'New' sexually transmitted infection 'MG' may be widespread

Conclusion This British population study found that around 1 in 100 men and women aged 16-44 living in England, Wales and Scotland are infected with MG, and that it is likely to be transmitted by sexual contact. The STI doesn't lead to symptoms in the vast majority of men and around half of women. The study wasn't able to tell if the infection was causing disease, but there were tentative signs that it might. For example, more women with MG infection reported vaginal bleeding after sex than those without MG – a possible, but by no means strong, sign the infection may be causing disease. The overall prevalence masked interesting variation by age, ethnicity and gender. For example, male prevalence of MG was highest in those aged 25 to 34, at 2.1%, whereas in women it peaked earlier in those aged 16 to 19 years, 2.4%. There are a number of potential biases in this study – for example, non-participation bias to the survey, and bias from non-provision of the urine sample. In each case, the groups taking part might be different to those who chose not to – potentially influencing the results. While this remains a possibility, the authors were aware of the risk and took measures to minimise the influences. For example, the statistical analysis took account of some factors and the team compared the background of the participants taking part with those of the wider population.  This showed that the group who participated in the study were simi...
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Source: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Hell J Nucl Med Source Type: research
Conclusion: There was no significant difference in hemostasis between a novel fibrin patch and Combat Gauze after extremity arterial or hepatic injury. This novel fibrin patch may have a clinical advantage over the Combat Gauze, as it can be left in the body, thereby limiting the potential need for reoperation. PMID: 30007358 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
Conclusions: Soldiers returning from deployment were more likely to receive an opioid prescription than the overall active duty population, and 1.1% initiated a long-term opioid episode. We report a declining rate of opioid receipt and long-term opioid utilization among Army members from fiscal years 2008-2014. This study demonstrates that the most important predictors of opioid receipt were not demographic factors, but generally clinical indicators of acute pain or physical trauma. PMID: 30007291 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of drug eluting beads transarterial chemoembolization (DEB-TACE) treatment in Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) stage C liver cancer patients. In 39 patients with BCLC stage C liver cancer, after the first cycle of DEB-TACE, 2 (5.1%) and 24 (61.5%) patients achieved complete response (CR) and partial response (PR) to give an overall objective response rate (ORR) of 66.7%. With respect to the second cycle of therapy, the ORR was higher in patients receiving DEB-TACE compared with cTACE (57.1% vs 11.1%). Post first cycle of DEB-TACE treatment, the percentages of abno...
Source: Oncology Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Res Source Type: research
We report a South African series of 5 patients who presented with trichobezoars. Each patient was retrospectively reviewed and analysed with regard to background, demographics, clinical presentation, diagnosis, surgical management and complications. Five female patients with a median age of 19 (range 12 - 27) years presented with clinical symptoms, including early satiety, intermittent vomiting with gastric outlet obstruction, abdominal pain and weight loss. The diagnosis was made by endoscopy, abdominal computed tomography (CT) imaging, barium meal examination or plain abdominal radiography. Two patients presented with se...
Source: South African Medical Journal - Category: African Health Tags: S Afr Med J Source Type: research
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Source: South African Medical Journal - Category: African Health Tags: S Afr Med J Source Type: research
DiscussionDr Foley is certainly entitled to her religious views.  She is also entitled as a physician to avoid situations in which normal standards of care would push her to provide services to patients that conflict with her religious conviction.  But she is not entitled as a physician to proselytize in the guise of medical practice.Furthermore, as a leader in a government health agency, she is not entitled to use that agency's power to enforce her personal religious beliefs on patients who do not hold such beliefs.  Given her career, though, there is every reason to worry that she will do so.  Further...
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Source: Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Wideochir Inne Tech Maloinwazyjne Source Type: research
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