A study mentions that patients presenting with acute non-traumatic headache concerning for subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) undergo lumbar puncture (LP) when non-contrast head computed tomography (CT) is negative. The diagnostic yield of this approach is unknown. Aneurysmal SAH despite being a low incidence condition is associated with a high rate of mortality and morbidity. Moreover, missed SAH is a common concern among emergency providers.
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Every cell in your body is enclosed by a cell membrane, a lipid bilayer that separates the cell's contents from its surroundings. Residing within the cell membrane itself, molecules move around like ballet dancers on a stage.The proteins in the cell membrane undergo elegantly coordinated dances to relay messages between the cell and its environment.
According to a study, researchers found that dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Radiesse, and Sculptra can smooth ''laugh lines" and other wrinkles and restore a youthful appearance. A participant injected filler into his forehead, under his chin, and in the ''laugh lines'' around his mouth. A couple of days later, they had bumps on their face.
The news of the apparent poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia produced a lot of speculation over what might have made two people very ill so suddenly. All sorts of wild theories can emerge in situations like this where so little information is known for certain.
Researchers from the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), London have developed a virtual, computerized cell model of tumors to predict the success of a new tumor-heating technology against cancer, which uses targeted sound waves to heat and destroy tumors.
Older women who report the long-term use of antibiotics showed an increase in all-cause mortality and notably higher rates of cardiovascular mortality compared with those with no antibiotic use suggested a new study.
A new study examined that the adults with diabetes are less likely to visit the dentist than people with prediabetes or without diabetes. The study was published in The Journal of the American Dental Association. They showed an overall decline in dental visits among adults with and without diabetes, but people with diabetes were consistently the least likely to obtain oral health care.
Multiple studies published in the journal Health Affairs and JAMA Internal Medicine show that hospital payment experiment in Maryland failed to deliver on the promise of shifting care from hospitals toward less expensive outpatient and primary care settings. The weak incentives for doctors may have limited the program's effectiveness.
In hookworms that infect and feed on the blood of mice, scientists have discovered a key step in blood digestion that can be targeted to disrupt the parasite's development and survival.
These findings, published in PLOS Pathogens by Tiffany Bouchery of Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, New Zealand, and colleagues could help pave the way to new treatments against hookworms in humans.
Researchers used bioluminescence from a marine animal for a novel assay to determine the efficacy of cancer therapies. A test based on luciferases enzymes responsible for bioluminescence from certain small crustaceans and deep-sea shrimp was developed.
A randomized study determines that Tonsillectomy (TE) or adenotonsillectomy (ATE) may have a beneficial effect on the clinical course in children with the Periodic Fever, Aphthous stomatitis, Pharyngitis and cervical Adenitis (PFAPA) syndrome. However, an immunological reason for this effect remains unknown.