Follow-up data from low-risk patients through 6 years of the NOTION trial continue to favor transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with the self-expanding CoreValve (Medtronic) over surgical bioprostheses for valve hemodynamic performance and structural deterioration.
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According to a study, researchers examined that the treatment with R. mucosa was associated with significant decreases in measures of disease severity, topical steroid requirement, and S. aureus burden. Topical treatment with live Roseomonas mucosa, a bacterium naturally present on the skin was safe for adults and children with atopic dermatitis (eczema) and was associated with reduced disease severity. The study was published in JCI Insight.
Adding atezolizumab to a combination of bevacizumab, carboplatin and paclitaxel give patients with metastatic nonsquamous non-small-cell lung cancer better odds of progression-free and overall survival, a new study of 692 patients with wild-type disease has concluded.
Tumors in the brain are the most challenging cancer to diagnose. Different from conventional brain-imaging techniques, near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging demonstrates merits including being nonhazardous, fast feedback, and high sensitivity.
Fibromyalgia and resistance exercise have often been considered an impossible combination. But with proper support and individually adjusted exercises, female patients achieved considerable health improvements, according to research carried out at Sahlgrenska Academy, Sweden.
Canada's Senate is set to vote on legalizing recreational marijuana, a move that would make the country the first member of the Group of Seven nations to legalize the production, sale, and consumption of the mind-altering drug.
All land mammals and birds have two types of sleep: rapid eye movement (REM) and non-REM (also called slow-wave sleep). New insight into the function of REM sleep, based on studies of an unlikely animal: the fur seal.
An international team of researchers led by scientists at the University of Cambridge and MSD has created the first detailed genetic map of the human proteins, the fundamental building blocks of biology.
The average pre-approval cost of research and development for a successful drug is estimated to be US$2.6 billion and the number of new drugs approved per billion US dollars spent has halved roughly every 9 years since 1950.
More than 90% of drug candidates entering clinical trials fail to gain regulatory approval, mainly as a result of insufficient efficacy and/or unacceptable toxicity, because of the limited predictive value of preclinical, animal-based studies. Without significant intervention, the pipeline responsible for new drug production is predicted to dry up completely within 50 years.
An avatar-based application (app) can teach patients to recognize symptoms of heart attack and call emergency, according to a study presented today at EuroHeartCare 2018, the European Society of Cardiology's annual nursing congress. Patients using the app were more likely to call an ambulance when they had symptoms and had fewer hospital admissions.