Hospital staffers took photos of a patient ’ s genitals — and the foreign object lodged there

It seemed like the whole hospital was in the operating room. The crowd had gathered with smartphones in hand, snapping photos and recording video, the object of their fascination a patient's genitals with a foreign object protrusion. It was “a ton” of staff, to be precise, according to one staffer. “At one point when I looked […]Related:Selena Gomez’s kidney transplant: Young, minority women disproportionately affected by lupusTo fight deadly hepatitis outbreak, San Diego begins power-washing streets with bleachWhat to know about a study of flu vaccine and miscarriage
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Doctors want to remind moms to get certain vaccines while pregnant. Whooping cough in particular can be deadly for newborns, but only about 50 percent of pregnant women get the vaccine. (Image credit: Nicole Xu for NPR)
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Authors: Merle H, Donnio A, Jean-Charles A, Guyomarch J, Hage R, Najioullah F, Césaire R, Cabié A Abstract Arboviruses are viral diseases transmitted by mosquitoes and tick bites. They are a major cause of morbidity and sometimes mortality. Their expansion is constant and due in part to climate change and globalization. Mostly found in tropical regions, arboviruses are sometimes the source of epidemics in Europe. Recently, the Chikungunya virus and the Zika virus were responsible for very large epidemics impacting populations that had never been in contact with those viruses. There are currently no ef...
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[Monitor] One person has been confirmed dead and more than 15 others hospitalised following an outbreak of cholera in Mbale District.
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[Daily Trust] Time delays worsened last year's outbreak of cerebrospinal meningitis which killed 877 people across Zamfara, Sokoto and Yobe, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said.
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In this study, we report the Korean experiences with BR in relapsed or refractory DLBCL who are not eligible for intensive chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation. This is an observational, multicenter, retrospective analysis. Between December 2011 and December 2015, a total of 58 patients with relapsed or refractory DLBCL were treated with BR in 11 tertiary hospitals in Korea. Patients received an intravenous (IV) infusion of rituximab at a dose of 375  mg/m2 on day 1. On days 2 and 3, patients received an IV infusion of bendamustine at doses of 120 or 90  mg/m2. Median age was 69 (range 18 –...
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AbstractBrain and acute leukemia, cytoplasmic (BAALC) and ETS-related gene (ERG) expression levels are independent prognostic factors for acute myeloid leukemia (AML); however, their prognostic impacts on AML patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) require further investigation. We studied 71 de novo AML patients treated with allo-HSCT and defined low and high expressers according to the median expression levels ofBAALC andERG at diagnosis respectively. HighBAALC expression was associated with wild-typeNPM1 (P = 0.000) andRUNX1 mutations (P = 0.027). Hi...
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AbstractRituximab has been shown to improve outcomes in patients with B-cell lymphoma. However, patients with relapsed or refractory (R/R) mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) still have a poor prognosis, and the choice between high-dose therapy with autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) and allogeneic HCT remains controversial in these patients. We retrospectively analyzed the risk factors for outcomes in 162 R/R MCL patients who received autologous (n = 111) or allogeneic (n = 51) HCT between 2004 and 2014. The median overall survival (OS) rates were 48 and 65 months in the autologous...
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This study reports the detailed outcomes of 19 of these PAC retreatment patients with a median follow-up of 8  months. Despite a median platelet count of 49 × 109/L at restart of PAC, no significant change in hematologic profile was observed. Grade 3/4 adverse events of epistaxis (n = 1), asymptomatic QT prolongation (n = 1), and bradycardia (n = 1) occurred in three patients within the first 3 months of retreatment. One death due to catheter-associated sepsis occurred. The median time to discontinuation of PAC therapy on compassionate use for all 33 p...
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AbstractHaploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplant (haplo-HSCT) is an upfront and effective therapy for hematology patients, but it usually has many complications, such as neurological complications. As one of the neurological complications following haplo-HSCT, immune-mediated demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system (CNS) seriously affect a patient ’s quality of life. However, the incidence, risk factors, and pathogenesis of CNS demyelination are not very well understood. Thirty of the 1526 patients (1.96%) suffered from CNS demyelination. In univariate analysis, we found that blood-brain barrier...
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