Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia in diabetics: a single-center, retrospective analysis.

CONCLUSIONS: DM patients with poor glucose control are more susceptible to MRSA infection. They suffer from higher antimicrobial resistance, a higher co-infection rate, and much severer pneumonia than non-DM. MRSA itself is an independent risk factor for mortality in all patients. PMID: 31205100 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Chinese Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research

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This study used Oswestry Disability Index (ODI)-self-comparison and showed that acupuncture treatments for lumber disc herniation and sciatica demonstrated significant improvement in long term clinical outcomes. A total of 112 lumbar disc herniation and sciatica cases were treated with electric acupuncture for pain relief and function improvement from July 1998 to December 2006.ResultsAll the 112 cases filled out the ODI forms prior to receiving treatment. Among the 112 patients, 23 of them did not finish the 6-week treatments. 89 cases were evaluated with ODI after 6-week acupuncture treatments. Of those 89 cases, 67 case...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe therapeutic effect of acupuncture and moxibustion by soothing liver and regulating mind can obviously improve the quality of life of depression elders.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 July 2019Source: Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and LeukemiaAuthor(s): Fernando Cabanillas, Noridza Rivera, Mirelis Acosta, Wandaly Pardo, Pedro Solivan, Caroline Rivera, Idalia LiboyAbstractBackgroundOur objective was to evaluate the impact of lenalidomide in patients with aggressive lymphoma who attained
Source: Clinical Lymphoma Myeloma and Leukemia - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Abstract This paper is a commentary on the training of Chinese Primary Health Care Doctors to reduce chronic illness and its burden. First, we will consider the policy position of the Chinese government concerning the development of a competent and enlarged primary physician workforce to deliver the proposed primary health care system reforms. We then turn to a review of the drivers of the high burden of chronic illnesses especially in older people in China. We argue that the curriculum for the training of primary health care medical practitioners should match the demonstrated high prevalence chronic illnesses and...
Source: Australian Family Physician - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Front Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: November 2019Source: Materials Science and Engineering: C, Volume 104Author(s): Bin Huang, Fengjuan Jing, Behnam Akhavan, Lv Ji, Yongxiang Leng, Dong Xie, Marcela Bilek, Nan HuangAbstractTi-xCu coatings with varied Cu contents were deposited by hybrid HiPIMS/DC magnetron co-sputtering to achieve optimum microstructures and surface chemistries for applications as multi-functional, blood-contacting interfaces. We have demonstrated that control over the chemistry and microstructure of the coatings provides interfaces that simultaneously exhibit antibacterial properties, show endothelial cell (EC) compatibili...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: C - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS Apigenin protects renal tubular epithelial cells against high glucose-induced injury through suppression of oxidative stress and inflammation via activation of the Nrf2 pathway. PMID: 31309931 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
Authors: Liu J, Bhuvanagiri S, Qu X Abstract The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of Lycopus lucidus Turcz (LT) on diabetic retinopathy (DR) and its underlying mechanisms. SD rats and human retinal microvascular endothelial cells (HRECs) were applied for establishment DR model. HE and TUNEL staining were used to evaluate the pathological changes and apoptosis of retinal ganglion cells. Additionally, retinal vessels were detected by immunofluorescence staining with CD31 and VEGF. The function of BRB was observed using Evans blue. Moreover, the oxidative stress, inflammation and angiogenesis ass...
Source: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine and Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Tags: Artif Cells Nanomed Biotechnol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 July 2019Source: Neuroscience LettersAuthor(s): Anamaria Falcão Pereira, Lus Mário Silva Pereira, Cristiane Maria Pereira Silva, Bruno Wesley Freitas Alves, Jéssica Sales Barbosa, Francisco Maxwell Martins Pinto, Ana Carolina Pereira, Karla Oliveira Silva, Renata Bessa Pontes, Nylane Maria Nunes Alencar, Roberto César Pereira Lima-Júnior, Mariana Lima ValeAbstractOxaliplatin is a third-generation platinum drug commonly used as the first line treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer. Oxaliplatin-based anticancer regimens course with dose-limiting neur...
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 July 2019Source: Neuroscience LettersAuthor(s): Alagudurai Krishnamoorthy, Murugan Sevanan, Sugumar Mani, Mangayarkarasi Balu, Sravani Balaji, Ramajayan PAbstractParkinson disease occurs due to the depletion of dopaminergic neurons in brain resulting in decreased dopamine level and abnormal protein aggregation. Chrysin is a flavonoid which possesses pharmacological properties against various diseases like hypertension, diabetes, cancer, etc. According to the recent literatures, it is evidenced that chrysin protects mice against Focal Cerebral Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury. The present st...
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
ConclusionsBased on the population data and our case series, COQ4-related mitochondriopathy is likely an underrecognized condition. We recommend including the COQ4 c.370G > A variant as a part of the screening process for mitochondriopathy in Chinese populations.
Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
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