Psychiatry (Edgmont (Pa. : Township))
A preliminary challenge in learning the art of psychotherapy is mastering how to choose appropriate patients. This skill goes far beyond performing a symptom inventory and matching up those results to a diagnosis. A psychodynamic evaluation explores various innate characteristics that predict a patient's ability to participate fully in and benefit ...
There are three main components to the evaluation of children who are candidates for epilepsy surgery: (1) confirmation of the epileptic nature of the seizures, (2) establishing the medical intractability of the child's epilepsy and (3) localization of the epileptogenic zone. Differentiating epileptic from nonepileptic events requires careful revie...
When laboratory data fulfill 3 or more of the criteria, the extent of hepatic resection may have to be carefully reconsidered. Patients with HCCs featuring IM3 intrahepatic metastasis may not benefit from the aggressive approach described here.
Digestive diseases (Basel, Switzerland)
Since the first laparoscopic fundoplication was performed, the frequency of antireflux surgery has increased rapidly with some centers now having an experience of about 1,000 procedures. The question arises whether this increase is due to a change in indications for the surgical treatment of gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) despite the simult...
This study was designed to determine the efficacy and safety of 1-week triple therapy regime consisting of pantoprazole, amoxicillin and clarithromycin in the cure of Helicobacter pylori infection leading to duodenal ulcer disease and/or gastritis. Sixty-one patients (47 males, 14 females with a mean age of 34 years) belonging to different ethnic g...