Higher maternal mortality in Muslim-majority countries
Muslim-majority countries have higher maternal, stillbirth, newborn, and child...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AIUM: Ultrasound offers promise for preventing maternal death WhatsApp enables teleultrasound in Nigeria
Acontroversial study recently published inJAMA Pediatrics has posed possible but largely unfounded links between autism and ultrasound technique and frequency. According to researchers from Boston University School of Medicine, there is a possible correlation between depth of ultrasound penetration during the first and second trimesters and autism. The researchers evaluated sonograms of 420 children, 107 with autism, 104 with developmental delay, and 209 with typical development. They looked at the frequency of ultrasound scans and penetration depth amongst the three groups. They found that mothers of children with au...
Conclusions: Patients with scleral flaps created for biopsy of uveal melanoma are at risk for scleral thinning and extrascleral extension of tumor recurrence through the flap.Ocul Oncol Pathol
CONCLUSION: This study suggests that compatible ureteroscope-ureteral access sheath combinations with a lumen difference of more than 1.5 Fr can provide safe outcomes in terms of renal blood flow. F-URS can safely be performed in terms of renal perfusion and complication rates with appropriate equipment and instruments. PMID: 29463207 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: The combination of TBx and SBx achieved the best results for the detection and prognosis of PCa-s. The use of SBx alone would have missed the detection of PCa-s in 12% of patients. PMID: 29463177 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) has announced its 2018...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AIUM publishes guidance for improving ob/gyn US AIUM: Is MRI really needed after MSK ultrasound? AIUM: Machine learning may aid breast ultrasound reads AIUM: NIH prepares for potential re-emergence of Zika virus AIUM: Contrast US biopsy combo finds high-grade prostate cancer
Conclusion Our study highlighted the gaps in knowledge and practices in managing CHB patients according to guidelines. Efforts to improve knowledge, refresher courses and appropriate coordination between gastroenterologists and internal medicine physicians could enable management and follow-up of patients with CHB effectively.