A variety of neurosurgical procedures are performed with the aid of smartphone-endoscope integration. The smartphone takes the place of a camera and video monitor. It is easy to use, more cost-effective and provides the surgeon with a more intuitive and fluid method of performing neuro-endoscopy.
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Researchers from the Florida State University finds that gut-to-brain signals can influence emotions, mood and decision making, prompting people to avoid situations that make them feel uneasy. The study, published in the journal Physiology, sheds light on how the gut-to-brain circuit operates.
Study finds that early dermatology consultation for presumptive cellulitis can improve patient outcomes, reduce costs and reduce unnecessary hospitalization.
For parents with an infant in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), preferences for parent-centered decision making are positively associated with decisions that involve big-picture goals and have the potential to harm the infant, according to a study published online in JAMA Pediatrics.
Researchers at Cardiff University in Wales have discovered 50 new gene regions that increase the risk of developing schizophrenia. The study, published in Nature Genetics, sheds light on the biological pathways and mechanisms involved will help uncover new drug targets for the disease.
An audiologist from the UK’s leading tinnitus clinic is urging sufferers to seek support after a study has revealed considerable regional variation in tinnitus service provision across the UK, particularly in the availability of psychological treatments.
The Queen's University researchers demonstrated for the first time how molecular analysis of clinical trial biopsy samples can be used to help clinicians identify the key changes that occur in an individual patient's colorectal tumor prior to surgery, so clinicians can better understand and treat the disease. The study, published in the Journal of Pathology, hope that this 'personalised medicine' approach could ultimately improve the prognosis and quality of life for bowel cancer patients.
The research is conducted to understand the regulatory cascade of the mRen gene in renin-angiotensin system, which plays a major role in the regulation of hypertension
New research from the Amen Clinics shows that brain SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) imaging, a study that measures blood flow and activity patterns, identifies who is likely to get better from depression and who is not.
The study is published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease because depression is a highly treatable risk for cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease.
Improved cognitive function and similar rates of stroke and bleeding occur using either apixaban or warfarin during catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation, according to the results of a study presented in a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) press release. The study shows that apixaban is a safe alternative to warfarin in patients undergoing catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation.
A new study finds children born to mothers who had a larger waist size before pregnancy may be more likely to have autism than those whose mothers had a smaller pre-pregnancy waist.