Mother, 27, claims 'contraceptive pill damaged her liver' after she spent 11 days hospitalised

Laura Hutchinson, of Retford, Nottinghamshire, showed jaundice symptoms a month after using Rigevidon.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Zipline drones populate the Rwandan skyline, portable electrocardiogram machines help doctors diagnose in clinics in rural India, easy testing lets cure children in Botswana. Beyond being brilliant medical innovations, at some point, all these technologies were brought to or should be applied to high-income countries after their success in their original settings in Africa or Asia – as they have been available for a fraction of the cost, they have represented a highly creative solution and/or the regulatory environment has allowed them to thrive. That’s what researchers call reverse innovation, and we tracked d...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine Portable Diagnostics Telemedicine & Smartphones Africa asia development digital health disruption disruptive drones empowerment Healthcare Innovation medical drones reverse innovation technology West Source Type: blogs
Abstract BACKGROUND: Immune-mediated cholangiopathies comprise primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and IgG4-associated cholangitis (IAC). A common feature is the progressive destruction of bile ducts leading to cholestasis with fibrosis and cirrhosis of the liver over time. The diseases are mostly identified during routine laboratory testing. Clinical signs and symptoms such as pruritus, fatigue or jaundice are infrequent in the early stage. DIAGNOSIS: The diagnostic work-up involves the patient's history, physical examination, serological tests, abdominal ultrasonogra...
Source: Der Radiologe - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Radiologe Source Type: research
Source: Indian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveTo compare hypoglycemia and the other early neonatal morbidities (from birth till hospital discharge) of late preterm babies born small for gestational age (LP SGA) with their appropriate for age (LP AGA) counterparts.MethodsLP SGA and LP AGA, as defined by Fenton charts, were prospectively followed-up to assess development of predefined morbidities, mortality and readmission rates at one month. All live inborn late preterm babies (340/7 to 366/7 weeks,n = 238) were included.ResultsLP SGA babies  (n = 72) as compared to LP AGA babies (n = 166) were at higher r...
Source: Indian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
We report here on the first spillover outbreak of the MSM-associated HAV genotype RIVM-HAV16-090 in the German general population in November 2017 –February 2018. In total, twelve cases could be attributed to the outbreak with the index case and a coworker in a butchers shop being the most probable source of the outbreak. The identical HAV genotype was detected in two environmental samples in the premises of the butchers shop and in nine cas es. Outbreak control measures included detailed contact tracing and stool examinations, several environmental investigations, thorough cleaning, and disinfection of the premises ...
Source: Food and Environmental Virology - Category: Virology Source Type: research
Biliary Atresia (BA), is an idiopathic neonatal cholangiopathy, characterized by progressive inflammatory obliteration of the intrahepatic or extrahepatic bile ducts [1]. The surgical procedure, Kasai portoenterostomy (KP), aims to restore bile flow, and alleviate jaundice. Liver transplantation (LT) is performed in cases where KP is unable to salvage the native liver, with complications including jaundice, cholangitis, portal hypertension and/or synthetic failure [2]. Five and 10 year UK native liver survival (NLS) rates in BA, have been documented as 46% and 40% respectively [3].
Source: Journal of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: First delay was present in most of (90%) cases. Nonbiological (social, behavioral, and cultural) and health service factors were also identified in this study.
Source: Indian Journal of Community Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the implementation of a delayed cord-clamping protocol at an academic medical center, and its short-term associations on term neonates. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of women aged 18 years or older delivering a term neonate at an academic medical center before and 5-7 months after implementation of a universal delayed cord-clamping protocol (October-December 2015 and October-December 2016, respectively). The primary outcome measure was the mean peak neonatal transcutaneous bilirubin level, with secondary outcome measures including mean initial transcutaneous bi...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Publication date: March 2019Source: Journal of Advanced Research, Volume 16Author(s): Ashraf S. Zakaria, Mohammed G. Ramadan, Nelly H. Ali Eldin, Ali H. Mebed
Source: Journal of Advanced Research - Category: Research Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn this study, it was found that the bilirubin levels and the duration of phototherapy treatment of newborns decreased the most rapidly in the massage group, followed by tub bath group and sponge bath group.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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