Bacterial, viral, and fungal infection ‐related risk of Parkinson's disease: Meta‐analysis of cohort and case–control studies
Bacterial, viral, or overall infection was associated with increased Parkinson's disease risk.Helicobacter pylori, hepatitis C virus, Malassezia, and pneumoniae infection were positively associated with the risk of Parkinson's disease. However, infection of herpes virus, hepatitis B virus, pertussis, scarlet fever, mumps, chicken pox, influenza virus, measles, and German measles was not. AbstractAimsRecent studies showed that patients with various bacterial, viral, and fungal infections might be at increased risk of Parkinson's disease (PD). However, the risk of PD in patients with each specific infection varied. This meta ‐analysis estimated the association between various infections and PD risk.MethodsLiterature published from January 1965 to October 2019 in PubMed and EMBASE databases was searched. Data were extracted and pooled using random/fixed effects model. Sensitivity analysis and meta ‐regression were also performed to analyze the source of heterogeneity. Publication bias was estimated by the trim and fill.ResultsTwenty ‐three out of 6,609 studies were included.Helicobacter pylori (HP; pooled OR = 1.653, 1.426–1.915,p
Conclusion Semi-quantitative F-18 FDG PET parameters (SUVmax, MTV and T/L) were found to be significantly correlated with Fuhrman grade in patients with RCC and are important markers for differentiation between low- and high-grade tumors. Furthermore, forced diuresis had no incremental value in characterization of primary RCC lesions.
Abstract This work aims to study the dosimetrc parameters of the new 60Co-source model Co0.A86 used in high dose rate brachytherapy and manufactured by BEBIG (Eckert &Ziegler BEBIG GmbH, Germany). The radial dose function, 2D along&away dose rates and the dose rate constant were investigated in a water phantom. Accordingly, we use the recommendations from the AAPM and ESTRO on dose calculation for high-energy (average energy higher than 50 keV) photon-emitting brachytherapy sources cited in the HEBD working group report. Furthermore, we compared the obtained results with the quoted values in the previous ...
Publication date: Available online 6 April 2020Source: Antiviral ResearchAuthor(s): Saori Suzuki, Shintaro Shichinohe, Yasushi Itoh, Misako Nakayama, Hirohito Ishigaki, Yuya Mori, Ayako Ogata-Nakahara, Cong Thanh Nguyen, Masatoshi Okamatsu, Yoshihiro Sakoda, Hiroshi Kida, Kazumasa Ogasawara
Publication date: Available online 6 April 2020Source: Electronic Journal of BiotechnologyAuthor(s): Yu Bai, Wenliang Li, Guangyu Xu, Guihua Cui
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2020, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/D0CP00690D, PaperBj örn Arndt, Barbara A. J. Lechner, Alexander Bourgund, Elin Grånäs, Marcus Creutzburg, Konstantin Krausert, Jan Hulva, Gareth S. Parkinson, Michael Schmid, Vedran Vonk, Friedrich Esch, Andreas Stierle Magnetite surface defect dynamics followed by fast scanning tunneling microscopy and surface X-ray diffraction. 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
With millions of people across the U.S. and the world battling COVID-19 infections, many of them struggling to breathe, ventilators have become a top priority for the health-care workers trying desperately to keep patients alive. And those machines, which help patients breathe or breathe for them, are in startlingly short supply. For doctors, resorting to a ventilator is an extreme measure, used when a patient’s lungs cannot supply enough oxygen on their own. Ventilators can also give a patient’s body time to rest when breathing is difficult, and allow doctors to more easily remove lung secretions or deliver me...
Conditions: Influenza; Virus Intervention: Sponsors: Scripps Translational Science Institute; CareEvolution Healthcare Technology Recruiting
Influenza activity is falling in the United States, but hospitalization rates rose slightly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Medscape Medical News
The increase of 3,834 cases follows a similar jump of 3,677 yesterday, bringing the total number of infections from 95,391 to 99,225.
If you’re staying shut in your home, anxious about when you will finally be able to take a stroll outside or whether you or someone close to you will be infected by the novel coronavirus, you are not the only one. In the U.S. alone, half of the adults report high levels of anxiety due to the COVID-19, according to the American Psychiatric Association. The ongoing pandemic is exerting the whole world both physically and mentally. One thing is sure to be asked by everyone: when will all this be over? Some think that things will never get back to normal. Acclaimed sci-fi writer Ted Chiang says that “we do...