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Trauma Centers

Developing The First Digital Rocedural Checklist For Trauma Centers

In hospital trauma centers, where life or death decisions are made in seconds; so fractions of a second it takes even the best doctors to remember could be pivotal. With the goal of saving time and lives, Drexel University researchers have working with doctors from Children’s National Medical Center in Washington; D.C. to create and…

Astronauts

Aims To Keep Astronauts Healthy In Space

Falling ill while traveling is an unfortunate yet common occurrence. Even a minor bug can ruin an entire trip. But for astronauts, getting sick on a long space voyage would have far more serious consequences than a little spoiled fun. The Rodent Research 12 (RR-12); investigation joins a series of studies aboard the International Space…

Dyslipidemia

Effect Of Arthrospira: A Systematic Physical Exercise Program

Dyslipidemia is an abnormal clinical condition by the altered level of one or more plasma lipids; including but not restricted to total (TC), low-density lipoprotein (LDL-C) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL-C); cholesterol and triglycerides (TG). Dyslipidemias often increase concomitantly with body mass index (BMI) and central adiposity; increasing the risk for metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases…

Myopia

People Do Not Have Spectacles To Correct Myopia

Vision impairment caused by uncorrected myopia cost the global economy an estimated US$244 billion; in lost productivity in 2015, according to a new study published in the March print issue of the scientific journal Ophthalmology. The research estimated that 538 million people had vision impairment resulting from uncorrected myopia, with the East Asia region, which…

Pharmacology

Green Signal To Man For Neuro Muscular Treatment

As an interim measure, the Delhi High Court has allowed a man suffering from a neuro muscular disease to continue with his ongoing Human Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy treatment. A Division Bench of Justices G.S. Sistani and Jyoti Singh allowed Virender Singh Malik to continue the treatment. Malik was suffering from a rare and life threatening disease Neuro Muscular, which affects the anterior horn of the…

Genes

From Genes To Receptors To Perception: Olfaction Unraveled

Several years ago the internet was captivated by the enigma of “the dress specifically, was the dress black and blue, or was it white and gold? No matter what you saw, the viral debate serve to highlight that humans differ remarkably in how they each perceive our personal sensory world. By showing that small changes in…

Medical genetics

Scientists Discover New Antibiotic Resistance Gene

While sifting through the bacterial genome of salmonella, Cornell food scientists discovered mcr-9, a new, stealthy jumping gene so diabolical and robust that it resists one of the world’s few last-resort antibiotics. Doctors deploy the antibiotic colistin when all other infection-fighting options are exhausted. But resistance to colistin has emerged around the globe, threatening its efficacy.…

Aortic Stenosis

Aortic Stenosis That Cannot Be Treated With Medication

For patients with aortic stenosis that cannot be treat with medication; so surgical (SAVR) and transcatheter (TAVR) aortic valve replacement can offer effective treatment. A new study, one of two on the topic release today at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery’s 99th Annual Meeting, examines, for the first time, the effects of TAVR with…

Pregnant women

Pregnant Women With Congenital Heart Defects

Pregnant women with congenital heart defects (CHDs) have more comorbidities and more complications at delivery; a large new study using the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) data confirms. “Women with congenital heart disease are at a higher risk of a number of cardiovascular events and complications during pregnancy,” Dr. Lauren E. Schlichting of Brown University in Providence,…

Retinopathy

Suffering From Melanoma-Associated Retinopathy

Retinopathy is any damage to the retina of the eyes, which may cause vision impairment. Retinopathy often refers to retinal vascular disease or damage to the retina caused by abnormal blood flow. Age-related macular degeneration is technically included under the umbrella term retinopathy but is often discussed as a separate entity. Retinopathy, or retinal vascular disease; can…

Respiratory Support

Breathing New Life Into Respiratory Support Works Something

New research from Massey University’s College of Health has shed light on how an emerging therapy for respiratory support works something that benefit patients with obstructive sleep apnoea, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and others that require acute or long-term respiratory support. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a common condition in intensive care unit patients…

Superbug

Superbug Evades The Immune System To Cause Infection

New research led by the University of Sheffield has discovered how a hospital superbug; evades the immune system to cause infection – paving the way for new treatments. The study, led by the University of Sheffield’s Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, investigated how Enterococcus faecalis (E. faecalis), bacteria commonly found in the digestive tracts…