- Double-blind placebo-controlled multicenter phase II trial to evaluate D-methionine in preventing/reducing oral mucositis induced by radiation and chemotherapy for head and neck cancer. [Journal Article]
- HNHead Neck 2018 Feb 23
- CONCLUSIONS: Although not meeting the primary end point, results of multiple assessments suggest that D-met decreased mucositis.
- Rituximab: a novel treatment for refractory Riedel's thyroiditis. [Journal Article]
- EDEndocrinol Diabetes Metab Case Rep 2018; 2018
- This case report reviews the rare condition of Riedel's thyroiditis via a patient case. The report highlights the difficulties that one may encounter when managing such a case in regards to patient s...
This case report reviews the rare condition of Riedel's thyroiditis via a patient case. The report highlights the difficulties that one may encounter when managing such a case in regards to patient symptoms, side effects of medications and the relapsing nature of the condition. The case report also highlights novel treatment in the treatment of Riedel's thyroiditis, rituximab, how this works and the resolution of symptoms that we have achieved with our patient on this treatment.
- Measurement properties of the craniocervical flexion test: a systematic review protocol. [Journal Article]
- BOBMJ Open 2018 Feb 22; 8(2):e019486
- Neck pain is the leading cause of years lived with disability worldwide and it accounts for high economic and societal burden. Altered activation of the neck muscles is a common musculoskeletal impai...
Neck pain is the leading cause of years lived with disability worldwide and it accounts for high economic and societal burden. Altered activation of the neck muscles is a common musculoskeletal impairment presented by patients with neck pain. The craniocervical flexion test with pressure biofeedback unit has been widely used in clinical practice to assess function of deep neck flexor muscles. This systematic review will assess the measurement properties of the craniocervical flexion test for assessing deep cervical flexor muscles.
- Get the Lead off Our Backs! [Journal Article]
- TVTech Vasc Interv Radiol 2018; 21(1):7-15
- Many interventionalists face physical challenges almost daily for years or decades. The burden of assuming awkward positions while carrying extra weight can take its toll on the musculoskeletal syste...
Many interventionalists face physical challenges almost daily for years or decades. The burden of assuming awkward positions while carrying extra weight can take its toll on the musculoskeletal system to such an extent that the career is ended or modified to exclude procedural aspects. The proliferation of lighter aprons has unfortunately resulted in reduced protection with poor correlation of protection to labeling due to the inadequacies of testing methods for nonlead materials. The protective quality of the non-leads is not superior to lead-containing composites on a weight basis, and the user no longer knows how well they are protected unless buying aprons containing lead. Various useful methods and shields that may reduce radiation exposure are supported by the floor, ceiling, table, or patient. The suspended personal radiation protection system is a recent development which provides substantially greater radiation protection than conventional lead aprons combined with other shields, while also taking all of the weight off of the operator. It is composed of an expansive and thick (1mm Pb equiv) apron with a large face-shield to protect the neck, head, and eyes, and is suspended overhead to provide motion in the x, y, and z planes. Exposures may also be substantially reduced by leaving the area during acquisition sequences and use of power injectors.
- [Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Presenting as Acute Pancreatitis]. [Case Reports]
- KJKorean J Gastroenterol 2018 Feb 25; 71(2):98-102
- We report a case of acute pancreatitis secondary to pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor. A 46-year old man presented with upper abdominal pain. The serum amylase and lipase were elevated. Abdominal compu...
We report a case of acute pancreatitis secondary to pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor. A 46-year old man presented with upper abdominal pain. The serum amylase and lipase were elevated. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography revealed a 1.7 cm sized mass at the pancreas body with a dilatation of the upstream pancreatic duct and mild infiltrations of peripancreatic fat. An endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle biopsy was performed for the pancreatic mass, but only necrotic tissue was observed on the pathologic examination. A chest and neck CT scan revealed anterior mediastinal, paratracheal, and cervical lymph node enlargement, which were indicative of metastasis. An ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy was performed for the enlarged neck lymph node, and pathologic examination revealed a metastatic poorly differentiated carcinoma. Immunohistochemical analysis showed positive staining for synaptophysin, chromogranin A, and CD 56, indicative of a neuroendocrine carcinoma.
- Indication, Technique and Long-term Results after Shoulder Arthrodesis Performed with Plate Fixation. [Journal Article]
- ZOZ Orthop Unfall 2018; 156(1):53-61
- CONCLUSIONS: Plate arthrodesis in the technique used achieves high fusion and a low complication rate. Relief of pain and functional improvement are astonishing. Analysis of our results indicates that correction of the positions mentioned above is necessary: i. o. arthrodesis position for abduction 25° (by means of pre-bending plate of 105°), forward flexion 20° and internal rotation 30° are suggested.
- Denosumab: a potential treatment option for aneurysmal bone cyst of the atlas. [Review]
- ESEur Spine J 2018 Feb 22
- CONCLUSIONS: Our case report contributes to the accruing evidence on the effectiveness of denosumab for the treatment of spinal ABCs. However, long-term safety, risk of recurrence, optimal duration of treatment and consistency of denosumab are yet to be determined.
- Psychological Factors and the Development of Chronic Whiplash Associated Disorder(s): A Systematic Review. [Journal Article]
- CJClin J Pain 2018 Feb 21
- To assess which psychological factors are important in the development of chronic whiplash symptoms.
To assess which psychological factors are important in the development of chronic whiplash symptoms.
- Quality of life outcome measures using University of Washington questionnaire version 4 in early T1/T2 anterior tongue cancers with and without radiotherapy: A cross-sectional study. [Journal Article]
- IJIndian J Cancer 2017 Apr-Jun; 54(2):447-452
- CONCLUSIONS: Although locoregional control and disease-free survival are the major treatment-related endpoints for cancer management, QOL outcome measures have to assess to determine the impact of a treatment modality on patients well-being and for better rehabilitation of cancer-free patients.
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- Definitive re-irradiation using intensity-modulated radiation therapy in cancers of the head and neck, focusing on rare tumors. [Journal Article]
- AOActa Otolaryngol 2018 Feb 22; :1-9
- CONCLUSIONS: Re-irradiation of rare head and neck tumors using IMRT for loco-regional recurrence may be an acceptable treatment option.