Palliative Care for Patients With Hematologic Malignancies in a Low-Middle Income Country: Prevalence of Symptoms and the Need for Improving Quality of Attention at the End of Life.
CONCLUSIONS: Palliative care was provided to a minority of patients with hematologic malignancies and considerable improvement is required in its timely use and extension. PMID: 31714147 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR), originally developed as an experimental technique for prosthetic control, has been shown to be safe and effective for the treatment and prevention of postamputation pain. Targeted muscle reinnervation involves coaptatio...
I’ve been doing RFAs in private practice for 5 years, never any complications. Today, I slipped off the left L4 pedicle a few times, it was challenging. Adjusted the fluoro and was satisfied. No motor, lateral image did not indicate foraminal encroachment. Injected lidocaine prior to ablation. I was firmly in os and I held the probe the entire 2:30. In PACU patient complained of weakness and numbness in the L4 dermatome (FML). I was hoping it could be chalked up to the lidocaine... RFA complication
CONCLUSION: Ectopic catheter replacement can improve the primary patency rate and auxiliary primary patency rate of catheters. Ectopic catheter replacement may require sufficient surgical skills with digital subtraction angiography, resulting in a better prognosis. PMID: 31820667 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Hi folks, Does anyone have good recommendations for favorite electives during fellowship? My program has slots for three 2-week rotations -- it is a large tertiary center with a lot of services (i.e. plenty of options). I imagine there are pearls and valuable skills to take away from nearly all available rotations. In your experience, any particularly high-yield to the practice of HPM? I'm thinking addictions, pain, .... spiritual? psych?
Publication date: Available online 11 December 2019Source: The Lancet HaematologyAuthor(s): Xavier Thomas
This study is registered with Clinicaltrials.gov, number NCT02560025, and has completed enrolment.FindingsBetween Dec 31, 2015, and Aug 1, 2017, we enrolled a total of 39 eligible patients. 19 (49%) of 39 patients had secondary acute myeloid leukaemia and three (8%) had therapy-related acute myeloid leukaemia. At mid-induction, 33 (85%) of 39 patients showed marrow aplasia, six (15%) received re-induction. The median follow-up was 13·7 months (IQR 12·7–14·4). Composite remission was 64% (two-stage 95% CI 48–79), with 20 (51%) of 39 patients achieving complete remission and five (13%) achiev...
Inpatient palliative care teams in the U.S. are caring for more patients with diagnoses other than cancer, starting care earlier in the disease course, and sending more patients home, a study reveals.Reuters Health Information
Publication date: December 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Volume 57, Issue 10Author(s): James Webster, Alice Cameron, Serryth Colbert
Publication date: December 2019Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Volume 57, Issue 10Author(s): Hanna Strang, Salim Miskry, Kathleen Fan
Conditions: Hyperalgesia; Chronic Pain Syndrome; Chronic Pain, Psychogenic; Fear of Pain Interventions: Behavioral: Threat manipulation (control, no threat); Behavioral: Threat manipulation; Behavioral: Conditioning of moderate pain; Behavioral: Conditioning of high pain; Behavioral: Extinction Sponsors: Leiden University Medical Center; Universiteit Leiden; KU Leuven; Maastricht University Recruiting
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