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Stoevesandt J J Department of Dermatology and Allergy, University Hospital Würzburg, - - 2014
There is an ongoing debate on whether angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) should be substituted prior to initiation of venom immunotherapy (VIT) for safety reasons. We aimed to assess the influence of ACEI medication on the incidence of systemic reactions (SR) during the buildup phase of VIT in a large and ...
Rank Matthew A MA Division of Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Ariz. Electronic address: - - 2014
We present a 42-year-old woman who experienced a systemic reaction (SR) after a subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) injection. Her physician must make a decision, along with the patient, on how to proceed. We consider the medical evidence pertinent to specific risk factors for SRs to SCIT, including asthma control, concomitant medications ...
Cox Linda L President, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI), Milwaukee, - - 2013
Allergy immunotherapy is a highly effective therapy that has been used in the treatment of allergic rhinitis, asthma, and venom allergy for over a century. Subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) is currently the only US Food and Drug Administration approved form of allergy immunotherapy. In this commentary, we address the safety issues ...
Kagan Jonathan C - - 2013
On June 5, 2013, Ruslan Medzhitov received the Else Kröner-Fresenius Immunology Award. This recognition goes to an individual who has had such an influence on basic and medical immunology that it is almost difficult to recall a time before his discoveries were made. But in reality, that time was not ...
Settipane Russell A - - 2013
IgE hypersensitivity is important to the pathogenesis of allergic diseases and the development and persistence of airway inflammation. Allergic immunomodulation encompasses various therapies that attempt to suppress or modify the immune mechanisms responsible for IgE-mediated disease. These include allergy immunotherapy (AIT) in the forms of subcutaneous immunotherapy (SCIT) and sublingual ...
Kostakioti Maria M Department of Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis, Washington University in Saint Louis School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63110-1010, - - 2013
Biofilm formation constitutes an alternative lifestyle in which microorganisms adopt a multicellular behavior that facilitates and/or prolongs survival in diverse environmental niches. Biofilms form on biotic and abiotic surfaces both in the environment and in the healthcare setting. In hospital wards, the formation of biofilms on vents and medical equipment ...
Arkilo Dimitrios - - 2013
We report 3 previously normal children that presented for evaluation of new onset seizures. Case 1, a 7-year-old female, presented with refractory left frontal lobe seizures associated with right arm simple motor seizures refractory to 6 antiepileptic medications at sufficient doses and levels. Case 2, a 15-year-old female, presented with ...
Smallheer Benjamin A - - 2013
This article provides a brief introduction to the history of anaphylaxis and the order Hymenoptera, which is responsible for most reported sting-induced allergic reactions. The anatomic similarities and differences as well as inhabited similarities and differences between bees and wasps are discussed. The various types of allergic reactions and their ...
Gurbaxani Avinash - - 2013
The repertoire of treatment options available to allergists and immunologists is ever increasing and with this comes the increased potential for these treatments to cause adverse ocular side effects. Corticosteroids remain the first line of treatment for most immunological disorders and physicians should be alerted to their extensive ocular morbidity ...
Maratt Joseph D - - 2012
As digital radiography becomes more prevalent, several systems for digital preoperative planning have become available. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy and efficiency of an inexpensive, cloud-based digital templating system, which is comparable with acetate templating. However, cloud-based templating is substantially faster and more convenient than ...
Ludwig-Beymer Patti - - 2012
This research examined bedside medication verification administration in 2 adult critical care units, using portable computers and permanent bedside computers. There were no differences in the number of near-miss errors, the time to administer the medications, or nurse perception of ease of medication administration, care of patients, or reliability of ...
Whitcombe Elizabeth - - 2012
The history of the Indo-Gangetic river systems from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth centuries can be reconstructed from the meticulous official records of the survey, meteorological and medical departments of the British Government of India. In contrast with the grand sweep of the geological evidence, these records indicate ...
Suwanpakdee Detchvijitr - - 2012
To identify seroprevalence of varicella and the relationship with their histories of experiences of varicella diseases and to provide appropriate immunization against varicella, mumps, measles, rubella and hepatitis B to medical students. All of the medical students were eligible for participation after informed consents. Immunization history against varicella, mumps, measles, ...
Emi-Reynolds Geoffrey - - 2012
ABSTRACT: The status of radiation protection and safety of diagnostic medical x-ray facilities in the Greater Accra region in Ghana have been evaluated. In all, 62 medical facilities with 86 diagnostic x-ray units were considered for the survey. Out of the 86 diagnostic units, there were 56 general radiograph, 13 ...
Laban Jake - - 2012
Many medical practices are facing the lack of practice growth that their social media efforts are generating. This article provides concrete ideas that can be put in place by any medical practice to realize sustainable practice growth through social media marketing. In the article, the author demonstrates that social media ...
Pleśniak Jarosław - - 2012
Knowledge of thyroid gland volume plays a key role in the treatment of thyroid diseases by radioactive iodine 131I. Radioiodine therapy is a routine procedure of treatment hyperthyroidism for over 50 years. Today modern diagnostic has a number of medical diagnostics instruments whose using to estimate of thyroid volume. Undoubtedly ...
