All news from Anaesthesiology

Cholera Pandemic And Controlled Strategies

The researchers show that the latest cholera pandemic originated in Asia, and that most of antibiotic resistant strains come from this continent.  They recently published two studies tracing the history of cholera outbreaks in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean from the last 60 years. This study has been published in Science.

Malaria Parasite Protects Genetic Material for Trip from Mosquitoes to Host

The parasite that causes malaria has two specialized proteins that protect its messenger RNAs — genetic material that encodes for proteins — until the parasite takes up residence in a new mosquito or a human host. A new study, published in the journal mSphere, describes the two proteins and reveals an additional role that one may play to facilitate RNA-based interactions between the parasite, its mosquito vector, and its human host.

New Test Help Faster Treatment for Heart Attack

According to this study, researchers showed a new test designed to better measure levels of troponin, a protein released when the heart muscle is damaged, could help emergency department physicians provide faster diagnosis and appropriate treatment. When diagnosing a heart attack, accuracy and timing are everything. This study published in JAMA Cardiology.

A Rare Type of Skin Cancer Is Treated with Immunotherapy

In the study, the UCLA team offered that despite the dense stroma associated with desmoplastic melanoma tumors, patients may still respond well to anti-PD-1 or anti-PD-L1 therapies due to the high frequency of mutations induced by prior sun damage characteristic of this type of cancer. More than two-thirds of people with a rare type of melanoma responded positively to treatment with anti-PD-1 immunotherapies.

To Contain A Forceful Sneeze Is Not Good Idea; Doctors Warn

In this study, Researchers declared that doctors had warned not to sneeze forcefully by Pinching your nose while clamping your mouth shut to contain a forceful sneeze isn't a good idea. This is published in the journal BMJ Case Reports. One young man managed to rupture the back of his throat during this maneuver, leaving him barely able to speak or swallow, and in considerable pain.