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A better treatment for Tuberculosis PP

Submitted by yurigarcia on Tue, 11/13/2018 - 19:36

 

There might be a cure for tuberculosis with a short treatment that’s better than the traditional one we have now. Tuberculosis (TB) has been treated with antibiotics since the discovery of streptomycin since 1943. According to a published study in Nature Medicine almost ten million of patients with active tuberculosis are diagnosed every year, that could benefit from this new treatment. 

In a new analysis of the University of California in San Francisco (UCFS) suggests that a more accurate therapy might be more effective, when treating tuberculosis. Scientists of UCSE concurred that the past failures in finding a new treatment was due to patients being treated the same way, without knowing the stage of TB. In the new study, the patients were stratified into three categories of the disease such as, minimal, moderate and severe. During, the four months treatment it showed that the treatment was highly effective for 47% of the patients with the disease. However, the four months were not effective for patients who had moderate or severe TB. The study shows that a stratified medicine approach can be applied in a feasible way to achieve shorter treatment for many patients with TB. With this unique approach leads to a low treatment for patients with a more serious state of the disease, or excessive treatment for patients with the less advanced disease, as they receive their medications that could harm them.

 

A better treatment for Tuberculosis Draft

Submitted by yurigarcia on Tue, 11/13/2018 - 19:35

There might be a cure for tuberculosis with a short treatment that’s better than the traditional one we have now. Tuberculosis (TB) has been treated with antibiotics since the discovery of streptomycin since 1943. According to a published study in Nature Medicine almost ten million of patients with active tuberculosis are diagnosed every year, that could benefit from this new treatment. 

Genetics paper PP

Submitted by yurigarcia on Sat, 11/10/2018 - 00:19

Nowadays there are genetic investigations that identifies any risk of diseases. By doing this, it allows for people to select a better medication and to be able to get a better personalized care. Gathering this genetic information, it facilitates doctors to choose a better medicine and the correct dose with less side effects for the patient. In many countries around the world the study of genetics in their population successfully identified the risk of developing hypertension. Another example is an indication of surgeries that reduces the risks after finding that a patient may have any mutation in the genes that may develop into breast cancer.

Currently it exists many genetic tests for the diagnosis of many diseases and with the help of new technology, it accelerates great findings to be able to catch diseases early and  hope for treatment. 

genetics paper draft

Submitted by yurigarcia on Fri, 11/09/2018 - 23:59

Nowadays there are genetic investigations that identifies any risk of diseases. By doing this, it allows for people to select a better medication and to be able to get a better personalized care. Gathering this genetic information, it facilitates doctors to choose a better medicine and the correct dose with less side effects for the patient. In many countries around the world the study of genetics in their population successfully identified the risk of developing hypertension. 

Addiction to narcotics pp

Submitted by yurigarcia on Tue, 10/30/2018 - 22:23

 

The deaths for overdose in the next decade will be more than the victims of HVI. There is an actual crisis of addiction of medicines that derivate from opioids in the U.S. This will cause a half a million deaths in the next decade. According to historians, everything changed in January 1980 with the publication of a letter of 101 word in the prestigious “New England Journal of Medicine”, that affirms the addictive capacity of these derivatives in hospitalized patients was negligible. 

As a result, doctors began using narcotics more freely. Then a study suggested that narcotics could be used with few side effects in patients with chronic pain that weren’t in serious conditions. With less fear of its use, doctors were progressively prescribing narcotics to patients with all type of chronic pain. Then in 1996 the laboratory Purdue Pharma started selling Oxycontin. This marked a before and after the crisis of the aggressive marketing practiced of that pharmaceutical companies. 

The American society reacted too late to the narcotics addiction and only last month a law was approved by the senate to control the problem. The use of narcotics in a patient with severe pain is an absolute necessity, but the necessary padlocks must be put in place to prevent their uncontrolled use from ending up causing addiction in innocent people.

Addiction to narcotics draft

Submitted by yurigarcia on Tue, 10/30/2018 - 22:14

Addiction to narcotics, how did this lethal epidemic start in the U.S?

The deaths for overdose in the next decade will be more than the victims of HVI. There is an actual crisis of addiction of medicines that derivate from opioids in the U.S. This will cause a half a million deaths in the next decade. There should be something we can do to stop it and try to prevent it.

Brain eating Amoeba pp

Submitted by yurigarcia on Tue, 10/23/2018 - 16:02

Amoeba is a single cell organism that likes to live in warm places, they were first discovered in Australia but this brain eating Amoeba is believed to have evolved in the U.S. Only this past month a man in Texas died because of a brain infection called Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Amoeba is a microorganism that can be found in lakes, ponds, and pools. The infection occurs, when the contaminated water enters the body through the nasal cavity. It is by this route that the parasite reaches the brain and destroys the brain tissue. It is estimated that only a dozen people in the world have survived the infection. Usually, an anti-parasitic drug called Miltefosine is given to treat the patients and in 2013 this medication saved two lives. The only recommendation is to keep the water out of your nose, when swimming in fresh water by covering your nose with your hands. 

 

Brain eating Amoeba draft

Submitted by yurigarcia on Tue, 10/23/2018 - 16:02

 

Amoeba is a single cell organism that likes to live in warm places, lately this organism has been causing the death of people around the world. This past month a man in the U.S died because of a brain infection called primary amebic meningoencephalitis. How can we avoid this parasite?

According to the CDC, Amoeba is a microorganism that lives in sweet water that can be found in lakes, ponds and pools. The infection occurs, when the contaminated water enters the body through the nasal cavity.

Are we close to a cure for HIV PP paper

Submitted by yurigarcia on Thu, 10/18/2018 - 16:45

Yesterday there was a lot of buzzed in the internet of how five patients had gone through a stem cell transplants and showed no signs of HIV. Does this mean that the virus is not in their body anymore? Can there be a cure after all? According, to the scientific journal “Annals of Internal Medicine”, this is a great start of research that wants to determine associated factors with stem cells transplant that could help the elimination of HVI. This study was based on the peculiar case of Timothy Brown, known as the Berlin patient. He was diagnosed in 1995 with HIV, he had a stem cell transplant to treat his leukemia. His donor had a CCR5- delta 32 mutation, that makes the blood cells to be immune to HVI. And so, Brown became resistant to the virus and is considered to be the only person in the world that has been cured from HIV. In order to discover this type of transplant and other factors, the people that were in charge of conducting the study, asked six volunteers with HIV that also had gone through stem cells transplant to be part of the research. After the analysis, monitoring and antiretroviral treatment, it was observed that five of them had undetectable levels of HIV in the blood and tissues. Also, one of the participants antibodies that was present to protect the virus had disappeared completely after six years after the transplant. This could only mean one thing, HIV was not present in his blood. Despite the promising results, we cannot talk about a cure yet. However, this discovery represents a great advance in new strategies to fight against and eradicate this virus.

Are we close to a cure for HIV draft paper

Submitted by yurigarcia on Thu, 10/18/2018 - 14:59

Yesterday there was a lot of buzzed in the internet of how five patients went through a stem cells treatment and they showed no signs of HIV. Does this mean that the virus is not in their body anymore? Can there be a cure after all? According, to the scientific journal “Annals of Internal Medicine”, this is a great start of research that wants to determine associated factors with stem cells transplant that could help the elimination of HVI. This study is based on the peculiar case of Timothy Brown, known as the Berlin patient. 

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