Controlling Healthcare-Associated Respiratory Infections Controlling Healthcare-Associated Respiratory Infections
What strategies may help reduce the incidence of healthcare-associated respiratory viral infections? Which are most effective?Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
Eric Topol and Abraham Verghese talk with emergency medicine physician Uch é Blackstock about the real changes that could bring about health equity.'I'm hopeful,'she says.Medscape
FDA is warning that taking higher than recommended doses of the common over-the-counter (OTC) allergy medicine Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can lead to serious heart problems, seizures, coma, or even death.
[A REPORT ON 2017 NATIONWIDE SURVEY OF IMMEDIATE TYPE FOOD ALLERGIES IN JAPAN (SUPPORTED BY A GRANT FROM "CONSUMER AFFAIRS AGENCY, GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN")]. Arerugi. 2020;69(8):701-705 Authors: Imai T, Sugizaki C, Ebisawa M PMID: 32963194 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Abstract The case involved a man in his forties. While working at the restaurant that the patient runs, the patient experienced a stab-like pain on the left shoulder and developed systemic pruritic eruptions. He was diagnosed with anaphylaxis upon visiting our emergency department. Conjunctival hyperemia, lip swelling, cold sweats, and nausea presented later. A cap fluorescence enzyme immunoassay using the serum of the patient showed specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) positivity for wasps; therefore, we hypothesized that he had anaphylaxis caused by the insect's sting. Insects of the same species as that by which the...
FDA warns against taking higher than recommended doses of over-the-counter Benadryl, which can lead to serious problems and death. We are aware of news reports of teens misusing the drug after participating in “Benadryl Challenge” on TikTok
Conclusion: Adult AR sufferers have a distinct gut microbiome profile, marked by a reduced microbial diversity and altered abundance of certain microbes compared to controls. The results of this study provide evidence that unique gut microbial patterns occur in AR sufferers in adulthood and warrant further examination in the form of mechanistic studies.Int Arch Allergy Immunol
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) New findings by scientists at the National Institutes of Health and their collaborators help explain why some people with COVID-19 develop severe disease. The findings also may provide the first molecular explanation for why more men than women die from COVID-19.
Overkill: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far by Paul Offit M.D.I am admittedly a huge fanboy of Paul Offit, an infectious disease guru at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, one of the preeminent pediatric hospitals in the world. His latest bookOverall: When Modern Medicine Goes Too Far, is a collection of medical facts that are already known to the well-read individual, but fly in the face of wrongly-held, out-dated, commonly-believed medical concepts. The majority of the incorrect information was previously considered the standard of care, but newer and better science and studies have clearly demonstrated ...
We describe a homozygous mutation in NFKB1 (G960R) that interrupts T and B cell maturation and is associated with severe viral, microbial and fungal infections during infancy.
Capsule Summary: Clinical data from 94 SARS-CoV-2-infected individuals affected by inborn errors of immunity provide initial insights into the requirements and redundancies of immune pathways in host defense against and severity of SARS-CoV-2 infection.