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New Critical Care Unit Treats Neurotrauma

A researcher working out the puzzles of brain trauma, looking for advances that could reduce neurological damage after injury, seizures, hemorrhages, strokes or other events. From the advent of “clot-busting” drug TPA, which first had to be given within three hours of a stroke and now can be successfully given up to six hours later in some circumstances, to a standard of care that changed just weeks ago, using a catheter to pull a blood clot out the brain of some stroke patients up to 24 hours after the stroke, Langdon has seen innovation dramatically change outcomes in neuro patients.

Pneumonia: An Apparent Triple Threat

Severe pneumonia causes a buildup of fluid in the lungs that makes the basics of breathing and getting oxygen out to the body difficult to impossible. Scientists are exploring a new target for treating both barrier leakiness and fluid buildup that, in lab animals and early human trials, seems to restore tight barriers and fluid clearance so we can breathe.

Infectious Period for Sexual Transmission of ZIKV is Shorter than Estimated Earlier, Study

Zika virus (ZIKV) may be sexually transmissible for a shorter period than previously estimated, according to a systematic review published in PLOS Medicine by Michel Counotte and Nicola Low of the University of Bern in Switzerland, and colleagues from the World Health Organization, US Centers for Disease Control and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. The review included analysis of data from both human and animal studies and was conducted to describe the epidemiology of sexual transmission of ZIKV.