To identify factors influencing the survival of confirmed gastric dilatation volvulus (GDV) cases presented to a specialist referral and emergency hospital.
Clinical records of confirmed GDV cases admitted to two specialist referral and emergency centres in Sydney (Animal Referral Hospital (ARH) Homebush and ARH Baulkham Hills) between July 1999 and July 2019 were searched.
Background and Aims
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) risk in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) substantially decreased in the era of potent antiviral therapy. We developed an optimized HCC risk prediction model for CHB with well‐controlled viremia by nucelos(t)ide analogs (NUCs).
We analysed those who achieved virological response (VR; serum HBV‐DNA < 2000 IU/mL on two consecutive assessments)...
One in three patients with Crohn’s disease will develop a perianal fistula, but only a few achieve long‐term healing. Treatment is both medical and surgical. Since there is no ‘best’ surgical procedure, patient preference is important in selecting the appropriate treatment for this condition. The aim of this study was to investigate the informational and decisional preferences of patients when...
This study aimed to determine the impact of preoperative exposure to intravenous contrast for CT and the risk of developing postoperative acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients undergoing major gastrointestinal surgery.
This prospective, multicentre cohort study included adults undergoing gastrointestinal resection, stoma reversal or liver resection. Both elective and emergency...
To explore the relationship between spiritual climate and transformational leadership, and examine their impact on nurses perceived emotional exhaustion and intentions to quit.
Transformational leadership is known to have a significant positive effect on work environment and job satisfaction. Additionally, promoting spiritual climate amongst staff can benefit workers by increasing...
Morphology of antennal sensilla and their distribution were investigated in male and female adults of the parasitoid fly Gymnosoma rotundatum (Diptera: Tachinidae) using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The overall length and shape were not different between males and females from each other. Three basic types of sensilla (sensilla basiconica, s. chaetica, and s. coeloconica) were identified from...
Obinutuzumab is thought to exert its effects through its high antibody‐dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC) via glyco‐engineering of the Fc region. In addition, obinutuzumab causes direct binding‐induced cell death (DCD) only by specifically binding to its target CD20, a Ca2+ channel. However, the specific features of CD20 related to obinutuzumab binding‐induction of cell death are not clearly understood...
The aim of this study was to establish rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM®) baseline parameters in labouring women at term gestation. The secondary aim was to compare these reference ranges with those from previous studies on labouring women and from the manufacturer.
A prospective, observational study.
Tertiary referral hospital.
Healthy women in labour...
Information on the optimal conditions to promote the germination of Lamprocapnos spectabilis (L.) Fukuhara seeds is limited; consequently, this study was conducted to establish the requirements to break seed dormancy and promote germination.
The selected seeds had morphophysiological dormancy and had not begun embryo development. To study the dormancy breaking and embryo development processes,...
This study evaluated the incidence, patterns and risk factors for recurrence after hemithyroidectomy in patients with low‐ and intermediate‐risk papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), and verified the predictive role of the risk staging systems in current use.
The clinicopathological characteristics and risk categories were analysed according to recurrence in patients who underwent...
Interaction between programmed death‐1 ligand (PD‐L1) and its receptor programmed death 1 (PD‐1) on T cells inactivates antitumour immune responses. PD‐L1 expression has been associated with poor prognosis in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and predicts adverse outcome. This study was designed to evaluate the impact of PD‐L1 expression and the immune microenvironment on the clinical outcome in Xp11...
We aimed to evaluate the oncological impact of hypothyroidism and levothyroxine (LT) supplementation after hemithyroidectomy in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC).
We retrospectively examined 401 patients who underwent hemithyroidectomy for classic PTC and who were postoperatively followed‐up with ≥3 thyroid function measurements for ≥24 months.
There exist several treatment planning and clinical challenges when treating over‐retained primary teeth with dental implants—especially in the esthetic zone where the existing hard and soft tissue positions are not in harmony with adjacent dentition and do not serve as reliable landmarks for implant placement and restoration. In this report, we highlight some of the key aspects for achieving...
Long‐term efficacy of treatment with varicocele embolization is poorly documented from the patient’s perspective. This study assessed patients’ perceived changes in pain scores pre‐ and post‐testicular vein embolization. In addition, the effect of testicular vein embolization on quality of life (QoL) parameters was assessed.
All patients treated with embolization for varicocele‐related...
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