Do Invisible Health Problems Exist?

This morning, I awoke to find that I had been copied on dozens of Twitter message exchanges among several people who were discussing the pathology of Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, among human beings and mice. My first thought was "Seriously?! It's too early for this!" My second thought was "well, David, your Twitter sure has evolved from your pre-Lyme days when you used it mostly to promote vapid celebrity interviews." As I began my morning caffeine ritual and read through each of the messages, I gained a new appreciation for some of the real complexities of "invisible" illnesses. If you are connected with anyone on social media who lives with a chronic ailment, you've probably seen memes such as the ones peppered throughout this post. People who suffer with so-called invisible diseases use these to communicate the realities that they come to understand other people can't observe and, therefore, often can't sympathize with. As one of these people, even I sometimes get annoyed by the platitudes expressed in these "I'm an invisible illness warrior!!!" memes--yet I understand why people perpetuate them. If you don't, I hope you will keep reading. Lyme is one of these invisible diseases, and the one with which I am most familiar; however, as it took many years of neurologists suspecting and testing for multiple sclerosis and other neurodegenerative disorders, I also understand that MS, early stage AL...
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ConclusionsThe result showed that sampling region, fish status, fish species and sampling month were the main factors influencing infection rate. Regulations or guidelines are urgent in China for the control of Anisakis spp. infection in marine fish.
Source: Food Control - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Authors: Mian A, Singal AK, Bakhshi S, Sood R, Vikram NK, Ray A Abstract A 21-year old female, recently diagnosed with osteosarcoma of right humerus, presented to the emergency with history of fever, productive cough, chest pain and progressive respiratory distress for six days. Initial investigations suggested pneumonia but she did not respond to parenteral antibiotics. CT pulmonary angiogram revealed bilateral pulmonary artery embolism. Thrombolysis was performed using alteplase, which failed to improve the clinical condition. In view of underlying malignancy, a possibility of tumour-embolism was considered and s...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Conclusions: We concluded that that patients who develop hypoglycaemia may have an equally bad prognosis or even worse than those who develop hyperglycaemia during the period of critical illness. CGM devices record tissue glucose levels continuously, and may be useful as a 'tissue hypoglycaemia' alert. PMID: 31299838 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Authors: Sharma R, Mahajan SK, Singh B, Raina R, Kanga A Abstract Aims: To study predictors of severity in patients of scrub typhus admitted in a tertiary care hospital. Material and Methods: Total 92 patients of scrub typhus were included in the study. The diagnosis was established by presence of IgM antibodies by Indirect Immunofluorescence Assay (IFA) test which is currently the reference standard for the diagnosis of scrub typhus. The clinical and laboratory profile, course in hospital, and outcome were documented. Factors associated with severe disease were analyzed. Observations: Fever (100%), cough (...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Conclusion: There is a need to focus on improving adherence among type 2 diabetes patients and strengthening health care systems for regular supply of medicines and provide health education to the patients and their families emphasising the need of adherence to medications. PMID: 31299834 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Authors: Khairnar H, Ingle M, Chauhan S, Pipalia N, Sawant P, Pandey V, Shukla A Abstract Introduction: Computed Tomography of abdomen frequently shows bowel wall thickening with different grades and characteristic of thickening. The correlation of bowel wall thickening (BWT) with endoscopic findings is not well described in Indian population. Therefore we did this study to determine the correlation of BWT with endoscopic findings. Methods: Its Prospective single center study with 85 Consecutive patients with age group more than 12 years with CT scan abdomen showing bowel wall thickening were included in the st...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
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Established characterization methods for repetitive pulse trains tend to fail in the presence of degraded coherence properties. Partial coherence is present in several pulse generation schemes but is not yet properly addressed in many pulse characterization techniques. Full coherence is a common ...
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Some unexpected findings emerge from a study of a'clinically feasible'approach to teaching mindfulness to people with migraine.Medscape Medical News
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Source: Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
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