A new study estimates that most patients who take prescription opioids for chronic pain before lumbar fusion surgery continue taking them long-term afterward. More than 77% continued long-term postoperative use, and 14% had occasional use. The study was published in the journal PAIN.
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Researchers examined a bizarre human skeleton, once rumored to have extraterrestrial origins, has gotten a rather comprehensive genomic work-up. The findings stamp out any remaining quandaries about the specimen's home planet; it is without a doubt human. The study was published in Genome Research.
According to a study, researchers examine patients post coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, new-onset postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is associated with lower long-term thromboembolic risk than that seen among patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). The study was published in JAMA Cardiology.
Researchers have developed a new imaging agent that could help guide and assess treatments for people with various neurological diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and multiple sclerosis. The agent, which is used in positron emission tomography (PET) scans, targets receptors in nerve cells in the brain that are involved in learning and memory. The study is featured in the issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
Developed and patented in 2012 and 2014 in the Laboratoire d'Analyse et d'Architecture des Systèmes (LAAS-CNRS) and implemented industrially by Picometrics-Technologies, BIABooster technology can characterize DNA with new precision and sensitivity.
When used to analyze residual DNA circulating in the blood, it has identified promising signatures for monitoring patients with cancer. These signatures, presented in the issue of Analytical Chemistry, could be confirmed by a larger study led by teams at the Université Paris Descartes, INSERM, AP-HM and AP-HP (Hôpital Européen Georges-Pompidou).
In the present study, researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered a cellular pathway that selectively regulates a mutant protein associated with the growth of ovarian cancer
Researchers have discovered a way the gonorrhea bacteria cleverly evade the immune system — opening up the way for therapies that prevent this process, allowing the body's natural defenses to kill the bug.
A groundbreaking study of nearly 4,000 trauma patients evacuated from the frontlines in Afghanistan over a six-year period offers insight that can inform decisions on team composition, staff training and skill mix on the battlefield and beyond.
A new study has found psychosocial difficulties such as depression, anxiety, attention deficit and peer relationship difficulties among the teens in Bangladesh who indulge more in screen-based activities and stay away from physical activities.
A new study published in Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism suggests that laparoscopic gastric band (LAGB) surgery is associated with more improvement in knee osteoarthritis (OA) in younger patients as well as those without the prior knee injury.
According to study, scientists have found a new pathway that Listeria uses to enter the bloodstream, suggesting that forms of the foodborne bacteria considered benign might be more dangerous than once thought. The study was published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe.
Younger patients with severe coronary artery disease may experience better long-term outcomes when they are treated with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) instead of more popular and less invasive stenting procedures, according to a scientific presentation at the 54th Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.