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Recovery From Spinal Cord Injuries Can Be Predicted

Injuries to the spinal cord, quickly lead to a progressive loss of nerve tissue. These neurodegenerative changes can be analyzed in detail using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The researchers from the University of Zurich and the Balgrist University Hospital have now for the first time been able to reliably predict the extent and progression of microstructural changes over the first two years after a spinal cord injury.

Combined Disinfection Treatment for Safer Drinking Water

In spite of good progress in water hygiene during the recent decades, contaminated water still causes millions of diseases every year. Most of these diseases are caused by enteric viruses, and better water disinfection methods could help prevent discomfort and even save lives.

A new study shows that a combined disinfection treatment with chlorine and UV radiation can be highly effective in water disinfection. The findings were originally reported in Journal of Water and Health, and Water.

Arthroplasty and the Risk of Venous Thromboembolism

New research presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found a correlation between flying following hip or knee arthroplasty and an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE). This is the first study to identify such a risk as previous studies found no additional risk from perioperative air travel in patients following lower limb arthroplasty (LLA).