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  • Case report - Medical Published: Nov 12, 2015

    Surgical Treatment of Choledocal Cyst with Choledocolithiasis

    Choledochocele is also known as Todani type III cyst or intraduodenal diverticulum and represents only 4% of all choledochal cysts. It is defined as a cystic dilatation of the distal intramural portion of the common bile duct protruding into the duodenal lumen. It remains an uncommon anomaly of the biliary…

    -Haithem Zaafouri, Alia Zouaghi, Amine Lahmidi, Ahmed Bouhafa, Anis B. Maamer

  • Research article - Medical Published: Nov 10, 2015

    Repeatability and Reproducibility of the F-Scan System in Healthy Children

    This study investigated the repeatability and reproducibility of the F-scan system with regards to Peak Pressure Values (PP) and Pressure Time Integral (PTI) in healthy children, ranging between 5 to 18 years of age. Participants took part in two non-invasive clinical assessments, at baseline and one week later. Standardized footwear…

    -Andrea Coda and Derek Santos

  • Research article - Medical Published: Oct 20, 2015

    Allogeneic Mesenchymal Stem Cells with or without Platelet Rich Plasma in the Treatment of Medial Collateral Ligament Injury in Rats: An Experimental Laboratory Study

    MCLs of 20 females Sprague rats were bilaterally transected and treated with either saline (controls) or 1 of 3 treatment groups; (1) allogeneic MSCs (105 cells), (2) PRP and (3) allogeneic MSCs & PRP. In addition, five rats were used for the Sham group (surgery + no ligament injury). Rats…

    -Danica D. Vance, Rosemeire M. Kanashiro-Takeuchi, David Ajibade, Lauro Takeuchi, Erika B. Rangel, Ka

  • Research article - Medical Published: Nov 10, 2015

    ACE D and Prothrombin 20210a Variants Interact in Increasing Unexplained Early and Recurrent Early Pregnancy-Loss Risk

    Four hundred and fifty women with history of fetal loss (305 with early and 145 late events) and 300 healthy women were genotyped for inherited thrombophilia and ACE, AGTR1, AGT, eNOS genes polymorphisms. Inherited thrombophilia and ACED allele were significantly and independently associated with fetal loss and interact in increasing…

    -Romagnuolo I, Sticchi E, Rogolino A, Alessandrello Liotta A, Cellai AP, Abbate R and Fatini C

  • Editorial - Medical Published: Oct 27, 2015

    Reconstructive Surgery and its Therapeutic Effects in Otolaryngology

    corticosteroids therapy can be applied to patients with tinnitus associated with sudden hearing loss. Tinnitus is one of the common disorders affecting the quality of life in daily lives. Approximately, individuals of 50 millions in the USA and 70 millions in the European Union have experienced tinnitus, which corresponds to…

    -Chul-Hee Choi and Afshin Teymoortash