A descriptive review of 156 full-text papers on drug-induced interstitial lung disease (DIILD) shows that there is an absence of high-quality data on the disease, causing great difficulty in assessing its impact on patients.
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Only a tiny fraction of patients hospitalized for COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, participate in a pulmonary rehabilitation program following hospitalization, even though such programs are recommended and Medicare covers their cost, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have shown that a single "cocktail" of three pill-based anti-parasite medications is significantly more effective at killing microscopic larval worms in people diagnosed with lymphatic filariasis, commonly known as elephantiasis, than other standard two-drug combinations previously used in the global effort to eliminate this infectious disease.
A combination of all three drugs given simultaneously had never been tested until now. An estimated 120 million people in over 50 tropical and subtropical countries are infected with lymphatic filariasis and another 856 million people are at risk.
Influenza is not the only infectious disease with a season. Analyzing published data, Micaela E. Martinez, PhD, assistant professor of environmental health sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public, created an “epidemic calendar” she said shows the seasonality of 69 infectious diseases, including Ebola, gonorrhea and Zika.
Women with nocturnal gastroesophageal reflux (nGER) are at increased risk of daytime sleepiness, and if they also snore their risk is even higher, according to new findings. Daytime sleepiness strikes women more frequently than men and has a wide range of ill effects.
People with type 1 diabetes who use marijuana may double their risk of developing a life-threatening complication, a new study suggests. Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) occurs when there is not enough insulin to break down sugar in the body, so the body burns fat for fuel instead.
People who experience major injuries requiring hospital admissions, such as car crashes and falls, are at substantially increased risk of being admitted to hospital for mental health disorders, found a study in CMAJ(Canadian Medical Association Journal).
A history of head injury is common in the United States and is associated With long-term steeper cognitive decline and a greater risk for dementia over the following 20 years than not Having a head injury , new research Suggests.
Facial massaging using a roller can increase skin blood flow for more than ten minutes after the massage. It can also improve vasodilation — the widening of blood vessels, — in the long-term, according to a study by researchers in Japan.
A recent study estimates that more than 275,000 people or 4.6% of people over the age of 11 in Massachusetts- have opioid use disorder, a figure nearly four times higher than previous estimates based on national data.
Current standard imaging techniques for initial staging of prostate cancer often underestimate the extent of disease beyond the prostate. A study featured in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine's November issue demonstrates that prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) positron emission tomography / computed tomography (PET / CT) can pinpoint prostate cancer locations with superior accuracy.
Patients in areas of the U.S. where thyroid ultrasound has increasingly been used for initial imaging are more likely to be diagnosed with thyroid cancer, with the greatest increase among adults over 65, new research suggests.