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Kidney Transplant

The Relation Between Donor Renal Biopsy And Kidney Transplant Survival

Kidney transplantation is now the best choice for the survival of patients with end-stage renal disease. (ESRD). This therapy exhibits a good cost/benefit ratio and can elevate the survival and quality of life of patients with ESRD. A crucial factor to be consider before kidney transplantation from a decease donor is kidney biopsy of the…

General surgery

The Safety and Precision of Spinal Fusion Surgeries

The safety and precision of spinal fusion surgeries while reducing the time needed for the procedure now is available at Rush University Medical Center. Called the Mazor X Robotic Guidance Platform; the technology combines imaging prior to surgery and image guidance during the procedure; which enhances surgical planning and precision. Surgical planning and precision Spinal…

Postpartum Depression

Brexanolone: FDA Approves First Drug For Postpartum Depression

“Postpartum depression is a serious condition that, when severe, can be life-threatening,” said FDA’s Dr. Tiffany Farchione. Women may experience thoughts about harming themselves or harming their child. The condition “can also interfere with the maternal-infant bond,” added Farchione; who is acting director of the Division of Psychiatry Products in the agency’s Center for Drug…

Fabricate Nanometer Sized Drug Delivery Vehicles

Fabricate Nanometer Sized Drug Delivery Vehicles

By developing a path to fabricate nanometer sized drug delivery vehicles that can simultaneously deliver multiple drugs more efficiently that current methods. The system suppressed breast tumors in mice by 87 and 94 percent; using very low dosages of drugs that previously were only deliverable orally. The development of multi functional nano vehicles with enhanced…

General medicine

Alexa’s Bedside Manner is Bad for Health Care

Researches find that the a new health care frontier: Now Alexa can be used to transmit patient data. Therefore Using this new feature which Amazon labeled as a “skill” a company named Livongo will allow diabetes patients  which it calls “members” to use the device to “query their last blood sugar reading, blood sugar measurement…

High Intensity

Type 2 Diabetes Can Restore Heart Function By High Intensity Exercise

High Intensity Exercise, University of Otago researchers have discover that high intensity exercise can reduce or reverse the loss in heart function cause by type 2 diabetes. The study found that three months of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) improve heart function in adults with type 2 diabetes, without any change in medications or diet. Former Ph.D.…

Zika Virus Infection Linked To Neurologic Complications

Zika Virus Infection Linked To Neurologic Complications

But as per food and drug administration Zika virus is spreading to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. Zika virus infection has been linked to neurologic complications ; as well as microcephaly and other poor outcomes associated with Zika virus infection during pregnancy; increasing the importance of having diagnostic tests available.…

Apollo Hospitals Group In A Health Insurance Joint Venture

Apollo Hospitals Group In A Health Insurance Joint Venture

HDFC Ltd, India’s largest mortgage financier, has agreeing to acquire the entire 50.8% stake of Apollo Hospitals Group in a health insurance joint venture with German reinsurer Munich Re Group as part of its strategy to tap this potential growth market. But the total deal size of ₹1,347 crore for the entire 51.2% stake values Apollo…

Anesthesiology

Influences of Anesthesia Methods on Some Complications

The study find that the the complications of anesthesia remain not well resolved. This study aimed to explore the influence of different anesthesia methods on the complications after orthopedic surgery. the searching strategy, anesthesia associated studies in orthopedic surgery were screened from Pubmed, Embase; and the Cochrane Library up to Mar. 10th, 2018. Orthopedic surgery…

Thyroid Hormone

Thyroid Hormone Helped Our Ancestors Survive But Left Us Susceptible

Thyroid hormone, Although most victims survive the 735,000 heart attacks that occur annually in the U.S., their heart tissue is often irreparably damaged unlike many other cells in the body, once injure, heart cells cannot regenerate. According to a new UC San Francisco study. The issue may date back to our earliest mammalian ancestors; which…

Family medicine

Connection Between Poor Sleep and Poor Nutrition

The researches find that the  he recommended amount of sleep, and many do not consume the recommended amounts of important vitamins and minerals. A new study suggests the two factors may be connected. Therefore The research is based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES); a nationally representative sample of U.S.…

Physical Activity

Physical Activity In Women Maintain By Mobile Phone App

Physical Activity trackers and mobile phone apps are all the rage, but do they really help users increase and maintain physical activity? A new study has found that one mobile phone app design for inactive women did help when combined with an activity tracker and personal counseling. Researchers said the findings offer important clues about…