Mechanical constraints to ventilation play a role in the limited exercise endurance seen in adult survivors of very preterm birth.
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Aggressive treatment of hypertension in stroke patients could do more harm than good in the long term, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Georgia. 6% of stroke patients admitted to U.S. emergency rooms have elevated blood pressure, and many studies say that having high blood pressure at the time of stroke can lead to higher rates of death and major disability.
The visual inspection of a suspicious skin lesion using the naked eye alone is not enough to ensure the accurate diagnosis of skin cancer, a group of experts have concluded following a largescale systematic review of research.
Russian scientists together with colleagues from UK, Spain, Brazil, Japan and Austria have fully described the mechanism of fungal luminescence.
More than one in eight people aged 75 and older in the United States develop moderate-to-severe blockage of the aortic valve in their hearts, usually caused by calcified deposits that build upon the valve's leaflets and prevent them from fully opening and closing.
Data from the NRG (NSABP B-39/RTOG 0413) trial indicated that ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence (IBTR) rates 10 years after treatment could not reject the hypothesis that accelerated partial breast irradiation (PBI) after lumpectomy was inferior to whole breast irradiation (WBI), according to a presentation at the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec.
Almost no hospitals in the California Veteran's Administration system adhere to national guidelines that recommend the use of a clinical decision rule and D-dimer test before patients with pulmonary embolism are referred for CT pulmonary angiography.
UK scientists have found a new way to identify people with the most aggressive types of lymphoma who are less likely to respond to standard drugs. Lymphomas are a form of cancer affecting white blood cells, and although these tumours looked the same as others under the microscope, the new test, called gene expression profiling showed that one in 10 patients in a trial were half as likely to be cured with existing treatments.
Research and development (R & D) into aerospace medicine can be viewed as falling into one of two camps: that aimed at adapting an existing 'terrestrial' medicine for use in the aerospace environment; and that which is newly developed for treating conditions that occur primarily or uniquely in aerospace.
Nearly two-thirds of people who are at high risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke have excess fat around the middle of the body (central obesity), according to findings from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) EUROASPIRE V survey.
Rapid drug response screening for leukemia stem cells offers clues to relapse and to improving patient-specific therapies. Advances in rapid screening of leukemia cells for drug susceptibility and resistance are bringing scientists closer to patient-tailored treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
Opioids were the cause of more than 42,000 deaths in the US Controlled substances (opioids and other drugs, such as marijuana) pose a threat to both human and environmental health. With the crisis showing no signs of slowing down, officials across the country are scrambling to implement effective intervention programs in their communities.