Immunosuppressed patients having open ventral hernia repair are at increased risk for surgical-site occurrence 30 days later, but not for wound infections, the need for another procedure, or other complications, a new study suggests.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Galafold (migalastat), the first oral medication for the treatment of adults with Fabry disease. The drug is indicated for adults with Fabry disease.
A study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research shows that the risk of fractures increases by about 30% after a gastric bypass operation. It was also discovered that falls increase after these operations.
Medicare patients nationwide have low rates of preventive care visits with the lowest rates found in older adults of minority race/ethnicity, reports a study in the September issue of Medical Care.
Indian-Americans have the highest percentage of sleeping with their babies among ethnic groups in New Jersey but the lowest rate of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), a Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences study shows.
Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers suspected and have now confirmed that plague vaccine bait, designed to protect prairie dogs and assist with recovery efforts of the black-footed ferret, is readily consumed by thousands of small rodents each year but with no apparent ill effect. Results were recently published in the journal EcoHealth.
In a step towards reducing myths and stigma associated with mental illness, the insurance regulator asked insurers to cover mental illness under medical insurance policy, treating it at par with physical illness.
Thirty jobs are to be created through a new £1.5m ‘Tele-Pharmacy’opening in Liverpool, aimed at helping people living with chronic care conditions to manage their medicinal needs through the UK’s only artificial intelligent mobile app ‘Now Patient’.
Rotavirus is one of the several viruses known to cause a self-limited gastroenteritis, better known as diarrhoea. Fluid stool losses may be dramatic, and death from dehydration is not uncommon, particularly in developing countries like Bangladesh.
Not all individuals who initiate use of a substance such as nicotine, alcohol, cannabis, and cocaine eventually develop a substance use disorder, indicating that the risk factors for substance use and for substance use disorder (SUD) differ to some extent.
Senescent cells are damaged cells that no longer perform their normal roles, but are not dead—hence, they are commonly known as "zombie cells." These cells interfere with the functioning of the tissue in which they accumulate.
Senescence is a cellular program that is triggered by many types of damage, and senescent cells are present in many diseases. They accumulate in diverse types of tissues during aging, thus contributing to the progressive deterioration associated with becoming elderly. Eliminating these zombie cells is one of the challenges facing science today.
Good news in the battle against the growing threat of drug-resistant “super gonorrhea”: Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and their collaborators in the United Kingdom have discovered a new way that the bacteria that cause gonorrhea resist the body’s immune defenses. Scientists can use this knowledge to develop vaccines or empower our immune system to take down a sexually transmitted bug that has already conquered most antibiotics.