Normal Liver Stiffness Values in Children: A Comparison of Three Different Elastography Methods

Conclusions: All methods showed excellent feasibility. 2D-SWE showed significantly lower LSM values than pSWE and TE, and lower failure rate compared to TE. Our results further indicate an age and sex effect on LSM values.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Hepatology Source Type: research

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This study shows that in the majority of adult patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome, both driving pressure and respiratory system compliance can be reliably measured during pressure support (assisted) ventilation.Higher driving pressure measured during pressure support (assisted) ventilation significantly associates with increased intensive care unit mortality, whereas peak inspiratory pressure does not.Lower respiratory system compliance also significantly associates with increased intensive care unit mortality.Background Driving pressure, the difference between plateau pressure and positive end-expiratory pr...
Source: Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Here’s why it’s best to remove false teeth before surgery: You just might swallow them. A medical journal is reporting the case of a 72-year-old British man whose partial dentures apparently got stuck in his throat during surgery and weren’t discovered for eight days. The man went to the emergency room because he was having a hard time swallowing and was coughing up blood. Doctors ordered a chest X-ray, diagnosed him with pneumonia and sent him home with antibiotics and steroids. It took another hospital visit before another X-ray revealed the problem: His dentures — a metal roof plate and three fal...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized onetime United Kingdom Source Type: news
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Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Letter to Editor Source Type: research
We report a case where coronary artery calcification on chest CT scan incidentally detected in an asymptomatic patient who was found to have significant coronary artery disease which resulted in perioperative morbidity.
Source: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionUtilization of an MRI Try Without sedation program, with child life specialist interventions, decreased the wait time for obtaining an MRI while still providing diagnostic-quality images.
Source: Pediatric Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Conclusions and significance: DI-SCT is a safe and non-invasive modality for diagnosing the obstructive sites in OSAS patients. PMID: 31373241 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The lower binding potential of [11C]CIMBI-5 in comparison to [11C]MDL100907 is likely due to the preferential binding of the former to the high affinity site in vivo in contrast to the antagonist,  [11C]MDL100907, which binds to both high and low affinity sites. PMID: 31356761 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: J Pharm Pharm Sci Source Type: research
By now most of us are familiar with Brexit, the UK’s pending divorce with the European Union. But in a play on that term, British doctors are also moving towards an exit they’ve dubbed “TRexit” from the most common sort of prostate biopsy: the transrectal ultrasound guided biopsy, or TRUS. Men who test positive on the PSA cancer screening test will usually have a prostate biopsy that’s performed in either of two ways. With a TRUS, doctors guided by an ultrasound machine can sample the prostate using a biopsy needle inserted through the rectum. Alternatively, the biopsy needle can be inserted (...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Diagnosis Prostate Knowledge HPK Source Type: blogs
This is a guest post from one of our patients. She is 32 and recently froze her eggs at Malpani Infertility ClinicOur 20 ’s and early 30's may be theeasiest time to have a baby but it's not always the best time - for a lot of good reasons. We are at the top of our career and want to grow professionally; we want to prepare emotionally and financially to be parents ; and we are unwilling to settle for Mr. RightNow instead of Mr. Right.The problem is that the biological clock is ticking on - and we can hear it loud and clear ! The good news is that with a little medical help , we can freeze time , to plan for the future...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
Is anyone here aware of any formal training programs for pediatric sedation that last for a month or two? There is an increasing push for pediatric hospitalists to take over sedation services for minor procedures and scans, and so far the training programs they are using seems to be following the dental model (i.e. two days of training and then best of luck). I was wondering if anyone knew of an alternative that was more substantial.
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Anesthesiology Source Type: forums
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