News

Aug 22, 2019

Physicians need to consider geography, size, patient base and technology before buying or setting up a small practice. This is an important point as many small practitioners/ physicians lack strategies for running small businesses. A recent report suggests that even though with many large players and corporates in the game, there is still scope for independent practitioners to survive. Amongst them the most important things to consider include the selection of location, size of practice, patient base, general or speciality and equipments needed. 

Aug 21, 2019

According to a  research letter published in JAMA Pediatrics, that the legalization of marijuana may actually help to curb use among teenagers. Even though the research team wasn't able to pin down the precise mechanism for the decline in marijuana use, but they suggested that obtaining marijuana with legal license is more difficult than from drug dealers. 

Aug 21, 2019

A recent analysis suggests that a biomarker-based approach can be effective in identifying a gradient of risk among post-ACS patients who would most benefit from the addition of ezetimibe to statin therapy. The researchers reported that there was an independent association between elevated levels of each biomarker with greater risk for Cardiovascular death, Myocardial Infarction and stroke and Cardiovascular death and Heart Failure. 

 

Journal Abstracts

Aug 21, 2019

Ayaka Fujita et.al. conducted a study to investigate pediatrician awareness of and actual circumstances involved in bereavement care in Japan and concluded that Japanese pediatricians provided bereavement care to families who lost their children in a non‐systematic manner and it calls for improvement of the self‐care of health‐care professionals. 

Aug 21, 2019

 Katrine Hygum et.al. conducted a study to compare diurnal variation in bone turnover in patients with diabetes and controls and concluded that the diurnal variation in bone formation is attenuated in patients with type 2 diabetes and is not explained by changes in incretin hormone levels, but possibly mediated by sclerostin.

Aug 21, 2019

Kruger et.al. conducted a study to determine the impact of Clostridium difficile infections in cirrhosis by evaluating trends and outcomes of early readmission and mortality and concluded that  One-third of Clostridium difficile infections patients with cirrhosis were readmitted within 30-days and it was because of recurrence of infection. 

Recent Articles

Aug 22, 2019

General characteristics of cardiac amyloidosis can include unexplained heart failure, unexplained atrial fibrillation, and physical exam findings such as jugular venous pressure elevation, lower extremity edema, abdominal distension and many more. Diagnosis and treatment of amyloidosis vary depending on the type. Patients with amyloidosis can deteriorate rapidly, so diagnosing quickly is very important. In this video Martha Grogan, M.D., and Omar F. Abou Ezzeddine, M.D., discuss transthyretin amyloidosis and AL amyloidosis.

Aug 22, 2019

General characteristics of cardiac amyloidosis can include unexplained heart failure, unexplained atrial fibrillation, and physical exam findings such as jugular venous pressure elevation, lower extremity edema, abdominal distension and many more. Diagnosis and treatment of amyloidosis vary depending on the type. Patients with amyloidosis can deteriorate rapidly, so diagnosing quickly is very important. In this video Martha Grogan, M.D., and Omar F. Abou Ezzeddine, M.D., discuss transthyretin amyloidosis and AL amyloidosis.

Aug 22, 2019

The Dundee Advanced Rhinoplasty course, now in its 24th year, provides a comprehensive educational opportunity in rhinoplasty. From initial consultation, through surgery, to post-operative care is covered, using tutorials, lectures, technique demonstrations, and case workshops. The course curriculum has been shaped by the delegate feedback over the years, and surgeons from middle year trainees, through to experienced independent surgeons have benefited from the opportunities provided to meet their continuing professional development needs.

Clinical Research

Aug 21, 2019

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is conducting a study in 750 participants in order to create a registry for patients diagnosed with Glucose Transporter Type 1 Deficiency (G1D), or patients experiencing symptoms consistent with G1D but not yet diagnosed, to enter medical information for physicians and other health researchers to analyze to increase the understanding of G1D and any sub-diagnoses.

