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Total knee replacement

Poverty Fails To Explain Racial Disparities In Total Knee Replacement

Poverty does not increase the risk for total knee replacement failure or revision among black or white patients, and fails to explain observed racial disparities associated with the procedure, according to data published in Arthritis Care & Research. “Blacks are at increased risk of total knee replacement (TKR) revision than whites; and blacks report significantly…

Telestroke To Treat People Suffering From Stroke

Telestroke To Treat People Suffering From Stroke

Telestroke; In this study doctors have about three hours to administer the most effective treatment for the most common type of stroke. If they miss that window, recovery becomes questionable, and survival rates plummet. Amelia Adcock, associate director of the West Virginia University Stroke Center, is customizing an app that helps first responders in West…

Family medicine

Curriculum Designed To Educate Primary Care Providers

The researches find that the  a new core curriculum designed to educate primary care providers on the prevention, assessment and treatment of substance use disorders (SUD) throughout the continuum of care. The new 22-module core curriculum is create by Providers Clinical Support System; a program funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration…

Anti Retroviral Therapy For Selective Small Molecule That Suppresses HIV

Anti Retroviral Therapy For Selective Small Molecule That Suppresses HIV

The study discovering a new potential medication; that works with an HIV infected person’s own body to further suppress the ever present but silent virus that available HIV treatments are unable to combat. Although the potential new drug could complement the current HIV anti retroviral therapy medications; it may also be possible that it could…

Nuclear medicine

FDG-PET Are Approved Diagnostic Methods For Alzheimer’s Disease

The researches find that the Alzheimer’s and mild cognitive impairment (MCI); as compared to florbetapir-PET scans; which reveal amyloid protein deposits in the brain. This suggests that FDG-PET is also a better means for determining the effectiveness of Alzheimer’s therapies, as well as tracking patients’ disease advancement; in both clinical and research settings. Results of this…

Medical genetics

Genetic Sequences Of People With Epilepsy

The study find that the patients from Austin Health and the University of Melbourne have been involved in the largest ever study looking at the genetic sequences of people with epilepsy. The international research; published this week in the American Journal of Human Genetics; involved almost 18,000 people worldwide and identified rare genetic variations that associated…

The Blood Clotting Proteins In Urine As Biomarkers Of Lupus Nephritis

The Blood Clotting Proteins In Urine As Biomarkers Of Lupus Nephritis

The study reporting in arthritis research and therapy that clotting proteins; both those that promote blood clots (pro-thrombotic) and those that work to dissipate them; are elevating in the urine of patients who suffer from lupus nephritis; and anti-thrombotic molecules such as tissue factor pathway inhibitor; and fibrinolytic molecules such as plasmin and d-dimer as…

Nutrition

Maternal And Child Health Are Related To Nutrition

In many parts of the world maternal and child health outcomes are increasingly impact by indirect causes; many of which are related to nutrition. Women with diabetes, anemia or who are overweight are at a higher risk of childbirth-related complications. Their newborns, in turn, are also at a higher risk of experiencing adverse health outcomes…

Improved Heart Attack Repair By Stem Cell Derived Heart Muscles

Improved Heart Attack Repair By Stem Cell Derived Heart Muscles

The heart cannot regenerate muscle tissue after a heart attack has killed part of the muscle wall. That dead tissue can strain surrounding muscle, leading to a lethal heart enlargement. Biomedical engineers believe they can aid the failing heart by using pluripotent stem cells to grow heart muscle cells outside of the body, and then injecting those muscle cells or adding…

Pensions Crisis Leading Senior Doctors To Reduce Their Hours

Pensions Crisis Leading Senior Doctors To Reduce Their Hours

Any attempt by the Government to address the pensions crisis leading senior doctors to reduce their hours must include proper tax reform if it is to avert this “grave threat” to staff and patients, the BMA says. The BMA’s comments are in response to an article in the Sunday Times by Prime Minister Boris Johnson,…

General medicine

Family Influence Key In Spread Of Opioid Use

The researches find that the opioid painkiller into a home can double the chances someone else living in the home seeks out the addictive drugs on his or her own, But according to a new paper from two UC Berkeley researchers. The study, published in the American Sociological Review, found the chances that a person…

Exercise For Children From Childhood To End Of Life

Exercise For Children From Childhood To End Of Life

Exercise for children; In this study richard Carpenter, 75, was going through the mail one day last year when he saw a postcard from UCI seeking participants for a study on whether exercise can help with age-related memory loss. “They almost put it into the recycle pile,” Carpenter says. “But they mentioned it to my…