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Geriatric-Specific TBI Guidelines Lack Evidences

When older adults suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI), they may benefit from aggressive treatment and rehabilitation, but the lack of evidence-based, geriatric-specific TBI guidelines presents barriers to optimal care.

The urgent need for more clinical research, data, and prognostic models on TBI in the growing geriatric population is described in an article published in Journal of Neurotrauma, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.

Approaches in Reducing the Prevalence of LBW in Bangladesh

In this study, researchers aim to explore the prevalence statistics on low birth weight(LBW) and analyze socioeconomic, demographic and health factors related to LBW in the population of Bangladesh based on a sub-sample from a nationally representative data. Additionally, they aim to assess the nation’s progress towards SDGs from this sub-study.

This study provides a measure of the success of public health policy and interventions, and at a broad level aims to help shape future approaches to reducing the prevalence of LBW.

Tickborne Parasite Detected in Human Plasma and Whole Blood Samples

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the Imugen Babesia microti Arrayed Fluorescent Immunoassay (AFIA), for the detection of antibodies to Babesia microti (B. microti) in human plasma samples, and the Imugen Babesia microti Nucleic Acid Test (NAT), for the detection of B. microti DNA in human whole blood samples.

These tests are intended to be used as donor screening tests on samples from individual human donors, including volunteer donors of whole blood and blood components, as well as living organ and tissue donors.