According to a new analysis by Navigant about 21% hospitals in the rural areas are at high risk of closing due to their total operating margin, days cash on hand, and debt-to-capitalization ratio. The graveness of the situation increases all the more as 64 percent of these hospitals are considered "highly essential to the health and economic well-being of their communities."
Trine Apostolaki‐Hansson et al compared 90-day survival and functional outcome following non-Vitamin K Antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOAC)-intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), the most serious adverse effect of treatment with oral anticoagulants, with vitamin-K antagonists (VKA)-ICH. On the basis of the modified Rankin Scale (mRS), the estimated functional results at 90 days were compared with the ICH associated with VKA and NOAC using a chi-squared test. Participants in the study were 2483 patients (300 with NOAC-ICH and 2183 with VKA-ICH). Increased age and reduced level of consciousness were factors predicting death. No significant difference in mortality and functional outcome at 90 days was observed between NOAC-ICH vs VKA-ICH in this large study on anticoagulant-associated ICH.
The 10th Euro Breast Cancer Summit (Euro Breast Cancer 2019) scheduled during March 20- 21, 2019 in Paris, France. The Euro Breast Cancer Summit is an international podium, which encourages the young researchers by felicitating them with the Young Researcher/ Young Scientist awards. It aims to expose current and future trends, new techniques, epidemiology’s among peers, speakers, learning space for young researchers, and workshops.
New Danish research suggests that -- for some women at least -- acupuncture might bring relief. Acupuncture for menopausal symptoms is a realistic option for women who cannot or do not wish to use [hormone therapy] to ease hot flashes, sleep issues or mood swings, said a team led by KammaSundgaardLund, from the department of public health at the University of Copenhagen.
The 9th International Conference on COPD and Lungs to be held during August 19-20, 2019 in Singapore. This conference will be organized around the theme "Every breath counts: Halt the rise of COPD". It provides a platform that helps authors to share their knowledge with a wider audience and sustains a rapid process for submissions resulting in high-quality publications. The aim to contribute towards reducing the inequity in publications from low- and middle-income countries.
National Institute of Mental Health is conducting an Observational study in about 250 participants with developmental delays or intellectual disabilities in adults between 12 and 21 years of age. They aim to develop a suicide risk screening tool for young adults.
Tasly Pharmaceuticals is conducting a Interventional in 765 participants to screen eligible stable angina patients by exercise tolerance test, the patients eligible for the study will receive one of the three double-blind treatments: high dose T89, low dose T89 or placebo, in a 1:1:1 ratio.
Uppsala University is conducting an Observational Study in 30 participants to determine how biology of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors change over time. The researchers will assess it through patient symptoms, biochemistry and Scans.
Endodontology at a Glance, authored by Alix Davies, Frederico Foschi, and Shanon Patel is a practical and colourful introductory guide,which covers all the essential topics (diagnosis, endodontic therapy, pain management and outcome of treatment) as well as the recent developments that comprise the field of endodontology. It will be released in May 2019.
This revived volume of Pathology of Bladder Cancer is offered to present in detail description of histologic characteristics of bladder cancer in humans and animals. Areas of recent research advances that may extend our knowledge of the pathobiology of bladder cancer are emphasized.
Gender is still a neglected field in psychopathology, and gender differences is often incorrectly used as a synonym of sex differences. This new book examines sex and gender differences in the causes and expression of medical conditions, including mental health disorders.
The talk focuses on explaining how an excessive focus on quality of evidence in the literature can mislead clinicians as to the value of nutritional therapy in the hospital setting, describing how strategies of nutritional therapy which support gut defenses and the intestinal microbiome are more likely to change clinical outcome.
Dr. Mahan Mathur from Yale Radiology discusses about current concepts of Conventional Radiography with respect to its diagnostic utility and updates in the field.
The U.S. judge on Friday threw out the state of Maryland’s bid to protect the healthcare law known as Obamacare. In a win for the US President Donald Trump, the judge said that Maryland had failed to show that the Trump administration is likely to terminate enforcement of the 2010 law. The judge said that the claim made by Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, “consists of little more than supposition and conjecture about President Trump’s possible actions."
Oluwayemisi Adesida from LSU Health Shreveport has discussed about poisoning in Pediatric patients with respect to physical exam, clinical recognition, presenting signs, common therapies, prevention of poisoning, drug abuse, and role of Pediatrician in poisoning control.
This is a case of a 31-year-old woman with a chondrosarcoma of the hyoid bone. The patient presented with a mass in the left submandibular region. Fine-needle aspiration cytology suggested chondroma, but further imaging investigation with CT revealed an exophytic tumor originating from the body of the hyoid bone. Histopathology of the surgical specimen confirmed the diagnosis of intermediate-grade chondrosarcoma.
This is a case of occult microscopic basal cell carcinoma arising in a lesion of seborrheic keratosis. There is a 0.8 × 0.7-cm well-defined, brown nodule on the right buttock. By IHC report, they diagnosed it as a basal cell carcinoma. So, this case indicates that the basal cell carcinoma could arise from seborrheic keratosis and might help to clarify the origin of basal cell carcinoma.
This case report presents a well-functioning revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA) who suffered a periprosthetic tibia fracture. Initial treatment with plating failed and the fracture had to be revised due to an infectious non-union with a multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis, and its eradication was complicated by septic loosening of the patient’s knee arthroplasty. After multiple revisions of the nonunion, a two-stage exchange arthroplasty with a partial replacement of the distal femur due to a bone defect was necessary.
A 64-year-old woman underwent spinal fusion surgery by the anterior and posterior approach for her scoliosis. She developed leg edema and right pleural effusion 2 months after the surgery. Laboratory findings showed decreased total protein and albumin levels in serum. The color of the thoracentesis sample was pinkish white, and the Triglyceride level in the pleural effusion was high. So, her leg edema was found to be associated with malnutrition and the pleural effusion was caused by chylothorax.