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PET/MRI Gain Recognition As Indispensable Tools Of Clinical Diagnostics

In the era of personalized precision medicine, positron emission tomography (PET) and related hybrid methods like PET/CT and PET/MRI gain recognition as indispensable tools of clinical diagnostics. A broader implementation of these imaging modalities in clinical routine is closely dependent on the increased availability of established and emerging PET-tracers; which in turn could be accessible…

When Physicians Integrate With Hospitals, Costs Go Up

When Physicians Integrate With Hospitals, Costs Go Up

When physicians integrate with hospitals, the cost of health care rises even though there’s no evidence patients get better treatment, according to a new paper by experts at Rice University and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX). As hospitals gain more control over physicians, they may incentivize delivery of more services but not…

Peptide Hydrogel Can Heal Model Of Traumatic Brain Injury

Peptide Hydrogel Can Heal Model Of Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) defined as a bump, blow or jolt to the head that disrupts normal brain function sent 2.5 million people in the U.S. to the emergency room in 2014, according to statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Today, researchers report a self-assembling peptide hydrogel that; when injected into…

Long Term Mortality In Patients With Heart Failure

Long Term Mortality In Patients With Heart Failure

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) use is with reduce short and long term mortality in patients with heart failure; according to late breaking research present in a Hot Line Session today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology and publish in Circulation. Patients with heart failure are at increase risk of potentially lethal…

Transfusion medicine

Synergistic Connection Between Two Deadly Blood-Clotting Diseases

The researches find that the blood-clotting diseases, namely thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, or TTP, and hemolytic uremic syndrome, or HUS, show similar pathologies a multitude of painful blockages in small blood vessels that cause varying degrees of organ injury throughout the body. However, the two disorders have distinct biological mechanisms. Therefore Now, in a preclinical study…

General medicine

Garlic Has A Rich And Interesting History As A Medicinal Food

The researches find that the few ingredients span the range of international cuisines as much as garlic. Garlic has a rich and interesting history as both a flavoring and a medicinal food. The bulb of a plant in the allium family (along with onions and chives), garlic contains potent antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, and is…

Gastroenterology

The Average Cost Of A Hospitalization To Treat A Post Colonoscopy Infection

The researches find that the a team of Johns Hopkins data researchers is studying the economic and safety implications associated with the devices used to perform colonoscopy. Gastroenterology researcher Susan Hutfless led a first-of-its-kind study published online last week in the BMJ journal Gut; reporting that while disposable devices might lead to lower rates of post colonoscopy infection; institutions that perform…

Visual

Altered Visual Processing A Nonverbal Marker Of Autism

Patients with autism may have altered visual processing; which could serve as an objective, nonverbal neural marker of the disorder, new research suggests. Using electroencephalography (EEG), investigators found that adults with autism have differences; in the part of the brain that processes visual information and these differences used to predict which individuals have autism. “This…

Immune System Responding To The Acute Dengue Fever

Immune System Responding To The Acute Dengue Fever

According to the study, the researchers have come one step closer to understanding; that how the immune system responding to the acute dengue fever; a disease that has affected hundreds of thousands of people in Southeast Asia this summer alone. But the research study showing that so-called natural killer cells were especially active shortly after…

Nuclear medicine

Innovative Magnetic Nanoparticles For PET/MRI Bimodal Imaging

The study find that the magnetic iron oxide NPs are nowadays used as potential multimodal imaging probes such as PET/MRI, MRI/ultrasound (US),MRI/computed tomography (CT), or PET/near-infrared fluorescence/MRI. Therefore It can be highly beneficial to combine PET with MRI. PET is highly sensitive and particularly well suited for molecular imaging. The simultaneous use of MRI and PET…

Sleep

Parents Should Help The Children With Better Sleep Patterns

Parents should help their children with better sleep patterns; along with any problem behavioural issues, because this can lead to severe insomnia in middle age, a groundbreaking new study shows. Published in JAMA Network Open journal today, Australian researchers have used data from a long-running UK population study to find links between moderate to severe…

Psoriasis Is Generally Thought To Be A Genetic Disease

Psoriasis Is Generally Thought To Be A Genetic Disease

Can behavioural modifications impact patients with psoriasis? Researchers in Taiwan explore this question by performing a systematic cochran review, in which they compared behavioural modifications such as weight reduction, alcohol abstinence, smoking cessation and exercise to usual care.Psoriasis is generally thought to be a genetic disease that is trigger by environmental factors. In twin studies,…