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Self-Reported Dietary Intake of Youth with Recent Onset of Type 2 Diabetes: Results from the TODAY Study
The objectives of our study were to assess dietary intake among a large, ethnically diverse cohort of young people with type 2 diabetes and compare intake to current recommendations. The Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth (TODAY) study is a multicenter randomized clinical trial of 699 youth aged 10 to 17 years. At baseline, following a run-in period that included standard diabetes education, diet was assessed using a food frequency questionnaire between 2004 and 2009. Analysis of variance and nonparametric tests were used to compare mean and median nutrient intakes; logistic regression was used ...
Source: Journal of the American Dietetic Association - February 26, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Linda Delahanty, Andrea Kriska, Sharon Edelstein, Nancy Amodei, Jennifer Chadwick, Kenneth Copeland, Bryan Galvin, Laure El ghormli, Morey Haymond, Megan M. Kelsey, Chad Lassiter, Kerry Milaszewski, Amy Syme, Elizabeth Mayer-Davis Tags: Research and Professional Briefs Source Type: research
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Public Policy Priorities Overview
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession through research, education, and advocacy. Public policy and advocacy are core functions of the Academy and are critical to achieving the mission, vision, goals, and strategies outlined in the Strategic Plan Roadmap. Public policy significantly influences and forms the public image of the Academy and that of the dietetics profession.
Source: Journal of the American Dietetic Association - February 26, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Mildred M. Cody, Pepin Andrew Tuma Tags: Public Policy News Source Type: research
Make Your Point with Knowledge, Civility, Respect
ONE OF THE PRIMARY PURPOSES of National Nutrition Month and Registered Dietitian Day, both of which we celebrate this month, is to demonstrate to the world that we are the trusted leaders who provide the straight story on food and nutrition for the public, the media, other health providers, policy makers, and all groups and individuals. Earning and keeping this reputation enables us to meet the Academy's strategies of enabling practitioners to position ourselves as leaders in our field, and assuring competence through education and professional development opportunities for career success. These strategies in turn help ach...
Source: Journal of the American Dietetic Association - February 26, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Ethan A. Bergman Tags: President's Page Source Type: research
The Ever-Increasing and -Changing Demands on the Registered Dietitian's Expertise
THIS MONTH'S JOURNAL OFFERS a variety of topics of interest and research evidence that, while seemingly disparate, collectively represent an underlying theme—the registered dietitian's (RD's) work is never done! Indeed, there are papers providing insight into specialty areas that were not commonly recognized in the last century. Yet today these areas require expertise and training that specifically address the nutrient issues and patient care relevant to these health concerns. One prime example is bariatric surgery.
Source: Journal of the American Dietetic Association - February 26, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Linda Van Horn Tags: Editor's Outlook Source Type: research
Lecture Rule No. 1: Cell Phones ON, Please! A Low-Cost
Personal Response System for Learning and Teaching
Journal of Chemical EducationDOI: 10.1021/ed200562f
Source: Journal of Chemical Education - February 26, 2013 Category: Chemistry Authors: Albert W. M. Lee, Joseph K. Y. Ng, Eva Y. W. Wong, Alfred Tan, April K. Y. Lau and Stephen F. Y. Lai Source Type: research
INACSL Board Bytes: “The Benefits of Belonging”
To all of our members that have been anxiously waiting, the time has come….we have hit the jackpot with our new website. December 2012 the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) newly designed website was launched. This project has been a long time in the making and the Board of Directors would like to thank you for your patience.
Source: Clinical Simulation in Nursing - February 26, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Martina S. Harris Tags: Editorials Source Type: research
Alleviating Anxiety and Preventing Panic Attacks in the Surgical Patient
indicates that continuing education contact hours are available for this activity. Earn the contact hours by reading this article, reviewing the purpose/goal and objectives, and completing the online Examination and Learner Evaluation at http://www.aorn.org/CE. A score of 70% correct on the examination is required for credit. Participants receive feedback on incorrect answers. Each applicant who successfully completes this program can immediately print a certificate of completion.
