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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Unlikely to Reach Epidemic Status

New reports published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases suggest controls can reduce transmission
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London, December 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is an emerging virus, with the first case reported in 2012. It exhibits a 40% fatality rate and over 97% of the cases have occurred in the Middle East. In three new studies in the current issue of the International Journal of Infectious Disease, researchers reported on clinical outcomes in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), how long patients will shed virus during their infections, and how the Sultanate of Oman is dealing with cases that have appeared there.

Health Care Lessons Learned in the Aftermath of September 11, 2001

New case study in the Annals of Global Health assesses the immediate and ongoing response to the 9/11 disaster and explores the implications for future disasters
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New York, NY, December 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Fourteen years after the attack on the World Trade Center (WTC),  a case study in the current issue of Annals of Global Health identifies several elements that have had a critical impact on the evolution of the WTC response and, directly or indirectly, on the health of the WTC-exposed population.

Guidelines for Treatment of Ebola Patients Are Urgently Needed

Call to action from noted infectious diseases experts published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases
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London, United Kingdom, December 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ – As the Ebola Virus Diseases (EVD) epidemic continues to rage in West Africa, infectious diseases experts call attention to the striking lack of treatment guidelines. With over 16,000 total cases and more than 500 new infections reported per week, and probable underreporting of both cases and fatalities, the medical community still does not have specific approved treatment in place for Ebola, according to an editorial published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases.

Asbestos: An Ongoing Challenge to Global Health

What we need to learn from history, according to a new study in the Annals of Global Health
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New York, NY, December 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Challenges to global health can evolve from policies and decisions that take years or decades to unfold. An article in the current issue of the Annals of Global Health describes the current state of asbestos use worldwide, a story that began over 100 years ago, and the real and contrived controversies regarding asbestos.

Elsevier Foundation Announces its 2015 Grant Recipients

$600,000 awarded to projects for the Elsevier Foundation’s Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars Programs
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New York, December 4, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The Elsevier Foundation today announced its 2015 grant recipients for the Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries and New Scholars Programs. In total $600.000 has been committed for 2015 that will support various multiyear projects in over 20 countries in the developing world. The Elsevier Foundation is funded by Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services.

Chemotherapy Can Complicate Immediate Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy

Thrombotic effects may cause delays, according to new report in Annals of Medicine and Surgery
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New York, NY, December 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Immediate breast reconstruction following mastectomy is becoming more prevalent. However, in breast cancer patients undergoing simultaneous chemotherapy, thrombotic complications can arise that can delay or significantly modify reconstructive plans. Outcomes of cases illustrating potential complications are published in the current issue of Annals of Medicine and Surgery.

New Study Strengthens Evidence of the Connection Between Statin Use and Cataracts; But Any Risks Should be Weighed Against Benefits

Reported in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology
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Philadelphia, PA, December 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Few classes of drugs have had such a transformative effect on the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) as have statins, prescribed to reduce total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. However, some clinicians have ongoing concerns regarding the potential for lens opacities (cataracts) as a result of statin use. In an article in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, researchers report increased risk for cataracts in patients treated with statins.

Prognostic Role Found for miR-21 Expression in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Findings suggest measurement of changes in the tumor microenvironment are important in this heterogeneous group, according to study published in the American Journal of Pathology
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Philadelphia, PA, December 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ – “Triple-negative” breast cancer (TNBC) occurs in patients whose cells do not express receptors for estrogen, progesterone, and/or human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (ER-/PR-/HER2-). Because of the absence of these predictive biomarkers, treatment assignment can be difficult.

Lapses in Infection Control Associated with Spread of Severe Respiratory Virus MERS, According to Study

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Washington, DC, December 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Little is known about the often fatal virus known as Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), but researchers have identified gaps in infection control as a major culprit in all eleven published cases involving healthcare-associated transmission of the virus.  The full findings of the review can be found in the December issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidem

Elsevier Announces the Launch of Open Access Journal: Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases

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New York, December 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, announced today the launch of Journal of Vascular Surgery Cases, a new open access, online-only journal dedicated to publishing peer-reviewed, high quality case reports related to all aspects of arterial, venous, and lymphatic diseases, including the placement and mai

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