What are the benefits of wrist bands in carpal tunnel syndrome?

A wristband is an accessory that becomes quite common in rehabilitation processes for injuries that usually affect the wrist. The idea is that it appears as a small support with which we can adjust our bones and ligaments preventing us from suffering pain when moving it from one side to another or performing the usual shaking by hand.

How to address thrombocytosis?

Thrombocytosis is defined as a platelet count increased by more than two standard deviations above the average (> 450,000 / mm3) and is observed in 2.3% of the population, preferably in people> 40 years.

Vitamin B12 deficiency: How to assess and treat it?

The prevalence of vitamin B12 (B12) deficiency is approximately 6-12% in people under the age of 60, and approximately 17% in all adults with macrocytic anemia. However, the elderly, pregnant women, and vegans are more likely to have B12 deficiency, so a higher index of suspicion should be used in populations with suggestive signs and symptoms.

How is insulin resistance caused?

A new work in mice reveals changes in the pattern of microRNAs that cause glucose intolerance and insulin resistance. The study, published in the journal PNAS, explains the role of these molecules, related to obesity, in the onset of diabetes.

The chagas disease

Chagas disease is found mainly in the continental part of Latin America (and not in the Caribbean islands), but in recent decades has been observed more frequently in the United States of America, Canada, many European countries and some of the Western Pacific. This is mainly due to the mobility of the population between Latin America and the rest of the world.

Alerta Mundial: Las Metalocarbapenemasas

Las Metalocarbapenemasas (MBLs) son enzimas de la familia de las carbapenemasas e hidrolizan todos los β-lactámicos excepto monobactámicos y son inhibidas por quelantes de iones metálicos tales como EDTA, ácido dipicolínico, pertenecen al grupo B de Ambler y 3a y 3b en la clasificación de Bush.

Sex biology redefined: Genes don’t indicate binary sexes

Imagine being a forty-six-year-old woman pregnant with her third child, whose amniocentesis follow-up shows that half her cells carry male chromosomes. Or a seventy-year-old father of three who learns during a hernia repair that he has a uterus. A recent news feature in Nature mentioned these cases as it elaborated on the spectrum of sex biology.