PodMed – Week of October 2, 2017

This week’s topics include aspirin discontinuation risks, HIV in those 50 and older, big data and chronic lung disease, and genetic testing and warfarin use. Program notes: 0:34 Genetic testing and warfarin dosing 1:35 Looked at genetics to determine 2:33 Other agents for blood thinning 3:01 Use of big data and chronic lung disease 4:01 […]
Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine Weekly Health News - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: All Podcasts Chronic Disease Genetics Geriatrics Heart And Vascular HIV PodMed Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Source Type: podcasts

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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Whether or not to circumcise your baby is a personal decision often determined by a variety of social, cultural, medical, or religious circumstances. Parents have the right to choose what they believe is best for their newborn and typically undergo extensive research before deciding what’s best for their family. So, what is the process of circumcision? Once parents decide to move forward, about an hour before the procedure, doctors use an anesthetic to numb the baby’s penis. The area is then sterilized and the excess skin on the penis is clamped and cut. Finally, the physician covers the penis in bandages or ga...
Source: Cord Blood News - Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: Tags: babies pregnancy Source Type: blogs
[Daily Trust] The Federal Government has pledged $12 million to the Global Fund to tackle HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
[Premium Times] The Coalition of Civil Society Network for HIV/AIDS in Nigeria has said that increased funding for curative and preventive intervention for HIV/AIDS will give rise to zero level response in Nigeria.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Authors: García SD, Sorhuet-Pereira C, Perazzi BE, Losada ME, Cabellos Astorga G, Casco RH, Vay CA, Mollerach ME, Famiglietti ÁMR Abstract During the periods 2000-2004 and 2014-2015, Neisseria meningitidis was investigated in men who have sex with men, 1143 and 544 respectively, who consulted in the sexually-transmitted disease program. Prevalence, serogroup distribution and susceptibility to antibiotics were determined. Pharyngeal, rectal and urethral swabs were cultivated on selective Thayer-Martin modified medium. The identification was performed by biochemical tests and mass spectrometry by MALDI-...
Source: Revista Argentina de Microbiologia - Category: Microbiology Tags: Rev Argent Microbiol Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionSexual behavior at the population level impacts on public health. Recent representative sexual behavior data are lacking.Material and methodsCross ‐sectional surveys in 2005 and 2012 on women age 18‐45 years randomly selected from the general population in Denmark (n = 40 804), Norway (n = 30 331) and Sweden (n = 32 114).ResultsMedian (interquartile range) age at first intercourse was 16 (15 ‐18) years in Denmark, 17 (16‐18) years in Norway, and 17 (15‐18) years in Sweden. Women in the most recent birth cohort had sexual debut at...
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 -- Most office-based physicians who provide sexually transmitted infections (STIs) services report not having on-site access to the recommended injectable medications for same-day treatment of gonorrhea and syphilis, according...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: A partially self-financed mode of PrEP delivery is feasible with good retention in MSM in Hong Kong. PMID: 31619578 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Hong Kong Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Hong Kong Med J Source Type: research
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -The European Union and the United States, which provide hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Uganda, say they are closely following the matter
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Abstract Recent outbreaks of serogroup C meningococcal disease in Southern California have led the California Department of Public Health to recommend the quadrivalent meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY) for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) in Southern California. High-risk GBMSM have also been advised to utilize pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention. Data collected from a community-based sample of HIV-negative GBMSM in Los Angeles County (N = 476) were used in a multinomial logit regression analysis to identify patterns in MenACWY and PrEP usage and evaluate factor...
Source: Archives of Sexual Behavior - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Arch Sex Behav Source Type: research
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