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For Sleep-Disordered Breathing; Polysomnography Is Done

According to new study, researchers gave a multidisciplinary clinical practice guideline. Patients with Sleep-Disordered Breathing Prior to Tonsillectomy in Children are to be treated with Polysomnography. A guideline provides otolaryngologists with evidence-based recommendations for using polysomnography in assessing children, aged 2 to 18 years, with sleep-disordered breathing and who are candidates for tonsillectomy, with or without adenoidectomy. This study is published in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.

 

nTOS: Researchers discover the cause

Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (nTOS) is a common neurologic syndrome resulting in pain, numbness, and/or weakness in the arm, forearm, and hand. This condition affects 0.3-8.0% of the U.S. population and is generally caused by impingement of nerves traveling from the brachial plexus in the neck, through a region referred to as the thoracic outlet.

Study Revealed; Bone Components And Their Regeneration

A new research and development for bone growth factor therapy, this involves the discovery of bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs). Some organs, like the brain and spinal cord, are protected inside bone structures—the skull and vertebrae, respectively. Other organs, such as the muscles, are attached to the skeleton. The discovery of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in 1991, coincident with the first isolation of human embryonic stem cells, also stimulated significant interest.

Freestyle Libre Is Covered By Medicare In Monitoring System

In this study, a libre was approved for patients by the US Food and Drug Administration in September 2017, comprises a sensor worn on the upper arm for 10 days and a reader that the patient uses to scan the sensor to obtain a glucose value. The reader also displays glucose trends and values for the past 8 hours. The Abbott FreeStyle Libre Glucose Monitoring System will now be covered under Medicare in the United States for beneficiaries with diabetes (either type) who are on intensive insulin regimens

Routine Surgeries Submitted By UK Hospitals

Study revealed that the health secretary has apologised after hospitals in England were advised to cancel all non-urgent operations. NHS bosses sanctioned a series of urgent measures to help the health service cope with unprecedented winter demand. Implementation of the new NHS's Winter Pressures Protocol comes amid reports of hospitals filling up and deficient numbers of doctors and nurses to treat patients.

Bladder Cancer: 'Very-Low-Risk' type described

According to the researchers, about 40% of patients with low-risk bladder cancer can be put into a "very-low-risk" category characterized by younger patient age, smaller tumors, and a lower recurrence rate than patients with larger tumors. The findings are published in the BJU International (formerly the British Journal of Urology).

Flu and Other Infections, Protein Improved the Symptoms

Scientists showed that a small protein called retrocyclin-101 (RC-101) could potentially improve the symptoms and mortality associated with the flu and possibly other types of infectious illness as well.A new study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has identified an innovative strategy for treating influenza, and perhaps other infectious diseases as well.