By Using sound vibrations and pulses of near-infrared light, a Rutgers University scientist has developed a new "virtual biopsy" device that can quickly determine a skin lesion's depth and potential malignancy without using a scalpel. The first-of-its-kind experimental procedure, called vibrational optical coherence tomography (VOCT), creates a 3-D map of the legion's width and depth under the skin with a tiny laser diode.
The study aimed to assess the status of vitamin D for patients with pityriasis alba. 44 patient diagnosed with pityriasis alba were enrolled and the second group of 44 controls was involved in our study. Serum levels of circulating 25 (OH) D were measured. Study findings conclude none of the cases had sufficient serum level; the level ranged between 8.1-27.3 ng/ml. The patients had lower circulating vitamin D levels than controls.
A hair-sized probe that can measure key indicators of tissue damage deep in the lung has been developed by scientists. A team of scientists developed the probe, which comprises an optical fiber about 0.2mm in diameter that holds 19 sensors. Each sensor can measure different indicators in tissues, such as acidity and oxygen levels, which provide important information on the body's reaction to disease processes.
The 'American Academy of Pediatrics 2019 National Conference' is scheduled to be conducted between October 25-29, 2019 in New Orleans, LA. The conferrence will cover various sessions and events that focus on disaster medicine.
The results of a pilot study suggest that electrostimulation of one of the nerves connecting the brain to the body (the vagus nerve), could provide a novel treatment approach for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. In this study, a novel miniaturized neurostimulator called a MicroRegulator was implanted into 14 patients with rheumatoid arthritis who had failed on at least two biologics or targeted oral therapies with different mechanisms of action. Patients were randomized to three groups who were either placebo, stimulated once daily, or stimulated four times a day for 12 weeks. At the end of the study, the patients who received once-daily stimulation were shown to have a better response than those on four-times-daily stimulation.
Alfasigma S.p.A. is conducting an Interventional study in 882 participants in order to evaluate the safety and efficacy of two different doses of a delayed release formulation of rifaximin, versus placebo, for the prevention of recurrence of acute diverticulitis and diverticular complications in patients with a recent episode of acute diverticulitis.
HaEmek Medical Center, Israel is conducting an Observational study in 7000 participants in order to to determine whether there is a need for preparative fasting prior to contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT)/
Shenzhen Geno-Immune Medical Institute is conducting a Phase I/II clinical trial of gene transfer for treating Beta-thalassemia using a self-inactivating lentiviral vector to functionally correct the defective gene(s) in 20 participants. The objectives are to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the gene transfer clinical protocol.
Annals of Surgical Oncology is one of the leading journals in Oncology and Surgery. Annals of Surgical Oncology is the official journal of the Society of Surgical Oncology. Annals benefits surgeons, oncologists, hematologists, radiologists, general practitioners, pathologists, researchers, academicians, and other clinical professionals interested in all aspects of the surgical treatment of cancer.
Current Dermatology Reports provides in-depth review articles contributed by international experts on the most significant developments in the field. By presenting clear, insightful, balanced reviews that emphasize recently published papers of major importance, the journal elucidates current and emerging approaches to the diagnosis, treatment, management, and prevention of dermatological conditions.
Academic Pediatrics, the official journal of the Academic Pediatric Association, is a peer-reviewed publication whose purpose is to strengthen the research and educational base of academic general pediatrics. The journal provides leadership in pediatric education, research, patient care and advocacy.
Watch UCLA gastroenterologist Dr. Lisa Lin, MD discuss the symptoms of acid reflux, how to test for it and the available treatment options.
Watch Dr. Itzhak Fried present "Laser Ablation for Epilepsy" at UCLA Neurosurgery Update 2019. UCLA Neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA presented its second annual comprehensive update on emerging diagnostic and treatment modalities for diseases of the brain and spine, drawing upon the department's world-class expertise in each sub-specialty.
Watch Dr. Harvey Fishman, MD, Ph.D. discuss the role of intense pulsed light therapy to treat OSD. Eradicating Demodex helps keep the ocular microbiome healthy.
This webinar presents the infection risks associated with different vascular access types. Discussion includes strategies and recommendations for successful catheter reduction to prevent bloodstream infections. It includes a presentation on “Incident Vascular Access and Risk of Bloodstream Infection Among New ESRD Patients Receiving Hemodialysis” followed by a conversation about achieving optimal vascular access for patient safety.
A 17-year-old boywas hospitalized with a history of recurrent abdominal pain, fever, and dark-colored urine. Laboratory tests revealed anemia, thrombocytopenia, and elevated inflammatory markers. Urinalysis was positive for protein and red blood cells, too many to be counted. Abdominal computed tomography showed a segment of the small bowel with wall thickening and signs of possible microperforation. Flow cytometry detected deficiency of CD59 leading to the diagnosis of Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria.
An 83-year-old male had been working as a coal miner and was diagnosed with silicosis at the age of 63. Because he had experienced repeated pericardial effusions, he was referred for a surgical pericardial biopsy to elucidate the cause of his repeated pericardial effusion and to perform pericardial fenestration. Thoracoscopic surgery was performed. The pericardium was resected, and a drain was placed in the left thoracic cavity. Histopathological examination revealed the pericardial degeneration due to silicosis, suggesting that pericarditis and pericardial effusion are related to silicosis.
A 73-year-old female patient with metastatic thyroid papillary carcinoma was treated with total thyroidectomy. The operation was followed by four radioiodine therapies over a period of 6 years. At 6 years she developed lung metastasis without radioiodine uptake, one solitary liver metastasis and one solitary right renal metastasis. One year after the first diagnosis of radioiodine resistant lung metastasis the lung metastasis showed progression according to RECIST criteria.
A 60-year-old female presented with constant severe epigastric pain associated with nausea, vomiting, and anorexia for one day. She had no past medical history of alcohol use or hypertriglyceridemia and was s/p cholecystectomy in the distant past. Symptoms had begun three days after starting metronidazole forClostridium difficile colitis. Lipase was > 396, and CT abdomen revealed peripancreatic fat stranding. She was diagnosed with AP, metronidazole was suspected to be responsible and hence stopped, and supportive management initiated. Her symptoms improved rapidly, and pancreatic enzymes normalized within 2 days.