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(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 42-year-old male presents with a long history of headaches, impaired vision, and fatigue. He mentions that his wedding ring no longer fits, and he reports joint pain. On physical exam, he has swollen hands and feet, coarse facial features, and partial blindness (bitemporal hemianopsia). After diagnosis with acromegaly secondary to a pituitary macroadenoma, the patient is referred for surgery. However, the patient's IGF-1 concentrations remain elevated following a debulking procedure (the tumor location prevented full resection). What is the best next step for this patient?
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

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It appears the prescribing of Subsys in non-cancer patients is now considered a crime by the federal government. Las Vegas pain physician arrested for illegal fentanyl distribution: 5 things to know Written by Brian Zimmerman | February 19, 2018 www.beckershospitalreview.com Police arrested a Las Vegas pain management physician Feb. 13 for charges related to the unlawful distribution of fentanyl and healthcare fraud. Here... Subsys Rx for Non-cancer Patients Is Considered a Criminal Act
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Authors: Hazarbassanov RM, Queiroz-Hazarbassanov NGT, Barros JN, Gomes JAP Abstract Background: Dry eye disease (DED) is one of the most common complications following refractive surgery. Purpose: Evaluate the efficacy of an osmoprotective eye drop (Optive®) for the management of induced DED in refractive surgery patients. Design: Double-masked randomised controlled trial. Methods: Twenty-two refractive surgery patients oriented to apply FreshTears (FT; n = 13) or Optive (Op; n = 9), topically, QID, for 3 months. Eye exams were performed before surgery (T0) and 1-month (T1) and 3-month (T3) follow-u...
Source: Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Authors: Brignardello-Petersen R PMID: 29678251 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of the American Dental Association - Category: Dentistry Tags: J Am Dent Assoc Source Type: research
For better or worse, we’ve inherited a worrying brain. This was really good news for our ancestors, who had to survive harsh conditions and constant predators and did so by being able to pay close attention to potential threats and dangers. But this is not so helpful for us modern humans though, who can find ourselves pulled into future “what if” thoughts that can fill many an hour of our waking lives. In my previous blog, “How Worry Takes Us Away From Our Lives“, I suggested some ways that we might work with minor worries and mental ruminations. In this blog I would like to elaborate on that...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Panic Communication Habits Happiness Inspiration & Hope Mindfulness Self-Help Stress Emotional Support Gratitude Motivation Present Moment Rumination self-compassion Worry Source Type: blogs
Cervicitis refers to inflammation of the cervix, the narrow passage connecting the uterus and vagina. It can result in itching, pain, and bleeding, and it is caused by a variety of conditions. In this article, we examine the symptoms and causes and look at treatment options, including natural remedies for relief or pre
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news
Authors: Bidot S, Biotti D Abstract Transient monocular blindness is an acute episode of ischemic origin in which one eye has profound visual loss, followed by full recovery within one hour. Transient monocular blindness most often occurs in the setting of retinal ischemia secondary to carotid embolism, but other mechanisms have been reported, including thrombosis (most often in the setting of giant cell arteritis), hemodynamic disorders (secondary to severe carotid stenosis), or vasospasm. Transient monocular blindness is considered a transient ischemic attack originating in the carotid arteries, and must be manag...
Source: Journal Francais d Ophtalmologie - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Fr Ophtalmol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The impaired quality of life of patients with functional dyspepsia implies the need for definitive establishment of the diagnosis, followed by symptom-oriented treatment for the duration of the symptomatic interval. PMID: 29669681 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Deutsches Arzteblatt International - Category: General Medicine Tags: Dtsch Arztebl Int Source Type: research
e Szeto The Workstyle Short Form (24 items) (WSF-24) has been tested for its psychometric properties on work-related upper-extremity musculoskeletal symptoms (WRUEMSs) among office workers. However, the impact of workstyle should not only be limited to WRUEMSs and the sedentary workforce. The purpose of this study was to test the psychometric properties of the modified 24-item Chinese WSF (C-WSF-24) to identify work-related musculoskeletal symptoms (WRMSs) in various body parts among nursing assistants (NAs) working in nursing homes. Four hundred and thirty-nine NAs participated in the study. The results of the factor ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 April 2018 Source:Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain Medicine Author(s): Gérald Luc, Valentine Baert, Joséphine Escutnaire, Michael Genin, Christian Vilhelm, Christophe Di Pompéo, Carlos El Khoury, Nicolas Segal, Eric Wiel, Frédéric Adnet, Karim Tazarourte, Pierre-Yves Gueugniaud, Hervé Hubert Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is considered an important public health issue but its incidence has not been examined in France. The aim of this study is to define the incidence of OHCA in France and to compare this to other neighbouring countri...
Source: Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Conclusions After major orthopaedic surgery, a FC can decrease RRI in suspected hypovolaemia patients at risk of postoperative AKI, but the changes are not correlated to changes in CO. Decreases in RRI were associated with better renal outcome.
Source: Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
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