Oral health related quality of life and determinant factors in patients with head and neck cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: The results showed a high impact of the oral health in the quality of life of patients with head and neck cancer was observed. Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics can exert influence on the quality of life of patients with head and neck cancer. PMID: 31011137 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
In conclusion, the results of the ISCHEMIA trial are in good accordance with those of the MR-INFORM trial recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine, as the noninvasive management of a large proportion of patients with CAD was shown to be noninferior to current invasive strategies. Recent outcome data from trials may therefore have an impact on future guidelines to further reduce the execution of unnecessary left heart catheterizations. PMID: 32458013 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 28 May 2020Source: Hepatobiliary &Pancreatic Diseases InternationalAuthor(s): Yue Yan, Yun-Hai Luo, Dao-Feng Zheng, Tong Mu, Zhong-Jun Wu
Conclusion: The study landscape of this review highlights the scarcity of, poor reporting on, and unclear methodologic quality of research on SBS strain patterns in disease and health. It is still unclear whether and to what extent specific SBS strain patterns occur in impaired health states compared with healthy controls. Future studies should seek to improve study methods and reporting and minimize the risk of bias. PMID: 32451540 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Hallgren RC, Rowan JJ Abstract Context: Osteopathic physicians often target the rectus capitis posterior minor (RCPm) and rectus capitis posterior major (RCPM) muscles when using muscle energy or soft tissue cervical techniques to treat patients with head and neck pain. The RCPm and RCPM muscles are located deep within the posterior occipitoatlantal and atlantoaxial interspaces, respectively. Objective: To characterize the functional role of RCPm and RCPM muscles by comparing electromyographic (EMG) activation patterns of these muscles with EMG activation patterns of specific flexor and extensor muscle...
Authors: Ponna V, Talsma J, Pierce-Talsma S PMID: 32451545 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Snyder LL, Knox SC, Smutny CJ Abstract Hip pain in adults is a common complaint. Secondary processes can often mask underlying conditions, prolonging the course to diagnosis and definitive treatment. In this case, a 74-year-old man presented to an outpatient clinic after 6 weeks of right hip pain that began upon initiation of a rehabilitation program following coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Various imaging and treatment modalities (including radiography, osteopathic manipulative treatment, injection of the greater trochanteric bursa, L2-3 paravertebral block, magnetic resonance imaging, and intra-ar...
Publication date: Available online 27 May 2020Source: American Journal of OtolaryngologyAuthor(s): Theodwros-Leonidas Pantazis, Aris I. Giotakis, Sotirios Karamagkiolas, Ioannis Giotakis, Manousos Konstantoulakis, Aliki Liakea, Evangelos P. Misiakos
Publication date: Available online 28 May 2020Source: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial ResearchAuthor(s): Danielle Rocha do Val, Mirna Marques Bezerra, Francisco Isaac Fernandes Gomes, Christiane Aguiar Nobre, Suzana Capistrano Teixeira, Jonas Cavalcante Lemos, Karuza Maria Alves Pereira, Vicente de Paulo Teixeira Pinto, Antônio Alfredo Rodrigues e Silva, Eryvelton de Sousa Franco, Maria Bernadete de Sousa Maia, Hellíada Vasconcelos Chaves
CONCLUSION: The results of the present study suggest that pembrolizumab seems less effective in the real-life population than in the pivotal clinical trials in patients with NSCLC but remains an effective treatment option for patients with NSCLC. Longer follow-up is needed. PMID: 32458769 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: Nonrandomized comparison of different surgical approaches is challenging. In our experience, 3D-VATS was safe and effective and offered excellent operative perception and sensitivity, enabling safer dissection of hilar structures. The 3D-VATS system helped skilled surgeons beyond the boundaries of more oncologically aggressive surgery. PMID: 32458749 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]