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Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by dru, Mar 16, 2020.

  1. Tex Peter Johnson (47)

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    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC181154/

    Mood and Cognitive Changes During Systemic Corticosteroid Therapy

    Abstract

    Background: Physicians in the United States write approximately 10 million new prescriptions for oral corticosteroids each year. Common side effects of corticosteroids include weight gain, osteoporosis, and diabetes mellitus. This article reviews the available literature on psychiatric and cognitive changes during corticosteroid therapy.


    Method: A search of the MEDLINE and psycINFO databases was conducted to find clinically relevant articles on psychiatric and cognitive side effects with corticosteroids using search terms including corticosteroid, prednisone, mania, depression, psychosis, mood, memory, and cognition.


    Results: Symptoms of hypomania, mania, depression, and psychosis occur during corticosteroid therapy as do cognitive changes, particularly deficits in verbal or declarative memory. Psychiatric symptoms appear to be dose-dependent and generally occur during the first few weeks of therapy. Patients who must remain on corticosteroids may benefit from pharmacotherapeutic approaches, such as lithium and the new antipsychotic medications.


    Conclusion: Mood and cognitive changes with corticosteroids appear to be common but generally mild and reversible side effects. More studies are needed to determine effective treatment for steroid-induced psychiatric disorders.
  2. fatprop Jason Little (69)

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    So the whitehouse sets up a "bubble", everyone gets tested regularly & quickly, all nice and "safe"

    And then a hole appears and this thing just rolls through

    Personally this looks like the outcome wherever the bubble approach happens - all well and good until it gets in (and it will, humans f*ck up), then you better have structures in place to protect the weak and infirm
  3. formerflanker Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Miranda Devine has an insightful piece in the NY Post about the bravery of President Trump in the face of the Corona virus.
    A sample - “I am the president of the United States. I can’t lock myself in a room . I had to confront it so the American people stopped being afraid of it so we could deal with it responsibly.

    “I’m going to beat this. Then I will be able to show people we can deal with this disease responsibly, but we shouldn’t be afraid of it.”

    And beat it he did. Back in the White House after leaving Walter Reed.
    If an overweight 74 year old can do it, so could many others.
  4. fatprop Jason Little (69)

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    "devine" and "insightful" is a contradiction in terms
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  5. Slim 293 George Gregan (70)

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    Miranda Devine...

    Insightful...

    NY Post.
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  6. formerflanker Chilla Wilson (44)

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    The Great Man thinks she is a good journo - he has written at least two tweets linking to her columns that I know of.
  7. Ignoto Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Honestly, I don't see how you can draw any parallels between the medical treatment Trump got/gets compared to the average American citizen.

    What makes it worse is, Trump got REGN-COV2 which the Government paid $450m for. I'm not too sure Trump's $750 worth of taxes would even cover one dose of it..
  8. Tex Peter Johnson (47)

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    Trump looks fucked; like a carp gasping for air on the banks of the irrigation-ravaged Darling River. That's he's not in hospital is a good sign surely, but I doubt he's healthy and out of the woods. The assertion that he's "beaten it" only a few days after confirming diagnosis is ignorant of every shred of information about this virus.
  9. I like to watch Simon Poidevin (60)

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    It’s not like you or me being discharged.
    the White House medical unit has more than 20 on staff..
  10. I like to watch Simon Poidevin (60)

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    Reports have said, it’s extremely unlikely that he was infected 2 days before his hospital admission.
    given he’s tested daily, it would appear that he attended numerous public engagements, knowing he was both positive, and contagious.

    nice guy...
  11. formerflanker Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Lots of wriggle room for you then if you are wrong.
  12. boyo Mark Ella (57)

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  13. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    Saw this on Twitter today

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    Source data here: https://pastebin.com/dtiVJTMc

    Stark the difference between Spanish Flu and the pandemics that have come after it. Spanish Flu was horrific in its scale and impact.
  14. Slim 293 George Gregan (70)

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    After 208 years of being non-partisan, The New England Journal of Medicine is now calling for Trump to be voted out...



    https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe2029812
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  15. formerflanker Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Is that the same NEJM that published Dr. Fauci's claim "that the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza" ?
    Why yes, yes it is. No credibility there then.
    And why doesn't the article mention President Trump by name if they are trying to get him voted out? Perhaps because the individual states are primarily responsible for Chinese Flu restrictions.
  16. I like to watch Simon Poidevin (60)

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    Is it you don’t understand that scientists change their views as more information comes to light, or is it anything that reflects poorly on the orange idiot is fake news?
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  17. Dctarget Tony Shaw (54)

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    To round out a good weekend my exemption to leave Australia was granted! This year has been pretty shit and I don't know what would've happened if it was denied. Currently over the moon, bouncing round the apartment waiting for my girlfriend to wake up to tell her the good news! 2am is probably a little early to get her up...
  18. Teh Other Dave Nev Cottrell (35)

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    Probably 5am by now, go ornnn, do it!
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  19. formerflanker Chilla Wilson (44)

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    “We in the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as the primary means of control of this virus,” Dr. David Nabarro said to The Spectator’s Andrew Neil. “The only time we believe a lockdown is justified is to buy you time to reorganize, regroup, rebalance your resources, protect your health workers who are exhausted, but by and large, we’d rather not do it.” (October 10th).
  20. Ignoto Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    The WHO isn't coming out of this Pandemic looking all that flash. I'd imagine a lot of people will ignore what they say based on their constantly changing statements. This is what they were saying in March.

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