittent asthma with chronic pulmonary symptoms and finding of a lung mass on imaging. We describe the diagnostic challenge and surgical ...


Giant Gastric Polyp Mimicking A Duodenal Tumor, Ioana Duca, Florin Mihaileanu, Alexandra Chira, Romeo Chira, Teodora Surdea Blaga, Diana Popovici, Adriana Albu, Dan Lucian Dumitrascu 2022 2nd Internal Medicine Department, Clinical Emergency County Hospital, Cluj-Napoca; University for Medicine and Pharmacy “Iuliu Hatieganu” Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Giant Gastric Polyp Mimicking A Duodenal Tumor, Ioana Duca, Florin Mihaileanu, Alexandra Chira, Romeo Chira, Teodora Surdea Blaga, Diana Popovici, Adriana Albu, Dan Lucian Dumitrascu

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Inflammatory fibroid polyps are very rare gastrointestinal tumors. We present the case of a 66-year-old woman with severe anemia and a giant gastric polyp which had intermittent duodenal intussusception. Ultrasonography showed increased gastric wall thickness and suspected an ampulloma, as revealed also by endoscopy and computed tomography. Ultrasonography reassessment showed later the intragastric mass, which was confirmed by endosonography: giant pediculated hypervascular polyp suggesting malignancy. Challenging phenomena at different investigation methods were due to intermittent protrusion into the first duodenal segment mimicking an ampulloma, but without gastric outlet syndrome or a malignant component, despite the severe anemia. Abnormal US aspect ...


Clinical And Biological Factors With Prognostic Value In Acute Pancreatitis, Mihai Faur, Dan Dumitrescu, Dan Sabau, Ciprian Tanasescu, Dan Cretu, Denisa Tanasescu, Vlad Denis Constantin, Calin Mohor 2022 SIBIU COUNTY EMERGENCY CLINICAL HOSPITAL, DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SURGERY, ROMANIA

Clinical And Biological Factors With Prognostic Value In Acute Pancreatitis, Mihai Faur, Dan Dumitrescu, Dan Sabau, Ciprian Tanasescu, Dan Cretu, Denisa Tanasescu, Vlad Denis Constantin, Calin Mohor

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Acute pancreatitis is an acute inflammatory process of the pancreas, which can remain localized at the level of the gland or can extend to the peripancreatic and retroperitoneal tissues. The use and interpretation of paraclinical examinations at the onset can predict the form of evolution of acute pancreatitis (mild or severe). Depending on the evolution, these data are useful in determining the type of surgical intervention that might be necessary based on severity.

We present a retrospective study consisting of 118 patients diagnosed and hospitalized with acute pancreatitis during 2016-2020 in the Surgery I section of the Sibiu County Emergency ...


Prostate Imaging Reporting And Data System Score (Pi-Rads) And Glutathione S-Transferase P1 Methylation Status (Gst-P1) In The Diagnosis Of Prostate Cancer Patients With Borderline Psa Values, Marius Stan, Vladimir Botnarciuc, Andra Iulia Suceveanu, Andreea Cristina Costea, Adrian Paul Suceveanu, Laura Mazilu, Ciprian Iorga, Tony Hangan, Corneliu Tudor, Dragos Epistatu, Sergiu Chirila, Viorel Gherghina, Felix Voinea 2022 Valparaiso University

Prostate Imaging Reporting And Data System Score (Pi-Rads) And Glutathione S-Transferase P1 Methylation Status (Gst-P1) In The Diagnosis Of Prostate Cancer Patients With Borderline Psa Values, Marius Stan, Vladimir Botnarciuc, Andra Iulia Suceveanu, Andreea Cristina Costea, Adrian Paul Suceveanu, Laura Mazilu, Ciprian Iorga, Tony Hangan, Corneliu Tudor, Dragos Epistatu, Sergiu Chirila, Viorel Gherghina, Felix Voinea

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Objectives. The objective of this study was to evaluate the potential use of Prostate Imaging – Reporting and Data System version 2 (PI-RADS) in combination with Glutathione S-transferase P1 (GST-P1) expression for an improved diagnosis of prostate cancer, in patients with inconclusive values of prostate-specific antigen (PSA). Materials and Methods. The study was conducted on 80 patients for whom PSA values were evaluated and were found to be inconclusive (4-10 ng/ml). These patients underwent imagistic evaluation (PI-RADS), followed by transurethral prostate biopsy, with the evaluation of GST-P1 expression and histopathological examination (for diagnosis confirmation). Results. By combining the results of ...


