New survey results published in JAMA Surgery showed that most people would choose surgery over antibiotics alone for treating appendicitis in themselves or their child. However, almost 10% would opt for antibiotics alone, suggesting that healthcare providers should discuss this option with patients.
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According to a collaborative study led by assistant professor Dr. Jürgen Knobloch from the Bergmannsheil University Hospital in Bochum, the new substances may potentially constitute a breakthrough in the treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The study was published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
According this study, authors said that age of the patient and relative lifespan could be taken into consideration when discussing treatment for slow-growing facial nonmelanoma skin cancer. Non-melanoma skin cancer refers to squamous cell carcinoma or basal cell carcinoma. This study is published in JAMA Surgery.
A new study reported in Health Affairs revealed that only 4.6% of people referred to opioid treatment programs by U.S. courts received methadone or buprenorphine, compared with almost 41% of patients outside the criminal justice system.
Researchers investigated the associations between takeaway meal and risk markers for coronary heart disease , type 2 diabetes and obesity risk markers in children.
In this study, researchers will isolate various compounds from the venom of marine organisms to evaluate their analgesic and anesthetic qualities. This study shows that a multi-disciplinary team of researchers with expertise in biology, anaesthesiology, pharmacology, and medicinal chemistry at U of U Health received a grant from the Department of Defense to identify new, natural compounds to develop non-opioid drugs for pain management.
Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and collaborators have received a five-year, $2.8 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to identify FDA-approved medications that could be repurposed to treat Alzheimer's disease.
Can CranioSacral Therapy Improve Symptoms of Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Among Football Players?This invited commentary references a preliminary study in which the integrative medicine technique known as CranioSacral Therapy (CST) was tested on a group of ex-National Football League (NFL) players who showed significant improvement in range of motion, pain, sleep, and cognitive function.
Biologists at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a method for rapidly screening hundreds of thousands of potential drugs for fighting infections , an innovation that holds promise for combating the growing scourge of antibiotic-resistant bacteria . The method involves engineering bacteria to produce and test molecules that are potentially toxic to themselves. The study was published in the journal Cell
The scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered the workings of the first promising treatment for Marburg virus, a pathogen with the same pandemic potential as Ebola virus. The research builds on previous studies showing that an antibody called MR191 can neutralize Marburg.