Safe injection sites in San Francisco could be first in the US

The San Francisco Department of Public Health has unanimously endorsed a task force's recommendation to open what could become the nation's first legal safe injection sites aimed at curbing the opioid epidemic.
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In conclusion, subchronic administration of ketamine to adolescent rats was associated with dose-related memory loss, oxidative stress and possibly caspase-3 mediated neurodegenerative changes.
Source: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Myopia, the challenge of ophthalmology and its worldwide «explosive epidemic». Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol. 2018 Nov 27;: Authors: Villa-Collar C, Carracedo G, González-Méijome JM, Piñero-Llorens D PMID: 30502010 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Archivos de la Sociedad Espanola de Oftalmologia - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol Source Type: research
Abstract Rubella vaccination programs have dramatically reduced the incidence of rubella and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) in developed countries. However, CRS prevalence is still rising in developing countries where rubella-containing vaccines (RCV) are not included in the immunization program and even in some countries where a part of the population lacks immunity to rubella despite the presence of RCV in the regular immunization program. This review aimed to summarize the clinical features of CRS using data from our studies conducted between 2011 and 2015 in Vietnam, wherein we examined clinical manifestati...
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research
Authors: Feldman C, Shaddock E Abstract INTRODUCTION: Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) are the leading infectious disease cause of death in the world and the fifth overall cause of death. From an epidemiological point of view, most consider pneumonia, influenza, bronchitis (including acute exacerbations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [AECOPD]), and bronchiolitis to be the most important LRTIs. Areas covered: This review will describe the epidemiology of LRTIs in adults focusing on community-acquired pneumonia, influenza, and AECOPD, utilizing data from the more recent literature. Expert commenta...
Source: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Expert Rev Respir Med Source Type: research
Authors: Cairns R, Brown JA, Dawson AH, Davis W, Buckley NA Abstract OBJECTIVE: To win a Christmas hamper. We also devised a study of our most festive seasonal poisoning, to demonstrate how hard we are working while everyone else is partying. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of the New South Wales Poisons Information Centre database, which we searched for exposures to the substance code "Cyalume light sticks/glow toys" from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2017. SETTING: A dimly lit basement with a constantly ringing phone. At the other end of the phone was a highly anxious parent and a luminescent child. ...
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research
Corrigendum to "The structural proteins of epidemic and historical strains of Zika virus differ in their ability to initiate viral infection in human host cells" [Virology 516 (2018) 265-273]. Virology. 2019 Jan 02;526:233 Authors: Bos S, Viranaicken W, Turpin J, El-Kalamouni C, Roche M, Krejbich-Trotot P, Desprès P, Gadea G PMID: 30502856 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Virology - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Virology Source Type: research
The second-largest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city in eastern Congo, as health experts worry whether the stock of an experimental vaccine will stand up to the demands of an epidemic with no end in sight.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news
BACKGROUND The current opioid epidemic highlights the urgent need for effective adjuvant therapies to complement postoperative opioid analgesia. Intra-operative ketamine infusion has been shown to reduce postoperative opioid consumption and improve pain control in opioid-tolerant patients after spinal fusion surgery. Its efficacy for opioid-naïve patients, however, remains controversial. OBJECTIVE We hypothesised that low-dose ketamine infusion after major spinal surgery reduces opioid requirements in opioid-tolerant patients, but not in opioid-naïve patients. DESIGN Randomised placebo-controlled study. ...
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Postoperative pain Source Type: research
Authors: Garcia-Fernandez L, Novoa R, Huaman B, Benites C Abstract In 2013, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) proposed, in terms of public health, to end the HIV epidemic by 2030 by achieving the so-called 90-90-90 targets by 2020. This goal will only be possible if coverage in the HIV care continuum indicators is increased. With the methodology proposed by PAHO/WHO, this paper estimates the indicators of the continuum of care in Peru for 2014, consisting of diagnostic coverage, antiretroviral treatment (ART), and viral suppression in people living with HIV (PLHIV). Of the 72,000 PLHIV estimat...
Source: Revista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica Source Type: research
She and her husband, also a doctor, waged a campaign against “ the medicalization of everyday life ” and an “ epidemic of diagnoses. ”
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Schwartz, Dr. Lisa Deaths (Obituaries) Tests (Medical) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Woloshin, Dr. Steven Dartmouth College Source Type: news
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