Fever

Publication Title: 
Clinical Therapeutics

BACKGROUND: Symptomatic management is often all that is recommended in children with fever. To date, only 2 nationwide surveys of pediatricians regarding their attitudes toward fever have been published. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the management of children with fever by pediatricians in Switzerland. METHODS: For this survey, an initial close-ended questionnaire was tested and subsequently corrected. Between June 2010 and March 2011, an invitation was sent via electronic mail containing a link to the final version of the questionnaire.

Author(s): 
Lava, Sebastiano A. G.
Simonetti, Giacomo D.
Ramelli, Gian Paolo
Tschumi, Sibylle
Bianchetti, Mario G.
Publication Title: 
Annali dell'Istituto Superiore Di Sanita

The use of a complementary medicine approach, and specifically of the popular medicine Oscillococcinum, for the treatment of influenza-like syndromes remains controversial. This brief paper analyses the currently available literature on this homeopathic preparation and the Cochrane Collaboration's 2006 systematic review, along with other recent studies, in order to clarify certain fundamental aspects of its use in the treatment of influenza.

Author(s): 
Marrari, Luigi Alberto
Terzan, Laurence
Chaufferin, Gilles
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Mumps is an acute, viral illness transmitted by respiratory droplets and saliva. A number of studies published in China have suggested that acupuncture is beneficial for children with mumps but the literature reporting the benefits or harms of acupuncture for mumps has not been systematically reviewed. OBJECTIVES: To determine the efficacy and safety of acupuncture for children with mumps.

Author(s): 
He, Jing
Jia, Pengli
Zheng, Min
Zhang, Mingming
Jiang, Hua
Publication Title: 
Journal of Ethnopharmacology

The Taylor-Schechter (T-S) collection at Cambridge University Library is the biggest of all Cairo Genizah collections in the world. The importance and the potential of research into the medical aspects of the Genizah documents were clear to researcher since the early 1960s. A few works have been published since, usually focusing on one subject, or even important single manuscripts.

Author(s): 
Lev, Efraim
Amar, Zohar
Publication Title: 
Ageing Research Reviews

Temperature is an important modulator of longevity and aging in both poikilotherms and homeotherm animals. In homeotherms, temperature homeostasis is regulated primarily in the preoptic area (POA) of the hypothalamus. This region receives and integrates peripheral, central and environmental signals and maintains a nearly constant core body temperature (T(core)) by regulating the autonomic and hormonal control of heat production and heat dissipation. Temperature sensitive neurons found in the POA are considered key elements of the neuronal circuitry modulating these effects.

Author(s): 
Tabarean, Iustin
Morrison, Brad
Marcondes, Maria Cecilia
Bartfai, Tamas
Conti, Bruno
Publication Title: 
The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. Le Journal Canadien Des Sciences Neurologiques

Febrile seizures, always a hot topic, continue to fire up the interest of a wide spectrum of clinical and basic neuroscientists. Several clinical investigators, amongst them the Halifax group (spearheaded by the Camfields to whom we owe a great debt of gratitude for their contributions in this field), have provided us with a sound foundation for clinical management. We now need to explore febrile seizures in new ways to clarify factors and identify mechanisms that contribute to the intriguing age-dependent susceptibility.

Author(s): 
Prasad, Asuri N.
Seshia, Shashi S.
Publication Title: 
Revista Peruana De Medicina Experimental Y Salud Publica

Puerperal fever is a disease that becomes epidemic in the eighteenth century as a result of two factors: the urban working masses generated by the industrial revolution and the progressive hegemonization and medicalization of birth care in large public hospitals. Institutionalized maternal death reached figures above 30%, while in the case of birth care provided by midwives, it was than 2%.

Author(s): 
Salaverry GarcÌa, Oswaldo
Publication Title: 
Journal of Adolescent Health Care: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

An adolescent girl with chronic myelogenous leukemia was treated with hypnosis for several disease- and treatment-related problems during the last 4 months of her life. Data were collected before and after hypnosis on the nature and intensity of the patient's acute pain and anxiety during bone marrow aspirations, chronic headache and backache, nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy, anorexia, and the discomfort associated with spiking temperatures.

Author(s): 
Ellenberg, L.
Kellerman, J.
Dash, J.
Higgins, G.
Zeltzer, L.
Publication Title: 
Tropical medicine & international health: TM & IH

OBJECTIVES: To compare artemether (by intramuscular injection) and quinine (by intravenous infusion) as treatments for cerebral malaria in African children. METHODS: An open, randomized trial conducted at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi. This trial was part of a multicentre study designed to determine if treatment with artemether would significantly lower mortality rates compared with quinine. Data from 83 artemether recipients and 81 quinine recipients are reported here.

Author(s): 
Taylor, T. E.
Wills, B. A.
Courval, J. M.
Molyneux, M. E.
Publication Title: 
The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

The effect of pentoxifylline (PTX) was tested for its capacity to modulate cytokine responses during therapy of severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria in a placebo-controlled, randomized study in 45 adult patients in Bangkok, Thailand. The patients received standard antimalarial treatment with artesunate (120 mg intravenously given immediately, then 60 mg every 12 hr for a total dose of 600 mg). The patients received either low-dose PTX (20 mg/kg/day, n = 15), high-dose PTX (40 mg/kg/day, n = 15), or placebo (n = 15) as continuous infusion for the first three days of antimalarial treatment.

Author(s): 
Wenisch, C.
Looareesuwan, S.
Wilairatana, P.
Parschalk, B.
Vannapann, S.
Wanaratana, V.
Wernsdorfer, W.
Graninger, W.

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