Health Highlights: April 18, 2016

NFL Concussion Settlement Upheld by Appeals Court Pancreas Cell Transplants Reduce Type 1 Diabetes Patients' Risk of Complications: Study Teen Ordered to Undergo Chemotherapy Says New Mass Found in Lungs Large Health Coverage Gains for Minorities Under Affordable Care Act
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Publication date: Available online 28 February 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Sadikah Behbehani, Tiffany Pham, Katie Kunze, Megan Wasson, Johnny YiABSTRACTStudy ObjectiveTo determine the incidence of a successful in-office voiding trial after minimally invasive hysterectomy.DesignA retrospective cohort study.SettingA tertiary care academic center.PatientsAll patients undergoing minimally invasive hysterectomies (vaginal, laparoscopic, or robotic) from January 2013 to July 2018 who have an unsuccessful voiding trial in the postoperative unit.InterventionsA voiding trial.Measurements and Main ...
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
We describe a case of an 80-year-old woman with ovarian metastasis of MCC six years after excision of a cutaneous MCC on the cheek.DiscussionTo our knowledge only three cases with ovarian metastasis of MCC have been described so far. Our case is the second with distant metastasis to the ovary spreading from a primary tumor in the skin of the head, in the other two cases the primary tumor was in the inguinal skin.ConculsionMCC is a highly aggressive cutaneous and mucosal malignancy with frequent recurrence, lymph node and distant metastases. There is no clear consensus how to treat metastatic disease.
Source: Gynecologic Oncology Reports - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Authors: Medrano Navarro AL, Justel Enríquez A, Alameda Serrano J, Blasco Lamarca Y, Sáenz Abad D, Gimeno Orna JA Abstract BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Our aim was to assess the usefulness of KDIGO 2012 risk classification to predict total and cardiovascular mortality in type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective cohort study that included DM2 patients. Clinical end-points were total and cardiovascular mortality. The main predictive variable was KDIGO risk classification, which is a combination of urinary albumin excretion and glomerular filtration rate. The predictive value was eva...
Source: Medicina Clinica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med Clin (Barc) Source Type: research
Conclusions: POAG cases and controls had similar neurocognitive function as measured by the MoCA. Among POAG cases, worse VF loss was associated with lower MoCA. Future studies are needed to further elucidate the clinical effect of neuropathy in POAG.Neurodegener Dis 2018;18:315 –321
Source: Neurodegenerative Diseases - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
In this study, a candidate gene prioritization method was proposed for non-communicable diseases considering disease risks transferred between genes in weighted disease PPI networks with weights for nodes and edges based on functional information. Here, three types of non-communicable diseases with pathobiological similarity, Type 2 diabetes (T2D), coronary artery disease (CAD) and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), were used as case studies. Literature review and pathway enrichment analysis of top-ranked genes demonstrated the effectiveness of our method. Better performance was achieved after comparing our method with other ex...
Source: Journal of Biomedical Informatics - Category: Information Technology Source Type: research
ConclusionsEhrlichia-induced HLH is a potential serious complication with relatively high occurrence rate; patients manifest severe disease with end-organ damage requiring longer hospital stay.
Source: Blood Cells, Molecules, and Diseases - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
We describe a case in a 72-year-old Caucasian man with long-term HIV infection. We observed the development of unbalanced diabetes treated with insulin and metformin which improved when we replaced zidovudine with rilpivirine. This switch improved diabetes to such an extent that insulin suspension was required. In several countries zidovudine has long been used due to its low cost, although several side effects have been observed, especially in the long term. In this case, the switch to rilpivirine was shown to be able to improve the toxicity of zidovudine on glucose metabolism, representing a good option to be used. P...
Source: Infezioni in Medicina - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infez Med Source Type: research
Authors: Ceylan B, Yilmaz M, Beköz HS, Ramadan S, Ertan Akan G, Mert A Abstract Invasive aspergillosis is a severe infection that generally involves the lungs. Primary gastrointestinal aspergillosis is the least common form of invasive aspergillosis. A patient aged 65 years developed a febrile neutropenic episode following an autologous stem cell transplant for plasmacytoid variant diffuse large B-cell gastric non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He had abdominal pain on the second day of the febrile neutropenic episode and ileus occurred on the sixth day. His general condition deteriorated despite broad spectrum antibioti...
Source: Infezioni in Medicina - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infez Med Source Type: research
Follow me on Twitter @RobShmerling Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that causes damage to the substance that covers nerve cells. This interrupts normal communication between nerves, leading to problems with movement, speech, and other functions. We don’t know what causes MS but we think it is an autoimmune disease. What is an autoimmune disease? Autoimmune diseases develop when a person’s immune system goes after its own tissues and organs. Autoimmune disease can affect all parts of the body. For example: Type 1 diabetes. This is the type that usually affects kids and develops when abnormal antibodies at...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Brain and cognitive health Injuries Neurological conditions Prevention Safety MS multiple sclerosis Source Type: blogs
(MedPage Today) -- This weeks topics include random mutations and cancer risk, increased mortality and type 1 diabetes, concussion and rest, and kidney donation and pregnancy risk.
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiology Source Type: news
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