Mind the clock: Prompt recognition of staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome and development of septic shock
Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS) is an exfoliative skin syndrome that occurs as a reaction to an exotoxin released by Staphylococcus aureus, and most commonly occurs in children and adults with renal failure or immunocompromised. Patients can have variation of severity, from localized blisters to generalized skin exfoliation involving all body surfaces. SSSS can be life-threating and should be diagnosed and treated promptly. This is a case of 51 y/o woman with hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiomyopathy, and renal failure for which has been receiving hemodialysis (HD) for the past 4 years that presented to the emergency department due to worsening shortness of breath and productive cough.
Publication date: June 2020Source: Journal of Functional Foods, Volume 69Author(s): Ji Wang, Tong Wu, Li Fang, Chunlei Liu, Xiaoting Liu, Hongmei Li, Junhua Shi, Meihe Li, Weihong Min
In this study, we aimed to assess the possible association between affective temperaments and GH.Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on women with GH hospitalized in hospitals affiliated with Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, compared with healthy women admitted for normal delivery in the same centers during the study. Data were collected via Temperament Evaluation of Memphis, Pisa, Paris, and San Diego-Auto-questionnaire (TEMPS-A) and Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS) 21.Results: TEMPS-A revealed that scores anxious (P
Conclusion: This study provides evidence for blood pressure management in Chinese pregnant women. PMID: 32243195 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 5 April 2020Source: Diabetes &Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research &ReviewsAuthor(s): Omid Asbaghi, Faezeh Fouladvand, Sajjad Moradi, Damoon Ashtary-Larky, Razieh Choghakhori, Amir Abbasnezhad
Publication date: Available online 4 April 2020Source: Diabetes &Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research &ReviewsAuthor(s): Amerta Ghosh, Ritesh Gupta, Anoop Misra
Conclusion: Gut microbiota composition and function are associated with CKD severity. And, specific gut microbes are potentially helpful for CKD early diagnosis and prognosis monitoring. PMID: 32241215 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This study delves into the mechanisms by which a short period of fasting can accelerate wound healing. Fasting triggers many of the same cellular stress responses, such as upregulated autophagy, as occur during the practice of calorie restriction. It isn't exactly the same, however, so it is always worth asking whether any specific biochemistry observed in either case does in fact occur in both situations. In particular, the period of refeeding following fasting appears to have beneficial effects that are distinct from those that occur while food is restricted. Multiple forms of therapeutic fasting have been repor...
Authors: Wan Q, Qian S, Huang Y, Zhang Y, Peng Z, Li Q, Shu B, Zhu L, Wang M Abstract Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of human morbidity and mortality worldwide. Although cholesterol-lowering drugs, including statins and recently approved PCSK9 inhibitors, together with antithrombotic drugs have been historically successful in reducing the occurrence of coronary artery disease (CAD), the high incidence of CAD remains imposing the largest disease burden on our healthcare systems. We reviewed cardiovascular drugs recently approved or under clinical development, with a particular focus on their pharmaco...
Authors: Hui R Abstract Hypertension is still the number one global killer. No matter what causes are, lowering blood pressure can significantly reduce cardiovascular complications, cardiovascular death, and total death. Unfortunately, some hypertensive individuals simply do not know having hypertension. Some knew it but either not being treated or treated but blood pressure does not achieve goal. The reasons for inadequate control of blood pressure are many. One important reason is that we are not very familiar with antihypertensive agents and less attention has been paid to comorbidities, complications as well as...
Authors: Gu D, Qu J, Zhang H, Zheng Z Abstract Coronary revascularization is the most important strategy for coronary artery disease. This review summarizes the current most prevalent approaches for coronary revascularization and discusses the evidence on the mechanisms, indications, techniques, and outcomes of these approaches. Targeting coronary thrombus, fibrinolysis is indicated for patients with diagnosed myocardial infarction and without high risk of severe hemorrhage. The development of fibrinolytic agents has improved the outcomes of ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Percutaneous coronary intervention has...
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