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Mortality

Open Heart Surgery Outperforms Stents In Patients With Multivessel Disease

Our data demonstrate a significant mortality benefit with CABG over percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and this benefit is consistent across virtually all major patient groups; so suggesting that CABG should be consider in broader patient populations, not just in cases of patients with diabetes and left ventricular dysfunction; which is what is commonly practice. Those…

Haematology

Drug May Help Overcome Ibrutinib Resistance in Mantle Cell Lymphona

A study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center demonstrated how a small molecule drug discovered at the institution may help overcome resistance to treatment with ibrutinib in patients with mantle cell lymphoma. The drug, IACS-10759, is the first therapy to be develop from concept to clinical trial by MD Anderson’s Therapeutics Discovery…

Medical genetics

Genetic Mutation May Not Be as Bad as You Think

Most people think carrying a gene variant associated with a disease means automatically getting that disease, according to Sekar Kathiresan; director of the Center of Genomic Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. That, he says, is not necessarily the case. In the early days of testing human genes; researchers began to ask a key question: How…

General surgery

Invasive Weight-Loss Procedure Shows Promising Results

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG), a relatively new, minimally invasive weight-loss procedure, resulted in significant total body weight loss in the first long-term study to follow patients’ progress over five years, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2019. Researchers hope these results will help solve a serious “treatment gap” for more than 100…

Gene mutation

Prostate Cancer Patients With Gene Mutation

Scientists have identified a gene mutation in the tumors of men with prostate cancer; that is to very poor survival and which could used to pick out patients for more intensive treatment. Men with mutations in the retinoblastoma gene in their tumors were more than three times as likely to die; nearly seven times as…

Family medicine

The Need for Increased Mental Health Care For Smokers with COPD

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have published new information that stresses the need for increased mental health care for current and former smokers, especially those who suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research, physician scientists from the UAB Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine in…

Information Technology

Information Technology Can Support Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs

The incorporation of information technology (IT) into an antimicrobial stewardship program can help improve efficiency of the interventions and facilitate tracking and reporting of key metrics, including outcomes, according to a Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) white paper publish in the society’s journal Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. Antimicrobial stewardship is the systematic…

Protein structure of HIV

Viral Peptides Critical To Natural HIV Control

Investigators at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard have used a novel approach to identify specific amino acids; in the protein structure of HIV that appear critical to the ability of the virus to function and replicate. They also have found that the immune systems of individuals naturally able to control HIV infection;…

Gonorrhea

Drug Combination: Effective For Treatment-Resistant Gonorrhea

The study, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR); in The Lancet and is the first randomized trial to compare the two treatments for the sexually transmitted infection amid concerns; of growing resistance to ceftriaxone. Public Health England (PHE) recently that it was investigating two cases of gonorrhea in two women with similar…

Neurodegenerative

Immune Cells That May Involved In Neurodegenerative Disorders

Brains contain a variety of immune cells that play an important role in brain function. A team led by Prof. Kiavash Movahedi (VIB Center for Inflammation Research at VUB) has developed a comprehensive cell atlas of the brain’s immune compartment. This revealed not only the striking diversity of brain macrophages but also uncovered microglia where…

Radio therapy

3D Ultrasound Imaging System Developed For Scoliosis

The first-of-its-kind palm-sized 3D ultrasound imaging system for radiation-free scoliosis assessment, name “Scolioscan Air”, bring accurate, safe and cost-efficient mass screening to schools and any where in the community. Because The portable Scolioscan Air develop by the research team of PolyU’s Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) is recently award Grand Award; therefore Gold Medal with…

Kid Mental Health

Winding Road To Mental Health Care For Your Kid

For several months last spring and summer, my teen daughter, Caroline, experienced near-daily bouts of depression and debilitating panic attacks. During those episodes, she became extremely agitated; sobbing uncontrollably and aggressively rebuffing my attempts to comfort or reason with her. My daughter was in a dark place, and I was worried. But I have excellent…