Asset Protection: Physicians Face Varying Seasonal Risks
Physicians face many risks beyond just malpractice; we take a look at one big liability issue in the news and preventable seasonal risks.
Authors: Bermúdez-López M, Betriu À, Valdivielso JM, Bretones Del Pino T, Arroyo D, Fernández E PMID: 29137894 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Pérez-Sáez MJ, Prieto-Alhambra D, Díez-Pérez A, Pascual J Abstract Bone disease related to chronic kidney disease and, particularly, to kidney transplant patients is a common cause or morbidity and mortality, especially due to a higher risk of osteoporotic fractures. Despite the fact that this has been known for decades, to date, an appropriate diagnostic strategy has yet to be established. Apart from bone biopsy, which is invasive and scarcely used, no other technique is available to accurately establish the risk of fracture in kidney patients. Techniques applied to the general...
Authors: Azpiazu D, Gonzalo S, González-Parra E, Egido J, Villa-Bellosta R Abstract Vascular calcification is a pathology characterized by the deposition of calcium-phosphate in cardiovascular structures, mainly in the form of hydroxyapatite crystals, resulting in ectopic calcification. It is correlated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and myocardial infarction in diabetic patients and in those with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Vascular smooth muscle cells are sensitive to changes in inorganic phosphate (Pi) levels. They are able to adapt and modify some of their functions and promote changes w...
Authors: Retamero Díaz JA, Cava Molina M, Cobacho Tornel BM, Bravo Soto J, Osuna Ortega A, O'Valle Ravassa F, García Del Moral Garrido R Abstract INTRODUCTION: KDRI / KDPI are tools use in kidney donor evaluation. It has been proposed as a substitute of, or complementary to preimplantation renal biopsy. These scores has not been validated in Spain. OBJECTIVE: 1) To investigate the concordance between KDPI and histological scores (preimplantation renal biopsy) and 2) To assess the relationship between KDRI, KDPI and histological score on graft survival in the expanded criteria donors group. MET...
Advanced Techniques in the Management of Foot and Ankle Trauma
Thomas J. Chang
THOMAS J. CHANG, DPM
CLINICS IN PODIATRIC MEDICINE AND SURGERY
The Cartiva implant (Cartiva, Alpharetta, GA) is an exciting option in dramatically diminishing patient symptoms in advanced stages of hallux rigidus as well as allowing continued joint motion. The procedure does not burn many bridges in case a future revision to an arthrodesis is necessary. This advantage is in contradistinction to other current implants whereby more bone resection is required for implant placement.