A new ultrahigh field 7-Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanner could be changing the way brain tumors are diagnosed and treated, according to the researchers from the University of Southern California. The finding, published in the Journal of Neurosurgery, suggests that new high-resolution scanner can help ease patient suffering and even save lives.
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After decades of work, the researchers from the University of Virginia Health System launches human testing of a drug for the first time to help reduce or prevent lung injuries and improve survival following transplant surgery.
Obese adults with asthma could reduce their symptoms and improve their quality of life through exercise, according to a study published online February 9 in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise.
In a new study, the researcher examined a trained navigator who provided guidance to disadvantaged patients with kidney failure helped increase access to the transplant waitlist among patients who needed a longer time to get through the transplant evaluation process. The study was published in Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), may help improve patients' chances of receiving potentially life-saving kidney transplants.
Depression can raise your risk of developing an irregular heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation) that is been linked to stroke and heart failure, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions 2018.
A few hours a week of low-intensity physical activity, such as walking the dog, puttering about in the garden, may significantly reduce mortality risk among senior men, according to a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
An international team of researchers has, for the first time, successfully synthesized a new antibiotic and used it to treat a bacterial infection. The disocvery, published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, could lead to the first new class of antibiotic drug in 30 years.
Scientists in the U.S. have demonstrated that a new treatment approach using the selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs) tamoxifen and raloxifene helps to slow disease progression in a mouse model of muscular dystrophy (MD). The study results, published in the American Journal of Pathology, showed that both male and female mice treated with the drugs demonstrated improved cardiac, respiratory, and skeletal muscle functions, and increased bone density.
The additional therapy, or adjuvant therapy, delivered after surgical removal of a rare type of gastrointestinal tumor does not increase survival rates for patients, according to a study by the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.
A new international study, published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society indicates that nearly a third of hospitalized children are receiving antibiotics to prevent bacterial infections rather than to treat them, and in many cases are receiving broad-spectrum antibiotics or combinations of antibiotics, which may accelerate the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and drug-resistant infections.