Recommendations for Counseling and Education of Service Members on Endemic African Cutaneous Kaposi Sarcoma: A Case Study.
We report a case of Endemic African Cutaneous Kaposi Sarcoma (EACKS) on the lower extremity of an immunocompetent 31-yr-old male service member from Cameroon. Diagnosis was made using clinical and histologic findings. The service member was treated with local radiation therapy with resolution of his tumor. The goal of this article is to educate practitioners to counsel susceptible service members and leadership on the risk of developing EACKS when traveling to Sub-Saharan Africa, monitor for disease development, and guide in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with this rare disease. PMID: 29590438 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2020Source: Antiviral ResearchAuthor(s): Jungang Chen, Haiwei Zhang, Xulin Chen
This week's interesting case was donated by Drs. Lee Decollings and Dejan Nikolic. The patient is a middle-aged male with travel approximately 2 months ago to Ethiopia, Nigeria and Cameroon. In the past few years, he has also traveled broadly in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and South America. He presented with fever and myalgias following a recent medical procedure.Diagnosis? Where did he likely acquire this infection?
ConclusionWe conclude that POx has a limited validity as a primary endpoint for clinical studies in PH1 patients with stable kidney function. In addition, it does not correlate to SCr and eGFR in this group of patients.
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2020Source: International Journal of Africa Nursing SciencesAuthor(s): Esther Lydie W.o Keutchafo, Jane Kerr
[VOA] Thousands of Muslims in Cameroon's capital, Yaound é, have defied Sunday's ban of Eid-al Fitr public prayers, ordered as part of measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. There have been 4,400 confirmed cases and 197 deaths in the central African state in less than three months. The ban was announced after more than 500 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Cameroon within 24 hours.
Last week I was contacted by Stephen Quinn, a Ph.D. student at Queen’s University in Belfast. He informed me about a study called IMPaCCT whose intent is to look at the effect that the current Covid-19 crisis has had, and is having, on pre-cancer, cancer and rare disease patients and their caregivers. The researchers, which include Stephen, hope to be able to use this data to inform patients and caregivers, as well as publish their findings in scientific journals. He asked for my help in reaching out to smoldering myeloma and MGUS patients. Of course! So, how can we help? By taking their online SURVEY. I am about to...
Conditions: Prostate Adenocarcinoma; Stage I Prostate Cancer American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) v8; Stage II Prostate Cancer AJCC v8; Stage IIA Prostate Cancer AJCC v8; Stage IIB Prostate Cancer AJCC v8; Stage IIC Prostate Cancer AJCC v8 Interventions: Radiation: High-Dose Rate Brachytherapy; Other: Quality-of-Life Assessment; Other: Questionnaire Administration; Radiation: Stereotactic Body Rad...
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2020Source: Reports of Practical Oncology &RadiotherapyAuthor(s): Cuauhtémoc de la Peña, María F. Gonzalez, César González, Joel M. Salazar, Benjamín Cruz
Publication date: Available online 23 May 2020Source: Practical Radiation OncologyAuthor(s): Roman O. Kowalchuk, Michael R. Waters, K. Martin Richardson, Kelly M. Spencer, James M. Larner, C.R. Kersh
Phenylketonuria (PKU) is an inherited metabolic disorder characterized by reduced activity of phenylalanine hydroxylase resulting in elevated blood phenylalanine (Phe) concentration. Despite some obvious ocula...