Kikuchi S, Kikuchi T.Keio J Med. 2012 Mar;61(1):23-7. AbstractOn March 11, 2011, a gigantic earthquake struck eastern Japan. Utilities such as electricity, water, gas and telecommunication were interrupted. In Koriyama, the City Hall collapsed and government administration offices had to be moved to a nearby baseball stadium that had been designed to include facilities for […]
General medicine is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis, management and nonsurgical treatment of diseases.
Fracture of the cricoid as a potential pointer to homicide. A 6-year retrospective study of neck structures fractures in hanging victims
Godin A, Kremer C, Sauvageau A.Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 2012 Mar;33(1):4-7. AbstractThe distinction of a suicidal hanging from a simulated hanging following a homicidal strangulation is highly challenging. The present study evaluates the fracture of the cricoid cartilage as a potential pointer toward homicide. Despite the numerous studies on neck structures fractures in hanging, […]
Helmkamp JC.Mil Med. 1995 Feb;160(2):51-6. AbstractData abstracted from the Report of Casualty (DD 1300) is used to describe active duty homicide victims for the period 1980 through 1992. The Marine Corps experienced the fewest homicides (186) but the highest rate (7.36 per 100,000) compared to the other services: Army (619/6.36), Navy (381/5.24), and Air Force […]
Ambade VN, Borkar JL, Meshram SK.Med Sci Law. 2012 Jan;52(1):40-3. AbstractIt has been estimated that five million snake bite cases occur worldwide every year, causing about 100,000 deaths. Snake bite is exclusively accidental in nature. Suicide by snake bite is very rare and homicidal snake bite is not reported. In the present case, a contract […]
Mora-Ripoll R.Altern Ther Health Med. 2010 Nov-Dec;16(6):56-64. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review is to identify, critically evaluate, and summarize the laughter literature across a number of fields related to medicine and health care to assess to what extent laughter health-related benefits are currently supported by empirical evidence.
Paratz ED, Katz B.Med J Aust. 2011 Feb 21;194(4):194-7. In recent years, a phenomenon of “late effects of the Holocaust” has emerged, with impacts on the psychological and physical health of ageing Holocaust survivors. As Holocaust survivors age, they may experience heightened anxiety around normal processes of ageing, worsened post-traumatic stress disorder with cognitive decline, […]
Douse J, Derrett-Smith E, Dheda K, Dilworth JP.Postgrad Med J. 2004 May;80(943):284-6. OBJECTIVE: To compare the views of doctors and patients on whether doctors should wear white coats and to determine what shapes their views.METHODS: A questionnaire study of 400 patients and 86 doctors was performed.RESULTS: All 86 of the doctors’ questionnaires were included in […]
Holocaust survivors: the pain behind the agony. Increased prevalence of fibromyalgia among Holocaust survivors
Ablin JN, Cohen H, Eisinger M, Buskila D.Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2010 Nov-Dec;28(6 Suppl 63):S51-6. OBJECTIVES: To assess the frequency of fibromyalgia among a population of Holocaust survivors in Israel as well as the occurrence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and concurrent psychiatric symptoms, including depression and anxiety among survivors.METHODS: Eighty-three survivors of the Nazi Holocaust […]
Cardiac risk assessment before the use of stimulant medications in children and youth: A joint position statement by the Canadian Paediatric Society, the Canadian Cardiovascular Society, and the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Warren AE, Hamilton RM, Bélanger SA, Gray C, Gow RM, Sanatani S, Côté JM, Lougheed J, LeBlanc J, Martin S, Miles B, Mitchell C, Gorman DA, Weiss M, Schachar R.IWK Health Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.Can J Cardiol. 2009 Nov;25(11):625-30. Regulatory decisions and scientific statements regarding the management of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) raise […]
Dual-process action of exercise on appetite control: increase in orexigenic drive but improvement in meal-induced satiety
King NA, Caudwell PP, Hopkins M, Stubbs JR, Naslund E, Blundell JE.Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Oct;90(4):921-7. BACKGROUND: Exercise could contribute to weight loss by altering the sensitivity of the appetite regulatory system. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the effects […]