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MEXICO IS UNDER or MIS DIAGNOSING CREUTZFELDT JAKOB DISEASE AND OTHER PRION DISEASE SOME WITH POSSIBLE nvCJD by Terry S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 13 Jun 2012 1:32pm MEXICO IS UNDER or MIS DIAGNOSING CREUTZFELDT JAKOB DISEASE AND OTHER PRION DISEASE SOME WITH POSSIBLE nvCJD Can prion disease suspicion be supported earlier? Clinical, radiological and laboratory findings in a series of cases Alejandra González-Duarte,1,* Zaira Medina,1 Rainier Rodriguez Balaguer1 ... Read on »
From The Valley of Death to The Valley of Cures – NIH TRND Program Supports Multiple Rare Diseases by Chris H. Posted Wed 16 Nov 2011 1:43am Thank you Dr. Francis Collins, Dr. Chris Austin, Dr. John McKew and others at the NIH who are all involved in driving the National Institutes of Health’s Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases (TRND) program forward. Addi and Cassi suffer from Niemann Pick Type C, a fatal Genetic C ... Read on »
LET'S TALK ABOUT...DIARRHEA by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Sun 11 Nov 2012 12:00am How many of you remember the old TV commercial from Pepto-Bismol, during which an off-screen voice quietly says, "I'd like to talk to you about diarrhea"?  Amongst humans, this topic has always carried a certain stigma, in that one doesn't talk about it in public.  Well, at least, we humans are usually able to get to a bathroom ... Read on »
Differential Diagnosis of Granulomatous Kidney Disease by Matt S. Posted Tue 12 Jan 2010 12:00am Although it's not common (somewhere between 0.5 - 0.9% of all native kidney biopsies according to published case series), one of the fellows produced an interesting case of granulomatous interstitial nephritis in Renal Grand Rounds today. The case, in a nutshell: a middle-aged individual with ESRD of unknown etiology who is now on a 2nd ... Read on »
Losing Your Cat to Brain Disease by Dr. Patty Khuly Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Posted Tue 09 Oct 2012 7:00am Dogpeople, a member of our community, recently related the following sad story   We just lost our otherwise perfectly healthy 5-year-old cat to a Brain Tumor. We are still in shock, and I am truly kicking myself for not noticing any changes prior to her pacing and head pressing that came up this Saturday. We rushed her to [the] emergency depart ... Read on »
Can you solve this case? by pathologystudent Posted Mon 30 Jun 2014 4:48pm Here’s a case involving a brain biopsy. Take a look at the photo and the question, then scroll down for the answer.  A 44-year-old male presents with a several-week history of progressive weakness, and visual changes. His partner has noted a personality change over the past few months. An MRI shows multifocal, non-enhancing lesions involvi ... Read on »
Not Healing From Lyme Disease? Some Other Toxins To Consider by Connie S. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 6:14pm When treating Lyme disease, most of us know that in addition to our borrelia infections, it's important to test for, and appropriately treat babesia, bartonella, ehrlichia, and perhaps mycoplasma. We also know it's wise to go after heavy metals and candida in order to attain a full recovery. But how many of us go beyond that? Are there other infe ... Read on »
Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff - Establishing the Performance Characteristics of In Vitro Di by FDA Posted Wed 11 May 2011 12:00am DRAFT GUIDANCE This guidance document is being distributed for comment purposes only. Document issued on: May 11, 2011 You should submit comments and suggestions regarding this draft document within 90 days of publication in the Federal Register of the notice announcing the availability of the draft guidance. ... Read on »
Method of Treating and Preventing Infections in Immunocompromised Subjects with Immunostimulatory CpG Oligonucleotides by Posted Sun 27 Feb 2011 7:00pm Description of Invention: Primary disorders of the immune system can be divided into four categories, (1) disorders of the humoral immunity, (2) disorders of cellular immunity, (3) disorders of phagocytes, and (4) disorders of complement. In addition, there are many causes of secondary immunodeficiency such as treatment with i ... Read on »
Fungal prophylaxis in intensive chemotherapy by Mark Levin Posted Tue 08 Dec 2009 3:04pm Candida spp. and Aspergillus spp. are the most important fungal pathogens contributing to significant morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients. Yeast infections are mainly caused by fungi colonising the gastrointestinal tract, which overgrow under antibacterial treatment and subsequently invade tissue and blood vessels during neutr ... Read on »