He survived a broken neck and the Pulse shooting — then died of a rare medical condition

There's a long list of things that should have killed Chris Brodman, but didn't. There was the wrong-way driver who hit Brodman's car head-on in 2007 on Turkey Lake Road in Orlando. The impact sent Brodman flying through the windshield and broke his back. There were the illnesses — battles with hepatitis and HIV — and […]Related:Infertile couples came to this ‘baby god’ for help. Now, they’re accusing him of betrayal.Could polio drugs treat children with a mysterious paralyzing disease?More cases reported of a mysterious polio-like illness that killed a 6-year-old
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CONCLUSIONS: The study highlights the need to design interventions for women, that are directed towards the enhancement of both life satisfaction and positive emotions, and indicates that one way to achieve this goal is by promoting a supportive relationship with the mother. PMID: 30777443 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research
This is a case series reporting live births following in vitro fertilization (IVF) after fertility-sparing surgery in patients with borderline ovarian tumors (BOTs). Seventeen patients, in whom fertility-sparing surgery for BOTs followed by IVF was performed from July 1, 2011 to September 30, 2017, in our IVF center, were included. Here we retrospectively present their BOT characteristics and clinical outcomes of assisted reproduction technology (ART) and then discuss the literature on management of patients with BOTs after fertility-sparing surgery. The study sample of 17 patients started IVF-assisted reproduction within ...
Source: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
This report describes the successful use of a posterior closing wedge flexion osteotomy with plate fixation to correct a hyperextension deformity caused by a failed or overcorrected extension osteotomy in a 40-year-old man. In this patient, this flexion osteotomy led to complete deformity correction, resolution of symptoms, functional improvement, and return to work without restrictions. (Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 27(4):329-334, 2018). PMID: 30777837 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of surgical orthopaedic advances - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: J Surg Orthop Adv Source Type: research
A new breed of tech company wants to fill the gaps between you, your doctor and your health insurance.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Ears and Hearing Infertility Hearing Aids Start-ups Source Type: news
We examined the level of fragile histidine triad (FHIT) and p16 gene methylation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and explored the relationship to liver cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS There were 56 patients with primary liver cancer who were admitted to the hospital from July 2015 to October 2017 included in the liver cancer group, and 24 non-hepatoma patients (hepatitis A/hepatitis B/hepatitis C, liver cirrhosis, liver fibrosis, and fatty liver, alcoholic liver identified as a control group. Fasting venous blood samples were collected from the 2 groups. Methylation-specific PCR (MSP) was used to detect the methylat...
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Keiji Kuroda, Yuko Ikemoto, Asako Ochiai, Rie Ozaki, Yuko Matsumura, Shuko Nojiri, Koji Nakagawa, Rikikazu SugiyamaABSTRACTStudy ObjectiveTo analyze the clinical outcomes and predictive factors for the therapeutic effect of combination treatment of preoperative embryo cryopreservation and endoscopic surgery (‘surgery-assisted reproductive technology [ART] hybrid therapy’) in infertile women with diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) with uterine fibroids and/or ovarian endometriomas.DesignA retrospective coh...
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Abstract: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder. Patients may present with a combination of hyperandrogenism symptoms, menstrual irregularities, metabolic syndrome, infertility, acne, and obesity. PCOS diagnosis is based on three diagnostic guidelines. Treatment options include oral contraceptive pills, antiandrogens, and metformin. NPs can improve diagnosed patients' quality of life through education about this disorder.
Source: The Nurse Practitioner - Category: Nursing Tags: Feature: ENDOCRINE DISORDERS: CE Connection Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 25 January 2019Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental HepatologyAuthor(s): Aastha Jindal, Anusha Thadi, Kunwar ShailubhaiHepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is swiftly increasing in prevalence globally with a high mortality rate. The progression of HCC in patients is induced with advanced fibrosis, mainly cirrhosis, and hepatitis. The absence of proper preventive or curative treatment methods encouraged extensive research against HCC to develop new therapeutic strategies. The Food and Drug Administration–approved Nexavar (sorafenib) is used in the treatment of patients with unresec...
Source: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
ConclusionThese results together with the literature data reinforce the anti-hypersensitivity and anti-inflammatory activity of A. moluccanus extract. Part of the observed effects is due to the presence of the compound 2″-O-rhamnosylswertisin. The fact that the extract acted as a disease modifier point this herbal product as a promisor and safe tool to treat RA and other associated chronic diseases.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
- New point-of-care rapid test identifies and helps make effective care more accessible for millions of people living with hepatitis B, in support of World Health Organization (WHO) hepatitis targets
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