Innovative Therapeutic Approach To Chemical Burns Produced By Vesicants; An Experimental Study, Cristina Anca Secara, Otilia Liudmila Cinteza, Diana Popescu, Claudia Valentina Popa, Camelia Andreea Hirjeu, Oana Cristina Voinea, Luiza Georgia Serbanescu, Andreea Marilena Pauna, Mihail Tudosie 2022 Cantacuzino” National Medical-Military Research-Development Institute 050096 Bucharest, Romania

Innovative Therapeutic Approach To Chemical Burns Produced By Vesicants; An Experimental Study, Cristina Anca Secara, Otilia Liudmila Cinteza, Diana Popescu, Claudia Valentina Popa, Camelia Andreea Hirjeu, Oana Cristina Voinea, Luiza Georgia Serbanescu, Andreea Marilena Pauna, Mihail Tudosie

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Vesicants are compounds that cause severe toxic effects on various tissues. Such chemical action causes tissue necrosis, with clinical expression of skin lesions with a burning character and characteristic blisters. Clinical toxic effects of cutaneous vesicles are correlated with the absorbed dose and exposure time. The goals of the study are to evaluate in vitro the skin toxicity produced by the vesicant chemical compound 2-chloroethyl-ethyl sulfide (CEES), to develop a complex antidote formula, and to optimize the therapeutic efficacy by inclusion in controlled release systems. The experimental protocol aims at the in vitro evaluation of the cytotoxicity of the vesicant ...


Modern Therapeutic Options In Diabetic Foot Ulcer, Denisa Tanasescu, Andrei Moisin, Radu Fleaca, Carmen Popa, Ciprian Bacila, Cosmin Mohor, Claudia Diana Gherman, Bogdan Gaspar, Ciprian Tanasescu 2022 LUCIAN BLAGA UNIVERSITY OF SIBIU, DEPARTMENT OF DENTISTRY AND NURSING, SIBIU, ROMANIA

Modern Therapeutic Options In Diabetic Foot Ulcer, Denisa Tanasescu, Andrei Moisin, Radu Fleaca, Carmen Popa, Ciprian Bacila, Cosmin Mohor, Claudia Diana Gherman, Bogdan Gaspar, Ciprian Tanasescu

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Diabetic foot is a severe complication of diabetes that occurs as a result of poor glycemic control, being associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Mortality associated with this disease is estimated at 5% in the first 12 months, and about 42% in the next 5 years. On average, it affects about 15% of people with diabetes during their lifetime, including as possible manifestations neuropathy, peripheral vascular disease, and subsequent ulceration which, if treated incorrectly, can lead to amputation.

This paper presents a retrospective and descriptive study of patients diagnosed and treated for diabetic foot ulcers in the Proctoven Clinic. The ...


Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding During The Covid-19 Pandemic; Particularities Of Diagnosis And Therapy, Adrian Silaghi, Bogdan Severus Gaspar, Dragos Epistatu, Daniela Gabriela Bălan, Ioana Păunică, Anca Silvia Dumitriu, Stana Paunica, Bogdan Socea, Vlad Denis Constantin 2022 ST. PANTELIMON HOSPITAL, DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SURGERY, RO.

Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding During The Covid-19 Pandemic; Particularities Of Diagnosis And Therapy, Adrian Silaghi, Bogdan Severus Gaspar, Dragos Epistatu, Daniela Gabriela Bălan, Ioana Păunică, Anca Silvia Dumitriu, Stana Paunica, Bogdan Socea, Vlad Denis Constantin

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

SARS-COV 2 recently caused a global pandemic, with the first case being reported in Romania in February 2020. Important restrictive measures were imposed, so that the addressability of patients to medical services decreased. Upper gastrointestinal bleeding had more severe forms of evolution at the time of presentation, which required additional methods of diagnosis and treatment. This is a retrospective study performed on 268 patients, which aims to evaluate the type and effectiveness of different treatment methods for upper gastrointestinal bleeding during the COVID 19 pandemic. Severity assessment was performed by measuring the Rockall score and additional methods of diagnosis. The ...


