Sudan: Darfur - Measles, Dysentery, Pneumonia, and Eye Infections Spreading Fast in Jebel Marra
[Radio Dabanga] Jebel Marra -The Sudan Liberation Movement headed by Abdelwahid El Nur (SLM-AW) has renewed its appeal to local, regional, and international organisations to intervene to save the lives of people living in Jebel Marra against rapidly spreading measles, dysentery, pneumonia, and eye infections.
ConclusionPrompt diagnosis with thoracic drainage and a damage control treatment plan might lead to good prognosis for patients with this rare and potentially fatal condition.
Authors: Umemoto G, Furuya H Abstract Various methods of rehabilitation for dysphagia have been suggested through the experience of treating stroke patients. Although most of these patients recover their swallowing function in a short period, dysphagia in Parkinson's disease (PD) and Parkinson-related disorder (PRD) degenerates with disease progression. Muscle rigidity and bradykinesia are recognized as causes of swallowing dysfunction, and it is difficult to easily apply the strategies for stroke to the rehabilitation of dysphagia in PD patients. Disease severity, weight loss, drooling, and dementia are important ...
Nearly two decades after measles was declared eliminated in the US, the country and the globe have seen an upsurge of cases -- including adults who thought they were protected by the vaccine. Now, some are questioning whether they are properly vaccinated and whether they are still at risk for getting measles.
We describe in this case report one month old baby admitted to our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) with severe pertussis pneumonia. The baby was deteriorating despite being on supportive management including High Frequency Oscillator ventilation (HFOV). However, she showed dramatic improvement after exchange blood transfusion (ET) and was discharged home. We hope that this report will add to the previously published experiences in management of severe pertussis. It will also alert general physicians about pertussis pneumonia and the importance of early referral and abrupt management for a better prognosis. PMID: 30992740 [PubMed]
Measles is a highly contagious, vaccine-preventable infection that was officially declared eradicated in the US in 2000. Yet, outbreaks continue to occur in the US. Measles cases have considerable morbidity requiring hospitalization. We sought to describe the incidence, associations, comorbidities, and outcomes of hospitalizations for measles in the US. The 2002-2012 Nationwide Inpatient Sample, containing a 20% sample of US hospitalizations, was analyzed. Measles was diagnosed using ICD9 codes (n=582).
Anogenital skin care for elderly remains an umbrella term concerning protective and non-interventional regimens, particularly for ordinary diaper users. Diapers provide an anxiety relief for excretion, but instead raise a prevalence of genital candidiasis. Our recent investigation has demonstrated the favorable preventive effect of topical washing with miconazole nitrate-containing soap to diaper candidiasis. We extended this work to the therapeutic benefit of the antifungal soap in substantial cases with genital candidiasis, who had at least 1 additional risk factor including diarrhea, cerebrovascular diseases, dementia, ...
An expert answers 5 common questions about the measles vaccine
Authors: Muddathir ARM, Abdallah EI, Khabour OF, Abdelgader RE, Elgari MM Abstract The glutathione S-transferase (GST) genes encode enzymes that mediate the detoxification of xenobiotics by catalyzing the conjugation of glutathione (GSH) to xenobiotic substrates. The aim of the current study is to investigate the association between GSTT1 and GSTM1 polymorphisms and chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) among Sudanese patients. Patients with CML (n = 115) were recruited to the study from the Radiation and Isotope Centre Khartoum (RICK)-Sudan. Healthy individuals (n = 104) were included as controls. Genotyping of GSTT1 and...
As one of the holiest Jewish celebrations of the year arrives, families in the Hasidic section of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, face a dilemma.
ConclusionsE. superbum could be an excellent source of safe and effective medicinal and nutritional herbal remedies for human and animal consumption.Graphical abstract