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Gastroenterology

Liver Offers Improve Transplant Survival in Patients

Patients with hepatocellular carcinoma who had a potential live donor at listing for liver transplantation had a significantly lower risk for mortality compared with those who waited for a deceased donor graft; according to recently published data. According to Nicolas Goldaracena, MD, from the University of Toronto in Canada; and colleagues, the benefits derived from…

Sleeping At Work

Sleeping At Work: You Should Be Fired

In days gone by, when our economy was dominated by agriculture and manufacturing; an employee’s value was gauged by their inputs. If they slacked off by not placing a bumper on a car fast enough they were unproductive, and if they slept on the job they stealing time from their employers and could fire. Today,…

Marine Bacterium

Marine Bacterium: The Microbial Origin Of The Bicyclic Guanidine Alkaloid

Various guanidine-containing natural products, isolated from different marine invertebrates; demonstrate antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, and antitumor properties and are suitable compounds for drug development due to high levels of their bioactivities and water solubility. Moreover, some natural guanidine-containing compounds; such as streptomycin, have already introduced in the clinic. Most of the marine guanidine alkaloids found in…

Risk of adverse effects

Old Age Increases Risk Of Adverse Side Effects

As people get older, the more likely they are to take several different medicines on a regular basis. However, this increases the risk of adverse effects; including interactions between the various active agents. Electronic decision-support tools for doctors are a possible solution but patients themselves can also help; Andreas Sönnichsen points out. Polypharmacy patients are…

Siblings

Parents Play Favourites: What Happens To The Kids?

Many siblings, when they get together as adults, joke about which child was loved the most. But is it really a joke or is there an edge of truth that still rankles us? In one study; researchers asked adults whether their mom played favorites when they were kids. Close to 85 % of respondents perceived…

Renal Hydatid Cyst

Renal Hydatid Cyst: A Rare Infectious Disease

Hydatid cyst is one of the most important zoonotic diseases by Cestoda Echinococcus, especially Echinococcus granulosus. The final hosts of the parasite are dogs and Canidae and the intermediate hosts are the livestock such as cows, sheep, and goats. The infection is by oral-fecal route and by parasite eggs; mostly due to consuming infected vegetables and food…

Crash Injuries

Laws Banning Driver Texting Tied To Drop In ER Visits For Crash Injuries

States where it’s illegal to text while driving may have safer roads, according to a U.S. study that tracked declines in crash injuries related emergency room visits after these laws took effect. On average, states saw 1,632 fewer traffic-related emergency room visits per year after implementing a texting ban, the new study found. Nationwide in…

AIDS

Supporting HIV-affected Couples Trying to Conceive

Women with HIV were once; advised against having children for fear; that the infection could be; passed on to their babies. But medical advancements are not only allowing people with HIV; to live longer and fuller lives—but to grow their families; too. Timed vaginal insemination is a safe; effective way to help HIV-affected couples conceive,…

Geriatrics

Rate of Debilitating Complications for Frail Elderly Trauma Patients

A standardized interdisciplinary clinical pathway to identify and manage frailty in older patients has reduced the rate of one of the most debilitating complications for older patients– delirium and kept patients from returning to the hospital within 30 days of treatment for traumatic injury. The pathway is being adapted for other surgical services as trauma…

Women in Endocrinology

Speaker Highlights Burnout At Women In Endocrinology Annual Meeting

The advocacy group Women in Endocrinology is once again holding its annual meeting and dinner at ENDO 2019, spotlighting member achievements in the field, trailblazing young investigators and mentors who have paved the way for women beginning their careers. The dinner meeting, taking place Saturday at 6:30 p.m., will offer networking opportunities for attendees and…