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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
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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This study aimed to assess the effect of blood products on outcomes for LDLT recipients, focusing on apheresis platelets. Methods:: This retrospective study included 126 recipients who underwent their first adult-to-adult LDLT. Twenty-four variables including consumption of blood products of 126 LDLT recipients were assessed for their link to short-term outcomes and overall survival. Kaplan-Meier survival curve and the log-rank test were used for recipient survival analysis. A multivariate Cox proportional-hazard model and a propensity score analysis were applied to adjust confounders after potential risk factors were...
Source: Chinese Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research
Advance brings us closer to growing transplant organs inside animals or being able to genetically tailor compatible organs, say researchersGrowing human organs inside other animals has taken another step away from science-fiction, with researchers announcing they have grown sheep embryos containing human cells.Scientists say growing human organs inside animals could not only increase supply, but also offer the possibility of genetically tailoring the organs to be compatible with the immune system of the patient receiving them, by using the patient ’s own cells in the procedure, removing the possibility of rejection.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Genetics Organ donation Embryos Biology Health Science Society Medical research Source Type: news
ConclusionsThere is a positive association between maternal TSH in the ​​first trimester of pregnancy and the incidence of perinatal loss and miscarriage. The TSH cut‐off value of 2.5 mIU/L identified women with higher adverse pregnancy outcomes.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Clinical Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Authors: El Sagheer G, Soliman E, Ahmad A, Hamdy L Abstract Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with altered metabolism, including dyslipidemia and insulin resistance. These contribute to disease progression and influences the response to therapy. To investigate the relationships of new direct-acting antiviral drugs, simeprevir/sofosbuvir, with lipid profile and insulin resistance (IR). Eighty chronic hepatitis C genotype 4 patients were included; they were divided into four groups according to the severity of fibrosis as detected by fibroscan. Forty healthy persons volunteered as a control grou...
Source: Libyan Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Libyan J Med Source Type: research
Although recent advances in gene therapy are expected to increase the chance of disease cure in thalassemia major, at present hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) remains the only consolidated curative approach for this disorder. The widest experience has been obtained in the HLA-matched family donor (MFD) setting, with probabilities of overall and thalassemia-free survival exceeding 90% and 85%, respectively. As for most patients a suitable MFD is not available, alternative donors (HLA-matched unrelated donor, unrelated cord blood, HLA-haploidentical relative) have been increasingly explored, translating into th...
Source: Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
(Reuters) - A federal judge in Delaware has overturned a jury's verdict requiring Gilead Sciences Inc to pay a record $2.54 billion because its hepatitis C drugs Sovaldi and Harvoni infringed a patent held by rival Merck&Co Inc.
Source: Reuters: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news
(MedPage Today) -- Some experts say anti-vaccine lobby took over messaging about flu vaccine
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - Category: American Health Source Type: news
Authors: Eiset AH, Wejse C Abstract An unprecedented rise in the number of asylum seekers and refugees was seen in Europe in 2015, and it seems that numbers are not going to be reduced considerably in 2016. Several studies have tried to estimate risk of infectious diseases associated with migration but only very rarely these studies make a distinction on reason for migration. In these studies, workers, students, and refugees who have moved to a foreign country are all taken to have the same disease epidemiology. A common disease epidemiology across very different migrant groups is unlikely, so in this review of inf...
Source: Public Health Reviews - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rev Source Type: research
Conclusion: Having programmatic, system-wide, socio-cultural and of course ethical dimensions, the policy makers and the programme managers in Pakistan must attempt to address the multitude of challenges to polio vaccination, whereby the plan of action developed within the ethical norms could potentially lead to an ultimate success. PMID: 29450078 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Public Health Reviews - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rev Source Type: research
Diagnosis of Latent Tuberculosis Infection Among Immunodeficient Individuals: Review of Concordance Between Interferon-γ Release Assays and the Tuberculin Skin Test. Br J Biomed Sci. 2014 Jan;71(3):115-124 Authors: Mamishr S, Pourakbari B, Marjani M, Mahmoudi S Abstract Mycobacterium tuberculosis remains as a major threat to global health. Nearly a third of the world's population is estimated to have latent M. tuberculosis infection, and this is considered to be a major reservoir of potential active disease. Immunocompromised individuals, such as those with chronic renal failure requiring haemodi...
Source: British Journal of Biomedical Science - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Br J Biomed Sci Source Type: research
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