Research Desk

Jun 25, 2019

JunMeng Zhang et.al. conducted a study to investigate the immediate clinical outcomes of Left bundle branch area pacing vs RVP and concluded that Left bundle branch area pacing is  safe and effective pacing procedure with a high overall success rate. Compared to conventional RVP,   Left bundle branch area pacing can correct LBBB. 

Jun 25, 2019

Alena Welters et.al. conducted a study to understand the Genetic aetiology of  50% of patients with persistent hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia  that still remains unknown. They concluded that there was an association of  Rubinstein–Taybi syndrome and hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia and therefore clinicians must be vigilant in screening. 

Jun 25, 2019

Mirabella Zhao et.al. conducted a study to understand the genetic background of IBD by summarizing the current evidence on the role of genetic and environmental factors in the susceptibility to, and disease course of, IBD and and they have also suggested how these findings might be applied to clinical practice.

Jun 25, 2019

Georg W. Wurschi et.al. to correlate US elastography with MRI in children who had undergone bone marrow transplantation and to evaluate the modification of liver tissue with US in combination with clinical parameters at follow-up. They concluded that a combination of US and HepScore enabled detection of liver tissue alteration through iron overload but there was no direct significant effect of estimated iron from MRI on ARFI imaging.

Jun 25, 2019

The objective of this study is to evaluate the opioid prescribing practices of Otolaryngologists-Head and Neck Surgeons in Canada and determine factors that may influence these practices. The online survey was distributed to members of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. This study demonstrates wide variability in opioid prescriptions across procedures and within each individual procedure. This variability reflects the lack of guidelines available for postoperative opioid prescribing and suggests that some Otolaryngologists may be prescribed higher doses of opioids than required.

 

Jun 25, 2019

This is an exploratory analysis of the transcriptional, immunobiological and prognostic associations of TP53 mutations within the gene expression-based consensus molecular subtypes (CMSs) of colorectal cancer (CRC). Integration of TP53 mutation status with the CMS framework in primary CRC suggested subtype-dependent immunobiological associations with prognostic and potentially immunotherapeutic implications, warranting independent validation.

Jun 25, 2019

The aim of this study was to use of bone scintigraphy with single photon emission computed tomography (bone SPECT/CT) in the assessment of low back pain in elderly patients with degenerative lumbar spine disease, underlining the clinical utility of bone SPECT/CT imaging in this clinical population to inform diagnosis and treatment. Bone SPECT/CT was useful to identify the specific cause of pain in elderly patients with a lumbar degenerative disease and to provide appropriate treatment, avoiding the unnecessary use of invasive spinal fusion surgery. Therefore, the clinical utility of bone SPECT/CT is potentially high as it improves diagnosis and lowers the risk of inappropriate invasive spinal surgery.

Jun 25, 2019

Olaniyi Olayinka, et al. undertook a pilot study to determine the pattern of long-acting injectable antipsychotic (LAI) prescription in psychiatric inpatients of a teaching community hospital in Brooklyn, New York. LAI prescription rate at the inpatient psychiatric unit of the hospital was marginally higher than those reported in most studies. Age appears to influence LAI use during the study period. 

Jun 25, 2019

Jake Claflin, et al. sought to determine the intraoperative parathyroid hormone criteria correlated with the lowest rates of persistent hyperparathyroidism after parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism. Patients with a lowest intraoperative parathyroid hormone ≤40 pg/mL compared with the traditional criteria of a ≥50% decrease from baseline and a final parathyroid hormone in the normal range (<65 pg/mL) had the lowest rates of persistent primary hyperparathyroidism after parathyroidectomy.

Jun 25, 2019

Investigators tried to calculate the prevalence of visits assigned an explicit or suggestive medical diagnosis code (ICD-9-CM) for CSA and compare the demographic profile of ED visits by coding type. Their study demonstrates one method for identifying CSA cases, which has the potential to increase surveillance of victims in the ED. Results imply that explicit codes alone may overlook most cases, whereas use of suggestive codes may identify additional cases, and proportionally more young and male victims.