Meningitis: 'I'm no longer Miss Independent'

A survey shows few understand the long-term effects of meningitis for people like Lesley.
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Abstract Naegleria fowleri,athermophilic flagellateamoeba known as "brain-eating" amoeba, is the etiologicalagent of perilous and devastating waterborne disease known asPrimary amoebicmeningoencephalitis (PAM) both in human as well as in animals.PAM is a rare but fatal disease affecting young adults all around the world,particularlyin the developed worldbut recentlyreported from developing countries, with 95-99% mortality rate. The swimmers and divers are at high risk of PAM as the warm water is the most propitious environment adapted by N. fowleri to cause this infection. Infectiveamoeba introphozoite p...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol Source Type: research
I was brainstorming with a nurse the possibility of setting up a gun for hire, independent contract, proceduralist job, where a person gets called by small area hospitals to do procedures they cannot get done in house for whatever reason and it piqued my interest. What do you guys think of the possibility of making it viable? Get contracted by several small hospitals to take care of procedures they cannot do in house ( no one trained in LPs and you have a r/o meningitis at night on the... Proceduralist gun for hire
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The symptoms of meningitis which include fever, headache, photophobia and irritability along with abducens nerve palsy pose a diagnostic dilemma requiring urgent attention. Here we report how such a dilemma wa...
Source: BMC Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
Aaron Phipps, 36, a Paralympian and GB wheelchair rugby player, was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis and sepsis at 15. He survived but had to have both legs amputated.
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Haemophilus influenzae (Hi) can cause invasive diseases such as meningitis, pneumonia, or sepsis. Typeable Hi includes six serotypes (a through f), each expressing a unique capsular polysaccharide. The capsule, e...
Source: BMC Genomics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
pharmacist, New England Compounding Center, NECC, Boston MA, fungal meningitis, national outbreak, Kathy S. Chin, Canton MA, Michelle L. Thomas, Cumberland RI, defraud, mislead, government regulators, unregulated drug manufacturer, Alla Stepanets, Framingham MA, Barry Cadden, Glenn Chin,
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NECC, Gene Svirskiy, Ashland MA, Christopher Leary, Shrewsbury MA, racketeering, conspiracy, mail fraud, adulterated drugs, misbranded drugs, fungal meningitis, outbreak, largest, injections, preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate, MPA, substandard drugs, unsafe, Barry Cadden, Glenn Chin,
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Conclusions: In conclusion, we report five patients who developed skin warts during fingolimod therapy, especially HPV-related, for an overall incidence of 2.2%. Larger cohorts are needed to confirm this proposed higher susceptibility of fingolimod-treated patients to HPV infections.
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Carter Roberts’ motorized wheelchair didn’t arrive until the day he died. It had been a long time coming and his parents had fought hard to get it. The chair cost more than $32,000 and the insurance companies wouldn’t cover it, so the family went to court. One insurer eventually agreed to pay for some components of the chair but not the whole thing. And then none of it mattered anyway. On Sept. 22, 2018, the Roberts’ doorbell rang and the chair was delivered. Also on Sept. 22, 2018, Carter died, just three months shy of his sixth birthday. He had been largely paralyzed for the final two years of his...
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