Preoperative Carbohydrate Loading in Patients Undergoing Thoracic Surgery: A Quality-Improvement Project.
CONCLUSIONS: Carbohydrate loading can decrease postoperative nausea and pain in patients undergoing thoracic surgery. PMID: 31445819 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
It's been my sense that this specialty is counter-cyclical in nature. If the economy tanks and more people are out of work, filing comp &disability claims, will this be good for the specialty?
The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of digital ulcers (DUs) in daily life of systemic sclerosis (SSc) Spanish patients. We developed a multicenter observational study to compare functional disability in SSc patients with active DUs vs. those without DUs. An additional correlation between perception of patients and physicians on disability due to DUs was performed. A total of 199 patients were enrolled, 70 (35%) with DUs. Patients with DUs were younger (48 vs. 58 years;p
This study aims to validate this observation. Blood levels of seven cytokines were measured in 120 patients with pSS from the United Kingdom Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome Registry and 30 age-matched healthy non-fatigued controls. Patient-reported scores for fatigue were classified acco rding to severity and compared to cytokine levels using analysis of variance. The differences between cytokines in cases and controls were evaluated using Wilcoxon test. A logistic regression model was used to determine the most important identifiers of fatigue. Five cytokines, interferon-γ-induced protein-10 (IP-10), tumour ne...
Honestly, I typically wait atleast a 8months or 1 year before doing a SCS trial and usually after 1-2 ESIs didnt help. But I'm wondering if I'm too conservative.... Surgeons do their surgeries and usually tell patients, "it may take 6months to 1 year" to fuse. They tell their patients that we arent necessarily doing the surgery for pain, but to "stabilize" the spine. I was recently told that in theory if after 3months and there's no fusion or pseudoarthrosis, then one should consider... when after fusion/laminectomy do yo consider SCS therapy?
The unnamed woman from Vietnam woke up in sudden pain. At hospital, a doctor discovered a large cockroach stuck inside the canal which took a couple of minutes to remove.
ConclusionsExtra-pelvic endometriosis, traditionally thought to be rare, have been reported in a considerable number of cases. Heightened awareness and clinical suspicion of the disease, and multi-disciplinary approach is recommended to achieve prompt diagnosis and optimize patient outcomes. At this time, there are no comparative studies to provide recommendations regarding optimal diagnostic methods, treatment options and outcomes for endometriosis involving extra-pelvic sites.
ConclusionsGVS appeared as a well-tolerated and powerful procedure for the relief of experimental pain, probably through physiological interaction within insular nociceptive networks. Either isolated or in combination with other types of vestibular activation (e.g., optokinetic stimuli), GVS deserves being tested in clinical settings.
ConclusionThe twin block is effective in the long-term management of masticatory myofascial pain as compared to trigger point injections.Trial RegistrationClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03870191
AbstractMigraine is a disabling and recurrent neurological disorder characterized by headache attacks that are often accompanied by sensory and motor disturbances. The value and importance of reliable biomarkers in migraine have been long recognized and a diverse range of biomarkers from biological samples to electrophysiological patterns and brain imaging has been proposed. There is still no consensus on specific biomarker(s) for migraine. Ideally, not a single but a battery of biomarkers would provide a multidisciplinary way to understand and treat migraine better. Translational research has witnessed an escalating numbe...
AbstractA 35 ‐year‐old African American male with a history of seizures, presented with nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, thrombocytopenia (platelet count of 48,000) and acute renal failure (BUN/creatinine – 30/5.6). Urinalysis showed mild proteinuria and microscopic hematuria. He was diagnosed with syste mic lupus erythematosus (SLE) on the basis of positive ANA, anti‐dsDNA, arthritis, thrombocytopenia and hypocomplementemia fulfilling 5 of 11 SLE criteria (1). He also was positive for antibodies to cardiolipin, beta2‐glycoprotein‐I and lupus anticoagulant. ADAMTS13 level was lower than norma l b...