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Cancer Survivors: Socioeconomic Status Affect The Survival

In a study of patients with anal cancer, living in low median household income areas was linked with an increased risk of early death. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings suggest that socioeconomic inequalities may affect cancer outcomes, especially for highly treatable and curable tumors such as anal cancer.

Blood Donors' Leftover Immune Cells: Secrets of Antibody Affinity Revealed

During some kinds of blood donations, you get most of your blood back. For example, platelet donation involves a procedure in which donor blood is filtered to harvest the platelets for medical use and the rest of the blood components are returned to the donor's body. The byproducts of this procedure – a fraction of immune cells – are typically discarded.

Vitamin D Insufficiency And Forearm Fractures Risks

Children who are vitamin D deficient have a greater risk of having more severe forearm fractures requiring surgical treatment, according to a new study presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

This is the first report that shows the important link between low vitamin D levels and the severity of fractures in children caused by low-energy, less traumatic events such as falling off a bike or falling while running.

New Regional Anaesthetic Techniques, Local Anaesthetics And Adjuvants

In this study, researchers analyzed some of the newer regional anesthetic techniques, long-acting local anesthetics, and adjuvants, and discuss evidence for key outcomes such as cancer recurrence and safety with ultrasound guidance. Advances in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia and the introduction of newer long-acting local anesthetics have given clinicians an opportunity to apply novel approaches to block peripheral nerves with ease.