Aug 21, 2019

First Affiliated Hospital Xi'an Jiaotong University is conducting a study in 90 participants in order to assess if hydroxychloroquine could improve the high sensitivity C-reaction protein, blood lipid, blood glucose and blood pressure, also whether hydroxychloroquine could affect the secretion of inflammatory cytokines and the M1/M2 phenotype polarization of macrophages in patients with high-risk coronary artery disease.

Aug 21, 2019

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is conducting an observational study in 629 participants in order to to assess the significance of metabolomics and genetics in diagnosing and survival evaluation for pNET in the periodic follow-up of MEN1 patients.

Aug 21, 2019

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is conducting an observational study in 629 participants in order to to assess the significance of metabolomics and genetics in diagnosing and survival evaluation for pNET in the periodic follow-up of MEN1 patients.

Aug 21, 2019

Copenhagen University Hospital, Hvidovre is conducting an observational study in 33 participants in order to assess the inter- and intra-observer agreement of the Spigelman score for experienced endoscopists using state-of-the-art high-definition endoscopes.

Aug 21, 2019

Copenhagen University Hospital, Hvidovre is conducting an observational study in 33 participants in order to assess the inter- and intra-observer agreement of the Spigelman score for experienced endoscopists using state-of-the-art high-definition endoscopes.

Aug 21, 2019

Assiut University is conducting a Observational study in 50 participants in order to assess the correlation between tumor grade and computed tomography perfusion parameters of colorectal cancer as there is a need for further investigation in this area of research.

Publications

Sep 07, 2019

Objective: The aim of the Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism (JPEM) is to diffuse speedily new medical information by publishing clinical investigations in pediatric endocrinology and basic research from all over the world. JPEM is the only international journal dedicated exclusively to endocrinology in the neonatal, pediatric and adolescent age groups. JPEM is a high-quality journal dedicated to pediatric endocrinology in its broadest sense, which is needed at this time of rapid expansion of the field of endocrinology. JPEM publishes Reviews, Original Research, Case Reports, Short Communications and Letters to the Editor (including comments on published papers),. JPEM publishes supplements of proceedings and abstracts of pediatric endocrinology and diabetes society meetings.

Topics

  • Pediatric endocrinology
  • Pediatric diabetes
  • Inherited metabolic diseases

Article formats

Original Research, Reviews, Mini Reviews, Opinion Papers, Case Report, Short Communications, Letters to the Editor (including comments on published papers), Book Reviews.

Aug 21, 2019

Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging has won many awards for excellence in medical printing awarded by Govt. of India and rated as best Journal amongst all medical Journals in India. It is a quarterly journal published with recent advances in the field, case reports, researches and much more. 

Aug 21, 2019

This new edition of the principal reference on occupational dermatology provides the most comprehensive updated overview of its clinical management. It contains a number of new and heavily revised chapters, taking into account recent developments in the understanding and clinical management of occupational dermatitis. This third edition of Kanerva’s Occupational Dermatology has been revised and extended to take into account recent developments.

Aug 21, 2019

This book focuses on endoscopic ear surgery, an area that has been the focus of cutting-edge research around the globe, particularly in Italy, the United States and Japan. Innovations in Endoscopic Ear Surgery presents the work of the Japanese “school” of surgeons involved in advancing endoscopic ear surgery and, in particular, transcanal endoscopic ear surgery (TEES). This book not only seeks to explain TEES in detail to allay surgeons’ concerns regarding this procedure, it also describes the recent advances such as the incorporation of powered instruments to extend the range of TEES; combining TEES with the latest techniques in regenerative medicine; taking advantage of the progress in computer technology such as 3D simulations and virtual reality and more.

Aug 21, 2019

This volume provides a cutting-edge analysis concerning the biology and etiology, classification, clinical assessment and conservative treatment of lower limb muscle injuries in athletes. Written by international experts with diverse medical backgrounds, this book offers comprehensive practical guidance for orthopedic surgeons, sports physicians, athletic trainers, physiotherapists, sports science students, and physiatrists.

