Influence of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D on the rate of pain episodes in Nigerian children with sickle cell anaemia.
CONCLUSION: In children with SCD, there is a possible association between depressed serum vitamin D levels and increased frequency of acute pain episodes. Vitamin D supplements should be considered in patients with low levels and frequent episodes of pain. PMID: 28270033 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Bagheri Z, Labbani-Motlagh Z, Mirjalili M, Karimzadeh I, Khalili H Abstract Cytopenia is common complication in critically ill patients. Aim: Incidence and pattern of different types of cytopenia as well as its impact on mortality and length of stay in critically ill patients were evaluated. Methods: Critically ill patients with any kind of cytopenia for more than 2 days were evaluated. Results: Anemia was the most common type of cytopenia in the patients (99.14%), followed by lymphocytopenia (32.17%), thrombocytopenia (27.82%), and leukopenia (19.13%). Mortality rate was significantly higher in patients with anemia (p
CONCLUSION: Data suggest different roles of opioidergic system and their antagonist in pain control and mood in PTSD. However, further investigations need to be done in order to reveal the role of endogenous opioidergic system and opioidergic antagonist system as a mediator in PTSD patients suffering from acute or chronic pain. PMID: 32492768 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: Platelet count and serotonin concentration did not prove to be of diagnostic value in differentiating patients and healthy individuals. However, illness duration in patients with schizophrenia may be associated with reduced concentrations of platelet serotonin. PMID: 32492767 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: MSG administered parenterally to the higher dose to adult rats affects the immunoreactivity of S100β protein in PAG. Phenotypic changes of the studied cells may indicate reactivity of glial cells and increased expression of the studied protein whereas a decrease in their number may result from the increased protein secretion into the extracellular space or cytotoxic death of glial cells. PMID: 32495938 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
LUNG CANCER symptoms include difficulty breathing, headaches, and persistent chest pain. But you could also be at risk of an advanced tumour if you develop a subtle sign on your eyes. Could you be at risk of lung cancer?
CONCLUSIONS In this Caribbean population, uncontrolled asthma was independently associated with obesity, late-onset disease, and comorbidities of sleep apnea and depression. Poor asthma-related quality of life was independently associated with Indo-Caribbean ethnicity. PMID: 32493146 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: Observations here demonstrate a potentially useful technical strategy toward clearance of proximal shunt obstructions, in situ. PMID: 32494391 [PubMed]
CONCLUSION: Smoking and symptoms of adjustment disorder, specifically preoccupations, are associated with functional outcome 1 year post-operation in patients recovering from ankle or lower leg fractures. The results support the notion that differences in functional recovery are attributable to psychological and behavioural factors rather than to fracture type. Psychological, fracture-specific, symptoms play a role in functional recovery rather than general affective symptoms. PMID: 32495846 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
HOW TO sleep better: With many of us experiencing an increase in anxiety and depression during this lockdown, ensuring our bodies get the adequate amount of time to help us fight off infections and think more clearer has never been more important. However, according to research many Britons are battling to get the shuteye required. How can you ensure you sleep better, expert weighs in.