Complicated Blastomycosis of the Skull Base Presenting as Otitis Media

This case report describes a man in his 50s with diabetes mellitus who presented with 2 months of right-sided aural fullness and tinnitus without fever or pain and was subsequently diagnosed with Blastomyces dermatitidis –associated skull base osteomyelitis.
Source: JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 31 March 2020Source: Materials Today: ProceedingsAuthor(s): K. Senthil Kannan, S. Gayathri Devi, Prithiviraj Nagarajan, G. Flora, R. Ranadevan
Source: Materials Today: Proceedings - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Authors: Annunziato J, Shor D, Parikh S Abstract Heterotopic ossification (HO) is excess bone growth in soft tissues, typically juxta-articular and interfascicular, with varying incidence. This excess bone growth has been well-documented in cases of traumatic amputation but less frequently observed in cases of nontraumatic amputation. Symptomatic heterotopic ossification usually includes pain during prosthetic use with management involving prosthetic adjustments for comfort. This atypical case highlights a patient with a nontraumatic amputation and a proximal-oriented large spur formation that was not painful with ...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research
Authors: Headman ZC, Matson MC, Schneider RP, Potter JL, Loguda-Summers DL, Bhatia S, Kondrashova T Abstract Context: Various forms of simulation-based training, including training models, increase training opportunities and help assess performance of a task. However, commercial training models for lumbar puncture and epidural procedures are costly. Objective: To assess medical students' and residents' perception of 3-dimensional (3D)-printed lumbar, cervical, and pelvic models for mastering joint injection techniques and to determine the utility of ultrasonography-guided needle procedure training. Methods:...
Source: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: J Am Osteopath Assoc Source Type: research
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Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news
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Source: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Atheroscler Thromb Source Type: research
Purpose of review Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a pervasive and growing health concern that has a significant impact on mortality and morbidity, putting stress on global healthcare systems. CKD affects ∼14% of general populations and ∼36% of high-risk populations and is projected to rise in the coming decade due to increasing rates of diabetes and hypertension. Recent findings Screen, triage, and treat programs aim to detect early stage disease with the intention of promoting medical and lifestyle interventions in line with a patient's level of risk that may slow disease progression and reduce morbidity and ...
Source: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PREVENTION: Edited by Navdeep Tangri Source Type: research
Purpose of review Recently in October 2019 a Global Consensus Position on the use of Testosterone Therapy for Women was published. The use of testosterone and other agents for female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is an important topic for the urologist focusing on sexual health. This review describes the known causes for FSD, and discusses the role of androgens in this disorder, the evidence for using testosterone treatment, and other current and emerging therapies. Recent findings A recent meta-analysis, published in The Lancet Diabetes &Endocrinology evaluated a total of 36 randomized control trials spanning 1990&nda...
Source: Current Opinion in Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: GENDER MEDICINE, INFERTILITY AND ERECTILE FUNCTION: Edited by Ryan Flannigan and Ranjith Ramasamy Source Type: research
Publication date: September 2020Source: Value in Health Regional Issues, Volume 22Author(s): Faris El-Dahiyat, Islam Eljilany
Source: Value in Health Regional Issues - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
OBJECTIVES: Recent guidelines advise limiting opioid prescriptions for acute pain to a three-day supply; however, scant literature quantifies opioid use patterns after an emergency department (ED) visit. We sought to describe opioid consumption patterns af...
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Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums
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