Monthly Archives : December 2014

hpv vaccine

All About The New HPV Vaccine

Gardasil 9 is a new vaccine approved for use in females ages 9 through 26 and males ages 9 through 15. It is approved for the prevention of cervical, vulvar, vaginal and anal cancers caused by HPV The U.S. Food…

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eye floaters

What are Eye Floaters?

Most people have floaters and learn to ignore them. Those who experience a sudden increase in floaters, flashes of light in peripheral vision, or a loss of peripheral vision should have an eye care professional examine their eyes as soon…

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Superbug Infections Could Kill Millions Per Year

The British government says higher rates of drug-resistant infections could lead to 10 million deaths per year and cost $100 trillion. Drug-resistant infections currently kill more than 50,000 people every year in the U.S. and Europe. According to a new…

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Misdiagnosed pneumothorax

Undiagnosed Pneumothorax as the Cause for Emphysema

Misdiagnosed pneumothorax interpreted as necrotizing fasciitis of the chest wall: case report of a potentially preventable death Background: Subcutaneous emphysema is an uncommon clinical finding associated both with benign sources and potentially deadly necrotizing infections.  Wide ranges of causes exist…

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Muscle metastases

Muscle Metastases in Different Primary Tumours

Muscle metastases: comparison of features in different primary tumours Background: Muscle metastases (MM) from solid tumours are rare. The aim of this study was to describe radiological features of MM, and to compare their  patterns in different malignancies. Methods: A…

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Norovirus Infection Can Occur in Emtuzumab Treatment

Norovirus-related chronic diarrhea in a patient treated with alemtuzumab for chronic lymphocytic leukemia Background: Norovirus infection is increasingly recognized as an important cause of persistent gastroenteritis in immunocompromised hosts and can be a  potential cause of morbidity in these populations….

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immunotherapy needle

Allergen Immunotherapy and Risk of Intramuscular Injections

Patients on subcutaneous allergen immunotherapy are at risk of intramuscular injections Background: Allergen-specific subcutaneous immunotherapy is an effective treatment for certain allergic disorders. Ideally, it should be administered into  the subcutaneous space in the mid-posterolateral upper arm. Injections are commonly…

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gait initiation

Obesity Affect Balance and Gait Pattern

Center of pressure displacements during gait initiation in individuals with obesity Background: Obesity is known to affect balance and gait pattern increasing the risk of fall and injury as compared to the lean population. Such risk is  particularly high during…

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Alzheimer ’s Disease Dementia Can Be Cost Effective

Early intervention in Alzheimer ’ s disease: a health economic study of the effects of diagnostic timing Background: Intervention and treatment in Alzheimer’s disease dementia (AD-dementia) can be cost effective but the majority of patients are not diagnosed  in a…

0 Comments / 7 View / December 14, 2014

flu forecast

Disease Experts Create Flu Forecast

Flu misery avoidance tool is a flu-forecasting model, developed by infectious disease experts at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.  

0 Comments / 7 View / December 12, 2014