Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 167

Just when you thought your brain could unwind on a Friday, you realise that it would rather be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia FFFF…introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 167 Question 1 What is Asturian leprosy? + Reveal the Funtabulous Answer expand(document.getElementById('ddet358938163'));expand(document.getElementById('ddetlink358938163')) Pellagra or vitamin B3 (niacin) deficiency as a result of a corn based diet (Noted in the Asturias community in Spain). In 1915, back when such practices were legal and under the Surgeon General’s sanction in the USA, Dr. Goldberger offered prisoners of a southern prison freedom in return for cooperation in his experiment. Eleven healthy men volunteered, and were put on an all-corn diet. Goldberger kept the patients’ housing meticulously clean and regulated, from changing the sheets and clothing everyday to screening in the doors and windows. Three weeks into the diet, seven of the eleven men developed pellagra. The men actually begged to be put back in prison. Dr. Goldberger then supplemented their diets with other vegetables and fruit and the disease cleared up. [Reference] Pellagra typically causes the 3 “D’s” – Diarrhoea, dementia and dermatitis. Question 2 What condition did Andre The Giant have? + Reveal the Funtabulous Answer expand(document.getElementById('ddet1117863645'));expand(document.getElementById('ddetlink1117863645')) Acromegaly T...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Frivolous Friday Five acromegaly Andre the giant as you wish Asturian leprosy bicyclists vulva brown sequard Jake leg OPIDN organophosphate induced delayed neuropathy Pellagra placebo vitamin B3 Source Type: blogs

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ConclusionThese results highlight areas that local units can focus on to reduce their litigation burden. Targeted initiatives aimed at improving patient-clinician communication, the consent process and improving local organisational efficiency will address a significant proportion of claims. Re-examination of this data on a regular basis can serve as a useful adjunct in assessing the impact of quality improvement initiatives and implementation of best practiseswithin the speciality.
Source: The Surgeon - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionThis case is one of few cases reported in the literature highlighting the rarity of this injury pattern.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionThe incidence of midline and lateral port site recurrence after laparoscopy for diagnosis or resection of ovarian cancer has not been determined. Limitation of trochar sites to the midline may reduce the extent of abdominal wall disease spread.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionThere is some previous caution in using a laparoscopic approach for cystic masses due to potential seeding intra-operatively, in case of fluid spillage of a possible malignant neoplasm. We show through our case that it is possible to efficiently and safely use such an approach.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionThe report aims at pointing out the possibility of undergoing this kind of surgery not only in case of pulmonary mass (on which the previous literature has focused) but also when mediastinum lesions occur, as in our case.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 July 2019Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in SportAuthor(s): Eduardo Martinez-Valdes, Fiona Wilson, Neil Fleming, Sarah-Jane McDonnell, Alex Horgan, Deborah FallaAbstractObjectivesDespite the high prevalence of low back pain (LBP) in rowers, there are few studies investigating changes in lumbar muscle activation in rowers with a recent history of LBP. Such knowledge is relevant to understand potential mechanisms contributing to the maintenance and recurrence of LBP in rowers. For the first time, we evaluate the spatial distribution of erector spinae (ES) activity in rowers with ...
Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
In this study, we aimed to develop a risk prediction model to predict fast decline in the Aβ + MCI population using multimodal biomarkers. We included 186 Aβ + MCI patients who underwent florbetapir PET, brain MRI, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analyses, and FDG PET at baseline. We defined conversion to dementia within 3 years (= fast decline) as the outcome. The associations of potential covariates (MCI stage, APOE4 genotype, corrected hippocampal volume (HV), FDG PET SUVR, AV45 PET SUVR, CSF Aβ, total tau (t-tau), and phosphorylated tau (p-tau)) with the outcome were tested and nomograms were constru...
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 July 2019Source: The Arts in PsychotherapyAuthor(s): West Rebecca, J. Silverman MichaelAbstractThere is a gap in the literature concerning service users’ music therapy (MT) technique choices and ensuing effects on mood and pain for adults on a general neuroscience unit. Therefore, the purpose of this investigation was to study the frequency of service user MT technique choices and their resultant effects on mood and pain in adults receiving MT applied for the first time on a neuroscience unit. Participants (N = 29) self-selected into one of three pre-determined sing...
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Authors: Dikci S, Öztürk E, Fırat PG, Yılmaz T, Taşkapan MÇ, Yoloğlu S Abstract In the Original Article by Dikci et al. "The Association of Serum Vitamin D Levels with Pseudoexfoliation Glaucoma/ Syndrome" (Endocr Metab Immune Disord Drug Targets. 2019; 19(2):166-170) after publication of the article it has come to the corresponding author's attention that there were some errors in the article. In the introduction section, reference 3 should be changed as reference 2 (paragraph 1, line 4) and references 4-6 should be changed as references 3-6 (paragraph 1, lines 6,7). Reference number...
Source: Endocrine, Metabolic and Immune Disorders Drug Targets - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Endocr Metab Immune Disord Drug Targets Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 July 2019Source: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and TraumaAuthor(s): Patrick MJ. Sajak, Ali Aneizi, Rohan Gopinath, Vidushan Nadarajah, Cameran Burt, Dominic Ventimiglia, Ngozi Akabudike, Min Zhan, R. Frank HennAbstractPurposeTo determine factors associated with survey compliance 2-weeks postoperatively.Methods1269 patients age 17-years and older participating in the Maryland Orthopaedic Registry from August 2015–March 2018 were administered a baseline questionnaire preoperatively and emailed a follow-up questionnaire 10-days postoperatively. Demographics were self-reported and...
Source: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
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