Appendix D: Summary of Evidence-based Guideline for Clinicians: Treatment of Nervous System Lyme Disease

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - A disability insurer's conclusion that a claimant suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome, which limited long-term disability benefits to 24 months, and not from symptoms of Lyme disease was not unreasonable based on the medical evidence in the administrative record, a District of Columbia federal judge said Nov. 7 (Wesley Loucka v. Lincoln National Life Insurance Co., No. 17-1375, D. D.C., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 190935).
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This study aims to compare the clinical effects of an incision skin tissue retractor for mini-incision open appendectomy and laparoscopic surgery for pediatric appendicitis.MethodsFrom January 2014 to July 2017, a total of 248 patients were included in the present study. Laparoscopic appendectomy was performed for 108 cases (LA group), and mini-incision open appendectomy with an incision skin tissue retractor was performed for 140 cases (MOA-ISTR group). Then, medical history, age, gender, operative duration, amount of bleeding during the operation, the determination of whether or not the appendix was perforated during the...
Source: Advances in Therapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundOur aim is to compare the management approaches and clinical outcomes of acute appendicitis according to annual Gross National Income per Capita (GNI/Capita) of countries.MethodsConsecutive patients who were diagnosed to have acute appendicitis from 116 centers of 44 countries were prospectively studied over a 6-month period (April –September 2016). Studied variables included demography, Alvarado score, comorbidities, radiological and surgical management, histopathology, and clinical outcome. Data were divided into three groups depending on the GNI/Capita.ResultsA total of 4271 patients having a mea...
Source: World Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Researchers at Children’s National Health System, working with engineers from Medtronic, have created a pacemaker appropriately tiny enough to implant into infants. Measuring only one cubic centimeter, about the size of a large pill, it al...
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Conclusion: Other than appendectomy, no additional surgery or follow-up is required in appendiceal carcinoids less than 1.5  cm in size, regardless of the lymphoid or vascular invasion.What is Known:• The treatment of patients with a 1–2-cm tumor is not clear in both the pediatric and adult populations, and additional resection is needed.• Patients are monitored post-operatively with radiological and/or biochemical testing.What is New:• Appendectomy is curative for tumors less than 2 cm.• No additional surgery or follow-up is required in appendiceal carcinoids less than 1.5 cm in si...
Source: European Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Conclusion: Clinical symptoms resolved in most children after 1  day of non-operative treatment. This suggests that non-operative treatment is a viable alternative to appendectomy regarding clinical recovery.Trail registration: NCT01356641What is Known:•Non-operative treatment of uncomplicated appendicitis in children is safe and its use around the world is gaining ground, however high quality evidence from adequately designed randomized trials is still lacking.•Concerns have been raised regarding the potentially prolonged clinical recovery associated with non-operative treatment.What is New:•Most clini...
Source: European Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 November 2018Source: Molecular Phylogenetics and EvolutionAuthor(s): Gabriele Margos, Noémie S. Becker, Volker Fingerle, Andreas Sing, Jaime Albino Ramos, Isabel Lopes de Carvalho, Ana Claudia NorteAbstractBorrelia burgdorferi sensu lato comprises a species complex of tick-transmitted bacteria that includes the agents of human Lyme borreliosis. Borrelia turdi is a genospecies of this complex that exists in cryptic transmission cycles mainly between ornithophilic tick vectors and their avian hosts. The species has been originally discovered in avian transmission cycles in Asia bu...
Source: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 9 November 2018Source: Journal of Theoretical BiologyAuthor(s): Mia Åstrand, Julia Cuellar, Jukka Hytönen, Tiina A. SalminenAbstractBacteria of the genus Borrelia cause vector-borne infections like the most important hard tick-borne disease in the northern hemisphere, Lyme borreliosis (LB), and soft tick or louse transmitted relapsing fevers (RF), prevalent in temperate and tropical areas. Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato (s.l.) includes several genospecies and causes LB in humans. In infected patients, Borrelia burgdorferi sensu stricto (s.s.) expresses the BmpA, BmpB, BmpC and...
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I get asked often, am I getting better? Have any of my doctors found a miraculous treatment for me?The answers are and always will be a big fat'no'.There are different kinds of ailments out there. They are (in my non medical terminology):Acute - an ailment which happens and gets better. Think a cut, the flu, appendicitis, Lyme disease.Chronic - an ailment which occurs and lasts and lasts and lasts. Think things like arthritis, fibromyalgia, degenerating disks, etc.Terminal - an ailment which will kill you. "Terminal illnesses or infections are consideredincurable when there are no conservative therapies available whic...
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Source: CONTINUUM - Category: Neurology Tags: Appendices Source Type: research
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