Reflections on Cultural Preferences and Internal Medicine: The Case of Jehovah ’s Witnesses and the Changing Thresholds for Blood Transfusions

This article will further discuss these current trends.
Source: Journal of Religion and Health - Category: Medical Ethics Source Type: research

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Measles, mumps, and tuberculosis—these are all diseases the general public has long disregarded as active threats. Yet, these highly infectious and potentially life-threatening diseases once considered eradicated have been resurfacing across the United States. Measles, for example, was declared eliminated in 2000 by the CDC, yet this year alone more than 1,200 individual cases have been confirmed in 30 states. This outbreak represents the greatest number of reported cases for the disease in the United States since 1992.1 While the ongoing anti-vaccination movement may not be the cause of these reappearanc...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Components Source Type: news
The zoonotic hepatitis E virus genotype 3 (HEV-3) may cause human infections in Europe with reservoirs predominately in pigs. In Denmark, HEV-3 is widely spread in pig herds and in pigs at time of slaughter (Breum et al., 2010) (Krog et al., 2019). The transmission of HEV-3 is mainly associated with the consumption of contaminated foodstuff, but transmission by blood transfusion and organ transplantation can also occur (Hewitt et al., 2014). Infection with HEV-3 usually leads to silent seroconversion.
Source: International Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
Source: Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
AbstractOver the past decade, few reports suggested that the drug thalidomide (HbF inducer) may be of value in a subset of transfusion-dependent and non-transfusion dependent thalassemia patients. A cohort of 37 patients with symptomatic β-thalassemia syndrome [14 transfusions dependent thalassemia (TDT), and 23 Non-transfusion dependent Thalassemia (NTDT)], who were unable to pursue conventional therapy with transfusion and chelation, were recruited over 3 years in a center in Iraqi Kurdistan. After taking informed consent, patien ts were put on low dose Thalidomide (2–10 mg/kg), with regular follow up aft...
Source: Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood Transfusion - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
This study aims to analyze the prevalence and to concentrate on the key risk factors that are responsible for hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in patients on HD visiting two dialysis centers in the city of Quetta in southwestern Pakistan. The overall incidence of HBV was found to be 16.1%, the overall incidence of HCV was found to be 43.2%, and two patients (1.6%) were found to be positive for both HBV and HCV. HIV was not found among patients seen at both hospitals during the study period. The main risk factors for development of a viral infection were the ...
Source: Drug Discoveries and Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Drug Discov Ther Source Type: research
AbstractAbdomino-perineal resection (APR) for rectal cancer is challenging, due to the difficult exposure of the surgical field. Many investigations proved worst results in terms of circumferential resection margin (CRM) involvement compared to rectal anterior resection (RAR) with total mesorectal excision (TME). Extralevator abdomino-perineal excision (ELAPE) improved oncologic outcomes, but is burdened by important limitations (positioning, wound closure). Applying the concept of transanal minimally invasive surgery (TAMIS) and the experience in transanal TME (TaTME) to the perineal phase of APR could overcome these limi...
Source: Updates in Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to evaluate the anti-ZIKV IgG prevalence in blood donors from the Northeast region of the S ão Paulo State, Brazil, which experienced a ZIKV outbreak in 2016.
Source: Journal of Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
AbstractThe aim of this study is to assess the morbidity and mortality related to cytoreductive surgery (CRS) plus hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) in patients with colo-rectal carcinomatosis. A retrospective multi-institutional study from seven Italian Centers was performed. One hundred and seventy-two patients, submitted to cytoreductive surgery (CRS) plus hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) to treat carcinomatosis of colorectal origin, were recorded. Postoperative morbidity was evaluated in accordance with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (...
Source: Updates in Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Indian Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research
PMID: 31729326 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Indian Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Indian Pediatr Source Type: research
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