To ensure elimination of the Wuchereria bancrofti, a parasitic roundworm that causes lymphatic filariasis, public health workers must follow up mass drug administration with careful monitoring for recurrence. To that end, a study published this week in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases analyzes the effectiveness of mosquito screening as a tool to gauge parasite presence.
All news from Anaesthesiology
Cumulative exposure to low levels of ionizing radiation is associated with an increased risk of developing leukemia, according to a new analysis. To examine whether this might also be true of low doses, the team studied data on more than 262,000 people.
A U.S.-based survey of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common condition characterized by reproductive and metabolic problems, points to distrust and lack of social support from healthcare providers as major contributing factors in their negative medical care experiences, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of the Endocrine Society
Scientists have discovered a new type of cell in the human respiratory tract called the pulmonary ionocyte, and linked it to lung function decline in cystic fibrosis.
A study determines that emergency room personnel are getting extra help in responding to people who come to their doors with mental and behavioral health issues. The hospital gets frustrated because it's the same people coming through, the same challenges. They walk out the door and there's no follow-through.
The problem, Wilson explained, is that many people come to the ER who don't need to be admitted to the hospital for medical treatment but need help. But ER employees do not have the resources to help guide them toward stability.
Snapchat and Facetune, as well as other social media apps, come under fire in a new JAMA article. These apps are being increasingly used, causing more and more youngsters to alter and edit their faces to modify their actual appearance.
Patients of African descent (AD) and those of European descent (ED) tend to have different outcomes after trabeculectomy with mitomycin C, researchers report
Some people respond well to both aerobic exercise and strength training, while others don't. And some of us respond well to only one of those things, but not both. Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center now have uncovered a surprising molecular "switch" that may help to explain why this happens.
According to a study, researchers showed that Psoriasis raises the risk of serious infections regardless of other traditional risk factors for infections. Accessing an electronic medical records database, researchers assessed 187,258 patients with mild psoriasis (mean age 46.4±17.5 years; 48.4% male) and 12,442 patients with moderate-to-severe disease (mean age 49.4±15.1 years; 48.7% male).
Cox proportional hazards regression analyses were performed to evaluate the risk of serious infection according to psoriasis severity. The incidence rate of psoriasis in patients without psoriasis (n=954,315) was 78.5 per 10,000 person-years, which was lower than that in all psoriasis patients (88.9 per 10,000 person-years). Analysis by disease severity showed that the incidence rate was highest in those with moderate-to-severe vs mild psoriasis (145.7 vs 85.7 per 10,000 person-years).
The importance of an inclusive workforce culture in health care is key to advancing scientific inquiry, improving the quality of care, and optimizing patient satisfaction.
Researchers from the University of Adelaide have made a major breakthrough in the fight against cystic fibrosis by successfully replacing the cells that cause the chronic illness with healthy cells.