Roche’s Tecentriq immunotherapy mixed with the older cancer drug Avastin lifted both overall survival and progression-free survival in people with liver cancer that cannot be surgically removed, the Swiss drugmaker said.
This cross-sectional study has assessed the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of cervical cancer and screening amongst female healthcare professionals at King Fahad Medical City (KFMC), Saudi Arabia. The study population showed poor knowledge of cervical cancer as a disease. The participants had a fair knowledge of Pap smear testing, but only a quarter of the cohort had undergone testing themselves. This study highlights the need for formal educational programs for the healthcare workers at KFMC specifically to improve their knowledge regarding the risk factors and early signs and symptoms of cervical cancer.
The 46th Annual Williamsburg Conference on Heart Diseases is scheduled to be conducted between December 8-10, 2019 in Williamsburg. This conference will provide both the physiologic and structural bases explanations for cardiac dysfunction and ischemia, and highlight therapeutic means to reverse or slow down pathological progression.
In a study using non-invasive tape strips in young children with eczema (or atopic dermatitis), researchers found many molecular signs of immune dysfunction and skin changes that relate to disease activity. These signs (or biomarkers) were present even before eczema was visible and can be used to track disease activity over time. This study was the most comprehensive to date to demonstrate that tape strips can be used in infants and young children instead of painful biopsies to assess early-onset atopic dermatitis on the molecular level
The 5th NY Masters Course in Comprehensive Endocrine Surgery is scheduled to be conducted between December 12-13, 2019 in New York. This course will provide insight regarding current trends in endocrine surgery, controversies, new technologies, innovations and “scarless” endoscopic surgical techniques will be emphasized.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases is conducting an Observational study in 99999999 in order to to evaluate, investigate, and follow-up patients suffering from acute and chronic liver disease. The study will focus on understanding diseases affecting the liver.
Indiana University is conducting an Interventional study in 50 participants in order to quantify the relationship between Y-90 liver therapy and liver damage as very little is known on this subject and present assumptions and calculations of Y-90 administration are based on surgical lobar hepatectomies and external radiation beam therapies.
China Medical University Hospital is conducting an Interventional trial in 180 participants in order to assess and compare the efficacy of the mixture L acidophilus, B longum and B. bifidum group, Lactobacillus reuteri or placebo group used for the treatment of infantile colic.
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A patient returns after having had a crown and filling done 4 days ago that's exquisitely sensitive. Dr. Nick diagnosed (via a process of exclusion coupled with computerized bite analysis) that his slightly altered bite caused a phenomenon known as Frictional Dental Hypersensitivity (FDH).
Seth P. Lerner, MD, Professor of Urology at Baylor College of Medicine, reviews the results of the Optimized DeLivery of Mitomycin for Primary UTUC Study (OLYMPUS) trial, of which he was the principal investigator. He discusses the difficulty of managing UTUC, the function of UGN-101, and the dramatic results in patient outcomes from this trial.
The second half of a talk by UCSF Psychiatry chair Matthew W. State, MD, PhD, on the importance of de novo mutations for gene discovery in autism and the rationale for genomic testing in individuals presenting with autism spectrum disorder.
UCLA endocrine surgeons Michael Yeh, MD, and Masha Livhits, MD give an overview of molecular approaches to diagnosing thyroid cancer, including molecular markets that can be a helpful tool, particularly for indeterminate thyroid nodules.
A clinical case of an adult patient with a skeletal Class I and clinically deep gingival recession in the mandibular left central incisor. A preadjusted appliance with slot was placed in both arches. Rectangular arches were used, with the addition of root lingual torque, specifically in the left lower central incisor. Class II and vertical intermaxillary elastics were used throughout the active treatment to obtain intercuspation of the posterior teeth. The orthodontic movement with the application of a localized biomechanics system of forces into the mandibular left central incisor delivered good dental and functional occlusion and, mainly, gingival and periodontal health.
This is a a case of thoracic spinal Atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors in a three-year-old boy who presented with a ten-day history of back pain and progressive weakness of the lower extremities and an inability to walk. The tumor showed characteristic aggressive progression until managed with intensive multimodal therapy to achieve durable long-term remission.
A 43-year-old man in 2014 was diagnosed with oral squamous cell carcinoma involving the tongue. He underwent extensive surgery that involved right tongue cancer resection and reconstruction with a free flap graft from his right forearm. He then was started on chemotherapy and radiation. A biopsy of the mass revealed metastatic squamous cell carcinoma. He was deemed to not be a surgical candidate and continued on palliative chemotherapy.
A 50-year-old male with a history of hyperthyroidism, hypertension, and congestive heart failure presented to another hospital with fever and altered mentation. He was found to have pneumonia on imaging and was started on antibiotics. He developed shock complicated by atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular rate which was treated with amiodarone. The endocrinology team determined he was in thyroid storm. His medical treatment of thyroid storm was aggressively titrated to maximal therapy. But this was followed by transaminitis, respiratory failure requiring intubation, shock requiring vasopressor support, kidney failure requiring continuous renal replacement therapy, and heart failure.