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Kidney Transplant

Patients Lose Significant Weight Before Kidney Transplant

Unexpected weight loss can be the sign of a serious health problem, especially in kidney transplant patients whose body systems are already under duress. But a new study out of Drexel University suggests that even plan and advise weight loss could also be dangerous for kidney transplant candidates if it’s not closely monitored. The Organ…

Transfusion medicine

Tool Monitors Effectiveness of Stem Cell Transplantation

The study find that the Stem-cell based therapies to strengthen the heart muscle and treat other diseases are beginning to show promise in human clinical trials. However; other than observing clinical outcomes, lack of a repeatable; but time-sensitive and noninvasive tool to assess the effectiveness of the transplanted cells within the target organ has slowed…

Sinusitis

Secondary Immunodeficiency Causing Debilitating Sinusitis

The Letter to the Editor by Dr. Palmeira et al. in this issue of the Journal of Clinical Immunology brings up several challenges for clinical immunologists who care for patients with secondary immunodeficiency disease caused by modern aggressive chemotherapy or biologics that are use to treat autoimmune and malignant diseases. The “punchline” of this Letter…

Vasopressin May Improve Autism

Vasopressin May Improve Social Deficits in Autism

 Vasopressin pathway modulation may  promise  a new target for improving social and communication deficits in patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), new research suggests. Results from two recent trials showed that modulating vasopressin’s biological pathways;however safely increased social functioning in adults and children with ASD. The 12-week phase 2 Vasopressin Antagonist to Improve Social Communication…

Trace Metal

Trace Metal Exposure Among Pregnant Women in Canada

The Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology last week revealed the findings of a 2016 pilot study that measured pregnant women’s exposure to environmental contaminants in northeastern British Columbia, an area of intensive natural-gas production through hydraulic fracturing (fracking). The study, directed by Marc-André Verner, a professor at the School of Public Health (ESPUM); of…

Photonics

Bacterial Infections Can Be Prevents By Nanotechnology And Photonics

Invented approximately 50 years ago, surgical medical meshes have become key elements in the recovery procedures of damaged-tissue surgeries, the most common being hernia repair. When implant within the tissue of the patient, the flexible and conformable design of these meshes helps hold muscles tight and allows patients to recover much faster than through the…

Shift Work and female reproductive system

Effect of Shift Work on Female Reproductive System

Metabolic syndrome is one of the most important illnesses of the recent century. However it is a set of symptoms; namely hypertension, dyslipidemia, dysglycemia and abdominal obesity; which occur secondary to insulin resistance. But people with metabolic syndrome are at the risk of developing cardiovascular disease; ischemic stroke, diabetes mellitus,osteoarthritis, certain types of cancer, with increased…

General surgery

Surgery Patients are Getting Older Every Year

A new BJS (British Journal of Surgery) analysis reveals that people undergoing surgery in England are getting older at a faster rate than the general population. In the analysis of hospital records in England; the number of people aged 75 years or older undergoing surgery increased from 544,998 in 1999 to 1,012,517 in 2015.The average age…

Racial/Ethnic Groups

Lupus Characteristics And Progression Differ Among Racial/Ethnic Groups

The California Lupus Surveillance Project (CLSP) is a population‐based registry of individuals; but with SLE residing in San Francisco County, California from 2007–2009; but with a special focus on Asians/Pacific Islanders (API) and Hispanics. We used retrospective CLSP data to analyze racial/ethnic differences; but in lupus manifestations and in the timing and risk of developing…

Phone

Drivers Ready To Embrace Phone Restriction Apps

Almost 70% of drivers would be willing to install smartphone apps that block texting and browsing according to new QUT research; but only if they can still do hands-free calls and listen to Bluetooth music. QUT’s Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety-Queensland (CARRS-Q) surveyed 712 drivers for a national study into voluntary apps that…

Haematology

A New Blood Test That Detect Most Major Cancers

The researches find that the testing for such as lung cancer disease, but doctors know that tissue biopsies are necessary and potentially life-saving; though the procedures used to gather tissue can lead to dangerous complications; from bleeding to lung collapse. Because To lower the need for invasive procedures; therefore researchers at the University of Arizona…

Gastric Bypass

Long term Management for Gastric Bypass for severe obesity

Patients, including those aged 65 years or older, who undergo Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) for severe obesity should be followed long term for fractures, because they face a substantially increased risk compared with those who undergo adjustable gastric banding (AGB), say US investigators. Elaine W. Yu, MD, Endocrine Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, and colleagues examined…