July highlights: Mother’s intuition, music therapy & more

Catch up on what you may have missed on Thriving last month. Our staff takes a look back at a few of this month’s favorite posts. A mother’s intuition—and a fall down the stairs—save a little girl’s life Liz Beaulieu is likely the only person in the world who can say she saved her child by falling down the stairs. Her daughter, Arielle, was just 4 days old. Liz was carrying her downstairs when she slipped. Not sure whether Arielle had hit her head, she whisked her to her local ER. “She seemed fine, and they said that she looked fine,” Liz says. Still concerned, though, Liz kept a close eye on Arielle over the next couple of days. That’s when she noticed something. “I noticed the slightest flicker of her eyes,” Liz recalls, “and decided that I wanted to get it checked out.” She took Arielle back to the hospital, asking them to do a CT scan. The hospital demurred, but Liz insisted, telling them she needed the peace of mind. “So they did the scan,” Liz recalls, “and they found an enormous tumor.” Read about Arielle and her family. Kyle Cooper waits 18 years for oral surgery Kyle at prom c/o VeraAnn Photography Kyle Cooper was born with hemifacial microsomia (HFM), a craniofacial anomaly that resulted in the left side of his face being underdeveloped. It meant his face was noticeably uneven and barely any of his teeth touched. “I made it through and got used...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: All posts Our patients’ stories Chiari Malformation concussion congenital heart defect Dr. Alex Taylor Dr. Ben Warf Dr. Bonnie Padwa Dr. Lawrence Karlin Dr. Michael O'brien Dr. Michael Scott Dr. Roger Nuss hemifacial microsomia Source Type: news

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Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Atopic dermatitis (AD) is the most common chronic inflammatory skin disease, and its realm of basic mechanisms and predisposing factors is similarly wide. The Journal of Investigative Dermatology (JID) has recently published a surprisingly numerous collection of articles, comments, and reviews that scan the universe of basic information about AD. This review is directed toward using the JID Collections to provide a background and melding of research focuses in the current setting. This online commentary will attempt to consolidate and interweave some of the featured studies that have emerged.
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
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Source: Oncology Times - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: News Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: It is important to be aware of the increased incidence of CHF in some immigrant groups, especially from countries and areas where the immigrants have been refugees, in order to enable for a timely diagnosis, treatment of and prevention of CHF and its debilitating complications. PMID: 30445882 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Scand Cardiovasc J Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: 3DRA allows for detailed per-procedural evaluation of right atrial anatomy and revealed a great variability in Koch's triangle and CTI dimensions and morphology. Right atrial enlargement as measured by RAVI was an independent predictor for AF occurrence during follow-up. PMID: 30445881 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Scand Cardiovasc J Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: A simple objective decision rule (CORE) identified one-third of all patients as having a very low 30-day risk of MACE. These patients may potentially be discharged without additional investigations for acute coronary syndrome. PMID: 30444442 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Scand Cardiovasc J Source Type: research
Authors: Zhengguang L, Jie H, Yong Z, Jiaojiao C, Xingqi W, Xiaoqin C Abstract OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to research the mechanism of percutaneous penetration of Ibuprofen (IBU) nanoemulsion. METHOD: Transdermal penetration mechanism of IBU n anoemulsion was investigated by Fourier Transform infra-Red spectral analysis (FTIR), Differential Scanning Calorimeter thermogram (DSC), activation energy(Ea) measurement The in vivo skin penetration test of rats was carried out using Rhodamine B nanoemulsion to simulate the process of drug penetration into the skin, and the frozen section of the skin was ob...
Source: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Drug Dev Ind Pharm Source Type: research
In conclusion, this work predicted the binding mode and quantitatively characterized the protein–peptide interface, which will aid in the discovery of novel drugs targeting the GluN2B-CT1290-1310 and DAPK1 interface.
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundSkeletal maxillary expander (MSE) is one of the more recent expander designs being utilized for skeletal expansion by splitting the midpalatal sutures applying forces through palatal micro-implants. Its effects on the soft tissue remain a question asked by both patients and clinicians. The aim of this study was to analyze and quantify soft tissue facial changes induced by MSE.Methods3D facial images (3dMD) were used to capture face scans of 25 patients generating 3D soft tissue meshes before expansion (T0), right after expansion (T1), and 1  year in retention (T2). MATLAB was then used, utilizing non...
Source: Progress in Orthodontics - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
The objective of our study was thus to investigate the incidence and prognostic impact of PPM after TAVI.MethodsOur analysis included 613 TAVI patients in whom the indexed effective orifice area (iEOA) after TAVI was obtained in vivo using echocardiography. Prosthesis sizing was guided by pre-procedural ECG-gated computed tomography. Based on VARC-2 established criteria for significant PPM (iEOA  ≤ 0.85 cm2/m2 in the setting of BMI  
Source: Clinical Research in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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