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Influenza Vaccine: Phase 2 Clinical Study Begins

A Phase 2 clinical trial of an investigational universal influenza vaccine intended to protect against multiple strains of the virus has begun in the U.S. The study is sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and is being conducted at four U.S. sites that are part of the NIAID-funded Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Units (VTEUs).

The trial is testing an experimental vaccine called M-001 for safety and its ability to produce potentially broad protective immune responses, both on its own and when followed by a standard, licensed seasonal influenza vaccine.

Taking Care Of A Ill Patient During End Of Life

A study declines that taking care of illness during a terminal period, due to infection or trauma. When they are older caused by chronic medical conditions such as heart, kidney or lung disease, diabetes or dementia. The good news is that we are living longer. The bad news is that many more of us will live long enough to die from complicated health conditions which often need care over many months or even years.

AYUSH: Effects of Ayurvedic Medicines Probed

In another push for Ayurveda, a combined research by the Directorate of Ayurveda and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is probing the effects of ayurvedic medicines in the treatment of osteoporosis in women over 40 years of age.

About 1,000 women have been screened in the bone health clinic of the National Institute of Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH) in Naigaon. Of these, 200 women were diagnosed with osteoporosis. The Ayurvedic treatment, comprising Mukta Shukti medicine, will be undertaken for three months on these women.

Anesthesia Drugs That Most Surgery Patients Need During and After Surgery

A new study shows that U.S. hospitals are running short of the injectable opioids and anaesthesia drugs that most surgery patients need during and after their procedures. More than 98% of anesthesiologists responding to the survey said they regularly experience shortages of these drugs. And recent efforts by the federal government to curb the opioid crisis—by cutting back on the raw materials used to make opioids.

Management of Pulmonary Hydatid Cysts

In this article, researchers report a series of cases of solitary pulmonary hydatid cyst managed with a new minimally invasive technique using video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery with mini-thoracotomy in order to prevent spillage and facilitate management of the residual cavity and control of the associated bronchial fistulas.

Continued Positive Results for the Mitraclip Device, new Findings

The post-approval study evaluating the safety and efficacy of MitraClip in a real-world, commercial setting was presented today as late-breaking clinical science at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2018 Scientific Sessions.

The prospective, single-arm, multi-center, observational study entitled, The Abbott Post-Approval Study 1 MitraClip Registry: 1-year Results of the First 2,000 Patients in the Transcatheter Valve Therapy Registry, is the first to include echocardiographic, functional and quality of life outcomes.