A study by University of Colorado Cancer Center investigators explored another possible cause of cancer-associated blood infections, namely changes in the microbiome, the community of microorganisms that live within the human body. The study was published in the journal PLoSONE
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Certain cancers and other diseases may cripple your own bone marrow's stem cells so that they cannot produce healthy blood cells. This can lead to an allogeneic bone marrow (or stem cell) transplant in which your own stem cells are killed off and replaced by a matched donor's healthy stem cells that can turn out equally healthy blood cells.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) were found to be inferior to antibiotics for symptom relief of uncomplicated urinary tract infection (UTI), according to findings from a newly published study appearing in the British Medical Journal (BMJ).
Pregnant women with HIV have a high risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and the presence of STI coinfection is associated with an increased risk for HIV mother-to-child transmission, according to data published in PLoS ONE.
Left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion guided by three-dimensional (3D) rotational angiography may be a valid alternative to the universally used two-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), according to a study published in JACC Cardiovascular Interventions.
Scientists from TWINCORE have published new insights on the processes involved in liver inflammation in the Journal of Hepatology. Type I interferons, limit viral replication and thereby help the immune cells to control the viral pathogen. On the other hand, type I interferons delay the regeneration of immune cells, which are important to adjust and maintain the immune balance within the liver during acute inflammation.
A new study of nursing homes in California published in the journal Production and Operations Management found that some nursing homes inflate their self-assessment reporting to improve their score in the Five-Star Quality Rating System employed by Medicare to help consumers.
The objective of this study was to provide an epidemiological description of dietary supplement exposures reported to Poison control center (PCC) in the United States (US) over a 13-year period.
Localized gene delivery to diseased joints to achieve sustained drug production at the site of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis is gaining momentum, with clinical trials underway in the U.S. and the first arthritis gene therapy recently approved in Korea.
A detailed review of current trends in the field, gene delivery strategies, and ongoing clinical trials and product development are presented in an article published in Human Gene Therapy.
New research published in the Journal of JAMA Surgery has reported that the high-volume nature of adult general surgery translated to lower morbidity and cost after pediatric laparoscopic cholecystectomy, suggesting that adult volume is associated with pediatric outcomes.