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Excessive venipunctures are both time- and resource-consuming events, which cause anxiety, pain, and distress in patients, or can lead to severe harmful injuries. We propose a low-cost mobile health solution for subcutaneous vein detection using near-infrared spectroscopy, along with an assessment of the current state of the art in this field. The first(More)
BACKGROUND Recent reports have shown that patients with vascular tumour invasion who undergo concurrent vascular resection can achieve long-term survival rates equivalent to those without vascular involvement requiring pancreaticoduodenectomy alone. There is no consensus about which patients benefit from the portal-superior mesenteric vein resection and(More)
SUMMARY – Intraoperative transcranial Doppler monitoring of intracranial blood flow during carotid endarterectomy, surgical management of intracranial aneurysms and coronary artery bypass grafting is important because it enables recording of the flow in the middle cerebral artery in real time. An adequate blood flow through the middle cerebral artery during(More)
A 49-year-old man in hemorrhagic shock because of melena and hematemesis was referred from another hospital. On admission he was still normotensive (red cell count 2.08 × 106/μL, hemoglobin 61 g/L). He had no prior known medical condition and did not take any medication regularly. Emergency endoscopy revealed a large amount of fresh coagulated blood and(More)
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