Haiti's rural Central Plateau: Baseline data from mobile health clinics.

This study provides valuable baseline health data for those providing medical care in the Central Plateau of Haiti. Effective health care targets include intestinal parasitic infections and malnourishment for children; hypertension and GERD for adults. PMID: 30122678 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: J Health Care Poor Underserved Source Type: research

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Authors: Schulte C, Zeller T Abstract Cardiovascular (CV) risk assessment is based on the utilization of risk scores, enabling clinicians to estimate an individual's risk to develop CV pathologies and events. Such risk scores comprise classic CV risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, hypertension, and blood cholesterol levels. Recently, other CV biomarkers such as cardiac troponins have been suggested and evaluated as alternative biomarkers not only in the acute diagnostic setting of myocardial infarction, but also as markers for risk stratification in the general population. In this review, we summarize the curre...
Source: Herz - Category: Cardiology Tags: Herz Source Type: research
Authors: Broadhead DY, Douglas HE, Bezjian Wallace LM, Wallace PJ, Tamura S, Morgan KC, Hemler DE Abstract Back pain and its associated complications are of increasing importance among military members. The sacroiliac joint (SIJ) is a common source of chronic low back pain (LBP) and functional disability. Many patients suffering from chronic LBP utilize opioids to help control their symptoms. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been used extensively to treat pain emanating from many different musculoskeletal origins; however, its use in the SIJ has been studied only on a limited basis. The patient in this case report pr...
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
I am thinking about possibly doing a Psychiatry fellowship in the future and I heard some guy on Reddit mentioning "Interventional Pain Psychiatry", but I haven't been able to find any information about this fellowship online. All I found was something called "Interventional Psychiatry" where they do ECT and Ketamine infusions. What's the difference and how can I find out more information about these two? Does anyone know about these subspecialties?
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: forums
Authors: Silveira C, Guedes R, Maia D, Curral R, Coelho R Abstract Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disabling neuroinflammatory disease. Psychiatric manifestations have a high prevalence in MS patients and may worsen the illness progression and the patients' quality of life (QoL). Depression is a highly prevalent condition in MS patients, associated with poorer adherence to treatment, decreased functional status and QoL, and increased suicide risk. Diagnosis and treatment of this disorder is challenging because of symptom overlap. Other prevalent psychiatric comorbidities are anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder...
Source: Psychiatry Investigation - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Investig Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 7 December 2019Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic DisordersAuthor(s): Elena Marín-Manzano, Covadonga Mendieta-Azcona, Luis Riera-del-Moral, Juan Carlos López-GutiérrezAbstractBackgroundVenous malformations (VMs) are the most frequent congenital vascular malformations. Pain and deformity are the main symptoms and usually progressive in untreated patients. Current therapeutic options are surgery (frequently partial resections with an uncomfortable postoperative period), sclerotherapy (often limited because of the need for high doses and the potent...
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionWe believe that mesenteric defects should be closed after laparoscopic resection of the left side of transverse colon, regardless of their size.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionPhysicians must consider the FHH among differential diagnosis of secondary rib lesions. Surgical resection is the treatment of choice; the risk of recurrence or metastasis is neglectable.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
I do an occasional deposition for some extra money and was recently asked to do a video taped one that will be played in the courtroom. Is this a common request? Any thoughts? Also, is the best way to prepare for these to just be familiar with the patient’s case? Should I be asking for any additional info from the patients attorney to prepare? Thanks!
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums
CONCLUSIONS: CNB and SSNB have similar effects on pain relief, complications and functional recovery in patients receiving TKA. The optimal analgesic regimen for patients after TKA needs further identification. PMID: 31808660 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Minerva Anestesiologica - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Minerva Anestesiol Source Type: research
We examined our primary care birth cohort of 158,510 pediatric patients, of whom 214 patients met 2017 FPIES diagnostic criteria. We measured the influence of FPIES on developing subsequent atopic disease.ResultsPediatric FPIES incidence was between 0.17% and 0.42% depending on birth year. As in prior reports, most patients had an acute presentation (78%), and milk, soy, oat, rice, potato, and egg were common triggers. The mean age of diagnosis was 6.8 months. Atopic comorbidity was higher in patients with FPIES compared with healthy children (AD, 20.6% vs 11.7%; IgE-FA, 23.8% vs 4.0%; asthma, 26.6% vs 18.4%; AR, 28.0% vs 16.7%; P
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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