#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 8/10/19
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 8/10/19 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases and vaccine expert, gives an update on infectious disease hot topics, including Lyme disease, the ongoing concern about measles, the hope for a universal flu vaccine and new age guidelines for the HPV vaccine. Also on the podcast, Dr. John Lieske explains how kidney stones form and how [...]
Publication date: Available online 18 September 2019Source: Molecular and Cellular ProbesAuthor(s): Lide Qin, Wenlong Nan, Yong Wang, Yueyong Zhang, Pengfei Tan, Yuqi Chen, Kairong Mao, Yiping ChenAbstractBrucella, the etiological agent of brucellosis, is an important zoonosis pathogen worldwide. Brucella infects humans and various domestic and wild animals, and represents a great threat to public health and animal husbandry. In the present study, we developed a real-time recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) assay for the detection of Brucella. The assay targeted the bcsp31 gene of Brucella, and an RPA exo probe and ...
Publication date: Available online 18 September 2019Source: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and BiologyAuthor(s): Christopher Exley
ConclusionsUse of antibiotics for more than 2 months in early adulthood and middle age is associated with higher risk for urinary stone disease in later life.
Publication date: Available online 18 September 2019Source: Social Science &MedicineAuthor(s): Yuxi Wang, Martin McKee, Aleksandra Torbica, David StucklerAbstractContemporary commentators describe the current period as “an era of fake news” in which misinformation, generated intentionally or unintentionally, spreads rapidly. Although affecting all areas of life, it poses particular problems in the health arena, where it can delay or prevent effective care, in some cases threatening the lives of individuals. While examples of the rapid spread of misinformation date back to the earliest days of scientific med...
Conclusions: Our results suggest that VDR gene is not a major susceptibility factor for autoimmune thyroiditis development, at least in Caucasian Polish population. PMID: 31531369 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusions: The 2017-2018 influenza season was one of the most severe in a decade in Southern Italy. IBV mismatch between the trivalent vaccine and the circulating strains occurred. The high number of ICU-ARDS cases caused by B/Yamagata strains in the>64-year age group suggests that further data on the effectiveness of the available influenza vaccines are needed to determine the best way to protect the elderly against both IBV lineages. PMID: 31531353 [PubMed - in process]
Condition: Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Infection Intervention: Biological: Meningococcal Group B Vaccine Sponsors: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute Recruiting
Condition: Kidney Stone Interventions: Dietary Supplement: Baking Soda; Dietary Supplement: LithoLyte; Drug: Urocit K Sponsor: University of Wisconsin, Madison Enrolling by invitation
By SUSANNAH FOX This piece is part of the series “The Health Data Goldilocks Dilemma: Sharing? Privacy? Both?” which explores whether it’s possible to advance interoperability while maintaining privacy. Check out other pieces in the series here. A question I hear quite often, sometimes whispered, is: Why should anyone care about health data interoperability? It sounds pretty technical and boring. If I’m talking with a “civilian” (in my world, someone not obsessed with health care and technology) I point out that interoperable health data can help people care for themselves...