Source: AORN Journal - February 26, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Chassidy Davis-Evans Tags: Special Needs Populations Source Type: research
Developing Effective Drills in Preparation for a Malignant Hyperthermia Crisis
Abstract: A malignant hyperthermia (MH) crisis is a medical emergency. To give the patient the best possible chance for a successful outcome, a swift, coordinated, multidisciplinary team response is necessary. Malignant hyperthermia occurs infrequently and, as such, details about its diagnosis, treatment, and management must be reviewed and reinforced during periodic education sessions. An MH response plan should be developed to guide a multidisciplinary team during an MH crisis. This plan should be tailored to the needs of the individual health care organization and practiced and refined during periodic simulations of MH ...
Source: AORN Journal - February 26, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Sharon J. Hirshey Dirksen, Sharon A. Van Wicklin, Darlene LeDrut Mashman, Pam Neiderer, Debra Rose Merritt Tags: Featured Articles Source Type: research
The Safe and Efficient Use of Forced-Air Warming Systems
Abstract: Maintaining perioperative normothermia is important to ensure that a patient does not experience inadvertent hypothermia and its consequences, such as increased blood loss, cardiac abnormalities, prolonged recovery, and increased risk for wound infection. Many clinical guidelines recommend the use of forced-air warming as one of several techniques to prevent inadvertent perioperative hypothermia. Safe use of forced-air warming devices includes choosing the right device, assessing the patient for risks, protecting the patient from burn injuries, appropriately maintaining the patient’s body temperature, and using...
Source: AORN Journal - February 26, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: Xuelei Wu Tags: Featured Article Source Type: research
AORN Position Statement: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Practicing in the Perioperative Setting
AORN supports the role of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the Perioperative Setting. This position statementAORN endorses the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification & Education.
Source: AORN Journal - February 26, 2013 Category: Nursing Tags: From AORN Source Type: research
Broad education opportunities await C-Suite members at HIMSS13
Senior executives from around the industry will have a generous offering of education sessions to choose from at the 2013 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition. The sesssions are organized in a track aimed specifically at high-level and forward thinking education. read more
Source: Healthcare IT News - February 26, 2013 Category: Information Technology Authors: Healthcare IT News Staff Tags: Online Only business intelligence Klinedinst mobile devices Source Type: news
Flying Plates Learn To Catch Flying Poles In Switzerland
Normally a plate can't get a job at the circus. It's just a plate. But here's a plate that can swoop through the air, catch a flying pole, and balance it upright, midair! In other words, a circus-worthy plate. Artificial Intelligence is the science of making dumb things do smart-looking stuff.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Four Steps to Happiness and Success
Because emotions come straight from the heart, rejecting them is rejecting a part of you. Running away from them means running away from you. This is a flight without end because you can’t escape yourself. Instead, learn to face and accept your emotions to find peace within yourself, harmony in your relationships, and be engaged and productive at work. read more
Source: Psychology Today Work Center - February 26, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Leslie Becker-Phelps, Ph.D. Tags: Happiness Self-Help Therapy Work compassionate self-awareness emotion emotional struggles emotions faucet fear feelings globe harmony heart intellectual processes nbsp old man other ones peace relationships self-acc Source Type: news
Social cognition and interaction training (SCIT) for outpatients with bipolar disorder
Conclusion: This trial provides preliminary evidence that SCIT is feasible and may improve social cognition for bipolar and schizoaffective outpatients.
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - February 26, 2013 Category: Neurology Authors: G. Lahera, A. Benito, J.M. Montes, A. Fernández-Liria, C.M. Olbert, D.L. Penn Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research
Risk factors at medical school for later severe depression: A 15-year longitudinal, nationwide study (NORDOC)
Abstract: Background: Doctors have an increased risk of suicide, and depressive symptoms are prominent among young doctors. We lack prospective studies that identify risk factors to be targeted in medical schools.Methods: From 1993 to 2008, graduating medical students (n=631) from all four Norwegian universities participated in the Longitudinal Study of Norwegian Medical Students and Doctors (NORDOC). After their graduating term (T1), they were followed up 1 (T2), 4 (T3), 10 (T4), and 15 (T5) years later with postal surveys. Severe depressive symptoms were measured by the General Health Questionnaire-28 (T1, T2, T3, T4, an...
