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Spectroscopy Techniques And Biosensor Are Used

The research activities of Dr. Denis Boudreauat Université Laval and the Center for Optics, Photonics and Lasers (COPL) in Québec lie at the interface between optical sensor design, molecular electronic/vibrational spectroscopy, and luminescent and plasmonic nanomaterial synthesis for industrial, biological and environmental sensing applications.

Pain Management and Palliative Care in Ovarian Cancer

A common goal for palliative care is pain management, where opioids like morphine are often on the frontline. Then, practitioners may build on medications from there, adding agents such as gabapentin and tricyclic antidepressants

To add to the message that palliative care should be individualized for each patient, researchers are investigating this even further with a drug, ketamine which is typically used to kickstart and maintain anesthesia used for the difficult-to-treat pain associated with ovarian cancer.

White-Nose Therapy May Have Adverse Brain Effects For Tinnitus

White-noise therapy for tinnitus may have long-term adverse effects on the central auditory pathway and the brain in general. For all conditions in which white noise is recommended, we hope physicians will be motivated to become familiar with, and inform their patients about, the potential side effects.

Exposure to traumatic noise can permanently elevate peripheral tone thresholds and cause central auditory dysfunction associated with tinnitus, the team notes. The study was published in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.