Infusion treatment continues to show outstanding results | Tribune

Apr. 4—ALBANY — In the first three months of its use at Phoebe, monoclonal antibody infusion therapy has shown outstanding results for COVID-19 patients at high risk of developing severe illness. The therapy was part of President Trump’s treatment regimen when it was in an experimental stage last October. The following month, the Food and Drug Administration gave the treatment emergency use authorization, and Phoebe began providing the therapy to approved patients in early January.

“The therapy is approved for high-risk patients soon after their diagnosis,” Phoebe Putney Health System Chief Medical Officer Dr. Dianna Grant said. “The goal is to help those patients avoid emergency room visits and hospital stays, and that is exactly what we are achieving with our use of the treatment at Phoebe.”

Through April 1, Phoebe has provided the treatment to 194 patients at Phoebe North and 75 at Phoebe Sumter.

“Only two of the

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Risk Factors, Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Intertrigo is a fancy name for a rash that shows up between the folds of skin. It is a very common skin rash that can crop up throughout life.

The most common areas affected include larger skin-fold areas such as:

Symptoms of Intertrigo

What does intertrigo look like? It may cause:

  • Red or reddish-brown rash
  • Raw, itchy, or oozing skin
  • Foul odor
  • Cracked or crusty skin

Intertrigo may appear in any skin folds that rub together and trap moisture. In infants, intertrigo often shows up as diaper rash.

Intertrigo can occur:

  • Between toes and fingers
  • In armpits
  • In the inner thighs
  • In the groin and at the scrotum
  • On the underside of your breasts or belly
  • In the crease of your neck
  • Between the buttocks

If you have any symptoms of intertrigo, be sure to see your doctor. Your doctor can check for the presence of infection as well.


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Upcoming Oral, Small Molecule Agents Expected to Leapfrog Existing Biologic Treatment and Become Foundational Inflammatory Bowel Disease Therapies | Surveys Polls And Research

EXTON, Pa., March 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Spherix recently surveyed 100 US gastroenterologists and followed up with seven qualitative interviews (including an industry key opinion leader) in order to assess the current pre-advanced systemic treatment algorithm for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), along with the prospects for several oral, small molecule pipeline therapies. This new Special Topix™ service was created in response to the three oral, small molecule therapies currently in Phase 3 development for the treatment of IBD and the additional three therapies with Phase 2 clinical data.

Through ongoing research provided in Spherix’s core services offered in IBD, Spherix experts began to notice a possible paradigm shift in the way gastroenterologists are perceiving upcoming pipeline agents and how they intend on prescribing to biologic-naïve patients. The combination of qualitative and quantitative research included in the Special Topix™ service evaluates, in detail, the current treatment algorithm for pre-advanced systemic

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Unusual treatment shows promise for kids with brain tumors | Pennsylvania State News

For decades, a deadly type of childhood cancer has eluded science’s best tools. Now doctors have made progress with an unusual treatment: Dripping millions of copies of a virus directly into kids’ brains to infect their tumors and spur an immune system attack.

A dozen children treated this way lived more than twice as long as similar patients have in the past, doctors reported Saturday at an American Association for Cancer Research conference and in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Although most of them eventually died of their disease, a few are alive and well several years after treatment — something virtually unheard of in this situation.

“This is the first step, a critical step,” said the study’s leader, Dr. Gregory Friedman, a childhood cancer specialist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

“Our goal is to improve on this,” possibly by trying it when patients are first diagnosed

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Confusion over ivermectin, but regulator maintains it’s not approved for Covid-19 treatment

  • Reports have emerged that SAHPRA had agreed to allow ivermectin for Covid-19 treatment.
  • But the regulator says this is not true, and its position remains unchanged.
  • A cream containing ivermectin was recently approved though – to treat a skin condition.

The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) on Monday said reports of ivermectin being approved for use in Covid-19 are, “… grossly untrue, and misleading”.

In a statement, SAHPRA CEO Dr Boitumelo Semete said an erroneous report was placed by the SABC, that the body had agreed to allow for the use of ivermectin in treating Covid-19.

“This is grossly untrue, misleading to the public, and irresponsible, and could have dire consequences.”

Semete said the regulator’s position remained unchanged.

