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Hospital Infection Rates Tumbled After Move To Single Patient Rooms

Hospital Infection Rates Tumbled After Move To Single Patient Rooms

Hospital infection; The move to single patient rooms at the McGill University Health Centre’s (MUHC) Glen site in 2015 resulted in significantly reduced rates of hospital acquired infections, suggests a study publish today in the highly respect journal JAMA: Internal Medicine published by the American Medical Association. A team at the Research Institute of the…

Ovarian Cancer

FAK Makes Ovarian Cancer Cells Resistant To Chemotherapy

Although the number of women being diagnosed and dying of ovarian cancer is declining; recurrence, drug resistance and mortality remain high for women with high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma; the most common form of epithelial ovarian cancer. A new study in the journal eLife by University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers links changes…

Radio diagnosis

Tumor-Reprogrammed Resident T Cells Resist Radiation To Control Tumors

The researches find that the Successful combinations of radiation and immunotherapy depend on the presence of live T cells within the tumor; however, radiotherapy is believe to damage T cells. Here, based on longitudinal in vivo imaging and functional analysis; we report that a large proportion of T cells survive clinically relevant doses of radiation…

Sleep

Best Of Intentions Parents End Up Reinforcing Poor Sleep Habits

It is not easy to change poor sleep habits, it is not impossible particularly for children in preschool and elementary school, says Lynelle Schneeberg, PsyD, a Yale Medicine psychologist and author of “Become Your Child’s Sleep Coach: The Bedtime Doctor’s 5-Step Guide, Ages 3-10” (Lifelong Books). It’s with the best of intentions that parents end…

Donor Bacteria Cell Can Transfer Genes To A Recipient Cell

Donor Bacteria Cell Can Transfer Genes To A Recipient Cell

Bacteria usually clone themselves to reproduce, but they are also known to swap DNA. A donor bacteria cell can transfer genes to a recipient cell in a process called lateral gene transfer, which can happen through three mechanisms: transduction, conjugation, and transformation. The research group thinks this DNA exchange (and transformation in particular) could be governed…

Prurigo Nodularis Associated With Skin And Mental Health Disorders

Prurigo Nodularis Associated With Skin And Mental Health Disorders

Johns Hopkins researchers report that prurigo nodularis (PN), a skin disease characterize by severely itchy; firm bumps on the skin; may be associated with other inflammatory skin disorders as well as systemic and mental health disorders. Compare with other skin diseases, however, not much is known about PN. While symptoms of PN can be manage,…

Jellyfish

Dermatological Progression And Treatment Of Severe Jellyfish Sting

Jellyfish stings (envenomations) are a common affliction of ocean goers worldwide. Although many are simply a nuisance, some can be very severe or even fatal. The most severe non-anaphylactic reactions caused by jellyfish species that inhabit Indo-Pacific waters. Examples of species known to be clinically dangerous include the box jellyfish (Chironex fleckeri); sea nettle (Chrysaora…

Protozoan Disease Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) Expanding In Brazil

Protozoan Disease Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) Expanding In Brazil

As the study showing the protozoan disease visceral leishmaniasis (VL) has recently expanded to places where it had not previously been reported and has expanded its geographic distribution within countries where it was already endemic. The study describing three dispersion routes that have moved Leishmania infantum into and through central-Southern Brazil, helping shed light on…

Hematology

Blood Purification And Mortality In Sepsis and Septic Shock

The researches find that the sepsis and septic shock are severe inflammatory conditions related to high morbidity and mortality. They performed a systematic review with meta-analysis of randomized trials to assess whether extracorporeal blood purification reduces mortality in this setting. sepsis remains one of the main causes of morbidity and mortality in the intensive care…

Developing A CYP2C19 Genotype Guided Strategy For Testing

Developing A CYP2C19 Genotype Guided Strategy For Testing

According to the study this finding and developing a CYP2C19 genotype guided strategy; in which patients with no loss of function of allele were treating with clopidogrel and those with the allele were giving ticagrelor or prasugrel. These patients are at risk for stent thrombosis but also spontaneous myocardial infarction. therefore treated, most of the…

UTI

Lower UTI In Primary Care Receives An Antibiotic

Study findings published in EClincialMedicine showed that more than 85% of patients in England were diagnosed; with a lower UTI in primary care receive an antibiotic on the same day, and that most do not have a recorded urine test within 10 days of diagnosis. “They found that less than one in five patients treated for a…

Hemodialysis

Extended Hemodialysis Without Dietary Restrictions Increase BMI

Low body mass index (BMI) is a potential risk factor for mortality in patients on maintenance hemodialysis. This suggests the usefulness of BMI as a prognostic factor and implies the importance of nutritional status; inflammation, and oxidative stress, all of which affect BMI. They aimed to evaluate BMI changes over time and the mortality risk…