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - February 26, 2013 Category: Neurology Authors: Kjersti Støen Grotmol, Tore Gude, Torbjørn Moum, Per Vaglum, Reidar Tyssen Tags: Research Reports Source Type: research
Still Time to Register for “Cool Creative Communications: 3 Part Class”
Registration is open through Thursday, Feb. 28 for our Moodle class, Cool Creative Communications. The class runs from March 4 – March 29. Students taking this class will have an increased knowledge of several popular communication tools and some of the strategies it takes to be effective in each of the following class sections: Part 1: Engaging Users via Social Media (Part 1 of 3): This class covers popular social media tools proven to be effective in engaging customers. Part 2: Dazzling Data Visualization (Part 2 of 3): This class covers concepts of visually representing data and proven tools that are effec...
Source: Midcontinental Region News - February 26, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Cigarette smoke exposure severely reduces peripheral insulin sensitivity without changing GLUT4 expression in oxidative muscle of Wistar rats
CONCLUSION: These results suggest that passive smoking stimulates GLUT4 transcription without changing total protein content, but impairs the ability of GLUT4 translocation to the PM. On the other hand, training seems to reduce the deleterious effects, even under the influence of cigarette smoking.OBJETIVO: Avaliar o efeito da exposição à fumaça de cigarro e do treinamento de corrida em esteira rolante sobre a expressão do transportador de glicose GLUT4 no músculo oxidativo solear de ratos. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Ratos Wistar foram divididos em: (C) controle, (E) exercitado, (SS) fumante sedentário e (ES) fumante exe...
Source: Arquivos Brasileiros de Endocrinologia e Metabologia - February 26, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Borderline Personality Afflicts all Races and Both Genders
Current statistics imply that Borderline Personality Disorder is more common in (White)females, but men and other races also suffer with BPD. Many government sites have little to no current BPD data, and none regarding BPD in men, nor comparative stats for Blacks, Hispanics and more. It's (respectfully) time for HHS to get current with mental health concerns.read more
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - February 26, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Melody T. McCloud, M.D. Tags: Health Personality Psychiatry adult population bipolar disorder Borderline Personality Disorder BPD Brandon Marshall CDC chaos clinical analyses commit suicide DBT education alliance eggshells emotional instability emotiona Source Type: news
Reduced opioid overdose mortality after education and naloxone use
Source: Reactions - February 26, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Healthy food: can you train yourself to like it?
Willpower can only get you so far when it comes to eating well. But many psychologists believe there are tricks we can use to change our tastes. What are they and how do they work?Usually by now, the New Year diet, detox or other form of extreme denial will have hit a wall, and the merciful retox will be fully under way. It has been proven time and again that quick-fix diets are counterproductive in the long run, and it's not just willpower failure making dieters regain the weight (and then some). A 2011 study indicated that depriving oneself of food changes the levels of hormones that control our appetites, fuzzing up our...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 26, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Amy Fleming Tags: Nutrition Blogposts Health guardian.co.uk & wellbeing Food drink Society Life and style Science Source Type: news
Ricinus communis treatment of denture stomatitis in institutionalised elderly
This study compared the effectiveness of Ricinus communis (RC) with Nystatin (NYS) and Miconazole (MIC) in the treatment of institutionalised elderly with denture stomatitis (DS). They (n = 30) were randomly distributed into three groups: MIC, NYS or RC. Clinical and mycological evaluations were performed prior to the use of the antifungal (baseline) and repeated after 15 and 30 days of treatment. The sample was clinically examined for oral mucosal conditions. Standard photographs were taken of the palate, and the oral candidiasis was classified (Newton's criteria). Mycological investigation was performed by swabbing th...
Source: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation - February 26, 2013 Category: Dentistry Authors: L. A. P. Pinelli, A. A. B. Montandon, S. C. T. Corbi, T. A. Moraes, L. M. G. Fais Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Could your child be a bully?
The bullies tormenting students nowadays aren't like the ones we see on the big screen. It can be almost anyone, at any time. And the most likely targets of bullies? The bullies themselves.
