According to this study, researchers declared in a pre-anaesthetic clinic (PAC), as in any clinical service, patient satisfaction is important. This may be influenced by many factors. The main factor adversely affecting patient satisfaction is time spent in the clinic. Total time spent in PAC can be split into two parts: waiting time and consultation time, which have been defined. Patients needing emergency surgery are also not seen as they are assessed in the operating theatre itself.
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A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel voted against recommending ciprofloxacin dispersion for inhalation, to treat adult non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis (NCFBE) patients who have chronic lung infections with Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
In a study published in Nature, scientists have found that the role of Myc (generation of new blood cells in bone marrow and role in cancer) is determined by a distant section of DNA that contains a cluster of gene enhancers. In certain blood cancer cells, this cluster has been altered, which affects Myc activity and thereby accelerates cancer growth and affects how cancer responds to chemotherapy. This cluster of enhancers might, therefore, be a suitable target for the treatment of blood cancer.
Researchers investigated the effect of indole exposure on Salmonella virulence and infection. A competitive index test was used to compare the fitness of indole-treated and non-treated Salmonella in infecting mice. In addition, the effect of indole on other Salmonella functions important for infection such as motility, invasion, intracellular survival, and SPI-1 gene expression was also investigated.
To simplify discectomy in minimally invasive spinal fusion surgery, DePuy Synthes launched CONCORDE Clear MIS Discectomy Device. The single-use tool allows surgeons to complete the degenerated disc-removing process (discectomy) more efficiently than using traditional tools while increasing the amount of disc material removed.
According to findings from a large study, Urinalysis is highly sensitive and specific in diagnosing urinary-tract infection (UTI) in febrile infants. Dr. Leah Tzimenatos of UC Davis School of Medicine et al. did a planned secondary analysis of data from a prospective study of febrile infants.
The altered patterns of brain neurotransmitters glutamate and GABA in certain regions of the visuospatial working memory network may lead to its impairment in schizophrenia, according to a new study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry.
According to a study published week in Scientific Reports, many of the genes involved in natural repair of the injured spinal cord of the lamprey are also active in the repair of the peripheral nervous system in mammals. This is consistent with the possibility that in the long term, the same or similar genes may be harnessed to improve spinal cord injury treatments.
In a study published in the American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology (AJPGLP), the researchers at Thomas Jefferson University used a new technique, by which they successfully increased or decreased the muscle tone of the anal sphincter in appropriate animal models. These studies could have implications in treating constipation or incontinence.
A new study reported that many of the major not-for-profit hospital groups have combined their hand a manufacturing and making generics to combat the shortages of medicines as well as the high costs of branded medications. This move bypasses the monopoly held by the pharmaceutical companies.
MossRehab in Elkins Park, Pa, offers the SPRINT Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS) System, a non-narcotic therapy for the relief of shoulder pain following a stroke. Shoulder pain affects approximately 30% of stroke survivors, delaying recovery and reducing the quality of life.