A recent article in NEJM Original Article Fresh Fruit Consumption and Major Cardiovascular Disease in China Huaidong Du, Ph.D., LimingRead more
The Zika experience in French Polynesia is interesting.
1. The highest risk for microcephaly is those pregnant mothers infected during the first trimester of pregnancy.Read more
http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1001950 There is an increasing push for journals to require authors of published papers to share de-identified patient data. ItRead more
This article highlights a study where steroids , dexamethasone in particular, caused more harm in HIV associated cryptococcal meningitis. A common practice of adding steroids to reduce the inflammatory response and protect brain tissue is now called into question.Read more
Pain has a very complex mechanism. Some of the causation of pain is blamed on stress, anxiety and depression, situations where the pain threshold is much lower. It is often difficult to fully disprove an organic pathology in pain.Read more