Influenza vaccination and 1-year risk of myocardial infarction, stroke, heart failure, pneumonia, and mortality among intensive care unit survivors aged 65  years or older: a nationwide population-based cohort study

ConclusionsCompared with the unvaccinated ICU survivors, the influenza vaccinated ICU survivors had a lower 1-year risk of stroke and a lower 1-year risk of death, whereas no substantial association was observed for the risk of hospitalization for myocardial infarction, heart failure, or pneumonia. Our findings support influenza vaccination of individuals aged  ≥ 65 years.
Source: Intensive Care Medicine - Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: Typhaneoside regulates IL-6 and TNF-α as well as MMP-2 and MMP-9 in rats with heart failure after myocardial infarction. Typhaneoside can improve cardiac morphological structure and myocardial remodeling and enhance heart function. It may mediate autophagy inhibition in the cardiomyocyte anoxia/reoxygenation (A/R) pathway through the PI3K/Akt/mTOR autophagy transduction pathway. PMID: 31201434 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Herz - Category: Cardiology Tags: Herz Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur study underscores the importance of an accurate clinical bed-side assessment as the first step in the diagnostic and therapeutic decision-making process for patients presenting with aphasia. The detection of clinical and anamnestic features associated with an epileptic SM could be useful for the diagnostic process and for time-critical treatments.
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 June 2019Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Chien-Yu Chen, Wei-Chieh Weng, Chia-Lun Wu, Wen-Yi HuangAbstractThe association between gender and stroke outcome in patients with high-grade internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis remains unclear. We investigate gender differences in clinical characteristics and outcomes in ischemic stroke patients with high-grade ICA stenosis. Three-hundred and seventy-two acute ischemic stroke patients with high-grade ICA stenosis were enrolled and followed up for 5 years. Demographic features, vascular risk factors, co-morbidities, and o...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Learning is perceived as a process of personal and social construction where people are actively involved in making sense of information they interact with, rather than passively receiving it (Kuhthau 2004). This cumulative and developmental process involves the whole person in thinking, acting, reflecting, discovering ideas, making connections, and transforming prior knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values into new knowledge (Dewey 1933). I’m an educator for much of my time. When I think about it, I’ve been an educator for most of my clinical career – after all, when I helped people learn how to show...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Chronic pain Coping strategies Education Education/CME Professional topics data information knowledge meaning Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 15 June 2019Source: Sensors and Actuators A: PhysicalAuthor(s): Andrew F. Stephens, Andrew Busch, Robert F. Salamonsen, Shaun D. Gregory, Geoffrey D. TansleyAbstractVentricular assist devices are used to support patients with end-stage heart failure. Many patients on long-term VAD support are treated out-of-hospital where monitoring technology for patients is severely limited; leading to sub-optimal patient management. This paper describes a novel fibre Bragg grating (FBG) pressure sensor which was developed for improved monitoring of patients with ventricular assist devices. The FBG sens...
Source: Sensors and Actuators A: Physical - Category: Physics Source Type: research
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Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Team TWiV reveals DNA polymerases that do not require a primer, and packaging of hepatitis delta virus by the envelope glycoproteins of diverse viruses. Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, Alan Dove, Rich Condit, and Brianne Barker Guest: Kiki Warren Subscribe (free): iTunes, Google Podcasts, RSS, email Become a patron of TWiV! Links for this episode Bacteriophage DNA polymerase is primer-independent (PNAS) Primer-independent DNA polymerase from mobile elements (Cell Rep) Non-HBV helper viruses for HDV (Nat Comm) Waning of measles vaccine immunity (one, two, three) Letters...
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This study is a report of the prevalence of influenza infection in the population of children up to the age of 14 years and of the type of influenza virus involved during the 2017/18 epidemic season in Poland. We found that influenza A and B viruses co-dominated in the season. Among the influenza A viruses, A/H1N1/ pdm09 subtype was a more frequent source of infection than A/H3N2/ subtype. In addition, the prevalence of infection was re-analyzed in children stratified into the age groups of 0-4, 5-9, and 10-14 years old. We found a relation between the age of a child and the type of influenza virus causing infect...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Photo: Marcus Rose   The growing number of workers and union activists facing mental health issues need better support, delegates at the UNISON water, environment and transport conference in Liverpool declared today. Paul Smith, from Yorkshire Water, said employers were ignorant about mental health. “They pile on the pressure and there are far too many heart attacks, far too many suicides, far too many strokes,” he declared. This is particularly true in contact centres, where employers not only expect members to deal with customer queries within specific timescales but also face restrictions on the number ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - Category: UK Health Authors: Tags: News 2019 WET Conference mental health water environment and transport Source Type: news
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Source: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Tags: Int J Food Sci Nutr Source Type: research
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