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Doctor Who Survived Ebola Received Experimental Drug Treatment

On 28 September, 2014, a 38-year old doctor, who was in charge of an Ebola virus treatment unit in Lakka, Sierra Leone, developed a fever and diarrhea. He tested positive for the virus on the same day. He was placed on a ventilator and on kidney dialysis, and was given antibiotics together with a 3-day course of an experimental drug called FX06 -- a fibrin-derived peptide that has been shown to reduce vascular leakage and its complications in mice with Dengue hemorrhagic shock.
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On 28 September, 2014, a 38-year old doctor, who was in charge of an Ebola virus treatment unit in Lakka, Sierra Leone, developed a fever and diarrhea. He tested positive for the virus on the same day. He was placed on a ventilator and on kidney dialysis, and was given antibiotics together with a 3-day [...]

49 Percent Of Patients Withhold Clinically Sensitive Information

Spencer Kohn is one of the Clemson researchers who designed this user interface that allowed patients to control how and to whom their medical data were shared.
Source: Clemson University

In the first real-world trial of the impact of patient-controlled access to electronic medical records, almost half of the patients who participated withheld clinically sensitive information in their medical records from some or all of their health care providers. This is the key finding of a new study by researchers from Clemson University, the Regenstrief [...]

Disaster Readiness For Children

Jeffrey S. Upperman, MD
Source: Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Jeffrey S. Upperman, MD, director of the Trauma Program and Pediatric Disaster Resource and Training Center at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, is guest editor of the issue of Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine. This issue focuses on Disaster Readiness for Children and covers a range of topics including: Like this:Like Loading…

Rate Of Prescribing Psychotropic Drugs To Kentucky Kids Studied At UofL

Gilbert Liu, MD, is principal investigator of a University of Louisville study examining the rate of psychotropic medication prescribing to Kentucky children covered by Medicaid.
Source: University of Louisville Physicians

Researchers with the Child and Adolescent Health Research Design and Support Unit (CAHRDS Unit) at the University of Louisville have begun a study to examine one of Kentucky’s most vexing children’s health issues: the higher-than-average rate of psychotropic medication being prescribed to children in the Bluegrass State. Psychotropic medications (PMs) alter chemical levels in the [...]

Research Raises Consciousness For Dehydration Concerns In Diabetic Patients

Research by Derek Daniels and colleagues has shed light on factors that may increase the likelihood of dehydration in diabetics.
Source: Douglas Levere

Some drugs used to treat diabetes mimic the behavior of a hormone that a University at Buffalo psychologist has learned controls fluid intake in subjects. The finding creates new awareness for diabetics who, by the nature of their disease, are already at risk for dehydration. Derek Daniels’ paper “Endogenous Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Reduces Drinking Behavior and [...]

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