This study aims to explore the prevalence and causes of low vision and blindness focused on retinal disease in a population above 60 years in Nepal.
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A new research showed, Levetiracetam may be more effective than phenobarbital for first-line monotherapy of infant epilepsy. The study findings were published in the JAMA pediatrics . Doctors feel most comfortable prescribing these two medications in infants with epilepsy, but their comparative effectiveness has not been studied.
While the lung is a frequent site for primary, myositis-associated malignancy, presentation as a subsolid lesion has not been previously reported. The researchers describe herein a case in which dermatomyositis(DM) was the presenting manifestation of invasive adenocarcinoma of the lung, detected by thin-section computed tomography as an indolent nodule with predominantly ground-glass attenuation.
In a study published in the JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surgery, researchers found good agreement and nearly identical intertest diagnostic accuracy in identifying conductive hearing loss with tuning fork positions parallel and perpendicular to the external auditory meatus during the Rinne test.
A new study that analyzed data from more than 49,000 women concludes that drinking 100% fruit juice leads to weight gain, while consumption of fresh whole fruit results in weight loss.
Research on HIV over the past decade has led to many promising ideas for vaccines to prevent infection by the AIDS virus, but very few candidate vaccines have been tested in clinical trials. One reason for this is the technical difficulty of manufacturing vaccines based on the envelope proteins of the virus, according to Phil Berman, who led the development of a major component of the only vaccine to have shown any efficacy against HIV in a clinical trial.
Researchers from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute have found that gradually depleting an enzyme called BACE1 completely reverses the formation of amyloid plaques in the brains of mice with Alzheimer's disease, thereby improving the animals' cognitive function.
The aim of the study was to detect the change in size of the trial plastic insert needed to achieve maximal coronal plane stability in total knee arthroplasty ( TKA ) with the knee in full extension before and after the cementation of the final components
Mixed martial arts (MMA) athletes are potentially putting their health at risk by shedding almost 10kg in bodyweight in the lead up to fights, new research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) has found. And instead of giving fighters an advantage, it may actually hamper their performance in the ring.
In this study, researchers regulated inter-observer agreement in the ultrasonographic identification of the anterolateral ligament (ALL) and in the evaluation of its length and thickness in healthy subjects. The identification and description of this ligament, was carried out with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in vivo and in anatomic dissection with different percentages of sensitivity.
According to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine, family history of breast cancer continues to significantly increase chances of developing invasive breast tumors in aging women (those ages 65 and older). The findings could impact mammography screening decisions later in life.