Ebola survivors suffer severe mental and neurological problems

People who survive the deadly Ebola virus can continue to suffer severe psychiatric and neurological problems including depression, debilitating migraines, nerve pain and stroke, according to a study published on Wednesday.
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Conclusions: In our study of patients with isolated elevations in amylase and/or lipase without acute pancreatitis who underwent EUS, approximately 50% had a pancreatobiliary finding, most commonly chronic pancreatitis or biliary sludge. PMID: 30646674 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Clin Endosc Source Type: research
A new study of fish oils and ischemic stroke that included data on adipose tissue levels of key fatty acids has suggested a greater benefit with dietary intakes of EPA than with DHA or total fish oil.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - Category: Pathology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news
Conclusions: More women are engaged in unpaid work before and at 12 months after stroke, but there is a reduction in the proportion of women returning to unpaid work at 12 months not seen in men. Consideration may need to be given to the development of rehabilitation strategies targeted at the specific needs of stroke survivors.Cerebrovasc Dis 2019;47:1 –7
Source: Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Johnson &Johnson’s Janssen Pharmaceuticals is teaming up with Apple for a research study to look at how to help improve atrial fibrillation (AFib) outcomes, including stroke prevention, through the use of wearables. The partnership will use an app developed by J&J along with the Cupertino, CA-based company’s Apple Watch. Recall in September of 2018, Apple received FDA clearance for an ECG app and another software-only mobile medical app analyzing pulse rates for irregular rhythms. Both companies said the multi-year research program will be launched later in 2019. This large-scale pr...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Digital Health Cardiovascular Source Type: news
Other threats on WHO's radar include Ebola and other high-threat pathogens, antimicrobial resistance, vaccine'hesitancy,'weak primary healthcare, and noncommunicable diseases.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news
ConclusionThe available evidence remains inconclusive but suggests that curcumin is a promising effective treatment option for the management of patients with OSF. Further well-designed clinical trials with large sample sizes and adequate follow-up periods are highly warranted.
Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
ConclusionLimited evidence exists on the effects of PRGF in different intraoral bone grafting procedures, with some benefit reported on soft tissue healing and post-operative symptomatology. As this platelet concentrate is commonly used in clinical practice, further research is needed to fully assess its clinical indications and effectiveness.
Source: Journal of Cranio Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 January 2019Source: Pharmacological ResearchAuthor(s): Doudou Luo, Yali Zhang, Xiaoqian Yuan, Yilin Pan, Lichao Yang, Yun Zhao, Rengong Zhuo, Caixia Chen, Lu Pen, Wenjun Li, Xin Jin, Yu ZhouAbstractGlial activation and scar formation impede the neurological function recovery after cerebral ischemia. Oleoylethanolamide (OEA), a bioactive lipid mediator, shows neuroprotection against acute brain ischemia, however, its long-term effect, especially on glial scar formation, has not been characterized. In this research, we investigate the effect of OEA on glial activation and scar formation ...
Source: Pharmacological Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 January 2019Source: PhytomedicineAuthor(s): Wagner B.R. Santos, Marlange A.O. Melo, Rafael S. Alves, Renan G. de Brito, Thallita K. Rabelo, Lindaura da S. Prado, Virginia K. dos S. Silva, Daniel P. Bezerra, José E.R. de Menezes-Filho, Diego S. Souza, Carla M.L. de Vasconcelos, Luciana Scotti, Marcus Tullius Scotti, Waldecy de Lucca Júnior, Lucindo J. Quintans-Júnior, Adriana G. GuimarãesAbstractBackgroundOncological pain is one of the most prevalent and difficult-to-treat symptoms in patients with cancer. p-cymene (PC) is a monoterpene found in more than 100...
Source: Phytomedicine - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 January 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): I.V. Aiswarya, K. Parameswaran Namboothiri, P.V. AnandaramanAbstractVisphota kushta (blistering skin disease) is characterized by transparent blisters with thin skin covering. Management of Visphota Kushta in Ayurveda is rarely reported. The case reported here showed significant regression in the condition in short span of time and could completely stop the use of anti histamines and corticosteroids. A 32 year old female, presented with complaints of blisters over both upper and lower extremities associated with...
Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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