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New Treatment Regimen For The Most Deadly Tuberculosis

New Treatment Regimen For The Most Deadly Tuberculosis

New drug has been approved as part of a powerful, three pronged treatment regimen for the most deadly strain of tuberculosis, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday. Pretomanid tablets were approved to be used with bedaquiline and linezolid in adults with extensive multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) of the lungs. Caused by a bacterium that…

Sleep apnea

3-D Facial Photography Offers Quick Way To Predict Sleep Apnea

Three-dimensional facial photography can provide a simple; and highly accurate method of predicting the presence of obstructive sleep apnea, according to a study led by The University of Western Australia. The research, published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine; builds on previous work identifying that the structure of the face; head and neck played…

Transfusion medicine

Research Made Bone Marrow Transplants Safer And Vastly Expanded

The study find that the immunologist whose pioneering research made bone marrow transplants safer and vastly expanded the pool of potential donors to patients with leukemia and other blood disorders, died on July 31 at his home in Mercer Island, Wash. He was 76. Therefore The cause was pancreatic cancer, his wife, Suzanne Hansen, said.…

End of life care

Managing Expectations For End Of Life Care For Patients with Cancer

There are key steps that nurses can follow to improve upon patient expectations and their understanding of end-of-life care. “Be prepare before you go into that room,” Brianna Kirkland, RN, Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care; said during a presentation at the 3rd Annual School of Nursing Oncology, where she discuss these steps. Before…

Researchers Identify Subtypes Of Squamous Cell Lung Cancer

Researchers Identify Subtypes Of Squamous Cell Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer relate deaths in the United States; with squamous cell lung cancer (SCC) being one of the common types. Despite improved knowledge of the molecular alterations in SCC; little is understood about how the alterations contribute to the development of the cancer; also how potential vulnerabilities could…

Space

Disease On Earth Can Be Detected By Technology Designed For Space

Researchers at King’s are now trialling the use of a simple breath test device developed by RAL; Space to study gases in the Martian atmosphere. The device known as a Laser Isotope Ratiometer (LIR) can provide instant results; helping doctors start treatment earlier which could reduce the number of sepsis linked deaths. In the UK…

The Impact From The Additional Dose Of The Rotavirus Vaccine

The Impact From The Additional Dose Of The Rotavirus Vaccine

The study predicting that the modest impact from the additional dose of the rotavirus vaccine; According to the study by giving children an additional dose of rotavirus vaccine; when they are nine months old would provide only a modest improvement in the vaccine’s effectiveness in low-income countries concerned about waning protection against the highly contagious…