Brown taps DCBS director Allen as OHA's new acting director

A week after announcing the abrupt resignation of Oregon Health Authority Director Lynne Saxton, Gov. Kate Brown has tapped a replacement from her own cabinet. Patrick Allen, who has served as the director of the Department of Consumer&Business Services since 2011, will become acting director of OHA, Brown announced Wednesday. The move comes after Saxton resigned following disclosure that OHA staff had devised a communications plan to smear FamilyCare Health, a Portland-based Medicaid insurer…
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Source: neuropathology blog - Category: Radiology Tags: Best of the Month series neoplasms Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: A considerable percentage of malignant cases showing the presence of koilocytes and viral DNA may indicate the effect of HPV infection leading to the malignancy, which can be correlated with the MN and apoptosis frequency.
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: Mobile phone radiation even in the permissible range when used for longer duration can cause significant genotoxicity. The genotoxicity accentuates when mobile phones are frequently used on the same side which may be due to more amount of radiation and increase in the temperature. Headphone usage reduces the genotoxicity of mobile phone radiation to some extent.
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractMycobacterium xenopi pulmonary disease (Mxe-PD) is common among nontuberculous mycobacterial infections in Europe and Canada. Associations between radiological pattern and clinical features and outcomes are inadequately studied in Mxe-PD. We sought to investigate clinical characteristics and outcomes according to the dominant radiological pattern among patients with Mxe-PD. We retrospectively studied patients with Mxe-PD seen in our clinic, categorizing their predominant CT pattern as nodular bronchiectasis, fibrocavitary, or unclassifiable, and compared clinical characteristics, treatment, and outcomes between rad...
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
In this report, we demonstrate that the synthetic fish AMP, Epinecidin-1 (Epi-1), acts against T. vaginalis both in vitro and in vivo. Under in vitro conditions, Epi-1 disrupted the membrane of metronidazole-resistant T. vaginalis and completely killed the pathogen. To mimic human infection in vivo, estradiol-stimulated mice with vaginal Lactobacillus acidophilus colonization were infected with T. vaginalis, followed by treatment with Epi-1, Vigill, metronidazole or furazolidone. After seven days, the T. vaginalis content was effectively decreased in Epi-1 treated mice, as measured by acridine orange staining of wet smears...
Source: Peptides - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The XMTB-RIF assay used in 15-day broth cultures may provide a final culture result for smear-negative specimens. This process, combined with clinical signs, may contribute to rapidly diagnosing tuberculosis and also to the early reevaluation of empirical antituberculosis treatment. PMID: 30528069 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medecine et Maladies Infectieuses - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Med Mal Infect Source Type: research
The aim of the study was to assess bacterial sealability and bonding ability of methacrylate-based Resilon (RS, SybronEndo), Endo Rez (ER, Ultradent Products Inc), and epoxy-based AH Plus (AH, Dentsply/DeTrey)...
Source: BMC Oral Health - Category: Dentistry Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Bacterial blood stream infections (BSIs), particularly post-engraftment BSIs, are associated with increased mortality after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation, Published online: 13 December 2018; doi:10.1038/s41409-018-0401-4Bacterial blood stream infections (BSIs), particularly post-engraftment BSIs, are associated with increased mortality after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation
Source: Bone Marrow Transplantation - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
RESUMO Objetivo Estimar a preval ência do exame Papanicolaou e analisar fatores associados à sua não realização pelas mulheres brasileiras. Método Estudo transversal, de base populacional, que utilizou dados do Vigitel e incluiu mulheres na faixa etária alvo do rastreio. Avaliaram-se a cobertura e a prevalência de não re alização do rastreamento segundo características sociodemográficas, comportamentais e de saúde. Resultados Foram incluídos dados de 22.580 mulheres. Cerca de 17,1% das mulheres não realizaram o exa...
Source: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP - Category: Nursing Source Type: research
​BY GREGORY TAYLOR, DO; DAWN ZELENKA-JOSHOWITZ, DO; &ANDREW TAECKER, DOA 34-year-old man presented with intermittent fever and body aches for 10 days. He had been visiting family in India, and the symptoms began when he returned home. His fever had been as high as 104°F, and he was experiencing nausea, two episodes of bilious emesis, body aches, nonspecific abdominal pain, and multiple episodes of watery, nonbloody diarrhea.He said he knew of no tuberculosis exposure or ill contacts, and he was current on his routine influenza and hepatitis A vaccines. His temperature was 101.4°F (he had taken acetaminophen t...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
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