Hearing results in revision stapes surgery is largely dependent on the cause of failure, and an appropriate intraoperative diagnosis is crucial for a good outcome. The endoscope allows detailed exploration of the middle ear cavity and is particularly suitable for the intraoperative assessment of the cause of failure of previous stapes surgery .
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Physicians in North America are more likely to treat hypothyroidism with combination therapy by adding synthetic liothyronine (LT3) to the standard therapy of synthetic levothyroxine (LT4) replacement compared with physicians in other countries.
New findings from an international research team led by psychiatrists at NYU School of Medicine show that a newly-developed analytic model can predict soon after a shocking or scary event and with significant accuracy the likelihood of someone developing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
For treatment of moderate-to-severe acute pain in the hospital, sublingual sufentanil (Dsuvia, AcelRx Pharmaceuticals) is well-tolerated, and most side effects are mild to moderate in severity, a new pooled safety analysis of clinical trial data shows.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. While the number of cases diagnosed is on the rise, the overall survival rate has improved, but survival is uneven across the country.
As more states legalize cannabis consumption, many more people will likely use medical marijuana as a supplement to or substitution for prescription drugs, says a University of Michigan researcher.
CT protocols and radiation doses vary considerably from country to country, primarily as a result of local choices regarding technical parameters, researchers report. "We have published previously on the large variation for CT radiation doses," said Dr. Rebecca Smith-Bindman of the University of California, San Francisco.
The U.S. Department of Defense has turned to the University of Nebraska to jumpstart the development of drug therapies to protect military service members from the effects of radiation exposure.
Levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a chemical associated with inflammation and stress, may be linked to housing type and tenure in the UK, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.
New research from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research has identified the backup for an important biological system the hematopoietic system, whose adult stem cells constantly replenish the body's blood supply.
Fever is known to help power up our immune cells, and scientists in Shanghai have new evidence explaining how. They found in mice that fever alters surface proteins on immune cells like lymphocytes to make them better able to travel via blood vessels to reach the site of infection.