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Bacteria Predicts the Risk of Cirrhosis-Associated Hospitalization

A microbiome refers to the collection of microorganisms that colonize the human body and includes bacteria, viruses, and fungi. These microorganisms tend to inhabit specific sites in the body called physiological niches, where conditions are suitable for growth. Focusing on the human gut, the microbiome in health is useful for several functions, including digestion of food, protecting the intestinal barrier and engaging the local immune response.

New technique that prevents coronary artery obstruction during TAVR

A new study established a novel technique that prevents coronary artery obstruction during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a rare but often fatal complication. The method, called Bioprosthetic Aortic Scallop Intentional Laceration to prevent Iatrogenic Coronary Artery obstruction (BASILICA), will increase treatment options for high-risk patients who need heart valve procedures. The study was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions.

Heart Attack Patients Diagnosed With Depression Use Emergency Rooms

A study determines that people with heart disease have not been diagnosed with depression but are at high-risk for it are more likely to report worse health care experiences and use emergency room services more often than those diagnosed with depression. Heart attack patients diagnosed with depression are more likely to be hospitalized, use emergency rooms and annually spend more on healthcare than heart attack patients without depression.

To Fight against allergies Epidemic rise in Africa

According to a study, researchers estimated that allergies are on the rise in Africa, but with too few specialists to treat them, and a parallel increase in immune deficiency diseases, the situation is worse than they thought. Across Africa, many communities are faced daily with sewage-contaminated water supplies, unsanitary living conditions, and parasite infestations. The study was published in The Journal of Allergy.