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Associations between improvement in genitourinary symptoms of menopause and changes in the vaginal ecosystem

Conclusions: A larger proportion of women whose MBS improved had a Lactobacillus dominant microbiota at enrollment than those who had no improvement during the trial, though this difference was not statistically significant. Larger trials are needed to determine whether vaginal microbiota modify or mediate treatment responses in women with GSM.
Source: Menopause - Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: Our results provide evidence that LPS-RSU influences pain through the expression of TLR4. TLR4 blockade has analgesic properties and restores the balance between nociceptive factors, which indicates its engagement in neuropathy development. PMID: 29656686 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Pharmaceutical Biology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharm Biol Source Type: research
Authors: Ryan NM, Vertigan AE, Birring SS Abstract INTRODUCTION: Chronic Cough (CC) is common and often associated with significant comorbidity and decreased quality of life. In up to 50% of cases, the cough is refractory despite extensive investigation and treatment trials. It is likely that the key abnormality in refractory CC is dysfunctional, hypersensitive sensory nerves, similar to conditions such as laryngeal hypersensitivity and neuropathic pain. Areas covered: The aim of this systematic review is to assess drug therapies for refractory CC. The authors review the current management of CC and provide discuss...
Source: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Pharmacother Source Type: research
Researchers from The Charite-University Medicine Berlin found the drug blocks pain signals in the brain. After three months, 30 per cent of the almost 250 treated halved their headache episodes.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
ECZEMA symptoms include itchy, cracked and dry skin. Treatments for the condition include creams and ointments, but your eczema signs may flare up if you ’re wearing these types of clothes.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Authors: Mustafa J, Asher I, Sthoeger Z Abstract BACKGROUND: Upper extremity deep vein thrombosis (UEDVT) is defined as thrombosis of the deep venous system (subclavian, axillary, brachial, ulnar, and radial veins), which drains the upper extremities. It can be caused by thoracic outlet anatomic obstruction, such as Paget-Schroetter syndrome, (primary) or by central intravenous catheters (secondary). UEDVT may be asymptomatic or present with acute severe pain and arm swelling. Clinical suspicion should be confirmed by diagnostic imaging procedures such as duplex ultrasound, computed tomography scan, or magnetic res...
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Isr Med Assoc J Source Type: research
Authors: Tayer-Shifman OE, Bar-On Y, Pereg D, Hershko AY Abstract BACKGROUND: Physical inactivity is a pivotal factor in the development and progression of various chronic diseases. However, most fitness facilities exclude unhealthy individuals. Therefore, an exercise program that admits such patients is imperative. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effectiveness of a fitness facility that admits adult subjects with multiple chronic diseases. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective screening of patient records from the Medical Fitness Facility at Meir Medical Center, Israel. Intake of subjects was done by a multidi...
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Isr Med Assoc J Source Type: research
The annual Lyrid meteor shower will dazzle the skies this weekend, hitting its peak on Saturday around dawn. Here’s what you need to know about the can’t miss meteor shower. The Lyrid meteor shower, which started on Monday, will be best visible in the hours before dawn on April 22, according to EarthSky, when the set moon won’t interfere with visibility. Observers may see between 10 and 20 meteors an hour when the Lyrid meteor shower peaks. The Lyrid meteor shower, which is one of the oldest meteor showers, occurs every year when the Earth crosses the orbital path of the Comet Thatcher, bringing pieces of...
Source: TIME: Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news
Reposting from another list-serve. I said I would send the info back to the OP as they are not on this forum: "Need some advice, especially from pain docs. I am in a HOPD set up right now. Every patient I see in the clinic, even for a med refill, gets billed a facility fee by the hospital. I bill my professional component which is 45% less since it is HOPD and not an office. Patients do complain about 2 bills. I am not a hospital employee. I am a private practitioner in a hospital set... Help with Hospital Negotiation
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: forums
WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT: Wendy Hines, from Arkansas, was left with second and third-degree burns to her face, arms and hands. But she finally feels beautiful again after making a recovery.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Authors: Assous MV, Schwartz Y, Ben-Chetrit E PMID: 29656840 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medecine et Maladies Infectieuses - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Med Mal Infect Source Type: research
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