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Invasive Surgery To Be Done For Few Patients.

As the number of Americans with acid reflux grows, a study by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus said invasive procedures to treat those who don't respond to medication should be done for select patients.

Association Between The Number Of Emergency Diagnoses And Mortality Risk

According to a new study, researchers examine that Over 1,400 lives could be saved every year four more every day if more cancers were diagnosed through GP referral instead of emergency hospital admissions(EHA).  The study is published in BMC Cancer. Cancers diagnosed following a GP referral are more likely to have been spotted early, meaning patients have a better chance of surviving or living longer with their disease.

Postoperative Pain After Spine Surgery

According to a study, researchers examined that eight factors contribute to postoperative pain after spine surgery. The study held at the 2018 World Congress on Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine in New York City. They developed a model of postoperative pain after spine surgery. A total of 1,008 patients who underwent spine surgery under general anesthesia from 2011 to 2013 were included.

Determination Of Patients With OSA Have Thinner Skulls Than Patients Without OSA

According to a study, researchers determined that patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea(OSA) are associated with thinning of the calvaria and skull base.  Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leaks (sCSF-L) of the temporal bone are associated with obesity, calvarial thinning, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and the incidence has doubled in the past decade. It is currently unknown if OSA is independently associated with skull thinning. The study was published in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

DNA Repair Of Genes Is Controlled By Circadian Clocks In Human Body

A tiny, protein-operated clock inside our cells that operate based on the 24-hour day cycle. These circadian clocks are important for the proper biological function of different organs – heart, liver, lungs, brain, skin. Yet, we don't know exactly how they interact with other basic and crucial biology, such as DNA repair – the process our cells constantly undergo because we are perpetually bombarded with stuff that wrecks DNA. The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.