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Lung Transplant Benefit in COPD Patients

Glenview, IL – COPD remains the leading indication for lung transplantation worldwide and accounts for one-third of all lung transplants performed. In order to qualify for a lung transplant, patients receive an evaluation and undergo rigorous testing to identify and exclude those with an excessive burden of comorbid conditions.

In a new study published in the journal CHEST®, researchers aimed to determine if patients selected as transplant candidates have a better survival rate than the BODE score indicates.

Vaccinations: Mass Media Exposure Increases the Demand

According to a new study, researchers monitored daily immunization rate reports during the detected outbreak and discovered a significant increase in both bivalent oral poliovirus vaccines (bOPV) and other vaccinations during the period there was constant media exposure.

Stunted Children in India, Malnutrition to be the Cause

We take pride in India’s economic growth. Our social development indicators, however, especially in health, fall far behind. This is an issue of both rights and development. No major country has achieved economic take-off without addressing health and education. In all this, a vital but neglected issue is stunting, a manifestation of malnutrition. This article examines this issue.

Clinicopathologic Factors Involved in Gastric Cancer

In gastric cancer, lymphovascular invasion and other factors predict the likelihood of lymph node metastasis. For patients who consider  endoscopic resection as a therapeutic option, with early gastric cancer, the possibility of lymph node metastasis remains an important factor.

Cycling: Cause for Cervical Fractures in Men

Sporting-related cervical fractures increased by 35% from 2000 to 2015, mainly due to an increase in cycling-related injuries, according to research presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).

Men experienced the most fractures due to cycling, while the most common cause of fractures in women was horseback riding. The most common cause of cervical spine injury in the U.S. was football, with the majority of those injuries being sprained.

Lung Cancer Treatment Varies Across England

In this study, researchers observed the variations in the active treatment of lung cancer across England may be cutting short the lives of hundreds of patients with the disease every year. The study has published in the journal Thorax. Disease and patient factors don't seem to be driving these variations, say the researchers, who calculate that if treatment rates rose to optimal levels, 800 patients could "have a clinically relevant extension of their lives each year."