Trimethyllysine, a trimethylamine N-oxide precursor, provides near- and long-term prognostic value in patients presenting with acute coronary syndromes
We examined the relationship between plasma TML levels and incident CV events in patients presenting with acute coronary syndromes (ACS).Methods and results Plasma levels of TML were quantified in two independent cohorts using mass spectrometry, and its relationship with CV events was investigated. In a Cleveland Cohort (N = 530), comprised of patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain and suspected ACS, TML was associated with major adverse cardiac events (MACE, myocardial infarction, stroke, need for revascularization, or all-cause mortality) over both 30 days [3rd tertile (T3), adjusted od ds ratio (OR) 1.77, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.04–3.01;P
Authors: Tonlorenzi D, Brunelli M, Conti M, Covani U, Traina G Abstract Increasing occlusal vertical dimension (OVD) by means of oral splints is a practice widely used in the treatment of temporomandibular disorders (TMD), specifically myofascial pain, although the results are still uncertain. Oral splints with a vertical height that significantly exceeds the clinical rest position are considered by some researchers to be a better therapeutic solution in alleviating TMD symptoms than are "low" splints.In our observational study, 21 patients suffering from myofascial pain were examined for the effects of w...
Conclusion: This case report highlights how pubalgia may be misdiagnosed as a lumbar disc herniation and may inadvertently lead to unnecessary lumbar surgery. PMID: 31819818 [PubMed]
Conclusion: Two holocervical cord intramedullary ependymomas were safely and effectively surgically resected without incurring significant perioperative morbidity. PMID: 31819817 [PubMed]
Authors: Sangrador M, Olvera JG, Ortiz VM Abstract A 25-year-old woman presented with a 4 months history of progressive pain and tumefaction in the right parietal region. Deformity of the scalp was evident, and a biopsy was taken, reporting a high- grade dermatofibrosarcoma. She underwent surgical management, achieving a gross total resection. Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is a rare tumor arising from the dermis. It tends to have an indolent course and local recurrence after excision. PMID: 31819815 [PubMed]
CONCLUSION: Despite some limitations, the higher number of quality-adjusted life years gained vs rehab and the high probability of reaching a cost-utility ratio lower than the Italian informal acceptability range (€25,000-40,000) make rehab/aboBoNT-A a cost-effective healthcare programme for treating patients with post-stroke spasticity in Italy. PMID: 31820010 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Ekinci M, Ciftci B, Atalay YO PMID: 31818090 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Researchers analyzed 11 years of data from more than 65,000 people, ages 40-79, living in the American Southeast. More than two-thirds of the participants were black, and about two-thirds were at high risk for heart attack or stroke at the start of the study period.
Conclusion: Perceived Physical Health should be evaluated and addressed by clinicians during treatment, particularly with older, female and less severe patients. Lifestyle interventions might be implemented. PMID: 31819755 [PubMed]
Conclusion Spaceflight and exploration of the galaxyâs expanses are a risk-inherent, but worthy endeavor. Back on terra firma, state-of-the-art medical devices offer life-changing and often life-saving applications to patients. In order for todayâs device makers to survive in a competitive and challenging marketplace, every production advantage must be pursued. On the cusp of 2020, companies simply canât afford to retain legacy DHR data systems when superior, more efficient tools are right at their fingertips. Thankfully, it doesnât take a moonshot eff...