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HIV-positive individuals on effective ART had worse respiratory health status compared with HIV-negative people.HIV Medicine
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Scientists at San Antonio ’s Texas Biomedical Research Institute are studying the effectiveness of promising experimental cancer chemotherapy drugs in defeating another life-threatening disease — tuberculosis, or TB. That exploration could help beat back an illness that has surpassed AIDS as the world’s single most lethal infectious disease. A scientific team led by Texas Biomed’s Eusondia Arnett have pinpointed a mechanism in regulating cell death called apoptosis that is a potential…
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Conclusions: Current imaging cannot accurately characterize the functional status of the CVN or predict an assistive device benefit. Children who would have otherwise been denied a CI exhibited auditory responses after implantation. A CI should be considered in children with abnormal CVN. Furthermore, imaging acquisition protocols need standardization for clear temporal bone imaging.Audiol Neurotol 2018;23:48 –57
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[Daily News] PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa has ordered review of the HIV and AIDs Act of 2015 and immediate amendment of the health policy to allow effective implementation of HIV Self Testing (HIVST) initiative in the country.
Conclusion We found that the rate of TFCC repair varies substantially from surgeon-to-surgeon. The observation that repair is more likely to happen when patients perceive themselves as injured suggests that perception of injury affects how patients and surgeons consider treatment options. To help avoid surgeries based on surgeon bias or patient misperception, we suggest studying the effect of tools that provide simple, balanced, dispassionate, and empowering information (e.g., decision aids) that can limit surgeon-to-surgeon variation. Level of Evidence Level IV. PMID: 29922502 [PubMed]
Publication date: Available online 21 June 2018 Source:Speech Communication Author(s): Charlotte Sørensen, Mathew Shaji Kavalekalam, Angeliki Xenaki, Jesper Bünsow Boldt, Mads Græsbøll Christensen In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in objective measures of speech intelligibility in the speech processing community. Important progress has been made in intrusive measures of intelligibility, where the Short-Time Objective Intelligibility (STOI) method has become the de facto standard. Online adaptation of signal processing in, for example, hearing aids, in accordance with the liste...
Trend is requiring providers to proactively develop comprehensive policies
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe goal of this paper is to describe areas in prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) programs that could benefit from ehealth and to summarize current evidence of ehealth effectiveness in PMTCT.Recent FindingsPMTCT programs require maternal retention, adherence to antiretroviral treatment (ART), and return for infant diagnosis of HIV. eHealth systems for PMTCT could either be integrated within MCH ehealth systems or within HIV adherence ehealth systems. PMTCT ehealth messages need to balance maternal concerns about pregnancy, childbirth, and infant care with need for clinic rete...