Lasers in laryngeal surgery
Publication date: Available online 8 November 2019Source: Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryAuthor(s): Ashley P. O'Connell FersterThe use of lasers in laryngology has evolved over the last several decades. With improving optics, instrumentation, and applications for treatment, lasers are now routinely used during laryngeal surgery performed in both the operating room and clinic settings. A variety of laser types, including carbon dioxide (CO2), potassium-titanyl-phosphate (KTP), and pulsed-dye lasers, are used to treat an array of benign laryngeal lesions. Otolaryngologists can now consider the use of lasers to treat benign vocal fold lesions including vocal fold polyps, varices/ectasias, scar, granulomas, recurrent respiratory papillomatosis, Reinke's edema, and nodules, among others. Knowledge of available lasers and common uses aids in providing the most appropriate treatment for a variety of benign laryngeal lesions.
ConclusionsA multicenter, international study of simulated pediatric anaphylaxis reveals (1) variation in management between institutions in the use of protocols, cognitive aids, and medication formularies, (2) frequent errors involving epinephrine, and (3) latent safety threats related to cognitive aids among multiple sites.
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Corrigendum to "Consistent Condom Use and Associated Factors Among HIV-Positive Clients on Antiretroviral Therapy in North West Ethiopian Health Center, 2016 GC". AIDS Res Treat. 2019;2019:8218107 Authors: Seid Ali M, Tesfaye Tegegne E, Kassa Tessema M, Tesfaye Tegegne K Abstract [This corrects the article DOI: 10.1155/2019/7134908.]. PMID: 31827923 [PubMed - in process]
[Vanguard] Lafia -Worried by the increasing spate of HIV/AIDs, An implementing partner, Achieving Health Nigeria Initiative (AHNi) is working to identify about 22, 000 unidentified and discover HIV infected persons in Nasarawa State.
Publication date: Available online 29 November 2019Source: Saudi Journal of Biological SciencesAuthor(s): Kahkashan Perveen, Najat A. BokahriAbstractThree important varieties of dates (Sukri, Barhi, and Rothana), grown in Saudi Arabia were analyzed for their chemical, mineral and anti-bacterial activity. Among all the varieties analyzed, the Sukri dates had the highest moisture (16%), carbohydrate (80.65 mg/g) and the phenolic content (1.24 mg GAE/100 g) whereas, the ash content was the lowest (2.22%). The mineral content analyzed by ICP OES reveals that all three varieties contain an appreciable amount of e...
[Ghanaian Times] Our body has a whole network of glands that produces hormones and help cells communicate amongst themselves. It supports them in carrying out competent bodily activities such as growth, development, metabolism, reproduction and so on. Prostate is a walnut-shaped gland in the pelvis of men. It wraps around the male urethra and is situated below the bladder. It churns out a fluid that carries semen and aids in the nourishment and transportation of sperms.
Conclusion: We developed a system to automatically calculate the ADR by extracting hospital electronic medical record results and verified that it provided satisfactory results. It may help to improve colonoscopy quality. PMID: 31824887 [PubMed]
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