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On 9/14/2001 I was scheduled to take a vacation cruise to the Greek Isles from Istanbul. In Turkey, Muslim citizens approached me on the streets to express their sincere sorrow and profound regret for the attacks on America by extremists whose views they did not share.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Humanities Source Type: research

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Conclusion: HIFU showed a safe and effective profile as a therapeutic management option for patients with adenomyosis. In comparison with LE, HIFU treatment achieved better postoperative reproductive outcomes. HIFU treatment should be encouraged and implemented in clinical practice. PMID: 32208771 [PubMed - in process]
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Int J Hyperthermia Source Type: research
Conclusions: PMA is a highly effective and safe method for postoperative pain management in patients undergoing elective lumbar fusion surgeries by improving pain control and reducing opioid requirement. Level of Evidence: Level III.
Source: Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Primary Research Source Type: research
Conclusions The coexistence of JHS and SpA is rare but important to recognize. These patients are difficult to diagnose as they may present late because of preserved spinal movements. It is unclear whether the preserved flexibility masks the true extent of disease or whether clinically they represent a less severe disease phenotype.
Source: JCR: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 7 March 2020Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical Obstetrics &GynaecologyAuthor(s): Jalal A. Nanji, Brendan Carvalho
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Spring 2020 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities NIH/HHS News Funding Notices Science Advances Subscribe to NICDR News Grantee News   NIDCR News CDC’s COVID-19 Guidance for Dental Settings  Dental health care personnel can find COVID-19-related information on the CDC’s Division of Oral Health website, which offers guidance and resources for clinics and health care facilities and recommen...
Source: NIDCR Science News - Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
ConclusionsSubcutaneous infiltration of capsaicin prior to surgical incision attenuated incision ‐induced pain behaviors and reduced epidermal innervation around the incision site. The long‐lasting epidermal denervation by capsaicin had no impact in the rate of wound healing and recovery from pain behaviors.
Source: European Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
COVID-19 is anticipated to spread widely in the United States by the end of 2020.(1) Widespread transmission of COVID-19 in the United States could translate into large numbers of people needing medical care at the same time. This will push many health systems to the point of rationing limited resources such as ICU beds and life sustaining machinery, as has occurred in Italy.(2) Patients and their families at the peak of the pandemic will face symptoms, emotional distress, and decision-making in the face of uncertainty and limited options.
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Authors: Tags: Letter Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeRib fractures (RF) occur in 10% of trauma patients; associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Despite advancing technology of surgical stabilization of rib fractures (SSRF), treatment and indications remain controversial. Lack of displacement is often cited as a reason for non-operative management. The purpose was to examine RF patterns hypothesizing RF become more displaced over time.MethodsRetrospective review of all RF patients from 2016 –2017 at our institution. Patients with initial chest CT (CT1) followed by repeat CT (CT2) within 84 days were included. Basic demographics were obt...
Source: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
The long-hyped redefinition of healthcare through wearable tech has been … well, long hyped. Early projects, such as Apple HealthKit and Fitbit, were undoubtably important in redefining ‘the possible’ but they haven’t yet achieved transformative application.  Much has been written on why the philosophy that has driven the astonishing success of consumer technology doesn ’t translate to healthcare and when we look at the state of innovation in 2020, many of these structural issues remain.   As Emily Cerciello, Associate Director, Digital Health and Engagement at the Crohn's...
Source: EyeForPharma - Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Source Type: news
By STEPHEN BORSTELMANN, MD Occasionally, you get handed a question you know little about, but it’s clear you need to know more.  Like most of us these days, I was chatting with my colleagues about the novel coronavirus. It goes by several names: SARS-CoV-2, 2019-nCoV or COVID-19 but I’ll just call it COVID.  Declared a pandemic on March 12, 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO), COVID is diagnosed by laboratory test – PCR.  The early PCR test used in Wuhan was apparently low sensitivity (30-60%), lengthy to run (days), and in short supply.  As CT scanning was relatively availa...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: COVID-19 Hospitals Medical Practice Physicians coronavirus CT scans Imaging infecton control Pandemic Radiology Stephen Borstelmann Source Type: blogs
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