Benefits of a municipality tuberculosis screening program among socially vulnerable citizens

Conclusions: TB screening among socially vulnerable citizens is feasible and can identify TB thereby possibly reducing its spread. Future TB screening should primarily focus on sputum analysis. Identification of comorbidities resulted in additional investigations and early diagnosis of e.g. cancer.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Tuberculosis Source Type: research

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Conclusions: The intake of calcium, folic acid and magnesium was negatively associated with blood glucose levels in individuals in different quantiles of FPG. Appropriate prevention and treatment strategies should be developed for people with different blood glucose levels. PMID: 31983911 [PubMed]
Source: Food and Nutrition Research - Category: Nutrition Tags: Food Nutr Res Source Type: research
Thank you, for providing me with the opportunity  to respond to Dr Grant’s Letter to the Editor regarding: Preserving Pulmonary Function: A Palliative Approach published in the September 2019 issue of The Journal for Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Grant is on-target and not only following recommendations for earlier palliative interventions for cancer patients by the American Society of Oncologists (ASCO) and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). Equally important to recognize is the National Quality Forum (NQF) who serve as the gold standard for patient outcome measurements in the U.S.
Source: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
By SAURABH JHA, MD Slumdog TB No one knows who gave Rahul Roy tuberculosis. Roy’s charmed life as a successful trader involved traveling in his Mercedes C class between his apartment on the plush Nepean Sea Road in South Mumbai and offices in Bombay Stock Exchange. He cared little for Mumbai’s weather. He seldom rolled down his car windows – his ambient atmosphere, optimized for his comfort, rarely changed. Historically TB, or “consumption” as it was known, was a Bohemian malady; the chronic suffering produced a rhapsody which produced fine art. TB was fashionable in Victorian Britain...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Artificial Intelligence Health Tech Saurabh Jha TB tuberculosis Source Type: blogs
Discussion Facial nerve palsy has been known for centuries, but in 1821 unilateral facial nerve paralysis was described by Sir Charles Bell. Bell’s palsy (BP) is a unilateral, acute facial paralysis that is clinically diagnosed after other etiologies have been excluded by appropriate history, physical examination and/or laboratory testing or imaging. Symptoms include abnormal movement of facial nerve. It can be associated with changes in facial sensation, hearing, taste or excessive tearing. The right and left sides are equally affected but bilateral BP is rare (0.3%). Paralysis can be complete or incomplete at prese...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Conclusion: Clinical features of TB in older patients may be atypical and confused with age-related diseases. Extensive pulmonary tuberculosis was often found in this group of patients.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Tuberculosis Source Type: research
By SAURABH JHA Of my time arguing with doctors, 30 % is spent convincing British doctors that their American counterparts aren’t idiots, 30 % convincing American doctors that British doctors aren’t idiots, and 40 % convincing both that I’m not an idiot. A British doctor once earnestly asked whether American physicians carry credit card reading machines inside their white coats. Myths about the NHS can be equally comical. British doctors don’t prostate every morning in deference to the NHS, like the citizens of Oceania sang to Big Brother in Orwell’s dystopia. Nor, in their daily rounds, do the...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: OP-ED Uncategorized AlfieEvans Source Type: blogs
Leptadenia reticulata (Retz.) Wight& Arn. (Apocynaceae), is a traditional medicinal plant species widely used to treat various ailments such as tuberculosis, hematopoiesis, emaciation, cough, dyspnea, fever, burning sensation, night blindness, cancer, and dysentery. In Ayurveda, it is known for its revitalizing, rejuvenating, and lactogenic properties. This plant is one of the major ingredients in many commercial herbal formulations, including Speman, Envirocare, Calshakti, Antisept, and Chyawanprash. The therapeutic potential of this herb is because of the presence of diverse bioactive compounds such as α-amyrin...
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
​BY MARGARET MARY S. LANDEL, DO; &CARLA DUGAS, DOA 59-year-old otherwise healthy man presented with an upper respiratory illness of four weeks' duration. His initial presentation to his primary care physician one month prior included a nonproductive cough and low-grade fever, which lasted approximately two weeks until his internist ordered a chest x-ray. That showed a 3 cm well-circumscribed right lower lobe lesion, and was followed by a contrast enhanced chest CT. The chest CT was concerning for pulmonary neoplasm, and he received an interventional radiology-guided biopsy of the lesion. Results were still pending at...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
Do you know someone who should have seen a doctor years ago? Maybe it’s your husband, or your father, or your brother, even your son? They complain about the shortness of breath, the nagging cough, or the stomach pain. But they never take action. For some men, so decisive at work or within the family circle, the lack of motivation to get an illness or symptom checked out is surprising. In fact, men are 24% less likely to have visited a doctor in the past year than women. Seeing a doctor is scary and it makes them feel weak and out of control. Roald Bradstock was one of those men. An Olympic athlete who trained 3 to 4...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Men's Health Source Type: blogs
Do you know someone who should have seen a doctor years ago? Maybe it’s your husband, or your father, or your brother, even your son? They complain about the shortness of breath, the nagging cough, or the stomach pain. But they never take action. For some men, so decisive at work or within the family circle, the lack of motivation to get an illness or symptom checked out is surprising. In fact, men are 24% less likely to have visited a doctor in the past year than women. Seeing a doctor is scary and it makes them feel weak and out of control. Roald Bradstock was one of those men. An Olympic athlete who trained 3 to 4...
Source: Disruptive Women in Health Care - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Men's Health Source Type: blogs
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