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A Most Delicate Balance Full Text
Advance for Physician Assistants, July 21, 2009
Analgesic efficacy of ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane block in patients undergoing open appendicectomy Full Text
British Journal of Anesthesia, July 9, 2009
Review: inhaled corticosteroids do not reduce mortality but increase pneumonia in COPD
Evidence-Based Medicine, June 10, 2009
Management of adult superficial acute abscesses in a tertiary hospital: time for incisive action
New Zealand Medical Journal, June 9, 2009
Simple and effective prognostic criteria damage control procedures
ANZ Journal of Surgery, June 8, 2009
Barriers to the reporting and management of needlestick injuries among surgeons
Irish Journal of Medical Science, June 8, 2009
Managing recurrent pleural effusions with an indwelling pleural catheter Full Text
JAAPA, June 5, 2009
Tissue Resonance Interaction Method (TRIMprob) has the potential to be used alongside the recognized tests in the screening protocols for prostate cancer
International Journal of Urology, May 14, 2009
Asking For Help is Helpful: Validation of a Brief Lifestyle and Mood Assessment Tool in Primary Health Care Full Text
Annals of Family Medicine, May 12, 2009
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Expert Panel on Weight Loss Surgery: Executive Report Update
Obesity, February 26, 2009
Cost-efficacy of surgically induced weight loss for the management of type 2 diabetes: randomised controlled trial Full Text
Diabetes Care, February 4, 2009
RFA is an effective alternative to lobectomy for lung cancer Full Text
JAAPA, February 2, 2009
Does the Use of Cyclooxygenase Inhibitors Delay Fracture Healing Full Text
The Internet Journal of Academic Physician Assistants, January 5, 2009
Adjuvant Therapy After Surgical Stone Management
Advances In Chronic Kidney Disease , December 18, 2008
When repair is enough for perforated duodenal ulcer
APC Today, December 10, 2008
Diagnosis of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture in an Emergency Department
The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, November 13, 2008
Risk-adjusted general surgical audit in octogenarians
ANZ Journal of Surgery, October 27, 2008
Duke PA Surgical PA Residency Receives Accreditation Full Text
Advance for Physician Assistants, October 9, 2008
Quality of life outcomes are equivalent after lobectomy in the elderly
The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, October 7, 2008
Sports Hernias: A Systematic Literature Review
British Journal of Sports Medicine, September 9, 2008
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- Psychological interventions to promote adjustment in children with CHD benefit family functioning
Highlights in Physician Assistant
Statins do not increase risk of malignant melanoma in postmenopausal women
In a study headed by researchers at Wayne State University involving 119,726 postmenopausal women enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative, there were 1099 incident cases of malignant melanoma over an average follow-up of 11.6 y. At the time of enrollment, 7.4% of the participants used statins. The annualized rate of malignant melanoma in the statin users and non-users was 0.09% (HR=1.14). Thus, statin use does not increase the risk of malignant melanoma in postmenopausal women.
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Simple, safe, effective, low-cost treatment for cancer-related anorexia/cachexia syndrome
A phase III trial conducted at the University of Cagliari showed that either of two regimens were effective in the treatment of cancer-related anorexia/cachexia syndrome (CACS). Sixty patients were randomized to receive one of the following treatment interventions for 4 months: 1) L-carnitine (4 g/d) + celecoxib (300 mg/d); or 2) L-carnitine + celecoxib + megestrol acetate (320 mg/d). All patients also received polyphenols (300 mg/d), lipoic acid (300 mg/d), carbocysteine (2.7 g/d), and vitamins A, C, and E. Lean body mass (dual energy X-ray absorptiometry and L3 computed tomography) and physical activity (6-min walk test) increased in both groups.
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HPA axis, metabolic impairment, and pediatric obesity
As published in BMC Medicine, elevated ACTH levels are associated with hypertriglyceridemia and hyperglycemia, and elevated cortisol levels are associated with hypertension and high LDL-C in obese children and adolescents (n=450).
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