Wednesday's Daily Brief: UN bid to aid diabetics, Israel-Gaza attacks, climate change in Nepal, Iraq envoy appeal to MPs

A recap of Wednesday’s stories in brief: UN leads plan for insulin supply boosts; ‘No justification’ for Gaza border violence; Iraqis paying ‘unthinkable price’ in protests; $1.35 billion needed for Venezuela crisis; Record flooding affects 100,000 Nigerians.
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Case Study Source Type: research
This study evaluated a novel composite measure of health literacy and numeracy by assessing its predictive validity for diabetes self-care activities and glycemic control. Methods: Patients (N = 102) with type 2 diabetes were recruited from a family medicine clinic at an academic medical center. Combined health literacy was assessed by combining the results of the Health Literacy Scale and the Subjective Numeracy Scale. Self-management activities were assessed by the Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities scale. Hemoglobin A1c (A1c) values were extracted from patients' medical records to assess glycemic control. Path ...
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research
ConclusionsWeight loss after EGJR is sustained up to 5  years after revision with little effect on medical comorbidities. Patients with a greater reduction in stoma diameter experienced superior weight loss.
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
In this study, wound-related outcomes are examined, comparing patients who underwent surgery before (Group 1) versus after (Group 2) this intervention. Statistical analysis performed utilizingt tests and Chi square analysis;p 
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: May 2020Source: Social Science &Medicine, Volume 253Author(s): Roberto E. Montenegro, Gonen Dori-Hacohen
Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Purpose: Diabetes mellitus (DM) induces changes in corneal biomechanical properties. The influence of disease-specific factors was evaluated, and a novel DM index was created. Methods: Eighty-one patients with DM and 75 healthy subjects were matched according to age, intraocular pressure, and central corneal thickness. Information on the disease was collected, and measurements with the Ocular Response Analyzer and the Corvis ST were taken. Results were compared between the groups, and the influence of disease-specific factors was evaluated. From dynamic corneal response parameters, a DM index was calculated. Results:...
Source: Cornea - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research
Conclusions: FAB in combination with conventional treatment may be successfully used in the management of refractory PEDs. No adverse effects arising from FAB treatment were observed.
Source: Cornea - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research
Senseonics, makers of the first-ever implantable continuous glucose monitor Eversense, will no longer sell CGMs to new customers but for now will remain available to current users.
Source: Diabetes Mine - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Source Type: blogs
Publication date: July 2020Source: Biomedicine &Pharmacotherapy, Volume 127Author(s): Zhongyuan Wang, Yunfeng Zhu, Yanhua Zhang, Jie Zhang, Tianjiao Ji, Weizu Li, Weiping Li
Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Publication date: June 2020Source: Cancer Epidemiology, Volume 66Author(s): Wayne R. Lawrence, Akiko S. Hosler, Margaret Gates Kuliszewski, Matthew C. Leinung, Xiuling Zhang, Maria J. Schymura, Francis P. Boscoe
Source: Cancer Epidemiology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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