Managing trauma in the elderly has been challenging and requires a multidisciplinary team approach. The aim of this study was to characterize and compare outcomes in patients 90 years and older in the last two decades.
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A report that Americans are drinking a lot of coffee might be good news in the battle against colon cancer, scientists with the Simmons Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center say.
The US Food and Drug Administration has provided an update on breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma. The FDA has been tracking the relationship between breast implants and ALCL since it first identified a possible association.
New Artificial Intelligence (AI) software performed better than pathologists when it came to predicting overall survival in patients diagnosed with glioma, concludes a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA.
Chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy has produced some dramatic responses in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia, but the responses have been less spectacular in other hematologic malignancies, and they have been disappointing in solid tumors.
VCU Massey Cancer Center has identified two genes that might be responsible for the replication of the Epstein-Barr virus, an infection that drives the growth of several types of cancer. The discovery could lead to the novel therapies for cancer.
In a study, researchers examine contractions and relaxations, the heart muscle can no longer bear the strain. Whether caused by an undetected birth defect or by a heart attack (myocardial infarction), when a heart sustains damage, it can be difficult to repair. Approximately the number of times the human heart beats in 70 years. The study was published in Advanced Functional Materials.
According to study, researchers described a randomized controlled trial conducted in Iran. Patients with type 2 diabetes randomly assigned to twice-daily cinnamon supplementation for three months experienced a marked improvement in BMI and glycemic and lipid profiles vs. similar patients assigned to placebo.
In this study, researchers examined the lethal disease in humans , Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a lethal disease in humans, caused by a coronavirus (MERS-CoV). It was first identified in man in 2012, in the Arabian Peninsula. The main MERS-CoV reservoir species is the dromedary, which is found in large numbers in many African countries. The study was published in the journal PNAS .
The mixed-methods study of a health system intervention for improving equitable access to medicines for diabetes and hypertension in Karnataka carried out from 2013 to 2016. Researchers use the Access to Medicines framework developed by Bigdeli et al. to assess health system preparedness for addressing diabetes and hypertension at the primary health center (PHC) level in a south Indian district.
They do this through an assessment of supply and demand side factors that influence utilization of services at government PHCs for diabetes and hypertension using data from quantitative surveys, focus group discussions (FGDs) and in-depth interviews.
While cervical cancer has significantly decreased in the U.S., it is still the second most common cancer in women who live in less developed countries, according to the WHO. Women in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have the largest age-standardized incidence and mortality rates of this potentially preventable and non-communicable disease due to the difficulty in implementing prevention, screening, and treatment programs.
Researchers aimed to follow up children whose mothers took part in a trial of antenatal supplementation conducted in Nepal between 2002 and 2004. The trial tested the effect of the United Nations International Multiple Micronutrient Preparation (UNIMMAP), which contains 15 vitamins and minerals, versus IFA only.
Researchers followed up children born during the trial to determine whether those exposed to antenatal MMN supplementation had a higher IQ at 12 years compared with those exposed to IFA only.