Informed Consent and the Medical Practice
A recent case in Alabama highlights the importance of filling out informed consent papers thoroughly in order to avoid ending up in a courtroom.
Abstract “I have noticed in operations of this kind, which I have seen performed by others upon the living, and in a number of excisions, which I have myself performed on the dead body, that most of the difficulty in the separation of the tumor has occurred in the region of these ligaments…. This difficulty, I believe, to be a very frequent source of that accident, which so commonly occurs in removal of goiter, I mean division of the recurrent laryngeal nerve.” Sir James Berry (1887)
Conclusion: The anatomical relationship between the infraorbital nerve and postoperative maxillary cysts varied among patients, with approximately one-fourth of the patients being at risk of infraorbital nerve injury even during endoscopic procedures.ORL 2018;80:28 –35
Paula G. Slater, Sebastian E. Gutierrez-Maldonado, Katia Gysling, Carlos F. Lagos
Abstract AimsTo identify gestational diabetes mellitus exposure‐associated DNA methylation changes and assess whether such changes are also associated with adiposity‐related outcomes. MethodsWe performed an epigenome‐wide association analysis, using Illumina 450k methylation arrays, on whole blood collected, on average, at 10.5 years of age from 81 gestational diabetes‐exposed and 81 unexposed offspring enrolled in the EPOCH (Exploring Perinatal Outcomes in Children) study, and on the cord blood of 31 gestational diabetes‐exposed and 64 unexposed offspring enrolled in our own ‘Healthy Start’ cohort. V...
Summary Naevus sebaceous (NS) is a congenital cutaneous hamartoma, which typically occurs on the head and neck. Historically, the treatment of choice was excision in infancy because of the potential for malignant transformation; however, recent studies suggest that this risk is
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Authors: PMID: 29457548 [PubMed - in process]
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