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Engaging patients in the redesign of health care services can lead to reduced hospital admissions and more efficient and effective health care, a study led by a St. Michael's Hospital researcher suggests.
A team of scientists and clinicians have developed a faster and more accurate way to test new treatments for the most aggressive form of prostate cancer
Black lung on the rise since 2000
This study found the national prevalence of coal worker's pneumoconiosis (black lung) is increasing among working coal miners. In central Appalachia, 20.6% of miners working more than 25 years have black lung disease.
Postoperative complications increase mortality and reduce the quality of life after surgery. Recently, numbers of elderly patients with severe comorbidity who are in need of a surgical service have increased, as well as the numbers of patients who are at risk of postoperative complications. Thus, health care systems should strive to reduce postoperative complications and mortality by improving postoperative care after elective surgery.
Inflammation is part of the body's natural healing process. But when it becomes chronic, inflammation can lead to cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and other conditions. Inflammasomes—protein-based molecular machines—trigger inflammation in response to different signals generated by cell stress, tissue injury or infectious organisms
Inflammation plays a key role in improving the ability to relearn motor skills lost as a result of spinal cord injuries, such as grasping objects, new University of Alberta research shows.
Researchers have developed a novel method to study the influence of surface nanotopography on human fibrinogen adsorption at a given surface chemistry. Well-ordered arrays of nanoholes with different diameters down to 45 nm and a depth of 50 nm were fabricated in silicon by electron beam lithography and reactive ion etching. The nanostructured chip was used as a model system to understand the effect of the size of the nanoholes on fibrinogen adsorption.
Fluorescence imaging, using the intrinsic fluorescence of proteins, was used to characterize the effect of the nanoholes on fibrinogen adsorption. Atomic force microscopy was used as a complementary technique for further characterization of the interaction. The results demonstrate that as the size of the nanoholes is reduced to 45 nm, fibrinogen adsorption is significantly increased.
A new gene associated with disease severity in models of rheumatoid arthritis has been identified by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The discovery could provide a new pathway for treatment and a way to measure the prognosis of patients diagnosed with the autoimmune condition
Stretching before exercise has no impact on an athlete’s performance on the field, new research from Edith Cowan University has found. But it’s not time to stop stretching completely, with researchers noting it does seem to offer psychological benefits and may help to reduce the risk of injury.