@harish Hand eczema is also common among hairdressers in the United States, Mark Denis Davis, MD, chair of dermatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, told Medscape Medical News. The researchers evaluated the risk of occupational hand eczema and compliance with skin protection measures among hairdressers who were trained before Denmark rolled out a nationwide skin protection program in hairdressing vocational schools in 2011.
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RE: Training Program Linked to Less Hand Eczema for Hairdressers
RE: Even Short-term Vaping May Promote Oral Disease
@tiash The researchers studied immunoinflammatory responses and microbial dynamics in the oral ecosystems of 123 systemically and periodontally healthy individuals ranging in age from 21 to 35 years. They examined subgingival plaque samples from five groups within the 123 participants: 25 current smokers, 25 nonsmokers, 20 e-cigarette users, 25 former smokers turned vapers, and 28 simultaneous cigarette smokers and vapers.
Cardiac Injury Common in COVID-19, Predicts Mortality
In an observational study from Wuhan, China, cardiac injury was seen in 19.7% of patients with confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and was an independent predictor of in-hospital mortality. Mortality among patients with cardiac injury was 51.2%, compared with 4.5% among those without cardiac injury (P < .001). In a Cox regression model, patients with cardiac injury (vs without) had more than a fourfold increased risk for death during the time from symptom onset to death (hazard ratio, 4.26; 95% CI, 1.92 - 9.49). Cardiac injury was defined as blood levels of high-sensitivity troponin I (hs-TnI) above the 99th-percentile upper reference limit, regardless of new abnormalities in electrocardiography and echocardiography.
RE: More Evidence Ties Diet Drinks to Greater Stroke Risk
@tiash As previously reported by Medscape Medical News, a 2017 study of nearly 4400 participants in the Framingham Heart Study Offspring Cohort showed an association between high intake of artificially sweetened beverages and risks for dementia and cardiovascular events, including stroke.
Alternate-Day Fasting Poses No Threat to Bone Health
Alternate-day fasting, in which people restrict intake to 500 calories one day and eat whatever they want the next, results in successful weight loss with no adverse effects on bone health, according to new research. Nice reductions in heart disease risk parameters, like LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, and increases in HDL cholesterol have been demonstrated. There were no changes in lean mass, circulating osteocalcin, circulating bone alkaline phosphatase, total bone mineral density, or C-terminal telopeptide type 1 collagen in the three groups. There are some really interesting differences between premenopausal women and postmenopausal women with the alternate-day fasting diet.
Sublingual Immunotherapy Improves Dust Mite Allergy
Sublingual immunotherapy lengthened the time to first moderate or severe exacerbation during a period of corticosteroid reduction among patients with house dust mite–related asthma. The study reported an estimated absolute reduction at 6 months of 9 to 10 percentage points, mainly as a result of the mitigation of moderate exacerbations. Sensitization to dust mite allergen is present in as many as 50% of patients with asthma, and exposure to it has been linked to asthma severity.
Recommend patient education for Acute Stress Disorder?
Factors increasing the risk of acute stress disorder (ASD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in someone suffering a sufficient precipitating event include the following:
Loss of a loved one in the event
Significant injury from the event
Witnessing of horrendous images
Dissociation at the time of the traumatic event
Development of serious depressive symptoms within 1 week that last for 1 month or longer
Numbness, depersonalization, a sense of reliving the trauma, and motor restlessness after the event
Preexisting psychiatric problems
Loss of home or community
RE: Fluctuating thyroid levels post delivery!
@tanisha You may be having postpartum thyroiditis. It often presents with initial hyperthyroidism and then hypothyroid state. It is to be managed symptomatically. Most of the women regain the normal euthyroid status within 12 to 18 months of the presentation however about 20% will remain hypothyroid forever. You should consult endocrinologist for final diagnosis and management.
RE: Is booster dose essential for everyone to prevent omicron?
@rathin Well, first, I think we should distinguish what we mean when we say booster shots. What we're really talking about right now is, is there a need to get a third dose of a vaccine if you've already received your first two doses? And there are really three reasons why we might want to give an additional dose. The first is if you didn't respond, if you're in a category of people that didn't respond adequately to the first two doses that you received, we do have some information that for immunocompromised people, it may be necessary to receive a third dose because those first two aren't doing what they do in otherwise normal, healthy people.
The second reason why we might give a third dose is if over time the immunity that you received and achieved as a result of being vaccinated starts to wane, it starts to deteriorate or go down over time. And in fact, the evidence right now shows that the vaccines are holding up extremely well to protect you against severe disease, hospitalization or even death. So we don't see strong evidence leading to a need to provide a third dose for people who have already been vaccinated.