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Patient Selection Crucial for Appropriate Endoscopic GERD Management

David P. Lee, MD,Methodist Digestive Institute,Methodist Dallas Medical Center Evidence suggests that numerous advances in the endoscopic management of GERD have enabled this approach to be viable for larger subgroups of patients with the condition in recent years. With an expanding pool of treatment candidates and several endoscopic management options, careful patient selection is essential […]

Infection & Aggression in Autistic Children

Toxoplasmosis was an infectious disease caused by Toxoplasma gondii, an obligate intracellular parasite. For a study, the researchers sought a link between T. gondii infection and aggression in autistic children. An analytical (comparative) cross-sectional study was used in the investigation. Between the ages of 3 and 12, 100 children (50 autistic and 50 normal) participated […]

Subclavian Vein Catheterization: Ultrasound-Guided vs. Landmark Method

In the emergency room, ultrasound guidance was proven to reduce complication rates and enhance success rates for the internal jugular and femoral vein catheterization (ED). For a study, researchers sought to see if ultrasound-guided subclavian vein catheterization was safer and more effective than the standard landmark approach. A prospective randomized experiment was done in an […]

Less NMOSD Pain & Better QOL With Inebilizumab

Kristina Patterson, MD, PhD,Medical Director,Neuroimmunology,Horizon Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) is a rare autoimmune inflammatory disorder of the central nervous system associated with blindness and debilitating chronic pain. It primarily affects eye nerves and the spinal cord and pain can be felt throughout various parts of the body including the legs and arms. “With NMOSD, […]

Is an MBA right for you?

As medicine grows increasingly corporate, doctors are finding that career advancement requires understanding the business side of the profession Although it’s been 30 years, pediatrician Maria Chandler, M.D., MBA, can still recall when she realized she needed to learn about the business of medicine. Soon after landing her first job, with TCC Family Health in […]

The Impact of Preoperative Distress: PePS Intervention

Active psychosocial therapies for chronic postsurgical pain have shown promise. Preoperatively disturbed (elevated depressed symptoms, anxious symptoms, or pain catastrophizing) and non-distressed participants in the psychologically-based Perioperative Pain Self-management (PePS) intervention were described in the study. Researchers conducted a qualitative research project that aimed to gather participants’ opinions and feedback on the PePS intervention. Interviews […]

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery

Post-operative discomfort was one of the most serious issues faced by patients with coronary artery bypass graft surgery. For a study, researchers sought to determine how post-operative pain interfered with daily activities and dependency levels in patients who had coronary artery bypass graft surgery. There were 65 individuals who underwent CABG surgery. The study included […]

We Need to Ask “Why?”

According to the CDC, there are approximately 50 million people in the US living in chronic pain. We all know about the opioid crisis, and this knowledge has done nothing to help alleviate pain many are suffering. While we may all prescribe these addicting medications less often, opioids are rarely indicated to treat chronic pain […]

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