LITFL Review 325

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 325th 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. Readers can subscribe to LITFL review RSS or LITFL review EMAIL subscription The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week The New York Times ignited FOAM controversy earlier this week with what many felt was a biased and poorly-researched article examining the use of tPA in ischemic stroke. Mary Chris Jaklevic recently posted an excellent and reasoned response, highlighting the uncertainty and harm that was given short shrift in the NYT piece. [RP, SR]  Fantastic use of narrative medicine from Jess Mason at dasSMACC as she tells the story of Jonathan, the patient who comes to the ED for sickle cell pain crisis. [SR]   The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine The CanadiEM team shine their torch and TinyTips series into the blown pupil of brain herniation this week.  Short and sharp focused review. [CC] We’ve all seen “pseudoseizures,” but tune in to ERCast to recall why it’s more than “faking it.” [MG] Dr. Smith shows us again why t...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Education LITFL review Source Type: blogs

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Source: Social Work in Health Care - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 January 2020Source: Arthroscopy TechniquesAuthor(s): Jeong Woo Kim, Dae Jin NamAbstractThe treatment of massive and irreparable rotator cuff tears remains a challenge for shoulder surgeons. When treating patients with chronic rotator cuff tears, especially those with severe fatty degeneration, severe tendon retraction, or muscle atrophy, the risk of re-tear and persistent severe pain persists. Therefore, surgeons can choose from numerous options. Superior capsular reconstruction (SCR) was introduced as a technique to maintain the stability of the upper shoulder and stabilize the muscle...
Source: Arthroscopy Techniques - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Sports Sciences - Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 January 2020Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical RheumatologyAuthor(s): Ayşe A. KüçükdeveciAbstractThe goals in the management of established rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are to control pain and disease activity, prevent further joint damage, and enhance functioning and quality of life. Despite the fact that aggressive and the early use of biological and nonbiological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs have been associated with substantial gains in clinical, radiological, and disability outcomes, a considerable proportion of patients still report significant p...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 January 2020Source: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRIAuthor(s): Supreeta Arya, Saugata Sen, Reena Engineer, Avanish Saklani, Tarun PandeyAbstractHigh-resolution phased array external MRI is the first investigation of choice in rectal cancer for local staging, both in the primary and restaging situations. Use of MRI helps differentiate between those with good prognosis, which can be offered upfront surgery and the poor prognostic cases where treatment intensification is needed. MRI identified poor prognostic factors are threatened or involved mesorectal fascia, T3 tumors with> 5mm e...
Source: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 January 2020Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional RadiologyAuthor(s): Yumei Yang, Yanfang Zhang, Yumin Wu, Jibing Chen, Bing Liang, Quanhong Chen, Qiuyu Wang, Jialing Lyu, Yong Li, Feng Mu, Duanming DuAbstractPurposeTo evaluate the efficacy and safety of percutaneous argon-helium cryoablation (CA) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) abutting the diaphragm (
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
We report, for the first time, that classical relaxing music decreases the amplitude of the brain pulsatile movements related to cerebral blood flow and mechanical properties of the brain parenchyma, which provides further evidence of the involvement of BTP in emotional reactivity. In addition, we validate the use of TPI as a non-invasive, portable and low cost tool for studies in psychophysiology, with the potential to be implemented as a biomarker in musicotherapy trials notably.
Source: International Journal of Psychophysiology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
ConclusionCombined Rendez-vous isthmoplasty is feasible, safe, and effective in experienced hands, giving the surgeon a comprehensive evaluation of the anatomy of the isthmocele, and increasing the odds of a complete resection and restoration of the anatomy 4, 5, 6, 7. In this patient, the procedure was uneventful, without any intra- or postoperative complications, and the symptoms were completely controlled.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 January 2020Source: PharmaNutritionAuthor(s): F. Tomazini, A.C. Santos-Mariano, V.A. Andrade-Souza, V.C. Sebben, C.A. De Maria, D.B. Coelho, R. Bertuzzi, M.D. Silva-Cavalcante, A.E. Lima-SilvaAbstractAcetaminophen has been combined with caffeine for therapeutic purpose, but the effect of co-ingestion of acetaminophen and caffeine on exercise performance has not been investigated. To determine the effect of isolated and combined ingestion of caffeine and acetaminophen on performance during a 4-km cycling time-trial (4 T T). Eleven men, completed a 4 T T one h...
Source: PharmaNutrition - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 January 2020Source: Microbial PathogenesisAuthor(s): Mani Divya, Marimuthu Govindarajan, Sivashanmugam Karthikeyan, Elumalai Preetham, Naiyf S. Alharbi, Shine Kadaikunnan, Jamal M. Khaled, Taghreed N. Almanaa, Baskaralingam VaseeharanAbstractβ-Glucan-binding protein (βGBP) is important for the rational expansion of molecular biology. Here, zinc oxide nanoparticle (ZnONP) was synthesized using βGBP from the crab Scylla serrata (Ss-βGBP-ZnONP). Ss-βGBP-ZnONP was observed as a 100 kDa band on sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel and characterized with UV&nd...
Source: Microbial Pathogenesis - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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