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Anesthesiology

Port-wine Stains Feasible Without General Anesthesia In Infants

Port-wine-stain birthmarks can be safely and effectively treated in early infancy with pulsed dye laser without the need for general anesthesia, according to new research. This “is particularly important because of the warnings regarding multiple exposures to general anesthesia under the age of 3 and the potential impact on neurocognitive development as these patients require…

Gel Bonds To Eye

Repair Injuries: Adhesive Gel Bonds To Eye Surface

An adhesive gel packed with light-activated chemicals can seal cuts or ulcers on the cornea the clear surface of the eye and then encourage the regeneration of corneal tissue; according to a preclinical study published online today in Science Advances. The new technology, named GelCORE (gel for corneal regeneration); could one day reduce the need…

Hospital administration

Disparate Results In Studies On Pre-Hospital Plasma Administration

A number of two large studies have come to conflicting conclusions about whether emergency medical technicians should give plasma to severely bleeding trauma patients who are on their way to the hospital. But the disparity may be a function of the time it takes to get there. The first, involving 125 trauma patients with presumed…

Rheumatoid arthritis

Alcohol Use and Associations with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Several previous studies have demonstrated that moderate alcohol consumption; is linked with less severe disease and better quality of life in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, but a new Arthritis Care & Research study suggests that this might not be because drinking alcohol is beneficial. The severity of disease In the 16,762-patient study, patients with higher…

General medicine

Health’ Surprise Medical Bills Is Harder Than It Looks

Surprise medical bills when patients receive an unexpected bill from a health provider not in their insurance network are among the few problems in health care just about everyone wants to solve. But it turns out that no one in the health industry wants to take responsibility for paying those bills. That could complicate efforts…

Microbiota

Could The Bacteria In Our Gut Help Treat Cancer?

“The microbiome is a huge part of who we are,” says Dr. Marios Giannakis.”We have more microbes in our bodies than human cells and yet we still don’t fully understand the role they play in health and disease.” The microbiome is a collection of trillions of microorganisms, spanning bacteria, fungi and viruses, that call the…

Pancreatic Cancer

A New Treatment For Pancreatic Cancer

Poly-(ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitors (PARPi) selectively kill breast and ovarian cancers with defects in homologous recombination (HR) caused by BRCA1/2 mutations. There is also clinical evidence for the utility of PARPi in breast and ovarian cancers without BRCA mutations; but the underlying mechanism is not clear. Here, we report that the deubiquitylating enzyme USP15 affects cancer…

Family medicine

Health And Economic Impacts Of Healthy Food Prescriptions

Healthy food prescriptions through Medicare and Medicaid could generate substantial health gains and be highly cost-effective, according to a study published March 19 in the open-access journal PLOS Medicine by Yujin Lee and Dariush Mozaffarian of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, Massachusetts, United States and colleagues. Diet-related diseases As noted by…

Emphysema

The Risk Of The Aneurysm Rupturing

When a weakened artery wall balloons or bulges, it is an aneurysm. For people with emphysema; the risk of that aneurysm rupturing is much higher than for those without the lung condition, new research suggests. While family history may play a role, how and why aneurysms develop is not well understood. Found that emphysema may…

Urinary tract stones

Urinary Tract Stones In Children Hard To Sidestep

The treatment of children with urinary tract stones can a challenge because young people are smaller to work on than adults; there is an absence of suitable instruments, and there is a paucity of evidence suggesting which form of therapy is optimal; experts explained here at the European Association of Urology (EAU) 2019 Congress. Approximately…

Pathology

QIAGEN Highlights Its Treatment For Latent TB Infection

QIAGEN N.V. recognized the annual World TB Day 2019 by highlighting its growing global commitment to preventive screening and treatment for latent tuberculosis (TB) infection, a widespread condition that can lead to active TB disease in vulnerable patients. QIAGEN is investing in several areas regarding ease of use, throughput, screening efficiency and test availability for…

Metabolic syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome May Predict Lung Damage

A group of heart-disease risk factors also predicted who was likely to develop World Trade Center-related lung injury years later, researchers say. Among thousands of responders followed for 16 years; the early presence of high blood triglycerides, high blood pressure; abdominal obesity and other traits of the metabolic syndrome was a stronger predictor of later…