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Post-hospital recovery care for sepsis survivors, calls for improvement

Researchers found that despite improvement in the rates of people dying of sepsis in the hospital, the condition is still a leading cause of hospital readmissions and costs, as well as long-term disabilities and impairments. Thus, the University of Pittsburgh and University of Michigan medical scientists were prompted to develop thorough recommendations for post-hospital recovery care and future clinical trials.

Diabetic Blindness Could be Reversed, Study Finds

Johns Hopkins researchers found that increased vascular endothelial growth factor ( VEGF)  levels in the retina attract white blood into the retina , where they adhere to the walls of blood vessels, disrupting blood flow. Reducing VEGF or blocking it with an antibody caused the white blood cells to dissipate, opening the closed vessels and restoring blood flow to the area. The study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight 

An Upsurge in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Cases

According to new research by the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire, from 2005 to 2015 the number of infants diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome ( NAS ) in the Granite State increased fivefold, from 52 to 269. In 2015, newborns diagnosed with NAS remained in the hospital 12 days on average, compared to three days for newborns not born exposed.

Mechanism of coenzyme Q production

CoQ deficiencies are occupied in scores of diseases, including liver and lung failures, muscle weakness, deafness and many brain disorders such as Parkinson's and cerebellar ataxia. The coenzyme is almost exclusively produced within the body and is often very difficult to replenish through nutritional supplements. This study has been published in the journal Molecular Cell.