All news from Anaesthesiology

Navigator Guidance May Improve Patients' Life-Saving Kidney Transplants

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.

New Treatments Slow Progression of Muscular Dystrophy

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.

Many Hospitalized Children Receive Prophylactic Antibiotics

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.