Research Desk

Jun 16, 2016

A new study conducted by researchers from the University of CaliforniaRiverside reveals that the infection with the common parasite Toxoplasma gondii promotes accumulation of a neurotransmitter in the brain called glutamate triggering neurodegenerative diseases in individuals predisposed to such conditions They explain that excess glutamate accumulates outside of neurons and this buildup is regulated by astrocytes cells in the CNS

Jun 16, 2016

Plasmacytomas are rare tumors which arise from the monoclonal proliferation of malignant plasma cells They may affect either the bony skeleton or rarely the soft tissues the latter being referred to as extramedullary or extraosseous We report a case of an extramedullary plasmacytoma that presented as a soft tissue mass involving the muscles of the left leg in a patient who was previously treated for multiple myeloma We describe the MR Imaging characteristics of the tumor and highlight the usefulness of diffusionweighted imaging with apparent diffusion coefficient mapping

Jun 16, 2016

Geriatric depression has not been sufficiently investigated to date One reason for this could be that elderly patients compared to younger patients complain less often about depressive moods and more often emphasize somatic symptoms Depression might also be accompanied by temporarily cognitive impairments that are often referred to as pseudodementia that can imitate frank dementia

Jun 16, 2016

Bickerstaff brainstem encephalitis BBE is characterized by external ophthalmoplegia ataxia and a disturbance of consciousness Most commonly this syndrome is associated with antiGQ1b antibodies As further information is known about the immune mechanisms of this illness it is thought to be on a spectrum of illness with GuillainBarreacute syndrome and MFSnbsp

Jun 15, 2016

The study figured at measuring if 18FFDG uptake intensity volume or heterogeneity could predict the outcome in patients with nonsmall cell lung cancersNSCLC treated by stereotactic body radiation therapySBRT They revealed that the textural feature dissimilarity measured on the baseline 18FFDG PET/CT appears to be a strong independent predictor of the outcome in patients with NSCLC treated by SBRT

Jun 15, 2016

Frequency cause prognosis and management of malignant pleural effusions

Jun 15, 2016

A report of the study of prospective data of 51 pediatric cases that underwent percutaneous tracheostomy PT showed that PT is a safe and feasible procedure even in small infants Mean age of children was 3854months 1 month17 years Study recommends PT done by Griggs technique in an operating room setting and under rigid bronchoscopic guidance

Jun 15, 2016

According to new study results adding mutated DNA from cancer cells into immune stimulating cells from healthy donors create an immune response in the healthy immune cells Inserting the targeted components back into the immune cells of the cancer patients the cancer patients own immune cells recognized cancer cells

Jun 15, 2016

The authors aimed to compare and rank antidepressants and placebo for major depressive disorder in young people When considering the riskbenefit profile of antidepressants in the acute treatment of major depressive disorder these drugs do not seem to offer a clear advantage for children and adolescents Fluoxetine is probably the best option to consider when a pharmacological treatment is indicated

Jun 15, 2016

Extended use of letrozole for 10 years for hormone receptor positive early breast cancer in postmenopausal women resulted in higher rates of disease free survival and a lower incidence of contralateral breast cancer but the rate of overall survival was not higher with the aromatase inhibitor than with placebo