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Biochemistry

Light On Disease-fighting Protein

X-ray and electron microscopy techniques help unfold the story of protein chaperones. A combination of X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) assisted in a collaborative effort to obtain the highest-resolution structure of the fungal protein Hsp104, which may serve to hinder the formation of certain degenerative diseases. The team, whose members included researchers from the…

Sepsis

Move to Take CMS Sepsis Mandates Nationwide Debated

The case for the large-scale adoption of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) SEP-1 Early Management Bundle for sepsis is “compelling,” according to Laura Evans, MD, director of critical care at Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City. The need for bundles is not because physicians lack skills or motivation to implement quality-control measures.…

Cost of hospital

Dealing With The Unexpected Cost Of Hospital During Delivery

When it comes to having a baby, that bundle of joy may bring an unexpected price tag; but can affect parents’ future health care choices. At least that was the finding of a study published Monday in Health Affairs. It examined how consumers respond to surprise medical bills in elective or non-emergency situations. Specifically, researchers…

Transfusion Medicine

Ultrasound For Thrombosis Prevention

A new approach for the prevention of thrombosis was proposed by researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and the Russian National Research Center for Hematology (NRCH). In modern clinical practice, thrombolytic is perform when thrombi form in blood vessels pose a threat to a patient’s life. Thrombolytic procedures themselves are associate…

Hematology

Antibody Containing Regimens For Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

The relapse rate remains high after chemotherapy for adult patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). With better molecular diagnosis and classification as well as better assessment for minimal residual disease; major progress in the treatment for refractory and/or relapse ALL is being made. In addition to the tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) for Philadelphia chromosome positive…

Colon cancer

Aspirin To Prevent Colon Cancer Underutilized In High-Risk Patients

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cause of cancer deaths in the United States and advanced colorectal polyps are a major risk factor. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concluded that aspirin reduces the risk of colorectal cancer by 40 % as well as recurrence of advanced polyps. Because Their guidelines suggest that,…

Teenagers lifistyle

Alcohol Intoxication Among Adolescents

Early onset drinking, drinking and intoxication at an early age among adolescents; has been identified as a primary risk for later heavy drinking, alcohol problems; and alcohol dependence among youth and young adults. To prevent or delay early onset drinking; we must know more about the modifiable circumstances that enable these behaviors. Early age of…

Smartphone app

Addiction Counselor Creates Smartphone App To Thwart Overdoses

In his dozen years using heroin, Lucien Izraylov took pains to avoid detection. He was ashamed of what he was doing, so he almost always shot up alone. It’s a risky behavior that can lead to a fatal overdose, especially as drugs are commonly tainted with the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl. But Izraylov, who says…