Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Bronchial Asthma Patients: Assessment of Prevalence and Risk Factors.
Conclusion: :OSA is not uncommon in asthma patients. Careful assessment of sleep related symptoms and demographic parameters of asthma patients are essential to suspect diagnosis of OSA. Additional factors like smoking, obesity, GERD and allergic rhinitis are important contributing factor for higher risk of OSA among asthma patients. Early diagnosis of OSA in asthma patients by polysomnography may have a clinical benefit in the management of both diseases. PMID: 31321930 [PubMed - in process]
Vaccines protecting against influenza, hepatitis B and rabies are less effective for obese people. As scientists develop a Covid-19 vaccine, experts say obesity could be an impediment, a sobering prospect for the US, where nearly half of all adults are obese.
Conclusions: Slightly more than half of parents discuss with family members what their provider said regarding their child's weight. More effort must be placed on aiding parents in relaying information from the provider to other family members in the home to encourage family lifestyle changes and alleviate childhood obesity. PMID: 32744874 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 4 August 2020Source: International Journal of Gastronomy and Food ScienceAuthor(s): Arindam Samaddar, Rosa Paula Cuevas, Marie Claire Custodio, Jhoanne Ynion, Anindita Ray (Chakravarti), Suva Kanta Mohanty, Matty Demont
This report demonstrates the detailed clinico-investigative profile of a child who survived rabies following inadequate post-exposure prophylaxis and adds to the sparse knowledge of this usually fatal condition. ABBREVIATIONS: ADEM, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis; CBNAAT, cartridge-based nucleic acid amplification test; CSF, cerebrospinal fluid; EEG, electroencephalogram; GCS, Glasgow coma scale; EVM, eye opening, best verbal response, best motor response; IM, intramuscular; IVIg, intravenous immunoglobulin; MRC, Medical Research Council; MRI/FLAIR, magnetic resonance imaging/fluid attenuation inversion recovery;...
This study is preliminary but findings are interesting, which is a first step to provide quantifiable evidences to measure sleep as a risk factor of AD. PMID: 32308848 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Low levels of the natural antioxidant uric acid (UA) and the presence of REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) are both associated with an increased likelihood of developing Parkinson's disease (PD). RBD and PD are also accompanied by basal ganglia dysfunction including decreased nigrostriatal and nigrocortical resting state functional connectivity. Despite these independent findings, the relationship between UA and substantia nigra (SN) functional connectivity remains unknown. In the present study, voxelwise analysis of covariance was used in a cross-sectional design to explore the relationship between UA and whole-brain SN f...
In this study, we analyzed the genomic and transcription data of HF peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) samples obtained from the Gene Expression Omnibus data sets using Omicsbean online database (http://www.omicsbean.cn/) and found that the prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase 2 (PTGS2), also named as cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), as well as its related micro RNAs including miR-1297 and miR-4649-3p might be used as potential biomarkers for non-ischemic heart failure. Our result showed that plasma COX-2 and miR-4649-3p were significantly up-regulated, whereas the plasma miR-1297 was significantly decreased, and miR-4649-3p...
ConclusionIt required an average bone reduction of 6.34 mm in males and 5.86 mm in females to achieve the platform required to use the prefabricated Trefoil bar in patients.
A new Canadian clinical guideline aims to reduce stigma against overweight patients.