News

Apr 19, 2019

A new UCLA research suggests that one can save costs for patients and resources of hospitals by eliminating unnecessary procedures before cataract surgery. The researchers added when the doctors did not opt for chest X-rays, electrocardiograms and other preoperative procedures with no significant relation with Cataract surgery- the amount of money saved added up to $67,241 over a period of three years at a medical centre. 

Apr 19, 2019

Practicing ADA member dentists recently reported which clinical interventions they believe require adjunct antimicrobial treatment, their preferred antibiotic to use in immunocompetent adults, and more. These dentists, from the ADA Clinical Evaluators (ACE) Panel, note that the key to successfully managing an infection of endodontic origin is proper root canal debridement accompanied by disinfection and abscess drainage when swelling is present.

Apr 19, 2019

The first fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) kinase inhibitor, erdafitinib, was approved by the FDA  for adults with locally advanced bladder cancer with a FGFR3 mutation or FGFR2 fusion who have progressed despite platinum-based chemotherapy.

Journal Abstracts

Apr 19, 2019

This multicenter retrospective study is to describe the various presentations and identify predictive factors of death in patients with Calciphylaxis (CPX). Cerium nitrate may lead to vascular decalcification and chelation of reactive oxygen species, and prevent infection. Cerium nitrate-silver sulfadiazine was associated with better outcomes and should be tested in a prospective comparative trial in CPX patients.

Apr 19, 2019

A prospective, longitudinal, descriptive study was conducted from January 2016 to January 2018 to detect nerve dysfunction after hip arthroscopy. A total of 110 patients were included.  Twenty-four hours after surgery, 62.7% reported symptoms of abnormal sensation at least in one area. Nerve dysfunction after HA was more common than has been reported in the literature within large populations. Traction time was a significant factor in the development of perineal nerve dysfunction.

Apr 19, 2019

Here Bronte, et al. retrospectively analyzed ER, PgR, and AR expression on a case series of 159 specimens of primary BC samples by using immunohistochemistry and 89 patients of these had luminal tumors for which AR and ER expression and survival data were available. For twenty-four patients both primary and metastatic tumors were available.  In conclusion, these findings indicate that a prospective study is needed to better clarify the role of AR/ER ratio in different BC settings (i.e., adjuvant and metastatic). The relation between AR and PgR has to be better understood even if our findings suggest that a high AR/PgR ratio in luminal tumors is prognostically unfavorable and could be used as an additional risk-stratification marker. 

Recent Articles

Apr 22, 2019

Boston Children’s Hospital is conducting a Randomized trial in 66 participants in order to evaluate testicular outcomes after a single stage versus a two-stage surgical procedure to fix an undescended, one-sided testicle located in the abdomen. 

Apr 22, 2019

Boston Children’s Hospital is conducting a Randomized trial in 66 participants in order to evaluate testicular outcomes after a single stage versus a two-stage surgical procedure to fix an undescended, one-sided testicle located in the abdomen. 

Apr 22, 2019

Duke University is conducting a Single Group Assignment trial in 250 participants to assess the healthcare-related quality of life (HRQOL), the impact of risk of liver transplant and risk of malignancy on HRQOL, and the complementary and alternative medicine use in patients with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. 

Clinical Research

Apr 22, 2019

Janssen Research & Development, LLC is conducting a Randomized Trial in 72 participants in order to determine the effect of treatment with guselkumab in participants with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) on rectal/pouch polyp burden.

Apr 22, 2019

Yong-Mei Cha, Mayo Clinic is conducting an Observational study in 40 participants to understand if His bundle or parahisian pacing may normalize atrioventricular (AV) conduction with a narrow combination of the Q wave, R wave and S wave (QRS complex) in functional bundle branch block or conduction delay in patients with heart failure.

Apr 22, 2019

Boston Children’s Hospital is conducting a Randomized trial in 66 participants in order to evaluate testicular outcomes after a single stage versus a two-stage surgical procedure to fix an undescended, one-sided testicle located in the abdomen. 

Apr 22, 2019

Boston Children’s Hospital is conducting a Randomized trial in 66 participants in order to evaluate testicular outcomes after a single stage versus a two-stage surgical procedure to fix an undescended, one-sided testicle located in the abdomen. 

Apr 22, 2019

Duke University is conducting a Single Group Assignment trial in 250 participants to assess the healthcare-related quality of life (HRQOL), the impact of risk of liver transplant and risk of malignancy on HRQOL, and the complementary and alternative medicine use in patients with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. 

Apr 22, 2019

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is conducting an Observational study in 30 participants to evaluate bone mineral density in childhood cancer survivors who have a history of bone fracture. 

