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Masks for smear test patients in Thailand

A health clinic in Thailand is handing out masks to encourage more women to attend their cervical smear tests.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Recent studies suggest an association between Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection, cervical inflammation and obstetric complications (i.e. spontaneous preterm parturition and cervical insufficiency). It has been proposed that viral inflammation of the placenta causes changes in the mother's immune reaction to bacterial pathogens, which leads to enhanced inflammatory reaction and preterm delivery. Therefore, the aim of this population-based study was to determine the association between abnormal cervical cytology prior to pregnancy and obstetric outcomes.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Full length article Source Type: research
AbstractTuberculosis (TB) remains one of the most deadly infections with approximately a quarter of cases not being identified and/or treated mainly due to a lack of resources. Rapid detection of TB or drug-resistant TB enables timely adequate treatment and is a cornerstone of effective TB management. We evaluated the analytical performance of a single-tube assay for multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) on an experimental platform utilising RT-PCR and melting curve analysis that could potentially be operated as a point-of-care (PoC) test in resource-constrained settings with a high burden of TB. Firstly, we developed and evalua...
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Tzanck smear is widely used as a bedside test for herpetic mucocutaneous infections. Traditionally used Giemsa stain requires multiple staining steps and is time-consuming. On the other hand, methylene blue (MB) has been used to stain Tzanck smear successfully with a single-step method. We aim to evaluate the utility of MB and to demonstrate that it is non-inferior to the conventional Giemsa stain. One hundred and fifty-six patients with suspected of having herpesvirus skin infections were recruited.
Source: Journal of Investigative Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Clinical Research: Pathophysiology and Therapeutics Source Type: research
DiscussionAlthough recent trials of TB treatment-shortening in adults with sputum-positivity have not been successful, the question has never been addressed in children, who have mainly paucibacillary, non-severe smear-negative disease. SHINE should inform whether treatment-shortening of drug-susceptible TB in children, regardless of HIV status, is efficacious and safe. The trial will also fill existing gaps in knowledge on dosing and acceptability of new anti-tuberculosis formulations and commonly used HIV drugs in settings with a high burden of TB. A positive result from this trial could simplify and shorten treatment, i...
Source: Trials - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
AbstractSmear-negative and drug-resistant cases of tuberculosis (TB) disease necessitate the development of new diagnostic methods, especially in resource-limited settings. To improve the current TB situations, sensitive and specific TB point-of-care tests (POCTs) should be developed. This review addresses the current status of TB, novel diagnostic methodologies for TB, and the impact of those new diagnostics on TB control in such situations. Moreover, the perspective of TB management based on laboratory examinations is described. Smear microscopy with sputum samples is the only laboratory examination available in many res...
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: FNAC can provide a quick and accurate diagnosis of nocardiosis and thereby facilitate timely medical management.Acta Cytologica
Source: Acta Cytologica - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
DETROIT - The co-liaison counsel that represents some of the individual plaintiffs in the lead-contaminated water crisis lawsuit brought against the city of Flint, Mich., on April 9 filed a brief in Michigan federal court contending that a motion filed by interim co-lead class counsel, which represents the entire class of plaintiffs, seeking replacement of the co-liaison counsel is "nothing but a retaliatory smear campaign" against the co-liaison counsel (In re Flint Water Cases [Luke Waid, et al. v. Richard D. Snyder, et al.], No. 16-10444, E.D. Mich.).
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I am a pre-medical student with a significant interest in podiatry. I have shadowed various physicians of many differing fields, but found podiatry the most interesting, by-far. Not at all to smear the profession, but I know many of the applicants of podiatric medical school typically do so because they couldn't get into MD/DO programs. I have the stats to get into some MD/DO programs (cGPA = 3.85; sGPA = 3.81; MCAT practice test scores have ranged typically between 507-511, take the actual... DPM Students with High Admissions Stats
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: forums
A PARASITOLOGIC AND MOLECULAR SURVEY OF HEPATOZOON CANIS INFECTION IN STRAY DOGS IN NORTHEAST OF IRAN. J Parasitol. 2018 Apr 17;: Authors: Barati A, Razmi G Abstract Canine hepatozoonosis, caused by H. canis, is a tick-borne disease in domestic and wild dogs that is transmitted by ingestion of Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks. The aim of the study was to detect H. canis in stray dogs in Iran using blood smear examination and molecular techniques. From October 2014 to September 2015, 150 EDTA blood samples were collected from stray dogs in the northeast region of Iran. Blood smears were microscopically e...
Source: The Journal of Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Authors: Tags: J Parasitol Source Type: research
Diagnostic Cytopathology, EarlyView.
Source: Diagnostic Cytopathology - Category: Pathology Authors: Source Type: research
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