Fan Pohoey - - 2012
Article Title: Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Measurements Are Not Affected by the Ultrasound Frequency (Echocardiography, 2012;29:353).
Weiss Kenneth J - - 2012
Philadelphia attorney Francis Wharton was a key intellectual figure in linking the sciences of medicine and law. In 1860, he published a monograph on involuntary confessions, which represented the closing chapter of Wharton and Stillé's Treatise on Medical Jurisprudence. He had already published A Monograph on Mental Unsoundness in 1855, ...
Kojima Masami - - 2012
A lot of healthcare professionals experienced annoyance with biased mass media news regarding medical and health issues. In this paper, I propose "news profiling method" and "media guideline" to improve the medical and health journalism.
Muzyka Charlene N - - 2012
Since the completion of three clinical trials indicating that voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is an effective method to reduce men's chances of acquiring HIV, use of the procedure has been advocated in Kenya. Media messages shape popular understandings of the benefits and limitations of male circumcision. The objectives of ...
Tevet Aharon - - 2011
INTRODUCTION: Obstetrical hemorrhage is the second leading cause of direct maternal mortality (18% of maternal deaths) in developed countries and is the leading cause of severe maternal morbidity. The rising rate of obstetrical hemorrhage attributed to the repeated cesarean sections and invasive placental disorders, requiring blood transfusion has emphasized the ...
Pickert Amanda - - 2011
Sorafenib is a chemotherapeutic agent primarily used to treat metastatic renal cell carcinoma. It is a multikinase inhibitor that blocks cell proliferation and angiogenesis. Numerous cutaneous side effects have been reported in association with this medication, including acral erythema, inflammation of actinic keratoses, erythema multiforme, vasculitis, and keratoacanthomas. Up to ...
Britto Maria T - - 2011
Purpose. This pilot study assessed the feasibility, acceptability, and utility of a text messaging system that allowed teenagers with asthma to generate and control medical reminders sent to their mobile phones. Methods. The 12 teens in the study group were able to create their own reminder text messages, add or ...
Bilkhu Paramdeep S - - 2011
Allergic eye disease encompasses a group of hypersensitivity disorders which primarily affect the conjunctiva and its prevalence is increasing. It is estimated to affect 8% of patients attending optometric practice but is poorly managed and rarely involves ophthalmic assessment. Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis (SAC) is the most common form of allergic ...
Widhe Mona - - 2011
Spider silk is a fascinating material, combining remarkable mechanical properties with low density and biodegradability. Because of these properties and historical descriptions of medical applications, spider silk has been proposed to be the ideal biomaterial. However, overcoming the obstacles to produce spider silk in sufficient quantities and in a manner ...
Steinberg Martin H - - 2011
This issue provides a clinical overview of sickle cell disease focusing on prevention, diagnosis, treatment, practice improvement, and patient information. Readers can complete the accompanying CME quiz for 1.5 credits. Only ACP members and individual subscribers can access the electronic features of In the Clinic. Non-subscribers who wish to access ...
Palaniswamy Chandrasekar - - 2011
Management of stable angina pectoris includes antianginal medications, medications to prevent progression of atherosclerosis, and aggressive treatment of causative risk factors. Antianginal medications commonly used include nitrates, beta-blockers, calcium channel blockers, and ranolazine. Antiplatelet agents, statins, and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors are used in patients with these problems to prevent progression ...
Rouse Carolyn Moxley - - 2011
Objectives. To understand how some of the top pediatric sickle cell centers are transitioning their adolescent patients from pediatric care given the diminished availability and quality of services in adult care. Design. The ethnographic research for this project was carried out over more than seven years. Patients, medical professionals, and ...
Carranza Noemí - - 2011
A systematic literature review was carried out to study patient security and possible harmful effects, immunity and interferences on medical devices, and effectiveness and transmission problems in healthcare and hospital environments due to electromagnetic interferences. The objective was to determine already-reported cases of patient security, immunity of medical devices, and ...
Ellerbroek Justin Craig - - 2011
Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP) is a skin eruption of rapid onset and progression that is characterized by the formation of numerous sterile pustules on an erythematous background. Other features may include fever and leukocytosis, with resolution usually in less than 15 days. We present an 83-year-old woman with an ...
Tassi Gian Franco - - 2011
Minithoracoscopy, currently defined as thoracoscopy with instruments of a diameter between 2 and 5 mm, is part of the general evolution of endoscopy towards mini-invasiveness. Its most relevant indications in the field of medical thoracoscopy are small effusions, pleural effusions in patients with narrow intercostal spaces and suspected tuberculous pleurisy ...
Malenfant Jason - - 2011
There have been many advances in the medical world over time that have greatly contributed to ameliorating and prolonging human life. The employment of surgical anesthesia is arguably one of the greatest medical discoveries of all time, and has immensely broadened our ability to treat the ill. While Dr. Henry ...
Golledge Jonathan - - 2011
Previous trials indicate that surgical management of small abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) does not reduce mortality. The medical management of AAA, however, has to a large degree been ignored until recently. Medical management is not only needed to limit the expansion of small AAAs but also to reduce the high ...
