A Case of Optic Neuritis Secondary to Lyme Disease.

CONCLUSION: We report this case to increase awareness among clinicians to include Lyme disease in the differential diagnosis of optic neuritis for unexplained cases of vision loss, particularly in Lyme endemic areas. PMID: 30048578 [PubMed - in process]
Source: WMJ - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: WMJ Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 17 January 2019Source: Journal of Herbal MedicineAuthor(s): Saeed Ahmad, Ayesha Hassan, Tayyeba Rehman, Abdul Basit, Anbreen Tahir, Muhammad Adeel ArshadAbstractCassia absus seeds are widely used in traditional medicine for treatment of skin infections, wound healing, hypertension, peptic ulcers and anuria. The current study evaluated the antioxidant, antibacterial, and enzyme inhibitory activity of extracts obtained from the seeds of C. absus L. (Leguminosae) to determine a mechanism for the traditional use of the seeds. Crude ethanolic extract of C.absus seeds was prepared by maceration...
Source: Journal of Herbal Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
We present the case of a woman with 24 gestational weeks presenting fever, hepatosplenomegaly, pancytopenia, and inversion of albumin/globulin ratio. Anti-rK39 was positive and amastigotes were visualized on myelogram. Treatment with LAmB showed disease improvement. The newborn was born healthy at term, with delivery performed without complications. As VL in pregnancy can progress to death and complications for the mother-fetus binomial, inclusion of VL in the differential diagnosis of patients from endemic areas with compatible clinical picture is mandatory. Treatment with LAmB demonstrates safety and high cure rates in pregnancy.
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Our data highlight the lack of research on congenital CD.
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This study shows low circulation of antibodies to R. rickettsii in CVL-seropositive dogs. It is recommended that surveillance studies in dogs should continue in order to monitor this scenario.
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 February 2019Source: Preventive Veterinary MedicineAuthor(s): S. Patterson, K. Bond, M. Green, S. van Winden, J. GuitianAbstractJohne’s disease, caused by Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP), is a chronic condition of dairy cattle, and is endemic in the UK. Lack of understanding of the relative importance of different transmission routes reduces the impact of control scheme recommendations. The long incubation period for Johne’s disease makes evaluation of control schemes difficult, and so this long-term cohort study offers a rare and valuable insight into the...
Source: Preventive Veterinary Medicine - Category: Veterinary Research Source Type: research
In this study, after implementing the intervention using the PRECEDE educational program, asignificant difference was found between the intervention and control groups in the mean scores for predisposing factors (knowledge and attitude) (P
Source: Pathogens and Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pathog Glob Health Source Type: research
In this study, we aimed to update the estimations of case-fatality ratios for measles, to develop a prediction model to estimate case-fatality ratios across heterogeneous groupings, and to project future case-fatality ratios for measles up to 2030.MethodsWe did a review of the literature to identify studies examining measles cases and deaths in low-income and middle-income countries in all age groups from 1980 to 2016. We extracted data on case-fatality ratios for measles overall and by age, where possible. We developed and examined several types of generalised linear models and determined the best-fit model according to t...
Source: The Lancet Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
(Kessler Foundation) Dr. Dobryakova conducts clinical research in populations with cognitive dysfunction caused by traumatic brain injury and multiple sclerosis. She incorporates functional neuroimaging in her research, which focuses on the activity of the fronto-striatal network in fatigue and outcome processing in these populations. Her findings indicate that noninvasive, nonpharmacologic interventions may be useful for addressing deficits in learning processes, and in ameliorating the impact of debilitating cognitive fatigue.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Manca, A, Dvir, Z, and Deriu, F. Meta-analytic and scoping study on strength training in people with multiple sclerosis. J Strength Cond Res 33(3): 874–889, 2019—Aim of the study was to determine a pooled estimate of effect on muscle strength and functional capacity induced by strength training in people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS). Five databases and 2 public registries were searched from inception to May 2017. Indexing terms used were: “multiple sclerosis,” “resistance training,” and “strength training.” After title/abstract screening, 2 independent reviewers evaluated t...
Source: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Original Research Source Type: research
In conclusion, there is much to explore with post-mortem MRI and histology studies, which can eventually be of high relevance for clinical pra ctice.
Source: Neuroscience Bulletin - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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