Publications in: “00/08/2018”

Flouroquine use and risk of aortic aneurysm and dissection: nationwide cohort study

Using the excellent Swedish medical record system a study analyzed medical charts of all patients treated with fluoroquinone between July 2006 and December 2013. The study reported that within 60 days after fluorquinolone use the ratio of aortic aneurysm and dissection was 1.2 cases/1000 persons compared to 0.7 cases/1000 persons who were amoxicillin users. The size of both samples was impressive: 360,088.00 fluoroquinone users (78 % ciprofloxacin) and 360,088.00 matched ampicillin users . The relative hazard risk for both aortic […]

Should you stop wearing neckties?- wearing a tight necktie reduces cerebral blood flow.

Deficits in flow are expected when jugular veins and carotid arteries are compressed. An evidence already exist that neckties increase intraocular pressure. To many professions, including  those from the medical field in the USA, neckties are part of the dress code. A study conducted at Schleswig Holstein University, Kiel campus, included thirty volunteers who were divided into two groups: one wearing tight neckties and other without this “socially imposed semi-strangulation”. During a magnetic resonance imaging test and after tightening the […]