Researchers performed a systemic study to calculate the proportion receiving systemic steroids within 7 days of the ARTI diagnosis along with its predictors. The researchers concluded that utility of systemic steroid in ARTI is common with a great geographical variability. It calls for an effective education program about this practice, which does not have a clear clinical net advantage.
Panagiota Drivelegka et.al. conducted a study to understand the association between the concentration of serum urate and subclinical atherosclerosis as per the coronary artery calcification score, common carotid intima-media thickness, carotid plaque score. The researchers concluded that biological effects of serum urate differ in men and women or more so it has a varying effect on different vascular beds or during the different stages of the atherosclerotic processes.
EMA after a new evidence based review mentioned that the use of Fosfomycin should only be limited when other antibiotic treatment is not available. The EMA explains in a statement that Fosfomycin-based antibiotics have been available since the 1960s, but their use has decreased in favor of other antibiotics.
A group of child development and social policy researchers wrote in the Lancet that parenting and teaching children during the COVID-19 pandemic may be difficult, but this time can also lead to creative opportunity. Parenting can support children's development, and parenting programs such as these can be used in contexts of poverty and stress, the researchers added. Their tips and content is being translated into 55 languages.
Recent literature has shown that despite being well prepared, many recently graduated family physicians do not provide the services they learned in residency. 97.15% of recently graduated family physicians feel that their residency adequately prepared them at least one of the reproductive health procedures but the number of family physicians that currently deliver those services substantially declines in practice.
Christopher G. Brennan-Jones et.al. identified specific strategies which have shown effectiveness in reducing workplace noise. These include implementation of stricter legislation and also stress upon the need for training in the proper use of earplugs and earmuffs so as to reduce noise exposure to safe levels.
Daniel G. Whitney et.al. conducted a study to determine prevalence of major noncommunicable diseases in young adults with pediatric-onset disabilities and compared it in adults without pediatric onset disabilities. The researchers found that young adults with pediatric onset disabilities showed an early onset of several noncommunicable diseases. They were contributors to global and national burden of disease and mortality.
This study investigates whether 1) Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) application using Super Floss can arrest and/or reverse initial interproximal caries on primary molars and 2) whether SDF applied with Super Floss is more effective in arresting or remineralizing initial interproximal lesion in comparison to SDF applied without Super Floss or fluoride varnish applied alone.
This highly respected and frequently cited journal is a prime source of information in the area of fetal and neonatal research. Original papers present research on all aspects of neonatology, fetal medicine and developmental biology. These papers encompass both basic science and clinical research including randomised trials, observational studies and epidemiology.
Promoting rational therapy within the discipline of cardiology, the American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs covers all aspects of the treatment of cardiovascular disorders, particularly the place in therapy of newer and established agents. Via a program of reviews and original clinical research articles, the journal addresses major issues relating to treatment of these disorders, including the pharmacology, efficacy and adverse effects of the major classes of drugs; information on newly developed drugs and drug classes.
Journal of Diabetes Investigation is the core diabetes journal from Asia; the official journal of the Asian Association for the Study of Diabetes. The journal publishes original research, country reports, commentaries, reviews, mini-reviews, case reports, letters, as well as editorials and news. The Journal of Diabetes Investigation includes aspects of prevention, treatment, as well as molecular aspects and pathophysiology.
Sasikumar Kilaikode et.al. presented a talk on Neuromuscular Disorders in children with a perspective of Pulmonology with an objective to discuss respiratory patholophysilogy of neuromuscular disease in children, outlining the monitoring of pulmonary features and discussing the management of chronic respiratory failure in children with neuro-muscular disorders in children.
In this video Houston Methodist Hospital, Dipan J. Shah, MD, interviews Paul M. Ridker, MD discussing his Grand Rounds Conference about "Inflammation and Atherosclerosis: Where have we been? Where are we going?" This talk was presented by Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center.
Kamal Bhsual presented a talk on Primary Hyperparathyroidism with an objective of understanding the etiology, pathophysiology, manifestations, investigations and the management. The speaker has also discussed about the cases of Normocalcemic Primary Hyperparathyroidism and the points to consider under such instances.
Dr. Patrick Kamath presented a talk on liver in cases of Cardiac diseases. The speaker has discussed in detail about its symptomatolgy, progression of symptoms, identification of diagnostic signs, recommended investigations and lastly current updates in the treatment strategies of the same.
Isabella Aquila et.al. describe a case of Sudden death due to Takayasu’s arteritis and how histopathology came in handy by revealing eosinophilia in the aortic wall, consistent with a vasculitis such as Takayasu’s arteritis as the autopsy only showed sclerosis of the thoracic aorta, abdominal aorta and coronary arteries.
Shuquan Zhao et.al. presented a case of a a 21-year-old woman diagnosed with “acute gastroenteritis” who expired 4 days later. Autopsy findings revealed an inflammatory polypous embolic located at 1.0 cm from the left anterior descending branch. To find the real cause of this embolus, virus detection was performed through RT-PCR, however the findings were negative.
During a craniotomy, hemostatic materials such as oxidized cellulose and cotton pads, commonly used to control bleeding, may cause a granulomatous reaction that may produce space-occupying mass lesions termed textiloma (or gossypiboma). Nicola Montemurro et al presents the case of a 46-year-old female who underwent a right frontotemporal craniotomy and surgical removal of an intraparenchymal cerebral hemorrhage. The patient developed a textiloma during the postoperative period that led to seizures.
Follicular lymphoma is an indolent non-Hodgkin lymphoma that is most prevalent among the elderly population. An 82-year-old female with refractory follicular lymphoma achieved a partial response with idelalisib treatment, Despite experiencing two incidences of the psoriasis-like rash during the treatment the patient was able to restart treatment successfully and maintain a continued partial response.