@rituparna The acute phase SARS-CoV-2 infection "is associated with strokes that have features of both vascular inflammation and thromboembolism," the investigators note. Moreover, following the acute phase of infection, up to three quarters of patients "experience persistent neurologic symptoms not attributable to another diagnosis, including headache, difficulty concentrating, vision changes, disequilibrium, and fatigue
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RE: Even Mild COVID Tied to Vascular Impairment
e-Cigs Don't Help People Quit, May Be Harmful, Clinicians Say
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and other heated tobacco delivery devices are harmful and they don't help people quit smoking, the European Respiratory Society (ERS) says in a new statement. The international group of respiratory doctors and scientists said that programs that use the devices to help smokers quit "are based on incorrect assumptions and undocumented claims."
RE: Can Exercise Prevent Cognitive Decline in Early Parkinson's?
@premomay Previous research shows physical activity has beneficial effects in PD, but the mechanism underlying these effects are not well understood. Additional data suggest physical activity modifies the APOE ε4 effect on the development and progression of AD.
RE: Cardiac Injury Common in COVID-19, Predicts Mortality
@poli A few words of caution though: this study was done on patients who were admitted for hospitalization and may not apply to all patients who are tested as COVID-19-positive. Also, patients with myocardial injury had multiorgan failure, so involvement of the myocardium may not be specific but could be part of the diffuseness of the disease that also involved the heart
AI System Helps Spot Signs of Heart Transplant Rejection
An artificial intelligence (AI) tool can help identify heart transplant rejection and estimate its severity, results of a pilot study suggest. The Cardiac Rejection Assessment Neural Estimator (CRANE) simultaneously addresses detection, subtyping, and grading of allograft rejection in H&E-stained whole-slide images of endomyocardial biopsy samples and is intended to be used in conjunction with the heart transplant team to more quickly and accurately diagnose rejection.
Infectious Disease Is an Increasing Threat From Climate Change
The impact of climate change on human health is broad and far-reaching. It doesn't require much imagination to recognize that rising global temperatures can lead to prolonged extreme heat waves that can cause heat-related deaths and illnesses. But other effects can be more gradual or subtle. Changes in outdoor air quality can affect weather patterns, pollen counts, and air pollution that can increase risk of asthma, allergies, as well as acute and chronic respiratory and cardiovascular disease.
RE: Two Factors Linked to Higher Risk of Long COVID in IBD!
@mukund Large, hospital-based studies of symptoms consistent with long COVID reveal a high prevalence of fatigue, sleep difficulties, and anxiety at 12 weeks or more post-acute infection. Older age, smoking, IBD disease activity, and presence of comorbidities were not associated with a significantly elevated risk of long COVID.
RE: What is the use of hyaluronic acid in dermatology?
@sneha The benefits of hyaluronic acid on the skin has to do with its molecular weight and concentration. In this case, size matters! The molecular weight refers to its mass, or how big the HA molecule is. This is measured in something called unified atomic mass units — daltons, or kDa for short. HA between 50 to 1,000 kDa is the most beneficial for skin, with about 130 kDa being the best, according to the most recent human studies. Anything higher won’t make too much of a difference. Anything lower might cause inflammation. How did we get this number? When you look at studies, you’ll see a pattern, but one of the most thorough studies looked at HA with different molecular weights, including 50, 130, 300, 800, and 2,000 kDa.
RE: My Biochemistry report shows vitamin D deficiency. What could be the possible reasons?
@moumita Vitamin D concentration shows exposure to vitamin D (from dietary intake and sun exposure). Vitamin D has many vital roles to play. It facilitates the absorption of calcium magnesium and phosphorus from the intestine. It also promotes mineralization of bones by maintaining calcium magnesium balance. Vitamin D deficiency could be due to limited Sun exposure, inadequate dietary intake or presence of vitamin D binders in food. You should consult your physician for advice on vitamin D supplementation.
Is a patient with tuberculosis more susceptible to covid?
Hello, one of my distant relative is suffering from tuberculosis. Is a patient with tuberculosis more susceptible to covid? I would like to know about this so that we can take extra care of him. Please leave your comments.