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Injectable Bandage Promotes Hemostasis and Wound Healing

A penetrating injury from shrapnel is a serious obstacle in overcoming battlefield wounds that can ultimately lead to death.Given the high mortality rates due to hemorrhaging, there is an unmet need to quickly self-administer materials that prevent fatality due to excessive blood loss.

Anastomotic Leakages After Esophagectomy and HRQOL

Up to date a study that measures health related quality of life (HRQOL) is missing and of major interest as HRQOL is one of the most valuable goals in a successful long-term patient care. To classify HRQOL researchers compared HRQOL after Endoluminal vacuum therapy (EVT) with HRQOL of patients without anastomotic leakages.

Special interest was given to the influence of the site of the anastomosis, treatment specifics, length of ICU and hospital stay, anastomotic strictures, tumor stage, sepsis and neoadjuvant and adjuvant treatment on HRQOL after EVT.

Research Sheds Light On How HIV Virus Works

A new study, published in the journal Science Immunology, has revealed that certain type immune cells, called the follicular helper T (Tfh) cell, behave differently in HIV-infected patients than they do in healthy individuals, and the discovery that moves us one step closer to understanding how the virus works.