Signs of damage in the microvasculature of the eye are linked to subsequent cognitive decline, a large prospective study shows. Using fundus photography, which takes images of the interior surface of the eye, including the retina, investigators at Johns Hopkins Center on Aging and Health in Baltimore, Maryland, found retinopathy was associated with faster cognitive decline over a 20-year period vs no retinopathy.
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Unvaccinated Children Hospitalized at Twice the Rate During Omicron Surge: US Study
Hospitalization rates for unvaccinated children ages 5 to 11 were twice as high as among those who were vaccinated during the record COVID-19 surge caused by the Omicron variant, according to a U.S. study released on Tuesday. For every 100,000 unvaccinated children in the age group, 19.1 per were hospitalized with COVID-19 between mid-December and late February, compared with 9.2 per 100,000 vaccinated kids, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. The researchers looked at nearly 400 hospitalizations in 14 states during the period. It found that among the 397 children who were hospitalized with COVID when Omicron was dominant, 87% were unvaccinated, one third had no underlying medical conditions, and 19% were admitted to an intensive care unit
RE: Nitrites and Nitrates Associated With Increased Cancer Risk
@arya-veer Nitrites and nitrates occur naturally in water and soils, but they are also used as preservatives in processed meats. Although the results need to be confirmed by other large-scale prospective studies, they certainly add new food for thought in the lively debate on a potential precautionary ban on the use of these additives. Various international public health authorities already recommend limiting consumption of foods containing controversial additives.
Financial Toxicity Is a Common Complication of Gynecologic Cancers
More than one-fifth of patients being treated for gynecologic malignancies experience financial toxicity, results of a single-center study suggest. Among 5,188 patients treated for gynecologic cancers, 1,155 (22%) experienced financial toxicity, measured by bills sent to collection, financial assistance, bankruptcy, or similar measures, reported Emeline Aviki, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York, and colleagues.
Pain reduction modalities of fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is recognized as one of many central pain-related syndromes that are common in the general population. Research advances have led to the conclusion that disturbances within the central nervous system (CNS) known as central sensitization represent the most likely source.
RE: Is Psoriasis curable?
@debjaan There’s no cure for psoriasis. But treatment can help you feel better. You may need topical, oral, or body-wide (systemic) treatments. Even if you have severe psoriasis, there are good ways to manage your flare-ups. You may be able to get rid of your symptoms completely. These are drugs you rub directly on your skin. Along with a good moisturizer, they’re usually the first thing your doctor will suggest, especially for mild to moderate psoriasis. There are over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription options. Topical treatments for psoriasis come as ointments, creams, or foam and include: Steroid creams. These slow down immune cells in your skin. They can ease swelling and redness. Mild steroid creams are available over the counter. You’ll need a prescription from your doctor for something stronger. Steroids come with side effects and shouldn’t be used on sensitive areas like your face or genitals. They can burn or thin the skin. Use them exactly the way your doctor tells you.
RE: Cellulitis of the Knee in a 16-Month-Old Boy!!
@niyam Cellulitis is a skin infection of the subcutaneous tissues that is clinically diagnosed based on the presentation of a nonpurulent erythematic rash with striations and irregular margins, swelling, and local tenderness as seen in this case. It also has the potential to spread rapidly to various regions of the body adjacent to the initial dermatologic outbreak. An infection that spreads through the fascia and skin could have detrimental consequences for a 16-month-old child. Because the rash had changed in a matter of hours, the possibility of toxic shock was not to be dismissed or taken lightly. However, toxic shock is more frequently seen in NF. Clindamycin is considered the most effective agent against group A streptococci and is frequently used in the treatment of severe infections such as NF to prevent streptococcal toxic shock syndrome