I Dream Of Healthy Black Futures

Healthcare is a human right. No one should be denied the opportunity to see a doctor because of how much money is in their pocket or where they live. Our loved ones shouldn’t die from easily curable diseases simply because they can’t afford medicine. Black lives matter. Why are these controversial statements? Why are we living under an administration that thinks it is politically expedient to rip away our access to basic healthcare? Yes, denying people access to healthcare is the perfect way to accomplish your goals if your goals include severely restricting the flow of health resources to marginalized communities and pouring gasoline on the flames of white supremacy; making people of color too sick to earn a living, too sick to learn in school and too sick to raise families. But most of all, keep us too sick to challenge illegitimate authority. That’s exactly what we’re up against. Unfortunately, this tactic isn’t new. During slavery, slave owners frequently offered only the bare minimum of healthcare and food to their enslaved people, keeping them barely healthy enough to work. And when enslaved Black women like Anarcha, Lucy, and Betsey were forcibly coerced into medical experiments, Black bodies were sacrificed in the name of white women’s health and because white men, feeding their own “scientific” curiosity, also refused to acknowledge that these women felt pain just like anyone else. The bodily violence these Black wom...
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Conclusions: In our study of patients with isolated elevations in amylase and/or lipase without acute pancreatitis who underwent EUS, approximately 50% had a pancreatobiliary finding, most commonly chronic pancreatitis or biliary sludge. PMID: 30646674 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Clin Endosc Source Type: research
Researchers recently found that counties that had higher rates of opioid prescribing had nearly two times more babies born with their intestines outside of their bodies, a condition known as gastroschisis, compared with counties with low opioid prescribing rates.
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ConclusionThe available evidence remains inconclusive but suggests that curcumin is a promising effective treatment option for the management of patients with OSF. Further well-designed clinical trials with large sample sizes and adequate follow-up periods are highly warranted.
Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
ConclusionLimited evidence exists on the effects of PRGF in different intraoral bone grafting procedures, with some benefit reported on soft tissue healing and post-operative symptomatology. As this platelet concentrate is commonly used in clinical practice, further research is needed to fully assess its clinical indications and effectiveness.
Source: Journal of Cranio Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
A 73-year-old female presenting with haemoptysis and dyspnoea was found to have a locally advanced left thyroid mass and vocal cord palsy. A CT scan of the neck and thorax and endoscopy demonstrated invasion into the tracheal lumen. Histopathology of the intraluminal tracheal mass confirmed a papillary thyroid cancer (PTC). The tumour was deemed unresectable due to local extent and patient comorbidities. TKI therapy with lenvatinib was used for 14 months. On serial scanning, a marked reduction in tumour volume from 31 × 59 × 32 mm to 17 × 28 × 22 mm was noted. This subsequently allowed a successful ...
Source: European Thyroid Journal - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 January 2019Source: Molecular and Cellular EndocrinologyAuthor(s): Irida Kastrati, Svetlana Semina, Benjamin Gordon, Emily SmartAbstractEstrogen receptor (ER) is the most important factor in the pathophysiology of breast cancer. Consequently, modulation of ER activity has been exploited to develop drugs against ER + breast cancer, such as tamoxifen, referred to as endocrine therapies. With deeper understanding of ER mechanism of action, posttranslational modifications (PTMs) are increasingly recognized as important in mediating ER activity. Some ER PTMs such as phosphorylatio...
Source: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 January 2019Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical AnalysisAuthor(s): Heebin Son, Keumhan Noh, Changhyun Kang, MinKyun Na, Sangtaek Oh, Im-Sook Song, Wonku KangAbstractIlimaquinone, a metabolite isolated from the marine sponge Hippiospongia metachromia, has antimicrobial, cytotoxic, anti-HIV, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer activities. A new quantitative analytical method for determination of ilimaquinone in rat plasma using HPLC-MS/MS was developed and validated. Ascorbic acid was added to ensure the stability of ilimaquinone in plasma. After protein precipitation using a...
Source: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 January 2019Source: PhytomedicineAuthor(s): Wagner B.R. Santos, Marlange A.O. Melo, Rafael S. Alves, Renan G. de Brito, Thallita K. Rabelo, Lindaura da S. Prado, Virginia K. dos S. Silva, Daniel P. Bezerra, José E.R. de Menezes-Filho, Diego S. Souza, Carla M.L. de Vasconcelos, Luciana Scotti, Marcus Tullius Scotti, Waldecy de Lucca Júnior, Lucindo J. Quintans-Júnior, Adriana G. GuimarãesAbstractBackgroundOncological pain is one of the most prevalent and difficult-to-treat symptoms in patients with cancer. p-cymene (PC) is a monoterpene found in more than 100...
Source: Phytomedicine - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ConclusionThis is the first report on the antiproliferative activity of flavipin isolated from endophytic C. globosum and also proposed that interaction of flavipin with NFкB could be a possible mechanism for this activity. Flavipin induced apoptosis at low concentrations in cancer cell lines (A549, HT-29) and exhibited itself as a potential anticancer agent.Graphical abstract
Source: Phytomedicine - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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