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General Anaesthesia a safer option for a parturient with intraneural perineurioma

According to a study, perineurioma can be divided into 2 forms: intraneural and extraneural (soft tissue) perineurioma. The tumor cells in perineurioma are characterized by their specific immunohistochemical and ultrastructural features. According to the location, to date, approximately 120 cases with intraneural perineurioma have been published. However, the anesthetic management for a parturient with intraneural perineurioma has not been reported. As the spinal roots and nerves of extremities are involved, neuraxial anesthesia should be theoretically avoided. Therefore, general anesthesia may be a safer option.

Post-hospital recovery care for sepsis survivors, calls for improvement

Researchers found that despite improvement in the rates of people dying of sepsis in the hospital, the condition is still a leading cause of hospital readmissions and costs, as well as long-term disabilities and impairments. Thus, the University of Pittsburgh and University of Michigan medical scientists were prompted to develop thorough recommendations for post-hospital recovery care and future clinical trials.

Diabetic Blindness Could be Reversed, Study Finds

Johns Hopkins researchers found that increased vascular endothelial growth factor ( VEGF)  levels in the retina attract white blood into the retina , where they adhere to the walls of blood vessels, disrupting blood flow. Reducing VEGF or blocking it with an antibody caused the white blood cells to dissipate, opening the closed vessels and restoring blood flow to the area. The study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight