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Lung

Lung Disease In The Form Of Systemic Vasculitis

Vasculitis is a group of disorders that destroy blood vessels by inflammation. Both arteries and veins are affected. Lymphangitis is sometimes considering as a type of vasculitis. Vasculitis is primarily caused by leukocyte migration and resultant damage. Although both occur in vasculitis, inflammation of veins (phlebitis) or arteries (arteritis) on their own are separate entities. The…

Child migrants

Health Coverage By Charging Undocumented Migrant Kids

By charging undocumented child migrants for healthcare; the UK is failing to provide universal health coverage in contravention of the Sustainable Development Goals and its obligations under the UN convention on children’s; rights-argue infectious disease and global health experts in an editorial. The term ‘undocumented’ refers to people who do not have any documentation proving…

The Neck

Surgery Removes Degenerated Discs In The Neck

Surgery to remove multiple herniated or degenerated discs in the neck, a procedure known as anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), can be safely performed in an outpatient setting in select patients, according to a study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. The research, titled, “A Comparison of Multilevel Anterior Cervical…

Tropical medicine

Mosquito-killing Drug Reduced Malaria Episodes

First evidence that repeated mass administration of ivermectin can reduce malaria incidence in children aged five or younger without an increase in adverse events for the wider population given the drug. Childhood malaria episodes could be reduced by 20%—from 2.49 to 2 cases per child—during malaria transmission season if the whole population were given a drug…

General surgery

Nontraditional Risk Factors To Improve Cancer Surgery

In a study of 142 patients preparing for cancer surgery, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have evidence that psychological or social risk factors such as depression, limited resilience and lack of emergency resources along with standard medical risk factors such as high blood pressure or diabetes are linked with higher risks of surgical complications.…

Pharmacology

Life Saving Antibiotic Receives New Use Guidelines

An international panel of the foremost researchers on infectious disease and antimicrobials has formed new guidelines on the use of polymyxins, a class of antibiotics employed as a last resort to treat deadly, drug-resistant bacteria. The guidelines, published last month in Pharmacotherapy, set new standards for the clinical use of polymyxins, including on maximum dosage, treatment strategies…

Erectile dysfunction

Effective Oral Hygiene Can Help Men Avoid Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED), also as impotence, is a type of sexual dysfunction by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual activity. Erectile dysfunction can have psychological consequences as it can tie to relationship difficulties and self-image. Treatment involves addressing the underlying causes, lifestyle modifications, and addressing psychosocial issues. In many…

Clinicians and patients

Benefit of Conversations Between Clinicians And Patients

Across the United States, millions of individuals face serious, life-limiting illness like cancer; heart disease and stroke, respiratory disease and diabetes. The final year of life with serious illness can be filled with emotional distress and uncertainty about treatment options. When people with serious illness have conversations with their doctors and nurses about their personal values, goals,…

Radiodaignosis

Use Of Ultrasound To Inflammatory And Metabolic Response

GE Research and Feinstein Institute for Medical Research bio electronic medicine teams have demonstrated potentially breakthrough non-invasive methods to regulate dysfunction in the body’s metabolic or inflammatory control systems using ultrasound. Because The findings were reported in this week’s edition of Nature Communications. This article follows a medical first from The Feinstein Institute and GE…

Neurotransmitters

Report New Modeling Of Brain Signaling

The release of neurotransmitters and hormones in the body is tightly controlled by complex protein machinery embedded in cell membranes. Manipulating that machinery with drugs could improve treatment of disorders ranging from diabetes to Parkinson’s disease. Progress has been slow, however; because of the lack of an animal model to test the effects of potential…

Semi-identical

Semi-Identical Twins Identified In Pregnancy

Young Brisbane twins, a boy, and a girl have been identified as only the second set of semi-identical, or sesquizygotic; twins in the world and the first to identified by doctors during pregnancy. The now four-year-old boy and girl are identical (monozygotic) on their mother’s side sharing 100 % of their mother’s DNA; but are…

Family medicine

Waiting Room Tool Aids Patient Physician Communication

Patients who use a simple waiting room tool are more prepared and more likely to begin heir primary care visit by communicating their top priorities, according to a study published in the March/April issue of the Annals of Family Medicine. Richard W. Grant, M.D., M.P.H., from Kaiser Permanent Northern California in Oakland; and colleagues designed and…