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Urinalysis: UTI in Febrile Infants accurately analyzed

According to findings from a large study, Urinalysis is highly sensitive and specific in diagnosing urinary-tract infection (UTI) in febrile infants. Dr. Leah Tzimenatos of UC Davis School of Medicine et al. did a planned secondary analysis of data from a prospective study of febrile infants.

Magnetically applied MicroRNAs: A Therapeutic Approach for Constipation

In a study published in the American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology (AJPGLP), the researchers at Thomas Jefferson University used a new technique, by which they successfully increased or decreased the muscle tone of the anal sphincter in appropriate animal models. These studies could have implications in treating constipation or incontinence.

MossRehab Propose New Stroke Shoulder Pain Device

MossRehab in Elkins Park, Pa, offers the SPRINT Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS) System, a non-narcotic therapy for the relief of shoulder pain following a stroke. Shoulder pain affects approximately 30% of stroke survivors, delaying recovery and reducing the quality of life.

Cardiotoxicity testing using In Vitro and In Vivo models

Renal and hepatotoxicity of diglycolic acid (DGA) has been described with in vitro cellular models as well as in vivo animal and human systems. The possibility of diglycolic acid (DGA) being toxic to other organs, such as the heart, has not been well investigated. A human case report identified the heart as a potential target organ of DGA, but an in-house in vivo rat study neither found gross nor microscopic pathological changes following repeated oral DGA exposure.