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Most 10-year-olds who break their arm focus on how many people they can get to sign their cast. But when Robin West broke her arm at that age, she focused on her x-rays. West studied the images of her fracture and then went home and looked up “surgical neck of the humerus” in her treasured paperback copy of Gray's Anatomy, the 1976 edition. She'd asked her parents for it when she was in kindergarten, after spying her anaesthesiologist uncle's copy. “I thought it was kind of cool”, she explains. About 40 years after she received h er first copy of Gray's Anatomy, West has what many people would consider to be a very cool career.
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Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) has been used successfully in Japan to treat post-surgery recurrence of malignant pleural mesothelioma, according to a case study published recently by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Although RFA has been utilized for several years to treat various thoracic lesions, the study authors believe this is the first time it worked effectively with mesothelioma cancer cells. “It shows promising efficacy,” the authors wrote. “Radiofrequency should be considered an option for treating recurrence of MPM [malignant pleural mesothelioma].” RFA is a minimally invasive medical proc...
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Conclusion: Here, we divided irreducible AAD into two categories: a) reducible-utilizing a thumb maneuver to compress/push the C2 spinous process forward with the patient positioned prone and b) irreducible-those who cannot be reduced with this technique. A posterior only approach was sufficient for those with "reducible" AAD, whereas those who could not be reduced required an anterior release followed by posterior fusion. PMID: 30009085 [PubMed]
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Publication date: Available online 21 May 2018Source: Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): Béatrice Ambroise, Hervé Benateau, Raphaëlle Prevost, Hamady Traore, Karine Hauchard, Hamadoun Dia, Alexis VeyssièreAbstractTelemedicine enables us to push back the geographical and interactive boundaries of medicine. With a role in humanitarian missions, it is particularly pertinent at two key stages: the preparation phase, and at postoperative follow-up after the mission. It is our intention to describe our experience of telemedicine within a humanitarian context.Four teleconsultations were or...
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CONCLUSIONS: Using a national sample of ED visits, we demonstrated the feasibility of using nationally representative data to assess quality measures for children cared for in the ED. Differences between pediatric and general ED care identify targets for quality improvement. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 29858524 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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​What do you do for a nail from a nail gun in the hand? This procedure is simple, but you have to worry about the aftermath. Complicated issues may arise post-procedure in the days to weeks after extraction, including retained foreign bodies, infection, fractures, disability, pain, nerve damage, tendon rupture, and cosmetic concerns.​Removing the nail is only half the battle. Proper removal, treatment, and follow-up should be considered with all foreign bodies in the skin, especially the hand. Being prepared for the possible aftershocks will help your patient have a successful recovery.A 23-year-old man with a nail fro...
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Conclusion] There was still a large species difference of 211At uptakes between the rats and the mice using At solution treated with ascorbic acid. It was suggested that attention must be paid about the physiological accumulation of unlabeled 211At in non-target organs, such as the salivary gland, when we start the clinical trials of the targeted radionuclide therapy.
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease affects millions of people in the United States. The main method of diagnosis is the pulmonary function tests (PFTs), in which a patient breathes into a machine that measures pulmonary parameters. The disadvantag...
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Conclusions: Following an L2-L4 decompressive laminectomy without fusion (note the absence of motion intraoperatively at the L3-L4 level), the patient's symptoms resolved, and he regained normal function. How would you have managed this patient? PMID: 29576907 [PubMed]
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One night, while doing our son’s usual bath routine, I saw what looked like a hump on his back. Avery was 6 months old at the time. At first, I thought that it was just something I was imagining, but the hump never went away. In fact, it seemed to get worse. When Avery was 13 months old, he was officially diagnosed with infantile scoliosis, a rare form of scoliosis that occurs in children under 2 years of age. The first hospital we were referred to would not even consider treating Avery until he was at least 18 months, and that was not a guarantee, so after doing some research, we came to Boston Children’s Hosp...
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By ANISH KOKA, MD No one knows who Bennie Solis is anymore. He had the misfortune of being born in the early 1960s marked for death. He had a rare peculiar condition called biliary atresia – a disease defined by the absence of a conduit for bile to travel from his liver to his intestinal tract. Bile acid produced in the liver normally travels to the intestines much like water from a spring travels via ever larger channels to eventually empty into the ocean. Bile produced in the liver with no where to go dams up in the liver and starts to destroy it. That the liver is a hardy organ was a fact known to the ancient Gree...
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