Comparison of the Analgesic Effect of Sufentanil versus Fentanyl in Intravenous Patient-Controlled Analgesia after Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: A Randomized, Double-blind, Prospective Study.

Conclusions: In comparison with fentanyl, sufentanil showed comparable analgesic efficacy and safety with less analgesic consumption (under a potency ratio of 1:5) in IV-PCA after total laparoscopic hysterectomy. Therefore, we suggest that sufentanil can be a useful alternative to fentanyl for IV-PCA. PMID: 31673234 [PubMed - in process]
Source: International Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Int J Med Sci Source Type: research

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THE MAJORITY of hospitalised coronavirus patients have been found to suffer neurological symptoms, according to a new study, with the most common symptoms being muscle pain and headaches.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Symptoms are almost always mild during the first few days and may look indistinguishable from a run-of-the-mill cold or bout of flu. Those nondescript symptoms include a stuffy nose, cough, low-grade fever, muscle aches, fatigue, headache, and gastrointestinal complaints like diarrhea and abdominal pain.
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall President Trump Coronavirus Source Type: news
​Cerumen impaction removal may not be considered an emergent procedure in the emergency department, but this omnipresent natural phenomenon will bring patients, from infants to the elderly, to your department at all hours of the day and night because loss of hearing is a foreign and uncomfortable sensation.Cerumen impaction can cause complete hearing loss, pain, dizziness, chronic cough, and even infection. Patients who attempt to remove cerumen at home can end up with otitis externa or otitis media and even tympanic membrane trauma. The cerumen can block visualization of the tympanic membrane so TM rupture or ear infect...
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The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection has recently spread worldwide was declared a pandemic on March 11. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 disease are fever, fatigue, and dry cough. Some patients may experience pain and aches, nasal congestion, cold, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Currently, the source of the virus is still unknown. However, all available evidence indicates that the origin of this virus is a natural animal and that it is not a manufactured virus. The virus spreads faster than ...
Source: Reviews in Medical Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Tags: VIROLOGY Source Type: research
A 19-year-old man with no significant past medical history presented to the emergency department for symptoms of fevers, cough, abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. He reported having cyclical fevers up to 103 °F for the past week. Four days before presentation, he developed nonlocalized abdominal pain and episodes of nonbloody emesis, not associated with any specific foods. He did not have diarrhea or constipation, and was passing flatus. He also developed a dry cough. Emesis was not associated with cou ghing fits.
Source: Mayo Clinic Proceedings - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Residents ’ clinic Source Type: research
HORSHAM, PA, September 30, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson &Johnson announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved SIMPONI ARIA® (golimumab) for patients 2 years of age and older for the treatment of active pJIA and has extended the PsA indication for this same patient population. “This latest FDA approval of SIMPONI ARIA for pediatric use in active pJIA and active PsA not only brings a new option to young patients living with these diseases but also adds to the growing body of evidence for this treatment,” said Mathai Mammen, M.D., Ph.D., Glob...
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Children get sick; it’s part of life. They catch colds, they get fevers, they throw up and get diarrhea. Most of the time, it’s nothing at all. But this year, as we struggle through the COVID-19 pandemic, every sniffle will be complicated. The problem is, the symptoms of COVID-19 can be not just mild, but similar to the symptoms of all the common illnesses kids get all the time. Symptoms can include fever, even a mild one cough (that you don’t have another clear reason for) breathing difficulty sore throat or runny nose (that you don’t have another clear reason for) loss of taste or smell headache ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Adolescent health Children's Health Cold and Flu Coronavirus and COVID-19 Parenting Source Type: blogs
An 83-year-old Singaporean man presented to clinic for abdominal pain associated with loss of appetite and weight. He had a significant past medical history of hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, previously treated pulmonary tuberculosis, benign prostatic hyperplasia and peripheral vascular disease. His chronic medications included, aspirin, omeprazole, simvastatin and losartan. Otherwise, he did not have any fever, chills, vomiting, diarrhea, haematochezia, melena, change in bowel habits, cough, dyspnea, chest pain, headache, myalgia, joint pain, dizziness, odynophagia or dysphagia.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Diagnostic Dilemma Source Type: research
Rationale: The Goodpasture syndrome is an extremely rare disease, with renal and pulmonary manifestations, and is mediated by anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) antibodies. Renal pathological changes are mainly characterized by glomerular crescent formation and linear immunofluorescent staining for immunoglobulin G on the GBM. There are few reports on the atypical course of the syndrome involving serum-negative anti-GBM antibodies. Therefore, we present a case of Goodpasture syndrome that presented with nephrotic-range proteinuria and was seronegative for anti-GBM antibodies. Patient concerns: A 38-year-old ...
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