Researchers examine biomarkers for hypertension, pesticide exposure in children from Ecuador
In this study, researchers from the University of California, San Diego and the University of Minnesota examined the association of time following a heightened agricultural production period – the Mother’s Day flower harvest in May – with children’s blood pressure. Their findings were published in the journal Environmental Research. Agricultural pesticide spray periods increase pesticide exposure...
We report the case of a falcotentorial meningioma presenting only with binocular, horizontal diplopia in an otherwise healthy sixty-two-year old male. Review of the established literature highlights a lack of consensus regarding management of this extremely rare pineal region tumor. Complete surgical resection ultimately remains the ideal therapeutic option but surgical excision continues to bear serious risk of neurologic and ophthalmic morbidity, including hemianopia and cortical visual impairment. We advocate that a multidisciplinary approach focusing on patient values is critical in treatment of these uncommon lesions....
CONCLUSION: Despite differences between adults with SCI and adults with CVD in several demographic and health-related measures, the overall similarity in PARs for SCI and CVD suggests potential benefits from using effective CVD interventions to address SCI. PMID: 31835014 [PubMed - in process]
We present an unusual case of indapamide-induced hyponatremia and hypokalemia complicated by cardiac arrhythmia. The adverse drug reaction was reversible and non-life-threatening, but this case serves as a reminder that careful evaluation and constant monitoring are necessary when prescribing diuretics. PMID: 31827736 [PubMed]
Publication date: Available online 13 December 2019Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - BiomembranesAuthor(s): Juan Francisco Bada Juarez, Juan C. Muñoz-García, Rosana Inácio dos Reis, Alistair Henry, David McMillan, Marco Kriek, Martyn Wood, Catherine Vandenplas, Zara Sands, Luis Castro, Richard Taylor, Anthony WattsAbstractDopamine receptors (DRs) are class A G-Protein Coupled Receptors (GPCRs) prevalent in the central nervous system (CNS). These receptors mediate physiological functions ranging from voluntary movement and reward recognition to hormonal regulation and hypertension. Drugs tar...
Conclusion: According to these data, monitoring this class of toxicities is of primary importance to avoid hypertension worsening and, thus, the risk of major cardiovascular events. PMID: 31829045 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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The recent release of new guidelines for pediatric hypertension (Hypertension 2014; 63:1116 –35) has had broad implications for providers of child health care. One of the major consequences of the recommendations is the increasing use of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) in the evaluation and management of children with elevated blood pressure. Interestingly, this recommendatio n was made in the absence of data on the stability of ABP measurements in children over time.
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ConclusionsA significant number of patients with T2DM developed acute kidney injury following CABG. There was no difference in infective complications such as pneumonia and catheter-associated urinary tract infection, between the two groups.
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