News

May 18, 2019

Lancet Psychiatry reports a multicenter study which finds that risk of developing psychosis increases threefold with daily use of cannabis and nearly fivefold when the cannabis has delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentrations greater than 10%.

May 18, 2019

The EXTEND study results indicate that treating ischemic stroke patients even 4.5 to 9 hours post-stroke can help preserve the functional capabilities of patients, provided they still have salvageable brain tissue.

May 18, 2019

Stephen J. Freedland, MD, of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, and colleagues found that men undergoing radical prostatectomy (RP) for prostate cancer are more likely to develop the castration-resistant and metastatic disease if they have diabetes.

Journal Abstracts

May 21, 2019

Geoffrey L. Heyer et.al. conducted a study to understand how patients with psychogenic nonsyncopal collapse (PNSC) perceive and communicate the prodromal symptoms associated with their attacks by comparing narratives between patients with PNSC and those with syncope. The researchers concluded that symptom narratives are of great help in  distinguish patients with PNSC from those with real syncope. 

May 21, 2019

Thornton P et.al. conducted a study to compare the rates of serious adverse events in the different types of hyperinsulinism. The researchers concluded that rate of serious adverse events was significantly higher  newborns with perinatal stress hyperinsulinism as compared to babies with  genetic forms of hyperinsulinism. 

May 21, 2019

A large number of studies studies have identified >240 loci that confer risk of IBD however inspite of this, the findings and mechanism remains unclear. Terrence S. Furey et.al. have summarized adult and paediatric patients who have identified with different sub types of IBD which have also been associated with distinct clinical phenotypes. 

Recent Articles

May 21, 2019

Thornton P et.al. conducted a study to compare the rates of serious adverse events in the different types of hyperinsulinism. The researchers concluded that rate of serious adverse events was significantly higher  newborns with perinatal stress hyperinsulinism as compared to babies with  genetic forms of hyperinsulinism. 

May 21, 2019

A large number of studies studies have identified >240 loci that confer risk of IBD however inspite of this, the findings and mechanism remains unclear. Terrence S. Furey et.al. have summarized adult and paediatric patients who have identified with different sub types of IBD which have also been associated with distinct clinical phenotypes. 

May 20, 2019

A 30-year-old woman presented with left eye pain and photophobia for over eight weeks. A hair was found to be embedded obliquely within the corneal stroma with overlying reepithelialization. The foreign body had been quiescent for over four years prior to any ocular symptoms. Successful removal of the hair was performed using local anesthetic, jeweler's forceps, a microblade, and a thirty-gauge needle with good visual outcome. We report an interesting case of an acute exacerbation of a previously quiescent, chronic corneal foreign body secondary to what we presume to be human hair following trauma, with only three other cases in the English literature.

Clinical Research

May 20, 2019

Maastricht University Medical Center is conducting an Interventional trial in about 65 participants in order to develop methods for reconstructing electrical heart activity non-invasively, and to use these methods to investigate cardiac rhythm disorders to answer clinical and scientific questions.

May 20, 2019

Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Dijon is conducting an Observational study in 2000 participants in order to improve the knowledge of the MEN1 mainly in describing its evolution over time globally and according to the initial presentation, genotype-phenotype correlations and heritability of the disease, real life management of patients and its impact on cure and survival for each type of MEN1-related tumor and impact on the patients' daily lives, their perception of the disease and their satisfaction with their care. 

May 20, 2019

Tanta University is conducting an Interventional trial in 100 participants in order to utilize Dexmedetomidine as a Sedative Agent for Patients Presented for Lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 

May 20, 2019

Tanta University is conducting an Interventional trial in 100 participants in order to utilize Dexmedetomidine as a Sedative Agent for Patients Presented for Lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 

May 20, 2019

Stanford University is conducting an Interventional in 20 participants in order to evaluate the detection of cardiac sarcoidosis or inflammation using 18F-FSPG PET/MRI. PET/MRI scans will be performed with a whole-body PET/MR imaging system capable of simultaneous PET and MR imaging. 

May 20, 2019

Advanced Diabetes Conference is scheduled to be conducted between 21 Jun 2019 - 22 Jun 2019 in Dubai. This conference will provide cutting-edge interactive sessions focused around the latest clinical practice, as well as treatment and management challenges of diabetes. 

May 17, 2019

The goal of the study is to understand the mechanisms by which intermittent hypoxia enhances motor function and spinal plasticity (ability of the nervous system to strengthen neural pathways based on new experiences) following spinal cord injury (SCI). Accumulating evidence suggests that repeatedly breathing low oxygen levels for brief periods (termed intermittent hypoxia) is a safe and effective treatment strategy to promote meaningful functional recovery in persons with chronic spinal cord injury. Repetitive exposure to mild hypoxia triggers a cascade of events in the spinal cord, including new protein synthesis and increased sensitivity in the circuitry necessary for breathing and walking. Recently, the investigators demonstrated that daily (5 consecutive days of) intermittent hypoxia stimulated walking enhancement in persons with chronic spinal cord injury.


 

Publications

May 17, 2019

Neurodegenerative Diseases and Disorders is an online journal which facilitates the new interventions and discoveries in neurodegenerative diseases and disorders. It covers all areas of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, and related neurological and psychiatric disorders.

Neurodegenerative Diseases and Disorders is a bimonthly journal and accepts high-quality papers in the form of either short reports or articles from a broad spectrum of scientific research areas ranging from molecular and cell biology to neuroscience, pharmacology, genetics, and clinical sciences.

Journal of Neurodegenerative Diseases and Disorders is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles, review articles, and clinical studies related to all aspects of neurodegenerative diseases.

