Researchers at Duke University have discovered a way to enhance the effectiveness and safety of sonogenetics or ultrasonic modulation , emerging techniques that use sound waves to control the behavior of individual neurons or to promote tissue growth and wound healing in other cells.
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In the social network analysis of Medicare data, researchers reported that total spending was higher for patients of physicians with more connections to other physicians and more shared care outside of their network. Patients whose physicians’ networks had more primary care physicians had more primary care visits and fewer specialist and emergency visits.
Orthopedic rehabilitation is very important for ensuring the best outcomes of treatment for musculoskeletal disorders and disabilities, especially in terms of hip fracture in old-aged patients. A new study published in the journal Future Science OA highlights recent research and advances in hip fracture rehabilitation in geriatric patients.
Management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is treated principally by bronchodilators and drugs that reduce the frequency and severity of acute exacerbations. We have no agents that have been shown to prolong life other than extended oxygen therapy in those COPD patients who have long-term hypoxemia. Revefenacin is a new long-acting anticholinergic agent. A study recently published in Respiratory Research demonstrates its safety and efficacy.
Mayo Clinic researchers show that hysterectomy with ovarian conservation is associated with a significantly increased risk of several cardiovascular diseases and metabolic conditions. The study findings were published in the journal Menopause .
Palliative care at the time of hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) can reduce the psychological distress caused by the transplant interventions, a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The study found that patients who received palliative care while hospitalized for HSCT experienced a "remarkable and sustained improvement" in depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms 6 months following their transplant.
Despite lower rates of traumatic brain injuries in baseball and softball, there is poor compliance overall with helmet use and return-to-play guidelines following a concussion across all levels of play, according to a new systematic review.
The drive to be perfect in body, mind and career among today's college students has significantly increased compared with prior generations, which may be taking a toll on young people's mental health, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
Joint awareness in everyday life is a crucial criterion in measuring patient-reported outcomes (PRO). The purpose of this study was to validate the German version of the "Forgotten Joint Score" (FJS) in patients after surgical treatment of tibial plateau fractures.