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Liberia: Scottish Medical Group Targets Maternal Mortality
[New Dawn]Bong County -Emergency-care training for Liberian midwives and nurses has ended at the headquarters of the Bong County Health Team in Suakoko, Bong County. The training was organized by the Maternal and Child-health Advocacy International, a medical organization based in Scotland.
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 26, 2013 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news
Mediterranean diet cuts heart and stroke risk
Conclusion The results of this randomised controlled trial appear to confirm previous studies that there are benefits to following a Mediterranean diet. The trial has many strengths, including its large size, long period of follow-up, thorough assessment of medical outcomes (including reviewing medical records and having contact with the family doctor), and careful attempts to assess whether the diets were being followed. As this is a randomised controlled trial, it should also balance out other health and lifestyle differences between the groups that may influence cardiovascular risk. This avoids the limitations of m...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Heart/lungs Source Type: news
Fetal Regulatory T Cells and Peripheral Immune Tolerance In Utero: Implications for Development and Disease
The developing fetus must actively learn to tolerate benign antigens or suffer the consequences of broken tolerance. Tolerance of self‐antigens prevents development of autoimmune diseases and is achieved by both deletion of autoreactive T cell clones in the thymus (central tolerance) and by the suppressive influence of CD4+ CD25+ FoxP3+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) in the periphery. Fetal CD4+ T cells have a strong predisposition to differentiate into tolerogenic Tregs that actively promote self‐tolerance, as well as tolerance to non‐inherited antigens on chimeric maternal cells that reside in fetal tissues. As the f...
Source: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology - February 26, 2013 Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Trevor D. Burt Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Professor Malcolm Evans re-elected chair of largest human rights treaty body in UN
Malcolm Evans, OBE, Professor of Public International Law at the University, has been re-elected to chair the United Nations (UN) Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT). The SPT derives its mandate from the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture. It is a multidisciplinary body of independent experts with 25 members and is the largest of the UN human rights treaty bodies.
Source: University of Bristol news - February 26, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: news_text Tags: Press releases Source Type: news
Algorithm To Predict How Much Can Be Learned In A Large-scale DNA Sequencing Experiment - With Potential Applications In Every Field Of Science
Two USC scientists have developed an algorithm that could help make DNA sequencing affordable enough for clinics - and could be useful to researchers of all stripes. Andrew Smith, a computational biologist at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, developed the algorithm along with USC graduate student Timothy Daley to help predict the value of sequencing more DNA, published in Nature Methods on February 24...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Genetics Source Type: news
Food Choices Can Be Child's Play With Smarter Lunchrooms
In January 2012, the United States Department of Agriculture passed a series of regulations designed to make school lunches more nutritious, which included requiring schools to increase whole grain offerings and making students select either a fruit or vegetable with their purchased lunch. However, children cannot be forced to eat these healthier lunches. In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers determined that small, inexpensive changes to school cafeterias influenced the choice and consumption of healthier foods. Andrew S...
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news
A mathematics masterclass in averages – video
Mathematics teacher Jonny Heeley gives a masterclass on averages to a class of year 9 pupils from north London schools
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 26, 2013 Category: Science Tags: guardian.co.uk Mathematics Teacher Network Editorial Education Science Source Type: news
Cell scaffolding protein fascin-1 hijacked by cancer
A protein involved in the internal cell scaffold is associated with increased risk of metastasis and mortality in a range of common cancers finds a study by University of Bristol researchers published in Biomed Central’s open access journal BMC Medicine.
Source: University of Bristol news - February 26, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: news_text Tags: Press releases Source Type: news
Marijuana & Alcohol Use Common among 10th Grade Students
02/26/2013, Journal of Adolescent Health, A recent survey found high rates of regular alcohol and illicit and prescription drug use in tenth graders, reports a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
Source: Health Behavior News Service - February 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Physical activity monitoring in adolescents with juvenile fibromyalgia: Findings from a clinical trial of cognitive–behavioral therapy
ConclusionActigraphy monitoring provides a unique source of information about patient outcomes. CBT intervention was not associated with increased physical activity in adolescents with JFM, indicating that combining CBT with interventions to increase physical activity may enhance treatment effects.
