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Geriatric-Specific TBI Guidelines Lack Evidences

When older adults suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI), they may benefit from aggressive treatment and rehabilitation, but the lack of evidence-based, geriatric-specific TBI guidelines presents barriers to optimal care.

The urgent need for more clinical research, data, and prognostic models on TBI in the growing geriatric population is described in an article published in Journal of Neurotrauma, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.

Alirocumab Reduced Rates Of Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events

Among patients with persistently high cholesterol despite high-intensity statin therapy, the proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin 9 inhibitor alirocumab reduced rates of major adverse cardiovascular events by 15% compared with placebo. The drug's effect was even greater for patients at highest risk those who started the study with LDL, or "bad" cholesterol, of 100 mg/dL or higher who saw a 24% reduction in cardiovascular events, including heart attack and stroke, compared with placebo.

Bacteria Improve Health Of Type 2 Diabetes Patients

According to study, research analyzed that group of gut bacteria by a diet high in diverse fibers led to better blood glucose control, greater weight loss and better lipid levels in people with type 2 diabetes. The fight against type 2 diabetes may soon improve thanks to a pioneering high-fiber die. The study was published in Science.

Effects Of Estrogen-Like Compounds Found In Soy-Based Formulas

According to a new study, researchers examined infants who consumed soy-based formula as newborns had differences in some reproductive-system cells and tissues, compared to those who used cow-milk formula. The differences, measured in the months after birth, were subtle and not a cause for alarm, but reflect a need to investigate further the long-term effects of exposure to estrogen-like compounds found in soy-based formulas. The study was published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Method To Improve The Effective Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Researchers have developed an innovative method that seeks to improve the quality of chest compressions and established an algorithm to guide an effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation maneuver. Based on chest acceleration, it calculates the depth and frequency at which the chest compressions are being performed. The study was published in the journal PLOS ONE.