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Authors: Dandachi D, Wilson Dib R, Fernández-Cruz A, Jiang Y, Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Raad I Abstract BACKGROUND: The characteristics and management of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) in patients with hematologic malignancies are well known, but IPA in patients with solid tumors is not well described. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all Aspergillus-positive cultures at a tertiary cancer center during 2004-2017. We identified 101 patients with IPA and solid tumors. We analyzed the association between clinical features and treatment and 12-week mortality and response to antifungal therapy. R...
Source: Annals of Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Ann Med Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 September 2018Source: Neuroscience &Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Anita C. Hansson, Gerhard Gründer, Natalie Hirth, Hamid R. Noori, Rainer Spanagel, Wolfgang H. SommerAbstractA major hypothesis in the addiction field suggests deficits in dopamine signaling during abstinence as a driving mechanism for the relapsing course of the disorder. Paradoxically, blockade of mu-opioid receptors (MORs) intended to suppress dopamine release and alcohol reward is a widely used treatment for preventing relapse in alcohol use disorder (AUD). To elucidate this apparent discrepancy, we system...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker recently signed legislation that represents a comprehensive approach to battling opioid addiction and abuse – one that should serve as a blueprint for the nation. One important measure included in this ground-breaking legislation deserves special attention for its effectiveness at preventing fraud, abuse, and addiction: electronic prescribing for controlled substances (EPCS).  House bill 4742, "An Act for Prevention and Access to Appropriate Care and Treatment…
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Publication date: 1 December 2018Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, Volume 172Author(s): Ning-Hui Lu, Su-Chun How, Chien-Yu Lin, Shen-Long Tsai, Zuzana Bednarikova, Diana Fedunova, Zuzana Gazova, Josephine W. Wu, Steven S.-S. WangAbstractMore than thirty human proteins and/or peptides can aggregate to form amyloid deposits that are linked to several amyloid diseases including clinical syndrome injection-localized amyloidosis, which is correlated with the aggregation of the 51-residue polypeptide insulin. While no cure is currently available toward tackling amyloid diseases, prevention or suppression of amyloid...
Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a group of lung diseases that cause breathing difficulties. COPD tends to get worse over time, so early detection and treatment are essential. Early signs and symptoms include coughing, excess mucus production, shortness of breath, and tiredness. Learn more here.
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Central Ohio now has 55 doctors certified by the state to recommend medical marijuana, with 21 added in the past two months, including a senior executive at a nearby community hospital. While most of the physicians are in independent practice, such as a pain or addiction medicine clinic, more institutional employees are signing up, according to Columbus Business First research cross-referencing medical licenses with specialties and practice location. Among them is Dr. Victor Tri anfo, chief medical…
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The 11-year-old got Drake's attention by doing the "Kiki challenge" while she waited for a heart transplant – now she's sharing an update on her condition
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A Massachusetts man is challenging a county jail's policy of denying inmates access to opioid addiction medication
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Conclusions: An OGTT-derived estimate of insulin resistance with the composite ISI, but not HOMA-IR, was independently associated with increased risks of 1-year mortality and poor functional outcome in non-diabetic ischemic stroke patients with different eGFR strata.Cerebrovasc Dis 2018;46:140 –149
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of fish oil omega-3 fatty acid supplementation on mental health parameters and metabolic status of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). METHODS: This randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted on 60 women with PCOS, aged 18-40 years old. Participants were randomly assigned into two groups to receive either 2 × 1000 mg/day fish oil omega-3 fatty acid (n = 30) or placebo (n = 30) after lunch for 12 weeks. Metabolic profiles were quantified at baseline and after the 12-week int...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
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