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A Protein Plays A Major Role in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Pulmonary arterial hypertension, a severe form of the cardiopulmonary disease in which the arteries that transport blood from the heart to the lungs become thickened, constricted, and scarred, is a disease for which there is no cure. Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital are unraveling the molecular mechanisms that may control PAH's development and progression in an effort toward finding treatments that can halt the disease's advancement.

Anesthesia Effects On Providers And Implications In Medicare

A study showed anesthesia services in the United States are predominantly provided by two types of providers: certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) and anesthesiologists. CRNAs are advanced practice nurses who have earned a baccalaureate degree, practiced at least one year as an acute care nurse, and have completed a graduate-level nurse anesthetist program. Anesthesiologists are physicians who have completed medical school, a clinical base year residency, and three years of residency in an anesthesia program.

Carbapenem-Resistant Bacteria Isolated From A Patient in the U.S.

Researchers from the Emory Antibiotic Resistance Center describe the first strain of carbapenem-resistant, hypermucoviscous Klebsiella pneumoniae exhibiting colistin heteroresistance and enhanced virulence isolated from a patient in the United States. The research is presented at ASM Microbe, the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, held from June 7th to 11th, in Atlanta, Georgia.