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July 12, 2017

Molecular Differences Between Pediatric and Adult Psoriasis Plaques

By Marilynn Larkin, Reuters Health

The pathology of pediatric psoriasis differs from that of adult psoriasis, a finding that has implications for treatment, researchers suggest.
Molecular Differences Between Pediatric and Adult Psoriasis Plaques
June 16, 2017

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in Elderly May Predict Amyloid Deposition

By Lorraine L. Janeczko, Reuters Health

Older cognitively normal adults who tend to be sleepy during the day may be more likely to have future beta-amyloid deposition, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. A response to a single yes or no question was strongly associated with beta-amyloid status many years later.
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in Elderly May Predict Amyloid Deposition
May 25, 2017

Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Show Unique Cytokine Profiles

By Zoltan Nemeth, MD, and Dorian Bogdanovski, MPH

Both CD and UC specimens display upregulated transcript levels of IL-12, IL-18, Il-21 and IL-27 in both inflamed and non-inflamed intestinal areas when compared to non-IBD.
Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Show Unique Cytokine Profiles
May 22, 2017

Smartphone Data Accurately Predict Blood Glucose Levels

By Michael Vlessides, MDalert.com contributor.

A new personalized prediction model uses smartphone-collected patient data and aggregate population data to create personalized blood glucose predictions for individuals.
Smartphone Data Accurately Predict Blood Glucose Levels
April 24, 2017

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer from the Patient’s Perspective

By John Henry Dreyfuss, MDalert.com staff.

Non-small cell lung cancer is one of the more common cancers in the U.S. When asked about their diagnosis and experience with lung cancer, patients focused on several key aspects. Many of them reported that the most common symptoms were pain, dyspnea, and fatigue.

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer from the Patient’s Perspective
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REFILE-Treating HCV may improve glycemic control in diabetics

(Corrects affiliation in paragraph 2 to University of Washington, Seattle) By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Treating hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection with direct-acting antiviral (DAA Read More »

Benefits of prostatic urethral lift durable through 5 years

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Improvements in lower-urinary-tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) following implantation of the prostatic urethral lift (PUL) Read More »

Living healthily, learning more could cut dementia cases by a third

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Learning new things, eating and drinking well, not smoking and limiting hearing loss and loneliness could prevent a third of dementia cases, health experts said on Read More »

Be prepared for ambulance wait times

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Bystanders should be prepared to give first aid during an emergency until responders arrive on the scene, experts say. On average in the U.S., the length of Read More »

Scales tip in AIDS fight as death rates decline, treatment rates rise

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - The scales have tipped in the fight against AIDS, with more than half of people infected with HIV now getting treatment and AIDS-related deaths almost halving since Read More »

Study finds slight autism risk link to antidepressants in pregnancy

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Children exposed to antidepressants during their mothers' pregnancies seem to have a slightly higher risk of autism than children whose mothers had psychiatric Read More »

Pressing questions about medical procedures aren’t getting attention: reviewers

By Ronnie Cohen (Reuters Health) - Thousands of studies have examined the value of tonsillectomies, but whether the benefits of the procedure outweigh the risks for a given patient still isn’t always Read More »

Australia helps Sri Lanka to control dengue fever after 250 die

By Reuters Staff COLOMBO (Reuters) - Australia announced programs on Wednesday to help control dengue fever in Sri Lanka, where the mosquito-borne disease killed more around 250 people in the first Read More »

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Deep Puncture Wounds

Deep Puncture Wounds

A 31-year-old female presents to the emergency department with deep puncture wounds on her forearm after being attacked by a pack of stray dogs. On examination, she has a loss of sensation throughout her right medial palm and fingers and she is unable to extend her fourth and fifth digits. After her wounds are irrigated, she is administered tetanus, rabies, and antibiotic prophylaxis. Based on this patient’s detected nerve damage, what other hand functions might also be impaired?

A. Finger abduction
B. Extension of wrist
C. Pinching
D. Extension of thumb

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Clinical Trials

Use our ClinicalTrials.gov feed to find trials in which your patients could enroll. In some cases, experimental drugs are a patient’s only hope. This section will regularly report on trials in the most common disease states, as they are getting underway.