Among more than 400,000 critically ill adults, the shortest patients (4 feet, 6 inches) were 29 percent (men) and 24 percent (women) more likely to die in the hospital than the tallest-6 feet, 6 inches, the study found . The report was published in the journal Intensive Care Medicine .
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Naloxone has saved thousands of lives. But can patients be safely discharged from the Emergency Department (ED) just an hour after they receive the medication that curtails drug overdoses?
Some of you may have made a New Year's resolution to hit the gym to tackle that annoying belly fat. But have you ever wondered how physical activity produces this desired effect? A signaling molecule called interleukin-6 plays a critical role in this process, researchers report in the journal Cell Metabolism.
Comorbid depression is common in patients with type 2 diabetes (DM2) and / or coronary heart disease (CHD) and is associated with poor quality of life and adverse health outcomes. However, little is known about patients 'and practice nurses' (PNs) perceptions of depression.
According to a new study, Christmas Eve is one of the most dangerous times of the year for the heart. It has indicated that a person's risk for heart attack reaches its peak around late night to day before Christmas. Christmas Eve is a time to cheer; People tend to consume excessive food, alcohol, and travel long distances, all of which may up the risk of heart attack. Emotional distress with acute experience of anger, anxiety, sadness, grief, and stress, too, increases the risk of a heart attack.
Cancer patients are often prescribed pain medications, for example during recovery from surgical procedures. However, for many cancer patients, the use of opioid pain medications during treatment can be a gateway to misuse or addiction eleven treatment ends. Now with cancer patients living longer than ever before, protecting quality of life in the months, years, or years afterwards, treatment is becoming increasingly important, including guarding against the risk of opioid addiction.
Insulin-like growth factor-I regulates mitochondrial function, oxidative stress, inflammation, stellate cells, and insulin sensitivity in the liver, and it might be associated with liver fibrosis from non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).
Dermal fibroblasts are specialized cells deep in the skin that generate connective tissue and help the skin recover from injury. Some fibroblasts have the ability to convert into fat cells that reside under the dermis, giving the skin to plump, youthful look and producing a peptide that plays a critical role in fighting infections.
Radiotherapy is an effective tool in the fight against cancer. It is non-invasive and painless, and with advanced tumor imaging and beam control systems, radiation can be delivered to patients safely, generally with minor or no adverse side effects, accounting for its increasing use against a broad range of tumors.
Breast cancer is one of the major causes of death for women. Temperature measurement is advantageous because it is non-invasive, non-destructive, and cost-effective. Temperature measurement through infrared thermography is useful to detect changes in blood perfusion that can occur due to inflammation, angiogenesis, or other pathological causes.
A skeletal survey is a commonly used means of detecting fractures in infants and is used as a screen in suspected cases of physical abuse. It is recognized that in live infants, a repeat survey some days after a suspected episode of injury will detect more fractures than one taken shortly after the suspected injury, indicating that the latter lacks sensitivity.
Globally, it is known that HIV-infected pregnant women are prone to depressive symptoms. Research evidence also suggests that nutrient deficiencies may enhance the depressive illness, and that fish oil omega-3 fatty acids may alleviate the depressive symptoms.
The aim of this study was to assess the effect of fish oil omega-3 eicosapentaenoic acid-rich supplements on depressive symptoms among HIV-seropositive pregnant women.