The partial μ-opioid agonists’ unique pharmacology, including its long halftime and high affinity to the μ-opioid receptor, complicates patient management in a highly kinetic and often urgent field like obstetric anesthesia. Opioid use during pregnancy is a growing concern in the United States. Buprenorphine has been recommended by “The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology” as an alternative to methadone to decrease risks associated with the use of illicit opioids during pregnancy.
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Doctors contemplating the best therapy for lung cancer patients may soon be able to predict the efficacy of a widely used lung cancer drug based on an imaging agent and a simple scan, according to the findings of a new clinical trial co-led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The findings of the trial will be published in Science Translational Medicine.
According to a study, researchers analyzed that patients with diabetes are at risk for kidney disease. But the new research shows that patients could be suffering undiagnosed kidney damage even before they are aware that they have diabetes. Patients who will be diagnosed later with diabetes show signs of chronic kidney disease (CKD) also before their diabetes diagnosis. The study was published in the journal PLoS One.
According to the study, researchers found the link between abnormal breast growth in young boys—called prepubertal gynecomastia—and regular exposure to lavender or tea tree oil, which has chemicals act as endocrine-disrupting chemicals
Clinicians are advised to never group Hispanic Americans under one collective identity. But when it comes to HIV testing, the desire to communicate with health care providers in Spanish nearly transcends ethnicity.
A new study of long-term follow-up from 10 population-based cohorts challenges the so-called obesity paradox , previous counterintuitive findings suggesting that patients with heart disease may live longer if they are overweight or obese. The study was published in JAMA Cardiology.
Researchers found that mothers who overeat during the period when they are breastfeeding may have children who are at increased risk of becoming obese and going through early puberty
The absence of a protein critical to the control of inflammation may lead to rapid and severe bone loss, according to a new University at Buffalo study.
OHSU physicians and researchers are developing what they hope will be the first permanent total artificial heart, which could provide the approximately 75,000 Americans who die of heart failure every year another chance at life.
The study revealed that structural and dynamic differences between selective and non-selective ion channels. In non-selective channels, the selectivity filter exhibits sizeable dynamics, which are not present in selective channels. The study was published in the journal Nature Communications.
Researchers aimed to confirm that the routine use of historical platelet counts for programming apheresis collection machines would maintain platelet yields within the donated units and that haematology analysers could be removed.