Cryptococcosis and Meningitis

"Cryptococcosis," is an infection that is caused when a person inhales the fungus, "Cryptococcus Neoformans." The disease most often affects people with AIDS. While it might be limited to a person's lungs, it frequently spreads throughout a person's body. Although nearly any organ in the body can become infected, the fungus is often times fatal if it infects a person's nervous system where it causes an inflammation of the membranes covering the spinal cord and brain - referred to as, "meningitis."
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Publication date: Available online 14 January 2020Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Renuka T. Rudra, Vitaly Gordin, Lihua Xu
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
A dated photo of a mother and her child from West Point, a low-income neighbourhood of Monrovia, Liberia. Advocates worry that there will be numerous kinds of impact on women’s access to sexual and reproductive health facilities around the world as countries and cities are under lockdown under the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit: Travis Lupick/IPSBy Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Apr 7 2020 (IPS) A little over half of women across the globe are able to freely make choices about their sexual and reproductive health, according to a latest report based on data from 57 countries.  However, as much of the world has gone int...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Africa Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Coronavirus COVID-19 International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) United Nations Population Source Type: news
Discussion: The study provides important new findings regarding the associations between social factors and physical and psychological functioning of individuals with chronic pain, supporting biopsychosocial models.
Source: The Clinical Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Discussion: The 2-factor model of the 3*I “family members” subscale identified in the current study reflects previous findings and extends the psychometric validity of the 3*I to a US multiethnic sample of individuals with CLBP.
Source: The Clinical Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In veterans with chronic pain, PTSD symptomology has a large effect for many negative health-related outcomes. This review supports the need for clinicians to screen and understand the effects of PTSD symptoms on patients with pain. Clinicians should recognize that veterans with PTSD and pain likely have elevated pain catastrophizing beliefs and decreased self-efficacy that should be targeted for intervention. PMID: 32248229 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
This article aims to describe initiatives that have been implemented that promote physical activity. More family physicians have become interested in promoting physical activity in their clinical practice. Specific training has become more widely available, computer based tools have been developed as clinical practice aids (for evaluation of levels of physical activity and counselling) and local initiatives involving health professionals have increased, as well as more investment in terms of investigation and monitoring of all of the above. At the same time change is happening among urban spaces and local policies that fav...
Source: Ciencia e Saude Coletiva - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
CONCLUSION The prevalence of robust older adults in primary care is considered satisfactory for the older population in general but decreases with age and is associated with the absence of diseases and disabilities. These results denote the need to redesign the health care system, focusing on promoting and preventing clinical-functional vulnerability.RESUMO OBJETIVO Estimar a preval ência de robustez entre idosos assistidos na atenção primária à saúde e identificar fatores de envelhecimento bem-sucedido. MÉTODOS Trata-se de pesquisa transversal, realizada com idosos no norte ...
Source: Revista de Saude Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
CONCLUSION The implementation of Community-Based Rehabilitation is mainly based on the Health component. The level implementation of the other components of the matrix needs to be increased, as well as interdisciplinary and intersectoral strategies to achieve greater social inclusion of people with disabilities.RESUMEN OBJETIVO Describir el estado de implementaci ón de la Rehabilitación Basada en la Comunidad en Chile. MÉTODOS Estudio cuantitativo, transversal y descriptivo. El universo estuvo conformado por los 66 centros comunitarios de rehabilitación de la Región Metropolitana de Chile...
Source: Revista de Saude Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Stroke is one of the major causes of chronic disability worldwide and increasing efforts have focused on studying brain repair and recovery after stroke. Following stroke, the primary injury site can disrupt functional connections in nearby and remotely connected brain regions, resulting in the development of secondary injuries that may impede long-term functional recovery. In particular, secondary degenerative injury occurs in the connected ipsilesional thalamus following a cortical stroke. Although secondary thalamic injury was first described decades ago, the underlying mechanisms still remain unclear. We performed a sy...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
In this study, we investigated the effect of ethionine on NTDs as well as the underlying mechanism involved in this process. Following the establishment of NTDs model using ethionine-induced C57BL/6 mice, ethionine was intraperitoneally injected at a dose of 500 mg/kg in E7.5. Our study revealed that ethionine has induced mitochondrial apoptosis in NTDs by reducing mitochondrial autophagy both in vivo and in vitro. These results provided a possible molecular mechanism for redox regulation of autophagic process.
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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