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Anesthesia Care Team Composition and Surgical Outcomes

According to a new study, researchers examine that anesthesia care team composition is not associated with surgical outcomes. The study was published in Anesthesiology. Nurse anesthetists may practice nationwide, whereas anesthesiologist assistants are restricted to 16 states.

To inform policies concerning the expanded use of anesthesiologist assistants, the authors examined whether the specific anesthesia care team composition (physician anesthesiologist plus nurse anesthetist or anesthesiologist assistant) was associated with differences in perioperative outcomes.

Identified And Prioritised End-Of-Life Care Needs

Research have found that local authorities across England have failed to prioritise palliative and end of life care, despite the health care challenges posed by a rapidly ageing population. It is based on an analysis of the Health and Wellbeing Strategies of 150 local authorities across England, which found that only 4% cited end of life care as a priority. The study was published in the journal Palliative Medicine.

Psychological Science Offers In Reducing Climate Change

For some years, there is a good deal of consensus among scientific experts that climate change is real, and that it is caused by human behavior. The consequences of climate change are immense, and believed by many experts to be largely irreversible (and exponential), causing threats coming from heat waves, flooding, declines in agriculture, and decreasing biodiversity, to name a few. The study was published in Current Directions in Psychological Science.

Toxic Protein Aggregation In ALS And FLTD

Researcher have focused on the protein structure of FUS to gain more insight into how it causes neuronal toxicity and disease. The mutated and aggregated protein FUS is implicated in two neurodegenerative diseases: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). Using a newly developed fruit fly model, ALS and FTLD are adult-onset neurodegenerative disorders that differ in terms of the symptoms they cause and the neurons they affect.

Stroke Rates Following Surgical Vs Percutaneous Coronary Revascularization

According to a study, researchers estimate stroke rates are lower at 30 days and five years after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) than after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The study was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are used for coronary revascularization in patients with multivessel and left main coronary artery disease. Stroke is among the most feared complications of revascularization. Due to its infrequency, studies with large numbers of patients are required to detect differences in stroke rates between CABG and PCI.