Measles Complications Can Affect Every Organ: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2020 -- Hepatitis, appendicitis and viral meningitis are among the serious complications that can occur when you get the measles, doctors warn in a new report. The study -- which outlines cases involving three adults who developed...
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We report three cases of acute keratitis in young adults during an epidemic. The epithelial involvement was peripheral, central or diffuse. The outcome was favorable under symptomatic topical treatment. PMID: 32241590 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal Francais d Ophtalmologie - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Fr Ophtalmol Source Type: research
Authors: Dobrescu AE, Basa SN, Cornianu M, Lazăr DC, Suciu SC, Tudor A, Viţa OC, Tarţă-Marcu DC, Barna RA, Lazăr OF Abstract BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) represents a major public health issue, being associated with high morbidity and mortality rates. Previous studies have demonstrated that reduction and∕or absence of E-cadherin expression is correlated with a potential for invasion and low survival rate in patients with HCC. PATIENTS, MATERIALS AND METHODS: We assessed the immunohistochemical expression of E-cadherin in 32 HCCs and peritumoral hepatic tissues using monoclonal anti-E-cadher...
Source: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology - Category: General Medicine Tags: Rom J Morphol Embryol Source Type: research
Endometriosis is a benign complex gynecologic disease characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterus. The intestines are the most common extra-pelvic site affected by endometriosis, with gastrointestinal (GI) involvement reported in up to 12% of women with the disease. In the GI tract, the sigmoid colon is the most commonly involved, followed by the rectum, ileum, appendix and cecum. Endometrial tissue usually implants in the submucosa, muscularis propria or subserosal tissue with rare involvement of the mucosa.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Communication to the Editor Source Type: research
This article includes reporting by Ivet González in Havana, Mario Osava in Rio de Janeiro, and Orlando Milesi in Santiago. The post Latin America Has Weak Defences Against the Pandemic appeared first on Inter Press Service.
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean Population Regional Categories Coronavirus COVID-19 ECLAC Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) Poverty World Health Organ Source Type: news
Publication date: 4 April 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 245, Issue 3276Author(s): Clare Wilson
Source: New Scientist - Category: Science Source Type: research
AbstractA 70-year-old woman has been followed up for chronic hepatitis C and hepatocellular carcinoma which had been successfully controlled by several sessions of radiofrequency ablation. A small cystic lesion in segment IV associated with adjacent intrahepatic duct dilatation was firstly noted 4  years before on MR imaging, which showed gradual increase in size and significant interval change in the MRI signal intensity of the cystic content on the follow-up examinations. The mass finally reached 4 cm in its largest dimension, associated with slightly enhancing thickened wall, suggesting its neoplastic nature. ...
Source: Abdominal Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
AbstractAtezolizumab (Tecentriq®), an immune checkpoint inhibitor against programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1), is the first immunotherapy agent to be approved (for use in combination with nab-paclitaxel) in the USA, the EU (as first-line) and Japan for the treatment of advanced triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). Approval was based on the results of the phase III IMpassion130 trial in patients with unresectable locally advanced or metastatic TNBC, in which atezolizumab plus nab-paclitaxel significantly prolonged progression-free survival (PFS) when compared to placebo plus nab-paclitaxel in the intent-to-treat (ITT) po...
Source: Drugs - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The levels of soluble CD146, ICAM-1, VCAM-1, and VEGF-A were highly elevated in AH patients, and alcohol abstinence did not completely reverse these abnormalities. PMID: 32246771 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Alcohol Clin Exp Res Source Type: research
AbstractTo evaluate the response to hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccine in patients on biological therapy. Adults with autoimmune inflammatory diseases on biological therapy such as anti-TNF α, rituximab, tocilizumab, abatacept, or anakinra were included. Hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs) was measured by ELISA before and after vaccination. Seroconversion was considered when an anti-HBs titer>  10 mIU/mL was achieved. The effect of treatment on the immunoprotective state was studied. The response was compared with that obtained in patients on synthetic disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) a...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Abstinence from alcohol following AC/AH diagnosis was achieved in 39% of patients. Abstinence was not related to increased survival for alcoholic liver disease patients at one-year, which might partly indicate that this might be a marker that some patients were 'too sick to drink'. AC and AH patients who survived one year and remained abstinent had a favorable long-term prognosis. PMID: 32233877 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
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