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Small bowel obstruction: a recurrence of melanoma during the second trimester of pregnancy

Background: The incidence of melanoma is on the rise in the United States and is particularly prevalent among women of childbearing age. Obtaining a complete history and understanding the unpredictable behavior of melanoma is essential to make the diagnosis of recurrent disease during pregnancy. Case: A 35-year-old G2P1 at 23 weeks and 1 days’ gestation with a remote history of...

Non-invasive measures of coronary microcirculation: Taking the long road to the clinic

Although coronary microvascular disease is now a well-recognized entity that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, current non-invasive strategies cannot differentiate between coronary microvascular disease (CMD) and obstructive epicardial stenosis. While the evaluation of intramyocardial blood volume as a surrogate measure for microvascular health may have...

Jefferson Neurologist Shows Two-Thirds Reduction in Mortality Rate after Epilepsy Surgery

Sudden Unexpected Death by Epilepsy (SUDEP) is a rare occurrence among patients with well-controlled epilepsy. However, patients with drug-resistant epilepsy who continue to have seizures have a 1 in 150 risk of death by SUDEP. Michael Sperling, MD, Baldwin Keys Professor of Neurology and the Director of the Jefferson Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, has been researching this...

Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: A Cause of Heart Failure in Young Women

Introduction: Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM), also known as postpartum cardiomyopathy, is an infrequent cause of systolic heart failure that can affect women in the last month of pregnancy and up to five months after delivery. While PPCM is a type of dilated cardiomyopathy, the etiology of this condition remains largely unknown.1 Given the infrequency with which PPCM is...

Randomized Trial of Chronic Pain Self-Management Program in the Community or Clinic for Low-Income Primary Care Patients

Background Patients with chronic pain often lack the skills and resources necessary to manage this disease. Objective To develop a chronic pain self-management program reflecting community stakeholders’ priorities and to compare functional outcomes from training in two settings. Design A parallel-group randomized trial. Participants Eligible subjects were 35–70 years of age, with...

Management of Severe TBI-A Review of Recent Literature

INTRODUCTION Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the result of sudden trauma causing damage to the brain. TBI can occur when the head strongly and abruptly changes direction or contacts an object, or when an object penetrates the skull and brain tissue. (Figure 1 – TBI). CDC estimated that in 2010, TBI, alone and in conjunction with other injuries, accounted for approximately 2.5...

Intravascular Lymphoma in the CNS: Options for Treatment

Purpose of review The purpose of this review was to discuss therapeutic manipulations and effective current interventions available to treat intravascular lymphoma in the central nervous system. Recent findings Patients experienced resolution and remission of disease for 14 months and up to 2 years after eight cycles of R-CHOP and four courses of intrathecal therapy with MTX...

Training Impact on Novice and Experienced Research Coordinators

Institutes of Health. Authors Linda S. Behar-Horenstein; JoNell Efantis Potter Ph.D.; Alena Prikhidko PhD, candidate; Stephanie Swords MA, CCRP; Stephen Sonstein PhD; and H Robert Kolb RN BS CCRC Training ... Research Administration at the Eastern Michigan University's School of Health Sciences. Correspondence regarding this article can also be addressed directly to: . H. Robert Kolb, RN BS CCRC is the Assistant

The Recuperating Ability of Cauliflower Coral (Pocillopora Damicornis) and Staghorn Coral (Acropora sp.) to Temperature Stress

Roy Adsit, BS, Saipan Southern High School Coordinating Center: University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine , USA 2 Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice Volume 9, Special

An Empirical Approach to Assessing Pediatric Residents

additional authors Authors Jeffrey D. Shahidullah PhD, Paul W. Kettlewell PhD, Kathryn DeHart MD, Kris Rooney MD, Ilene Ladd MA, Tyler Bogaczyk BS, Amy Signore PhD, and Sharon L. Larson PhD This article is

Should Response-Adapted Therapy Now Be the Standard of Care for Advanced Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?

Longley MB BS 0 0 Department of Medical Oncology, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust , Tremona Rd., Southampton, SO16 6YD , UK Hodgkin's lymphoma I FDG-PET I Chemotherapy-related toxicity

Similar Cost Savings of Bundled Payment Initiatives Applied to Lower Extremity Total Joint Arthroplasty Can Be Achieved Applying Both Models 2 and 3

, and Feifei Zhang, Health Data Analyst at PBC Advisors, LLC. Compliance with Ethical Standards Conflict of Interest: Allyson Alfonso, BS, BA; Lorraine Hutzler, MPA; Bill Robb, MD; and Joseph Bosco, MD

The Incidence of Perioperative Cardiac Events after Orthopedic Surgery: A Single Institutional Experience of Cases Performed over One Year

. Wolfe, BA; Neil M. Sanghavi, BS; Kara Fields, MA; and Steven K. Magid, MD have declared that they have no conflict of interest. Human/Animal Rights: All procedures followed were in accordance with the ... . Anesthesiology . 2013 ; 118 : 1046 - 58 . 19. Oberweis BS , Smilowitz NR , Nukala S , Rosenberg A , Xu J , Stuchin S et al. Relation of perioperative elevation of troponin to long-term mortality after orthopedic