A Screening Algorithm for Obstructive Sleep #Apnea in #Pregnancy

Obstructive sleep apnea (#OSA) is common in pregnancy and associated with maternal and fetal complications. Early detection of OSA may have important implications for maternal-fetal well-being. A screening tool combining several methods of assessment may better predict OSA among pregnant women compared with tools that rely solely on self-reported information.. Participants’ mean age was 27.4 ± 7.0 years. The prevalence of OSA during the first and third … Continue reading A Screening Algorithm for Obstructive Sleep #Apnea in #Pregnancy

The bright side of dark: Exploring the positive effect of #narcissism on perceived stress through mental toughness

Previous research reported that Subclinical Narcissism (SN) may increase Mental #Toughness (MT) resulting in positive outcomes such as lower psychopathy, higher school grades and lower symptoms of depression. We conducted three studies (N = 364, 240 and 144 for studies 1, 2 and 3, respectively) to test a mediation model, which suggests that SN may increase MT predicting lower Perceived Stress (PS). The participants were drawn from … Continue reading The bright side of dark: Exploring the positive effect of #narcissism on perceived stress through mental toughness

Drug-Resistant E. #coli Bacteremia Transmitted by Fecal Microbiota Transplant

Fecal microbiota transplantation (#FMT) is an emerging therapy for recurrent or refractory Clostridioides difficile infection and is being actively investigated for other conditions. We describe two patients in whom extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)–producing Escherichia coli bacteremia occurred after they had undergone FMT in two independent clinical trials; both cases were linked to the same stool donor by means of genomic sequencing. One of the patients died. … Continue reading Drug-Resistant E. #coli Bacteremia Transmitted by Fecal Microbiota Transplant