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2022 ◽  
Vol 40 (1) ◽  
pp. 65-67
Md Rashedul Islam ◽  
Tanbin Rahman ◽  
Mohammad Sakhawat Hossen Khan

Diabetic striatopathy is a rare manifestation of diabetes mellitus. The disease commonly affects individuals of Asian descent, female, and the elderly. Patients usually present with hemiballism-hemichorea caused by hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state. Prompt recognition of a hyperglycemiainduced hemiballism-hemichorea is essential because the symptoms are reversible with correction of hyperglycemia. Diagnosis is possible based on blood reports and neuroimaging findings. J Bangladesh Coll Phys Surg 2022; 40: 65-67

Saurabh Bansal ◽  
Daniel Saca ◽  
Daniel Getz ◽  
Asra Rab ◽  
Namrata Singhania

Matievskaya N.V. Matievskaya ◽  
Dolinskaya O.V. Dolinskaya ◽  

N. L. De Silva ◽  
L. P. Aravinda ◽  
L. Wickramaratne ◽  
J. Munasinghe

Biomedicines ◽  
2021 ◽  
Vol 9 (11) ◽  
pp. 1730
Dumitru Ciolac ◽  
Renata Racila ◽  
Carolina Duarte ◽  
Maria Vasilieva ◽  
Diana Manea ◽  

Systemic inflammation and the host immune responses associated with certain viral infections may accelerate the rate of neurodegeneration in patients with Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD), a rare, transmissible neurodegenerative disease. However, the effects of the newly emerged SARS-CoV-2 infection on the pathogenesis of CJD are unknown. In this study, we describe the case of an elderly female patient with sporadic CJD that exhibited clinical deterioration with the emergence of seizures and radiological neurodegenerative progression following an infection with SARS-CoV-2 and severe COVID-19. Despite efforts to control the progression of the disease, a dismal outcome ensued. This report further evidences the age-dependent neurological effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection and proposes a vulnerability to CJD and increased CJD progression following COVID-19.

Simulacra ◽  
2021 ◽  
Vol 4 (2) ◽  
pp. 169-184
Gilang Mahadika ◽  
Setiadi Setiadi

This paper expects to reveal the struggle of elderly female porters or buruh gendong who mostly had a historical background of working in industrial production (factory) but ended up being self-employed at Beringharjo traditional market of Yogyakarta. They used to work as factory workers. However, most factories collapsed in the aftermath of the 1997 economic crisis, especially in Southeast Asia. These older people from peri-urban (and rural) areas with lower-class status ended up in urban areas to be self-employed and became precarious workers. Therefore, the research questions are how they cope with the income uncertainties only to meet their daily needs and still desire their children to have a better living condition. Observations and interviews were done with 25 elderly female traditional porters as the research methods from 2020. They are primarily in the age range of late 50-80 years old. The results show that income uncertainties and social insecurity bring about precariousness. Buruh gendong have to work every day only to make ends meet. However, these conditions could also open up alternative perspectives that they often found themselves liberated from the control of industrial production. They do not work for capital owners or bosses; they work for themselves (self-employed). They are free or more flexible on working hours, but, at the same time, they have to accept their insecure employment. Buruh gendong also have desires for their children to be able to achieve a higher education level. Eventually, the desires are mostly unfulfilled; their children get unfortunate work and still live barely.

Eyitemi Fregene ◽  
Peter Lotze

An elderly female with multiple comorbidities presented with acute onset of severe urinary retention immediately following placement of an intrathecal morphine pain pump. This case highlights the need to closely monitor chronic pain patients with complex medical histories who may be uniquely predisposed to opioid-mediated severe urinary retention.

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