Acute kidney injury: which is the best initial therapy

The continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is a more cost-effective initial therapy for RRT-requiring severe acute kidney injury (AKI) than intermittent RRT (IRRT) in the setting of an......

Shoulder arthroscopy: just add epinephrine

Or should you? The results of the present study are slightly ambiguous: While adding epinephrine to the irrigation fluid during arthroscopy significantly improved the visualisation for the......

Obesity and hip arthroscopy

The story of the association between body mass index (BMI) and hip osteoarthritis (OA) is a controversial one: Some studies have confirmed and others have refuted the claim, but in general there......

Grab a gabapentin for postherpetic neuralgia

Researchers from the Pain Institute of St. Louis in Missouri describe the current situation: Gabapentin effectively reduces pain resulting from postherpetic neuralgia (PNH) and is considered a......

Oesophageal carcinoma: stay away from the LTA

For the treatment of cancer of the oesophagogastric junction (OGJ), both the left thoracoabdominal (LTA) and transhiatal (TH) approach have been advocated for curative resection. However, data was...

Acute kidney injury: which is the best initial therapy

The continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) is a more cost-effective initial therapy for RRT-requiring severe acute kidney injury (AKI) than intermittent RRT (IRRT) in the setting of an......

Shoulder arthroscopy: just add epinephrine

Or should you? The results of the present study are slightly ambiguous: While adding epinephrine to the irrigation fluid during arthroscopy significantly improved the visualisation for the......

Corneal implant for improved near vision

Glasses and even contact lenses seem more and more like a thing of the past: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just last week approved a corneal implant that is said to improve near......

Damage control laparotomy associated with infection risk

Managing patients with traumatic injuries represents an often-encountered challenge in clinical practice. Damage control laparotomy (DCL) is frequently used and might be appropriate in many cases,...

Body composition affects Watson-based estimate of UDV

Relying on the Watson forumular to estimate the urea distribution volume (UDV) could lead to inaccurately calculated Kt/V, says a new study published in the Journal of Renal Nutrition (JRN). The......

No sleep, more pain

The restorative properties of sleep are well established across the entire medical field. Another well-known fact is that disturbed sleep and pain can co-exist, with an often complex and likely......

Obesity and hip arthroscopy

The story of the association between body mass index (BMI) and hip osteoarthritis (OA) is a controversial one: Some studies have confirmed and others have refuted the claim, but in general there......

Fibromyalgia: theory of generalised hypersensitivity challenged

Fibromyalgia (FM) patients are thought to have increased sensory processing of nociceptive and non-nociceptive stimuli, and also reduced habituation. But the hypothesis of ‘general......

New report sees home health technologies on steep ascent

Utilization of home health technologies will have quintupled by 2020 compared to last year, says a new report from tech researcher Tractica. While 2014 saw 14,3 million people worldwide use home......

NOTES on a procedure

A ‘futureless technique’ and ‘circus surgery’ that is ‘careless for the risk for patients’: That was one surgeon’s reaction when laparoscopy was introduced in the late 1980s. Now of course,......

Brachial Bone Turnover

In what ways are atherosclerosis and osteoporosis connected? Several studies have analysed this question and found that, for instance, patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) show local......

CKF versus essential hypertension without cardiovascular disease

Maladaptive left ventricular changes and blunted chronotropic response are important mechanistic factors that lead to reduced cardiovascular reserve in patients with chronic kidney failure(CKF),......

In-line filtration might prevent SIRS in cardiac pediatric ICU patients

German scientists at the Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Intensive Care Medicine at Hannover Medical School, after previously showing that in-line filtration can prevent major complications...

Help yourself so helps you an app

There are thousands of apps but not many of them are truly beneficial. While this broad statement probably resonates with a lot of people, it is especially true for obstetricians or gynecologists......

NGF/TrkA vs. NSAIDs in fracture-related pain treatment

Is the blockade of nerve growth factor (NGF)/neurotrophic tyrosine kinase receptor type 1 (TrkA) signaling an alternative to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) when treating......

Not more at risk but less tolerant

Elderly patients who underwent emergency laparotomy do not show a higher 30-day-mortality because they are more inclined to suffer from complications but rather because they are less capable to......

RSSC safe SILC alternative for children

Robotic single-site cholecystectomy (RSSC) is quickly becoming an attractive alternative to single incision laparoscopic cholecystemctomy (SILC) not just in adults but even in children, concludes......

Apple and IBM take digital health venture one step further

Tech giants Apple and IBM announced a new partnership with pharmaceutical manufacturer Johnson & Johnson and medical technology and services company Medtronic. The new alliance aims to optimze...

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