Research Desk

Feb 19, 2019

The incidence of dyschromatopsia should be elevated in glaucoma compared to a healthy control population. However, the actual incidence rate is not investigated.

Feb 19, 2019

The government of Abu Dhabi established a Strategic Partnership Council, a group made up of representatives from private and public hospitals who will workshop healthcare legislation before it can be issued. The Department of Health is the government entity responsible for issuing regulations and permits relating to healthcare in Abu Dhabi.

Feb 19, 2019

The aim of this study is to develop new tools using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that will improve the brachytherapy procedure and treatment for participants with gynecologic cancer. This research study is designed to develop new technology using MR imaging to improve the brachytherapy procedure for participants with gynecologic cancer. The brachytherapy procedure will take place in an MRI procedure room within the Advanced Multimodality Image-Guided Operating (AMIGO) suite at Brigham and Women's Hospital. The purpose of the study will be to evaluate whether the use of an MR-tracking device will improve the placement of the brachytherapy catheters. This information will also be used to develop new software for real-time brachytherapy planning by our physics team. The investigators believe that the development of an MR-tracking device will allow them to better place the brachytherapy catheters for radiation treatment and ultimately improve outcomes for patients, including better local tumor control and a lower risk of side effects. The investigators will also evaluate new MRI protocols to better define the tumor at the time of brachytherapy. Brachytherapy treatment planning and delivery will follow the standard of care.

Feb 19, 2019

A study aimed to report root coverage outcomes in single deep gingival recessions (GR) following a proposed decision-making algorithm. Following the proposed decision-making algorithm, root coverage outcomes for GR defects ≥5 mm were comparable to outcomes reported for shallow defects. The proposed algorithm allows the clinician to select the appropriate surgical technique for treatment of single deep gingival recessions with good predictability.

Feb 19, 2019

Researchers attempted to introduce a new protocol for patients with primary nocturnal enuresis to increase efficacy of treatment and decrease relapse rate. 185 children aged >5 years, with monosymptomatic enuresis or non-monosymptomatic enuresis, strictly abided by the protocol, and followed-up >24 months. They found that adopting combination therapy along with structured withdrawal as per their protocol showed higher success rates and lower relapses in primary nocturnal enuretic children.

Feb 18, 2019

This is a case report of a 49-year-old woman with a long-standing history of atopic dermatitis since childhood presented with refractory atopic dermatitis on dupilumab, 300 mg subcutaneously, every other week after a loading dose of 600 mg subcutaneously. She is also a k/c/o alopecia universalis. After starting dupilumab for refractory atopic dermatitis, she noted immediate hair regrowth on the scalp. After 8 months of dupilumab use, she had full scalp hair regrowth.

Feb 18, 2019

A 71-year-old patient was presented with sudden quadriplegia secondary to cervical (C2 to T1) epidural hematoma as a result of undiagnosed autoimmune acquired hemophilia A. She underwent emergency cervical laminectomy and evacuation of spinal hematoma with significant recovery in upper limb function. This case highlights the importance of hematological investigations in patients with a spontaneous spinal hematoma.

Feb 18, 2019

A 46-year-old male army colonel sustained blunt injury to the right eye following direct contact with a tennis ball to the closed eyelid. Three hours later, visual acuity was 20/30 in the right eye and 20/20 in the left eye with central corneal abrasion, mild anterior chamber cells, flare, and a localized gray-white oval discoloration in the macula of the right eye. Topical corticosteroid ointment and systemic corticosteroid (50 mg prednisone daily for 5 days) were started. At 20 h following trauma, high-definition SD-OCT and OCTA were obtained through clear cornea.

Feb 18, 2019

The patient is a 43-year-old transgender woman who developed neovaginal SCC 23 years after vaginoplasty. The patient tested positive for high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV). At the time of diagnosis, radiological investigations revealed already existing lymph node and osseous metastases. The treatment consisted of various cycles of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Unfortunately, the formation of additional metastases, including cerebral, pulmonary, and hepatic metastases, could not be prevented. After comparing the literature on the topic, they conclude that neovaginal carcinoma often appears years and decades after genital reconstruction surgery. They, therefore, recommended the continuation of regular clinical follow-up for transgender women after postoperative follow-up is completed. With this approach, potential lesions may be detected at an earlier stage and a better outcome may be achieved. Follow-up should include neovaginal examination and cytological smear testing. At a later age, they recommended additional regular prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing and digital rectal examination (DRE). Moreover, transgender women are advised to take part in mammography screening starting at the age of 50, especially when additional risk factors are present.

Feb 18, 2019

A 45-year-old Asian Hindu woman presented with vomiting and imbalance of 1 day’s duration. She had left-sided ataxic hemiparesis with one-and-a-half syndrome with bilateral seventh and right fifth nerve palsy. Magnetic resonance imaging of her brain revealed acute non-hemorrhagic infarct in the right posterolateral aspect of pons and medulla, with normal brain vessels angiography. They described her disorder as a twenty-and-a-half syndrome. She was put on antiplatelet therapy.