Do Preoperative Alpha Blockers Facilitate Ureteroscope Insertion at the Vesico-Ureteric Junction? An Answer from a Prospective Case-Controlled Study

Do Preoperative Alpha Blockers Facilitate Ureteroscope Insertion at the Vesico-Ureteric Junction? An Answer from a Prospective Case-Controlled Study

August 31, 2017 at 8:19 AM 0 comments

*Ashok Kumar Sokhal, Kawaljit Singh, Sunny Goel, Manoj Kumar, Bimalesh Purkait, Durgesh Kumar Sain, Ashok Kumar Gupta, Satyanarayan Sankhwar Department of Urology, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India *Correspondence to drashokkumarsokhal@gmail.com Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Acknowledgements: The authors acknowledge the co-operation of residentsRead More

Contemporary Evidence, Treatment Strategies, and Indications for Chronic Total Occlusion-Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Contemporary Evidence, Treatment Strategies, and Indications for Chronic Total Occlusion-Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

August 31, 2017 at 8:18 AM 0 comments

Deshan Weeraman,1 Nilanka N. Mannakkara,2 *Robert T. Gerber1,2 1. Department of Cardiology, Eastbourne District General Hospital, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, Eastbourne, UK 2. Department of Cardiology, Conquest Hospital, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, St Leonards-on-Sea, UK *Correspondence to r.gerber@nhs.net Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received:Read More

Fetal Pericardiocentesis

Fetal Pericardiocentesis

August 31, 2017 at 8:17 AM 0 comments

*Raquel Garcia Rodriguez, Raquel Garcia Delgado, Luciana Obreros Zegarra, Yonit Emergui Zhrizen, Marta Armas Roca, Margarita Castellano Medina, Jose Angel Garcia Hernandez Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Medicine Unit, Obstetrics and Gynecology Service, Hospital Universitario Materno Infantil de Canarias, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain *Correspondence to raquelgarciarod@gmail.com Disclosure: The authorsRead More

Inherited Bone Failure Syndromes, Focus on the Haematological Manifestations: A Review

Inherited Bone Failure Syndromes, Focus on the Haematological Manifestations: A Review

August 31, 2017 at 8:16 AM 0 comments

Jessica S. Foglesong,1 Sarah A. Bannon,2 *Courtney D. DiNardo3 1. Department of Pediatrics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA 2. Department of Clinical Cancer Genetics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA 3. Department of Leukemia, The University of Texas MDRead More

Non-Classic Myeloproliferative Neoplasms: Are We Really Aware of These Rare Diseases in Daily Practice?

Non-Classic Myeloproliferative Neoplasms: Are We Really Aware of These Rare Diseases in Daily Practice?

August 31, 2017 at 8:15 AM 0 comments

*Serdal Korkmaz Department of Hematology, Kayseri Training and Research Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey *Correspondence to baranserdalkorkmaz@gmail.com Disclosure: The author has declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 17.03.17 Accepted: 21.06.17 Citation: EMJ. 2017;2[3]:113-120. Abstract Chronic neutrophilic leukaemia (CNL), chronic eosinophilic leukaemia-not otherwise specified (CEL-NOS), and myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN), unclassifiable are rare clonalRead More

Novel Immunotherapy Agents for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia

Novel Immunotherapy Agents for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia

August 31, 2017 at 8:14 AM 0 comments

*David Pesántez,1 Adela Rodriguez,1 Aina Oliver-Caldés,2 Pablo Mozas,2 Jordi Esteve2-4 1. Medical Oncology Department, Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain 2. Hematology Department, Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain 3. Institut d’Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Spain 4. University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain *Correspondence to pesantez@clinic.cat Disclosure:Read More

A Theoretical View of Ovarian Cancer Relapse

A Theoretical View of Ovarian Cancer Relapse

August 31, 2017 at 8:13 AM 0 comments

*Gonzalo H. Giornelli, Pablo Mandó Genito Urinary Oncology Department, Instituto Alexander Fleming, Buenos Aires, Argentina *Correspondence to gongiorne@yahoo.com.ar Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Acknowledgements: The authors would like to thank Maria Liuisa Poljak for her assistance in bibliography searching. Received: 27.09.16 Accepted: 17.01.17 Citation: EMJ. 2017;2[3]:128-135.Read More

‘Vaginal Rejuvenation’ and the Regulation of New Technologies: Controls Are Still Lacking

‘Vaginal Rejuvenation’ and the Regulation of New Technologies: Controls Are Still Lacking

June 1, 2017 at 8:29 AM 0 comments

*Antonios Antoniou, Ahmed Yassin Sidra Medical and Research Center, Doha, Qatar *Correspondence to aantoniou@sidra.org Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 05.01.17 Accepted: 17.02.17 Citation: EMJ. 2017;2[2]:12-14.

Editor’s Pick: A Regenerative Biology View on Artificial Tissue Construction and Three-Dimensional Bioprinting: What May We Learn from Natural Regenerative Phenomena?

Editor’s Pick: A Regenerative Biology View on Artificial Tissue Construction and Three-Dimensional Bioprinting: What May We Learn from Natural Regenerative Phenomena?

June 1, 2017 at 8:28 AM 0 comments

The choice of editor’s pick for this edition comes courtesy of Henrik Lauridsen. A stimulating consideration of the nature of regeneration and the impact of humans’ low regenerative potential is given throughout this paper. The author provides some excellent examples from the natural world and, in discussing the current technologicalRead More

Efficacy of the Artificial Urinary Sphincter ZSI 375 for Treatment of Post-Radical Prostatectomy Incontinence in Patients with Intrinsic Sphincter Deficiency: A Preliminary Study

Efficacy of the Artificial Urinary Sphincter ZSI 375 for Treatment of Post-Radical Prostatectomy Incontinence in Patients with Intrinsic Sphincter Deficiency: A Preliminary Study

June 1, 2017 at 8:27 AM 0 comments

*Alejandro Carvajal Obando,1 Federico Gavira Gil,2 Álvaro Gutiérrez Martinez,3 Luis Fernando Echeverry Molina,4 Juan Carlos Castaño Botero5 1. Hospital Universitario San Vicente Fundación, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia 2. Hospital Pablo Tobón Uribe Calle, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia 3. Urobosque Centro Urologico, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia 4. Fundación SaluVite, Cali, Colombia 5. Clínica UniversitariaRead More