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Patients More Likely To Visit Emergency Department

According to a new study, research examining patients who received home care visits from nurses were more likely to visit the emergency department during the evening on the same day, particularly for non-urgent issues. An emergency department visit is not necessarily a negative outcome, but may be if a frail patient could more appropriately be treated by their usual community-based providers who know them best.

Hiatal Hernia : Opioids Over-Prescribed after Surgery

The increase in opioid deaths in the last 20 years led a medical student at the University of Michigan Medical School and colleagues to look at excessive opioids prescribed to treat acute surgical pain following various procedures.

Alyssa A. Mazurek presented a study during the American Association for Thoracic Surgery's 98th Annual Meeting that assessed patterns of opioid prescribing for open and laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair (HHR) and found that patients used far fewer opioids than were actually prescribed.

New Method Is Identified To Treat Melanoma

A new research discovered drugs that induce a self-inflicted cell-death process called ferroptosis could be used to target de-differentiated melanoma cells, thereby increasing the efficacy of both targeted and immune therapies. Ferroptosis is much more recently discovered and fundamentally different from apoptosis. Ferroptosis is mechanistically founded on the insufficient anti-oxidant protection of cellular lipid membranes, whereas the death pathway of apoptosis is mechanistically linked to the mitochondria of the cell.

Two Hormones That Play A Major Role In Type 2 Diabetes

According to a study, researchers have created a new technique to hunt for hormones that influence how organs and tissues communicate with each other. The method enabled them to find naturally occurring molecules that play major roles in Type 2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. The study was published in Cell Metabolism.

Routine HIV testing Encouraged Through a Mobile App

A mobile app that aims to encourage getting tested for HIV on a regular basis among men who have sex with men should include an HIV test location finder and help them track their sexual activities, according to research by the University of Hawai?i at M?noa Office of Public Health Studies (OPHS) in collaboration with the University of Minnesota. The study is in the latest issue of the Journal of Medical Internet Research: Public Health & Surveillance.