Stop Using My Disease to Stop Smoking
As part of its 2015 "Tips From Former Smokers" campaign, the CDC aired an anti-smoking ad that portrayed ostomies as punishment for a bad habit. This turned out to be part of a larger campaign that took advantage of diseases and complications tied to much more than smoking, twisting life-saving and preventative medical care into something akin to torture. Case in point, an ostomy isn't simply what you get for smoking your way to colorectal cancer. Ostomies also save thousands living with severe, incurable Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD). I'm a nonsmoker living with IBD, and I work in advertising. When I saw the CDC ad, which capitalized on the fears of those living with a colostomy bag, I didn't think of smokers. I thought of the people I had connected with since my diagnosis who wake up every day and do their best to put aside any shame they might feel -- or be made to feel -- about their ostomy because it's the reason they're able to get out of bed. As someone who works in advertising, I knew this video wasn't just a one-off. It was part of a $68 million dollar campaign created to scare smokers and the general population with nightmarish health conditions that may arise from smoking. Shaming the millions of nonsmokers living with these painful conditions was an oversight they made in the name of a larger and, it would seem, more important cause. Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis (UC) are two conditions characterized as IBD. Crohn's usually causes inflammation...
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Conclusion: Intestinal F. nucleatum is a valuable marker for CRC diagnosis. PMID: 29786050 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusion: Double-balloon enteroscopy is useful for diagnosing and treating some small-bowel disease. PMID: 29786046 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusions: We demonstrated that preoperative MELD score, intraoperative volume of red cell suspension transfusion and preoperative liver cirrhosis were risk factors for AKI following OLT. Furthermore, we preliminarily validated that MELD score seemed to have a stronger power discriminating AKI post-OLT than that of novel MELD-Na score. PMID: 29786044 [PubMed - in process]
Abstract Background: Patellar dislocation is one of the most common knee injuries in the adolescent population. It is often combined with osteochondral fracture. The purpose of this study was to compare the outcomes between fixation and excision of osteochondral fractures not involving the bearing surface in adolescent patients with patellar dislocations. Methods: Patients who underwent surgery for osteochondral fracture following patellar dislocation in our institution from 2007 to 2014 were retrospectively evaluated. Visual analog scale (VAS) of pain and the International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC)...
Conclusion: With preoperative chemoradiotherapy, individualized APE may be a relatively safe and feasible approach for low rectal cancer with acceptable oncological outcomes. PMID: 29786037 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: Following the literature review, we believe there is enough experience to state that selective dorsal rhizotomy is a safe and simple technique from which many patients with spasticity of the lower limbs secondary to infantile cerebral palsy can benefit in both the short and the long term. PMID: 29790572 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: Although the typical clinical manifestations of giant cell arteritis are headache, jaw claudication, loss of sight, constitutional symptoms and polymyalgia rheumatica, its presence must be suspected in patients over the age of 50 who manifest alterations affecting the peripheral nerve, including brachial diplegia with no other demonstrable cause. PMID: 29790570 [PubMed - in process]
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