Toni Braxton’s Hospital Scare Is A Window Into Life With Chronic Disease

Toni Braxton has been released and is resting at home after being hospitalized in Atlanta because of lupus complications. “She was not in serious condition, though lupus is a serious disease and must be monitored at all times,” Braxton’s rep told HuffPost Entertainment.  Thanks everyone for your concern, Toni is home safe &sound! She is currently home resting and getting ready for #TheHitsTour ❤️— towanda braxton (@towandabraxton) October 3, 2016 The singer was also hospitalized for lupus complications in 2012 and publicly revealed her diagnosis in 2010.  “Some days I can’t balance it all. I just have to lay in bed,” Braxton previously told HuffPost Live. “When you have lupus you feel like you have the flu every day. But some days you get through it. But for me, if I’m not feeling well, I tend to tell my kids, ‘Oh mommy’s just going to relax in bed today. I kind of take it easy.” What is lupus? Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes the body to attack its own organs and tissue, according to the Mayo Clinic.  Lupus is notoriously difficult to diagnose because its symptoms can also indicate a host of other conditions. They include joint pain, chronic fatigue, fever, shortness of breath and skin lesions that get worse in the sunlight. One hallmark sign of the disease is a butterfly-shaped facial rash that extends across both cheeks, but that’s not true of every...
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CONCLUSION: In patients with cardiogenic shock after delivery, early transthoracic echocardiography is a non-invasive tool that can rapidly narrow the differential diagnosis. PMID: 31324480 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research
This is a guest post from one of our patients. She is 32 and recently froze her eggs at Malpani Infertility ClinicOur 20 ’s and early 30's may be theeasiest time to have a baby but it's not always the best time - for a lot of good reasons. We are at the top of our career and want to grow professionally; we want to prepare emotionally and financially to be parents ; and we are unwilling to settle for Mr. RightNow instead of Mr. Right.The problem is that the biological clock is ticking on - and we can hear it loud and clear ! The good news is that with a little medical help , we can freeze time , to plan for the future...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsThe REAPSER study includes a cohort of patients with recent-onset PsA, before the disease course was modified by disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs prescribed in rheumatology departments. Exhaustive information collected in each visit is expected to be an important data source for future analysis.ResumenObjetivosDescribir la metodología del Registro Español de Artritis Psoriásica de reciente comienzo de la Sociedad Española de Reumatología (REAPSER), así como sus fortalezas y limitaciones. El objetivo principal del proyecto es identificar factores pronósticos d...
Source: Reumatologia Clinica - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
ConclusionThe unique sonographic presentation of rice bodies in the chronic subacromial-subdeltoid bursitis makes it easy to be diagnosed confidently, but it is difficult to be recognized, due to its rare occurrence.
Source: Critical Ultrasound Journal - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 July 2019Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical AnaesthesiologyAuthor(s): Mark R. Jones, Matthew B. Novitch, Sudipta Sen, Nadia Hernandez, Johanna Blair De Haan, Rebecca A. Budish, Christopher Bailey, Joseph Ragusa, Pankaj Thakur, Vwaire Orhurhu, Ivan Urits, Elyse M. Cornett, Alan David KayeAbstractSurgeries and chronic pain states of the upper extremity are quite common and pose unique challenges for the clinical anesthesiology and pain specialists. Most innervation of the upper extremity involves the brachial plexus. The four most common brachial plexus blocks performed in clin...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
This study investigated the prevalence of depression and explored fatigue, QOL, and pain that is associated with depression in patients on first admission to a hematologic oncology unit. METHODS: This descriptive study measured depression, QOL, and fatigue with the Patient Health Questionnaire-9, the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy (FACT)-General, and the FACT-Anemia scale, respectively. Pain levels were examined with a numeric rating scale. FINDINGS: 58 patients participated; 17 reported moderate to severe depression, which highly correlated with fatigue, QOL, and pain. Among all factors, multivariate an...
Source: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Clin J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research
Abstract Checkpoint inhibitors are a form of immunotherapy that have revolutionized treatment for malignant melanoma, resulting in longer survival and better disease control. Multiple autoimmune disorders can occur with the use of checkpoint inhibitors, including severe, potentially fatal neurologic complications. Although neurologic complications are uncommon, their early recognition and treatment is required. The purpose of this article is to present information on neurologic complications of ipilimumab and nivolumab to inform nursing practice. Recommendations for evaluation and treatment of neurologic complicat...
Source: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Clin J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research
This study elucidates the potential to use mitochondria from different donors (PAMM) to treat UVR stress and possibly other types of damage or metabolic malfunctions in cells, resulting in not only in-vitro but also ex-vivo applications. Gene Therapy in Mice Alters the Balance of Macrophage Phenotypes to Slow Atherosclerosis Progression https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2019/07/gene-therapy-in-mice-alters-the-balance-of-macrophage-phenotypes-to-slow-atherosclerosis-progression/ Atherosclerosis causes a sizable fraction of all deaths in our species. It is the generation of fatty deposits in blood vessel...
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CONCLUSION: Microvascular decompression may be more effective than radiofrequency thermocoagulation for patients with classical trigeminal neuralgia with concomitant persistent facial pain. PMID: 31321761 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica - Category: Neurology Tags: Acta Neurol Taiwan Source Type: research
Growing up a musically-obsessed child in the 80's, Daryl Hall was one of my biggest inspirations. A masterful, inventive songwriter with an ocean of soul, he set me on the path to being an artist, to never waste a word, and to sing because I mean it. With six number ones and five additional top ten hits throughout the 70's and 80's Daryl Hall and John Oates are the number one duo in music history. Still at the top of his game at 69 years old, Daryl has won legions of new fans with his hit MTV Live show Live From Daryl's House. In February of 2015, at my very sickest from chronic Lyme and Bartonella, after it was missed b...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - Category: Science Source Type: news
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