Altered Mental Status and Hypercalcemia with a Splenic Mass.
The journal of trauma and acute care surgery
LAPRA-TY for laparoscopic repair of traumatic diaphragmatic hernia without intracorporeal knot tying.
Trauma surgery & acute care open
2019; 4 (1): e000334
Meckel's Diverticulum Fistulization: Another Complication to Consider.
Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Perianal Extramammary Paget's Disease: More Than Meets the Eye.
Digestive diseases and sciences
A Novel Approach for Therapeutic Delivery to the Rodent Pancreas Via Its Arterial Blood Supply.
2018; 47 (7): 910?15
A 38-year-old man was brought in by ambulance as a trauma activation after sustaining a self-inflicted stab wound in the left upper quadrant with a kitchen knife. His primary survey was unremarkable and his vital signs were normal. Secondary survey revealed a 2 cm transverse stab wound inferior and medial to the left nipple. Extended focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) did not show intra-abdominal or pericardial fluid and chest X-ray did not show a definite pneumothorax or hemothorax.Wound exploration at bedside.Admit for observation and serial examinations.Exploratory laparotomy and open repair of traumatic diaphragmatic injury (TDI).Thoracotomy and open repair of TDI.Diagnostic laparoscopy and laparoscopic repair of TDI.
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Systems approach to uncover signaling networks in primary immunodeficiency diseases.
journal of allergy and clinical immunology
Endovascular techniques can now access the arterial blood supply of the pancreas in humans to enable therapeutics to reach the gland in high concentrations while concurrently avoiding issues related to non-targeted delivery. However, there is no way to replicate this in small animals. In a rat model, we therefore developed a novel non-terminal technique to deliver therapeutics to different regions of the pancreas, via its arterial blood supply.In female Wistar rats, selective branches of the celiac artery were temporarily ligated, depending on the region of the pancreas being targeted. Trypan blue dye was then administered as a surrogate marker for a therapeutic agent, via the celiac artery, and its staining/distribution throughout the pancreas determined. Postoperatively, animals were monitored daily, and serum was evaluated for markers of pancreatitis, liver, and metabolic function.Using this technique, we could selectively target the head, body/tail, or entire gland of the pancreas, via its arterial blood supply, with minimal nontarget staining. Following the procedure, all animals recovered with no evidence of pancreatitis or liver/metabolic dysfunction.Our study demonstrates a novel technique that can be used to selectively deliver therapeutics directly to the rat pancreas in a safe manner with full recovery of the animal.
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