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Leatherman Bryan B Coastal ENT Associates, Gulfport, - - 2014
The practices and beliefs of the provider specialties that treat allergic rhinoconjunctivitis (ARC) with allergen immunotherapy (AIT) may vary. A telephone survey of 500 randomly selected health care practitioners in 7 specialties, conducted in 2012. AIT was provided as a subcutaneous injection (SCIT) by 91% of allergist/immunologists, 54% of otolaryngologists, ...
Gan Eng Cern EC St Paul's Sinus Centre, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, - - 2014
Allergic fungal rhinosinusitis (AFRS) is a subset of polypoid chronic rhinosinusitis that is characterized by the presence of eosinophilic mucin with fungal hyphae within the sinuses and a Type I hypersensitivity to fungi. The treatment of AFRS usually involves surgery in combination with medical therapies to keep the disease in ...
Jones Patricia P PP Department of Biology, Gilbert Biological Sciences Bldg., 371 Serra Mall, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 94305-5020, USA, - - 2014
From its 1960 beginnings in a pair of windowless Genetics Department laboratories under the Stanford Medical School Dean's Office to its current broad-based program, which joins faculty members from departments across the Medical School, the Stanford Immunology Program has played a central role in shaping both basic and clinical immunology ...
Urwyler Pascal P 1University Children's Hospital Basel, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Switzerland 2University of Basel, - - 2014
Like other health-care personnel, medical students with patient contact should be up-to date with their immunizations including those specifically targeting occupational risk. Analysis from an ongoing surveillance program for medical students revealed immunization gaps in 102 (77.9%) of 131 students enrolled 2011-2013. Screening medical students' immunization records is worthwhile.
Meacham William W William Meacham, now semi-retired, was Research Fellow, Centre of Asian Studies, University of Hong, - - 2014
: Articles in newspapers and magazines of the early 19th century show that it was common knowledge that one only got measles once. This was well before the discovery was made by medical science. Even in the 18th century, there was a notion that after measles infection, a person was ...
Scheinberg Phillip P Hematology Service, Oncology Center, Hospital São José, Beneficência Portuguesa, São Paulo, - - 2014
Eltrombopag is a new thrombomimetic medication approved for the treatment of immune thrombocytopenia. There are very few reports on the use of eltrombopag in patients with thrombocytopenia associated with sytemic lupus.We present a recent case of a patient with lupus with severe thrombocytopenia refractory to conventional therapy and full recovery ...
Gordon Kenneth B KB Professor of Dermatology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, - - 2014
Psoriasis is now recognized as an immunologically mediated systemic disease that may be expressed in cutaneous and joint symptoms. Medications that were once thought to control psoriasis by reducing keratinocyte proliferation are now known to act on immunologic pathways. In recent years, the emerging understanding of immunologic pathways in psoriasis ...
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 ...
Johnson Bankole A BA Department of Psychiatry and Brain Science Research Consortium at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Concomitant use of alcohol and medications may lead to potentially serious medical conditions. Increasing prescription medication abuse in today's society necessitates a deeper understanding of the mechanisms involved in alcohol-medication interactions in order to help prevent adverse events. Interactions of medications with alcohol result in altered bioavailability of the medication ...
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 AJ Institute for Behavioral Research, Center for Research on Behavioral Health and Human Services Delivery, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA. - - 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 ...
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