@prasoon There has been abundant previous evidence that cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular risk factors play an important role in the etiology of AD, the investigators note. Small HDL particles have neuroprotective properties, but their association with cognition is unknown. Using ion mobility analysis, the researchers identified, counted, and measured the size of individual small HDL particles in CSF and plasma from 180 healthy adults aged 60 years and older (mean age, 76.6 years). A higher number of small HDL particles (7-10.5 nm) in CSF was positively associated with performance in three domains of cognitive function, independent of apolipoprotein E (APOE) ε4 status: age, sex, and years of education.
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RE: 'Good Cholesterol' Protective Against Alzheimer's?
Does Evidence Support Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids?
Dietary supplements that contain omega-3 fatty acids have been widely consumed for years. Researchers have been investigating the benefits of such preparations for cardiovascular, neurological, and psychological conditions. A recently published study on omega-3 fatty acids and depression inspired neurologist Hans-Christoph Diener, MD, PhD, of the Institute for Epidemiology at the University Duisburg-Essen, Germany, to examine scientific publications concerning omega-3 fatty acids or fish-oil capsules in more detail.
Peripartum Treatment in HIV
In any pregnant woman infected with HIV who presents in labor, every effort should be made to continue her ART regimen on schedule in the peripartum period as much as possible to provide maximal virologic effect and to minimize the chance of developing drug resistance. All HIV-infected women with HIV RNA >1,000 copies/mL (or unknown HIV RNA) near delivery should be administered intravenous (IV) zidovudine (ZDV) during labor, in addition to their regular antepartum regimen and regardless of mode of delivery. IV ZDV is no longer required for HIV-infected women receiving combination ART regimens who have HIV RNA ≤1,000 copies/mL near delivery
RE: Pathophysiology of Burning Mouth Syndrome ?
@prasoon The pathophysiology of burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is not understood. It was originally considered a psychogenic illness; however, a neuropathic mechanism for burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is currently favored. This is based on objectively measured abnormalities of physiologic responses of the trigeminal nerve in burning mouth syndrome (BMS) patients. There is also evidence to suggest histopathologic changes in nociceptive fibers in BMS patients. The differentiation between a peripheral versus a central etiology has not been determined. There is evidence to suggest that anxiety is associated with BMS, but whether it is a cause or the result of intractable symptoms has not been elucidated. However, a literature review by Galli et al indicated that both anxiety and depression may significantly contribute to the development of burning mouth syndrome
RE: The Future of Home Health Monitoring!
@simar By collecting a continuous stream of measurements, such monitors can provide a more complete and consistent picture of a patient's health than could be obtained through occasional doctor visits, Serval and other entrepreneurs argue.
Among the new health monitoring devices touted at CES:
Omron's VitalSight, a combination scale and blood pressure cuff, sends data directly into a physician's electronic medical records system without the need for Wi-Fi or cellular connection.
Smart Meter adds blood glucose monitoring to weight and blood pressure measurements using AT&T's Internet of Things cellular technology.
FaceHeart features a camera designed to measure heart rate, heart rate variability, blood pressure, blood oxygen level, respiratory rate, and stress index value in 60 seconds or less by analyzing an image of a person's face.
Aktiia's Blood Pressure Monitor, now in a US clinical trial, offers 24/7 measurement in a wristband. "Cuffs require the patient to interrupt their day, while Aktiia's solution automatically triggers 150 readings per week in multiple body positions, while awake and sleeping," according to a company press release. "It is the only solution able to measure a patient's 'time in range' ― the percentage of time their blood pressure is within a healthy range."
For patients who consider a wristband too bulky, Movano's "smart, sleek and comfortable" finger ring, now in beta testing, is designed to measure heart rate, heart rate variability, sleep, respiration, temperature, blood oxygen, steps, and calories ― with glucose and blood pressure measurements available in the ring's next iteration.
Beds, too, are becoming watchful. Ergomotion's smart bed monitors heart rate and respiratory patterns ― including snoring.
RE: What is malingering? what is the pathophysiology and prognosis?
@kanish Malingering isn’t caused by any physical factors. Rather, it’s the result of someone’s desire to gain a reward or avoid something. That said, malingering is often accompanied by real mood and personality disorders, such as antisocial personality disorder or major depressive disorder. Malingering is an act, not a psychological condition. It involves pretending to have a physical or psychological condition in order to gain a reward or avoid something. For example, people might do it to avoid military service or jury duty. Others might do it to avoid being convicted of a crime. Before suggesting that someone is malingering, it’s important to rule out any possible physical or psychological conditions. Keep in mind that there are certain psychological conditions that might cause someone to unknowingly make up or exaggerate their symptoms.
I am getting gum inflammation and I am on epileptic drugs, what should I do?
Hello, I am getting gum inflammation and I am on epileptic drugs, what should I do? I am 18 years old. My parents are worried for me, I don't want to give them more tension. Please provide me some solutions.
RE: I am getting heart burn regularly, what to do?
@gul Fortunately, you have several options for heartburn relief:
Try eating smaller meals, and don't eat two to three hours before bedtime.
Avoid foods that may trigger heartburn, such as fried food, citrus, tomato, spices, peppermint, chocolate, and carbonated drinks.
Cut back on alcohol and caffeine.
Stop smoking if you smoke.
Lose weight if your doctor says you're overweight.
Cut back on aspirin and pain relievers if you take them often.
Obstetrical Hemorrhage Secondary to Placental Abruption at 17 Weeks of Gestation!!
A 40-year old woman, gravida 4, para 4, presented with sudden lower abdominal pain and severe vaginal bleeding at 17 weeks of gestation. Clinical symptoms and ultra-sonographic finding revealed placental abruption. The volume of bleeding was heavy and led to disseminated intravascular coagulation and hypovolemic shock. Blood transfusion was performed to treat the critical condition. However, the mother’s condition continued to worsen. How to recover this problem?