Pulmonary mucormycosis in a patient with acute liver failure: A case report and systematic review of the literature

ConclusionThis case report is the first one to present an invasive pulmonary mucormycosis infection after acute liver failure in an adult patient. The clinical course of this disease is highly lethal, even in immunocompetent adults.
Source: Journal of Critical Care - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

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This article includes references to self-injury, intravenous drug use and disordered eating.* One in five US high school students have reported being bullied. Approximately 160,000 teenagers have skipped school as a preventative measure. I encountered bullies for the first time in second grade, in the midst of such an innocent time of my youth. I dreaded entering my elementary school classroom, as I was well aware of what my presence would entail. I endured both verbal and physical harassment from my fellow peers for nearly a decade. I was passive, inevitably leading to the acceptance of my “fate,” in addition ...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Addictions Anorexia Bullying Depression Eating Disorders Personal Stories Substance Abuse Addiction Recovery Anorexia Nervosa Drug Use heroin Self Harm Self Injury Source Type: news
Jeffrey A. SingerOn January 20th, theCincinnati Enquirer ran a story on the recentreport from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that showed a 30.1 percent drop in prescription opioid volume from 2010  – 2011 to 2016 – 2017. While the CDC report was non‐​judgmental, it was greeted by hospital administrators and emergency physicians in the Cincinnati area as good news.The article quotes one physician/ ​hospital spokesperson as saying:“The patient can know, ‘My encounter with the ED will … lead to a good outcome. I will not be ex...
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New J. Chem., 2020, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C9NJ04446A, PaperSudip Biswas, Hemanta Naskar, Susmita Pradhan, Yuling Chen, Yang Wang, Rajib Bandyopadhyay, Panchanan Pramanik Illustration of drug molecule electro-oxidation at Sm2O3 nanorods. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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We present here a case of an adolescent pregnant girl who developed AKI due to an overdose of colloidal bismuth subcitrate (CBS...
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The CDC has released new data which almost definitively confirm that the respiratory disease outbreak was caused by vitamin E acetate oil in THC vaping products (and perhaps some CBD vaping products as well).I came to the same conclusion on August 25th, as did many experts from the cannabis industry who helped to inform my conclusion. Why it took the CDC four additional months of intensive investigation to discover something that cannabis industry experts had recognized much earlier is mystifying.Previously, CDC had tested lung fluids from 29 of the case patients. All 29 contained vitamin E acetate. This past Thursday, CDC...
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We report the case of a 16-year-old who presented after intentional ingestion of elemental iron (approximately 48 mg/kg). Iron levels at presentation were 4388 mcg/dl. The patient demonstrated symptoms of severe toxicity including hypotension, metabolic acidosis, and multiple organ failure. Fourteen days after ingestion, the patient suffered multiple punctate bowel perforations that were not related to ischemia and appeared to have been the result of local tissue injury from ingested iron. The bowel was successfully primarily repaired. However, the patient eventually succumbed due to the severity of multisystem organ fai...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Abstract During 2014-2017, CDC Emerging Infections Program surveillance data reported that the occurrence of invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections associated with injection drug use doubled among persons aged 18-49 years residing in Monroe County in western New York.* Unpublished surveillance data also indicate that an increasing proportion of all Candida spp. bloodstream infections in Monroe County and invasive group A Streptococcus (GAS) infections in 15 New York counties are also occurring among persons who inject drugs. In addition, across six surveillance sites nationwide, the...
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We examined the relationship between the metabolic processes of carbon catabolite repression (CCR), nitrogen catabolite repression (NCR) and virulence in a variety of A. fumigatus clinical isolates. A considerable amount of heterogeneity with respect to the degree of CCR and NCR was observed and a positive correlation between NCR and virulence in a neutropenic mouse model of pulmonary aspergillosis (PA) was found. Isolate Afs35 was selected for further analysis and compared to the reference strain A1163, with both strains presenting the same degree of virulence in a neutropenic mouse model of PA. Afs35 metabolome analysis ...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Abstract Intravenous drug abuse rates in the United States have increased exponentially in recent years. Ohio is one of 5 states with the highest age-adjusted drug overdose death rates, with drug overdose causing 39.1 of every 100,000 deaths. In patients who survive, the associated morbidity poses a significant public health burden. Infective endocarditis, defined as an infection of the endocardium of the heart, is a potentially lethal consequence of bacteremia related to intravenous drug abuse. Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) is the most commonly implicated organism and may affect the tricuspid...
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People who inject drugs (PWID) are vulnerable to an array of health issues. Alongside the risk of overdoses and blood-borne viral infections such as HIV and Hepatitis C virus (HCV), PWID are subject to bacterial and fungal infections. These infections include skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) (e.g. abscesses or cellulitis) that can occur at injection sites (Ebright and Pieper, 2002; Gordon and Lowy, 2005). One study reviewing abscess prevalence in PWID during the previous month showed it ranged from 6% to 32%, while lifetime abscess prevalence reached 68% (Larney et al., 2017).
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