Cellular cytokine and chemokine responses to parasite antigens and fungus and mite allergens in children co-infected with helminthes and protozoa parasites

Conclusions: In children co-infected with helminthes and protozoan parasites a mixed cellular response profile of both inflammatory and regulatory chemokines and cytokines was stimulated by individual antigens and allergens, pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines enhanced with an increasing number of parasite infections, and in poly-parasitized children skin prick test reactivity to allergens extracts was highest.
Source: Journal of Inflammation - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Nursing Research - Category: Nursing Tags: MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR Source Type: research
Conclusions To enhance HRQoL in patients who had received PCI, their post-PCI physical and psychological symptoms should be regularly assessed. Furthermore, intervention strategies aimed to improve quality of life in patients with severe functional limitations and those receiving family care are necessary.
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
Background The prevalence of dementia in Taiwan continues to rise, and related patient care is becoming challenging for family members and caregivers. Nondrug treatments are often used as a care strategy to alleviate the behaviors associated with worsening dementia. Many international researchers have examined the effectiveness of drama therapy on dementia care. However, there is a lack of related studies in Taiwan. Purpose The aim of this study was to examine the effects of drama therapy in terms of improving depressive symptoms, attention, and quality of life in patients with senile dementia. Methods A ...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
This study was designed to examine the influence of perceived social support (emotional and informational, tangible, affectionate, and positive social interaction), stress level, and functional independence on depressive symptoms in survivors of stroke. Methods A cross-sectional observational study design in outpatient settings and rehabilitation centers was conducted. A convenience sample of 135 survivors of stroke completed the psychometrically valid instruments. Results Most of the sample had mild or moderate depressive symptoms (26% and 29%, respectively). The mean score for perceived social support was 7...
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
Conclusions/Implications for Practice Health providers should be aware of the potentially higher risk of suicidal behavior among adolescents after early sexual initiation. Given the extreme sensitivity and vulnerability of this target population, a multidisciplinary school- or community-based intervention program to promote the mental health of affected individuals and the general student population is warranted.
Source: Journal of Nursing Research - Category: Nursing Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
ConclusionsCOMET is a promising transdiagnostic intervention producing moderate enhancements in low self-esteem and moderate reductions in comorbid depression compared to control conditions in a variety of emotional disorders.Study RegistrationProspero ID: CRD42021237905.
Source: Cognitive Therapy and Research - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
The world of commercial probiotics is evolving rapidly as the science of the microbiome continues to unfold. Unfortunately, the current crop of commercial probiotics provide limited benefits, as they are generally concocted in a haphazard fashion. Most current commercial probiotics are a slap-dash collection of microbes, each of which is believed to be beneficial or at least not harmful.They provide limited benefits that include helping suppress the proliferation (but not usually eradicating) unhealthy species such as Klebsiella and Staphylococcus, encourage production of intestinal mucus and strengthening the intestinal i...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Open microbiota probiotic super gut Source Type: blogs
SUNDAY, Jan. 23, 2022 -- If winter gets you down, you may have a form of depression called SAD. That's short for seasonal affective disorder. SAD brings on mood changes during fall and winter, when there is less sunlight, and symptoms typically...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
I understand what it feels like to be in the depths of depression and hopelessness. I have had a lifelong battle with stuttering, obsessive-compulsive tendencies, depression, and suicide. I continually fight these battles and have learned to heal and recover through family, friends, and ultra-running. Since attempting to take my life on September 12, 2009,Read more …Coming back from the brink of burnout originally appeared inKevinMD.com.
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Psychiatry Source Type: blogs
SUNDAY, Jan. 23, 2022 -- If winter gets you down, you may have a form of depression called SAD. That's short for seasonal affective disorder. SAD brings on mood changes during fall and winter, when there is less sunlight, and symptoms typically ease...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
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