Br Dent J 2020 02;228(4):237
DCT2 Paediatric Dentistry, Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, UK.
J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 2021 Apr 9;30(6):105753. Epub 2021 Apr 9.
Department of Cardiology, Dijon University Hospital, 21000 Dijon, France. Electronic address:
Introduction: Elevated troponin levels are found in a significant number of patients who are diagnosed with acute embolic stroke (AES) after first diagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF). These myocardial injuries, which are known as cardiocerebral infarction (CCI), are potentially caused by coronary embolism and correspond to simultaneous cardiac and cerebral embolisms. However, this severe condition remains poorly understood. Read More
Rev Med Chil 2020 Dec;148(12):1796-1805
Departamento de Endocrinología, Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
Hypopituitarism after moderate or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) is usually underdiagnosed and therefore undertreated. Its course can be divided in an acute phase during the first 14 days after TBI with 50 to 80% risk of hypopituitarism, and a chronic phase, beginning three months after the event, with a prevalence of hypopituitarism that ranges from 2 to 70%. Its pathophysiology has been addressed in several studies, suggesting that a vascular injury to the pituitary tissue is the most important mechanism during the acute phase, and an autoimmune one during chronic stages. Read More
Curr Opin Support Palliat Care 2021 Mar 31. Epub 2021 Mar 31.
Signalling and Cancer Metabolism Team, Division of Cancer Biology, The Institute of Cancer Research Pain Medicine Department, The Royal Marsden Hospital Neurosciences Research Centre, Molecular and Clinical Sciences Institute, St George's, University of London Department of Neurosurgery, St George's University Hospital Targeted Approaches to Cancer Pain Group, The Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK.
Purpose Of Review: Advanced pain management techniques may be indicated in 5-15% of cancer patients. Despite this, a recent review identified that, over the course of 1 year in England, only 458 patients received a procedure intended to provide analgesia and only 30 patients had intrathecal drug delivery (ITDD) devices implanted. This article describes the emerging evidence for ITDD in cancer pain and provides a narrative review of other neuromodulatory techniques (including spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation and acupuncture), approaches that might be employed to address this area of significant unmet clinical need. Read More
Neurol Clin Pract 2021 Apr;11(2):e170-e173
Child Neuropsychiatry (FD, TLB, FD, GC), Department of Surgical Sciences, Dentistry, Gynecology and Pediatrics, University of Verona; Clinical and Experimental Medicine PhD Program (TLB), University of Modena and Reggio Emilia; Child Neuropsychiatry Unit (FD, E. Fontana, E. Fiorini, MM, GC), and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PB), University-Hospital of Verona; and Center for Research on Epilepsies in Pediatric Age (CREP) (BDB), Verona, Italy.
New-onset refractory status epilepticus (NORSE) is rare condition, and sharing knowledge is vital in its management, based on strict collaboration between multiple specialists, continuous EEG (c-EEG) monitoring, and prompt therapy modification. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic challenged many of these established practices because of "social distancing" measures, making it necessary to work around physical restrictions. We report a case of a 10-year-old with NORSE admitted in a pediatric intensive-care unit and monitored with c-EEG and amplitude-integrated EEG. Read More
J Thorac Dis 2021 Mar;13(3):1543-1552
Department of Thoracic Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.
Background: Lymphadenectomy is an essential but challenging part of the surgical treatment for esophageal cancer. However, the previously reported learning curve for robotic esophagectomy primarily focused on only one surgical approach (McKeown or Ivor Lewis). However, both approaches must be mastered by a mature robotic surgical team to deal with different clinical conditions and satisfy patients' needs. Read More