Doctors explain why fully vaccinated Colin Powell was at increased risk of death from COVID-19

Doctors say Colin Powell's age, his battle with multiple myeloma - a type of blood cancer - and Parkinson's contributed to his heightened risk of death from Covid despite being fully vaccinated.
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This study provides pilot data for the further development ofL. casei exoproducts as an anti-inflammatory or anti-proliferative agent for the treatment of inflammatory and cancer diseases in gut. However, more data is needed before final conclusions ofL. casei cell-free supernatant ’s efficacy can be drawn.
Source: Inflammation - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
AbstractCurrently, the world is witnessing the pandemic of COVID-19, a disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Reported differences in clinical manifestations and outcomes in SARS-CoV-2 infection could be attributed to factors such as virus replication, infiltration of inflammatory cells, and altered cytokine production. Virus-induced aberrant and excessive cytokine production has been linked to the morbidity and mortality of several viral infections. Using a Luminex platform, we investigated plasma cytokine and chemokine levels of 27 analytes from hospitalized asymptomatic (n = 39) and mildly symptomatic (n = ...
Source: Archives of Virology - Category: Virology Source Type: research
Dec 6 2021 2:00PM toJan 15 2022 12:00AMChallenge.govThe National Science Foundation is announcing the TAKING ACTION: COVID-19 DIVERSITY, EQUITY, &INCLUSION Challenge to public or private, non-profit, two- and four-year Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs)  its territories and possessions. ****Register for the December 6th 2pm webinar on preparing entries
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Source: Risk Management and Healthcare Policy - Category: Health Management Tags: Risk Management and Healthcare Policy Source Type: research
AbstractUltrasonography is known to have many applications in the diagnoses of diseases, as well as in guiding medical practitioners through precise medical procedures. However, its use as a post-mortem radiographic modality has been limited.  Post-mortem ultrasonographic techniques are considered to be a safer alternative to high-risk post-mortem procedures, especially in infectious diseases. The present communication discusses the possibilities of using ultrasonography in post-mortem examinations in times of the ongoing COVID-19 pa ndemic to minimize the associated risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection of thos...
Source: Journal of Ultrasound - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsWe presented a review of the segmentation and classification methods for tumours detected in BUS images. This review paper selected old and recent studies on segmenting and classifying tumours in BUS images.
Source: Journal of Ultrasound - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
AbstractWe read the recentAnatomical Sciences Education articles by Harmon et al. (2021) and Attardi et al. (2022) with great interest. These studies rendered a clear picture of the paradigm shifts in anatomy teaching before and during the Covid-19 pandemic. The authors found that there was a significant decrease in face-to-face interactions and cadaver-based instructions because compulsory lockdowns have necessitated virtual classes to maintain student safety (Harmon et al., 2021, Attardi et al., 2022).
Source: Anatomical Sciences Education - Category: Anatomy Authors: Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research
ConclusionAlthough results have to be interpreted with caution due to the large heterogeneity, the superior response rate of TARE and TACE compared to chemo-infusion suggests first choice of TARE or TACE in chemorefractory LMBC patients. Chemo-infusion could be considered in LMBC patients not suitable for TARE or TACE.Level of Evidence3a-
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
WHO names variant found in Belgium and Israel OmicronWhite House adviser Fauci: no indication variant is in USBioNTech says vaccine can be tweaked in 100 days if neededJoe Biden ’s chief medical adviser, Anthony Fauci, said on Friday there was “no indication” the new “Omicron” coronavirus variant discovered in southern Africa had reached the US.Nonetheless, the the Biden administration said it would restrict travel from South Africa and seven other countries in southern Africa, starting on Monday.Continue reading...
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This study showed that the leakage of this mitochondrial nucleic material may occur as a result of mitochondrial dysfunction, which may involve genetic mutations in genes encoding mitochondrial proteins or incomplete degradation of mitochondrial dsDNA in the lysosome - which is a 'degradation factory' of the cell. Upon the leakage into the cytoplasm, this undegraded dsDNA is detected by a 'foreign' DNA sensor of the cytoplasm (IFI16) which then triggers the upregulation of mRNAs encoding for inflammatory proteins." Using a PD zebrafish model (gba mutant), the researchers demonstrated that a combination of PD-li...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
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