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OPEN ACCESS NEWS

Watch out for our new journal "RBGO Gynecology and Obstetrics / Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia"! RBGO is a double-blinded peer-reviewed open access journal published monthly to obstetricians, gynecologists, and kindred professionals. It has the purpose of publishing original contributions on relevant themes about Gynecology and Obstetrics in all its fields such as primary care, high risk pregnancy, fetal medicine and many others multidisciplinary related areas. Open to Brazilian and international contributions, the journal accepts and publishes papers in English only.
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Featured Open Access Articles

Involvement of Suboccipital Muscles in Plasmacytoma of Occipital Bone (Brazilian Neurosurgery)

Aravinth Kumar Ashok, Mahendran Jolarpettai Venugopal, Jothikumar Sethuraman, Shankar Ranganathan

Suboccipital muscle involvement in a plasmacytoma of occipital bone is a rare clinical event. It leads to a dilemma of categorizing it into either Solitary plasmacytoma or extra medullary plasmacytoma. A working protocol is necessary to follow up these patients to detect their progression into multiple myeloma. Read more.

Evaluation of performance of the Omni mode for detecting video capsule endoscopy images: A multicenter randomized controlled trial (Endoscopy International Open)

Naoki Hosoe, Kenji Watanabe, Takako Miyazaki, Masaaki Shimatani, Takahiro Wakamatsu, Kazuichi Okazaki, Motohiro Esaki, Takayuki Matsumoto, Takayuki Abe, Takanori Kanai, Kazuo Ohtsuka, Mamoru Watanabe, Keiichi Ikeda, Hisao Tajiri, Naoki Ohmiya, Masanao Nakamura, Hidemi Goto, Tomoyuki Tsujikawa, Haruhiko Ogata

Olympus recently developed a new algorithm called Omni mode that discards redundant video capsule endoscopy (VCE) images. The current study aimed to demonstrate the non-inferiority of the Omni mode in terms of true positives (TPs) and the superiority of the Omni mode with regard to reading time against a control (ordinary ES-10 system). Read more.

Choledochocele: A Case Report and Discussion of Diagnosis Criteria (European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports)

Linlin Zhu, Zhibao Lv, Jiangbin Liu, Weijue Xu

A choledochocele is a cystic dilation of the distal common bile duct (CBD). It corresponds to a type 3 choledochal cyst in the classification by Todani et al[1] and is extremely rare.[2] The diagnosis is challenging and rarely made before surgery, as the presenting symptoms vary wildly and are nonspecific. Besides, the radiological findings of choledochocele and duodenal duplication cyst are very similar. We present a case of a 6-year-old girl with this rare disease entity. Read more.

Macroprolactin: the Role of Serial Measurement Throughout Pregnancy (Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes Reports)

M. Livingston, S. Nair, D. Radford, J. Kane, A. H. Heald

Prolactin circulates predominantly as a 23 kDa monomer, and a high molecular weight form largely consisting of a complex of prolactin and anti-prolactin IgG autoantibody called macroprolactin. The latter cross-reacts with conventional laboratory assays for prolactin. We here describe the use of serial macroprolactin measurement to assist in the management of a pregnant lady with pre-conception hyperprolactinaemia in whom a magnetic resonance imaging scan had not been performed.  Read more.

 

Neurogenic Fever after Acute Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: A Qualitative Systematic Review (Global Spine Journal)

Katherine E. Savage, Christina V. Oleson, Gregory D. Schroeder, Gursukhman S. Sidhu, Alexander R. Vaccaro

A systematic review of the literature was performed on thermodysregulation secondary to acute traumatic SCI in adult patients. A literature search was performed using PubMed (MEDLINE), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and Scopus. Using strict inclusion and exclusion criteria, seven relevant articles were obtained. Read more.

C5 Palsy in Cervical Decompression Surgeries: A Study in 390 Patients (Indian Journal of Neurosurgery)

Shankar Acharya, Nagendra Palukuri

11 patients who underwent cervical decompression surgeries from 2006 to 2015 in a single institute were reviewed. A postoperative decrease by ≥ 1 manual muscle testing grade in only C5 myotome (deltoid/biceps/both) is taken as positive. Demographic, radiological, surgical factors resulting in C5 palsy and time of onset, duration of symptoms, and degree of recovery were noted. Read more.

 

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