Percutaneous US-guided combined ethanol and tetracycline injection for treating symptomatic simple and hydatid hepatic cysts

Conclusion: combined ethanol and tetracycline seems to be more effective, non expensive, more sustained action and more comfortable to our patients than single ethanol use.
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

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Being in a dry environment, such as on a plane, can cause dehydration and heart issues. According to Mellanie True Hills, CEO of, a patient advocacy organization that hosts the number one arrhythmia site and one of the top five heart disease sites worldwide, “The significantly dry air on a plane wicks moisture out of the body, causing dehydration quickly. Dehydration thickens the blood and depletes the body of essential minerals such as potassium and magnesium. Magnesium regulates the heart rhythm and potassium helps it work. Inadequate levels of potassium or magnesium can trigger abnormal heart rhythms,...
Source: Embrace Your Heart Wellness Initiative - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Diet and Nutrition Tips Heart Health Source Type: blogs
To prospectively compare the therapeutic effect, pain and inflammatory response after uterine artery embolization (UAE) using nonspherical polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) or tris-acryl gelatin microsphere (TGM).
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Scientific Session 18 Source Type: research
The purpose of this study is to retrospectively analyze and compare the incidence of diarrhea and/or other gastrointestinal side effects in two cohorts of patients who underwent CT-guided celiac plexus neurolysis with either alcohol or cryoablation for the management of intractable abdominal pain over a 5-year period at a tertiary academic care center.
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Scientific e-Poster Source Type: research
Kratom or Mitragna speciosa is a tropical tree that is indigenous to Southeast Asia, where it has been used for various medicinal reasons. In the West, it is used in the self-treatment of opioid withdrawal, pain, and a variety of mood and anxiety states. T...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
PURPOSE: Opioids are commonly prescribed for acute pain after surgery. However, it is unclear whether these prescriptions are usually modified to account for patient age and, in particular, opioid-related risks among older adults. We therefore sought to de...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: There appear to be unpredictable, positive sequelae that ranged from improvements in mental illness symptoms to reduction in physical pain and morphine withdrawal symptoms. Also, an LSD overdose while in early pregnancy did not appear to cause harm to the fetus. PMID: 32048609 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs - Category: Addiction Tags: J Stud Alcohol Drugs Source Type: research
This study uses student reflective essays to explore these formative educational experiences. METHODS: Using content analysis, the authors analyzed a collection of 802 medical student reflective essays written during core clerkships (excluding Psychiatry), coding for ethical and professional themes as well as descriptions of substance use disorders. In addition to the qualitative identification of themes, the authors used chi-square analysis to determine which themes had statistically significant associations with substance use disorders. RESULTS: Fifty-three essays described patients with substance use disorders. ...
Source: The Journal of American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Acad Psychiatry Source Type: research
ConclusionLaparoscopic cholecystostomy was effective in this obese patient with acute cholecystitis and NASH cirrhosis. Using a low-carbohydrate diet with exercise, her weight decreased, and subsequent open cholecystectomy was uneventful.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Abstract The neurokinins are a class of peptide signaling molecules that mediate a range of central and peripheral functions including pain processing, gastrointestinal function, stress responses, and anxiety. Recent data have linked these neuropeptides with drug-related behaviors. Specifically, substance P (SP) and neurokinin B (NKB), have been shown to influence responses to alcohol, cocaine, and/or opiate drugs. SP and NKB preferentially bind to the neurokinin-1 receptor (NK1R) and neurokinin-3 receptor (NK3R), respectively, but do have some affinity for all classes of neurokinin receptor at high concentrations...
Source: Brain Research - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Brain Res Source Type: research
Conclusion Learning how to pay attention to our attention (meta-attention) can be transformative. Using principles from cognitive science, we can create a comprehensive approach (attention capital theory in medicine) to reclaim the meaning and joy that has been depleted from our profession. Increasing the difficulty of our work to match our skill level, delegating low-level tasks to help us focus on critical steps in our physician zone, creating rules to eliminate distractions, and noticing both the wonder and suffering around us may be more important than resilience training or wellness modules. Although well-intention...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Medical Practice Physicians Burnout physician burnout physician wellness Sanj Katyal Source Type: blogs
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