Heel-prick blood test could predict type 1 diabetes in children
Heel-prick tests are already used in Britain to check for nine rare but serious conditions, including cystic fibrosis and sickle cell disease. Scientists are pushing for diabetes to be added.
Publication date: Available online 24 September 2020Source: Microvascular ResearchAuthor(s): Lauren Van Hove, Kirsten R. Kim, Denise M. Arrick, William G. Mayhan
Integumen, a British company that developed a system to detect the COVID-19 virus in waste water, said the same technology could be deployed in a personalized breath test.Reuters Health Information
ho JN Abstract OBJECTIVE: To know the experiences of family members of children with cystic fibrosis under the light of the theory of Callista Roy. METHOD: Qualitative research that used the adaptation theoretical framework of Callista Roy for inductive content analysis. Fifteen family members, in a university hospital, between 23 and 63 years old, participated in the study, from September to October 2018. RESULTS: Two categories were elaborated: "Evaluation of stimuli" and "Evaluation of behaviors". The first has three subcategories: "focal", "contextual" and &quo...
Abstract OBJECTIVE: to know the family management experience of children with sickle cell disease in the light of the Family Management Style Framework. METHODS: a qualitative case study carried out between September/2015 and July/2016 with 12 members of eight families registered in a blood center in Minas Gerais. The semi-structured interviews were recorded, and the data were analyzed and interpreted by the hybrid model thematic analysis. RESULTS: three management styles were identified: five families in the accommodating style; two families in the struggling style; and only one family in the enduring s...
Authors: Li L, Sun W, Han M, Ying Y, Wang Q Abstract BACKGROUND Early and rapid identification of severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases is important. The present study aimed to investigate the predictors of disease severity and thus determine the trends for disease progression early. MATERIAL AND METHODS Patients with COVID-19 were recruited from Fuyang Second People's Hospital from January to February 2020. Patients' demographic, epidemiological, and clinical data were collected, and the relationships between these variables and disease severity were analyzed. RESULTS A total of 158 cases were included ...
This article reviews the current practice guidelines for SCD, with attention to health maintenance and hydroxyurea.
This article describes the 10-year journey of a research group helping to build the research evidence base for physician assistants (PAs), known as physician associates in the United Kingdom, in the National Health Service in England. It draws out some key issues that may be of interest to those developing PA research programs in different specialties and different countries. PA research also can help healthcare policy makers address growing demand, issues of quality, and cost.
Condition: Malaria,Falciparum Interventions: Drug: Artesunate-amodiaquine combination; Drug: Artemether, Lumefantrine Drug Combination Sponsors: University of Yaounde 1; Malaria Research Capacity Development in West and Central Africa Consortium; Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training and Science Africa Initiative; Wellcome Trust United Kingdom; United Kingdom Department for International Development Recruiting
Condition: Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 Interventions: Drug: HSK7653 10 mg Q2W; Drug: HSK7653 25 mg Q2W; Drug: Linagliptin 5 mg QD Sponsor: Sichuan Haisco Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd. Not yet recruiting
Condition: Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 Interventions: Drug: ORMD-0801; Other: Placebo Sponsor: Oramed, Ltd. Not yet recruiting