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Key Source of Kidney Disease in Infants And Adults

A study aimed to evaluate an array of MRI methods that exploit endogenous contrasts including relaxation rates, pool size ratio (PSR) derived from quantitative magnetization transfer (GMT), chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST), nuclear Overhauser enhancement (NOE), and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) for their sensitivity and specificity in detecting abnormal features associated with kidney disease in a murine model of unilateral ureter obstruction (UUO).

Opioid Pain Relievers Are At Increased Risk Of Complications After Surgery

A study determines that patients who have been taking opioid pain relievers for several months before spinal fusion surgery is at increased risk of complications after their surgery. The study was published in the journal Spine. According to new research, Patients on chronic opioid therapy before spinal fusion are at increased risk of complications and adverse outcomes including repeated spinal surgery.

Home-based Primary Care Increases Access for Rural Communities

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) introduced its home-based primary care (HBPC) program to rural communities, including American Indian reservations.

Expanding HBPC program in rural areas increases the access to long-term care (LTC) and enrollment for health care benefits within the Veterans Affairs (VA) system, according to a study published online March 12 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Wearable Scanner Images Brain on The Move

Scientists at the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre, University of Nottingham and the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, UCL, developed a next-generation wearable brain scanner that can be donned like a helmet and can measure brain activity while people make natural movements, potentially revolutionizing neural care for children and the elderly.