News

Jul 22, 2019

Infants who develop eczema are more likely to develop food allergies, hay fever, and asthma as they grow older, a progression known as the atopic march. They identified itching and dry cracked skin of eczema patients as a significant promoter of the atopic march. Moisturizers, especially early in a child's life, may help prevent eczema, food allergies and other allergic diseases.

Jul 22, 2019

Osteosarcoma (OS) is genetically similar in dogs and human children, according to the results. TGen and Tufts researchers sequenced the genomes of 59 dogs, finding that canine OS shares many of the genomic features of the human OS, including low mutation rates, structural complexity, altered cellular pathways, and unique genetic features of metastatic tumors that spread to other parts of the body.

Jul 22, 2019

A new study has concluded that people who wear a hearing aid for age-related hearing problems maintain better brain function over time than those who do not. The findings provide early evidence that encouraging people to wear an effective hearing aid may help to protect their brains and reduce their risk of dementia.

Journal Abstracts

Jul 22, 2019

Catherine Bédard, et al. carried out a study to validate the Ottawa 3DY-French (O3DY-F) Scale as a screening tool for delirium and cognitive impairment in a French-speaking cohort. The O3DY-F was found to be a useful and effective tool to screen for delirium and undetected cognitive impairment among a French-speaking cohort in the ED.

Jul 22, 2019

Researchers undertook a study to evaluate the histopathologic correlation of recently described subclassification of Bosniak category 3 cysts (3s and 3n). The subclassification of Bosniak 3 cysts as 3s and 3n was found helpful in differentiating highly suspicious malignant lesions from the relatively less suspicious ones.

Jul 22, 2019

Investigators tried to estimate the additive genetic, maternal, and environmental effects in ASD. Based on population data from 5 countries, the heritability of ASD was estimated to be approximately 80%, indicating that the variation in ASD occurrence in the population is mostly owing to inherited genetic influences, with no support for contribution from maternal effects.

Recent Articles

Jul 23, 2019

This video demonstrates Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery performed by Dr. Garret W. Choby in a patient with chronic rhinosinusitis without polyps. Comprehensive sinus surgery involves bilateral maxillary antrostomies, sphenoidotomies, anterior and posterior ethmoidectomies, and frontal sinusotomies. For demonstration purposes, the video is limited to the left side.

Jul 23, 2019

Robotic-assisted joint replacement surgery is now available for partial knee replacements, total knee replacements and total hip replacements. Robotic assisted joint replacement is different than traditional joint replacement surgery by virtue of the fact that it provides a level of accuracy and precision that manual instruments cannot.

Jul 23, 2019

Actigraphy Motion Biosensors wearable devices provide objective nocturnal scratching event measurement to evaluate the impact of a particular therapy ofr medication pertianing to Atopic Dermatitis.

Clinical Research

Jul 22, 2019

Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden is conducting an observational study in 300 participants in order to examine the possible differences in percentage of patients requiring further radiology examinations after basic set-up comparing the routine of initial MRI of abdomen (and pelvic organs) with the routine of initial CT of the abdomen (and MRI of the pelvic organs).

Jul 22, 2019

Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden is conducting an observational study in 300 participants in order to examine the possible differences in percentage of patients requiring further radiology examinations after basic set-up comparing the routine of initial MRI of abdomen (and pelvic organs) with the routine of initial CT of the abdomen (and MRI of the pelvic organs).

Jul 22, 2019

Institut Jerome Lejeune is conducting a study in 47 participants in order to assess the hypothesis that  alveolar hypoventilation may be due to ventilatory control disorders caused by dysautonomia, but also to a decrease in the strength of the respiratory muscles within the framework of the global muscular hypotonia described in children with Down syndrome. Patients between ages 4-16 will be included. 

Jul 22, 2019

Institut Jerome Lejeune is conducting a study in 47 participants in order to assess the hypothesis that  alveolar hypoventilation may be due to ventilatory control disorders caused by dysautonomia, but also to a decrease in the strength of the respiratory muscles within the framework of the global muscular hypotonia described in children with Down syndrome. Patients between ages 4-16 will be included. 

Jul 22, 2019

Assistance Publique Hopitaux De Marseille is conducting a study in 316 participants to investigate the hypotheseis that extracellular volume fraction measurement could be used as an early predictor of LV dysfunction in the left-sided valve regurgitations.

Jul 22, 2019

Institut Paoli-Calmettes is conducting an Observational study in 3000 participants in order to built a database of Institut Paoli-Calmettes patients diagnosed with thyroid cancer. These patient characteristics will be collected in order to set up prospective and retrospective studies. All the patients who come to the centre over a time frame of 10 years will be considered. 

Jul 22, 2019

Institut Paoli-Calmettes is conducting an Observational study in 3000 participants in order to built a database of Institut Paoli-Calmettes patients diagnosed with thyroid cancer. These patient characteristics will be collected in order to set up prospective and retrospective studies. All the patients who come to the centre over a time frame of 10 years will be considered. 

