Exposure to chickenpox as adult does not fully protect against shingles

Adults re-exposed to the herpes zoster virus found to be around 30% less likely to develop shingles Related items fromOnMedica GPs are dealing with growing flu rates Experts predict 'invigorated' winter flu Illness poorly managed in those with learning disability Flu activity appears to be nearing its peak Doctors can help overcome ‘vaccine hesitancy’
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Conclusion: The burden of disease (BD) increased by 1.6% from 1990 to 2015. The main causes were migraine, CVD, and NE. ADD and NSC doubled the DALY in this period. These diseases represent a significant cause of disability attributable to the increase in the life expectancy of our population among other factors. Priority actions should be taken to prevent and treat these causes.RESUMEN Introducci ón: Los indicadores de carga de la enfermedad evalúan el impacto que producen las enfermedades en una población. Integran la mortalidad y discapacidad en un solo indicador. Esto permite fijar prioridades para...
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Much remains unknown and mysterious, but these are some of the things we ’re pretty sure of after half a year of this pandemic.
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Sometimes when the discussion of tackling the novel coronavirus comes up, the use of medical devices gets lost in the shuffle. Most of the conversation surrounding COVID-19 comes from either the promise of a vaccine or the expansion of tests. Abiomed is adding to the conversation surrounding medtech’s potential contribution to the treatment of COVID-19 patients. Monday, the Danvers, MA-based company by receiving Emergency Use Authorization for a device to treat COVID-19 related right heart failure patients. The Impella RP is a temporary heart pump that provides circulatory support for patients who develop...
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Resumo Os sintomas respirat órios, principalmente o desenvolvimento de quadros de síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo grave, dominam a discussão e as preocupações iniciais da população e dos profissionais de saúde. Entretanto, o sistema cardiovascular é bastante afetado por essas condições e, muitas vezes, é o responsável por complicações e mortalidade desses pacientes. Com o objetivo de mostrar as implicações cardiovasculares em pacientes infectados pela COVID-19 e a importância do iso...
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Resumo Os sintomas respirat órios, principalmente o desenvolvimento de quadros de síndrome do desconforto respiratório agudo grave, dominam a discussão e as preocupações iniciais da população e dos profissionais de saúde. Entretanto, o sistema cardiovascular é bastante afetado por essas condições e, muitas vezes, é o responsável por complicações e mortalidade desses pacientes. Com o objetivo de mostrar as implicações cardiovasculares em pacientes infectados pela COVID-19 e a importância do iso...
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Herpes zoster (HZ) and its main complication, postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), constitute an important health problem, reducing the quality of life of patients, and increasing healthcare costs (1). Many patients with PHN develop severe physical, occupational and social disabilities because of enduring pain (2). HZ or shingles is caused by the reactivation of the Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV), which remains latent in sensory nerve ganglia following the primary infection (chickenpox). This reactivation causes a localized eruption of vesicular lesions and the presence of pain and inflammation of the affected nerve root (3).
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In this study the authors demonstrate that, as in many other cases, the methodology of delivery matters just as much as the details of the cells used: Retinal and macular degenerative diseases affect millions of people worldwide. Similar to other neurodegenerative diseases, there are no effective treatments that can stop retinal degeneration or restore degenerative retina. Recent advances in stem cell technology led to development of novel cell-based therapies, some are already in phase I/II clinical trials. Studies from our group and others suggest that human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hBM-MSC) m...
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