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To Test The Hypothesis That ICU Telemedicine Reduces Patients In ICU

Researchers determine that the study is to test the hypothesis that ICU telemedicine decreases ICU patient interhospital transfers. Only a minority of intensive care units (ICUs) in smaller, community and regional ICUs in the United States hire intensivists to provide advanced critical care, but many employ ICU telemedicine (Tele-ICU) to help fill the gap. The Veteran's Administration (VA) has implemented a Tele-ICU program to provide remote access to comprehensive acute care expertise for smaller, community, and regional ICUs in its health system. 

Supplementing with Choline Benefits In Muscle Build-Up

People who avoid animal fat could experience slower muscle growth when they exercise because of choline deficiency, new research shows. "Less than the ideal amount of choline intake may be impairing your strength gain," said Chang Woock Lee. 

However, consuming more than the recommended amount of choline did not produce additional benefits, he said here at the American College of Sports Medicine 2018 Annual Meeting.

Potential Anti-Malarial Activity from Peruvian Rainforest Plants

An Atlas-award winning study reported in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology has found that traditional uses of medicinal plants in the Peruvian rainforest are, to a large extent, backed up by science. Samples taken from plants identified by people from the Iquitos-Nauta road communities and studied in the lab have been found to contain extracts that are harmful to protozoan parasites responsible for malaria and other infectious conditions common in the tropics.

New Kit Aids In Assessing Neuraminidase in Influenza Vaccines

InDevR Inc. announced product release of the first ever commercial reagent kit designed explicitly for assessment of neuraminidase (NA) in influenza vaccines. The new VaxArray kit is poised to help improve influenza vaccines by empowering manufacturers with a standardized method to meet current regulatory requirements and to prepare for future trends. The VaxArray NA kit is also expected to serve as an important new tool in the push for a more broadly protective or "universal" flu vaccine.

Carbapenem-Resistant Bacteria Isolated From A Patient in the U.S.

Researchers from the Emory Antibiotic Resistance Center describe the first strain of carbapenem-resistant, hypermucoviscous Klebsiella pneumoniae exhibiting colistin heteroresistance and enhanced virulence isolated from a patient in the United States. The research is presented at ASM Microbe, the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, held from June 7th to 11th, in Atlanta, Georgia.