Use of ketamine at induction followed by reduced propofol infusion rate for maintenance is associated with shorter recovery times for children undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with deep sedation, according to a study published online Jan. 27 in Pediatric Anesthesia.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have released the 2018 immunization schedule for children and teens.
A new partnership in Leeds has been agreed to evaluate the benefits of a diagnostic blood test which can help predict whether someone is likely to develop type 2 diabetes. The test measures protein indicators or biomarkers in a blood sample. If the test is effective, it will enable GPs to work with their patients to find the best way to keep them healthy or to steer them towards better health.
A team of scientists at the National Institutes of Health found that a chemical routinely given to stroke patients undergoing brain scans in their eyes , highlighting those areas and potentially providing insight into their strokes. The study was published in Neurology
In a phase 3 study of patients with previously untreated metastatic renal cell cancer (mRCC), use of the anti-PD-L1 immune checkpoint inhibitor atezolizumab (Tecentriq, Roche) in combination with bevacizumab (Avastin, Roche) delayed disease progression by about 3 months longer than standard treatment with sunitinib (Sutent, Pfizer), with fewer side effects.
Scientists have discovered a mechanism that limits the number of " cellular janitors " in the nervous system, leading to increased risk for two neurodegenerative diseases: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia, according to Keck School of Medicine USC study published in Nature Medicine.
According to figures from the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), the number of women in Brazil having genital surgery soared by 80% to 23,155 in 2016, the highest in the world.
InDevR Inc., a Boulder-based analytical technology and life science company, today announced plans to launch a Research Use Only (RUO) version of their FluChip-8G technology to aid in pandemic preparedness. The new molecular test addresses an unmet need for more detailed information about flu viruses found in human specimens without the data management complexities associated with current sequencing approaches. FluChip-8G offers viral subtype specific insight with the ease of use of an RT-PCR assay and unmatched simplicity in results interpretation.
A study by researchers at the University of Arizona Cancer Center and Cancer Research UK has shown that triple-negative breast cancer that is deficient in the retinoblastoma (RB) tumor suppressor is susceptible to drugs that target certain proteins key to cell division and DNA replication. The findings were published in the journal Cell Reports.
A new analysis published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience reported that current evidentiary standards will likely hold such evidence back from juries for the time being—but additional safeguards should probably be enacted to ensure no less than the freedom of thought in America.
NKTR-181, an oral full mu-opioid receptor agonist administered twice daily, was shown to reduce pain with good tolerability and few withdrawal symptoms in patients with moderate to severe chronic low back pain, according to research presented at PAINWeek 2017.