Relevance of KIM-1 and NGAL biomarkers in the diagnosis of persistent kidney failure
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by Karar Yasir Hasan, Haider Abd Jabbar Al Ammar, Mohauman Majeed Alrufaie
1M ago
Background & objective: chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a long-term condition in which the kidney function is gradually lost over time, which includes filtration of waste products and excess fluids from the bloodstream, maintaining electrolytes balance and produce hormones that regulate blood pressure and stimulate red blood cell production. The target of management for CRF (CRF) is to restrict the injury to the kidneys, usually by detection of its underlying cause. The current study aimed to detect and relate biomarker levels, such as Neutrophil Gelatinase Associated Lipocalin (NGAL) and ..read more
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Monitored anesthesia care for percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of oncological lesions: a retrospective analysis and literature review
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by Pahade Akhilesh, Mowar Ashita, Vikas Joshi, Singh Vishwadeep, Itee Chowdhury
1M ago
Background & objective: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of solid tumors is a minimally invasive procedure intended to treat primary and/or metastatic, benign or malignant solid tumors; via thermal tissue destruction by means of targeted thermal energy guided coagulative necrosis. This procedure can be performed under sedation, general anesthesia (GA) or regional blocks. However, no defined modality exists. We analyzed the different anesthetic modalities and drug combinations which can provide optimal surgical conditions and a successful outcome. Secondary objectives were to analyze common ad ..read more
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Role of integrated pulmonary index in respiratory monitoring of spontaneously breathing COVID-19 patients with moderate to severe respiratory symptoms
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by Sahar Mahmoud Kasem, Maysa Kamal Ahmed, Ahmed Muhammed Mukhtar, Akram Ahmed Abdelbary, Akram Shahat Eladawy, Mohamed Ahmed Maher, Sara Farouk
1M ago
Background & objective: Most of the COVID-19 patients suffered from moderate to severe respiratory symptoms. Many of them needed oxygen supplementation or even mechanical ventilation. There is little data available about the use of either end-tidal CO2 (EtCO2) or integrated pulmonary index (IPI) in these patients. The aim of this study to investigate the difference in IPI values for subjects requiring mechanical ventilation compared to those managed without ventilation and the correlation between EtCO2 and SpO2. Methods: This prospective observational study involved adult COVID-19 patients ..read more
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Effect of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization versus myofascial release therapy for pain, mobility, and disability in chronic low backache patients: a quasi-experimental study
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by Tahir Mahmood, Aroosha Abrar, Malik Muhammad Atif, Wajeeha Mahmood, Farwah Batool
1M ago
Background & objective: Low back pain (LBP) is a common musculoskeletal disorder in the general population. The most common etiological factors are overuse syndromes, postural issues, and bad working environment. The conservative management using physical agents can be more satisfactory and beneficial before the interventional techniques. We aimed to compare manual myofascial release and instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) techniques for improving pain, lumber mobility, and functional index in patients with chronic LBP. Methodology: This non-randomized trial was conducted ..read more
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A comparative study between tongue thickness measured by ultrasonography and thyromental distance in anticipation of difficult intubation
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by Ahmed Bassim Kadhim, Ghaidaa Rifaat Hamid
1M ago
Background & objective: Difficult intubation remains a risk for patients undergoing general anesthesia (GA) or mechanical ventilation in an intensive care unit (ICU). Macroglossia is a known factor for difficult intubation. But it is not routine to assess the tongue size to predict difficult intubation. Studies are found deficient in comparing usefulness of measuring thyromental distance and the tongue thickness (TT) measured by ultrasonography to estimate difficult intubation. We compared tongue thickness measured by ultrasonography and thyromental distance as a means to anticipate diffic ..read more
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Ultrasound-guided quadratus lumborum block versus thoracic paravertebral block in gynecological cancer surgery: a prospective randomized trial
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by Fatma Gomaa Hussein, Khaled Ali El Samahy, Ekramy Mansour Abd Elghaffar, Essam Abdel Halim Mahran, Mohamed El Sayed Hassan, Taher Saeed Thabet
1M ago
Background & Objectives: In the event that gynecologic cancer surgery (GC surgery) is going to be accompanied with extreme pain, many localized blocks will be provided. The quadratus lumborum block, often known as a QLB, is a fascial plane block that was developed relatively recently for the therapy of post-abdominal surgery discomfort. In the current study, a comparison is made between the effectiveness and safety of thoracic paravertebral block (TPVB) and quadratus lumborum block (QLB) in patients undergoing GC surgery. Methodology: In this prospective comparative randomized trial, fifty ..read more
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Neurogenic pulmonary edema: a case report and literature review
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by Daniyal Shahid, Mustafa Malik, Maleeha Saqib, Seema Faris, Ata Ullah Khan, Hafiz Asim Ali Qaisar
1M ago
We report a case of neurogenic pulmonary edema (NPE) caused by an intraparenchymal bleed following a fall. We review the literature regarding the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and management of neurogenic pulmonary edema. Pulmonary edema is the accumulation of fluid within the alveolar and interstitial spaces; one of the lesser-appreciated causes is neurogenic. NPE occurs following acute central nervous system (CNS) injury and is often rapidly developing in nature. Common insults include epileptic seizures, traumatic brain injury, intracranial hemorrhage, and pediatric encephalitis T ..read more
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Effectiveness of the combination of midazolam and dexmedetomidine on the perioperative stress response evaluated by IL-6, HSP60, and cortisol levels
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by Ridzki Hastanus Sembada, Lisyani B. Suromo, M. Sofyan Harahap, Hardhono Susanto, Selamat Budijitno, Erwinanto .
1M ago
Background & objective: Stress response to surgery is a reaction to tissue damage with wide-ranging effects in the neuroendocrine and immunological fields. The synergistic effects of midazolam and dexmedetomidine can inhibit this response. We aimed to determine the inhibiting effect of the combination of midazolam and dexmedetomidine on the perioperative stress response compared to midazolam alone. Methodology: A total of 40 patients scheduled to undergo total knee or hip replacement surgery with regional anesthesia were included in this double-blind, randomized controlled trial with a pre ..read more
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Segmental thoracic spinal anesthesia for abdominal surgery; a report of three cases
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by Mohamad Azlan Awang, Mohd Firdaus bin Mohd Yusof, Mohd Hafiz bin Abd Razak
1M ago
Segmental thoracic spinal anesthesia (STSA) has recently been introduced in clinical practice, but still is not a common procedure. Although there have been some concerns about its potential complications, the method may benefit a specific subset of patients. We present the case reports of three patients, who were operated upon using the STSA technique. Two were performed as emergency procedures, and the third was an elective one. One of the three patients required minimal sedation near the end of the surgery, but none required general anesthesia or intensive care support. All patients recover ..read more
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Evaluation of post-elective surgery acute pain management profiles using the APS-POQ-R questionnaire: an observational study
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by Suwarman ., Dedi F. Yadi, Supri Supriyadi, Prapanca Nugraha
1M ago
Background & objective: Acute postoperative pain affects 80% of the patients undergoing elective surgery, which raises the risk of morbidity and lowers patient satisfaction with medical care. Various modalities have been employed to make the patient pain free. We studied post-elective surgery acute pain management profiles at a tertiary hospital in West Java, Indonesia to present an overview. Methodology: The American Pain Society Patient Outcome Questionnaire—Revised (APS-POQ-R) was used in this descriptive observational study. All patients who underwent elective surgery at a tertiary hos ..read more
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