Recovery From Malnutrition Among Refugee Children Following Participation in the Special Supplemental Nutrition for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program in Massachusetts, 1998-2010

Conclusions: Children who remained engaged in WIC may recover better from malnutrition than children with fewer WIC visits, although there are limitations to the available data. These findings suggest that those working with refugee families should prioritize outreach toward initiating and maintaining WIC program enrollment for eligible refugee children.
Source: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice - Category: Health Management Tags: Research Reports: Research Full Report Source Type: research

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VITAMIN B12 helps prevent a type of anaemia called megaloblastic anaemia which makes a person tired and weak. Pain is another warning sign and if felt on either of these two regions could mean you have a B12 deficiency.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Aplastic anaemia is a rare and serious bone marrow failure disorder causing a high risk of life-threatening bleeding and infections, and requiring frequent hospital admissions. Current definitive treatments for aplastic anaemia are stem cell transplant or immunosuppressive therapy with antithymocyte globulin and/or ciclosporin. Stem cell transplant is a procedure in which a patient receives healthy stem cells to replace damaged stem cells. Immunosuppressive treatment is where drugs are given to lower the body's immune response. Stem cell transplant and antithymocyte globulin treatment require hospital admission
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
This study aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of the EC-T (4 cycles of epirubicin 90 mg/m2 + cyclophosphamide 600 mg/m2, followed by 4 cycles of docetaxel 75 mg/m2) and TCb (6 cycles of docetaxel 75 mg/m2, intravenous drip (ID), day 1+carboplatin AUC 6, ID, day 1) neoadjuvant regimens in patients with TOP2A-normal stage II-III breast cancer. This study analyzed 280 patients enrolled from three studies registered with ClinicalTrials.gov (NCT03140553, NCT03154749, NCT03507465) with early TOP2A-normal stage II-III breast cancer who received neoadjuvant chemotherapy, including 100 patients who received the EC-T regimen a...
Source: Neoplasma - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Neoplasma Source Type: research
AbstractIn a country such as India, popularly known for its rich diversity and traditions, chewing tobacco and its many other forms is a commonly practised entity. The resultant of this leads to oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) which causes permanent morbidity in the form of trismus and also can lead to potential possibility of oral cancer. Intra oral injections of steroids such as hyaluronidase and placentrex have been postulated by many studies. But this study was done to evaluate the efficacy of both these commonly used treatment modalities. A 1  year hospital based study was performed over 30 patients diagnosed to b...
Source: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Worldwide iron anemia is a common disorder with a significant economic burden on health-care systems. Red blood cell transfusion is the mainstay to correct anemia in surgical settings, but it is also an overused procedure and recent data support its possible role in worsening patient outcomes. Patient Blood Management (PBM) is a multidisciplinary approach to optimize hemostasis, manage anemia, minimize iatrogenic blood loss, and improve tolerance to anemia. The present paper aims to provide a “bundles” approach, based on several preoperative anemia management measures, to implement PBM Pillar 1 in clinical practice.
Source: Transfusion and Apheresis Science - Category: Hematology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: Identifying bone health factors may still be relevant in selected early phase ADT-investigational agent trial patients, emphasizing the need for improved methods for capturing baseline bone health and studying ADT-investigational agent and concurrent medication interactions on bone health.
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
abstract A 60-year-old woman was under investigation of dyspeptic symptoms. The upper gastrointestinal endoscopy showed a cystic subepithelial lesion in the second portion of the duodenum, measuring 8 mm in its longest diameter. The biopsy showed dilated Brunner ’ s gland lobular ducts with scattered stromal elements, what characterized a Brunner ’ s gland cyst. Brunner ’ s gland cyst should be included in the differential diagnosis of gastrointestinal bleeding, dyspepsia, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), malabsorption syndrome, anemia, among others. The correct nomenclature is important to facilit...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
Conclusion: ESA treatment for anemia is associated with lower blood glucose in hematologic patients. In those who also have diabetes mellitus, ESA might contribute to glucose control, and even to hypoglycemia. Glucose monitoring is thus advised. Further studies with both diabetic and nondiabetic patients are needed to clarify this association and underlying mechanisms.Acta Haematol
Source: Acta Haematologica - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
In patients with iron deficiency anemia, ferric carboxymaltose (FCM) and ferric derisomaltose (FDI) allow high-dose iron repletion. While FCM is reported to induce hypophosphatemia, the frequency of hypophosph...
Source: BMC Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 July 2020Source: Journal of EthnopharmacologyAuthor(s): Xu-Qin Shi, Zhen-Hua Zhu, Shi-Jun Yue, Yu-Ping Tang, Yan-Yan Chen, Zong-Jin Pu, Hui-Juan Tao, Gui-Sheng Zhou, Ye Yang, Meng-Jie Guo, Tina Ting-Xia Dong, Karl Wah-Keung Tsim, Jin-Ao Duan
Source: Journal of Ethnopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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