Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 7 Issue 44 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 13-Feb-2005 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 14-Feb-2005
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CDC's Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) surveillance project
To evaluate LGV infection in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC), Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP) is tracking the number of cases of LGV. CDC is asking clinicians of patients with clinical symptoms consistent with LGV to report these cases to their local health departments and to CDC.  more

Information for patients: Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)
LGV is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or infection involving the lymph glands in the genital area. It is caused by a specific strain of chlamydia.  more

UK Best practice guidance: Acquired brain injury
Jack, aged 8 years, was escorted to school everyday by his mother. Usually they crossed the road via the zebra crossing close to the school gates. One morning before they reached the gates, Jack wanted to cross the road to see a friend who was on the other side. Unfortunately, he did not have a clear view of the road, due to the parked cars. When he stepped into the road, a passing van, which was going too fast, was unable to stop in time. Jack was thrown some distance, hitting his head and sustaining multiple injuries.  more


Medications prevent diabetic kidney damage in rats
Early treatment with medications that block the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) may help prevent diabetes-related kidney disease—even before full-blown diabetes develops, suggests a study in the March issue of Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).  more

Induction of labor at 32 weeks viable option in early membrane rupture
A new Mayo Clinic study of pregnant women who experience early membrane rupture has found induction of labor at 32 weeks gestation to be a viable option.  more

High rates of antibiotic resistance in south, east Europe
Resistance to antibiotics is more common in southern and eastern Europe than in northern Europe because the regions have high rates of antibiotic use, suggests a study published in this week’s issue of The Lancet.  more

Simple treatment could prevent many child malaria deaths
A simple drug, given to children with severe malaria before they reach hospital, has the potential to save many lives, say researchers in this week's BMJ.  more

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