Infertile Couples Avoid Zika Areas, but Not Sex Infertile Couples Avoid Zika Areas, but Not Sex

Couples who have difficulty having a baby alter their travel plans to avoid areas where the Zika virus is endemic, but do not change their behavior when it comes to conception, new research shows.Medscape Medical News
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Abstract East Coast fever (ECF) is a fatal sickness affecting cattle populations of eastern, central, and southern Africa. The disease is transmitted by the tick Rhipicephalus appendiculatus, and caused by the protozoan Theileria parva parva, which invades host lymphocytes and promotes their clonal expansion. Importantly, indigenous cattle show tolerance to infection in ECF-endemically stable areas. Here, the putative genetic bases underlying ECF-tolerance were investigated using molecular data and epidemiological information from 823 indigenous cattle from Uganda. Vector distribution and host infection risk were ...
Source: Genomics Proteomics ... - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Front Genet Source Type: research
Authors: Miyake Z, Nakamagoe K, Ezawa N, Yoshinaga T, Hashimoto R, Sato T, Sekijima Y, Tamaoka A Abstract We herein report the case of an 84-year-old woman with transthyretin (TTR) Val30Met-associated familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP-ATTR Val30Met), representing a very old case. The patient had muscle weakness and sensory disturbances in her extremities caused by severe peripheral neuropathy. She also had vitreous opacity and orthostatic hypotension, and pyrophosphate scintigraphy showed a myocardial accumulation. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed mucosal amyloid deposits, positive in anti-TTR antibody staini...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
This study aimed to gather information about abundance patterns of questing ticks and associated pathogens in unfed female adult D. reticulatus in the Berlin/Brandenburg area. Using the flagging method, questing ticks were collected at four sites in 2010–2012 and 2000 D. reticulatus were analysed regarding infection with Rickettsia, Babesia, Borrelia and Anaplasmataceae by conventional or real-time PCR. Dermacentor reticulatus showed a bimodal activity pattern: highest numbers of adult ticks were recorded between March and end of May (mean 50 ticks/h) and from mid-August until end of November (mean 102 ticks/h). Duri...
Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
We examined epigenetic alterations, DNA methylation and microRNA dysregulation, in Epstein-Barr virus-related nasopharyngeal carcinoma in the endemic area of Southern China and found several differentially methyl ated tumor suppressor gene candidates by using a next-generation sequencer. Among these candidates, we revealed higher methylation rates of RAS-like estrogen-regulated growth inhibitor (RERG) in biopsy specimens of nasopharyngeal carcinoma more conveniently by using restriction enzyme-based real-tim e PCR. This result may help to improve cancer screening strategies. We profiled microRNAs of nasopharyngeal carcinom...
Source: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 October 2018Source: Epilepsy &Behavior Case ReportsAuthor(s): Jason Lockrow, Hannah Tully, Russell SanetoAbstractCongenital TORCH infections are a significant cause of epileptic spasms, an infantile epileptic encephalopathy, through disruptions to several pathways in neurodevelopment. Congenital Zika virus has a similar neurotropism to other TORCH agents, and leads to microcephaly, severe neurodevelopmental impairment, and high rates of early onset seizures. Here we report a child with confirmed congenital Zika virus who developed extensor epileptic spasms and hypsarrhythmia associ...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior Case Reports - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
We describe a case of late neuroborreliosis in an Erasmus programme student living in Porto. We discuss the importance of the epidemiological suspicion, the clinical approach, the diagnostic criteria and the most adequate treatment. PMID: 30332376 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research
(MedPage Today) -- Infertile men with prediabetes showed lower testosterone, sex hormone-binding globulin levels
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Conditions:   Infertility;   Infertility, Female;   Infertility, Male Interventions:   Behavioral: Attention to Variability - Patient Only;   Behavioral: Attention to Variability - Partner Only;   Behavioral: Attention to Variability - Patient&Partner;   Other: Infertility Stories - Reading Sponsor:   Harvard University Recruiting
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Authors: Al-Romaihi H, Al-Masri H, Shawky S, Al Thani M, Al Awaidy S, Janahi MA, Derbala M, Al-Ansari K, Allison R Abstract Background: In 2010, Qatar adopted the target of reducing hepatitis B prevalence to
Source: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: East Mediterr Health J Source Type: research
AbstractIn the past 2  years, Zika virus has emerged from obscurity onto the world stage—traversing and transcending clinical specialties, basic science disciplines, and public health efforts. The spread of Zika virus has serious implications for the specialty of reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Our patient s, practices, and labs—worldwide and specifically in the USA—have been impacted by this teratogenic, sexually transmitted, largely asymptomatic virus. While the World Health Organization’s Public Emergency of International Concern designation has lapsed as major epidemics have sub...
Source: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
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