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Hearing impairment and tinnitus: prevalence, risk factors, and outcomes in US service members and veterans deployed to the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars - Theodoroff SM, Lewis MS, Folmer RL, Henry JA, Carlson KF.

Hearing loss and tinnitus are the 2 most prevalent service-connected disabilities among veterans in the United States. Veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and New Dawn have been exposed to multiple hazards associated with these conditio...
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

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AbstractObjectiveRecent literature reveals worse periodontal health condition in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). However, roles of AS-related parameters, periodontal condition, and their association appear unclear. This cross-sectional study aimed at investigating dental and periodontal health as well as potentially periodontal pathogenic bacteria in patients with AS compared to healthy control subjects (HC).MethodsDental examination comprised dental findings (DMF-T), periodontal probing depth (PPD), bleeding on probing, clinical attachment loss (CAL), papillary bleeding index, and microbiological analysis based on polymerase...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
In conclusion, IA injection of PN-KGN is a better potential strategy to treat OA, with long-time cartilage protection and less IA injections. PMID: 29667446 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Drug Delivery - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Drug Deliv Source Type: research
Harry Burns was a surgeon, who gave up his career in that discipline to become a public health doctor. Eventually that lead to him being the last Chief Medical Officer of Scotland, and now he ’s professor of global public health at the University of Strathclyde. Scotland has always had a separate NHS, but since devolution, the parliament there has...
Source: The BMJ Podcast - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: podcasts
The week of April 23-27 has been designated as National Pediatric Transplant Week.  This week is to bring attention to the great need for organ donations and to honor  donors and their families whose incredibly selfless gift has given someone the gift of life.While most of us will never experience the need for a transplant, there are many of us who know someone who has a debilitating condition such as kidney dialysis that are in need of a transplant.Right now there are almost 2,000 children on the national transplant list.  Those needing hearts, lungs, eyes, tissue, liver, kidney, or some other body part are...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - Category: Pediatrics Tags: Volunteer Opportunities Source Type: news
We appreciate the opportunity to emphasize the value of lifelong limb preservation (LLP) as a valuable patient-centered outcome measure. Dr Kuo et  al raise several questions, all of which revolve around the “legitimacy” of not censoring death as an outcome in our life-table analysis. This conceptual stumbling block arises from the specific nature of limb salvage procedures and the context within which they are performed. The purpose of l ower extremity revascularization is not to prolong life but to avoid amputation and disability in the final few years of life.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
[Guardian] In consolidation of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode's all-inclusive policy, the Lagos State government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Sociology, Lagos State University (LASU) to collate data of Persons Living with Disabilities (PWDs) in the state.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
You’ve heard it a million times — exercise benefits your body, your brain, and your quality of life. You’re sold, but the problem is it can be hard to carve the needed time out of a busy day. If your schedule is putting the squeeze on your workouts, there may be a way to get the same fitness benefits in less time: interval training. Interval training uses short bursts of strenuous activity to ramp up your heart rate and boost your fitness. The word strenuous probably sounds a little scary if your fitness level is closer to couch potato than super athlete, but interval training can work for almost anyone. ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Diet and Weight Loss Exercise and Fitness Health Source Type: blogs
Brits are known for their love of tea and it turns out different types have health benefits too: a scientist at the University of Leeds this week claimed out that camomile can help to manage diabetes.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: Our results show unsatisfactory improvement in patients with irreparable RCT treated with the sub-acromial balloon spacer. Careful patient selection with attention to preoperative ROM should be considered. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Therapeutic level IV. PMID: 29665765 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong) Source Type: research
Conclusions: The obtained results show that the proposed approach achieves a competitive performance compared to state-of-the-art models in dealing with the clinical risk prediction problem. In addition, our approach can extract informative risk factors of ACS via a reconstructive learning strategy. Some of these extracted risk factors are not only consistent with existing medical domain knowledge, but also contain suggestive hypotheses that could be validated by further investigations in the medical domain.
Source: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
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