@zeenam Clinicians, patients and caregivers are alerted to the loss of dressing integrity and can replace the dressing when any portion of the perimeter changes to a blue [color]. In addition, the dressing turns blue when the central pad is saturated with fluid, allowing the patient or provider to change the dressing
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RE: Surgical Site Dressing Turns Blue When It Needs Changing
RE: A Novel Target to Improve Outcomes in Late-Life Depression?
@naresh Disturbances were found in resting state functional connectivity (rsFC) between the salience network (SN) and other large-scale networks that support goal-directed behavior, especially in patients with depression who also had features of apathy. Even after participants had completed escitalopram treatment, apathy-related variability in functional connectivity was associated with poor antidepressant response and persistent cognitive dysfunction.
RE: Obesity in Adolescence Raises Risk for Adult Type 1 Diabetes
@prabir In addition to countering the long-held belief that type 1 diabetes is primarily a condition of thin individuals and unrelated to obesity, the data also reinforce the emerging recognition that type 1 diabetes isn't always "juvenile" and in fact often arises in adulthood.
RE: New Blood Biomarker to Detect Early Dementia?
@miraj The researchers measured concentrations of 2-aminoethyl dihydrogen phosphate and taurine in blood plasma samples in 25 patients (21 men; mean age, 71) with a clinical diagnosis of early-stage Alzheimer's based on a Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) score of 0.5, suggesting very mild cognitive impairment, and 25 healthy controls (20 men; mean age, 39). The concentration of 2-aminoethyl dihydrogen phosphate, normalized by the concentration of taurine, reliably distinguished blood samples of early-stage Alzheimer's patients from controls in a blinded analysis. This biomarker "could lead to new understanding of AD disease and lead to new drug candidates," Banack told Medscape Medical News. The researchers note that 2-aminoethyl dihydrogen phosphate plays an important role in the structure and function of cellular membranes.
Flavonoids Dietary 'Powerhouses' for Cognitive Decline Prevention
Eating at least half a serving per day of foods rich in flavonoids — like strawberries, oranges, peppers, and apples — may help lower the risk of age-related cognitive decline, new research shows. Among the different types of flavonoids, flavones (found in some spices and yellow or orange fruits and vegetables) and anthocyanins (found in blueberries, blackberries, and cherries) seem to have most protective effect, the researchers report.
Pathophysiology of acute urticaria?
Urticaria (hives) is a vascular reaction of the skin marked by the transient appearance of smooth, slightly elevated papules or plaques (wheals) that are erythematous and that are often attended by severe pruritus. Individual lesions resolve without scarring in several hours. Most cases of urticaria are self-limited and of short duration; the eruption rarely lasts more than several days, it but may be recurrent over weeks. Chronic urticaria is defined as urticaria with recurrent episodes lasting longer than 6 weeks.
RE: Which medication can I use for head lice?
@mishtu According to Sanofi Pasteur’s 2014 survey, moms who chose prescription treatments were more likely to be satisfied (91 percent) than moms who chose over-the-counter treatments (79 percent). There are several prescription products that kill head lice. Always start with clean hair, but avoid using a combination shampoo-and-conditioner product before lice treatment application. In addition, you shouldn’t wash your or your child’s hair one to two days after you remove the lice medicine. Keep the application on the hair and scalp only. Follow the instructions on the package. Possible side effects of prescription treatment include:
a burning sensation where you apply the medication
skin, scalp, and eye irritation
RE: Vitamin C deficiency- how to replenish?
@mishtu The treatment for vitamin C deficiency is to replace the vitamin C that is lacking in your diet. This can be achieved by taking vitamin C supplements and by eating a diet rich in vitamin C. You may be referred to a dietician for help. After a period of time, vitamin C supplements can usually be stopped. However, it is important to continue to eat a diet rich in vitamin C after the supplements are stopped. This will help you to avoid becoming deficient in vitamin C again.