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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Authors: Aldaajani H, Albahrani S, Saleh K, Alghanim K Abstract A 43-year-old man with Hashimoto's thyroiditis and previous thromboembolic events treated with warfarin for 6 months, presented with right flank pain accompanied with vomiting, dizziness, and altered mental status 2 weeks after discontinuation of warfarin. His clinical examination findings were unremarkable. Routine blood work showed lymphopenia, thrombocytopenia, and hypoosmolar hyponatremia. Random serum cortisol level was low (14 nmol/L). Computed tomography scan of the abdomen revealed bilateral bulky heterogeneous suprarenal gland surrounded by fa...
Source: Saudi Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Saudi Med J Source Type: research
By Medidata Solutions As big data grows and competition rises, stricter regulatory guidance looms Today’s medical device industry is being transformed by the generation and analysis of vast amounts of data. However, the traditional approaches to data collection and analyses in clinical trials don’t necessarily apply. Along with this massive volume of siloed, disparate data comes unique challenges — from unstructured datasets and data ownership and privacy issues to storing global post-market surveillance data and adhering to evolving regulatory definitions and requirements. These challenges demand the ado...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Sponsored Content Medidata Solutions Source Type: news
Thymic carcinoma represents a rare and poorly understood type of thymic epithelial neoplasm that has been the subject of much controversy. Poorly differentiated nonkeratinizing squamous cell carcinoma, also known as lymphoepithelioma-like thymic carcinoma, is a rare variant of thymic carcinoma that has not been adequately characterized in the literature. The clinicopathologic, immunohistochemical, ultrastructural, and molecular features of 25 cases are reported. The patients were 19 men and 6 women, ranging in age from 20 to 85 years (mean: 60 y). The tumors presented clinically as anterior mediastinal masses with c...
Source: The American Journal of Surgical Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Conclusions: LYG, an angiodestructive disease associated with EBV reactivation in the context of immune dysfunction and often associated with an aggressive behavior or even malignant transformation, should be considered as a rare differential diagnosis of TN associated with skull base lesions. The management of this rare disease is still controversial and varies from limiting the treatment to correcting immune dysfunction up to chemotherapy. In this case of an isolated mass, surgical excision and discontinuation of immunosuppressants were effective to prevent the relapse of the disease in a long-term follow-up. PMID: 30105142 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis case highlights the importance of recognizing gastrointestinal complications following chemotherapy and the need to be aware of the possibility of bowel perforation. Prompt surgical review and intervention must be requested in patients with acute abdominal pain and persistent gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions: When compared to the AAOS CPG and AUC, orthopedic trauma surgeons generally followed accepted treatment guidelines. Differing practices between surgeons with 10 years in practice may be reflective of what is taught in residency training programs. PMID: 30104925 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Iowa orthopaedic journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Iowa Orthop J Source Type: research
Objective To evaluate the treatment response of lutetium-177 tin colloid radiosynovectomy (177Lu-RSV) in patients with inflammatory knee joint conditions refractory to conventional treatment. Patients and methods Overall, 29 knee joints in 29 patients with chronic synovitis caused by various inflammatory knee joint diseases refractory to conventional therapy were included in this prospective study. All patients were assessed clinically for pain, tenderness, joint swelling, mobility, analgesic intake, and blood pool activity on bone scan. Different scores were assigned to all these parameters. RSV of knee joint was don...
Source: Nuclear Medicine Communications - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Authors: Markovic SN, Galli F, Suman VJ, Nevala WK, Paulsen AM, Hung JC, Gansen DN, Erickson LA, Marchetti P, Wiseman GA, Signore A Abstract Early in the course of immunotherapy there is frequently a transient enlargement of tumor masses (pseudo-progression) due to tumor infiltration by TILs. Current clinical imaging modalities are not able to distinguished pseudo-progression from true tumor progression. Thus, patients often remain on treatment 4-8 weeks longer to confirm disease progression. Nuclear medicine offers the possibility to image immune cells and potentially discriminate pseudo-progression and progressio...
Source: Oncotarget - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncotarget Source Type: research
​BY LAURIE-ANN​ ANTOINE; MOHIT S. MAHALAN; &AHMED RAZIUDDIN, MDA 32-year-old afebrile woman presented to the emergency department in acute distress from abdominal pain, which she described as severe and crampy. The pain had begun approximately six hours prior to her visit to the hospital, and was associated with nausea and intractable, bilious vomiting. The patient consumed one dose of liquid bismuth subsalicylate, but it did not provide relief.The patient's last bowel movement was several hours prior to her arrival at the hospital and was nonbloody. Her past medical and surgical history were unremarkable. The pati...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
​BY ARJUN BHARAD​WAJ​ &AHMED RAZIUDDIN, MD​A 41-year-old man who recently immigrated from Africa came to the ED with abdominal pain. The patient primarily spoke Tigrinya, and an interpreter was used in taking a history. The patient's abdominal pain had started four hours earlier, which he described as squeezing or cramping mid-epigastric and umbilical pain. The pain did not change or radiate.He had also had three episodes of nonbloody emesis. This was a new problem for him, and he hadn't encountered anyone sick or with similar symptoms. His last bowel movement was the previous night, and no changes in bowel or ...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
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