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Cervical disease

New Choice For Young Women With Pre-Cancerous Cervical Disease

A single test for women has been shown to aid in predicting which cases of precancerous cervical disease will become more serious, helping with decisions on whether or not surgery is needed, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London. For thousands of young women who receive a diagnosis of cervical dysplasia;…

General surgery

Predict Adverse Patient Outcomes After Spinal Surgery

The study find that the prescription databases does not predict complications or other adverse outcomes in patients undergoing spinal surgery, reports a study in the journal Spine. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. The increasingly used NarxCare narcotics score does not predict adverse outcomes or patient dissatisfaction after elective spine…

Fitbit device

Fitbit Device Can Track The Sleeping Patterns

Sleeping longer does not always mean sleeping better and thanks to the likes of Fitbit device; we have more options than ever to track what is disturbing our slumber. Luckily, tracking sleeping patterns with the Fitbit is as simple as leaving; it on while drifting to dozy-land. Each device has a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope…

Gastroenterology

Treatment Option For Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

The study find that the Gastroenterology and Hepatology demonstrated the beneficial effect of synthetically produced bile acid with the active agent nor-ursodeoxycholic acid (nor-urso); in the hitherto incurable liver disease primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) around two years ago. A recent trial has now shown that nor-urso is also an effective treatment option for nonalcoholic fatty…

Various Ways To Get Rid Of Hearing Aids

Various Ways To Get Rid Of Hearing Aids

Hearing aids can cost a bundle. Insurance rarely covers them, and Consumer Reports members who have these devices and responded to our 2018 survey about hearing aids and hearing aid retailers told us that they spend, on average, $2,691 out of pocket for a pair. Given that, you want to make sure you’re doing everything…

Brain aneurysms

Polycystic Kidney Disease Patients Screened For Brain Aneurysms

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is characterized by progressive development of kidney cysts; as well as abnormalities outside the kidneys; including brain aneurysms or weaknesses in blood vessels in the brain that balloon and fill with blood and may later rupture. A new study appearing in CJASN investigated whether patients with ADPKD; should routinely…

Asthma Patients Are Unable To Work To Their Full Potential

Asthma Patients Are Unable To Work To Their Full Potential

A new multi-national survey has revealed that asthma patients are missing nearly one-tenth of work hours due to their symptoms, which also results in a loss of productivity and affects their emotional well being. The World Health Organisation estimates that 235 million people around the world suffer from asthma. But little is known about the…

Smoking Might Affect Post Embolization PAVM Persistence Rates

Smoking Might Affect Post Embolization PAVM Persistence Rates

Smoking reduces the chances of a successful procedure to treat blood vessel abnormalities in the lungs; according to a study publish in the journal Radiology. Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) are abnormal connections between arteries and veins in the lungs. The abnormalities; so can become symptomatic and lead to potentially dangerous complications. PAVMs are strongly associate…