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.

Jul 17, 2019

Practical Diabetes published articles related to worldwide clinical science and practice of diabetes medicine. The journal recognises the importance of each member of the healthcare team in the delivery of diabetes care, and reflects this diversity of professional interest in its editorial contents. The Editors welcome original papers, case reports, practice points, audit articles and letters on any aspect of clinical diabetes care from any part of the world. 

Jul 17, 2019

Liver International promotes all aspects of the science of hepatology from basic research to applied clinical studies. It is an international forum for the publication of high-quality original research in hepatology, it is an essential resource for everyone working on normal and abnormal structure and function in the liver and its constituent cells, including clinicians and basic scientists involved in the multi-disciplinary field of hepatology. 

Jul 17, 2019

Concepts in Magnetic Resonance: Part A publishes open access articles, making them immediately free to read, download and share. It publishes articles on latest advances in the field of medical imaging, interesting cases and recent updates in the field of radiology. 

Jul 17, 2019

Pediatric Research publishes original translational research papers, invited reviews, and commentaries on the etiologies and treatment of diseases of children and disorders of development, extending from basic science to epidemiology and quality improvement.

Jul 17, 2019

The Journal of Clinical Lipidology is published to support the diverse array of medical professionals who work to reduce the incidence of morbidity and mortality from dyslipidemia and associated disorders of lipid metabolism. The Journal's readership encompasses a broad cross-section of the medical community, including cardiologists, endocrinologists, and primary care physicians, as well as those involved in the treatment of such disorders as diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. The Journal also addresses allied health professionals who treat the patient base described above, such as pharmacists, nurse practitioners and dietitians. 

Jul 17, 2019

The Journal of Clinical Lipidology is published to support the diverse array of medical professionals who work to reduce the incidence of morbidity and mortality from dyslipidemia and associated disorders of lipid metabolism. The Journal's readership encompasses a broad cross-section of the medical community, including cardiologists, endocrinologists, and primary care physicians, as well as those involved in the treatment of such disorders as diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. The Journal also addresses allied health professionals who treat the patient base described above, such as pharmacists, nurse practitioners and dietitians. 

Videos

Jul 23, 2019

Actigraphy Motion Biosensors wearable devices provide objective nocturnal scratching event measurement to evaluate the impact of a particular therapy ofr medication pertianing to Atopic Dermatitis.

Jul 23, 2019

Dr. Daphne Dumoulin discusses the NVALT 12 study, a trial examining paclitaxel/carboplatin/bevacizumab inducing peripheral effector CD8 T-cell proliferation that could be prone to treatment in checkpoint inhibitors in patients with non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

 

Jul 23, 2019

Dr. Matthew Galsky discusses the HCRN GU14-182 study, which looked at maintenance pembrolizumab versus placebo after first-line chemotherapy in patients with metastatic urothelial cancer. Initial chemotherapy could potentially induce immunogenic cell death or cause depletion of immunosuppressive cellular subsets, thereby enhancing the effects of subsequent immune checkpoint blockade.

Jul 23, 2019

This video demonstrates Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery performed by Dr. Garret W. Choby in a patient with chronic rhinosinusitis without polyps. Comprehensive sinus surgery involves bilateral maxillary antrostomies, sphenoidotomies, anterior and posterior ethmoidectomies, and frontal sinusotomies. For demonstration purposes, the video is limited to the left side.

Case Studies

Jul 19, 2019

 An 84-year-old male presented with cycling episodes of severe hypertension and hypotension after an elective cardiac catheterization. Workup of the labile blood pressure revealed a large suprarenal mass and free serum metanephrines (MN) 104 nmol/L and normetanephrines (NMN) of 24 nmol/L, confirming the diagnosis of a pheochromocytoma. The patient’s labile blood pressure was a challenge to manage medically and improved only after aggressive hydration and an alpha-adrenergic antagonist. 

Jul 19, 2019

A 66-year-old female presented with a 2-year history of dysphagia. Her physical examination was unremarkable. CT scan of the neck and barium swallow suggested Zenker diverticulum. She was planned for endoscopic diverticulotomy; however, during surgery, a foreign body was incidentally found and retrieved, which was a partial lower denture. 

Jul 19, 2019

A 30-year-old man presented with Thyroglossal duct carcinoma originating in the hyoid bone. Computed tomography demonstrated a mass in the hyoid bone that expanded the cortical bone of the hyoid. The mass had a central solid component with calcification and a marginal cystic component. It was removed surgically and additional thyroid suppression therapy was administered after surgery. 

Jul 19, 2019

This is a case of  4-year-old male who presented with five-day history of dry cough and two-day history of fever, rhinorrhea, and sneezing. Investigations revealed severe necrotizing pneumonia requiring prolonged venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (V-V ECMO) with development of persistent pneumatoceles, requiring pneumonectomy while on ECMO support to allow for decannulation and extubation.