Source: Arthritis Care and Research - February 26, 2013 Category: Rheumatology Authors: Susmita Kashikar‐Zuck, Stacy R. Flowers, Daniel Strotman, Soumitri Sil, Tracy V. Ting, Kenneth N. Schikler Tags: Pediatric Rheumatology Source Type: research
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic: Volume‐perfusion CT for monitoring therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma
Source: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - February 26, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: G Grözinger, R Plentz, M Horger Tags: Education and Imaging Source Type: research
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic: Identification of recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma by intraoperative fluorescent imaging
Source: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - February 26, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Y Kawaguchi, T Aoki, T Ishizawa, J Arita, S Satou, J Kaneko, Y Sakamoto, Y Sugawara, K Hasegawa, N Kokudo Tags: Education and Imaging Source Type: research
Gastrointestinal: Herpes vasculitis in an ulcerative colitis patient
Source: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - February 26, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: J‐M Wong, P‐H Huang, S‐Ch Wei Tags: Education and Imaging Source Type: research
Gastrointesinal: An unusual cause of gastric outlet obstruction
Source: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - February 26, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: MH Hasmoni, I Hilmi, KL Goh Tags: Education and Imaging Source Type: research
Gastrointesinal: Patchy distribution of Coeliac Disease diagnosed with narrow band imaging and optical magnification
Source: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - February 26, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: R Singh, SL Chen Yi Mei, M Jayanna, A Ruszkiewicz Tags: Education and Imaging Source Type: research
Is narrow band imaging superior to high‐definition white light endoscopy in the assessment of diminutive colorectal polyps?
ConclusionsNBI was as accurate as hWLE in differentiating diminutive colorectal polyps. Once a learning curve was reached, NBI achieved significantly higher accuracies with good interobserver agreement. Using a simplified classification, a didactic learning session and feedback on performance, diminutive colorectal polyps could be predicted with high accuracies with NBI.
Source: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - February 26, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Rajvinder Singh, Yasser Maqbool Bhat, Prem Harichander Thurairajah, Mohit Pramod Shetti, Mahesh Jayanna, Garry Nind, William Tam, Russell Walmsey, Micheal Bourke, Alan Moss, Robert Chen, Peter Bampton, Ian Roberts‐Thomson, Mark Schoeman, Graeme Tucker Tags: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Increased Risk of Alcohol and Drug Use among Children from Deployed Military Families
ConclusionsChildren of deployed military personnel should be considered at higher risk for substance use than children of non‐military citizens.
Source: Addiction - February 26, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Laura Acion, Marizen R. Ramirez, Ricardo E. Jorge, Stephan Arndt Tags: Research Report Source Type: research
State Aims to Improve Fitness, Grades
“Move to Learn" is a statewide fitness program which seeks to get students moving and exercising their brains, too.
Source: RWJF News Digest - Childhood Obesity - February 26, 2013 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Source Type: news
Treatment decisions and discontinuation of palliative chemotherapy near the end-of-life, in relation to socioeconomic variables.
Conclusion. Socioeconomic status (SES) is of importance for the treatment decisions. About half of the patients with disseminated disease receive palliative chemotherapy and of these, about one third are treated even during the last month of life. In a majority of cases, there is no formal documentation of treatment discontinuation or end-of-life discussions. PMID: 23438360 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Oncologica - February 26, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Randén M, Helde-Frankling M, Runesdotter S, Strang P Tags: Acta Oncol Source Type: research
Barriers for integrating personalized medicine into clinical practice: A qualitative analysis
Abstract Personalized medicine—tailoring interventions based on individual's genetic information—will likely change routine clinical practice in the future. Yet, how practitioners plan to apply genetic information to inform medical decision making remains unclear. We aimed to investigate physician's perception about the future role of personalized medicine, and to identify the factors that influence their decision in using genetic testing in their practice. We conducted three semi‐structured focus groups in three health regions (Fraser, Vancouver coastal, and Interior) in British Columbia, Canada. In the focus groups...
