Coexistence of Papillitis and Posterior Placoid Chorioretinopathy as the Presenting Symptoms of Syphilis-Human Immunodeficiency Virus Coinfection

Source: Neuro-Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research

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To be honest, the U.S. government has done a lot of bad, weird stuff over the decades.This is one of the worst, in several respects. MK-ULTRA was a top-secret program in which the CIA gave LSD without consenting to unsuspecting people. The purpose was to see if it could be used for mind control, to extract confessions, or to mess up foreign leaders. Among  many fun activities, the CIA actually set up its own brothels, gave the customers LSD, and watched them with the sex workers behind one-way mirrors. (Yes, this is true.) They also gave LSD to one of their own agents, without his knowledge, and he either killed himse...
Source: Stayin' Alive - Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
By Casey Bishopp, Communications officer, IntraHealth International ; Sabra Farquharson, Business development officer, IntraHealth InternationalFebruary 18, 2020We’re celebrating the legacies of ten African Americans in public health this month—shining a light on the invaluable contributions made by these scholars and health workers. According to themost recent report form the Health Resources and Services Administration, African Americans make up 11.6% of the US health workforce, and throughout American history have made invaluable contributions to greater public health in fields s...
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Conclusions: The ophthalmologist should suspect syphilis in patien ts with uveitis or optic neuropathy associated with high-risk sexual behaviour and/or HIV, or in patients with posterior placoid chorioretinitis, necrotising retinitis, or interstitial keratitis. PMID: 32036734 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Seminars in Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Semin Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 February 2020Source: IDCasesAuthor(s): Sapna Muralidhar Goutham, Manobalan Karunanandhan
Source: IDCases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Conclusions: Social inequalities were linked to CS in the present sample. Also, increasing CS incidence was detected in youth. Health care professionals must be trained to manage gestational syphilis, and public policies must effectively address the social determinants of this condition. PMID: 32038724 [PubMed]
Source: Pan American Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Panam Salud Publica Source Type: research
AbstractThere is increasing demand for organ and tissue donations to cater for a growing waiting list of recipients. Serological screening of donors remains the initial assessment upon which many decisions are made, particularly if donors are found to be seropositive. Multiple different platforms are now available, although the Abbott ARCHITECT platform assays are currently licensed globally for testing of blood collected at less than 15  h post-mortem. Compliance with the specified maximum collection times drastically decreases the number of eligible deceased donors, with ~ 70% more donations available if scre...
Source: Cell and Tissue Banking - Category: Stem Cells Source Type: research
On Tuesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an official name for the new coronavirus disease: COVID-19 — making sure not to reference Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the virus originated. COVID-19 stands for Corona Virus Disease 19. “Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatizing,” said Director-General of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “It also gives us a standard format to use for any future coronavirus outbreaks.” The WHO referenced guidelines set in 2015 that ensure the name does not refer to a geographical location, ...
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Source: Indian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
In this study, we determined and examined the association between 2 recently developed county-level SCIs (ie, Penn State Social Capital Index [PSSCI] vs United States Congress Social Capital Index [USCSCI]) and the 3 most commonly reported bacterial STIs (chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis) using spatial and nonspatial regression techniques. Methods We assembled and analyzed multiyear (2012–2016) cross-sectional data on STIs and 2 SCIs (PSSCI vs USCSCI) on counties in all 48 contiguous states. We explored 2 nonspatial regression models (univariate and multiple generalized linear models) and 3 spatial regression mo...
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
Conclusions Results of this detection-based P4P pilot study demonstrate the feasibility and preliminary effectiveness of this approach for improving syphilis case detection in resource-constrained clinical settings. A fully powered randomized trial is needed to inform the full utility of this approach for improving sexually transmitted disease detection globally.
Source: Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Sexual Medicine Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
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