Limb Amputations; Etiopathogenesis, Diagnosis And The Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Approach, Vlad Denis Constantin, Bogdan Socea, Bogdan Severus Gaspar, Dragos Epistatu, Ioana Paunica, Anca Silvia Dumitriu, Stana Paunica, Adrian Silaghi 2022 CAROL DAVILA UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND PHARMACY, DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY, BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

Limb Amputations; Etiopathogenesis, Diagnosis And The Multidisciplinary Therapeutic Approach, Vlad Denis Constantin, Bogdan Socea, Bogdan Severus Gaspar, Dragos Epistatu, Ioana Paunica, Anca Silvia Dumitriu, Stana Paunica, Adrian Silaghi

Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences

Despite remarkable advances in medicine, limb amputations remain a therapeutic measure that saves the lives of many patients. Given the varied etiopathogenesis, such operations are performed both as an emergency and as an elective procedure. Such interventions address either only the distal segments of a limb, or even the entire limb, having a great psychological, functional and social impact on the patient. Due to these multiple implications, limb amputations must be performed by specialized teams, in order to achieve the best possible functional and aesthetic results to be compatible with the correction of the remaining deficit with a prosthesis. The ...


Highlights Of The 2021 Brano Heart Failure Forum, Rajko Radovancevic, Bojan Vrtovec, Igor D. Gregoric 2022 University of Texas Health Science Center

Highlights Of The 2021 Brano Heart Failure Forum, Rajko Radovancevic, Bojan Vrtovec, Igor D. Gregoric

The VAD Journal

Since 2007, the Branislav “Brano” Radovancevic Heart Failure Forum has been held annually to provide a venue for experts to present and discuss “Innovations and New Treatment Strategies in Heart Failure.” Clinicians and researchers gather yearly in a different Eastern European city to discuss the latest in heart failure diagnostics and therapeutics. The forum was postponed in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and then resumed in September of 2021 in Graz, Austria. It was attended by over 75 faculty from 13 countries. Due to the ongoing pandemic, 13 presentations were given virtually. Throughout the forum, 17 separate sessions focused ...


Gastric Perforation From A Migrating Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt: A Case Report And Review Of Literature, Alessio Scarascia, Elias Atallah, Maria De Abreu Pineda, Robert H. Rosenwasswer, Kevin Judy 2022 Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Gastric Perforation From A Migrating Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt: A Case Report And Review Of Literature, Alessio Scarascia, Elias Atallah, Maria De Abreu Pineda, Robert H. Rosenwasswer, Kevin Judy

Department of Neurosurgery Faculty Papers

Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunts represent a surgical option for patients affected by increased intracranial hypertension when medical management fails or is contraindicated. Complications following implantation include shunt obstruction, infection, over and under drainage, migration or disconnection of the tube, formation of a pseudocyst, and allergy to the silicone tube. We report the case of a 31-year-old woman who presented to the emergency room with nausea and generalized malaise, found to have the distal segment of the VP catheter perforating her gastric wall into the stomach lumen which required surgical intervention. In this report, we describe a rare complication associated with the ...


Serum High Mobility Group Box-1 Levels Associated With Cardiovascular Events After Lower Extremity Revascularization: A Prospective Study Of A Diabetic Population, Maria Margherita Rando, Federico Biscetti, Andrea Leonardo Cecchini, Elisabetta Nardella, Maria Anna Nicolazzi, Flavia Angelini, Roberto Iezzi, Luis H. Eraso, Paul J DiMuzio, Dario Pitocco, Antonio Gasbarrini, Massimo Massetti, Andrea Flex 2022 Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli IRCCS

Serum High Mobility Group Box-1 Levels Associated With Cardiovascular Events After Lower Extremity Revascularization: A Prospective Study Of A Diabetic Population, Maria Margherita Rando, Federico Biscetti, Andrea Leonardo Cecchini, Elisabetta Nardella, Maria Anna Nicolazzi, Flavia Angelini, Roberto Iezzi, Luis H. Eraso, Paul J Dimuzio, Dario Pitocco, Antonio Gasbarrini, Massimo Massetti, Andrea Flex

Department of Surgery Faculty Papers

Background: Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is one of the most disabling cardiovascular complications of type 2 diabetes mellitus and is indeed associated with a high risk of cardiovascular and limb adverse events. High mobility group box-1 (HMGB-1) is a nuclear protein involved in the inflammatory response that acts as a pro-inflammatory cytokine when released into the extracellular space. HMBG-1 is associated with PAD in diabetic patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between serum HMGB-1 levels and major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) and major adverse limb events (MALE) after lower-extremity endovascular revascularization (LER) in a group ...


Small Bowel, Appendix, And Conduit Fistula Formation After Ileal Conduit Urinary Diversion., Shivangi Bhatt, Gina Rooker, Kyle Schuyler 2022 Drexel University College of Medicine

Small Bowel, Appendix, And Conduit Fistula Formation After Ileal Conduit Urinary Diversion., Shivangi Bhatt, Gina Rooker, Kyle Schuyler

Tower Health Research Day

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