LITFL Review 318
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Welcome to the 318th LITFL Review! Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chunk of FOAM. The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking month. Listen to this insightful podcast from EM Pulse on a topic EM physicians need to dive into deeper. [MMS] The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine Know your MALA?? EMdocs have a new posting in their Educator series–with a new look, so ensure you click the educatory link to get the wonderful FOAM-y good stuff. [CC] Dr Smith is a frequent LITFL Review favorite, but he has a particularly interesting case this week. [MG] The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care and #FOAMres Resuscitation Intubation during cardiac arrest in notoriously difficult, but this post from The Airway Jedi will show you the tricks you need to remember. [MG] Nice post by Ryan Radecki on the utility of the qSOFA score as a screening tool. This is a meta-analysis that has recently been published reviewing the utility of qSOFA in the ICU, hospital, and ED. [SR] A 2015 post on Deranged Physiology on an im...
Publication date: Available online 17 November 2019Source: European UrologyAuthor(s): Zhengzheng Xu, Guangzhe Ge, Bao Guan, Zhentao Lei, Xueyu Hao, Yuanyuan Zhou, Yue Shi, Huan Lu, Jilu Wang, Ding Peng, XiKang Wu, Huiying He, Bao Zhang, Xuesong Li, Liqun Zhou, Weimin Ci
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2019Source: European UrologyAuthor(s): Pirus Ghadjar, Thomas Wiegel
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2019Source: European UrologyAuthor(s): Elise De Bleser, Piet Ost
ConclusionsTattooing of axillary LNs is safe and easily performed. Tattooing was helpful in identifying the marked LN in the majority of cases. This technique helps to ensure that metastatic LNs are identified and removed at surgery after NAT.
Individuals who have multiple close relatives with pancreatic cancer should undergo surveillance for pancreatic cancer, according to updated recommendations from the International Cancer of the Pancreas Screening (CAPS) Consortium.Reuters Health Information
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2019Source: Gynecologic Oncology ReportsAuthor(s): Hermineh Aramin, Pratistha Koirala, Abhishek Shah, Kendall Adams, Natalia Buza, Sapna Desai, Melissa Fairbairn, David Goldenberg, Wenli Gao, Linus Chuang, Ramapriya Vidhun, Vaagn Andikyan
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2019Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Patrick Murphy, Le Kang, Michele Fleming, Connie Atkinson, Rachel Pryor, Kaila Cooper, Emily Godbout, Michael P. Stevens, Michelle Doll, Gonzalo BearmanWe employed an interrupted time series analysis to assess the impact of ultraviolet-C light disinfection at terminal discharge in an oncology unit and a bone marrow transplant unit on the incidence of hospital-acquired infections. The deployment of ultraviolet-C light disinfection was associated with a significant decrease in the rate of Clostridioides difficile infect...
ConclusionIn this small hypothesis generating study low levels of SA were associated with the occurrence of NOAF. It remains to be shown if increasing SA levels lowers the incidence of NOAF.
Publication date: Available online 17 November 2019Source: Pharmacological ResearchAuthor(s): Ali Dehshahri, Milad Ashrafizadeh, Elham Ghasemipour Afshar, Abbas Pardakhty, Ali Mandegary, Reza Mohammadinejad, Gautam SethiAbstractTopoisomerase enzymes have shown unique roles in replication and transcription. These enzymes which were initially found in Escherichia coli have attracted considerable attention as target molecules for cancer therapy. Nowadays, there are several topoisomerase inhibitors in the market to treat or at least control the progression of cancer. However, significant toxicity, low solubility and poor pharm...
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2019Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental PracticeAuthor(s): Walter J. Psoter, Erin T. Shope
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