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LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog 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 205. Question 1 Meigs’ Syndrome resolves after removal of the tumour. What is the classic triad of Meigs’ Syndrome? + Reveal the Funtabulous Answer expand(document.getElementById('ddet771338363'));expand(document.getElementById('ddetlink771338363')) The triad of ascites, pleural effusion and a benign ovarian tumour (ovarian fibroma, fibrothecoma, Brenner tumour, and occasionally granulose cell tumour). Named after Joe Vincent Meigs an American obstetrician and gynaecologist. [Reference]  Question 2 Aspergillus was first catalogued in 1729 by the Italian priest and biologist Pier Antonio Micheli. Viewing the fungi under a microscope, Micheli was reminded of the shape of an aspergillum (holy water sprinkler), from Latin spargere (to sprinkle), and named the genus accordingly. What are the five main diseases aspergillum can produce in humans? + Reveal the Funtabulous Answer expand(document.getElementById('ddet1223385645'));expand(document.getElementById('ddetlink1223385645')) Sinusitis. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis – a condition characterised by...
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Publication date: Available online 17 August 2019Source: Revista Clínica Española (English Edition)Author(s): J. Masip, J.R. Germà LluchAbstractRecent epidemiological studies have shown that alcohol consumption can increase the risk of arterial hypertension, atrial fibrillation and gastrointestinal and breast cancer. Various sectors are therefore promoting abstinence from alcohol. However, light alcohol consumption has once again been shown to reduce the risk of myocardial infarction and diabetes but with an unclear effect on cerebrovascular disease. The decision to consume alcohol should therefore be ...
Source: Revista Clinica Espanola - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONTc-99 m SC SPECT-CT is a novel helper used to assess the differential liver function after Y90 radioembolization of HCC and before segmentectomy and lobectomy of the liver.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 August 2019Source: Pulmonary Pharmacology &TherapeuticsAuthor(s): Michael R. Loebinger, Eva Polverino, Francesco Blasi, Stuart J. Elborn, James D. Chalmers, Harm AWM. Tiddens, Herman Goossens, Michael Tunney, Wenchun Zhou, Gerhild Angyalosi, Adam T. Hill, Charles S. Haworth, iBEST-1 Trial TeamAbstractIn patients with bronchiectasis (BE), infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa (Pa) results in disease progression, frequent pulmonary exacerbations and lung function decline. However, at present, no inhaled antibiotics have been approved for the treatment of these patients. Tobramycin in...
Source: Pulmonary Pharmacology and Therapeutics - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Tarazona-Meza CE, Nicholson A, Romero KM, Pollard SL, Gálvez-Davila RM, Hansel NN, Checkley W Abstract Rationale: Prior evidence suggests that there may be an association between asthma and food insecurity. We sought to describe the prevalence of food insecurity access, defined as having sufficient resources for appropriate foods in Lima, Peru, and evaluate its association with asthma status and control. Methods: We analyzed data from 553 children with asthma and 268 healthy controls aged nine to 19 years living in two peri-urban communities in Lima, Peru, in 2013. We used the Household Food ...
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
ConclusionThe incidence of early poststroke seizures was overall rare, and no significant differences emerged between patients receiving and those not receiving reperfusion therapies.This article is part of the Special Issue “Seizures and Stroke”.
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 August 2019Source: Clinica Chimica ActaAuthor(s): Wojciech Jelski, Barbara MroczkoAbstractPancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest cancers having an exceptionally high mortality rate. Despite a relatively low incidence (10th among cancers), it is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths in most developed countries. Improving early diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and strengthening the standardised comprehensive treatment remain the main focus of pancreatic cancer research. Tumor markers are usually tumor-associated proteins of clinical relevance in these patients. Although tumo...
Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
Halogenated boroxine dipotassium trioxohydroxytetrafluorotriborate K2[B3O3F4OH] inhibits emerging multidrug-resistant and β-lactamase-producing opportunistic pathogens. Drug Dev Ind Pharm. 2019 Aug 16;:1-21 Authors: Maravić A, Rončević T, Krce L, Ilić N, Galić B, Čikeš Čulić V, Carev I Abstract Halogenated boroxine dipotassium trioxohydroxytetrafluorotriborate, K2[B3O3F4OH] (boroxine) was previously shown to be very effective in inhibition of several carcinoma cell lines, including the skin cancer. Here, we investigated its antimicrobial potential by targeting the multidrug-resistan...
Source: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Drug Dev Ind Pharm Source Type: research
Conclusions Despite a limited number of patients, a male predominance and late-onset psoriasis were frequently observed. Although interferon therapy for HCV can exacerbate psoriasis, it is not contraindicated. All conventional treatments and anti-TNFs can be used, provided that there is strict collaboration with hepatologists. PMID: 31418622 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Dermatological Treatment - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Dermatolog Treat Source Type: research
Conclusions/Importance: Anti-MJ messages designed to discourage use might heighten reactance and inadvertently lead to greater craving and intent to use. The link between reactance and craving may be more affectively mediated than the link between reactance and message rejection. PMID: 31418607 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Substance Use and Misuse - Category: Addiction Tags: Subst Use Misuse Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 August 2019Source: The Lancet Respiratory MedicineAuthor(s): Brian O'Sullivan
Source: The Lancet Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
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