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Traumatic TMPs Analyzed In Emergency Departments

According to this study, researchers analyzed the mechanism of injury for traumatic TMPs among patients presenting to the ED. In this cross-sectional analysis of 949 emergency department visits, foreign body instrumentation was the most frequent cause of traumatic tympanic membrane perforations. The leading cause of traumatic tympanic membrane perforations(TMPs) may be preventable, and patient education may prevent this frequent cause of injury.

TT-HEV infection: NAT Screening of Blood Donations and Infectious Dose

The present study addresses the question of the most appropriate and effective strategy to minimize the risk of transfusion-transmitted hepatitis E virus (TT-HEV infection), taking into account the costs, the logistics of testing, and the infection risk and outcome of HEV-infected blood recipients. The present review provides a comprehensive view of the various aspects of TT-HEV infection and a discussion on the current status on the issue of screening for this virus.

A Tiny Hair-Like Sensor Inside The Inner Ear Helps To Hear

A new study describing that scientists have identified a key component of the machinery that makes these bundles grow in an orderly fashion. Our ears are exquisite detection instruments, capable of discerning a whisper or distinct notes of music within a symphony. To pick up these sounds, tiny hair-like filaments in the inner ear must be packed into precisely arranged bundles, all facing the same direction. The study have published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

A Safer Contrast Agent for Vascular Imaging

In a new study presented at the annual meeting of European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI), radiologists with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) described using ferumoxytol as a contrast agent in vascular imaging of the thorax, abdomen, and pelvis in seven patients who had renal failure as well as claustrophobia.

Ultrastructure of The Internal Limiting Membrane Is Examined By SEM

In this study, researchers examined the effect of internal limiting membrane peeling during vitrectomy on the Müller cell damage, we examined the ultrastructure of the internal limiting membrane by using focused ion beam/scanning electron microscopy (FIB/SEM). Peeling of the internal limiting membrane (ILM) is a procedure widely applied in surgeries for several macular disorders, such as macular hole (MH), epiretinal membrane (ERM), macular pucker, macular edema, and macular retinoschisis

Sporadic Breast Cancer in Sri Lankan women: Genetic Determinants

In the present study, researchers carry out a comprehensive evaluation of genetic polymorphisms associated with sporadic breast cancer in Sri Lankan women. Using a case-control approach, we conducted association testing on 700 women using single variant and haplotype association testing strategies on 56 SNPs in 36 breast cancer-related genes.

HCT in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma: Age Does Not Effect the Survival

Results from a retrospective study of 1,629 patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) showed that survival at 4 years following allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) for patients age 65 years and older is comparable to patients age 55 to 64 years.

The study demonstrates that age alone should not be a determinant when considering HCT for patients with NHL. The study results will be presented in an oral session at the BMT Tandem Meetings