Aug 21, 2019

Principles of Pulmonary Medicine, 7th Edition, by Drs. Steven E Weinberger, Barbara A Cockrill, and Jess Mandel provide a superbly illustrated introduction to this fast-changing field. This essential text employs a concise and understandable approach, integrating clinical topics with underlying physiologic, pathophysiologic, and basic science concepts critical for medical students, trainees, and those looking for a practical update on both acute and chronic pulmonary diseases

Aug 21, 2019

Paediatrics and Child Health is an authoritative and comprehensive resource that provides all paediatricians and child health care specialists with up-to-date reviews on all aspects of hospital/community paediatrics and neonatology, including investigations and technical procedures.

Videos

Aug 22, 2019

Anjali Malkani presented a talk on Upper GI bleeding in children with an objective of outlining the causes of upper GI bleeding in children, reviewing the evaluation and risk assessment of upper GI bleeding in children and presenting updates in the medical and endoscopic management of upper GI bleeding in children. 

Aug 22, 2019

Anjali Malkani presented a talk on Upper GI bleeding in children with an objective of outlining the causes of upper GI bleeding in children, reviewing the evaluation and risk assessment of upper GI bleeding in children and presenting updates in the medical and endoscopic management of upper GI bleeding in children. 

Aug 22, 2019

Artificial Intelligence is the ability to make computers or machines learn to solve problems that would otherwise involve a human to do it. Artificial intelligence in medicine is used to diagnose many medical conditions. Mayo Clinic cardiologist Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, M.D., discusses artificial intelligence in cardiology.

Aug 22, 2019

Artificial Intelligence is the ability to make computers or machines learn to solve problems that would otherwise involve a human to do it. Artificial intelligence in medicine is used to diagnose many medical conditions. Mayo Clinic cardiologist Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, M.D., discusses artificial intelligence in cardiology.

Case Studies

Aug 21, 2019

This is a case report of a 6-year-old girl who was injured by a fall was examined by a local physician. 4 weeks later, she was referred to our hospital. Plain X-ray and computed tomography revealed a long-standing Monteggia fracture. The ulnar osteotomy was performed; however, complete realignment was not achieved. Scar tissue and the annular ligament remained intact, thereby hindering complete reduction. The scar tissue surrounding the radial head was surgically removed, and subluxation was reduced. The annular ligament was reconstructed, and the ulna was lengthened by external fixation. 1 year postoperatively, the patient’s elbow range of motion is good, and there has been no recurrence of radial head dislocation.

Aug 21, 2019

This is a case report of a 41-year-old male with negative anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCAs), which showed abundant pulmonary IgG4-positive plasma cells infiltration and markedly elevated serum IgG4 levels without extra-pulmonary lesions of IgG4-related disease. The clinical characteristics hesitated us whether the diagnosis as EGPA overlapping with IgG4-related lung disease should be concluded because of the absence of storiform fibrosis and obliterative phlebitis with lymphoplasmacytic infiltration. The patient’s systemic symptoms, pulmonary lesions, blood eosinophils count/percentage, and serum IgG4 levels were significantly improved with immunosuppressive therapy.

Aug 21, 2019

The Journal of Neuro-Oncology is a multi-disciplinary journal encompassing basic, applied, and clinical investigations in all research areas as they relate to cancer and the central nervous system. It provides a single forum for communication among neurologists, neurosurgeons, radiotherapists, medical oncologists, neuropathologists, neurodiagnosticians, and laboratory-based oncologists conducting relevant research. 

Aug 21, 2019

This is a 54-year old Cameroonian was admitted to our primary healthcare center with a 6-month history of a painful constriction band developing at the base of her right fifth toe. Her past history was uneventful. Based on the absence of trauma and spontaneous onset of the condition, the diagnosis of ainhum was most suggestive. She was managed surgically by excision of the band, disarticulated at right fifth metatarsophalangeal joint and skin closure. Her postoperative course after 1 year was uneventful.