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Jan 21, 2019

There has been a fall-out over reimbursement rates, between Walmart and its pharmacy benefit manager network, CVS Caremark. This is just indicative of the power struggle taking place in the industry as players buy companies and combine for greater might. The company added that a very small proportion of people use Walmart exclusively to fill their prescriptions and thus this will not have an impact CVS Health's financial results this year. 

Jan 20, 2019

This is the first study to evaluate the efficacy of these drugs under inflammatory conditions relevant to cystic fibrosis (CF)  airways. This study shows that two cystic fibrosis (CF) drugs aimed at correcting the defected CFTR protein seem to be more effective when a patient’s airway is inflamed.

Jan 20, 2019

In this study, they evaluated a blood test for HPV-linked oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, which is a cancer of the back of the throat. The findings demonstrated the test could be an effective and less costly alternative for monitoring for cancer recurrence after radiation treatment.

Journal Abstracts

Jan 18, 2019

This is a retrospective analysis to evaluate with reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM)  atypical melanocytic lesions identified in dermoscopy, according to common RCM criteria for the differential diagnosis of BCC and to identify representative RCM parameters for superficial (sBCCs) and nonsuperficial (nsBCCs) BCCs. Results suggest RCM is able to diagnose BCCs mimicking melanoma at dermoscopy.

Jan 18, 2019

This is a retrospective study to see the etiology of pleural effusion in our tertiary care center over 1 year period. Tuberculosis is one of the common causes of exudative effusions along with parapneumonic effusions and malignancy. Pleural fluid ADA levels are highly sensitive with good specificity for the diagnosis of etiology of tubercular effusions.

 

Jan 13, 2019

Williams DM, et al. performed two-sample Mendelian randomization analyses to investigate if Alzheimer disease (AD) risk would be lower in individuals with lifelong, genetically predicted increases in concentrations of 4 circulating antioxidants that are modifiable by diet. No reduction in AD risk was suggested in relation to higher exposure to ascorbate, β-carotene, retinol, or urate. There was little evidence to imply that pleiotropy had biased results.

Recent Articles

Feb 21, 2019

Watch Dr. Kapil from the National Eye Institute explain the role of Retinal Pigment Epithelium in AMD patients. 

Jan 21, 2019

This is a case report of 75-year-old woman was evaluated for long standing right-sided nasal obstruction, dependent mouth breathing, clear rhinorrhea, congestion, and hyposmia. There is a past history of nonmelanotic skin cancers of the nose treated with radiation. After biopsy of nasal ass and double opinions by pathologist they diagnosed it as respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartomas (REAHs).

Jan 21, 2019

This s a 25-years-old male patient presented complaining of left middle finger swelling which was painless and progressive in size with no restriction of range of motion. Plain X-ray films of the left hand showed a heterogeneous lobulated soft tissue mass on the volar aspect of the middle finger which was confirmed by MRI scan. Surgery was performed by doing a left middle finger soft tissue excision and diagnosis of Macrodystrophia lipomatosa was confirmed by the histopathology report.

Case Studies

Jan 21, 2019

This is a case report of 75-year-old woman was evaluated for long standing right-sided nasal obstruction, dependent mouth breathing, clear rhinorrhea, congestion, and hyposmia. There is a past history of nonmelanotic skin cancers of the nose treated with radiation. After biopsy of nasal ass and double opinions by pathologist they diagnosed it as respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartomas (REAHs).

Jan 21, 2019

This s a 25-years-old male patient presented complaining of left middle finger swelling which was painless and progressive in size with no restriction of range of motion. Plain X-ray films of the left hand showed a heterogeneous lobulated soft tissue mass on the volar aspect of the middle finger which was confirmed by MRI scan. Surgery was performed by doing a left middle finger soft tissue excision and diagnosis of Macrodystrophia lipomatosa was confirmed by the histopathology report.

Jan 21, 2019

This is a case of a 71-year-old female smoker presented with stage IV EGFR-mutated lung adenocarcinoma. She was started on erlotinib at 150 mg/day. However, by 28 days, severe pruritus and acneiform skin rush due to erlotinib. After recovery, she was restarted on erlotinib at 100 mg/day. However, severe pruritus and skin rush developed again which was subsided by  aprepitant for two times.  So, there is need of flexible adjustment of the treatment schedule for aprepitant administration.

Jan 21, 2019

A 62-year-old female patient who suffered from a tetraparesis following a bilateral anterior cerebral artery territory infarction due to an occluded AACA was referred to the clinic for rehabilitation and developed a progredient spastic paraparesis, while the initial upper extremity paresis recovered almost fully as well as the initial dysarthria