All news from Anaesthesiology

Cryo Electron Microscopy Visualize The Shapes Of Biological Molecules

The imaging method called cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) allows researchers to visualize the shapes of biological molecules with an unprecedented level of detail. Researchers used cryo-EM to show the structure of a version of a virus called an AAV2, advancing the technique’s capabilities and the virus’ potential as a delivery vehicle for gene therapies. The study was published in Nature Communications.

High Cost Of Insulin Leads To Deadly Rationing

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a terrible way to die. It’s what happens when you don’t have enough insulin. Your blood sugar gets so high that your blood becomes highly acidic, your cells dehydrate, and your body stops functioning. Nicole Smith-Holt lost her son to diabetic ketoacidosis, three days before his payday, because he couldn’t afford his insulin. It shouldn’t have a happened. That cause of death of diabetic ketoacidosis should have never happened.

Jury 'Still Out' on Adjuvant Therapy in Kidney Cancer

In an editorial published online September 1 in the Annals of Oncology, Giuseppe Procopio, MD, Department of Medical Oncology, Fondazione IRCCS Instituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy, and colleagues point out that in the pivotal trial of the adjuvant use of sunitinib (Sutent, Pfizer Inc), the drug did not improve overall survival, although there was an increase in disease-free survival

Cancer Cells Killed with Bioadhesive, Wirelessly-Powered Implant, Findings

A new wirelessly-powered light-emitting device, which sticks onto animal tissue like a sticker with tissue-adhesive and elastic nanosheets, could possibly facilitate treatment for hard-to-detect microtumors and deeply located lesions that are hard to reach with standard phototherapy.

If clinically applied, the device could be beneficial for cancer patients who seek minimally invasive treatment, helping them live longer and improve their quality of life.

Treatable Diseases not the Heathcare Access for More Indians deaths

Some 2.4 million Indians die of treatable conditions every year, the worst situation among 136 nations studied for a report published in The Lancet. Poor care quality leads to more deaths than insufficient access to healthcare–1.6 million Indians died due to the poor quality of care in 2016, nearly twice as many as due to non-utilisation of healthcare services (838,000 persons).