Issue 2 Articles

Fenestration of the Main Pancreatic Duct. The First Description

Case Report

A 56 -year- old woman was admitted to oncology department for treatment of pancreatic cancer. In addition to resectable pancreatic head tumor spreading to the pancreatic neck preoperative CT revealed the bifurcation of the Main Pancreatic Duct (MPD) at the level of body and tail (Figure 1). Whipple procedure with the pancreatic

An Unusual Cause of Abdominal Pain: Valentino’s Syndrome. A Case Report

Case Report

Valentino’s syndrome is a rare entity that can mimic an acute appendicitis caused by the presence of a peptic ulcer which perforated appendicitis causes reactive drainage. Present a case 52- year-old male with clinical symptoms, radiographic and ultrasonographic data appendicitis, which is subjec- ted to laparotomy finding chemical periappendicitis attended by sliding FID turbid liquid in right paracolic, Morrison and

The Effect of Long-Term Human Albumin Administration on the Mortality of Adult Patients with De Compensated Liver Cirrhosis: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review

Research Article

Liver disease accounts for approximately 2 million deaths per year worldwide, 1 million due to complications of cirrhosis. Mortality trends in cirrhosis have been increasing in the Phi- lippines; data from 1990 to 2010 showed that there has been an overall increase of mortality by 53.7%. One of the promising treatment options for patients with cirrhosis is the use of human albumin

High-Density Barium Swallow Protocol in Patients with Progressive, Solids-Only Dysphagia

Case Report

In this essay, we describe a technical protocol specifically developed to optimize the performance of barium swallows in patients with progressive dysphagia for solids only. We usually perform single-contrast, single-view, very high-density dynamic barium swallows in this kind of patients, in which a mechanical obstruction is highly likely

Mass Spectrometry Analysis Reveals Dynamic Changes of Protein Components in Lipid Rafts from Rat Liver after Partial Hepatectomy

Research Article

Lipid raft, as scaffolding platform for signal transduction, plays important role in the liver re- generation. But the lipid raft protein expression pattern during liver regeneration has been not reported. In this study, lipid raft proteins from the liver of 72 h post partial hepatectomy and sham-operated group were identified by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC- MS/MS) combined with label

Sedation versus Nonsedation among Critically-Ill Patients Re- ceiving Mechanical Ventilation: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review

Research Article

At present, sedation in patients on mechanical ventilator remains the standard of care. However, many trials have shown that sedation was associated with worse outcomes (i.e. more days on mechanical ventilation and higher mortality rates). We explored the use of nonse- dation protocols as compared to conventional

A Pilot Study Examining the Effect of Kelulut Honey in Dengue Infected Patients by Examining Clinical, Hemodynamic and Biochemical Parameters

Research Article

To examine the effects of low dose Kelulut honey administration in dengue patients on the outcome of clinical, haematological and hemodynamic parameters. 47 serological positive dengue patients (age 33+11 year) were included in this doubleblinded randomized control trial. Twenty-four patients were given low dose of Kelulut honey (0.2 mg/kg/day) for 3 days, while 23 patients

Stepwise Nursing Intervention for Hand-Foot Skin Reaction in Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma Patients Taking Sorafenib At Home: A Prospective Study

Research Article

The burden of therapy-related hand-foot skin reaction (HFSR) can reduce the benefit of treatment for patients. Evidence for the nursing management of sorafenib-related HFSR in nonclinical settings remains inadequate