Research Article

Transcatheter Closure of an Anastomotic Leak after the Bentall Procedure with the Guidance of 3-Dimensional Printing

1. Abstract 1.1. Objective: We describe the use of 3-dimensional (3D) printing technology to guide the occlusion of an anastomotic leak (AL) in the ascending aorta. 1.2. Case Report: A 67-year-old woman underwent a Bentall procedure a year ago for an ascending aortic aneurysm. However, the patient recovered slowly after the surgery. Two months ago, …

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Risk Analysis of Secular Trends for a Later Age at MPV of Weight in an Earthquake Disaster Environment

1. Abstract The Great East Japan Earthquake occurred in 2011, bringing unprecedented damage to the Tohoku region of Japan. Today, after 11 years, the scars from that tremendous damage remain. The health damage to young school children has been particularly great. One may imagine a slowing trend in physical growth from the effects of that …

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Association Between Galectin-3 and Oxidative Stress Parameters with Coronary Artery Disease in Tunisian Population

1. Abstract 1.1. Background: Galectin-3 (Gal-3), as a mediator of inflammation and fibrosis, has been reported to be a biomarker of severity in coronary artery disease (CAD). The study aimed to assess the relationships between coronary artery disease (CAD) and risk factors, including parameters of oxidative stress in Tunisian patients CAD. 1.2. Methods: The study …

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Dermatological Health in the COVID-19 Era

1. Abstract COVID-19 and its impact on dermatological health was reviewed from theoretical and statistical frameworks in the present study. A cross-sectional and retrospective work was documented with a selection of sources indexed to Scopus, considering the period from 2019 to 2022, as well as the search by keywords. Approaches were discussed in order to …

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Dental Implants in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease: A Review of Literature

1. Abstract 1.1. Study Objective: The study aims to review the current literature on sickle cell disease and dental implant as a treatment modality for the replacement of the missing dentition. 1.2. Material and Methods: A comprehensive systematic literature review was conducted using the PubMed, Medline, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Web of …

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Laparoscopic Versus Open Surgery for the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer: A Single Center Experience

1. Abstract 1.1. Aim: The primary objective of this study was to comapare laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery vs open colorectal surgery on postoperative morbidity and mortality. 1.2. Material and methods: In this study we enrolled 106 patients with colorectal cancer. We divided the patients in 2 two groups: open surgery group (n=59) and laparoscopic surgery …

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Effects of Statin Use On Length of Hospital Stay and Clinical Outcome in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Study

1. Abstract The search for effective COVID-19 management strategies continues to evolve. Severity of COVID-19 has been reported to be positively correlated with a concomitant rise in inflammatory cytokine levels (1, 2). Statins (3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitors) are widely used for dyslipidemia for primary and secondary prevention of cardiac and cerebrovascular events. Statins …

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Post Angiography Skin Necrosis Treated with Gracilis Muscle Flap- A Case Report

1. Abstract The use of the muscle flaps for the management of complex groin wound with exposed vessels provide effective and safe coverage. The choice of flap is important depending on the size of the wound which gives adequate healthy tissue coverage delivering oxygen and antibiotic to the infected wound bed, which can prevent catastrophic …

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Neuropsychiatric Profiles of Brivaracetam: A Literature Review

1. Abstract Anti-seizure medications (ASMs) can cause cognitive or behavioral adverse drug reactions, which is a significant consideration when selecting an appropriate ASM. Brivaracetam (BRV) is a newer synaptic vesicle protein 2A ligand, which is expected to have less neuropsychiatric adverse effects due to its mechanism of action. To understand the impact of BRV on …

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Differential Effects of Long-Term Tai Chi Practice on Brain Networks in Young Adults: A Resting-State Fmri Study

1. Abstract 1.1. Objective Tai Chi has been found to modulate the intrinsic brain functions and structures, which has provided clues to reveal the mechanisms behind the clinical effects. The aim of the current study was to investigate the influence of long-term Tai Chi practice in young adults. 1.2. Methods A total of 27 young …

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