Joint Guidelines Favor Antibody Testing for Lyme Disease Joint Guidelines Favor Antibody Testing for Lyme Disease

New clinical practice guidelines on Lyme disease place a strong emphasis on antibody testing to assess for rheumatologic and neurologic syndromes.Medscape Medical News
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Source: Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Department: INFECTION PREVENTION Source Type: research
Semin Neurol 2021; 41: 673-685 DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1726358Facial palsy is a common neurologic concern and is the most common cranial neuropathy. The facial nerve contains motor, parasympathetic, and special sensory functions. The most common form of facial palsy is idiopathic (Bell's palsy). A classic presentation requires no further diagnostic measures, and generally improves with a course of corticosteroid and antiviral therapy. If the presentation is atypical, or concerning features are present, additional studies such as brain imaging and cerebrospinal fluid analysis may be indicated. Many conditions may present with f...
Source: Seminars in Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Web search data, given the limitations noted, are able to directly provide spatiotemporal mapping regarding the needs of the Internet-using population. They are particularly useful in situations where traditional health data are limited or unavailable.PMID:34812913 | PMC:PMC8609262 | DOI:10.1007/s00105-021-04918-x
Source: Der Hautarzt: Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
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Conclusions: For patients in endemic regions who describe symptoms suggestive of intracranial hypertension and papilledema, especially accompanied by facial nerve palsy and other cranial nerve palsies, underlying neurologic LB should be considered.
Source: Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Contribution Source Type: research
NIH researcher Andaleeb Sajid discusses her study ’s finding that ticks were unable to feed on vaccinated guinea pigs, preventing transmission of the pathogen that causes Lyme disease.
Source: The Scientist - Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news
Could wildfires be depleting the ozone all over again? Staff Writer Paul Voosen talks with host Sarah Crespi about the evidence from the Polarstern research ship for wildfire smoke lofting itself high into the stratosphere, and how it can affect the ozone layer once it gets there. Next, we talk ticks—the ones that bite, take blood, and can leave you with a nasty infection. Andaleeb Sajid, a staff scientist at the National Cancer Institute, joins Sarah to talk about her Science Translational Medicine paper describing an mRNA vaccine intended to reduce the length of tick bites to before the pests can transmit diseases...
Source: Science Magazine Podcast - Category: Science Authors: Source Type: podcasts
By MARIE DUNN A little more than 20 years ago, the IOM report To Err is Human catalyzed the profession around the realization that our health care system was killing around 98,000 people a year from medical error. I am part of a generation of professionals that learned to adopt systems thinking; to measure, monitor, and improve; and to ultimately improve quality of care.  Today, we face a different set of challenges. Health care is in the midst of a global pandemic, a reckoning with systemic racism, not to mention the great resignation. But also, we face a climate crisis. Are these things connected? Is there som...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Policy Climate Change Marie Dunn Pandemic Source Type: blogs
Trop Doct. 2021 Nov 18:494755211049031. doi: 10.1177/00494755211049031. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTSpirochaetes comprise a heterogenous group of gram negative, motile, spiral shaped bacteria. Some of these pathogens are known to cause numerous human diseases such as Lyme disease, relapsing fever, syphilis and leptospirosis. However, intestinal spirochetosis is a rare condition. Patients frequently present with long-term complaints of loose stools, abdominal pain and weight loss and rectal bleeding. Hence to establish a diagnosis an endoscopy with biopsy is required. In this article, we describe four such cases, having d...
Source: Tropical Doctor - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
In this study, statistical acrylamide-based cationic glycopolymers with glucose or galactose pendant groups were synthesized by reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization, and the effects of the saccharide pendant group and cationic monomer loading on polymer cytotoxicity, RNA complexation, and SelK gene knockdown in ISE6 cells were evaluated. All polymers exhibited low cytotoxicity, yet RNA/copolymer complex cell uptake and gene knockdown were highly dependent on the saccharide structure and the N:P (amino to phosphate groups) ratio.PMID:34793129 | DOI:10.1021/acs.biomac.1c00824
Source: Biomacromolecules - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Source Type: research
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