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.
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Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide and the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths. The cause of death in patients with colorectal cancer is liver metastasis, with nearly 70% of patients eventually developing a liver tumor.
Researchers from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School have discovered a new treatment for asthma and other respiratory disorders such as chronic obstruction pulmonary disease (COPD). The discovery, reported in Science Translational Medicine, could lead to an increased effectiveness of drug therapy for millions of sufferers.
According to the study, drinking alcohol may be linked to the pre-menstrual syndrome, or PMS for short suggests a pooled analysis of published study data in the online journal BMJ Open
According to a study, researchers examine that physician assistant (PAs), perform more skin biopsies per case of skin cancer diagnosed and diagnosis and dermatologists. The study was published in JAMA Dermatology.
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.
In the present study, researchers investigated a novel neurotrophic factor mesencephalic astrocyte-derived neurotrophic factor (MANF) in the retina
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.
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.
According to the study, researchers explained the most common mechanism of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) failures included aseptic loosening, instability and malalignment