Failed back surgery (continued low back and leg pain after surgery) is relatively common. With each reoperation, success, as defined by pain reduction, becomes less likely and most patients do not improve.
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Acetaminophen is a common pain reliever found in every pharmacy. However, it is also the No. 1 cause of acute liver failure in the United States. In the liver, acetaminophen is converted into a new compound that covalently binds to proteins at an amino acid called cysteine.
Dr. Mark McPhail from the Department of Inflammation Biology, School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences and Dr. Vishal Patel from the Institute of Liver Studies at King's College Hospital have been awarded £ 2.3 million by the National Institute of Health Research Health Technology Assessment (NIHR HTA).
Health insurance has become a buzz word, thanks to the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana that promises to insure 500 million people from the lower economic strata, and the insurance regulator’s renewed focus on it. Tapan Singhel, managing director and CEO, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co. Ltd, talks about how the health insurance landscape is expected to evolve
New work could provide sustainable ways to make chemicals, medicines, and biomaterials. Single-pot Glycoprotein Biosynthesis Using a Cell-Free Transcription-Translation System Enriched with Glycosylation Machinery, the study was published in Nature Communications.
Researchers are reporting how they used cryo-EM to show the structure of a version of a virus called an AAV2, advancing the technique's capabilities and the virus' potential as a delivery vehicle for gene therapies. The study was published in Nature Communications.
Selective Inhibition Reverses Hyperexcitability Of Peripheral Nociceptors & Alleviates Postsurgical Pain
Researchers have published a study that improves the understanding of the pain-sensing neurons that respond to tissue injury during surgery. The study was published in the journal Science Signaling. They investigated the potential role and molecular mechanisms of nociceptive ion channel dysregulation in acute pain conditions such as those resulting from the skin and soft tissue incision.
A team of researchers are gathering bacteria from across the world to create a microbiota vault that would preserve the myriad of strains of bacteria that inhabit the human gut and other mucosal levels.
Veracyte, Inc. announced the presentation of data demonstrating that the Envisia Genomic Classifier can help physicians more confidently diagnose interstitial lung disease (ILD), including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), without the need for surgery. The data were shared in an oral presentation at CHEST 2018, the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians®, which is being held October 6-10 in San Antonio, Texas.
Smoke inhalation, pneumonia, and combat-related trauma are just a few causes of acute respiratory distress syndrome, a condition where the lungs fill with fluid, and is too often fatal. To help these critically ill patients, doctors use extracorporeal life support – a cardiopulmonary bypass system that artificially re-oxygenates blood when the lungs are too damaged to breathe normally.