FGM Guidelines Urge Physicians To Treat Practice As Abuse Not 'Cultural' Issue
During the four days Sarian Kamara spent in labor with her eldest daughter at a London hospital, doctors and nurses filtered in and out of the delivery room and whispered among one another as they peered at her circumcised vagina. At the time, Kamara, 39, had no idea that her excruciating delivery was linked to the fact that she had been subjected to female genital mutilation as a young girl in Sierra Leone. As Kamara lay in pain, she feared that the African practitioners had cursed her because of her “bad” behavior. But as the doctors prepared to perform a C-section, a midwife examined Kamara, and asked her questions about her past, something none of the medical professionals had. Kamara opened up about having been cut and the midwife realized that by making an incision near her anus, Kamara could give birth to her daughter vaginally. “Nobody asked me any questions,” Kamara, who now campaigns against FGM in London, told The Huffington Post of how the doctors and nurses tiptoed around the issue. “They didn’t want to ‘offend’ me around this cultural issue.” To better educate healthcare workers about how to identify victims of female genital mutilation, and effectively engage with such patients, the World Health Organization released its first guidelines on the topic last Monday during the Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen. The goal is to urge medical professionals to treat the issue as abuse, not a protected tradition...
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ConclusionsBrain uptake of [18F]PSS232 matched the distribution of mGlu5 and followed a two-tissue compartment model. The well-defined kinetics and the possibility to use reference tissue models, obviating the need for arterial blood sampling, make [18F]PSS232 a promising fluorine-18 labeled radioligand for measuring mGlu5 density in humans.
Authors: Berrevoet F PMID: 29681229 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
We describe a case of a 44 year-old man with a subcutaneous swelling in the left popliteal fossa. The patient complained pain posteriorly to the left knee since several months and presented with a saccular aneurysm of the left popliteal vein (PVA) with reflux clearly evidenced at duplex ultrasound scan (DUS), but in absence of thrombus inside and without clinical signs of embolism. The patient was treated surgically by aneurysmectomy with lateral venorrhaphy according to Aldridge technique and a duplex ultrasound scan after six months revealed a complete patency of the left popliteal vein. According to literature evidences...
CONCLUSIONS: Although rare, granular cell tumour should be always considered in the differential diagnosis of nodular lesions of the oral mucosa above all when the tongue is involved and a yellow appearance is detectable. The surgery will be guided by the clinical diagnosis and accurately performed to prevent recurrence. A medical device promoting reduction of the intra-operative bleeding is suggestable for such surgical treatments. KEY WORDS: Granular cell tumour, surgical radiofrequency, neurogenic tumour. PMID: 29683432 [PubMed - in process]
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