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Minh N Q Huynh, Aneesh Karir, Alexandria Bennett
Background: Despite the fact that carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common entrapment neuropathy, the diagnostic accuracy of clinical screening examinations for CTS is controversial. The scratch collapse test (SCT) is a novel test that may be of diagnostic advantage. The purpose of our study was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of the SCT for CTS. Methods: A literature search was performed using PubMed (1966 to April 2018); Ovid MEDLINE (1966 to April 2018); EMBASE (1988 to April 2018); and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (The Cochrane Library, to April 2018)...
September 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
A E Shkliaev, A G Bessonov, Iu V Gorbunov, O V Muravtseva, K B Klestov, S Iu Zykov
Aneurysms of visceral arteries appear to belong to rare and potentially lethal vascular diseases. The most important role in the aetiology of aneurysms of the gastroduodenal artery is plaid by either acute or chronic pancreatitis. The article deals with a clinical case report concerning a saccular partially thrombosed aneurysm having developed in a 77-year-old woman presenting with the postcholecystectomic syndrome and detected on ultrasonographic examination of the abdominal-cavity vessels. Timely radiodiagnosis (SCT angiography of abdominal cavity vessels), adequate and timely performed endovascular occlusion of the cavity of the aneurysm with metal spirals performed in a timely manner made it possible to attain a favourable outcome...
2017: Angiology and Vascular Surgery
J Picot, K Cooper, J Bryant, A J Clegg
BACKGROUND: Multiple myeloma (MM) is the second most common haematological cancer in the UK. MM is not curable but can be treated with a combination of supportive measures and chemotherapy that aim to extend the duration and quality of survival. The majority of patients are not able to withstand intensive treatment, such as high-dose chemotherapy with autologous stem cell transplantation (SCT), and so they are offered single-agent or combination chemotherapy. Combination therapies typically include chemotherapy with an alkylating agent and a corticosteroid...
December 2011: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
Gian Vittorio Caprara
The article covers the notions of agency and potentials, social cognitive theory (SCT), their definition and importance for the health. These two notions are crucial for reorienting psychological investigations and interventions in accordance with new findings about human personality and the new demands of society. The notion of agency points to the fact that people may actively contribute to the full expression of their natural and social endowments, the notion of potentials highlights the fact that much of human strengths derive from people discovering and nurturing their capacities while acknowledging environmental opportunities...
July 2011: Georgian Medical News
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