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Lyme Disease Patients Vent Frustration During HHS Panel

Individuals with Lyme disease expressed frustration and anger about what they called the scientific and medical community's lack of seriousness and compassion about their illness, and delivered a wish list of prevention, treatment, and research priorities to a new federal committee charged with taking on the government's response to tick-borne disease.

Effect of Disease Severity on Co-relation of BMI and Mortality in AKI Patients

Association between high BMI and survival benefit is confounded by comorbid conditions such as nutritional status and inflammation. Patients with AKI, particularly those receiving continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), are highly catabolic and more susceptible to loss of energy. Herein, researchers evaluated whether disease severity can modify the relationship between BMI and mortality.