Research Desk

Jun 17, 2019

By Using sound vibrations and pulses of near-infrared light, a Rutgers University scientist has developed a new "virtual biopsy" device that can quickly determine a skin lesion's depth and potential malignancy without using a scalpel. The first-of-its-kind experimental procedure, called vibrational optical coherence tomography (VOCT), creates a 3-D map of the legion's width and depth under the skin with a tiny laser diode. 

Jun 17, 2019

Annals of Surgical Oncology is one of the leading journals in Oncology and Surgery.  Annals of Surgical Oncology is the official journal of the Society of Surgical Oncology. Annals benefits surgeons, oncologists, hematologists, radiologists, general practitioners, pathologists, researchers, academicians, and other clinical professionals interested in all aspects of the surgical treatment of cancer.

 

Jun 17, 2019

The '13th Annual Conference of the International Liver Cancer Association (ILCA)' is schduled to be conducted between September 20-22, 2019 in Chicago. This 3-day cutting-edge international multidisciplinary forum will provide liver cancer specialists, clinical, translational and basic researchers and allied health professionals with updates in the latest innovations in liver cancer research and patient care.

Jun 17, 2019

Current Dermatology Reports provides in-depth review articles contributed by international experts on the most significant developments in the field. By presenting clear, insightful, balanced reviews that emphasize recently published papers of major importance, the journal elucidates current and emerging approaches to the diagnosis, treatment, management, and prevention of dermatological conditions.

Jun 17, 2019

Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound three day Training Course provides participants with a comprehensive introduction to musculoskeletal ultrasound. This course is taught by leading musculoskeletal ultrasound experts that incorporates comprehensive lectures and interactive case presentations featuring a 3:1 participants to faculty hands-on scan ratio with live models and phantoms. The session will be conducted between August 12-14, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Jun 17, 2019

A 44-year-old woman experienced transient numbness of her right sided face and arm and was referred to our unit due to small brain lesions in magnetic resonance imaging, with a possible diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Neurological examination was unremarkable except for plantar reflexes and jerky deep tendon reflexes. Brain magnetic resonance angiography revealed findings typically seen in moyamoya disease, confirmed with digital subtraction angiography. Antiplatelet therapy started, but a few days later, she developed suddenly global aphasia and right hemiparesis (National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale/NIHSS 6). Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed acute infarct in the distribution of the left middle cerebral artery. At her discharge, she was significantly improved (NIHSS 3).

Jun 17, 2019

Using a new blood test that's in development researchers identified characteristics that could be used to personalize treatment for patients with a type of head and neck cancer linked to HPV infection. The researchers developed the test to detect levels of DNA in the blood from HPV-linked oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma tumors. Studies are ongoing to see if the test can be used to monitor patients' response to treatment with radiation and chemotherapy.

Jun 17, 2019

Ocular adnexal mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma is uncommon in the pediatric population. Initial misdiagnosis is common and there is lacking consensus regarding the optimal approach to treatment. Samantha Bobba et al report an atypical presentation of pediatric conjunctival MALT lymphoma and review the presentation and management of this rare condition.

Jun 17, 2019

The dyad of spontaneous pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema is collectively known as Hamman's syndrome. This rare complication is known to occur during the intrapartum period and its etiology has been linked to the Valsalva maneuver in the second stage of labor. Nitrous oxide inhalation increases the risk. Drishti Madhok et al present the case of a 21-year-old healthy woman who experienced these symptoms after nitrous oxide inhalation during the second stage of labor.

Jun 17, 2019

In a recent meta-analysis of 24 studies, Boone and a team of researchers considered 313 cases of borderline resectable pancreatic cancer that physicians treated with FOLFIRINOX. They analyzed the patients' overall survival rates. They also evaluated how frequently tumors shrank enough to be surgically removed. The team found that FOLFIRINOX prolonged patients' lives, on average, and made surgery possible in more instances.