The patient’s perspective: we all want private hospital rooms

I agree with Hugh Pennington when he states, in the accompanying debate, that “single rooms increase privacy, dignity, and confidentiality.”1 A single room ensures that I don’t have to balance on a commode while fighting with curtains and equipment. I don’t have to be embarrassed by my own or others’ bodily sounds or if I expose my flesh. If you are acutely unwell—for example, with vomiting or diarrhoea, which is horrible at the best of times, let alone in public—it...

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İstanbul’da Global Editors makale yazım kursu düzenledi.

21-22 Eylül 2013 tarihlerinde Grand Health (Türkiye) ve Global Editors (ABD) işbirliği ile "Writing Medical Manuscripts in English" konulu çalıştay Bezmi Alem UTF’de düzenlendi.  Bu çalıştay, Journal of Thoracic Oncology'nin editörü Prof. Dr.Alex A Adjei ve Prof. Dr.A.R. Jazieh'in interaktif sunumları eşliğinde, İstanbul'daki Tıp Fakültelerinden akademisyenlerin katılımı ile gerçekleştirilmiştir. Uluslararası ve standardı yüksek bu eğitimin akademik hayatlarına büyük katkı sağlayacağını ve benzer uygulamaların devamını beklediklerini dile getiren katılımcılara kurs bitiminde sertifikaları verildi. Haber: Yasemin Akkoyunlu 26 Eylül 2013 perşembe eklendi.

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Epidemiological, demographic, and clinical characteristics of 47 cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus disease from Saudi Arabia: a descriptive study

What is the Current Situation? An outbreak of cholera has been ongoing in the Dominican Republic since November 2010. According to the Dominican Ministry of Health (Ministerio de Salud Publica y Asistencia Social [MSP]), 7,860 suspected cholera cases and 66 suspected cholera-related deaths have been reported for all of 2012. As of June 1, a total of 1,016 suspected cholera cases and 19 suspected cholera-related deaths have been reported for 2013. What is Cholera? Cholera is a bacterial disease that...

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Inhaled Corticosteroids and Risk of Recurrent Pneumonia: A Population-Based, Nested Case-Control Study.

Background. Studies have suggested an increased risk of pneumonia with inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) use, although this association is inconsistent. We evaluated the risk of recurrent pneumonia associated with ICS use in a high-risk population of individuals who survived an episode of pneumonia. Methods. Clinical and 5-year follow-up data were collected on all adults aged ≥65 years with pneumonia over a period of 2 years. Using a nested case-control design, first cases (patients with recurrent pneumonia ≥30 days after initial episode) and then...

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A Vaccine Based on the Rhesus Cytomegalovirus UL128 Complex Induces Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies in Rhesus Macaques

Neutralizing antibodies (NAb) are important for interfering with horizontal transmission of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) leading to primary and congenital HCMV infection. Recent findings have shown that a pentameric virion complex formed by the glycoproteins gH/gL, UL128, UL130, and UL131A (UL128C) is required for HCMV entry into epithelial/endothelial cells (Epi/EC) and is the target of potent NAb in HCMV-seropositive individuals. Using bacterial artificial chromosome technology, we have generated a modified vaccinia Ankara virus (MVA) that stably coexpresses all 5 rhesus CMV...

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Treatment with interferon-α2b and ribavirin improves outcome in MERS-CoV-infected rhesus macaques.

The emergence of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is of global concern: the virus has caused severe respiratory illness, with 111 confirmed cases and 52 deaths at the time of this article's publication. Therapeutic interventions have not been evaluated in vivo; thus, patient management relies exclusively on supportive care, which, given the high case-fatality rate, is not highly effective. The rhesus macaque is the only known model organism for MERS-CoV infection, developing an acute localized to widespread pneumonia with...

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Anthrax epidemic at the Bitlis region

The cutanous anthrax epidemic was identified at the Bitlis region by the Provincial Directorate of Health and other health care workers. The examples, which was taken from the suspicious animals, was sent to Elazığ Control Institute of Veterinary Medicine and confirmed as a anthrax. As a result 543 cattle and 1180 sheeps immunized with the anthrax vaccine. At the same time, there were 12 human cutanous anthrax patients and these patients treated with the appopriate therapeutic agents. Haber: Çetin Turan,...

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A new approach of treatment to uncomplicated pelvic inflammatory disease: moxifloxacin monotherapy

A multicenter prospective study in which the treatment of single daily doses of moxifloxacin were compared with Oflaksasin + metronidazole therapy included 1103 patients. A single dose of moxifloxacin 400mg was given to group of patient took for 14 days, to the other group of patient oflaksasin 400mg and metronidazole 500 mg was given twice a day. As a result it was found out that the moksifloksasin monotherapy was as effective as oflaksasin + metronidazole therapy, drug-related side effects and...

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WHO hand hygiene strategy feasible and sustainable for health-care settings around the world

23 August 2013 -- WHO’s strategy for improving hand hygiene is easy for health-care workers to practise, according to a new study published today in "Lancet Infectious Diseases". Health care-associated infections are a major threat to patient safety worldwide and transmission in these settings is mainly from the hands of health-care workers. http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(13)70163-4/abstract Haber: Seniha Şenbayrak Posted September 17, 2013

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