Rice University scientists have found a simple method to attach drugs or other substances to antibodies, the powerful proteins that are central to the body's immune system .
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Women undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer experience improved postsurgical pain relief and reduced opioid consumption when given a pectoralis nerve plane (PECS) block prior to surgery, suggests research presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2018 annual meeting.
The PECS block is a newer regional anesthesia technique that works by injecting long-acting anesthetics, guided by ultrasound, to numb the front of the chest wall before surgical incision.
Children with pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) gain weight during treatment, and at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have discovered that this problem begins with remission-induction treatment and suggests that early intervention should be considered.
University of Minnesota Medical School researchers seek to identify the relationship between insurance coverage and the mortality rate of patients transferred between hospitals. Recently published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine Insurance Coverage Predicts Mortality in Patients Transferred Between Hospitals: a Cross-Sectional Study, found that patients without insurance are more likely to be transferred earlier in the process, more frequently from the emergency department, and had higher mortality
Driving anxiety is experienced by many older adults in New Zealand, especially among women and those aged over 70, recent collaborative research shows. In a nationwide survey of 1170 drivers aged 65 and over, researchers from the University of Otago, Massey University and the University of Auckland found 62.3% reported no driving anxiety, 27% reported mild driving anxiety and 10.7 endorsed more moderate to extreme levels.
Parents of children whose gender is not clear at birth are caught in an increasingly divisive battle over the medical risks and ethical fallout of opting for surgery to transform an intersex baby into a boy or a girl.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said it will phase in changes to payments to physicians for office visits, proceeding over the objection of many medical groups with its overhaul of reimbursement for evaluation and management (E&M) services.
Increasing the calorie intake for an intensive care patient does not improve their chances of survival. Presented on Monday afternoon at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) congress in Paris, the study involved almost 4,000 patients across 46 intensive care units (ICUs) in Australia and New Zealand.
Optimal calorie delivery during critical illness is uncertain and patients typically receive only 50-60% recommended requirements.
A new study of Russian space travelers adds to evidence that life among the stars has many consequences. The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine.