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Healthcare Providers On The Nutritional Management Of Patients On Haemodialysis

A study describes the perspectives of healthcare providers on the nutritional management of patients on haemodialysis, which may inform strategies for improving patient-centred nutritional care. Nutritional management for patients on haemodialysis (HD) aims to optimise nutritional status, improve quality of life by minimising symptoms and complications related to excess dietary intake, and empower patients to manage their dietary needs.

Emergency Care Systems In Low-Income And Middle-Income Countries

A study organized by strengthening Emergency Systems Program at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health in collaboration with the African Federation of Emergency Medicine fills this gap, identifying 76 quality indicators for emergency care for use in critical care facilities in Africa. The need for emergency care in low-income and middle-income countries has never been greater, but until now, measurable indicators for providing this care have been lacking. The study was published in the British Medical Journal.

New Drug Shows Effective Treatment For PONV

In this study, researchers have established an advanced use of a known drug is showing promise as an effective treatment for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). The drug, amisulpride, showed a statistically significant reduction in the occurrence of PONV, when used intraoperatively in combination with a standard anti-nausea treatment, in the 24 hours after surgery in high-risk patients. The study was published in the Journal of American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).

3D Structure Of Chromosome Seen In Super-Resolution Microscopy

A 3D structure of chromatin plays a key role in genome function, including gene expression, DNA replication, chromosome segregation, and DNA repair. Furthermore, the location of genomic loci within the nucleus, especially relative to each other and nuclear structures such as the nuclear envelope and nuclear bodies strongly correlates with aspects of function such as gene expression.