Effects of Atorvastatin in Patients with Acute Spinal Cord Injury.
Conclusions: We observed no improvement at the 3- and 6-month follow-up in patients who were administered atorvastatin. However, a comparison of the two groups based on pain severity demonstrated a significant difference, suggesting that atorvastatin had a positive effect on patients with spinal cord injury. PMID: 29279745 [PubMed]
CONCLUSION: In hypertensive and diabetic patients, higher OPG values were associated with impaired LA function assessed by 2D-STE. In this high-risk patient group, serum OPG can be used as a risk predictor for LA mechanical dysfunction. PMID: 32462219 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Uterine fibroids (leiomyoma) are benign monoclonal neoplasms of the myometrium and represent the most common tumors in women worldwide. Tumors occur in ∼77% of women overall and are clinically manifest in ∼25% by age 45 years. Although benign, these tumors are nonetheless associated with significant morbidity; they are the primary indication for hysterectomy, and a major source of gynecologic and reproductive dysfunction, ranging from profuse m enstrual bleeding and pelvic pain to infertility, recurrent miscarriage, and preterm labor.
ConclusionThis video demonstrates a form to extract a displaced gastric clip used to create a calibrated tubular gastroplasty using a laparoscopic approach.
Publication date: July 2020Source: American Heart Journal, Volume 225Author(s): Harvey D. White, Ralph A.H. Stewart, Anthony J. Dalby, Amanda Stebbins, Christopher P. Cannon, Andrzej Budaj, Ales Linhart, Prem Pais, Rafael Diaz, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Sue Krug-Gourley, Christopher B. Granger, Judith S. Hochman, Wolfgang Koenig, Robert A. Harrington, Claes Held, Lars Wallentin, on behalf of the STABILITY Investigators
ConclusionsThis trial does not support the use of dexamethasone prior to intrathecal morphine for PONV prophylaxis in Cesarean delivery.Trial registrationwww.clinicaltrials.gov (NCT01734161); registered 27 November, 2012.
Authors: Rondanelli M, Guido D, Faliva MA, Gasparri C, Peroni G, Iannello G, Nichetti M, Naso M, Infantino V, Spadaccini D, Perna S, Aquilani R PMID: 32462856 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Notarnicola A, Maccagnano G, Moretti L, Salvemini M, Bianchi FP, Covelli I, Tafuri S, Moretti B PMID: 32456410 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: LaVela SL, Etingen B, Miskevics S, Heinemann AW Abstract OBJECTIVE: To examine variables associated with satisfaction with life (SWL) in individuals with a spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN: Cross-sectional, national survey to assess SWL, demographic and injury characteristics, health care utilization, chronic conditions (obesity, diabetes, heart problems, lung problems, hypertension, high cholesterol), symptoms (poor sleep, pain, depression), social support, grief/loss, and independence. SETTING/PARTICIPANTS: Community-dwelling Veterans with SCI. Outcome Measures/Analyses: Bivariate analyses were c...
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CONCLUSIONS: Short-term arm aerobic exercise performed by patients with SCI improves their exercise capacities. These patients require longer rehabilitation programs to receive more benefits from aerobic exercise training. CLINICAL REHABILITATION IMPACT: Adding arm cranking exercise training to the rehabilitation program of patients with spinal cord injury demonstrated improved exercise capacity; however, further studies are needed to assess the effects of exercise training on other health issues. PMID: 27824234 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]