February, 2019


Case Report

Intraoperative Massive Graft Thrombosis and Failure after Heart Transplant in LVAD Assisted Patients: Report of Two Cases

Left Ventricular Assistance Devices (LVAD) is an increasingly used option for advanced heart failure patients on waiting list for cardiac transplantation (C-Tx).

Published 28 Feb, 2019


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Pediatric Epilepsy Induced by a Living Parasite Etiologically Diagnosed as Cerebral Sparganosis

We investigated an easy-to-be-confused cerebral lesion finally diagnosed as sparganosis.

Published 28 Feb, 2019


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Giant Retroperitoneal Paraganglioma

Paraganglioma (PGL) is a rare retroperitoneal tumor and originates from neural crest cells, accounting for 1% to 3% of retroperitoneal tumors [1].

Published 28 Feb, 2019


Case Report

Colonic Phytobezoar: An Unexpected Cause of Large Bowel Obstruction

Colonic phytobezoar is a rare cause of large bowel obstruction and may pose a diagnostic challenge.

Published 26 Feb, 2019


Research Article

Maxillofacial Fractures Caused by Falls

Background: Fall-related injuries are sometimes caused by high-energy trauma and show complex clinical conditions that are occasionally difficult to treat.

Published 26 Feb, 2019


Case Report

Just Another Simple Breast Lump or What Else Can Be Found in the Breast?

Lipomas are among the most common mesenchymal tumors and are usually benign, well circumscribed, and covered by a thin capsule, appearing in almost every region of the body with a prevalence of 2.1 per 1000 people.

Published 26 Feb, 2019


Research Article

Deep Survival Model Identifies Prognostic Subgroups of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Patients

Objective: The aim of this study was to develop predict model for survival of BC patients using deep learning method and to apply our model for classifying the prognostic subgroups of TNBC patients.

Published 26 Feb, 2019


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Traumatic Herniation of the Buccal Fat Pad

An 18-month-old male child presented with an intraoral mass on the right side of his cheek.

Published 26 Feb, 2019


Letter to the Editor

Snapchat Dysmorphia: A Warning to Cosmetic Surgeons!

Nowadays the two main social media applications called Snapchat and Instagram provides various features which help making changes into the photo, so the face looks smooth and soft with no wrinkles.

Published 26 Feb, 2019


Research Article

Factors Associated with Death and Limitation of Life-Sustaining Therapies in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury

Aim of the Study: A substantial proportion of deaths of patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) follow a decision to limit life-sustaining therapies.

Published 26 Feb, 2019


Research Article

Oral Nutritional Supplements before Rectal Cancer Surgery-Hitting Two Birds with One Stone? Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial

Background: Preoperative weight loss and malnutrition is common among patients undergoing surgery for rectal cancer.

Published 20 Feb, 2019


Research Article

Prevalence of Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Injuries and Symptoms in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Athletes

Introduction: Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art that originated in China and was brought to Brazil, where it became very popular and developed into a style known as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ).

Published 15 Feb, 2019


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Extreme Cachexia: When Heart Failure Breaks Down Atrial Cardiac Muscle Proteins

68-year-old woman submitted to mitral valve replacement and tricuspid annuloplasty 13 years ago, required hospital admission due to severe heart failure symptoms.

Published 15 Feb, 2019


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Aging Face: The Role of Stromal Enriched Lipograft™ in Facial Rejuvenation

Facial aging presents a challenging problem for plastic and aesthetic surgeons; it is a multi factorial, multistep process that involves structural and volumetric changes in the skin, muscles, skeleton, and adipose tissue.

Published 15 Feb, 2019


Case Report

Posterior Tibial Nerve Schwannoma in a Multiple Myeloma Patient: A Case Report

We report the case of a 61-year-old man with sharp pain, tender mass at the left lower onethird posterior tibial region.

Published 15 Feb, 2019


Research Article

Hyper Saline Infusion Protocol through the Portal Vein may Focus Electro Oration on Tumor Tissue, But is it really Safe? Preliminary Results

Introduction: Irreversible Electroporation (IRE) is highly dependent on the electrical conductivity of the tissue and the high conductivity of tumor tissue, which leads to a lower field than that in the surrounding healthy tissue.

