Hysteria 2020 April writing challenge with Eithne Cullen
April the first is not a joke in my household, instead it heralds the start of this year’s Hysteria Writing Competition. And this year our Writer in Residence is Eithne Cullen. Eithne has been given the challenge of coming up with a blog post each month that challenge you to get your thinking hats on and try something new out. Sometimes ideas come crashing into our heads and sometimes it’s hard to think of things to write about. When I’m stuck I turn to prompts. Each April NaPoRhiMoNet (http://www.napowrimo.net) sends out daily prompts and starters. I tried the first one today. I must admit, I found it hard to get my head around it, so I went for my daily walk (lockdown!) came home and tried again. The image that came to mind was a garden: you can never finish the work as the seasons change and things come back, like weeds to annoy you. Here’s the prompt, and the poem I came up with. This month’s writing challenge I’d like to challenge you to write a self-portrait poem in which you make a specific action a metaphor for your life – one that typically isn’t done all that often, or only in specific circumstances. For example, bowling, or shopping for socks, or shovelling snow, or teaching a child to tie its shoes. My life’s a… a secret garden where people rarely go but beauty slips in unannounced like flowers that just appear, and joyful news arrives the way courgettes materialise and surprise, and all the picky ...
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CONCLUSIONS: HFNO provides a hands-free induction of general anaesthesia and yields adequate preoxygenation and peroxygenation, with a significant improvement in the quality of care. PMID: 32643359 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: Interfascial dexmedetomidine adjuvant to QLB provided better postoperative analgesia in terms of less morphine consumption, better pain scores and longer time to first analgesic request when compared with the IV dexmedetomidine. PMID: 32643358 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 10 July 2020Source: Gynecologic Oncology ReportsAuthor(s): McKayla J. Riggs, Miranda Lin, Joseph Kim, Prakash Pandalai, Charles Dietrich
CONCLUSIONS: The concurrent assessment of insistence on sameness behaviour and anxiety in ASD may help in understanding current symptom profiles and anticipating future trajectories. High preschool insistence on sameness in particular may be associated with elevated current or future anxiety symptoms. PMID: 32641181 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Krell-Roesch J, Syrjanen JA, Vassilaki M, Lowe VJ, Vemuri P, Mielke MM, Machulda MM, Stokin GB, Christianson TJ, Kremers WK, Jack CR, Knopman DS, Petersen RC, Geda YE Abstract OBJECTIVE: The authors conducted a prospective cohort study to examine the risk of incident mild cognitive impairment (MCI) as predicted by baseline neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) and brain regional glucose metabolic dysfunction. METHODS: About 1,363 cognitively unimpaired individuals (52.8% males) aged ≥50 years were followed for a median of 4.8 years to the outcome of incident MCI. NPS were assessed using Beck Depression an...
Authors: Foletti A, Wang CM, Baron P, Berchialla P, Francone D, Malandrone F, Ostacoli L, Carletto S PMID: 32648409 [PubMed - in process]
LUNG cancer symptoms include difficulty breathing, headaches, and persistent chest pain. But you could also be at risk of a tumour if you notice a subtle change to your voice. This is the warning sign of lung cancer you should be looking out for when you speak.
Authors: Rodríguez L, Osuna C, Pijoan JI, Cobos P, Centeno MM, Serna R, Jiménez A, Artola I, Melchor I, Martínez-Astorquiza T, Melchor JC, Burgos J Abstract To assess the opinion and the level of satisfaction of patients concerning analgesia during external cephalic version (ECV), we present the results of a survey of 120 women undergoing ECV at term during a randomised controlled trial (July 2012 to February 2013) comparing remifentanil and nitrous oxide. Overall, 110 (91.7%) women said they would repeat the procedure and 111 (92.5%) that they would recommend it to another pregnant woman, with...