Research Desk

Feb 21, 2019

Oluwayemisi Adesida from LSU Health Shreveport has discussed about poisoning in Pediatric patients with respect to physical exam, clinical recognition, presenting signs, common therapies, prevention of poisoning, drug abuse, and role of Pediatrician in poisoning control. 

Feb 21, 2019

A new screening method using sensor particles and a urine test could detect rejection much sooner, more comprehensively, and without a biopsy needle. In a new study, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University validated the method in a mouse model, and they have engineered the sensor with highly biocompatible components, which could make the path to potential future trials easier.

Feb 20, 2019

Samantha K. Shirk, DO et al examined the initial hematocrit concentration in preterm births (23-34 weeks) in correlation with delayed clamping vs milking of the umbilical cord. In addition, they compared delayed with milking regarding the incidences of intraventricular hemorrhage, necrotizing enterocolitis, and need for transfusion. Outcomes suggest that to delayed cord clamping, milking the umbilical cord may be an acceptable alternative as it had similar effects on neonatal hematocrit concentrations and need for neonatal transfusions and had no increased risk for complications or neonatal morbidity. Milking of the umbilical cord seems to be an efficient and timely method that can provide increased blood volume to the infant.

Feb 20, 2019

The Nov-Dec 2018 Issue of Cardiology: Interventions focuses on topics like Improving patient outcomes with chest pain-MI Registry, Drug Coated Balloons and CMS payment. Consists of AHA recap on Intervention and Inflammation and many more useful topics. 

Feb 20, 2019

Systemic corticosteroids are the most effective therapy for asthma, but not all patients respond in the positive way. According to a new study, the researchers used a machine learning algorithm to sift through 100 variables for each adult patient in the federally funded Severe Asthma Research Program (SARP). It clustered patients into four subgroups, including two for severe asthma.

Feb 20, 2019

Journal of the Endocrine Society, is an open access publication. The March 2019 issue focuses on various Clinical Researches involving Obesity, parathyroid hormones and cancers, bone metabolism and much more. 

Feb 20, 2019

Dr. Yaseen M. Arabi, M.D. et al sought to ascertain the incidence of deep-vein thrombosis among critically ill patients receiving pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis alone vs combined with adjunctive intermittent pneumatic compression. Findings revealed no significant difference in the incidence of proximal lower-limb deep-vein thrombosis between the two methods.

 

Feb 20, 2019

This journal highlights the emerging applications of artificial intelligence in the field of imaging across multiple disciplines. The current issue consists of articles on Automated Fracture Detection, discussion on Augmented Radiology and management of Pediatric Elbow fractures.

Feb 20, 2019

Christopher Plata et al assessed CPR quality in relation to the use of a smartphone application (PocketCPR) in a bystander CPR scenario vs dispatcher-assisted telephone CPR and uninstructed CPR. They used a manikin on whom 8-minute CPR was performed by 100 laypersons. Four groups were defined including randomly assigned volunteers: uninstructed CPR (uninstructed group), dispatcher-assisted telephone CPR (telephone-group), guidance and feedback through a smartphone application (app-group) and dispatcher-assisted telephone CPR combined with the smartphone-app (telephone + app-group). With regard to no-flow-time, compression rate, correct hand position, and thorax release, bystander CPR quality could be improved using feedback by a smartphone application. Also, this strategy did not delay CPR onset. No marked improvement in compression depth was achieved by using a smartphone application.

Feb 20, 2019

Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology is the first journal devoted exclusively to bronchoscopy and closely related subjects. It provides much-needed timely information on the art and science of one of the most important diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in pulmonary medicine. The journal features original investigations, brief reports, technical reports, perspectives, and "Images in Interventional Pulmonology."