Published 15 Feb, 2019


Review Article

What’s the Best Anticoagulation Management for Deep Venous Thrombosis?

Management of Deep Venous Thrombosis has dramatically changed with implication of endovascular techniques.

Published 11 Feb, 2019


Research Article

A Comparative Study of Two Types of Cryptic Scar Surgery for Congenital Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis: Tranumbilical Two-Port Laparoscopic Pyloromyotomy and Trans-Umbilical Ring Incision Open Pyloromyotomy

Objective: To evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of Tranumbilical two - port laparoscopic pyloromyotomy and tranumbilical ring incision open pyloromyotomy Methods A series of 109 cases from January 2012 to June 2018 were retrospectively analyzed.

Published 11 Feb, 2019


Research Article

Decreased Lipid Serum Level after Pituitary Adenoma Resection

Objective: The aim is to evaluate the relationship between pituitary adenoma and serum lipid by pre- and post-operative.

Published 11 Feb, 2019


Research Article

Preconditioning of Healthy, Stunned, Infarcted, Hypertrophied and Failing Hearts: Role of Conditioning Reserve in Supplemental Cardioprotection

Background: Classical Ischemic Preconditioning (IPC) limits Myocardial Infarction (MI) in previously normal subjects and naïve hearts but not in diseased hearts.

Published 09 Feb, 2019


Case Report

Yersinia Enterocolita Periprosthetic Hip Joint Replacement Infection; Case Report

Prosthetic joint infection is devastating for both patients and surgeons alike.

Published 09 Feb, 2019


Case Report

Endoscope-Assisted Intraoral Approach for Removal of Ectopic Third Molar to the Lower Border Mandible Using Long-Tip Ultrasonic Device

Removal of deeply impacted teeth surrounding the lingual space is difficult and various surgical approaches have been described to remove ectopic mandibular teeth.

Published 09 Feb, 2019


Case Report

A Rare Case of Cystic Lymphangioma of the Pancreatic Head

The cystic lymphangiomas are taxonomically framed as benign tumors that originate from congenital malformations of the lymphatic vessels with consequent interruptions of the flow and dilatation of the lumen.

Published 08 Feb, 2019


Research Article

Surgical Management of IIIA/N2 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer; A Systematic Review

Background: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) stage IIIA/N2 (cT1-3N2M0) represents a heterogenic group, and depending on the level of lymph node involvement, prognosis varies within this group.

Published 08 Feb, 2019


Research Article

Successful Buccal Mucosa Graft for Salvage of Neovaginoplasty in a Transgender Patient: Case Report and Six Years Follow-Up

Introduction: The most used technique for neovaginoplasty in transsexual women is the "penile inversion technique".

Published 08 Feb, 2019


Case Report

Spinal Epidural Hematoma Associated with Neurological Deficit after Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture: Case Report

Post-traumatic Spinal Epidural Hematoma (SEH) is rare and represents less than 1% to 7% of all spine injuries.

Published 07 Feb, 2019


Research Article

Epicardial Left Ventricular Lead Implantation for Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Midterm Results

Introduction: Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy (CRT) grows as an effective treatment modality due to its serious symptomatic recovery and improved survival rates in patients with left ventricle systolic dysfunction refractory to medical treatment and serious intra-interventricular dyssynchronisation.

Published 07 Feb, 2019


Case Report

Cerebral Hyperperfusion Syndrome is it an Underlying Complication of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt: a Case Report

Objective: To investigate the correlation between deep remissions assessed by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and long-term clinical remission after combined therapy for Perianal Fistulizing Crohn’s Disease (PFCD).

Published 07 Feb, 2019


Case Report

Multidisciplinary Approach for Treatment of Root Perforation in Esthetic Areas: A Clinical Report

Incorrect endodontic treatment can lead to root perforation that, in the anterior region, can cause significant esthetic damage.

Published 07 Feb, 2019


Research Article

Discordance between Deep Remissions Assessed by MRI and Long-term Clinical Remission after Combined Therapy with Infliximab and Seton Placement for Perianal Fistulizing Crohn’s Disease

Objective: To investigate the correlation between deep remissions assessed by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and long-term clinical remission after combined therapy for Perianal Fistulizing Crohn’s Disease (PFCD).

Published 01 Feb, 2019





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