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Novel Intracorneal Inlay Designed to Correct Presbyopia

Researchers at the Universitat Politècnica de València, University of Valencia, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria La Fe and the companies AJL Ophthalmic SA and Aiken-Tecnología Ocular Preventiva SL have designed a new type of intracorneal inlay to correct presbyopia and farsightedness.

Occurrence of Oropharyngeal HPV And Crypt Biofilm In Tonsil Tissue

Researchers determined the prevalence of oropharyngeal HPV and to determine the spatial relationship between the virus and crypt biofilm in tonsil tissue. The presence of latent HPV infection in tonsil tissue of healthy adults may provide an explanation for a component of this process and contribute to the understanding of HPV-associated squamous cell carcinoma oncogenesis of the oropharynx.

Titanium Fiber Plates for Clinical Bone Tissue Repair

Researchers from Shinshu University found that, unlike conventional plates, the titanium fiber plates do not cause bone embrittlement after close contact with the bone for prolonged periods. This could eliminate the need for plate extraction and the associated surgical risks.

A Hole in The Heart Increases the Risk Of Stroke

According to this study, researchers examined a hole between the upper chambers of the heart that fails to close after birth – doubles the risk of stroke within 30 days of non-cardiac surgery. The research suggests the hole itself, known as a patent foramen ovale (PFO), contributes to the risk for stroke in patients following surgery. Stroke is a common complication after surgery. The study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Quantifying the strength of the intrinsic foot muscles

In this study, the strength of the intrinsic foot muscles is being challenging and quantifying for clinicians and researchers. The reliable measurement of this strength is important to assess weakness, which may contribute to a variety of functional issues in the foot and lower leg, including plantar fasciitis and hallux valgus. This study reports 3 novel methods for measuring foot strength – doming (previously unmeasured), hallux flexion, and flexion of the lesser toes.

Impact of FPs on the DHS

A new study published BMC Family Practice has revealed that family physicians (FPs) working within the district health system (DHS) have a high perceived impact in their roles as care providers, consultants, clinical trainers, leaders of clinical governance and champions of community-orientated primary care, and a moderate.