May 17, 2019

International Journal of Retina and Vitreous focuses on the ophthalmic subspecialty of vitreoretinal disorders. The journal presents original articles on new approaches to diagnosis, outcomes of clinical trials, innovations in pharmacological therapy and surgical techniques, as well as basic science advances that impact clinical practice. Topical areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Imaging of the retina, choroid and vitreous
  • Innovations in optical coherence tomography (OCT)
  • Small-gauge vitrectomy, retinal detachment, chromovitrectomy
  • Electroretinography (ERG), microperimetry, other functional tests
  • Intraocular tumors
  • Retinal pharmacotherapy & drug delivery
  • Diabetic retinopathy & other vascular diseases
  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) & other macular entities
May 17, 2019

The Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology (JPOG) as founded in 1982 in order to provide a scientific forum for obstetricians, gynecologists, psychiatrists and psychologists, academic health professionals as well as for all those who are interested in the psychosocial and psychosomatic aspects of women’s health. Another of its aims is to stimulate obstetricians and gynecologists to pay more attention to this very important facet of their profession. JPOG is published on behalf of the International Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISPOG) and brings together information in the field of psychosomatic medicine related to obstetrics and gynecology.

May 17, 2019

Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology (JDST) is a bi-monthly, peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Diabetes Technology Society (DTS). JDST covers scientific and clinical aspects of diabetes technology, the development and use of mobile applications and wireless communication, as well as bioengineered tools. Articles cover both basic research and clinical applications of technologies being developed to help people with diabetes.

May 17, 2019

Reviews in Clinical Gerontology brings together specially commissioned international reviews on recent developments in geriatric medicine (including rehabilitation, nursing care and psychiatry of old age) and in biological, psychological and social gerontology. There is systematic coverage of the literature on a cyclical basis. All the major topics of interest are reviewed during the course of a five-year cycle. The issues build into a valuable source of reference for everyone working with elderly people.

May 15, 2019

Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care devotes each issue to a timely and practical topic in pediatric medicine, presented by leading authorities in the field. The journal offers readers easily accessible information that enhances professional experience and is pertinent to daily pediatric practice. 

May 15, 2019

Basic Research in Cardiology is an international journal for cardiovascular research. It provides a forum for original and review articles related to experimental cardiology that meet its stringent scientific standards. Thus, it comprises all aspects related to the physiology and pathology of the structure and function of the heart and the cardiovascular system, including their regulation by neuronal and humoral mechanisms. 

Videos

May 19, 2019

Stanford University's Victor G. Carrion, MD, discusses the neuroscience of pediatric trauma and the use of the cue-centered therapy approach for youth with post-traumatic symptoms. The cue-centered therapy is an evidence-based treatment program designed to treat children with repeated trauma exposure.

May 19, 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 laser ablation for epilepsy.

May 19, 2019

Dr. Papazian Laurent from France talks about how ultrasound imaging helps in monitoring lung aeration, collapse and decollapse in patients in the intensive care units of hospitals and how to use it accurately to monitor the above.

May 19, 2019

Prof. Christian Gratzke elaborates what the significance of medical treatment today is and talks about the most promising developments in lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) which arise as a result of benign prostatic enlargement (BPE).

Case Studies

Aug 05, 2019

This is a case of a 58 years old man with severe mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP) who presented with onychomadesis. He presented with 2 years history of recurrent painful mouth sores and cutaneous blisters on his extremities and genital area. The patient was initially treated with 1 mg/kg of prednisone which resulted in rapid control of his symptoms but when the dose was tapered to 0.5 mg/kg the patient showed signs of disease recurrence. 2 g/kg/cycle of intravenous immunoglobulin therapy IVIG was added. The patient received three cycles on a monthly interval and showed remarkable improvement.

May 20, 2019

A 30-year-old woman presented with left eye pain and photophobia for over eight weeks. A hair was found to be embedded obliquely within the corneal stroma with overlying reepithelialization. The foreign body had been quiescent for over four years prior to any ocular symptoms. Successful removal of the hair was performed using local anesthetic, jeweler's forceps, a microblade, and a thirty-gauge needle with good visual outcome. We report an interesting case of an acute exacerbation of a previously quiescent, chronic corneal foreign body secondary to what we presume to be human hair following trauma, with only three other cases in the English literature.

May 20, 2019

Severe vitamin B12 deficiency may present with hematologic abnormalities that mimic thrombotic microangiopathy disorders such as hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelet count (HELLP) syndrome. Shravya Govindappagari et al report a patient diagnosed with severe vitamin B12 deficiency, following termination of pregnancy for suspected preeclampsia and HELLP syndrome at 21 weeks' gestation. When hemolysis and thrombocytopenia persisted after delivery, testing was performed to rule out other etiologies of thrombotic microangiopathy, including atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, and vitamin B12 deficiency. This work-up revealed undetectable vitamin B12 levels and the presence of intrinsic factor antibodies, consistent with pernicious anemia. Parenteral B12 supplementation was initiated, with subsequent improvement in hematologic parameters. This case emphasizes the importance of screening for B12 deficiency in pregnancy, especially in at-risk women with unexplained anemia or thrombocytopenia. Moreover, providers should consider B12 deficiency and pernicious anemia in the differential diagnosis of pregnancy-associated thrombotic microangiopathy.

May 20, 2019

A. Gravos et al present a case of a 65-year-old Greek woman with Guillain-Barré syndrome who developed cardiomyopathy shortly after admission to the intensive care unit due to respiratory deterioration. Her estimated left ventricular ejection fraction upon admission was 20%. The result of coronary angiography was negative for coronary artery disease, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging excluded myocarditis. Her clinical condition improved with supportive therapy, and her estimated left ventricular ejection fraction at discharge was normal.