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Investigation Of The Innate Transcriptomic Patterns Of Rodents In Spaceflight

Spaceflight introduces a combination of environmental stressors, including microgravity, ionizing radiation, changes in diet and altered atmospheric gas composition. In order to understand the impact of each environmental component on astronauts it is important to investigate potential influences in isolation. Ground control AEMs are engineered to match the spaceflight environment. There are limited studies examining the biological response invariably due to the configuration of AEM and vivarium housing.

Effect of Videos On Anxiety and Satisfaction in Patients Undergoing Spinal Anesthesia

Researchers investigated the effect of providing video information on anxiety and satisfaction in patients about to undergo spinal anesthesia. Providing sufficient information during a pre-anesthesia consultation can increase patient understanding and decrease anxiety related to spinal anesthesia. Surgical patients usually present with preoperative anxiety, which seems to begin as soon as the surgical procedure is planned. Anesthesia-related fear and its implications are an important source of this anxiety. 

If You Got Osteoarthritis, Keep Exercising

Is arthritis pain getting in the way of your fitness plans? That need not be the case. In fact, physical activity can be vital to your continued mobility, a new study suggests.

If you have osteoarthritis, participating in joint-friendly physical activity can improve your arthritis pain, function, mood, and quality of life.

Evaluate The Change in Knowledge and Attitude of Emergency Medicine Program

Saudi Board of Emergency Medicine (SBEM) graduates are involved in a 1-month rotation in emergency medical services (EMSs) and disaster medicine. The study evaluated the change in knowledge and attitude of EM residents after the introduction of the EMS and disaster medicine rotation. The Saudi Board of Emergency Medicine (SBEM) was created; it is considered the largest EM training program in the region. It is a 4-year program, and the goal is to graduate residents into specialists who can assume leadership roles in the field of EM.