@kanish topic diseases and HE were linked: atopic dermatitis (adjusted odds ratio [aOR], 9.66; 95% CI, 8.03 - 11.66), asthma (aOR, 1.38; 95% CI, 1.12 - 1.71), and allergic rhinoconjunctivitis (aOR, 1.28; 95% CI, 1.04 - 1.56). Sex did not affect the link between atopic diseases and HE. Respondents who reported visible mold or mold odor in their apartment had higher risk for HE than those without a history of mold exposure (OR, 1.32; 95% CI, 1.07 - 1.61)
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RE: Many Factors Linked With Higher, Lower Risk for Hand Eczema
RE: FDA Cautions Against Using OTC Products to Remove Skin Spots, Moles
@vatan These products come in the form of gels, liquids, sticks, or ointments and commonly contain ingredients like salicylic acid, which are cytotoxic, or cell-killing. These chemicals are what make the products potentially dangerous, as each contains unregulated, and likely very high, amounts of these corrosive agents. Even products marketed as natural or organic have these same issues
RE: Atypical Anxiety an Intervention Target in Parkinson's?
@harry The symptomatology of anxiety NOS included psychological distress about the PD diagnosis, insecurity about the future, fear of losing control of motor and bodily functions, and social embarrassment. Clinically, anxiety NOS was associated with a range of factors including minor depression, on-off motor symptoms, muscle cramps, poor quality of life, and gait impairment.
RE: 'High Normal' Sodium, Poor Hydration Linked to Heart Failure
@harry Normal serum sodium is usually defined as 135 to 146 mmol/L, Dmitrieva explained, and this study only involved patients in ARIC with sodium levels in this range, to try to exclude patients with genetic or water-salt balance diseases. The findings suggest that a serum sodium level of 142 to 146 mmol/L, which would not be flagged as abnormal by a test lab, "can be used by clinicians as a warning sign" for a patient's increased risk for HF, she noted. Clinicians should explain this risk to patients and advise them to drink at least 2 L per day. However, people should not try to reduce their sodium levels by drinking more than 2 to 3 L per day, she cautioned, which can be harmful and even deadly, and should consult their doctor.
RE: Bariatric Surgery Can Lead to Diabetes Remission, Cut Cancer Risk
@harry It is well established that obesity is a risk factor for 13 types of cancer, and some of these cancers (liver, pancreatic, endometrial, colon and rectal, breast, and bladder) may be related to type 2 diabetes. And bariatric surgery has been shown to reduce cancer risk in patients with obesity. However, it is not clear how bariatric surgery may affect cancer risk in patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes. To study this, the researchers examined data from 393 patients who underwent bariatric surgery and 308 patients who received usual obesity treatment, who were part of the SOS study. The SOS study enrolled men with a body mass index (BMI) ≥ 34 kg/m2, and women with a BMI ≥ 38 kg/m2 who were 37 to 60 years old, between 1987 to 2001. The current study outcome — cancer incidence in patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes — was not a prespecified outcome
RE: Cancer Patients Vulnerable to COVID Misinformation
@harish A recent study found that adult cancer patients are more vulnerable to COVID misinformation compared with healthy controls, building on an earlier finding of similar vulnerabilities among parents of children with cancer compared with parents of healthy children. It doesn't matter what you search for, there is an overwhelming level of information online.
FDA Clears Cetirizine Eye Drops for Allergic Conjunctivitis
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first topical ocular formulation of the antihistamine cetirizine for the treatment of ocular itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis. The efficacy of cetirizine ophthalmic solution 0.24% (Zerviate, Nicox SA) was demonstrated in three randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled, conjunctival antigen challenge clinical trials in patients with a history of allergic conjunctivitis, according to a company news release.
Dry, Itchy Eyes Could Mean More Than Just Allergy
Patients with allergic eye symptoms can also have concomitant dry eye disease, and the combination of the two conditions often means that symptoms are more numerous and more severe. The treatment of patients suffering from both allergic conjunctivitis and dry eye disease includes discontinuation of many oral antihistamines, as they have anticholinergic properties that exacerbate dryness.
RE: Childhood-Onset Insomnia Persists Into Adolescence and Adulthood!
@aman mong children with insomnia symptoms at baseline, 53.7% had persistence of insomnia symptoms in adolescence and 61.9% had symptoms in young adulthood; 46.3% and 38.1% remitted at these times. Among children with insomnia symptoms at adolescence, 57.5% and 42.5% had persistence and remittance, respectively, in young adulthood. In children with insomnia at baseline, therefore, the most frequent developmental trajectory was persistence (43.3%) followed by remission (26.9% since childhood and 11.2% since adolescence) and a waxing and waning pattern (18.6%)
RE: Long COVID Symptoms Linked to Effects on Vagus Nerve!
@debraj Most long COVID subjects with vagus nerve dysfunction symptoms had a range of significant, clinically-relevant, structural and/or functional alterations in their vagus nerve, including nerve thickening, trouble swallowing, and symptoms of impaired breathing. The study appears to add to a growing collection of data suggesting at least some of the symptoms of long COVID is mediated through a direct impact on the nervous system. Establishing vagal nerve damage is useful information, as there are recognized, albeit not perfect, treatments for other causes of vagal nerve dysfunction that may be extrapolated to be beneficial for people with this type of long COVID.