Failure to vaccinate is likely driver of U.S. measles outbreaks, report says

People who don’t get vaccinated are the most likely reason for the steady increase in the rate of measles and major outbreaks in the United States, according to an analysis released Tuesday. The findings, published in JAMA Pediatrics, add to the body of evidence linking failure to vaccinate with the spread of the highly infectious […]Related:Breast-cancer death rate drops almost 40 percent, saving 322,000 lives, study saysNobel in physiology, medicine awarded to three Americans for discovery of ‘clock genes’A model decided to tattoo her eyeball. She’s now partially blind and in ‘excruciating’ pain.
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CONCLUSIONS: The assessment of pain, sedation and delirium is demonstrated, and low percentages of agitation and delirium achieved. We observed a high percentage of patients with pain, and moderate use of PC. We should generalise the use of protocols to assess, prevent and treat pain and delirium by appropriately managing analgesia, sedation, and individual and well-considered use of PC. (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03773874). PMID: 31003871 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Enfermeria Intensiva - Category: Nursing Tags: Enferm Intensiva Source Type: research
ConclusionUsing structured data, we accurately classified patients’ cancer risk group, identified bone scan documentation with two NLP methods, and evaluated guideline adherence. Our pipeline can be used to provide concrete feedback to clinicians and guide treatment decisions.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Biomedical Informatics - Category: Information Technology Source Type: research
Private insurance pays hospitals much more than the federal government does for patient care. If Medicare for all means Medicare rates, expect an industry backlash.
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Publication date: Available online 20 April 2019Source: Saudi Pharmaceutical JournalAuthor(s): Omar M. Noman, Ramzi A. Mothana, Adnan J. Al-Rehaily, Ali S. Al qahtani, Fahd A. Nasr, Jamal M. Khaled, Mohamed F. Alajmi, Mansour S. Al-SaidAbstractThe Loranthus genus has been demonstrated to be used in the treatment of wide range of diseases e.g. diabetes, inflammations and cancers. Many species of Loranthus represent a major source of biologically active constituents. Therefore, our study was carried out to investigate the anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of Loranthus acaciae Zucc. (Loranthaceae) grown...
Source: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur findings indicate that kratom initiation (approximately 214.29 mg of mitragynine) was associated with significant decreases in the prevalence and severity of opioid adverse effects.Graphical abstract
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
In this study, we devised a simple industrial method to manufacture lipoplex, which includes short hairpin RNA against the expression of thymidylate synthase (TS shRNA) — a key molecule for DNA biosynthesis. An aqueous solution of TS shRNA was gently mixed with either a precursor of cationic liposome (Presome DF-1) or a cationic lipid mixture in an o/w emulsion. This solution was subsequently lyophilized under optimal conditions to obtain either FD-lipoplex-1 or FD-lipoplex-2, respectively. With this method, a lipoplex in activated form was obtained via a simple “one-step” hydration with saline. Both form...
Source: International Journal of Pharmaceutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Publication date: June 2019Source: Cancer Epidemiology, Volume 60Author(s): Marie Poiseuil, Gaëlle Coureau, Catherine Payet, Marianne Savès, Marc Debled, Simone Mathoulin-Pelissier, Brice AmadeoAbstractBackgroundSome studies have investigated the role of socio-demographic inequalities in the association between screening and survival. However, in France, no study has been conducted to describe the socio-demographic characteristics and survival of women with breast cancer based on their participation to mass screening. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of socio-demographic inequalities on the associ...
Source: Cancer Epidemiology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionThe consistent association with educational attainment suggests low health literacy may play a role in CUP diagnosis. These findings highlight the need to develop strategies to achieve earlier identification of diagnostically challenging malignancies in people with low health literacy.
Source: Cancer Epidemiology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionPrevalence of H. pylori infection in LAC is high for all age groups. These data reinforce the necessity of actions towards the prevention and treatment of H. pylori infection for all age groups. Treating H pylori infection in young ages probably will reduce gastric cancer incidence in the future.
Source: Cancer Epidemiology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The results of this study have the potential for a large impact, helping to inform best practices in encouraging trainees to enter the field, and enhancing medical student and resident exposure to geriatrics. PMID: 30999816 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Gerontology and Geriatrics Education - Category: Geriatrics Tags: Gerontol Geriatr Educ Source Type: research
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