Tropical Travel Trouble 007 Mega Malaria Extravaganza
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog aka Tropical Travel Trouble 007 When you think tropical medicine, malaria has to be near the top. It can be fairly complex and fortunately treatment has become a lot simpler. This post is designed to walk you through the basic principals with links to more in depth teaching if your niche is travel medicine, laboratory diagnostics or management of severe or cerebral malaria. If you stubbled on this post while drinking a cup of tea or sitting on the throne and want a few basic facts then skip to the end for a brief summary of the salient teaching points. As always do not hesitate to contact a specialist but hopefully armed with a little bit more knowledge. Questions: Q1. What is malaria and can you name the five types that infect humans? Answer and interpretation expand(document.getElementById('ddet1855442688'));expand(document.getElementById('ddetlink1855442688')) Malaria is a protozoan parasite transmitted by the female anopheles mosquito. Like many vectors in tropical medicine it is the female who is responsible, they require blood meals in order to produce their eggs. Males feed exclusively on fruit. There are 5 types known to infect humans: Plasmodium falciparum (most dangerous form and associated with death). Plasmodium viva (causes relapsing fevers due to hypnozoites that hide in the liver). Plasmodium ovale...
Publication date: Available online 15 July 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Lisa M. Bartnikas, Michelle F. Huffaker, William J. Sheehan, Watcharoot Kanchongkittiphon, Carter R. Petty, Robert Leibowitz, Michael C. Young, Wanda Phipatanakul
Publication date: Available online 15 July 2019Source: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and MedicineAuthor(s): Emad I. Wafa, Sean M. Geary, Kathleen A. Ross, Jonathan T. Goodman, Balaji Narasimhan, Aliasger K. SalemAbstractThe primary objective of this study was to enhance the antitumor efficacy of a model cancer vaccine through co-delivery of pentaerythritol lipid A (PELA), an immunological adjuvant, and a model tumor antigen, ovalbumin (OVA), separately loaded into polyanhydride particles (PA). In vitro experiments showed that encapsulation of PELA into PA (PA-PELA) significantly enhanced its stimulatory capacity on...
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ConclusionsThe result showed that sampling region, fish status, fish species and sampling month were the main factors influencing infection rate. Regulations or guidelines are urgent in China for the control of Anisakis spp. infection in marine fish.
Authors: Kruthiventi SC, Kane GC, Sprung J, Weingarten TN, Warner ME Abstract Patients with pulmonary hypertension are at increased risk for postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs). Herein, we review PPCs in pulmonary hypertension patients undergoing non-cardiac procedures under general anesthesia. The medical records of pulmonary hypertension patients who underwent surgery with general anesthesia between 2010 and 2017 were reviewed for PPCs. In addition we reviewed nursing-documented respiratory depressive episodes in the post-anesthesia care unit to assess the associations between these episodes and later PP...
Authors: Majumdar J, Mukhopadhyay S, Chandrakar A, Sengupta S, Ghosh B PMID: 31299856 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Srivastava A, Mathur AD PMID: 31299855 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Yasobant S, Mohanty S PMID: 31299854 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Dhungat JP PMID: 31299853 [PubMed - in process]
We report a case of maculopapular skin rash due to LEV with cross-sensitivity with CBZ which has not been reported till date. PMID: 31299852 [PubMed - in process]
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