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The Likelihood Of A Melanoma Being Treated With Mohs Surgery

The researches find that the use of Mohs surgery for melanoma increased more than threefold, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in JAMA Dermatology. Michael P. Lee; from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk; and colleagues conducted a national cross-sectional analysis involving 79,108 patients undergoing surgical excision for melanoma from Jan. 1, 2001,…

Orthopedic Devices

Orthopedic Devices Help Improve The Function Of An Intact Limb

Patients using orthopedic devices: prosthetics, such as an artificial limb; and orthotics, which help improve the function of an intact limb, like a knee brace or custom shoe insert says researches. In recent years, these devices have become far more complex; and technologically advanced, to the point where they can sense walking patterns and modify…

Immune hematology

The Immune Cell Composition Of Multiple Murine Models And Clinical Datasets

The researches find that the immune cells within the tumor microenvironment contribute to tumor progression and, importantly, to the tumor’s response to therapy. But To better understand the specific roles different immune cell types play, a multi-institutional team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine profiled the immune cell composition of multiple murine models…

End Of Life Care For Patients With Advanced Kidney Disease

End Of Life Care For Patients With Advanced Kidney Disease

End of life care; In patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD), receiving high intensity care before death was linked with lower family satisfaction with care, while receiving palliative and hospice care was associated with greater family satisfaction. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of CJASN, raise concern that the intensive patterns of care…

Health Policy Prescribing Increasing States Health Spendings

Health Policy Prescribing Increasing States Health Spendings

According to health policy of India, the policy prescribing increasing states health spending to more than 8% of their annual budgets by the year 2020. Yet, none of the seven states studying for this report by the CAG spending that amount by 2017. But the Government stating that India unlikely to meet the health relating…

Radio diagnosis

X‐Ray Imaging Performance In Front‐ And Back‐Irradiation Geometries

The researches find that the The detective quantum efficiency (DQE) ;of indirect flat panel detectors (I‐FPDs);l is limit at higher x‐ray energies (e.g. 100‐140 kVp) by low absorption in their scintillating x‐ray conversion layer. Therefore While increasing the thickness of the scintillator can improve its x‐ray absorption efficiency, this approach is potentially limited by reduced…

Transfusion medicine

The Optimal Duration Of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy For Minor Stroke

The researches find that the dual antiplatelet therapy with clopidogrel and aspirin resulted in a net benefit vs aspirin alone when balancing the risks of a recurrent stroke against a hemorrhagic event; pooled data from two randomized, double-blind studies suggests. The analysis used individual patient-level data on more than 10,000 participants in the previously reported CHANCE and POINT…

Gastroenterology

Rates Of Colonoscopies Boosted By Text Reminders, Instructions

The researches find that the patients one week before they are scheduled for a colonoscopy dramatically decreased the “no show” rates, according to a recent study conducted by Penn Medicine researchers. Through sending reminders and instruction, opening the door for patients to ask questions; and sharing helpful links, the team increased rate of colonoscopies to…

Brain

Microgravity In Space And Its Effects On The Brain

Researchers from Russia and Belgium have found that space travel that leads to microgravity situations; may have a significant effect on the brains of humans. Cosmonauts who travel in space have shown alterations in their brain connections especially those associated; with movement and perception, explain the researchers. The study titled, “Alterations of Functional Brain Connectivity…

Prostate Cancer

New Treatment For Prostate Cancer By Blocking Specific Protein

Researchers in the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania says; that Blocking a kinase known as CDK7 sets off a chain reaction that results in the death of prostate cancer cells. The team identified the role of CDK7 as the on/off switch that controls Med-1; a process that works in partnership with the…