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Rapid Treatment Crucial in Herpes Encephalitis
The largest case series to date of outcomes in patients with herpetic meningoencephalits (HME) shows early diagnosis and treatment is critical if the damage is to be held in check. Rapid treatment is common in the US, but globally, a Turkish researcher found, delays of days or even a week are not uncommon.
A review article recently examined the evidence (or lack thereof) supporting the use of textiles, vitamin supplements, climatotherapy, probiotics, bleach baths, and other forms of complementary and alternative medicine for the treatment of atopic dermatitis.
While digoxin has been a popular medication in the past, particularly for patients with atrial fibrillation, a recent study looked at whether the medication was indeed beneficial for treatment when compared to placebo or no pharmaceutical therapy at all. Digoxin may be a popular treatment for some patients, but often doctors cannot look at just one condition when treating and have to consider multiple factors and issues.
Treating one patient for an illness can answer some questions for doctors. However, in many cases looking at the larger patient population can answer not only why the patients got sick, but what can be done to keep them healthy in the long run.
A Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak was confirmed in New York City earlier in the summer; however, investigations continue as additional deadly cases have been confirmed in other states.
Building multiple sclerosis (MS) patients’ confidence can improve their quality of life, according to a study published in the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine.
Voriconazole, used to treat fungal infections in lung transplant recipients, has been reported to increase their risk of skin cancer and mortality.
Certain groups of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may see more benefits from adding a combination of aclidinium bromide and formoterol to their existing treatment, according to research conducted by the German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG).
The rising sun and moon may not be the only opposite partners when it comes to sleeping and waking. A research team at Northwestern University recently discovered a pair of opposing ion channels may be turn circadian neurons in the brain on and off on a daily cycle.


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