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Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a disease of exocrine gland function that involves multiple organ systems but chiefly results in chronic respiratory infections, pancreatic enzyme insufficiency, and associated complications in untreated patients. Pulmonary involvement (see the image below) occurs in 90% of patients surviving the neonatal period. End-stage lung disease is …

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Moderate Fish Consumption May Reduce Depression Risk

“Moderate” fish consumption may reduce the risk for major depressive disorder (MDD) ― at least in older individuals living in an area known for high fish intake, new research suggests. A cohort study of almost 1200 older adults in Japan showed that those who were in the third quartile for …

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Vegetarianism Linked to Depression

Male vegetarians are at greater risk for depression than their meat-eating counterparts, new research suggests. A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study of more than 9600 men showed that those who reported being vegetarians or vegans had significantly higher scores on a depression-measuring scale than nonvegetarians. In addition, significantly more …

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Low Prenatal Red Meat Intake Tied to Kids’ Substance Misuse

Eating little or no red meat during pregnancy has been linked to substance use in offspring in new research findings. The cohort study of more than 5000 adolescents showed that children of mothers who consumed less meat during pregnancy were at significantly greater risk for alcohol and tobacco use by …

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Pediatric HIV Infection

Since the first cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection were identified, the number of children infected with HIV has risen dramatically in developing countries, the result of an increased number of HIV-infected women of childbearing age in these areas. HIV is a retrovirus and can be transmitted vertically, sexually, …

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Treatment Recommendations for HIV-Infected Patients With Co-infections

Infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can result in immunosuppression, allowing opportunistic pathogens to cause disease. Certain opportunistic infections are associated with increases in viral load, which may accelerate HIV progression or increase transmission of HIV. [1, 2, 3] Opportunistic infections are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in …

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Hep C Treatment Increasingly Feasible in Primary Care

With highly effective treatments for hepatitis C becoming less expensive, it is no longer necessary for subspecialists to treat most patients with this condition, delegates heard here at the International Conference on Viral Hepatitis 2017. “Primary care providers, when given the resources, do just as amazing a job as subspecialists,” …

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Amblyopia

Amblyopia, or lazy eye, refers to a unilateral or bilateral decrease of vision, in one or both eyes, caused by abnormal vision development in childhood or infancy. It is a common vision problem in children and is the leading cause of decreased vision among children. Most vision loss is preventable …

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Acquired Nystagmus

Nystagmus may be defined as a periodic rhythmic ocular oscillation of the eyes. The oscillations may be sinusoidal and of approximately equal amplitude and velocity (pendular nystagmus) or, more commonly, with a slow initiating phase and a fast corrective phase (jerk nystagmus). [1, 2] Nystagmus may be unilateral or bilateral, …

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Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease

Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease (PMD) is a congenital hypomyelination disorder caused by changes affecting the proteolipid protein 1 gene (PLP1) located on Xq22.2. Generally, patients with PLP1 missense mutations show the most severe form of PMD (connatal form); however, two-thirds of patients with PMD carry PLP1 duplications and present typical manifestations of …

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