Zimbabwe: Reflecting On the Aids Pandemic in Zimbabwe

[The Herald] In 1981 a lethal disease was reported among men who have sex with men in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco in the United States of America. Reports of the disease, which weakened the immune system leading to opportunistic infections such as Kaposi's sarcoma and pneumocystis pneumonia and certain death, appeared in the media including here in Zimbabwe.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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Publication date: Available online 16 November 2019Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Lucy Grant, Ian Morgan, VaiyaPuri Sumathi, Nabeel SalmonsAbstractA 31-year-old female with a history of polycystic ovary syndrome and two recent miscarriages presented with symptoms of a transient ischemic attack. Echocardiography to assess for possible embolic source identified a 4.8 cm left atrial mass, presumed to be an atrial myxoma.At surgery the tumor was suspicious of malignancy. Histopathology revealed a heterogeneous hyper- and hypo-cellular spindle cell tumor showing mild atypia. Atrial myxoma markers were negati...
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: March 2020Source: Materials Science and Engineering: C, Volume 108Author(s): Nehal Salahuddin, Mohamed Abdelwahab, Mohamed Gaber, Sahar ElneanaeyAbstractBiodegradable, biocompatible and non-toxic polymer-based nanoparticles are the novel nanotherapeutic tool which is used for adsorption and encapsulation drugs. Extended release formulation of Norfloxacin antibiotic, chemotherapeutic agent model, drug in the form of encapsulated and loaded poly (lactic acid) nanocomposites-based Titanium dioxide (PLA/TiO2) was developed. Nanocomposites were prepared using different contents (1, 3, 5 wt %) and morphologie...
Source: Materials Science and Engineering: C - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
The Advanced Rheumatology Course (ARC) carries the distinction of being the first online educational product of the ACR/ARP. In the early 2000s, members of the College thoughtfully considered action needed to efficiently prepare health professionals looking to enter the rheumatology workforce. A decision was made to create online educational products with the specific target audience... [Read More]
Source: The Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Education & Training From the College Advanced Rheumatology Course (ARC) eLearning nurse practitioner physician assistants Source Type: research
A 56-year-old automobile mechanic was referred to our rheumatology service by his orthopedist to evaluate left posterior knee pain and swelling that had been present for three months. The patient had undergone bilateral total knee arthroplasties (TKAs) for sports-related osteo­arthritis three years before. In addition to the knee pain, the patient described several years of... [Read More]
Source: The Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Conditions Home Slider Rheumatoid Arthritis knee arthroplasty knee swelling popliteal cyst synovitis Source Type: research
Authors: Tosoni A, Paratore M, Piscitelli P, Addolorato G, De Cosmo S, Mirijello A, Internal Medicine Sepsis Study Group Abstract Procalcitonin (PCT) is a circulating polypeptide produced in response to bacterial infections. Studies conducted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) setting have demonstrated its utility as a biomarker of bacterial infection and sepsis. Thus, PCT is widely used to distinguish between sepsis and SIRS, and to guide antibiotic therapy. At present sepsis represents a frequent diagnosis among patients admitted to Internal Medicine (IM) departments. Basing on the knowledge derived from ICU studie...
Source: Panminerva Medica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research
Conclusion: ARL is a heterogeneous disease. Histologic subtype is a major determinant of the clinical outcome. ADL has significantly lower CD4 counts than those of NADL. There is an urgent and unmet need for uniform management guidelines for improving outcomes in this under-represented patient population. PMID: 31730692 [PubMed]
Source: Blood Research - Category: Hematology Tags: Blood Res Source Type: research
tyna Kanold Andrei Tchirkov Florence Brugnon Ewing sarcoma (EWS) is a common pediatric solid tumor with high metastatic potential. Due to toxic effects of treatments on reproductive functions, the cryopreservation of ovarian tissue (OT) or testicular tissue (TT) is recommended to preserve fertility. However, the risk of reintroducing residual metastatic tumor cells should be evaluated before fertility restoration. Our goal was to validate a sensitive and specific approach for EWS minimal residual disease (MRD) detection in frozen germinal tissues. Thawed OT (n = 12) and TT (n = 14) were contaminated with tumor RD-E...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
(CNN) — Every 15 minutes, someone in the United States dies of a superbug that has learned to outsmart even our most sophisticated antibiotics, according to a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s about 35,000 deaths each year from drug-resistant infections, according to the landmark report. The report places five drug-resistant superbugs on the CDC’s “urgent threat” list — two more germs than were on the CDC’s list in 2013, the last time the agency issued a report on antibiotic resistance. Genetic research shows germs have become especially adep...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Boston News Featured Health Antibiotics Bacteria CNN Superbugs Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: The expectation regarding hearing aid provision has to be adjusted according to maximum word recognition score, the derived quality measures, degree of hearing loss, and audiogram type. PMID: 31728573 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: HNO - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research
Men whose sexual behaviors place them at risk of HIV often exhibit a "cluster" of behaviors, including alcohol misuse and violence against women. Called the "Substance Abuse, Violence and AIDS (SAVA) syndemic," this intersecting set of issues is poorly und...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
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