Insights into the transfer between children's and adults' services for young people with selected long-term conditions
How young people with type 1 diabetes, autistic spectrum disorder and cerebral palsy experience the transition to adult services depends on their condition and locality. Adult and children's services need to work together to ensure they are offering young people the sources of support and resilience they need.
Conclusions: Neurocutaneous syndromes are clinically heterogeneous and the surveillance of potential clinical complications is challenging. The availability of genetic diagnosis and novel imaging methods in this group of disorders is likely to further expand their clinical spectrum. Guidelines for assessment and management will need to be modified based on new available data. PMID: 31443616 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 24 August 2019Source: MethodsXAuthor(s): Cassiano Felippe Gonçalves-de-Albuquerque, Marcos Roberto Colombo Barnese, Mariana Alves Soares, Mauro Velho Castro Faria, Adriana Ribeiro Silva, Hugo Caire Castro Faria Neto, Patrícia Burth, Mauricio Younes-IbrahimAbstractCirculating non-esterified fatty acids (NEFA) are toxic to mammalian cells. They increase in diseases such as diabetes and sepsis. Herein we propose a serum albumin-fatty acid saturation test. •We based our test on three methodologies: isoelectric focusing (IF) of human plasma albumin, staining proteins after i...
Conclusions. Detection of pronator overactivity by using surface EMG provides an important complement to the clinical examination. This method can be used clinically, with the condition that clinicians be aware of surface EMG limitations. We believe use of this method can increase the accuracy of treatment for muscle overactivity, resulting in improved motor function and no worsening of paresis.
Same-eye comparison of pupillary dilation with an intraoperative standardized intracameral combination of mydriatics (Mydrane®) versus a preoperative ophthalmic (Mydriasert®) in standard cataract surgery in non-diabetic patients. J Fr Ophtalmol. 2019 Aug 19;: Authors: de Faria A, Giorgi R, Cohen Salmon M, Bonnel S, Holweck G, Le Corre A, Chazalon E Abstract INTRODUCTION: Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed surgery in the world, and its success depends in part on the quality of mydriasis. PURPOSE: To compare, for the same eye, the pupillary dilation obtained with Mydrane® (st...
CONCLUSION: High Galectin-3, MMP-9, and ST-2 are independently influenced to a certain degree by demographic, clinical and laboratory characteristics. However, no single characteristic was found to be commonly associated with all of the three biomarkers. PMID: 31438834 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
TYPE 2 diabetes is a life-long condition that requires a person to overhaul aspects of their lifestyle to avert the risks. Mike Trenell, founder and CEO of changing Health sheds a light on a vital yet too often overlooked area of diabetes management - behavioural science.
Publication date: Available online 23 August 2019Source: American Journal of Kidney DiseasesAuthor(s): Enrico Fiaccadori, Carmela Cosola, Alice Sabatino
ConclusionOnly a few cases of penile FG have been reported. Early debridement of all necrotic tissue is the golden rule.
Expert commentary is provided on this study which found that children with type 1 diabetes were more likely to receive help to aid transition whereas less than a quarter of those with cerebral palsy or autistic spectrum disorder received help to transition into adult services.
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