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Anesthesiology

Anesthesiologist Appointed to FDA Advisory Committee

An anesthesiologist with the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), was recently appointed chairperson for the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee. The Committee is responsible for reviewing and evaluating the safety and effectiveness of drugs used in anesthesiology and surgery. Food and Drug Administration’s The…

Immune haematology

Filming How Our Immune System kill Bacteria

To kill bacteria in the blood, our immune system relies on nanomachines that can open deadly holes in their targets. UCL scientists have now filmed these nanomachines in action, discovering a key bottleneck in the process which helps to protect our own cells. The research, published in Nature Communications; provides us with a better understanding of how…

Testosterone Supplements

Testosterone Supplements Are Harmful To Human Body

When it comes to testosterone supplements, men should know a new study finds there is precious little evidence to support claims they will boost testosterone levels, sex drive, strength and overall energy. To come to this conclusion, the researchers first broke down 50 testosterone supplements into their component parts. The investigators then search through a…

HIV AIDS Epidemic

A Reflection On Living Through Africa's HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Having lived in Africa at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the terror and grief that came with it, the thought of reporting on the disease used to make me shudder. After finishing high school in Zimbabwe in the 1990s, I remember being bombarded with news about this deadly virus; but that by the…

Human papillomavirus

Evidence Grows For An HPV-Heart Disease Connection

Human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the country. In several studies, it’s also linked to the nation’s leading cause of death cardiovascular disease. There are more than 150 strains of HPV, including the ones responsible for cancers of the cervix; penis, anus and the back of the throat. In…

Special Soap

A Special Soap Might Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs

Hospitals and nursing homes in California and Illinois are testing a surprisingly simple strategy against the dangerous; antibiotic-resistant superbugs that kill thousands of people each year; washing patients with a special soap. The efforts—funded with roughly $8 million from the federal government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; are taking place at 50 facilities in…

Functional disability

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Affected By Functional Disability

Patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis often are affected by functional disability a year or two before the disease is diagnosed; according to new Mayo Clinic research. The results of the study, suggest that daily activities such as eating, dressing, and walking are affected early in the course of the disease and that most rheumatoid arthritis…

Transfusion medicine

Comparison On Point of Care Tests For Blood's Ability to Clot

During big procedures like open heart surgery, patients need anticoagulants to prevent dangerous blood clot formation and regular bedside monitoring to make sure the drugs aren’t also causing problems like excessive bleeding. Investigators comparing some common bedside testing platforms to quickly determine how fast blood is clotting, called activated clotting time, or ACT; suggest other…

Nepal's Hospitals

Nepal's Hospitals Yet To Recover From Earthquake

Nepal’s oldest maternity hospital is still recovering from the April 2015 earthquake; its main building had to be demolishing after earning a red sticker because of its structural damage. Soon, it will move into a new seismic-resistant wing, designed to withstand future earthquakes. For now, the hospital is working out of temporary cramped quarters offering…

Genetic Testing

Genetic Testing Of Breast Cancer Decreases Cost Of Care

A new study suggests that Oncotype DX-guided treatment could reduce the cost for the first year of breast cancer care; in the U.S. by about $50 million (about 2% of the overall costs in the first year). The study by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and National Cancer Institute researchers was publishing April 24; in…

Nuclear medicine

Experience of 18F-rhPSMA-7 PET Imaging in High-Risk

BURLINGTON, Mass. & OXFORD, England (BUSINESS WIRE)- May 6, 2019- Blue Earth Diagnostics, a molecular imaging diagnostics company; today announced results from early clinical experience in Germany with positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging using a lead radiohybrid Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen-targeted compound ( 18 F-rhPSMA-7) by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in two…