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Bangladesh Medical Students' Society to organize National General Assembly on Oct 5

The BMSS wants to play a key role in the professional development of medical students by involving them in national and international training programs. The Bangladesh Medical Students’ Society (BMSS) is hosting the fourth National General Assembly (NGA) on October 5. In preparation for the event, the BMSS is currently offering training to medical students through a pre-NGA workshop, which will host a total of seven training sessions.

Tuberculosis Treatment: Genome Sequencing Replaces Standard Resistance Testing

An international research team from the CRyPTIC Consortium has taken a critical step forward in the fight against tuberculosis: a large-scale genome analysis of over 10,000 pathogen strains has shown that genome sequencing can improve tuberculosis treatment. Furthermore: the method has the potential to completely replace time-intensive phenotypic resistance testing. The results of this study, led by the University of Oxford, have been published in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Vaccine Research Against Cryptosporidium, New Study

In May, just before one of the hottest summers on record, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning about diseases lurking in recreational water facilities like swimming pools and water playgrounds. The culprit in nine out of ten cases in which an infectious cause was identified was the microscopic parasite Cryptosporidium.

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement With Shorter Hospital Display

In the largest multi-institutional study to date, led by researchers from Penn Medicine, the team found that among patients who underwent a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a high number experienced severe and moderate cases of prosthesis-patient mismatch (PPM), meaning the implanted heart valve is too small for the patient which can lead to inadequate blood flow.

The team also found that the risk of death and of heart failure readmissions were 19% and 12% higher, respectively, after one year as compared to patients without severe PPM. Results of the study were presented today as a late-breaking abstract at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2018 meeting in San Diego and simultaneously published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.