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.
A retrospective study of 40 patients with dumping syndrome treated with EGJR, the procedure reduced symptoms in about 85% of patients with no complications recorded within 30 days, first author Catherine Tsai reports
Center reports turnaround times under 3 hours for fractional flow reserve (FFR)-CT results in cases of acute but stable chest pain in a single-center study.
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.
Stephen Lam, et al.explored the associations between aerobic fitness, as determined objectively by preoperative cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPEX), and 30-day morbidity after esophagectomy. They found that the exercise testing variables were not associated with 30-day complications after esophagectomy. The findings did not support the use of cardiopulmonary exercise testing as an isolated preoperative screening tool to predict short-term morbidity after esophagectomy.
Master Dental Technician, Luke S. Kahng, CDT., shows how to create beautiful natural looking esthetics, in texture, contour and proportions. This is a demonstration on a real patient case with a full-arch zirconia bridge.
James A. Sylora, MD, discusses the increasing demand for telemedicine services and the advantages it provides to patients and clinical practices. He outlines steps, as well as practical and legal considerations, for establishing a telemedicine protocol in a practice.
UCSF's Allison Libby Arnold, PsyD, examines the link between exposure therapy and distress tolerance and talks about working with parents on accepting and embracing distress in their children and themselves.
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.