Choroiditis in a HIV-infected patient with disseminated cryptococcal infection: A case report and literature review.

CONCLUSIONS: Cryptococcal ocular involvement in AIDS patients has been occasionally proved among the cases already reported. Thus, the post mortem exam is still pivotal to improve the quality of the clinical diagnosis, especially in limited-resource settings. PMID: 31676212 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia - Category: Biology Authors: Tags: Rev Iberoam Micol Source Type: research

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Authors: Montenegro-Idrogo JJ, Vargas-Gonzales R, Sihuincha M Abstract The clinical signs of malaria in HIV patients may vary depending on the immunological status of the patient. Nationally, evidence regarding co-infection is scarce. This research describes four cases from a hospital in Iquitos, Peru, of patients diagnosed with HIV infection and a positive blood test for malaria. Two of these patients had Plasmodium falciparum infection, and two had Plasmodium vivax infection. One of the patients was in the AIDS stage with poor adherence to combination antiretroviral therapy (cART), and the other three were in the...
Source: Revista Peruana de Medicina de Experimental y Salud Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica Source Type: research
Purpose: To determine the factors responsible for the recurrence of infection after therapeutic penetrating keratoplasty (TPK) in severe microbial keratitis. Methods: This is a retrospective interventional case series that reviewed the medical records of 229 consecutive patients (2005–2017) who underwent TPK for microbial keratitis at a tertiary eye care center in Central India. The primary outcome was recurrence of the primary infection. The factors responsible for recurrence were identified by univariate and multivariate regression analysis. Results: The overall outcomes were clear graft in 50 (21.8%) eyes,...
Source: Cornea - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research
Conclusions: Optimal efficacy of amphotericin B against C. albicans is achieved in cold storage conditions at concentrations ≥1.25 μg/mL, and 2.5 μg/mL reduces Candida contamination by>90% after 6 hours of cold storage without sacrificing CEC health.
Source: Cornea - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Basic Investigation Source Type: research
Conclusions There was variable uptake of the PtDAs between the cases. Men who received the PtDA had positive outcomes. Several strategies were identified to increase or sustain PtDA use. Implications for Practice Nurses have a key role in supporting men making decisions about prostate cancer treatment by providing PtDAs, answering questions, and advocating for men's preferences.
Source: Cancer Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: ARTICLES: ONLINE ONLY Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The knowledge of the patients was moderate and it was necessary to promote educational actions according to individual demands. PMID: 31800800 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Revista gaucha de enfermagem EENFUFRGS - Category: Nursing Tags: Rev Gaucha Enferm Source Type: research
Authors: Fróes GF, Mendes ENW, Pedroza GA, Cunha MLCD Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the stress level of mothers of preterm infants with gestational age ≤34 weeks, hospitalized in neonatal intensive care. METHOD: A cross-sectional study with 74 mothers of premature infants in neonatal intensive care, who answered the "Parental Stress Scale: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit" instrument, validated in Brazil. RESULTS: The mean stress level was 4.41 (± 0.77) and the general stress level was 4.36 (± 0.76), with a significant difference (p
Source: Revista gaucha de enfermagem EENFUFRGS - Category: Nursing Tags: Rev Gaucha Enferm Source Type: research
Authors: Bierhals CCBK, Day CB, Mocellin D, Santos NOD, Predebon ML, Pizzol FLFD, Fuhrmann AC, Medeiros GG, Aires M, Paskulin LMG Abstract AIM: To verify the relation of a nursing home care educational intervention in the use of health services by elderly people post-stroke. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial conducted with 44 family caregivers of elderly people post-stroke. Data was collected between May/2016 and July/2018 in a hospital in the South of Brazil and at the participants' homes. The intervention group (IG=21) received home visits by nurses after hospital discharge. The control group (CG=23) had...
Source: Revista gaucha de enfermagem EENFUFRGS - Category: Nursing Tags: Rev Gaucha Enferm Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe presence of Candida spp airway colonization is associated with longer durations of mechanical ventilation, higher 28-day mortality, higher ICU mortality, and probably longer ICU length of stay compared with the absence of colonization in patients with VAP.
Source: American Journal of Infection Control - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 5 December 2019Source: Journal of Critical CareAuthor(s): Paul Gabarre, Pierre-Yves Boelle, Naike Bigé, Muriel Fartoukh, Christophe Guitton, Guillaume Dumas, Jean-Rémi Lavillegrand, Geoffroy Hariri, Jean-Luc Baudel, Daniel Zafimahazo, Hafid Ait-Oufella, Eric MauryAbstractPurposeICU patient's care may require the use of onerous devices, which contributes to make this department one of the most expensive in the hospital. It seemed us relevant to assess healthcare workers' (HCWs) knowledge of the cost of the devices daily used in ICU.Materials and methodsAn anonymous questionna...
Source: Journal of Critical Care - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Authors: Prithviraj R, H S, R L PMID: 31801343 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
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