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How should clinical settings test for CVD?

Feb
19

Date: February 19th, 2019

CVD-Screening with Arm Resting

A study was done with the aim of determining whether it is viable to screen for CVD with resting or exercise ECG in asymptomatic adults at intermediate or high risk of CVD events.

Members of USPSTF involved in the study found that evidence was limited with regards to whether one should be tested for CVD with the arm resting or at an exercise. These recommendations are in line with 2018 recommendations by the task force.

CVD Risk Assessment

Clinical settings commonly use the resting ABI test to detect the presence or absence of PAD. It’s important to note that the results obtained are normally varied with regards to the kind of measurement protocol used. In this method, the systolic blood pressure at the ankle is divided by the brachial artery in a patient who lies down. If the ratio is not more than one (<0.9), an individual is said to be in the abnormal range of the scale.

Normal-weight obesity’ linked to cardiometabolic risk in Chinese adults

Feb
15

Date: February 15th, 2019

High risk of cardiometabolic in China

Aihua Jia from the Department of Endocrinology at Xijing Hospital which is based in Xi’an, China and the colleagues published in the study background that populations with normal weight obesity are often neglected and the reason being that they do not have obvious change when it comes to the body shape.

However, it has been reported by a number of studies that there is an increase in cardiovascular risks in a population with normal-weight obesity, and this may also increase the risk of death caused by cardiovascular disease-disease in the elderly people.

Major Medical Error can be as a result of Physical burnout

Feb
12

Date: February 12th, 2019

What Causes Medical Errors?

 By estimation, about 100,000 to 200,000 deaths per year are contributed by medical errors, this is according to the explanation that was issued by the Institute of Medicine.

Burnout is a condition of emotional exhaustion or depersonalization that is very common with more than half of doctors, as revealed by the study.

The scope of the study

Physicians countrywide were surveyed by the researchers with the aim of understanding the relationship that exists between major medical errors and burnout in their careers.

Study shows that childhood trauma lasts past one generation

Feb
08

Date: February 8th, 2019

Trauma suffered in childhood echoes across generation

The study, carried out by researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles and published in Pediatrics, found that there is an increment in the risk of behavioral problem and mental health in both the people and their young ones due to the trauma event in their childhood.

“Whatever you experience in your early-life, particularly stressful or traumatic events may result into intergenerational consequences of a great impact on your children behavior and mental health,” said the lead author, Adam Schickedanz, a clinical instructor in Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Pregnant woman’s diet affects baby’s gut bacteria

Feb
05

Date: February 5th, 2019

Baby gut bacteria essential for protecting the baby

Internal and external parts of our bodies. By estimation, about 100 trillion microbes live in our guts, and according to the scientists belief, these may Microbes of an important role to play in our health overall and the risk of developing diseases.

The bacteria that constitutes a baby’s gut microbiome are very important when it comes to developing the immune system of the baby. This is according to the authors of the studies which was published in the journal of the Microbiome.

HPV test is more effective than Pap smear in cancer screening

Feb
01

Date: February 1st, 2019

What is involved in cancer screening?

The Cytology-based Pap smear entails searching for cancer or precancer cells by performing a test on cells that are taken from the lower end of a woman’s uterus known as cervix.

Cytology or cytopathology is a term used to refer to the process of diagnosing diseases just by looking at single cells and small clusters of cells.

Cervical cancer and HPV

Apart from cancer cells, a test can also be carried out on the woman’s cervix to determine the presence of certain high-risk type of HPV that can result into cancers which includes cervical cancer.

Women diabetes risk could be increased by working overtime

Jan
29

Date: January 29th, 2019

Working Overtime Risks Woman to diabetes

According to new research, it is suggested that those who work for 45 hours or more within one week have a higher probability of developing type 2 diabetes as compared to those women who clock 35 to 40 hours a week.

Dilemma on why women are affected and not men

The study authors are still not sure why working for extra time may boost the risk of developing diabetes, or why this has to happen only to women but not men. Though, they suspect that it has something to do with the unpaid work which most ladies do at home as they mostly engage in house chores as compared to men.

Sitting tied to increased risk of death from 14 diseases

Jan
25

Date: January 25th, 2019

Sitting long may deadly

Those who sit down for a period of six hours daily do the risk of dying early jump 19% as compared to those individuals who sit down for a shorter time as three hours a day.

This suggestion has been made by an American Cancer Society Study. According to the study authors, there are 14 ways in which sitting may kill you. These ways include stroke; heart disease; diabetes; cancer; kidney disease; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); lung disease; suicide; Parkinson’s disease; liver disease; peptic ulcer and other diseases that can affect the digestion system; Alzheimer’s disease; musculoskeletal disorders; and nervous disorders.

The course of atrial fibrillation may be reversed by weight loss

Jan
22

Date: January 22nd, 2019

Weight loos has many health benefits

According to the researchers, from the results which they got from their study when obese grownups with atrial fibrillation (a-fib) shed off at least 10% of their starting weight, most of them saw the course of their condition reverse.

LAIV recommendation for 2018-19 flu season reaffirmed by ACIP

Jan
18

Date: January 18th, 2019

The 2018/2019 flu season recommendations released

Members of ACIP also stated new guidelines for use of the anthrax vaccine adsorbed (AVA; BioThrax0 for post-exposure prophylaxis.

The group also offered additional updates on zoster and pneumococcal vaccines, HPV, mumps, AAFP. This is according to ACIP Pamela Rockwell, D.O, from Ann Arbor, Mich.,

Influenza Vaccine

The ACIP also reaffirmed the vote taken at its last  meeting that was held in the month of February this year to official issue its recommendation that all patients whose ages were 6 months and above without any contradiction should be vaccinated with influenza vaccine during the influenza season of the year 2018-19; and clinicians should play the role of administering any licensed, age-appropriate influenza vaccine, without excluding LAIV ( for patients whose ages fall between 2 to 49 years old and without contradictions), recombinant influenza vaccine and  inactivated influenza vaccine.