Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may be related to episodes of oxygen de?saturation, hypercapnia, cardiovascular dysfunction, cor?pulmonale, and pulmonary hypertension. STOP?BANG is an acronym for eight specific questions used to assess the likelihood of OSA. If the individual exhibits three or more of these indicators, he/she should be considered to be at high risk for OSA complications. Therefore, the decision of proceeding with inpatient versus outpatient ENT surgery still remains controversial. The primary objective of the study was to identify and correlate desaturation (SPO2 <90%) episodes and risk factors.
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Walking for at least 40 minutes several times per week at an average to fast pace is associated with a near 25% drop in the risk of heart failure among post-menopausal women, according to a study being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 67th Annual Scientific Session.
Scientists have studied thalidomide's target protein, cereblon (CRBN), and its binding protein, AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK). The study reveals that thalidomide inhibits the activity of AMPK via CRBN and suppresses nerve cell death
A key cannabis compound may help to reduce the frequency of seizures in patients with a severe form of epilepsy, suggests a review of the available evidence, published in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.
All the disabled people in Bangladesh, as per the list made in 2013, will get government allowances from next year, a Dhaka Tribune report has revealed. According to the report, currently, 815,000 people with disabilities get a monthly allowance from the government.
Patients who sustain severe head injuries tend to have better outcomes if they are taken to a designated trauma center, but 44% of them are first taken to hospitals without these specialized care capabilities, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
A new discovery could underpin a new class of implantable devices that provide biological signals to surrounding tissue for better integration with the body and reduced risk of infection. The team has developed low-cost, practical techniques to guide and attach peptides to surfaces.
Medicine increasingly relies on biomedical devices but their effectiveness is often limited because of unsuccessful integration with the host, necessitating replacement through revision surgery, or the development of untreatable infections.
The study conducted to create a baseline guide, where volunteers have been assessed for pelvic organ prolapse progression on an annual basis, who had at least one child within the last five to ten years.
Nearly 90% of participants in an open-label study of a vaginal ring infused with a drug to prevent HIV are using the monthly ring at least some of the time, according to an interim analysis of study data. In addition, the rate of HIV infection among participants in the open-label study, which has no placebo arm for comparison, is half of what might be expected in the absence of the ring, according to mathematical modeling.
The researchers aimed to derive a methodology to combine multiple functional imaging techniques to identify high-risk tumour subregions in NSCLC patients treated with (chemo)radiotherapy. Therefore, we developed a data-driven clustering approach to correlate the subregions to patient prognosis using FDG PET/CT to quantify metabolic activity, HX4 PET/CT to visualize hypoxia, and dynamic contract-enhanced CT (DCE-CT) to assess tumor vasculature.