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Urodynamics Testing: Guideline linked to its Reduction

Researchers studying the impact of the 2012 release of the AUA/Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU) Adult Urodynamics Guideline have found an association between the guideline’s release and whether or not urologists use urodynamics testing.

Role of Heme in Lung Bacterial Infection after TH and stored Blood transfusion

In this study, researchers explored the mechanisms underlying increased risk for nosocomial infection in the setting of  trauma-hemorrhage (TH) and massive transfusion with younger versus older stored RBCs and specifically tested the hypothesis that free heme, which has emerged as a key mediator of pro-inflammatory and pro-oxidative stress reactions in critical illnesses, plays an important role in this increased risk for infection. 

Examine Brain Volume In Transgender Individuals

A study examined the structure of the brain and their volume in individuals. Researchers study brain volumes in transgender individuals; they used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). They performed a structural analysis in search of differences in gray and white matter volume based on MRI scans of the brains of 80 individuals between 18 and 49 years of age, divided into four groups of 20 each. The study was published in Scientific Reports.

Compare The Pain Control And Problems In Three Types Of Anesthesia

Researchers compare the degree of pain control and complications in three types of anesthesia using periprostatic nerve block (PPNB) plus intrarectal local anesthesia (IRLA), low-dose spinal anesthesia, and intravenous (IV) sedation in patients undergoing the transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided prostate biopsy. Pain during biopsy procedure is mainly caused by two component, initially probe insertion and manipulation into the anal canal, then, penetration of needle in prostate texture.