Patients with diabetes generally rely on constant injections of insulin to control their disease. But MIT spinout Sigilon Therapeutics is developing an implantable, insulin-producing device that may one day make injections obsolete.
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Researchers determine that Complications, including death, are more common after hysterectomies performed by surgeons who do only one such procedure per year. Complications, including death, are more common after hysterectomies performed by surgeons who do only one such procedure per year. For some patients, targeted referral strategies may be warranted.
Researchers examined that comprehensive care to patients with coronary artery disease (CAD), proactive depression screening may not always rank high on the list of first-priority concerns. However, Florida State University researchers who surveyed years of data on epidemiological and clinical factors suggest that depression screening should be at the forefront of any CAD treatment program. The study was published in the journal Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Exercise should now be a part of the standard of care in treating all patients with cancer, according to a new position statement from the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA), the country's leading organization for cancer professionals.
A study examined community-dwelling Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and older who were asked about sleep disturbances, 56% were estimated to be at high risk of obstructive sleep apnea, but only 8% of the high-risk individuals had been tested for it. Of those tested, 94% were diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. The study was published in The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Researchers have successfully generated controlled electron pulses in the attosecond range. They used optical travelling waves that are formed by laser pulses of varying wavelengths. The movements of electrons in atoms were revealed using attosecond free-electron pulses. The study was published in the journal Physical Review Letters .
The amino acid homocysteine occurs naturally in the human body, generated as a byproduct of methionine metabolism. Genetic diseases or an imbalanced diet, with too much red meat or deficiencies in B vitamins and folic acid, however, can lead to high homocysteine levels, a condition known as hyperhomocysteinemia. This condition causes considerable harm to the heart but can also affect the brain.
Patients who need frequent hospitalization account for a disproportionate amount of health care spending in the United States. In 2012, the University of Chicago Medicine funded by a Health Care Innovation Award from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation began enrolling patients in a clinical trial designed to test an imaginative way to reduce such hospital stays.
Pupillary response by pupillary dilatation reflex (PDR) is a robust reflex, even measurable during general anaesthesia. However, the ability of infrared pupillometry to detect PDR differences obtained by the intraoperative opioid administration in anesthetized patients remains largely unknown. They analyzed the performance of automated infrared pupillometry in detecting differences in pupillary dilatation reflex response by an inbuilt standardized nociceptive stimulation program in patients under general anesthesia with a standardized propofol/fentanyl scheme.
A new study led by a team at the Research Institute of the MUHC (RI-MUHC) in Montreal has revealed that pregnant women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may be able to use certain RA drugs without possible increased health risks to their unborn babies. The research findings are published today in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology
A new study is designed to investigate the role of the Notch1 receptor in myocardial IR injury under simulated weightlessness. The differences in Notch signaling expression and myocardial infarct size following myocardial IR were compared between normal rats and tail?suspended rats that were kept in 30? head?down tilt and hindlimb unloading position. The gravitational ?eld is an important determinant of cardiovascular function.