Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

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Introduction Chronic total occlusion (CTO) is common in the presence of other significantly narrowed coronary arteries. The impact of total occlusion and its association with completeness of revascularization on patients with multivessel disease undergoing coronary...

["Cardiology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4909
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Background Fetuin-A and leukocyte cell-derived chemotaxin-2 (LECT-2) are liver-derived proteins. Fetuin-A is an independent risk factor for type 2 diabetes (T2D) and obese patients with T2D have higher plasma fetuin-A levels than those without T2D. LECT-2 has positive...

["Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Nutrition","Surgery and Surgical Specialties","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4884
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Background Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery (MVS) via right mini-thoracotomy has recently attracted a lot of attention. Minimally invasive MVS shows postoperative results that are comparable to those of conventional MVS through the median sternotomy as per...

["Cardiology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4810
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Background Total arterial occlusive pressure (AOP) is used to prescribe pressures for surgery, blood flow restriction exercise (BFRE) and ischemic preconditioning (IPC). AOP is often measured in a supine position; however, the influence of body position on AOP...

["Anatomy and Physiology","Kinesiology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4697
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978 views

Background Poor nutritional status among patients with advanced stage head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is common. Albumin is a common indicator of nutritional status and has been shown to be a predictor of oncological outcomes and perioperative morbidity....

["Oncology","Otorhinolaryngology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4490
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882 views

Objectives To assess and compare the predictive ability of three risk evaluation systems (SinoSCORE, EuroSCORE II and the STS risk evaluation system) in patients aged ≥70, and who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in East China. Methods Three risk...

["Cardiology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4413
544 downloads
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Background Impaired patient-reported shoulder function and pain, external-rotation strength, abduction strength, and abduction range-of-motion (ROM) is reported in patients with subacromial impingement (SIS). However, it is unknown how much strength and ROM improves...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Kinesiology","Orthopedics","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4400
152 downloads
491 views

Background Cervical sagittal alignment plays an important role in the pathogenesis of cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM), but there are limited studies on the cervical sagittal parameters in CSM patients and their correlations with myelopathy. The aim of this...

["Orthopedics","Radiology and Medical Imaging","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4027
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Objective The objective of this study was to explore the differences in upper airway morphology between positional (POSA) and non-positional (NPOSA) obstructive sleep apnea. Methods This retrospective study enrolled 75 patients (45 NPOSA and 30 POSA) who underwent...

["Otorhinolaryngology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3918
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665 views

Background Local residual and recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) generally shows treatment failure after standard radiotherapy with or without concurrent chemotherapy. Whether endoscopic nasopharyngectomy might provide an additional therapeutic advantage...

["Oncology","Otorhinolaryngology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3912
131 downloads
795 views

Background Recently it has been shown in animal studies that deep brain stimulation (DBS) of auditory structures was able to reduce tinnitus-like behavior. However, the question arises whether hearing might be impaired when interfering in auditory-related network...

["Neurology","Otorhinolaryngology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3892
162 downloads
463 views

Background Osteoprotegerin (OPG) is a potential biomarker for severity and complications of cardiovascular diseases. Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is associated with an increased risk of death in kidney transplantation (KT) patients. This prospective cross-sectional...

["Nephrology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3847
269 downloads
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Objective Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is a life-saving procedure used in the treatment of severe cardiogenic shock. Within this retrospective single centre study, we examined our experience in this critically ill patient cohort to assess outcomes and clinical...

["Cardiology","Clinical Trials","Emergency and Critical Care","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3813
164 downloads
517 views

The vascular anatomy of submental flaps (SFs) represents a determining factor in successful SF raising. However, little attention has been focused on the venous return of SFs. Thus, the present study aimed to investigate SF venous return. This study enrolled patients...

["Anatomy and Physiology","Otorhinolaryngology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3606
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696 views

Background Diabetes is one of the major risk factors for peripheral arterial disease. In patients in whom surgery cannot be performed, cell therapy may be an alternative treatment. Since time is crucial for these patients, we propose the use of allogenic mesenchymal...

["Surgery and Surgical Specialties","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3664

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