Methanol outbreak in the district of Hulu Langat, 2018 - Muhammad Adil ZA, Nur Zawani J, Hazariah AH, Rao G, Zailiza S, Mohd Nasir H.

INTRODUCTION: A methanol outbreak occurred in the district of Hulu Langat on 16 September 2018. The Hulu Langat District Health Office received 25 notifications of a suspected methanol poisoning from Kajang and Ampang Hospital. An outbreak investigation wa...
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Background: Methanol poisoning is an important cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Although it often occurs as smaller sporadic events, epidemic outbreaks are not uncommon due to the illicit manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages. Ob...
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The objective of this is to study the impact of burden of co-morbidities, complications, and methan...
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Maréchal B, Kober T, Zakharov S, Růžička E, Bezdicek O Abstract BACKGROUND: Acute methanol poisoning leads to optic neuropathy, and necrotic lesions of basal ganglia and subcortical white matter. Survivors of methanol poisoning exhibit long-term executive and memory deficits. Associations between brain volumetry parameters and cognitive sequelae of methanol poisoning are not known. The aim of our study was to identify long-term associations between cognitive performance of survivors of methanol poisoning and volume of the brain structures which are selectively vulnerable to methanol. METHODS: We co...
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AIMS: To present epidemiological data, probable causes and lessons learned from the outbreak of methanol poisoning in Iran in September 2018, and relate this to the increasing incidence of methanol poisoning worldwide over recent decades. METHOD: A...
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Eggs dominate the menus of all sorts of breakfast spots, from fast-food chains to organic cafes. But the humble egg comes with a lot of questions: Will eggs raise your cholesterol? Should you order an egg-white omelet or embrace the yolks? And what about organic eggs — are they really more nutritious? Whether you eat them every day or just occasionally, there’s plenty to learn about how to incorporate eggs into a healthy diet. Here, dietitians weigh in on what you need to know about nutrition in eggs. Are eggs healthy? Nutrition experts agree that the protein and vitamins in eggs make them a healthy option. &ld...
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Eggs dominate the menus of all sorts of breakfast spots, from fast-food chains to organic cafes. But the humble egg comes with a lot of questions: Will eggs raise your cholesterol? Should you order an egg-white omelet or embrace the yolks? And what about organic eggs — are they really more nutritious? Whether you eat them every day or just occasionally, there’s plenty to learn about how to incorporate eggs into a healthy diet. Here, dietitians weigh in on what you need to know about nutrition in eggs. Are eggs healthy? Nutrition experts agree that the protein and vitamins in eggs make them a healthy option. &ld...
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Introduction Lassa fever (LF) is a severe acute viral hemorrhagic illness caused by a virus belonging to the family Arenaviridae.1,2 The disease was first discovered in Sierra Leone in the 1950s, but the aetiological agent was first isolated after an outbreak of the disease in a village called Lassa in Borno State, Nigeria claiming the lives of two foreign missionary nurses in 1969.3 The virus exhibits persistent, asymptomatic infection, with profuse urinary virus excretion in Mastomys natalensis rodents, which serve as the natural reservoir.1,2 The virus is shed in their excreta (urine and faeces) of the rodent which can...
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BACKGROUND: Intermittent hemodialysis (IHD) is the modality of choice in the extracorporeal treatment (ECTR) of acute methanol poisoning. However, the comparative clinical effectiveness of intermittent versus continuous modalities (CRRT) is unknown. During...
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