Sodium Chronic Disease Risk Reduction Intakes: Expanded DRI Model

A new category of intake values has been added to the Dietary Reference Intakes, called the Chronic Disease Risk Reduction Intake, or CDRR. This new DRI category characterizes nutrient intake levels that are expected to reduce chronic disease risk. In general, the CDRR is set when there’s at least moderate strength of evidence for both…

The Teen Who Dies If He Falls Asleep

PETER DERBYSHIRE: He can breathe on his own during the day, but not when he goes to sleep. KIM DERBYSHIRE: Doctors believed he wouldn’t live for longer than six weeks. KIM DERBYSHIRE: It was like, ‘Oh right, okay. Game on!’ PETER DERBYSHIRE: You alright? LIAM DERBYSHIRE: Yeah. COMM: 17-year-old Liam Derbyshire suffers from an extremely…

Potassium Chronic Disease Risk Reduction Intakes: Expanded DRI Model

A new category of intake values has been added to the Dietary Reference Intakes, called the Chronic Disease Risk Reduction Intake, or CDRR. This new DRI category characterizes nutrient intake levels that are expected to reduce chronic disease risk. In general, the CDRR is set when there’s at least moderate strength of evidence for both…

Ulcerative Colitis & Crohn’s Disease – Terre Haute Regional Hospital

Shail Sheth, MD Differences between ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease – Inflammatory bowel disease is a very interesting part of gastroenterology. There are two subdivisions of inflammatory bowel disease: Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Now they are completely different disorders. Crohn’s disease, it can involve all the layers of your GI tract, versus ulcerative colitis.…

Infectious Diseases of East Africa: Summer Abroad in Malawi

It’s important to get students interested and enthused about infectious diseases years ago we thought we had vanquished infectious diseases when antibiotics became available but it’s been anything but that every person in the United States could be exposed to something that was once considered tropical or exotic because of the sheer volume of travel…

Prevalence of Rheumatic Heart Disease

Some patients with untreated streptococcal pharyngitis develop acute rheumatic fever, which can result in lifelong rheumatic heart disease. In recent decades, the incidence of rheumatic fever has declined dramatically in higher-income countries owing to the treatment of streptococcal infections; implementation of World Health Organization guidelines has also led to reductions in incidence of rheumatic heart…