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What 1989 And The Golden Girls Tell Us About Medicine Today

Today, 1989 may be most associated with Taylor Swift: It is the album that won her a second Grammy for Album of the Year. Not only that, it happens to be the year Swift was born--such a long, long time ago! People under 35 have no personal memory of 1980s pop culture, which is ironic since Swift's album in part pays homage to it. In the real 1989 (no offense to Swift and the 10 co-producers who made the album), all sorts of revolutions took place: Mr. Gorbachev tore down that pesky wall, for example. America's greatest antagonist, the Soviet Union, collapsed in 1989. Brazil conducted its first democratic presidential election since 1960. And so on. Today, it's hard to say whether America's greatest existential threat may be Vladimir Putin or his Number-One American Fan, Donald Trump. If the CDC is to be believed, it's the Zika virus. Two years ago (2014, the year Swift's 1989 came out), the CDC was most concerned about Ebola, to the extent that the U.S. public health agency was criticized for "roughing up" humanitarian aid workers who had helped to treat those with Ebola who were suffering abroad. Way back in the early 80s, the CDC was criticized for doing too little about the emerging and little-understood AIDS crisis: Specifically, in 1982, the CDC cautioned the public that four groups of people had to worry about developing AIDS: homosexual or bisexual men, IV drug users, people with hemophilia, and Haitian people. (There wa...
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CONCLUSION: This study examined knowledge and attitudes about splenectomy in a cohort of haemoglobinopathy patients in an Australian tertiary referral centre. The majority had good or fair knowledge with a strong association of some elements of post-splenectomy care with being placed on a spleen registry and having received targeted education. Implementation of systematic approaches by medical staff is likely to be the main benefit of a clinical registry approach in this setting. PMID: 29237357 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Hematology - Category: Hematology Tags: Hematology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Non-pharmacological approaches to pain in residential care settings are effective, especially when two or more are combined. Staff working in residential care settings should rely on best practice to recognise pain in residents with dementia. CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: Non-pharmacological interventions may be effective in reducing pain and reliance on PRN medications in residential care settings, especially when two or more are used. Staff working in residential aged care settings should be provided with training in pain assessment and management, with particular attention to residents with dementia. PMID:...
Source: Clinical Gerontologist - Category: Geriatrics Tags: Clin Gerontol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Synchronous oesophageal cancer is common in patients with hypopharyngeal cancer. The heavy drinking patients with hypopharyngeal cancer should undergo intensive monitoring. Image-enhanced endoscopic screening is helpful in the prediction and early detection of second primary oesophageal cancer. PMID: 29237517 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research
Authors: Romano G Abstract Certain malignant cells may detach from the primary tumor and enter the vascular system, forming so-called circulating tumor cells (CTCs). Clusters of malignant cells associated with other cell types can also be observed in the peripheral blood of oncological patients. Such cell clusters are termed circulating tumor microemboli (CTM). The isolation and quantification of CTCs and/or CTM from blood samples allow for an accurate prognosis of the clinical course of the disease and to monitor the response to therapy. Current protocols rely on epithelial markers for the isolation of CTCs and/or...
Source: Drugs of Today - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Drugs Today (Barc) Source Type: research
This study reports the analysis of complete genomes of G1P[8] strains, two each recovered from RotarixTM vaccine recipients and non‐recipients hospitalized for acute gastroenteritis in Pune, western India. All four strains showed a genogroup‐1 backbone with intra‐genotypic diversity in the VP7 and VP4 gene segments and a homogeneous constellation of the internal gene segments. A divergence in the range of 1.4%‐17.3% from RotarixTM vaccine strain was revealed by structural and non‐structural genes of the strains at nucleotide and amino acid level. These data reflect ability of such G1P[8] strains to cause rotaviru...
Source: Journal of Medical Virology - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research
Authors: Wang JF, Park AJ, Rendini T, Levis WR Abstract Lawrence transfer factor (TF) is defned as dialyzable leukocyte extract (DLE) that can transfer antigen-specifc cell-mediated immunity from a person testing positive for the antigen in a delayed type hypersensitivity skin test manner to a person negative for the same antigen. A recent article by Myles et al1 has identifed a DLE isolated from an established CD8+ T cell line capable of transferring antigen-specifc immunity. The DLE contains a portion of the beta chain of the T cell receptor and additional nucleotide and protein factors that are being subjected t...
Source: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Tags: J Drugs Dermatol Source Type: research
The agreement, which still has to be approved by a U.S. district court in Montana, would see Canada Drugs and two subsidiaries plead guilty, pay a $5 million US fine and forfeit $29 million US.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news
Social media groups that bring together patients, family, friends and healthcare providers can improve patients ’ outlook and reduce their anxiety and depression, a recent U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news
This study was conducted to evaluate the accuracy of implants placed using two different guided implant surgery materials: thermoplastic versus three-dimensionally (3D) printed. A cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scan previously obtained and selected for single-tooth implant replacement was converted into a Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) file. All models were planned and exported for printing using BlueSkyBio Plan Software with the DICOM files. A total of 20 3D-printed mandibular quadrant jaws replicating the CBCT were printed by Right Choice Milling, as was the control model to accept the contr...
Source: International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry - Category: Dentistry Tags: Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent Source Type: research
Authors: Wen SC, Fu JH, Wang HL Abstract The aim of this study was to compare the amount of radiographic horizontal buccal bone thickness (BBT) at implant dehiscence defects grafted with the sandwich bone augmentation (SBA) and modified sandwich bone augmentation (MSBA) techniques. Compared to the SBA technique, the MSBA approach involved an additional outer layer of deproteinized bovine bone mineral (DBBM) to maintain the space for bone regeneration for longer periods. A total of 19 patients, each with a buccal implant dehiscence defect, were recruited. The control group was treated with SBA technique (n = 10), wh...
Source: International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry - Category: Dentistry Tags: Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent Source Type: research
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