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Astronauts Must Perform Surgery In Space

A study determines that Future Astronauts Must Perform Surgery in Space and It Will Be Gross, there's already enough to worry about when planning a one-way trip to Mars. Scientists writing in the British Journal of Surgery have provided one more thing to fear: floating blobs of infectious bodily fluids.

Investigation Of Vertigo With Prognosis Of Hearing Variables In SSHL

According to a study, researchers examine the association of vertigo with a prognosis of hearing variables in SSHL. Vertigo may be a risk factor for sudden sensorineural hearing loss; future studies are needed to examine whether treatment of vertigo might contribute to the recovery of hearing. For patients with the sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSHL), vertigo may be negatively associated with recovery of hearing. The study was published online in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

Relationship Between Muscle- Bone Is Key In Deep-Tissue Work

Bone immobilization how it is affected by the surrounding muscles and how it affects those muscles should be a consideration in any massage work. Bones are an integral part of what we do as massage therapists. Muscle mass and bone health are interconnected, according to research. As the old anatomy equation indicates, muscles move bones at joints.

Novel Haemodynamic Structures In The Human Glomerulus

The researcher has found that the microscopic structure of human kidney is different from what was previously known. The paper 'Novel Haemodynamic structures in the human glomerulus', published in American Journal of Physiology. The kidney is a key organ balancing blood and body chemistry through filtration and reabsorption. The control of blood flow and pressure through the kidney is crucial for maintaining this process.

Examining Differences In Post-Acute Care And Outcomes For Patients

A new study comparing the health outcomes of more than 300,000 Medicare patients who completed rehabilitation therapy after hospitalization for hip fractures found that more care may not translate to better long-term health. The study, conducted by researchers at Brown University's School of Public Health and published in PLOS Medicine, found that patients covered under Medicare's fee-for-service plan spent an average of 31 days in nursing homes following hip fracture hospitalization. 

Insulin Ued For Type 2 Diabetes Is Safe And Effective

According to a study, researchers examine the rates of the hypoglycemia-related emergency department (ED) visits or hospital admissions associated with initiation of long-acting insulin analogs vs human NPH insulin in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Patients with Type 2 diabetes who were treated with the newer generation of insulin analog drugs did not have substantially better outcomes than those treated with less costly human insulin. The study was published in the journal Journal of the American Medical Association.

Sunburns Can Be Reduced By Implementing Educational Interventions Among Engineers

Implementation of educational interventions among operating engineers (heavy equipment operators) in Michigan significantly increased the use of sunscreen and decreased the number of reported sunburns. The objectives were to determine changes in sunscreen use and sunburning among Operating Engineers randomized to four conditions in the Sun Solutions study: The study was published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Hospital At Home Care Reduces Emergency Department Visits

A new study reports that hospital at home (HaH) care provides a shorter length of stay; reductions in hospital readmissions, emergency department visits, and transfers to skilled nursing facilities; and, improved patient experience versus traditional inpatient care.

The study, which spans nearly three years, includes patients with the broadest set of admitting diagnoses ever to be researched, thus strengthening the evidence base for the hospital at home care. The study was published online in JAMA Internal Medicine.