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Suspicion For Acute Aortic Dissection Should Be Raised When Patients Have High Specificity

A study estimates that an appropriate clinical setting, suspicion for acute aortic dissection should be raised when patients present with findings that have high specificity and high positive likelihood ratio (hypotension, pulse deficit, or neurologic deficit). The study was published in the Journal of Academic Emergency Medicine. Acute aortic dissection is a life?threatening condition due to a tear in the aortic wall. It is difficult to diagnose and if missed carries a significant mortality.

New Glioblastoma Model Using Human Cerebral Organoids

Salk Institute scientists developed a new glioblastoma model using CRISPR/Cas9 manipulation in human cerebral organoids. The model, reported in the Cell Reports, could be used as a platform for tumor formation and allows researchers to study tumor progression, investigate new drugs or even personalize treatments for patients.

Low Testosterone Levels in Men Leads To Chronic Disease

A study found that low amounts of the hormone could also be associated with chronic disease, even among men 40 years of age and younger. A male's total testosterone level may be linked to more than just sexual health and mass muscle preservation. By looking at data for men from a population level, it has become evident over time that chronic disease is on the rise in older males," says Mark Peterson. The study was published in Scientific Reports. They studied this relationship among testosterone, age and chronic disease.

MRI Finds Spinal Cord Changes in Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique can detect the changes in resting-state spinal cord function in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), researchers from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center reported in the journal Brain.

This first application of these measures in patients living with MS, could lead to new ways to monitor the effectiveness of drug treatment and physical therapy in slowing or stopping the progression of this chronic and often debilitating disease.