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Southern Bangladesh: Revisiting Poverty Reduction Approach

Propelled by improvements in health and education, reduced vulnerability, and economic growth, Bangladesh is expected to leave the LDC category by 2024. The country has witnessed significant struggles to improve the well-being of its people. It has successfully continued to maintain a six-percent growth over the last six years for which the efforts of its government and especially relentless hard work by the working-class people are to be credited.

Importantly, the country has done remarkably well in reducing extreme poverty from 34% down to 13% in just 16 years (World Bank, 2017). However, the question is what else it needs to do to maintain its progression.

To Compare Spinal-Epidural With Epidural Analgesia And Their Effects

A study is to determine combined spinal-epidural with epidural analgesia in terms of their effect on duration of stage I labor, maternal, and neonatal outcomes. Neuraxial anesthesia is considered as the gold standard in the control labor of pain. Its variants are epidural analgesia and combined spinal–epidural analgesia. Few studies, as yet, have investigated the duration of labor as a primary outcome. Some authors have suggested that combined spinal-epidural analgesia may reduce labor duration but at the moment the benefit of shortening labor is uncertain.

PDD Blue Cystoscopy System: Detection of NMIBC Tumors Made Easy

KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc., announces the commercial launch of the PDD Blue Light Flexible Video Cystoscopy System for enhanced detection of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). This announcement follows the approval of a supplemental new drug application and a Premarket Approval supplement from the USFDA extending the indication for Blue Light Cystoscopy with Cysview®(BLCC) to include use of the new KARL STORZ PDD Blue Light Flexible Video Cystoscope.

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Reveals Effects Of Targeted treatments

Researchers investigated the mechanisms behind a potential targeted treatment for a subtype of the deadly brains tumors called gliomas. They describe using magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) imaging which reflects metabolic rather than structural aspects of tissues to determine whether treatment with an investigational IDH1 inhibitor reduced levels of a tumor-associated metabolite in patients with IDH1-mutated gliomas participating in a clinical trial. The study was published in Nature Communications.

Sepsis: Surviving Campaign Focuses on Critical First Hour

For patients with sepsis, a serious infection causing widespread inflammation, immediate treatment is essential to improve the chances of survival. An updated "Hour-1 Bundle" of the international, evidence-based guidelines for treatment of sepsis is introduced in the issue of Critical Care Medicine. The official journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), Critical Care Medicine is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.