Source: American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A - February 26, 2013 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Mehdi Najafzadeh, Jennifer C. Davis, Pamela Joshi, Carlo Marra Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
BCM genetics department hosts fifth annual high school educational genetics conference
Source: Baylor College of Medicine News - February 26, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Role of Spatial Ability as a Probable Ability Determinant in Skill Acquisition for Sonographic Scanning
Conclusions High spatial test scores as well as a high incoming grade point average appear to be the best ability determinants in skill acquisition for sonographic scanning.
Source: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine - February 26, 2013 Category: Radiology Authors: Clem, D. W., Donaldson, J., Curs, B., Anderson, S., Hdeib, M. Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
Long‐term effects of aerobic training versus combined aerobic and resistance training in modifying cardiovascular disease risk factors in healthy elderly men
ConclusionsCombined aerobic and resistance training is more effective in the chronic modification of blood pressure and lipid profile, and in the reduction of total risk factors aggregated. Geriatr Gerontol Int 2013; ●●: ●●–●●.
Source: Geriatrics and Gerontology International - February 26, 2013 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Nelson Sousa, Romeu Mendes, Catarina Abrantes, Jaime Sampaio, José Oliveira Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Effects of an internal medicine floor interdisciplinary team on hospital and clinical outcomes of seniors with acute medical illness
ConclusionsNotwithstanding partly positive associations, the results from the present study suggest that interdisciplinary team‐based care is, at best, associated with enhancing the clinical and hospital outcomes for seniors with acute medical illness. Geriatr Gerontol Int 2013; ●●: ●●–●●.
Source: Geriatrics and Gerontology International - February 26, 2013 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Ji Won Yoo, Sulgi Kim, Haesun Seol, Sun Jung Kim, Janet Miyoung Yang, Woo Sang Ryu, Too Jae Min, Jong Bum Choi, Minkyung Kwon, Shunichi Nakagawa Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Accuracy and interrater reliability for the diagnosis of Barrett's neoplasia among users of a novel, portable high‐resolution microendoscope
Summary The high‐resolution microendoscope (HRME) is a novel imaging modality that may be useful in the surveillance of Barrett's esophagus in low‐resource or community‐based settings. In order to assess accuracy and interrater reliability of microendoscopists in identifying Barrett's‐associated neoplasia using HRME images, we recruited 20 gastroenterologists with no microendoscopic experience and three expert microendoscopists in a large academic hospital in New York City to interpret HRME images. They prospectively reviewed 40 HRME images from 28 consecutive patients undergoing surveillance for metaplasia and low...
Source: Diseases of the Esophagus - February 26, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: P. M. Vila, M. J. Kingsley, A. D. Polydorides, M.‐A. Protano, M. C. Pierce, J. Sauk, M. K. Kim, K. Patel, J. H. Godbold, J. D. Waye, R. Richards‐Kortum, S. Anandasabapathy Tags: Original article Source Type: research
Comparison of treatment outcomes after transoral robotic surgery and supraglottic partial laryngectomy: our experience with seventeen and seventeen patients respectively
Key points The treatment methods for supraglottic carcinoma include supraglottic partial laryngectomy, radiation, and transoral laser microsurgery. However, these current treatment methods have their respective disadvantages. Aspiration and dysphagia can occur after completion of radiotherapy despite laryngeal preservation. Patients who received supraglottic partial laryngectomy should undergo a significant postoperative training period for swallowing and be maintained with a tracheotomy in place until postoperative airway oedema disappears. Transoral robotic surgery removed the tumour transorally without an external inci...
Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - February 26, 2013 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Young Min Park, Hyung Kwon Byeon, Hyun Pil Chung, Eun Chang Choi, Se‐Heon Kim Tags: Our Experience Source Type: research
How is acute hyperphosphataemia treated in adults?
Source: Leeds Medicines Information Centre Area: Evidence > Medicines Q & A There are no national guidelines for the treatment of acute hyperphosphataemia, and practice varies widely between hospital Trusts. The guidance in this Medicines Q&A reflects practice at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. The cause of the hyperphosphataemia should be established and treated. Most patients with hyperphosphataemia are asymptomatic. If symptoms are present, they are usually reflective of underlying contributory pathologies. Acute severe hyperphosphataemia with symptomatic hypocalcaemia can be life-threatening and di...
Source: NeLM - Medicines Q and A - February 26, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news