HEALTH NOTES: Porn viewers could be damaging their brains  

Brain scans from a 40-year-old married man who regularly looked at such images showed activity in areas of the brain that are associated with pain, rather than those associated with sex.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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CONCLUSION: A simple objective decision rule (CORE) identified one-third of all patients as having a very low 30-day risk of MACE. These patients may potentially be discharged without additional investigations for acute coronary syndrome. PMID: 30444442 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Scand Cardiovasc J Source Type: research
ConclusionThis novel and less invasive surgical procedure may therefore be seen as a possible treatment option to non-union of the ischial tuberosity with minimal displacement.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
We describe two LIFT cases referred from other institutions after unsuccessful conservative treatment of OLT. They presented with pain, swelling and tenderness over the anterolateral aspect of the right ankle. We recognized the LIFT lesion on the magnetic resonance imaging scans in patient 2, while in patient 1 the orientation of the fragment was recognized upon direct visualization during operative treatment. Both patients underwent arthroscopic procedure. Due to articular cartilage damage and insufficiency of the adjacent bone of the fragment, both patients were treated with excision fol-lowed by microfracture. Treatment...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research
ConclusionPre-operative diagnosis of strangulated Spigelian hernia is difficult but can be aided by a CT. The use of nylon darning to re-inforce the repair can be rewarding where mesh cannot be used or unavailable.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn approximately 90% of patients, bony fusion is accomplished one year after ACDF. As there is no generally accepted definition of bony fusion, different measuring techniques cannot be compared to a gold standard and it is impossible to determine the most accurate method. Variations in study design hamper conclusions on optimising the rate of bony fusion by choice of material and/or additives. Insufficient attention is paid to correlation between bony fusion and clinical outcome.Graphical abstractThese slides can be retrieved from electronic supplementary material.
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeThe aim was to (1) verify our previous finding that endplates (EPs) display load-induced T2-changes, (2) investigate whether vertebrae display load-induced T2-changes and (3) investigate whether EPs and vertebrae in LBP patients and controls display T2-differences during conventional unloaded MRI and axial loaded MRI (alMRI).MethodsTwenty-seven patients (mean 39  years) and 12 (mean 38 years) controls were examined with T2-mapping on a 1.5 T scanner during conventional unloaded MRI and subsequently during alMRI (Dynawell® loading device), separated by approximately 20  min. For determ...
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
ConclusionEarly recognition of CVJ pathology and hydrocephalus is critical to avoid the development of severe complications. A multidisciplinary approach involving physicians, neuroradiologists, and neurosurgeons is needed to detect such conditions and to select patients eligible for surgery.
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Although rare, our case confirms that the DVT should be considered as a possible symptom of an abdominal aneurysm in selected patients. PMID: 30422747 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research
A 75-year-old man was found to have a solitary liver mass concerning for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). His medical history was notable for obesity, type 2 diabetes, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. A computed tomography scan of the abdomen was performed for abdominal pain and showed a 4.5 cm mass in the liver. Laboratory evaluation revealed total bilirubin 1.1 mg/dL, albumin 4.5 g/dL, prothrombin time 12.5 seconds, creatinine 1.2 mg/dL, platelets 199, and alpha fetoprotein 36 ng/mL. Magnetic resonance imaging of the abdomen showed a 4.5 cm mass in segment 6/7 of the liver demonstrating early arterial enhancement wit...
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Gray Zone Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of self-reported TMD symptoms and clinical assessed TMD, especially join-related TMD diagnoses, is high among Finnish prisoners. Examination and treatment of TMD should become a common practice also in prison dental care. PMID: 30430904 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - Category: Dentistry Authors: Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research
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