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Patients In A Pre-Anaesthetic Clinic Should Be Taken Care In Hospital

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.

Modular Gene Enhancer Plays Role in Leukaemia

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.

Microbiota Metabolite Indole Inhibits Salmonella Virulence, Study Reveals

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.

Urinalysis: UTI in Febrile Infants accurately analyzed

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.

Magnetically applied MicroRNAs: A Therapeutic Approach for Constipation

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.

MossRehab Propose New Stroke Shoulder Pain Device

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.