Catatonia, a syndrome of motor, emotional and behavioral abnormalities frequently characterized by muscular rigidity and a trance-like mental stupor and at times manifesting with great excitement or agitation, can occur during a critical illness and appear similar to delirium. But the management strategies are vastly different.
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A cooling device that has been improving strength and endurance in mostly male athletes for 15 years is finding new uses in helping people with multiple sclerosis live normal lives, preventing overheating in Ebola workers and cooling working dogs. In a recent trial in women, it helped frosh participants perform hundreds of pushups in an hour.
According to a new research presented at The Liver Meeting®, the pregnancy rates among females with chronic liver disease or following liver transplantation has risen over the past three decades. Also, the percentage of full?term pregnancies has increased considerably over the period, and most females had positive pregnancy outcomes.
The approach described in work takes advantage of the fact that every patient carries a cure within their own cells. But that cure is locked up by a life-long process called X-chromosome inactivation. Our goal has been to unlock the inactive X and restore expression of the good gene copy . The study report was published in PNAS Early Edition
A new study reported that a researcher is now putting numbers on the evidential value of DNA from Y chromosomes, providing courts with a valuable tool.
According to a new article published by JAMA Internal Medicine, activity increased among families in a randomized clinical trial as part of a game-based intervention where they could earn points and progress through levels based on step goal achievements.
A new study has found that if the HLF (hepatic leukaemia factor) gene that is expressed in immature blood cells does not shut down on time, then it is unable to develop a functional long-term immune system and this could be a very early stage of leukaemia.
Aiming to make data repository robust, the Union Health Ministry on Monday launched the Allied and Healthcare Professional Database which will help the government to track the number of professionals and streams of allied and health care professions in the country.
According to the ministry, more than 3, 000 professionals have already registered on the portal during the testing phase.
In new research published in Nature Communications, the scientists have identified that high ADAR1 levels linked to decreased survival rates using a database of multiple myeloma patient samples and information. The team determined that blocking the enzyme reduces multiple myeloma regeneration in experimental models derived from patient cancer cells.
Developing new antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and using technology for early diagnosis are among steps needed to sustain momentum in fighting HIV/AIDS and ending the disease as a public health threat by 2030, UNAIDS said in a report.
A new study presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium showed that younger women with operable breast cancer are increasingly likely to choose bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction instead of breast-conserving surgery, regardless of their response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy.
Johns Hopkins researchers developed a way to successfully deliver nano-sized, platinum-based chemotherapy drugs to treat a form of bladder cancer called nonmuscle-invasive that is found in the lining of the organ and has not invaded deeper into bladder tissue. The tiny drug-infused particles, they say, potentially offer a less toxic clinical alternative to standard chemotherapy delivered intravenously or through a catheter inserted into the bladder.