Hueppchen Nancy - - 2011
This article in the To the Point series will focus on best practices regarding faculty development in medical education in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. Faculty development is an essential component in achieving teacher and learner satisfaction as well as improving learner outcomes. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education ...
Bailey Morgan - - 2011
Since its inception, the NHS has attracted international medical graduates. They come to advance their careers and receive education and training, and they have enriched the NHS with their skills and enthusiasm. They have become essential members of the medical workforce and many have established training links which give the ...
Abraham Amanda J - - 2011
Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) continue to be one of the most pervasive and costly of the substance use disorders (SUDs). Despite evidence of clinical effectiveness, adoption of medications for the treatment of AUDs is suboptimal. Low rates of AUD medication adoption have been explained by characteristics of both treatment organizations ...
Gaster Richard S - - 2011
Driven by scientific progress and economic stimulus, medical diagnostics will move to a stage in which straightforward medical diagnoses are independent of physician visits and large centralized laboratories. The future of basic diagnostic medicine will lie in the hands of private individuals. We have taken significant strides towards achieving this ...
Benis A - - 2011
This chapter presents a system, called DiscoCini, assisting the biology experts to explore medical genomics data. First, it computes all the correlations (based on ranks) between gene expression and bioclinical data. The amount of generated results is huge. In a second step, we propose an original visual approach to simply ...
Ichikawa Katsuhiro - - 2011
Quality assurance (QA) guidelines for medical display systems in Japan, JESRA X-0093, were published in August 2005 and have been used in many medical fields to maintain image quality on medical displays. This report offers detailed explanations of terms and testing methodologies in the guidelines, taking into account users with ...
Boudreau J Donald - - 2011
Abstract:Although he did not write extensively about professionalism, Abraham Flexner clearly understood its critical role in medical practice. In discerning the basics of medical education he characterized scientific methodology as the instrumental minimum. He left open to future generations the task of defining its necessary complement, the "noble behaviors and ...
Lardreau Esther - - 2011
Hughlings-Jackson coined the concept of dreamy state: According to him, one of the sensations of a "dreamy state" was an odd feeling of recognition and familiarity, often called "deja vu". A clear sense of strangeness could also be experienced in the "dreamy state" ("jamais vu"). Jackson himself did not use ...
Suzuki Michitaka - - 2011
The lipid droplet (LD), an organelle that exists ubiquitously in various organisms, from bacteria to mammals, has attracted much attention from both medical and cell biology fields. The LD in white adipocytes is often treated as the prototype LD, but is rather a special example, considering that its size, intracellular ...
Fetterolf Donald - - 2011
The American College of Medical Quality is a national organization of health care professionals who are interested in the advancement of medical quality as a field. Composed primarily of doctorate-level individuals in medicine, dentistry, and podiatry, it also includes affiliate members in preprofessional training as well as nursing. Origins of ...
Quallich Susanne - - 2010
Few NPs are exposed to the topic of male infertility during the course of their training. There are medical and surgical treatment options for many of the most common diagnoses that contribute to decreased fertility in men. Recognizing these etiologies can help patients receive cost-effective treatment.
Schindler Adolf E - - 2010
Over the past 50 years hormonal contraceptives have gradually developed to be cost-effective medical treatment modalities for primary and secondary therapy of endometriosis/adenomyosis. This is particularly true for the various estrogen/progestogen combinations as monophasic - particularly progestogen-dominant - preparations in cyclic, long-cyclic and continuous treatment forms. An alternative is the ...
Freilich Robert W - - 2011
The emerging field of neuroimmune pharmacology (NIP) is the confluence of three distinct disciplines: neuroscience, immunology, and pharmacology (Gendelman and Ikezu 2008). NIP was born from the realization that inflammation within the central nervous system (CNS) plays a crucial role in many neurological pathologies and as such offers a rich ...
Vercellini Paolo - - 2011
Conservative surgical treatment for symptomatic endometriosis is frequently associated with only partial relief of pelvic pain or its recurrence. Therefore, medical therapy constitutes an important alternative or complement to surgery. However, no available compound is cytoreductive, and suppression instead of elimination of implants is the only realistic objective of pharmacological ...
Waller Ed - - 2010
After a radiological dispersal device (RDD) event, it is possible for radionuclides to enter the human body through inhalation, ingestion, and skin and wound absorption. From a health physics perspective, it is important to know the magnitude of the intake to perform dosimetric assessments. From a medical perspective, removal of ...
Seidman Michael D - - 2010
Tinnitus is a debilitating condition that affects a broad range of patients. Despite thorough and extensive research, the cause of tinnitus has yet to be determined. Also, there has never been a single intervention identified that can consistently eliminate the symptoms of tinnitus. However, despite our inability to 'cure' tinnitus, ...
Hafsteinsdottir Elin Johanna Gudrun - - 2010
We present a model of contracting between a purchaser of health services and a provider (a hospital). We assume that hospitals provide two alternative treatments for a given diagnosis: a less intensive one (for example, a medical treatment) and a more intensive one (a surgical treatment). We assume that prices ...
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