“Ivermectin may be prescribed and dispensed to patients without awaiting section 21 authorisation, but is still subject to receiving section 21 authorisation, informed consent, and all reporting requirements normally required

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Iron Deficiency Anemia (Low Iron): Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

What Is Iron Deficiency Anemia?

Iron deficiency anemia is when your body doesn’t have enough red blood cells. 

Red blood cells carry oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body. Every organ and tissue in your body needs oxygen to work. Without enough oxygen in your blood, and you may feel tired, weak, and short of breath.

You get iron deficiency anemia when your body is low in iron. You need iron to make hemoglobin, a protein that helps your red blood cells carry oxygen. 

Your doctor will find out why your iron is low. Usually, you can treat iron deficiency anemia with supplements. Once your iron levels go up, you should start to feel better.

Symptoms of Iron Deficiency Anemia

Mild iron deficiency anemia often isn’t noticeable. When it gets more severe, you may have these symptoms:

Because these can also be symptoms of other conditions, see

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Scoliosis – Diagnosis and treatment


The doctor will initially take a detailed medical history and may ask questions about recent growth. During the physical exam, your doctor may have your child stand and then bend forward from the waist, with arms hanging loosely, to see if one side of the rib cage is more prominent than the other.

Your doctor may also perform a neurological exam to check for:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Numbness
  • Abnormal reflexes

Imaging tests

Plain X-rays can confirm the diagnosis of scoliosis and reveal the severity of the spinal curvature. If a doctor suspects that an underlying condition — such as a tumor — is causing the scoliosis, he or she may recommend additional imaging tests, such as an MRI.


Most children with scoliosis have mild curves and probably won’t need treatment with a brace or surgery. Children who have mild scoliosis may need regular checkups to see if there have

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‘Degrading and undignified’: Centre suspends manager over treatment of Ndebele activist

  • A shopping centre manager who is embroiled in a controversy over his behaviour, has been suspended, pending an internal investigation.
  • The manager was caught on video telling a man that his traditional Ndebele attire was inappropriate and that he should leave. 
  • Redefine Properties, which manages the shopping centre, has apologised.

Redefine Properties has apologised for the treatment that its Johannesburg-based Boulders Shopping Centre manager meted out to two visitors and says it has suspended the manager, pending an investigation.

This comes after a video emerged on social media of the manager telling Ndebele activist, Thando Mahlangu, that his attire was inappropriate and that he should leave. 

Redefine CEO Andrew König said the company distanced itself from the “degrading and undignified manner in which Mr Thando Mahlangu and Ms Nqobile Masuku were treated by the centre manager” on Wednesday. 

He said the events that unfolded were “most regrettable”.

“The Boulders [Shopping]

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What you should (and shouldn’t!) do after a massage treatment. | by Mind-Body Continuum

So, you’ve had your massage, you’re feeling nice and relaxed…you know, that muscles melting off your bones feeling. You know your massage therapist was talking to you at the end of the treatment, but you were feeling too sleepy to really take it in. So what to do now? I mean, you had a massage for a reason right? It could have been to relax, de-stress and have some ‘me’ time. Perhaps it was because you’ve had some nasty tight spots that needed an ease off. Maybe you had an injury and you were looking for a way to help speed your recovery. You could even be one of those people, who is so tuned into what your body needs, that you are having regular maintenance treatments — giving your body a regular ‘tune up’. Whatever the reason, you want to make sure the benefits are going to last as

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SA Civil Aviation Authority dismisses allegations it gave SAA ‘special treatment’

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  • The SACAA has denied allegations that it provided “special treatment” to SAA after a take-off incident in Brussels was reported several weeks after it happened. 
  • An SAA flight carrying Covid-19 vaccines from Brussels had the incident on 24 February, but it was not reported within the stipulated time of 24 hours.
  • SACAA says it is not aware of any investigation carried out in Brussels.

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has denied allegations that it provided South African Airways (SAA) with “special treatment” following a take-off incident reported to the regulators three weeks after it occurred. 

It is alleged that an SAA flight carrying Covid-19 vaccines from Brussels ran into difficulty during take-off on 24 February, and that the incident was not reported within the stipulated time of 24 hours.

Civil Aviation is now investigating the take-off delay and safety incident involving the

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