To simplify discectomy in minimally invasive spinal fusion surgery, DePuy Synthes launched CONCORDE Clear MIS Discectomy Device. The single-use tool allows surgeons to complete the degenerated disc-removing process (discectomy) more efficiently than using traditional tools while increasing the amount of disc material removed.
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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.
The altered patterns of brain neurotransmitters glutamate and GABA in certain regions of the visuospatial working memory network may lead to its impairment in schizophrenia, according to a new study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry.
According to a study published week in Scientific Reports, many of the genes involved in natural repair of the injured spinal cord of the lamprey are also active in the repair of the peripheral nervous system in mammals. This is consistent with the possibility that in the long term, the same or similar genes may be harnessed to improve spinal cord injury treatments.
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.
A new study reported that many of the major not-for-profit hospital groups have combined their hand a manufacturing and making generics to combat the shortages of medicines as well as the high costs of branded medications. This move bypasses the monopoly held by the pharmaceutical companies.
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.
The clinical entity chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE was earlier believed to be the result of repeated head traumas that led to neurodegeneration and damage to the brain.
A new study, published in PLOS Pathogens suggest that the human protein known as prohibitin may play a significant role in infection of the nervous system by Enterovirus 71 (EV71), one of several viruses that can cause hand, foot, and mouth disease.
People with diabetes, heart failure and other chronic diseases often live independent lives, without a traditional caregiver. But many have a family member or friend who plays a key supporting role in their health care, a new study published in the journal Families, Systems and Health.
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.
Exposure to non-ionizing radiation from devices like smartphones, Bluetooth devices and laptops doubles the risk of miscarriage in pregnant women, according to a study published in the journal Scientific Reports.