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Pulmonary Hypertension

Broncho Pulmonary Dysplasia, Associated Pulmonary Hypertension

Screening echocardiogram performed at the time of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) diagnosis can help identify infants at higher risk for developing clinically significant, long-term pulmonary hypertension (PH), particularly when coupled with serum brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) values, according to the results of a retrospective longitudinal study published in Pediatric Cardiology. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD; formerly chronic lung disease…

Calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease

Asymptomatic To Acute Or Chronic Inflammatory Arthritis

Calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease (CPPD) is a crystal deposition arthropathy; involving the synovial and periarticular tissues. Its clinical presentation may range from being asymptomatic to acute or chronic inflammatory arthritis. Different terms are used to describe the varied phenotypes of calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease. Acute calcium pyrophosphate (CPP) deposition arthritis; frequently referred to as “pseudogout,”…

Family medicine

Improving The ACA's Insurance Improve Patient Care

Washington, D.C. April 16; 2019 The American College of Physicians (ACP) published a paper today in the Annals of Internal Medicine that examines ways to improve the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Improving the Affordable Care Act’s Insurance Coverage Provisions provides a set of recommendations to strengthen the ACA and lay the foundation for health care reforms…

Certain microbes may reduce

Microbes May Reduce Allergy-like Reactions

Some aged cheeses cause allergy-like reactions in many people; but an Iowa State University scientist is working to identify bacteria; that could reduce those unpleasant side effects. The answer to alleviating the unpleasant reactions; that result from eating ripened cheeses could lie in the bacteria; that populate the cheese’s rind, said Stephan Schmitz-Esser, associate professor…

Radiotherapy

Mouth Sore Pain Caused by Radiation Therapy

“Magic mouthwash,” an oral rinse containing diphenhydramine, lidocaine and antacids, significantly reduced pain from oral mucositis, mouth sores, in patients receiving radiation therapy for cancers of the head and neck when compared to plaecbo. These were the findings of a multi-institution; randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase III clinical trial, led by Robert Miller, M.D., an emeritus…

Epidemic

2017 Pneumonic Plague Outbreak in Madagascar

Plague is an endemic disease in Madagascar. Each year there is a seasonal upsurge between September and April, especially in the Central Highlands, which stand at an elevation of more than 800m. In 2017, an unprecedented pneumonic plague outbreak hit the main island, primarily affecting the capital Antananarivo and the main port city of Toamasina.Scientists…

Surgical Navigation

Class They Recall Of Brainlab 3D Surgical Navigation Software

Brainlab has recalled the 3D navigation software used with the company’s Spine & Trauma Navigation System due to the potential for inaccurate information to display that may prevent the surgeon from accurately navigating surgical tools during surgery. These systems are use in orthopedics, ENT, neurology and other surgical specialties. Real-time observations are via MRI, scanner,…

General medicine

Trump Brought Down Drug Prices For The First Time In 50 Years

President Donald Trump announced last month that the GOP will become “the party of health care,” and news reports suggest he intends to make it a top issue in his reelection campaign.So when Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, touted the administration’s work on prescription drug prices a hot-button issue that has…

Simple test

Simple Test: Predict Pediatric Sports-related Concussion

Researchers from Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado, have found that abnormal performance on the Romberg balance test can indicate that children and adolescents will experience prolonged symptoms following sports-related concussion. This finding is; reported today in a new article by David R. Howell, PhD, and colleagues…

Gastroenterology

Colorectal Neoplasia Risk up for Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors

Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) survivors have an increased risk for advanced colorectal neoplasia, including advanced adenomas, advanced serrated lesions, and serrated polyposis syndrome, according to a study published in the March 15 issue of Cancer. Lisanne S. Rigter, Ph.D., from the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam, and colleagues conducted a multicenter cohort study to examine the diagnostic…

Anesthesiology

Cannabis Users Are More Tolerant To Anesthesia Agents

Researchers from Colorado have found that people who regularly use cannabis are more likely to be tolerant to anesthetic agents and may require higher doses to achieve same effects as non users. They also required higher amounts of sedatives to achieve similar sedation as non-users, write the researchers in their study titled; “Effects of Cannabis…

Tertiary Hospital

Hospital Study Finds Substantial Proportion Of Patients

New research examining influenza transmission in a tertiary hospital finds that a substantial proportion of patients and healthcare works shed the flu virus before the appearance of clinical symptoms. The findings, be present at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (13-16 April). The discovery came after Swiss…