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To Compare Hematoma Block And Procedural Sedation And Analgesia

The study is to differentiate Procedure sedation and analgesia (PSA) and Hematoma block(HB) for adult and pediatric patients during reduction of displaced distal radius fracture to identify the level of pain relief, the frequency of adverse effects (AEs), and reduction failure. Procedure sedation and analgesia (PSA) is often used to alleviate discomfort and to facilitate fracture reduction for patients with distal radius fracture in emergency departments and clinics, but risks of respiratory distress and needs for different levels of monitoring under PSA.

Association of House Dust Endotoxin with Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema

Researchers examined the association of house-dust endotoxin with chronic bronchitis or emphysema (CBE) suggestive of COPD in a large sample representative of the U.S. population using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). The topic is of public health interest given the ubiquity of endotoxin in our environment and the high morbidity of chronic obstructive pulmonary conditions in the United States.

HIV vaccines: Phase I Clinical Trial in Progress

A Phase I clinical trial testing the safety of vaccines that might have the potential to prevent HIV infection will begin this month at four sites in the U.S., marking the latest step in a three-decade quest at UMass Medical School to harness the power of DNA vaccines in addressing a major global health threat. The study would also monitor the vaccine's ability to create an immune response against HIV. It is being run by the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN).

HPV Shots: Parents Lack Knowledge

Teen boys in the United States are less likely than girls to be vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) because many doctors do not recommend the shots to boys' parents, researchers say.