Research Desk

Apr 17, 2019

The purpose of this study is to observe the effect of obesity on exercise capacity in unilateral diaphragm paralysis (UDP) patients. All obese and nonobese patients with UDP undergoing cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) during a 32-month period in the exercise laboratory of an academic hospital were compared to a retrospectively identified cohort of obese and nonobese controls without UDP, matched for key features. Study results suggest neither UDP nor obesity alone significantly reduced exercise capacity. Superimposed UDP and obesity interact to create a ventilatory limitation to exercise, with reduced peak-VO2, exercise time, and work rate.

Apr 17, 2019

According to research published in Radiology, a “research roadmap" has been developed on helping researchers use artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms. The researchers added that the blueprint will provide for professional societies, funding agencies, research labs, and everyone else working in the field. 

Apr 17, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court cast aside pharmaceutical company Allergan Plc’s unorthodox bid to shield patents from a federal administrative court’s review by transferring them to a Native American tribe. The justices left in place a lower court ruling upholding the authority of a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office tribunal to decide the validity of patents covering Allergan’s dry eye drug Restasis, refusing to hear the company’s appeal. 

Apr 17, 2019

Pediatric Diabetes is the leading vehicle for international dissemination of research and practice relating to diabetes in youth. It publishes articles on epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, management, complications and prevention of diabetes in childhood and adolescence. The current issue consists of articles on Children with Type-1 Diabetes, glucose monitoring methods of continuous glucose monitoring etc. 

Apr 17, 2019

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently proposed two new rules designed to increase patient and provider access to health records. The proposed rules will support seamless and secure access, exchange, and use of electronic health information. CMS and ONC proposed complementary rules facilitating patient access to and the flow of health information.

Apr 17, 2019

This is a case of a patient initially diagnosed with classical Hodgkin’s lymphoma (cHL) who underwent repeat biopsy which was revealed to be grey zone lymphoma (GZL). Based on PET scanning and immunohistochemical studies, she was classified as a stage IIIA CD20+/CD30+ GZL patient. Given her strong CD30 expression, she underwent 6 cycles of R-BV-CHP (rituximab, brentuximab vedotin, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, and prednisone) chemotherapy and achieved complete response (CR) both clinically and radiographically. 

 

Apr 17, 2019

The Board of Examiners of Psychologist and the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists of Maryland issued a pair of proposed rules setting forth practice standards for mental health services delivered via telehealth technologies. Both apply to professionals delivering care to patients located in Maryland. Both allow a wide range of modalities, defining telehealth as the “use of interactive audio, video or other telecommunications or electronic media,” but excluding audio-only telephone conversations, email, fax or text.  Both rules prohibit treatment based solely upon an online questionnaire.

Apr 17, 2019

Cardiology in the Young is devoted to cardiovascular issues affecting the young, and the older patient suffering the sequels of congenital heart disease, or other cardiac diseases acquired in childhood. The journal serves the interests of all professionals concerned with these topics. 

Apr 17, 2019

U.S. EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed a new hazardous waste pharmaceutical rule on December 8, 2018. This rule will impose significant new obligations on certain health care providers, including pharmacies and long-term care providers, as well as forward and all reverse distributors of pharmaceuticals.  This new rule represents a noteworthy change from EPA’s previous policy position that pharmaceuticals in the reverse distribution chain were not “discarded” under RCRA for purposes of the waste designation until an affirmative decision was made to treat them as “waste” and discard them. 

Apr 17, 2019

Obesity Facts publishes articles covering all aspects of obesity, in particular epidemiology, etiology and pathogenesis, treatment, and the prevention of adiposity. All professionals concerned with obesity issues will find this journal a most valuable update to keep them abreast of the latest scientific developments.