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Climate Change: What Can Doctors Do?

Climate Change: What Can Doctors Do?

March 2, 2017 at 8:30 AM 0 comments

*Thomas Micklewright GP Registrar and Medical Leadership Fellow, Health Education North West, Manchester, UK *Correspondence to t.micklewright@nhs.net Disclosure: The author has declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 14.10.16 Accepted: 19.12.16 Citation: EMJ. 2017;2[1]:12-14. Abstract Global warming remains one of the largest global threats to our health. The size of theRead More

Editor’s Pick: 3D Printing for Biomedical Applications: Where Are We Now?

Editor’s Pick: 3D Printing for Biomedical Applications: Where Are We Now?

March 2, 2017 at 8:29 AM 0 comments

Estomba et al. discuss the applications for additive manufacturing printing technology across the field of medicine, particularly those of three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting. 3D printing has the potential to become a game changer in medicine and surgery by improving the procedural planning of surgical interventions and by helping young doctors toRead More

Hide and Seek: The Game Between Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia Cells and B Cell Receptor Signalling Inhibitors

Hide and Seek: The Game Between Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia Cells and B Cell Receptor Signalling Inhibitors

March 2, 2017 at 8:28 AM 0 comments

*Kumudha Balakrishnan,1 Krishna Bojja,1 William Decker,2 Michael J. Keating3 1. Department of Experimental Therapeutics, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA 2. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA 3. Department of Leukemia, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA *Correspondence to kbalakr@mdanderson.orgRead More

Haemangioma: A Review of the Literature and an Unusual Case Report

Haemangioma: A Review of the Literature and an Unusual Case Report

March 2, 2017 at 8:27 AM 0 comments

*Ajaya Kumar Consultant Neurosurgeon, Muthoot Healthcare, Kerala, India *Correspondence to drajayakumara@gmail.com Disclosure: The author has declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 09.06.16 Accepted: 02.12.16 Citation: EMJ. 2017;2[1]:31-35. Abstract Haemangiomas are benign tumours growing by vascular endothelial hyperplasia, commonly occurring in females. The main types diagnosed in children are infantile haemangiomaRead More

Transcatheter Repair of Congenital Heart Defects in the Young

Transcatheter Repair of Congenital Heart Defects in the Young

March 2, 2017 at 8:26 AM 0 comments

*Sonia A. El-Saiedi, Wael A. Attia, Rodina Sobhy Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt *Correspondence to sonia.el-saiedi@kasralainy.edu.eg Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Acknowledgements: Special thanks goes to our patients who formed the basis of our experience, the catheterisation laboratory nurses, technicians,Read More

Anaesthesia Techniques in Transfemoral Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: A Brief Review

Anaesthesia Techniques in Transfemoral Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: A Brief Review

March 2, 2017 at 8:25 AM 0 comments

*Mehmet Aksoy, Ilker Ince, Ali Ahiskalioglu Department of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, Faculty of Medicine, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey *Correspondence to drmaksoy@hotmail.com Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 12.01.16 Accepted: 26.07.16 Citation: EMJ. 2017;2[1]:45-49. Abstract Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an alternative, less invasive method toRead More

New Drug Treatments for Osteoarthritis: What is on the Horizon?

New Drug Treatments for Osteoarthritis: What is on the Horizon?

March 2, 2017 at 8:24 AM 0 comments

*Fiona E. Watt,1 Malvika Gulati2 1. Arthritis Research UK Centre for Osteoarthritis Pathogenesis, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK 2. Department of Rheumatology, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK *Correspondence to fiona.watt@kennedy.ox.ac.uk Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Support:Read More

Contemporary Drug-Eluting Stents and Vascular Response

Contemporary Drug-Eluting Stents and Vascular Response

March 2, 2017 at 8:23 AM 0 comments

Anwer Habib,1 Hiroyoshi Mori,2 Kazuyuki Yahagi,2 *Aloke V. Finn2,3 1. Parkview Heart Institute, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA 2. CVPath Institute Inc., Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA 3. University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA *Correspondence to afinn@cvpath.org Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 02.06.16 Accepted: 28.10.16Read More

Does Race/Ethnicity Have a Role in a Link Between Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Metabolic Syndrome?

Does Race/Ethnicity Have a Role in a Link Between Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Metabolic Syndrome?

March 2, 2017 at 8:22 AM 0 comments

Seong Ho Lee, *Sang Kon Lee Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Hallym University, Chuncheon, South Korea *Correspondence to sangklee@hallym.ac.kr Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 22.02.16 Accepted: 29.07.16 Citation: EMJ. 2017;2[1]:69-75. Abstract Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a highly prevalent disease related to the risk ofRead More

Antiphospholipid Syndrome and the Lungs

Antiphospholipid Syndrome and the Lungs

March 2, 2017 at 8:21 AM 0 comments

*Süreyya Yılmaz,1 Zülfükar Yılmaz2 1. Department of Chest Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Dicle University, Diyarbakir, Turkey 2. Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Dicle University, Diyarbakir, Turkey *Correspondence to sureyyayilm@gmail.com Disclosure: The authors have declared no conflicts of interest. Received: 08.02.16 Accepted: 06.06.16 Citation: EMJ. 2017;2[1]:76-82. Abstract Antiphospholipid syndromeRead More