Molecular testing for respiratory pathogens in sickle cell disease adult patients presenting with febrile acute chest syndrome.

CONCLUSION: Using NAAT for the detection of respiratory pathogens in adults presenting with SCD slightly improved the microbiological diagnostic of febrile ACS, although respiratory infections are not the main etiological factor. PMID: 31088757 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medecine et Maladies Infectieuses - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Med Mal Infect Source Type: research

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Discussion. Therefore nurse led intervention is effective in improving HRQOL among children with SCD. PMID: 32089692 [PubMed]
Source: Advances in Hematology - Category: Hematology Tags: Adv Hematol Source Type: research
Authors: Saadouli D, Yahyaoui S, Ben Issa S, Ben Mansour K, Alaya N, Loukil I, Sammoud A, El Afrit MA Abstract We aimed to describe the epidemiological, etiological and clinical features, treatment and clinical course of sickle cell retinopathy in children and to determine the risk factors for serious involvement. METHODS: This was a retrospective study including all children diagnosed with sickle cell retinopathy. Epidemiological, clinical and therapeutic characteristics, as well as clinical course, were analysed retrospectively by chart review. Two groups were defined: Group 1 (Goldberg stage 1 and 2); Group ...
Source: Journal Francais d Ophtalmologie - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Fr Ophtalmol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Sickle cell disease patients are at high risk for poor outcomes based on their demographic characteristics. Therefore, perioperative physicians including hematologists, anesthesiologists, and surgeons need to take this knowledge into consideration for management and counselling of SCD patients on the risks of surgery and recovery. PMID: 32089275 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of the National Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Natl Med Assoc Source Type: research
Okay, I'm not an epidemiologist or a virologist. But I do know something about those subjects, I'm a public health professor, and I am an expert in clinical communication and risk communication. So I'm going to offer some observations that I hope will help people keep this public health scare in proper perspective and maybe be of practical use.There are two important parameters we need to understand the risk caused by any communicable disease. I'm going to broadly say transmissibility, and the probability that exposure will lead to serious disease.We often see transmissibility represented as a single number, called R0 or &...
Source: Stayin' Alive - Category: American Health Source Type: blogs
The man was first hospitalized Monday with serious pneumonia.
Source: ABC News: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
(Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) A team HKUST scientists has recently identified a set of potential vaccine targets for SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, to guide experimental efforts towards vaccine development against novel pneumonia (COVID-19).
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: news
Publication date: July 2019Source: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, Volume 32, Issue 7Author(s): Shao Min YAN, Guang WU
Source: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
Publication date: July 2019Source: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, Volume 32, Issue 7Author(s): Xue Ting FAN, Yun Long WANG, Qiu Dong SU, Feng QIU, Yao YI, Zhi Yuan JIA, Da Yan WANG, Kun QIN, Ye Ning ZOU, Sheng Li BI, Li Ping SHEN
Source: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
As of October, 2019 Gideon and the Gideon e-book series contain details of 69,204 epidemiological surveys – of which 1,107 (1.6%) are related to the prevalence of specific viral species in patients with respiratory tract infection.  [1-3] The following chronology of published studies summarizes the relative proportion of viral agents associated with non-influenza childhood respiratory infection in the United States.  Additional details and primary references are available on request. 1976 – 2001 Tennessee hMPV accounted for 20% of acute respiratory illness among children ages 0 to...
Source: GIDEON blog - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Tags: Ebooks Epidemiology ProMED Source Type: blogs
​BY GREGORY TAYLOR, DO, &JACKLYN M​CPARLANE, DO​A 33-year-old woman with a past medical history of sickle cell SS presented to the emergency department with chest pain, difficulty breathing, and a cough for two days. Her chest pain was diffuse, without radiation, and partially reproducible. Her cough was nonproductive, and she also reported fever and chills.The patient noted this was different from her normal back and leg pain from past sickle cell crises. She was following up with a sickle cell specialist, and was compliant with her hydroxyurea treatment.Her temperature was 102.8°F, blood pressure was 94/60 ...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
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