Apr 22, 2019

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is conducting an Observational study in 30 participants to evaluate bone mineral density in childhood cancer survivors who have a history of bone fracture. 

Publications

Apr 19, 2019

The 4th edition of Mosby's Dental Dictionary, releasing in May 2019, is a must-have, pocket-sized reference covering all areas of dentistry that's useful for both students and practitioners. It defines more than 10,000 terms on dynamic areas of dentistry, including materials, imaging, surgery, orthodontics, pain control, etc.

Apr 19, 2019

This book is the collection of papers and presentations in Congress of East Asia Society of Endourology. Recognized experts in the field of endourology have contributed to share their experiences and opinions in this new publication by Springer.

Apr 19, 2019

The American Psychiatric Publishing has released the 5th edition of the Textbook Of Geriatric Psychiatry. It is edited by experts in the field like David C. Steffens, Dan G. Blazer, and Mugdha E. Thakur.

Apr 19, 2019

This new book edited by Drs. Rebecca S. Sippel and David F. Schneider discusses topics like evaluation of thyroid nodules; decision making in indeterminate thyroid nodules and the role of molecular testing; extent of thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer; management of nodal disease in thyroid cancer; the role of surgery in inflammatory conditions of the thyroid, diagnosis and evaluation of primary hyperparathyroidism, etc. 

Apr 19, 2019

Nerve Blockade and Interventional Therapy provides physicians with extensive technical information on pain management. It covers topics ranging from established treatment to current discussions.

Apr 17, 2019

Pediatric Diabetes is the leading vehicle for international dissemination of research and practice relating to diabetes in youth. It publishes articles on epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, management, complications and prevention of diabetes in childhood and adolescence. The current issue consists of articles on Children with Type-1 Diabetes, glucose monitoring methods of continuous glucose monitoring etc. 

Apr 17, 2019

Cardiology in the Young is devoted to cardiovascular issues affecting the young, and the older patient suffering the sequels of congenital heart disease, or other cardiac diseases acquired in childhood. The journal serves the interests of all professionals concerned with these topics. 

Videos

Apr 20, 2019

UCLA urologist- Dr. Robert Reiter, MD, gives an overview of genomic testing options to evaluate the genetic make-up of the tumor and predict the aggressiveness of your prostate cancer.

Apr 20, 2019

Dr. Mohammad Jahanzeb, MD, professor of clinical medicine, Hematology/Oncology, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, discusses immunotherapy in the treatment of elderly patients with non–small cell lung cancer.

Apr 20, 2019

 

Patients with bilateral anterior circulation aneurysms present a management challenge. These lesions may be treated in a staged manner or alternatively, for select patients, a contralateral approach may be utilized to treat bilateral aneurysms with a single surgery. In this narrated video illustration, the authors present the case of a 57-year-old woman with incidentally discovered bilateral aneurysms (left middle cerebral artery (MCA), left anterior choroidal artery and right MCA). A contralateral approach through a left pterional craniotomy was performed for microsurgical clipping of all three aneurysms. The techniques of pterional craniotomy, contralateral approach, microsurgical clipping, and intraoperative angiography are reviewed.

Apr 19, 2019

Dentagama publishes a video demonstrating the procedure of labial frenectomy. It is a surgical dental procedure of removing the labial frenulum with a scalpel or dental laser. The upper lip frenulum can cause teeth shifting after orthodontic treatment and speech disorders in children.

Case Studies

Apr 19, 2019

A 14-year-old adolescent with short stature and delayed puberty, was admitted in a Paediatric Endocrinology outpatient clinic. His familial target height was on percentile 3–10.  After a careful investigation, he was found to have a 45,X/46,X,idic(Y)(p11.32) mosaicism. 

Apr 19, 2019

A 38-year-old with sickle cell disease-associated Pulmonary hypertension and acute chest syndrome was successfully managed with inhaled and oral pulmonary vasodilators in the setting of persistent elevations in pulmonary vascular resistance leading to acute RV failure and cardiogenic shock. 

Apr 19, 2019

A 35-year-old patient was admitted to endocrinology outpatient department with complaint of pain in the neck. Physical examination revealed 2 cm nodule on the thyroid right lobe. Serum thyroid hormone levels were within normal range. Ultrasonography revealed a 23x15 mm hypoechoic nodule with micro calcifications and cystic areas on the right lobe. 

Apr 19, 2019

 A 63-year-old male with severe iron deficiency anemia on biweekly intravenous iron infusions and weekly packed red blood cell transfusions presented with melena over several months. Upper endoscopy demonstrated a clean-based gastric body ulcer and nonbleeding gastric varices. Histology of the gastric ulcer was suggestive of iron-induced gastric mucosal injury.