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Intraductal Carcinoma of Prostate - Bad news?IDCP

The presence of IDC-P in a specimen may represent a late-stage occurrence in cases with high-grade, high-stage prostate adenocarcinoma.  IDC-P is associated with aggressive prostatic adenocarcinoma and its presence in both core needle biopsy and radical prostatectomy specimens is associated with adverse prognosis.

Image Guided Injections

Medical Spectrum Imaging offers a comprehensive range of CT and Ultrasound guided interventional procedures. We have an exceptional safety and patient satisfaction record as well as a unique high volume experience over their extensive hospital experience.MedicalSpectrumLogoJointInjection

Molluscum Contagiousum - Patiently wait? Is that all we can do?

Paediatric MCV represents a common public health issue. With a mean incidence of 0.1–5% MC is, after the eradication of smallpox, the only clinically relevant poxvirus infection of humans. MCV is a member of the poxviridae family and the type species of the genus Molluscipoxvirus. It has a double-stranded DNA virus

A Burnout Physician - can you spot one?

Many studies have suggested a high professional burnout rate. Up to 55% of US physicians expressed some elements of burnout. Burnout not only affect the quality of patient care, increased risk of medical errors and ultimately, lead to early retirement, it also affects (and destroys) our personal health and personal relationships. The literature is full of suggestions to prevent burnout and the effects of burnout on individuals, patients and institutions but there is very little on recognition of signs burnout. Are you one of them?

Nocturnal Leg Cramps - does anything work?break_a_leg_400_clr_9358

Up to 60 percent of adults report that they have had nocturnal leg cramps. The recurrent, painful tightening usually occurs in the calf muscles, among the general population, especially elderly and can cause severe sleep disturbances. Nocturnal leg cramps are uncommon in younger adults, and young persons with nocturnal leg cramps may have a higher proportion of neuro-degenerative disorders.

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PCSK9 inhibitors save lives - can we afford them?emt_using_defibrillator_on_figure_400_clr_9870

Evolocumab is now on the PBS but as you'd expect, with lots of criteria to satisfy. They are very complicated and tedious but remember, these patients have significantly CAD on maximal statins and the LDL-C is still above target. And nothing else can bring the LDL-C any further lower. It cost > $10,000 per year but evolocumab (Repatha®) is on the PBS. Naturally, you expect fairly tight and complicated authority restriction and it is.

Omega-3 Supplements & CV Protection - somethinlistening_to_large_heart_400_clr_13716g fishy?

Hands up those of you who recommend Omega-3 supplements (O3S) to patients for CV protection. As you are aware, O3S is supposed to assist in joint symptoms, memory, cholesterol lowering, reduce cardiovascular events and the list goes on. Like the general public, are we also victims of the marketing hype surrounding the benefits of O3S? Well, you are not alone in prescribing without evidence. What is the science behind O3S and CV prevention?





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