What is Blue Rubber Bleb Nevus Syndrome?

Blue Rubber Bleb Nevus Syndrome (BRBNS), also known as bean syndrome, is an extremely rare and severe condition. It has a heterogeneous spectrum of clinical features involving multiple venous malformations of the skin and internal organs (liver, heart, spleen). It is a congenital vascular disease with various phenotypic patterns. BRBNS is most common in childhood and adolescence, with only a […]

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What is Subglottic Stenosis?

Subglottic stenosis (SGS) is a condition in which the airway below the subglottis and above the trachea narrows. It can be either congenital or acquired. Subglottic stenosis is a condition that can affect newborns, toddlers, and adults. A developmental failure during pregnancy is thought to be the cause of congenital SGS. It is usually caused by an iatrogenic injury caused […]

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What is Brown Syndrome?

Brown syndrome (BS) is a rare ocular motility disorder characterized by a limitation of elevation in adduction of the eye.  Patients with BS can have a widening of the palpebral fissure in adduction, divergence in upgaze, and hypotropia in primary position, in addition to the limitation of elevation in adduction (LEA). Anomalies of the superior oblique (SO) tendon or the […]

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What is Telepsychiatry?

Telemedicine is a practice of providing medical care from a distance using technology, most commonly by videoconferencing. Telepsychiatry, a segment of telemedicine, can include psychiatric evaluations, patient education, therapy (group therapy, individual therapy, and family therapy), and medication management. Image Credit: Julia Lazebnaya/Shutterstock Telepsychiatry can entail direct interaction between a psychiatrist and a patient. It also includes psychiatrists who provide […]

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How can Hand Hygiene Prevent the Spread of Disease?

Research has shown that many harmful diseases spread due to a lack of proper hand hygiene. Thereby, washing hands could effectively prevent the spread of infections. One can spread germs, i.e., harmful pathogenic microorganisms, by simply touching another person. Also, one can catch germs by touching a contaminated object or surfaces and, subsequently, touching their mouth, eyes, and nose. Inappropriate […]

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How has the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacted the Adoption of Digital Health Technology?

The future of public health looks set to become increasingly digital. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic led to unprecedented disruption to both the global economy and healthcare.  This spurred a demand for digital transformation, particularly in the area of diagnosis and a need for digital surveillance and other solutions, such as telemedicine, to tend to patient needs. This article […]

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Researchers elected to American Society for Clinical Investigation

Four physician-scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have been elected members of the American Society for Clinical Investigation in recognition of original, creative and independent investigations in the clinical or allied sciences of medicine. The new members — Opeolu M. Adeoye, MD; Ying (Maggie) Chen, MD, PhD; Kory Lavine, MD, PhD; and Julie K. Schwarz, MD, […]

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What is Binswanger Disease?

Binswanger disease, also known as Binswanger encephalopathy and subcortical dementia is a progressive neurological condition. It is a kind of vascular leukoencephalopathy that can cause cognitive impairment and neurological abnormalities. Diagnosing the disease can be challenging. Arteriosclerosis and thromboembolism can cause the disease by impairing the blood arteries that supply the brain's white matter and deep structures (basal ganglia and […]

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For children, young adults with recurrent AML, immunotherapy shows promise

An immunotherapy harnessing the immune system’s “natural killer” cells has proven effective in treating acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in some adults whose cancers return. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown, in a small clinical trial, that the same natural killer cells also can help some children and young adults with recurrent AML and […]

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What is Schizoaffective Disorder?

Schizoaffective disorder is a combination of schizophrenia and a major mood disorder – such as depression or bipolar disorder. Individuals with schizoaffective disorder experience a combination of alterations in emotions and thinking. There is a lot of debate amongst psychologists as to whether schizoaffective disorder should be a separate disorder from schizophrenia. Some researchers argue that schizoaffective disorder should be […]

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