Notes from the Field: Contact Tracing Investigation after First Case of Andes Virus in the United States --- Delaware, February 2018

In January 2018, a patient admitted to a Delaware hospital tested positive for hantavirus immunoglobulin M and immunoglobulin G antibodies by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay testing.
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - Category: American Health Tags: Babesiosis (Babesia Infection) Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferi Infection) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Workplace Safety Health Workplace Wellness Exercise Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: Veterans eligible for VA servicers who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, frequently sought care in the community for a variety of chronic health conditions. Health information exchanges and partner-based registries may represent an important tool for identifying vulnerable Veteran populations while reducing duplication of care. PMID: 31714995 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
ConclusionFuture research should examine how to improve the quality and usability of these systems to better empower patients in their decision-making.
Source: Health Policy and Technology - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
Authors: Arora R, Kisiel M, MacColl C Abstract Mutations in EGFR have been implicated in the pathogenesis of various types of cancer, and therefore antibody therapy directed against the epidermal growth factor receptor (egfr) is increasingly being used in the management of various cancers. Currently, anti-egfr antibodies are used mainly in the management of cancers of the head and neck and metastatic colorectal cancers. Because of this increasing use, we would like to inform the oncology community in North America of a rare, but life-threatening, toxicity associated with anti-egfr antibody therapy. Although cases i...
Source: Current Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Curr Oncol Source Type: research
We examined the rates and predictors of slnb and clnd for melanoma patients in Ontario (population 13.6 million) after publication of that guideline. Methods: We used the Ontario Cancer Registry to identify patients diagnosed with cutaneous melanoma in 2013. Patient records were linked to prospectively maintained health administrative databases to obtain details for each patient, including surgical procedures. Results: Of the 3298 patients with melanoma identified in Ontario in 2013, 1973 (59.8%) could be analyzed. Most of that group (n = 1227, 62.2%) underwent local excision alone; 746 (37.8%) had a slnb. The slnb...
Source: Current Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Curr Oncol Source Type: research
Abdominal pain is a common cause for emergency department visits in the United States, and biliary tract disease is the fifth most common cause of hospital admission. Common causes of acute hepatobiliary include gallstones and its associated complications and multiple other hepatobiliary etiologies, including infectious, inflammatory, vascular, and neoplastic causes. Postoperative complications of the biliary tract can result in an acute abdomen. Imaging of the hepatobiliary tree is integral in the diagnostic evaluation of acute hepatobiliary dysfunction, and imaging of the biliary tree requires a multimodality approach ut...
Source: Radiologic Clinics of North America - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsLarger curve magnitudes in the least-access countries correlated with more levels fused, longer OT, and greater EBL, indicating that increased curve magnitude at surgery could explain the difference in operative morbidity between low- and high-access countries. With OT as the prevailing predictive factor of complications, we suggest that increased curve magnitude leads to longer OTs and more complications. A lack of access to orthopedic care may be the largest contributor to the postponement of treatment.Level of EvidenceLevel II.
Source: Spine Deformity - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
ConclusionEcological and socio-economical determinants play critical role in the magnitude and causes of blindness and visual impairment in Saudi Arabia. Significant data gaps obscure monitoring and evaluation of the eye health. Eye health indicators should be integrated into the national health information system for dynamic monitoring and evaluation.
Source: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
From 2007-2008 to 2015-2016, the age-adjusted percentage of adults who tried to lose weight during the past 12 months increased from 43.3% to 49.3%. This increase was seen among both men (35.5% to 42.2%) and women (51.2% to 56.3%). The percentage of women who tried to lose weight in the past year was higher than men for each survey year from 2007-2008 to 2015-2016.
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In the report " Vaccination Coverage for Selected Vaccines and Exemption Rates Among Children in Kindergarten --- United States, 2017-18 School Year, " on page 1121, an incorrect figure was published.
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - Category: American Health Tags: Babesiosis (Babesia Infection) Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferi Infection) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Workplace Safety Health Workplace Wellness Exercise Source Type: news
In the report " National, Regional, State, and Selected Local Area Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents Aged 13-17 Years - United States, 2017, " on page 914, in Table 2, the entry for the column " Difference " and row " ≥3 Hepatitis B doses " should have read -2.6 (-4.8 to -0.3).
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - Category: American Health Tags: Babesiosis (Babesia Infection) Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferi Infection) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Workplace Safety Health Workplace Wellness Exercise Source Type: news
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