CME Sonography 87: Condition after Flu and Thoracic Pain on the Right.
[CME Sonography 87: Condition after Flu and Thoracic Pain on the Right]. Praxis (Bern 1994). 2019 Sep;108(11):751-752 Authors: Tuma J PMID: 31480956 [PubMed - in process]
A 46-year-old woman with a history of sickle cell disease and associated predialysis stage V chronic kidney disease (CKD) with secondary hyperparathyroidism presented with fever, severe extremity pain, and perioral numbness. On examination, she had a prominent Chvostek ’s sign, carpopedal spasm, hyperactive tendon reflexes, and a nontender mass in the left lobe of her thyroid gland. She was not on bisphosphonates or calcimimetics and had not been taking her prescribed calcitriol for 2 weeks.
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This study examines the embodied experience of 68 women who sought abortion services in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Social stigma and restrictive abortion laws were major barriers to care at the time of study, providing the opportunity to explore the ways biological, social, and structural factors shape embodiment. Those who obtained an abortion either traveled abroad for clinical care or self-managed a medication abortion at home. Participant's perceptions of pain, the fetus, the method (medication vs. surgical), and environment in which they sought abortion care (at home vs. in a clinic) were shaped by ...
ConclusionThe results may have practical implications when it comes to taking preventive and therapeutic measures in the vulnerable adolescent population.
Final results from the ACHIEVE II randomized, placebo-controlled trial confirm the safety and efficacy of the CGRP antagonist for acute migraine. FDA action is expected next month.Medscape Medical News
We present the case of a 5-year-old female who developed compartment syndrome of her left foot 26 hours after sustaining an isolated crush injury to the distal forefoot. Her treatment included emergent fasciotomy in combination with 20 hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments. The progression of her acute digital ischemia was monitored by using serial fluorescence microangiography studies performed at 17 hours, 7 days, and 3 weeks postinjury. Throughout these serial studies, improvement in hypofluorescence was noted involving the dorsolateral midfoot, as well as digits 3, 4, and 5, which correlated with physical examination. T...
ConclusionAortic dissection in pregnancy is relatively rare, but physicians should be on high alert for the condition when a pregnant woman has chest pain. Early diagnosis and adequate treatment in addition to regular multidisciplinary care are crucial to achieve favourable results.
Publication date: Available online 19 November 2019Source: Case Reports in Women's HealthAuthor(s): Omar Viswanath, Ivan Urits
Conclusions Depression is common among NH residents in Jordan and is associated significantly with poor QoL. This study yielded empirical data that may be used to develop strategies to enhance or promote the mental health status and QoL of NH residents in Jordan.
Publication date: Available online 20 November 2019Source: Brain, Behavior, and ImmunityAuthor(s): Akiko Eguchi, Sanae Fukuda, Hirohiko Kuratsune, Junzo Nojima, Yasuhito Nakatomi, Yasuyoshi Watanabe, Ariel E. FeldsteinAbstractMyalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a serious, debilitating disorder with a wide spectrum of symptoms, including pain, depression, and neurocognitive deterioration. Over 17 million people around the world have ME/CFS, predominantly women with peak onset at 30-50 years. Given the wide spectrum of symptoms and unclear etiology, specific biomarkers for diagnosis and stratificat...