A multi-center initiative conducted by the National Institutes of Health-supported Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry, has shown that for children with heart failure from dilated cardiomyopathy there has been a dramatic improvement in outcomes of medical management in the past few years. The study was appeared in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
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NKTR-181, an oral full mu-opioid receptor agonist administered twice daily, was shown to reduce pain with good tolerability and few withdrawal symptoms in patients with moderate to severe chronic low back pain, according to research presented at PAINWeek 2017.
A new University of Florida study finds that 23% of adults age 60 and older who underwent a total knee replacement experienced a decline in activity in at least one region of the brain responsible for specific cognitive functions . Fifteen percent of patients declined across all brain networks the team evaluated.
Bisphosphonates provide no significant benefit over placebo in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) with regard to pain relief, functional improvement, or prevention of radiographic progression, according to a meta-analysis published in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage.
A new study published in the PLoS One has reported that general practitioners (GPs) had distinct attitudes toward psychotherapy, falling into three different categories according to their opinions of this type of treatment. The majority of general practitioners (GPs) were reasonably favourable to psychotherapy.
In the general population, adiposity influences erythropoiesis and iron metabolism. Researchers aimed at assessing the relationship between adiposity [estimated by body mass index ( BMI ) and abdominal circumference ( AC )] and biomarkers of erythropoiesis in patients with chronic kidney disease ( CKD ) not on dialysis .
Mobile phone radiation keeps our phones working but it also has some pretty serious side effects. More and more people are looking at the effects mobile phones are having on their health. Can phone radiation cause headaches? Is this something to be worried about?
New toxicology tests that provide revealing information on the fatal substances consumed by Bartholomew County overdose victims are a window to potential solutions, giving officials deeper insight into rapidly changing trends that will help address the epidemic on a law enforcement level and a policy response by government.
Doctors have developed a new five-minute procedure to scan the blood vessels which offers hope for claustrophobic patients unable to tolerate the conventional longer test. The study was presented at CMR 2018.
According to an analysis published in the issue of the journal Pediatrics, enrolling in Medicaid may have health benefits not only for low-income parents but also for their children.
In this present study, researchers observed that the range and duration of human ventures into space increased, it becomes imperative that they understand the effects of the cosmic environment on astronaut health. Molecular technologies now widely used in research and medicine will need to become available in space to ensure appropriate care of astronauts.
Several studies in sub-Saharan Africa have shown that when a mother-to-be has HIV there is a significant likelihood that she will face challenges. This has led scientists to start looking at the placenta to try and gain insight into the effect of HIV on the time of delivery and the health of the newborn babies.