A study aims to provide guidance to health care providers as well as government and health system planners, based on recent evidence. Community-based health care providers, such as physicians, nurse practitioners, and others, should be aware of services and resources to help people living at home with dementia as well as their caregivers. The study was published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
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Thirteen years after the first successful face transplant, US trauma surgeons should be aware of the current role of facial transplantation for patients with severe facial disfigurement.
Researchers have gained new information on brain activity during general anesthesia by recording changes in the electrical activity of the brain. They discovered that changes in electroencephalogram correlated with the loss of consciousness itself and also by the non-specific effects of the drugs. Nearly all participants recalled dreaming during unresponsiveness and, somewhat surprisingly, words presented during anesthesia were still processed in the brain even though the participants were unable to recall them later.
Seaweeds contain many biological components including proteins, peptides, amino acids, fibers, lipids, pigments, phenols, and polysaccharides, making them an attractive source for potential agricultural and health benefits.
People walk into an emergency room because something is wrong. It might be life-threatening or benign. It could cause long-term damage if ignored, or it may be fine to wait out the symptoms. The study primary goals when we see patients in the emergency department are to assess whether the patient is in immediate danger, to stabilize the patient, and then to diagnose if possible.
But sometimes achieving these goals is not enough to meet a patient's expectations. The study was published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. To better understand the reasons for patient dissatisfaction with ER visits, and to address whether ER physicians are providing care that meets the patients' needs. Researchers engaged 30 individuals who recently visited the ER in open-ended phone discussions and then analyzed their responses by identifying emerging themes.
Scientists have developed an immunotherapy that uses immune cells cultured from stem cells instead of cells that are taken from patients to seek and destroy cancer cells.
Arterial stiffness is one of the early signs of cardiovascular disease, and arterial stiffening has been observed in children. A recent study suggests that an easy-to-use, non-invasive method can produce reproducible estimates of arterial stiffness in adolescents aged 16-19 years. The study was published in the journal Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging.
Researchers aim to investigate clinical covariates that are associated with low patient satisfaction in parturients receiving labor neuraxial analgesia. Epidural analgesia is a popular choice for labor pain relief. Patient satisfaction is an important patient-centric outcome because it can significantly influence both mother and child. However, there is limited evidence in the correlations between clinical determinants and patient satisfaction.
Exposure to ultra-high-strength MRI may release toxic mercury from amalgam fillings in teeth, according to a new study appearing online in the journal Radiology. The effect was not seen, however, in the lower strength, more commonly used 1.5-Tesla (T) MRI.
An editorial published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggested that the cause of most persistent non-traumatic musculoskeletal pain cannot be adequately explained by traditional approaches such as taking scans