Health group says Ontario must do more to protect children from climate change
An Ontario health advocacy group is calling for more action to protect children from the harmful impacts of climate change. The group says cases of asthma, heat stroke and Lyme disease could all be on the rise in the coming decades.
ConclusionHemiplegic spontaneous cervical EDH occurs very rarely. It is often misdiagnosed as ischemic stroke and is likely to be administered with thrombolytic agents, making the patient's symptoms worse. Early diagnosis and rapid management of cervical EDH increase the likelihood of complete recovery of the patient's symptoms. Therefore, if there are unilateral weakness and neck pain without cranial nerve dysfunction and there is no evidence of stroke in the brain imaging, spinal EDH should be considered.
CONCLUSIONS: Various demographic and socioeconomic factors are associated with use of combination systemic therapy compared to use of systemic monotherapy for psoriasis. An association with commonly used disease severity indices was not observed. RELEVANCE: An understanding of which patients are more likely to be prescribed combination systemic therapy will provide important context for long-term efficacy and safety data as they become available. PMID: 31424705 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 19 August 2019Source: EpidemicsAuthor(s): Michael A. Irvine, Travis Salway, Troy Grennan, Jason Wong, Mark Gilbert, Daniel CoombsAbstractPre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has the potential to greatly reduce transmission of HIV. However, significant questions remain around how behavioural factors may influence its impact within target populations. We used a 2014 sexual behaviour survey to modify and recalibrate a mathematical model of HIV infection dynamics within the population of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) in the Greater Vancouver area of British Columbia, Ca...
CONCLUSION: The studied SNPs of ADAM33 appeared to be non-significant for asthma susceptibility in Northern and Central Punjabi population. The fixed allele combination inheritance pattern was a unique observation contrary to findings in other global populations. PMID: 31423513 [PubMed - in process]
Condition: The Effect of Obesity on Recurrent Stroke Intervention: Diagnostic Test: Obesity assessment Sponsor: Ege University Completed
Conditions: Stroke; Silent Cerebral Infarct Intervention: Device: Sentinel and Spider Sponsors: Imperial College London; St Mary's Hospital, London Suspended
Condition: Ulna Length in Otherwise Healthy Children (With the Exception of Mild to Moderate Asthma) Intervention: Sponsor: Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris Completed
Condition: Stroke Intervention: Diagnostic Test: Telephone Interview Form Sponsor: Dongzhimen Hospital, Beijing Not yet recruiting
Condition: Acute Ischemic Stroke Intervention: Device: Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) Sponsors: University of California, Los Angeles; The City College of New York Recruiting
AbstractTwenty-five percent of ischemic strokes (IS) are cryptogenic, but it is estimated that paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) is the underlying cause in up to a third of cases. We aimed to investigate the predictive value of speckle tracking of the left atrium (LA) in diagnosing PAF in IS patients. We retrospectively studied 186 IS patients with a clinical echocardiographic examination during sinus rhythm. Outcome was PAF defined by at least one reported episode of AF following their IS. Conventional echocardiographic measures were performed. Global longitudinal strain (GLS), LA reservoir-( εs), conduit-( &ep...