Imaging methods used in the assessment of environmental disease networks: a brief review for clinicians
ConclusionsEnvironmental epidemiology has revealed that several organs and systems in the human body are targets of air pollutants. Current imaging methods that can assess the deleterious effects of pollutants includes a whole spectrum: radiography, US, CT and MRI. Future studies will help to reveal additional links among environmental disease networks.
Publication date: August 2020Source: LWT, Volume 130Author(s): Ariana de Souza Soares, Bruno Ricardo de Castro Leite Júnior, Alline Artigiani Lima Tribst, Pedro Esteves Duarte Augusto, Afonso Mota Ramos
Publication date: Available online 28 May 2020Source: Innovative Food Science &Emerging TechnologiesAuthor(s): Myrsini Kakagianni, Christina Chatzitzika, Konstantinos Koutsoumanis, Vasilis P. Valdramidis
Conclusion: Among patients with suspected MI, we validated a multibiomarker panel for predicting 1-year MACE. ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT02355457. PMID: 32462911 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
DISCUSSION: The SentiMag represents a fast and safe preoperative marking system of non-palpable breast lesions, cutting the radio exposure for personnel and patients. The marker is not displaced over time and it is rapid to place and easy to locate intraoperatively, allowing a clear dissection plane around the lesion. Thus, this reduces the amount of gland removed, improving the aesthetic result mostly in small breasts. PMID: 32456397 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: Our data show that a primary laparoscopic approach in patients with PPU is associated with postoperative advantages and acceptable rates of morbidity and mortality, essentially related to high Boey score. Therefore, we suggest that the surgical repair of PPU could be always started laparoscopically. PMID: 32456394 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Abstract Procedural anesthesia is administered by family physicians for a variety of conditions, including neuropathies, fracture reduction, foreign body removals, and complex wound management. A nerve block may be preferred because it provides effective regional anesthesia with less anesthetic. Nerve blocks require a thorough understanding of relevant anatomy, aiding the physician in optimizing the anesthesia effect while minimizing complications. Nerve blocks can be guided by bony landmarks, peripheral nerve stimulation, or ultrasonography. Ultrasound-guided nerve blocks are superior in decreasing procedural com...
Abstract Family physicians use anesthesia to provide diagnostic and procedural analgesia for conditions such as neuropathies, fracture reduction, foreign body removals, and complex wound management. Local infiltration of anesthetics is commonly used in this setting because of the ease of use, safety, and effectiveness of the procedure. Nerve blocks are a specific regional anesthesia technique that blocks nerve function distal to the injection site. An understanding of the sensory distribution of the peripheral nervous system is essential in determining the safest and most effective nerve block for the procedure. T...
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Publication date: Available online 28 May 2020Source: American Journal of Kidney DiseasesAuthor(s): James B. Wetmore, Charles A. Herzog, Anne Sexter, David T. Gilbertson, Jiannong Liu, Scott E. Kasner
Conditions: Stroke, Ischemic; Coronary Artery Disease; Angina Pectoris, Stable; Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Interventions: Drug: Buqitongluo Granule; Drug: Buqitongluo Granule Placebo; Other: Standard care Sponsors: Dongzhimen Hospital, Beijing; The Affiliated Hospital of Changchun University of Chinese Medicine; The Affiliated Hospital of Shandong University of Chinese Medicine; The Affiliated Hospital of Chengdu University of Chinese Medicine; The Second Af...