Predictive parameters of difficult intubation in thyroid surgery: a meta-analysis.
Predictive parameters of difficult intubation in thyroid surgery: a meta-analysis. Minerva Anestesiol. 2020 Jan 08;: Authors: De Cassai A, Boscolo A, Rose K, Carron M, Navalesi P Abstract BACKGROUND: Airway management is a fundamental goal for the anesthesiologist. The rate of difficult laryngoscopy in patients undergoing thyroid surgery ranges from 6.8% to 9.6%. An accurate and detailed preoperative evaluation of the airway seems to be a promising tool to predict a potentially difficult airway management. We aimed to identify possible risk factors and physical findings that predict difficult intubation in thyroid surgery. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) were analysed, and the reference lists from the retrieved articles and previous reviews were searched for additional studies. Difficult intubation was defined as Cormack and Lehane grade ≥ 3 or Intubation Difficulty Scale score> 5 by direct laryngoscopy. Studies that used advanced airway devices or ultrasound-based airway management were excluded. Gender, Mallampati score, interincisor gap, thyromental distance, body mass index, tracheal deviation, histology, mediastinal goiter, mandibular protrusion, neck circumference and neck movement were evaluated. Qualitative analysis has been conducted in case of insufficient data for an appropriate meta-analysis. RESULTS: Eight studies that evaluated the accuracy of clinical findings for ident...
Authors: Lee YM, Park SH, Lee DH Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper is to propose a new hypothesis for the role of lipophilic chemical mixtures stored in adipose tissue in the development of dementia. Specifically, we present how the dynamics of these chemicals can explain the unexpected findings from the Action for Health in Diabetes (Look AHEAD) study, which failed to show long-term benefits of intentional weight loss on cognition, despite substantial improvements in many known risk factors for dementia. Moreover, we discuss how the role of obesity in the risk of dementia can change depending on the dynami...
Publication date: Available online 25 February 2020Source: Evaluation and Program PlanningAuthor(s): Tanis J. Walch, Richard R. Rosenkranz, Michaela A. Schenkelberg, Bronwyn S. Fees, David A. Dzewaltowski
Hi guys, I'm trying to gauge where I stand and am very confused due to my weird background. I took the MCAT in Jan and received a 524, but my GPAs are on the lower end. I am AA URM. GPA: 3.66c, 3.73s, 1 year 4.0 at end || 3.5 masters, 3.5 PhD first year (left see below) MCAT: 524 || Balanced, first take State: CA Race: URM, AA Clinical Volunteering: 250 hours - general hospital volunteer pulm unit 200 hours - driver for american cancer society patients 280... 3.66 cGPA, 3.73sGPA, 524 MCAT URM
Publication date: Available online 25 February 2020Source: The Lancet Respiratory MedicineAuthor(s): Tony Kirby
Nurses to carry out surgery under NHS plans to slash waiting times Nurses will be trained to perform surgery under new NHS measures to cut waiting times. www.telegraph.co.uk I sure hope this doesn't happen here in the U.S.
Publication date: 2020Source: European Journal of Radiology Open, Volume 7Author(s): Anuradha Chandramohan, Umar M. Siddiqi, Rohin Mittal, Anu Eapen, Mark R. Jesudason, Thomas S. Ram, Ashish Singh, Dipti Masih
Publication date: 1 June 2020Source: Personality and Individual Differences, Volume 159Author(s): Donald H. Saklofske
Conclusion: These updated French guidelines will contribute to increase the level of urological care for the diagnosis and treatment for NMIBC and MIBC. PMID: 32093463 [PubMed - in process]