The Myth of Blunted Gamers: No Evidence for Desensitization in Empathy for Pain after a Violent Video Game Intervention in a Longitudinal fMRI Study on Non-Gamers.

CONCLUSIONS: The present results provide strong evidence against the frequently proclaimed negative effects of playing violent video games and will therefore help to communicate a more realistic scientific perspective of the effects of violent video gaming in real life. PMID: 29421781 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neuro-Signals - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neurosignals Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: The only sex difference was in SCM thickness. However, smaller SCMs in women did not result in less SCM SWE stiffness. We provided normative values for US-based imaging of the cervical-flexor and -extensor muscles in young and athletic men and women. PMID: 31967864 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Athletic Training - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Athl Train Source Type: research
A 44-year-old woman presented with lumbar pain (visual analog scale [VAS]  = 9) secondary to adrenocortical carcinoma sclerotic L4-vertebral metastasis. The positron emission tomography-computed tomography hypermetabolic lesion (Fig 1a,d) was unresponsive to radiotherapy or chemotherapy. She refused surgery. Following general anesthesia and aseptic preparation, 2 power d rill-mounted (Aesculap, Center Valley, Pennsylvania) k-wires were inserted in each vertebral pedicle with lateromedial opposite directions, resulting in crossed wires.
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Extreme IR Source Type: research
First, you have to call up your daughter to pick you up and take you to the lab. It ’s hard for the nurse to find your vein. The pain from his fishing around in your arm is not nearly as bad as the pain you always have in your hip, and back, and shoulders, but […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more.
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Geriatrics Radiology Source Type: blogs
Authors: Crapé L, Strubbe B, Cesmeli E, de Clerck F Abstract A 24-year-old male presented with abdominal pain, postprandial vomiting and weight loss. Lab results showed an elevated serum eosinophil count and CT-scan demonstrated a thickened antral, duodenal and jejunal wall. Repetitive endoscopic mucosal biopsies were normal. Work-up of eosinophilia-associated gastro-intestinal disorders excluded secondary causes. Bone marrow showed an elevated eosinophil count without arguments for a primary hypereosinophilic syndrome. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle biopsy detected a strongly elevated number of eo...
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research
This report describes the case of a 20 years old man who was diagnosed with a mass involving the small intestine and bladder during the course of investigations for faecaluria and abdominal pain. Histopathological examination of the biopsies during cystoscopy revealed: muscle invasive transitional cell carcinoma, while the computerized tomography scan had confirmed the enterovesical fistula.The patient was traited by Radical cystectomy with extended pelvic lymph node dissection and ileocecal resection as ultimate curative treatment.
Source: Urology Case Reports - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThere is a difference in mean error and reliability between radiologically measured values for anterior prominence and values measured directly with present methods. The use of our novel protocol based on bony acetabular landmarks, significantly improves the accuracy of measurement. This protocol may improve reproducibility and the accuracy of this measurement and aid in the decision between tenotomy or revision of the acetabular component.Level of evidenceIII, in vitro study comparing diagnostic tools.
Source: Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
In recent years, mediation analysis has become a popular means to identify and quantify pathways linking an exposure to an outcome, thereby elucidating how a particular exposure contributes to the occurrence of a specific outcome. When a mediator is a modifiable risk factor, this opens up new opportunities for interventions to block (part) of the exposure`s effect on the outcome. Recent examples in Scandinavian Journal of Work Environment Health have addressed the mediating effect of wellbeing on the association between type of office and job satisfaction (1) and examined whether workplace social capital contributes to the...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Conclusion This 20-week training for a participatory ergonomic intervention in childcare workers did not show effects on physical exertion and MSP, but was both feasible and effective in reducing MSP-related sickness absence.byRasmussen CDN, S ørensen OH, van der Beek AJ, Holtermann A. doi:10.5271/sjweh.3881
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health - Category: Occupational Health Tags: Original article Source Type: research
Authors: Chen CS, Ou YC, Lin H, Wang CJ, Chen HC, Fang FM, Hsu HC, Huang YJ, Wang YM, Huang CC, Chou SY, Cheng JY, Huang EY Abstract To evaluate clinical outcomes and to identify prognostic factors in isolated para-aortic lymph node (PALN) recurrence, we retrospectively reviewed 65 patients who developed PALN recurrence as the first site of tumor progression from a total of 1521 patients who were treated with curative pelvic radiation therapy (RT) for uterine cervical carcinoma between May 1993 and January 2017. Forty-five of the 65 patients received salvage therapy. The median salvage PALN radiation dose was 54 Gy...
Source: American Journal of Translational Research - Category: Research Tags: Am J Transl Res Source Type: research
Merbold, Karl-Heinz / Buchanan, Glynn Dale / Gamieldien, Mohamed YasinPage 152 - 154The health risks associated with aspiration and ingestion of foreign bodies in children are well known. The increased availability of magnetic toys have added to these risks. A 7-year-old girl presented at the Department of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery at the University of Pretoria Oral and Dental Hospital with a complaint of pain under the tongue. Examination revealed that magnetic balls had been lodged on either side of the lingual frenum. The patient experienced pain and was unable to dislodge the magnets. This case report documents pa...
Source: Quintessence International - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
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