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Patients Are Unaware that the Anesthesiologist Who Put Them Under for Surgery

In this study, researchers examined that most of patients are totally unaware that the anesthesiologist who put them under for surgery might not be the same one who brings them out even though that 'handoff' between the two doctors has been linked to a series of negative patient outcomes, including an increased likelihood of death. The study got published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Noise May Disrupt the Body and Harm to Cardiovascular System

According to a new study, researchers have examined that noise may disrupt the body on the cellular level in a way that increases the risk of common heart disease risk factors. An underlying mechanism that may lead to noise-induced heart disease. The review is in response to growing evidence connecting environmental noise, including from road traffic and aircrafts, to the development of heart disease, such as coronary artery disease, arterial hypertension, stroke and heart failure. The study is published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

To Assess the Feasibility and Acceptability of CHWs in Ear

In this study, researchers estimated that hearing loss is the most common sensory disability and its prevalence is increasing globally with population ageing.  They had estimated 360 million people, or 5.3% of the world’s population, are living with disabling hearing impairment.  The leading causes of hearing impairment in sub-Saharan Africa are believed to be middle ear disease and impacted wax, and are therefore easily amenable to treatment and prevention.

Effect of Disease Severity on Co-relation of BMI and Mortality in AKI Patients

Association between high BMI and survival benefit is confounded by comorbid conditions such as nutritional status and inflammation. Patients with AKI, particularly those receiving continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), are highly catabolic and more susceptible to loss of energy. Herein, researchers evaluated whether disease severity can modify the relationship between BMI and mortality.