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Outbreak

Biomechanics Of Ebola Virus-host Cell Adhesion

It was recently reported that the number of Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo has surpassed 1,000, making it the second-worst outbreak in history after the 2014 outbreak in West Africa in which 29,000 people were infected and more than 11,000 died. This latest milestone is a stark reminder of the urgent need…

ENT

3D navigation system for ENT procedures

Medical Devices Companies and a leader in developing minimally-invasive Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) technologies, today announce the U.S. commercial launch of TruDi, a real-time, three-dimensional (3D) navigation system for ENT procedures performed in the operating room and surgeon office. The TruDi Navigation System recently received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration…

Hematology

Acute Lymphocytic/Lymphoblastic Leukemia Therapeutics

Cancer starts when cells in the body begins to grow out of control. Acute lymphocytic is also called as lymphoblastic leukemia, is a blood cancer that starts from the early version of white blood cells in the bone marrow (soft inner part of the bones, where new blood cells are made). The term acute means…

Sleep deprivation

Does Sleep Deprivation Promote Medical Malpractice

Sleep deprivation, also known as insufficient sleep, is the condition of not having enough sleep. It can either chronic or acute and may vary widely in severity. A chronic sleep-restricted state can cause fatigue, daytime sleepiness, clumsiness, and weight loss or weight gain. It adversely affects the brain and cognitive function. However, in a subset of cases…

Ocular protein

Ocular Protein Levels: Useful For Alzheimer Testing

The eye may serve as source for diagnostic testing for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Examination of amyloid-β (Aβ) and tau protein content in human vitreous and its correlation to neuro-cognition may improve ocular-based AD detection methods. Objective:To evaluate levels of Aβ and tau protein in human vitreous humor and investigate the clinical predictive…

Radiotherapy

Laser Targeted Removal Of Prostate Tumors And Removal Of Prostate

Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, led by prostate cancer treatment pioneer Dr. Eric Walser, have shown that selectively destroying cancerous prostate tissue is as effective as complete prostate removal or radiation therapy while preserving more sexual and urinary function than the other treatments. This study is currently available in Journal of…

Treating women with thyroid antibodies

Thyroid Antibodies With Levothyroxine And Live Birth Rate

Treating women who have thyroid antibodies, but normal thyroid function, with a medicine called Levothyroxine does not make them more likely to deliver a live baby, new research from the United Kingdom suggests. The research will be presented Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019; the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, La., and published…

App

Patient Chronic Kidney Disease App Ratings

Patient-centered care is at the forefront of CKD management. Nearly every aspect of CKD management relies heavily on patient self-management in collaboration with providers, including medication and dietary adherence; self-monitoring of BP, and daily physical activity. Patient education and self-monitoring have historically relied on face-to-face visits with physicians, handouts, and written diaries. There is growing…

irregular heart beats

Computer Program: Risk Of Deadly Irregular Heart Beats

Combining a wealth of information derived from previous studies with data; from more than 500 patients, an international team led by researchers from Johns Hopkins; has developed a computer-based set of rules that; more accurately predicts when patients with a rare heart condition might benefit; or not from lifesaving implanted defibrillators. The new research, published…

Immune-repelling protein

Survival Of Human Stem-cell-derived Beta Cells

Encapsulating human stem-cell-derived beta cells in microcapsules; made with a protein that repels key immune cells restored glucose metabolism; in diabetic mice and protected the cells from immune system attack; preventing the buildup of inflammatory fibrotic tissue that has plagued previous trials; of encapsulated beta cells. However, a team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators…

Asthma attacks

New Drug: To Lower Risks Of Asthma Attack

A recent study shows that a gamechanger drug called Fevipiprant promises to lower patients’ risks; of suffering an asthma attack and admitted to a hospital. This is the first time a drug reducing airway smooth muscle mass a key clinical indicator of disease severity that increases the likelihood; of more frequent asthma attacks and even…

Preterm births

Sweden Shows Greatest Improvement In Preterm Babies

The survival rate among extremely preterm babies has greatly improved in Sweden, a country that offers top-class neonatal care, a study led from Karolinska Institutet in the esteemed journal JAMA reports. The researchers have analyzed survival among Swedish babies born over 3.5 months prematurely in week 22-26 and compared the statistics from 2014-2016 to those…