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Bladder Cancer

Developing Urine Test For Bladder Cancer

Researchers at the School of Medicine have developed a highly sensitive urine test for diagnosing and monitoring bladder cancer. The test involves looking for fragments of cancer DNA in urine samples. “This study describes a new diagnostic approach to bladder cancer focused on the analysis of urine samples,” said Maximilian Diehn, Ph.D. “Urine is in direct…

Cardiovascular Disease

Nearly Half Of All Adults In The U.S. Have Cardiovascular Disease

Nearly half (48%, 121.5 million in 2016) of all adults in the United States have some type of cardiovascular disease; according to the American Heart Association’s Heart and Stroke Statistics 2019 Update, published in the Association’s journal Circulation. As the world’s leading voluntary organization focused on heart and brain health; the American Heart Association publishes the definitive…

HIV

New Clues To Control HIV: Study Finds

The immune system is the body’s best defense in fighting diseases like HIV and cancer. Now, an international team of researchers is harnessing the immune system; to reveal new clues that may help in efforts to produce an HIV vaccine. SFU professor Mark Brockman and co-authors from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa have…

Lab medicine

New Digital PCR System And Kit For Monitoring Treatment

Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., a global leader of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced that its QXDx AutoDG ddPCR System, which uses Bio-Rad’s Droplet Digital PCR technology, and the QXDx BCR-ABL %IS Kit are the industry’s first digital PCR products to receive U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance. Used together; Bio-Rad’s system…

Hospital readmission

Readmission Rates Increases After Flat-Rate Payments

Seven years after the introduction of flat-rate payments at Swiss hospitals; a major study has revealed a slight increase in readmission rates. Researchers from the University of Basel and the cantonal hospital of Aarau; reported the findings in the journal JAMA Network Open. In January 2012, a flat-rate payment structure for inpatient hospital services was introducing…

Mobile phone or TV

Media Devices Associated With Poor Sleep In Children

Pre-teens who use a mobile phone or watch TV in the dark an hour before bed is at risk of not getting enough sleep compared to those who use these devices in a lit room or do not use them at all before bedtime. The study by researchers from the University of Lincoln; Switzerland is…

Eczema

TRPV1 Antagonist Cream Works Against Eczema

An investigational nonsteroidal topical cream (PAC-14028, or Asivatrep) may be a safe, effective treatment for atopic dermatitis, Korean researchers suggest. The medication reportedly reduces pruritus and inflammation by blocking transient receptor potential vanilloid subfamily, member 1 (TRPV1), a cation channel involved in the perception of pain. In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled multicenter phase IIb trial,…

Geriatics

Medications Appropriate For Older People

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) today unveiled its latest update to one of geriatrics’ most frequently cited reference tools: The AGS Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults. With more than 90% of older people using at least one prescription and more than 66% using three or more in any given month, the…

Pregnancy complications

Infertility Treatment Linked With Risk Of Pregnancy

Women who have undergone infertility treatment; such as in vitro fertilization, are more likely to experience severe pregnancy complications; according to new research published in CMAJ(Canadian Medical Association Journal). These include severe postpartum hemorrhage; admission to the intensive care unit and sepsis. The background rate in Canada of any severe complication is approximately 10 to 15…

An app

The Future Of Psychiatry: By Smartphone Therapy

Ella, who is in her early 20s, has depression. When her sleep started to fall away after a stressful term at school, her smartphone was programmed to note the late-night texts and phone conversations indicating her insomnia. It made suggestions to improve her sleep. When her social media posts grew more negative and she was calling friends…

Dialysis Patients

Difficult For Dialysis Patients To Exercise

A new study has identified several barriers that make it difficult for dialysis patients to exercise. The study, which appears in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), also explored the benefits that these patients would like to gain from exercising if they were able to do so. People with…

Leukemia

Protein CDK6 In Influencing Development Of MPN

MPNs are a group of rare, malignant diseases of the bone marrow involving the production of an excess of red blood cells; white blood cells and/or platelets. These are chronic diseases with only 1 to 2 new cases diagnosed per 100,000 people every year. MPNs can affect people at any age, but they are most…