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Patient's Age Associated With Risk Of Receiving An Unneeded Antibiotic Prescription

According to a new study, researchers found that advanced practice providers, such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants, are 15% more likely than physician providers to prescribe antibiotics to adults. A patient's age and race are associated with risk of receiving an unneeded antibiotic prescription for upper respiratory conditions caused by viruses. The study has been published in Control & Hospital Epidemiology.

An Enzyme Having Dual Function; Study Revealed

A study with new discovery shown by researchers from the University of Bonn have clarified a surprising dual function of ceramide synthase. The enzyme not only catalyzes a central step of the production of vital lipids. It also has the ability to turn genes involved in lipid metabolism on or off. The study is being published in the journal Cell Reports.

Decision-To-Delivery Interval (DDI) In Emergency Cesarean Delivery

According to this study, researchers evaluated a total of 431 pregnant women who were indicated for emergency cesarean delivery were included.  Clinical information and timing of process after decision until delivery and pregnancy outcomes were determined. There is a recommendation by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) that decision-to-delivery interval (DDI) in emergency cesarean delivery should be within 30 minutes.