Feature Review: Xylitol sugar supplement for preventing middle ear infection in children

This study shows that there is e vidence for the use of xylitol in preventing middle ear infections. We hope that future studies will widen their sample, determine the ideal dosage of xylitol and, the ideal mode of delivery.”Read the full Cochrane ReviewVisit the Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections websiteRelated Resources:Featured Review: Influenza vaccines for preventing acute otitis media in infants and childrenPress Release: Doctors and patients making decisions together could reduce the number of antibiotics prescribed for acute respiratory infectionsFeature Review: Water precautions for prevention of infection in children with ventilation tubes (grommets)Press Release: Effect of natural sweetener Xylitol in preventing tooth decay still unprovenWednesday, August 10, 2016
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Here are a few I have come across the last week or so. Note: Each link is followed by a title and a few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment.General Comment-----A much busier week with all sorts of announcements and so on. It was especially rich on the security and NBN fronts.-----https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-16/digital-health-record-to-change-care-in-canberra/11212790Digital Health Record to change the lives of those with a chronic illness in CanberraBy Elise Scott Posted Sun at 8...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - Category: Information Technology Authors: Source Type: blogs
Hi Everyone, I'm an incoming M1 with IBS-D and was wondering if there are any others with this issue in med school. I've become progressively sicker over the past year, with significant weight loss (BMI of 16) and pain, chronic weakness, fatigue, and dizziness, as well as recurring fevers, in addition to my diarrhea and constipation. I often find it difficult to get through each day, and can no longer do certain things. For example, I can no longer drive due to my chronic dizziness. Given... IBS in med school
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Authors: Baer HR, Thomas SP, Pan Z, Tagawa A, Carollo J, Heyn PC Abstract PURPOSE: To understand the relationship of walking speed to self-reported pain, fatigue, and physical function in adults with CP. METHODS: Design: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Accredited clinical motion analysis laboratory in a regional children's hospital. PARTICIPANTS: 72 ambulatory patients ⩾ 18 years of age, diagnosed with CP, who previously had ⩾ 1 prior instrumented gait analysis at our facility. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: PROMIS-57 pain interference/intensity, physical function, and fatigue measures and walking ...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Tags: J Pediatr Rehabil Med Source Type: research
Conclusion: The results of our study may suggest the presence of FM as a clinical sign of a more severe migraine. However, the long-term prospective studies including these group of patients are needed to understand the prognostic impact and importance of the comorbid FM in migraine. Abbreviations: FM: Fibromyalgia; MIDAS: Migraine Disability Assessment. PMID: 31221031 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neurological Research - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Source Type: research
This study sought to investigate what could be learned from how these men have fared. The men were born in 1925-1928 and similar health-related data from questionnaires, physical examination, and blood samples are available for all surveys. Survival curves over various variable strata were applied to evaluate the impact of individual risk factors and combinations of risk factors on all-cause deaths. At the end of 2018, 118 (16.0%) of the men had reached 90 years of age. Smoking in 1974 was the strongest single risk factor associated with survival, with observed percentages of men reaching 90 years being 26.3, 25.7, ...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Source Type: research
Vincent speaks with David Oshinsky, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Polio: An American Story, about the history of poliovirus vaccines. Host: Vincent Racaniello Guest: David Oshinsky Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees. Send your virology questions and comments to twiv@microbe.tv
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Authors: Hu NJ, Liu YQ, Zhao MY, Wang P, Wu GW, Hu SQ, Sun JJ, Wang YF, Zhang Z, Ma LX, Zhu J Abstract Although deqi, the phenomenon whereby excitation of Qi in the meridians occurs with needling, is critical to the practice of acupuncture and its efficacy, it is poorly understood. So we investigate the influence of the deqi sensation on the analgesic effects of acupuncture in patients who were enrolled in a randomised controlled trial for the treatment of patients with primary dysmenorrhea, a painful and common condition, and cold and dampness stagnation. Two groups were assessed: a deqi group (undergoing deep nee...
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
Conclusions: In conclusion, appropriately targeted IC in the management of children with GI symptoms is a safe, fast, and useful investigation. TI intubation rates of 100% are achievable and desirable and can be conducted quickly. Poor bowel preparation impacts negatively on this and IC duration may be faster in younger children. High diagnostic yields have been recorded in patients with a clinical suspicion of IBD. Diagnostic yield in isolated recurrent abdominal pain is low. Training to excellence in pediatric IC should be a persistent goal.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
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