The urine of kidney disease patients contains a diverse mix of bacteria such as Staphylococcus and Streptococcus, according to a study by researchers at Loyola Medicine and Loyola University Chicago.
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When current literature is reviewed, researchers found that factors that influence renal function after partial nephrectomy, are multifactorial
Researchers have conducted a study to examine outcomes in nursing home residents with advanced dementia and hip fracture. They discovered that advanced dementia residents have a lower mortality rate after 6 months if they undergo surgical repair. Those advanced dementia patients managed with surgery also reported less pain and fewer pressure ulcers than those whose proxies chose a palliative care approach in lieu of surgery. The study was published in the JAMA Internal Medicine.
Though hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) is – as the name suggests – a hereditary disorder, most people are not diagnosed with the disease until they are adults because the telltale symptoms often do not develop until patients are in their late teens or early 20s. As a result, there is little data on the efficacy or value of the available diagnostic tools in children and even less on the potential effects HHT may have on them as the disorder progresses.
Kessler Foundation, a leader in rehabilitation research, has partnered with Virtualware Group, an international leader in immersive and interactive technologies, to create a virtual reality (VR) based treatment for spatial neglect, the most common spatial deficit after stroke.
The treatment called VR-SRT System, which will be under direction of Peii Chen, is an intervention that enhances therapy participation through a safe, interactive, and game-like VR environment. The flexibility of the VR-SRT System allows the tool to be implemented in various clinical settings and the home.
According to a study, researchers examine that for patients undergoing hip fracture fixation, general anesthesia(GA) is associated with increased 90-day mortality compared with spinal anesthesia(SA). They conducted a retrospective study to examine the correlation of anesthetic technique and mortality in patients undergoing hip fracture fixation over a 13-year period.
A nationally representative survey among pediatricians was conducted from June 2017 through September 2017 to assess the extent to which delays in receipt of influenza vaccine from private and Vaccines For Children (VFC) program stocks pose problems and provider contingency plans in the event of influenza vaccine delays.
According to the research, a brain-imaging study offers new support for the idea that infants can accurately track other people's beliefs
The frequency with which patients in the Netherlands request a specific intervention during visits with their primary care providers has increased during the past 30 years, as has physicians' compliance with these requests, new data show.
New research challenges the perception that patients with chronic pain receiving long-term opioid therapy don't want to get off these drugs, or can't do so without experiencing increased pain.
Federal advisers dealt a setback to the developers of the experimental medicine stannsoporfin for newborns who cannot quickly clear bilirubin and thus risk developing jaundice, by a 21-3 vote recommending rejection of manufacturer Mallinckrodt's application for approval of the drug.
Sexual assault kits that might contain evidence for criminal investigations and prosecutions must be submitted to crime laboratories to begin the process of seeking justice for victims of sexual assault.