Mortality profiles among people living with HIV/AIDS: comparison between Rio de Janeiro and other federative units between 1999 and 2015
Conclusion: These data suggest that tuberculosis remains a major cause of death among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Rio de Janeiro, highlighting the need for studies that identify individual-level factors impacting their survival, thus improving local HIV/AIDS control measures.
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2020Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional RadiologyAuthor(s): Kasey Halsey, Jing Wu, Chang Su, Ben Hsieh, Thomas Yi, Scott A. Collins, Benjamin Kimia, Paul J. Zhang, Terrance Healey, Zishu Zhang, Harrison X. Bai
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2020Source: European Journal of RadiologyAuthor(s): Lisa Loi, Ferdinand Zimmermann, Steffen Goerke, Andreas Korzowski, Jan-Eric Meissner, Katerina Deike-Hofmann, Anne Stieber, Peter Bachert, Mark Edward Ladd, Heinz-Peter Schlemmer, Sebastian Bickelhaupt, Sarah Schott, Daniel Paech
ConclusionThe proposed multiparametric MRI-based SLICs+MTh method performs noninvasive assessment of NACT response in osteosarcoma that may improve cancer treatment monitoring, planning, and overall prognosis.Key Points• The simple linear iterative clustering supervoxels and Otsu multithresholding-based technique (SLICs+MTh) successfully estimates the proportion of necrosis, viable tumor, and edema in osteosarcoma in the course of chemotherapy.• The proposed technique is noninvasive and uses multiparametric MRI to measure necrosis as an indication of anticancer treatment response.• SLICs+MTh-based necrosis w...
CONCLUSIONS: The average patient is middle aged (often male) with a history of subacute back pain, sometimes presenting fever and/or neurological damage on diagnosis. Acute phase reactants are frequently raised. Diabetes mellitus, endocarditis and immunosuppressed patients may have the worst chance of a good outcome, therefore these patients should be more carefully managed (always try to obtain an imaging-guided biopsy, correct antibiotic treatment, and a functional and clinical follow-up). PMID: 32446680 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2020Source: Pathology - Research and PracticeAuthor(s): Tania Franceschini, Elisa Capizzi, Francesco Massari, Riccardo Schiavina, Michelangelo Fiorentino, Francesca Giunchi
Psychologists say anxiety and uncertainty prompt irrational decisions — like turning down a transplant when an organ becomes available.
TYPE 2 diabetes does not pose a threat if you keep blood sugar levels under control. Diet acts as the ultimate bulwark against high blood sugar levels and a natural green powder has been proven to lower blood sugar.
Publication date: Available online 25 May 2020Source: Brazilian Journal of OtorhinolaryngologyAuthor(s): Lucia Joffily, Aluan Ungierowicz, Andrea Goldwasser David, Bruna Melo, César Leandro Terra Brito, Luciane Mello, Priscilla de Souza Campos dos Santos, Rogério Pezato
Publication date: Available online 25 May 2020Source: Brazilian Journal of OtorhinolaryngologyAuthor(s): Eduardo Macoto Kosugi, Joel Lavinsky, Fabrizio Ricci Romano, Marco Aurélio Fornazieri, Gabriela Ricci Luz-Matsumoto, Marcus Miranda Lessa, Otavio Piltcher, Geraldo Druck Sant’Anna
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2020Source: Canadian Journal of DiabetesAuthor(s): Jacob M. Zamora, Jason M. Kong