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Researchers develop inexpensive blood test to diagnose hepatitis B patients

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 12:47
A simple $20 blood test could help diagnose thousands of patients with hepatitis B in need of treatment in some of Africa's poorest regions.

CMS policy had insignificant impact on reducing healthcare-associated infections

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 12:11
Hospitals may have avoided financial penalties by billing hospital-associated conditions as present at the time of the patient's admission, supporting prior work that showed that a Medicare policy designed to monetarily penalize hospitals for preventable complications had an insignificant impact on reducing healthcare-associated infections.

Researchers discover gene that plays role in regulating body's immune response to infection

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 11:55
Australia's national science agency CSIRO has identified a new gene that plays a critical role in regulating the body's immune response to infection and disease.

Study evaluates ability of Masimo Ori to detect declining blood oxygenation during one-lung ventilation

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 11:54
Masimo announced today the findings of a study in which researchers evaluated the ability of Masimo ORi™ to detect declining blood oxygenation prior to standard oxygen saturation monitoring in patients undergoing elective thoracic surgery requiring one-lung ventilation

Mathematical model assesses efficacy, cost-effectiveness of screening strategies for HCV

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 11:50
It is currently recommended in Europe that screening for hepatitis C virus should target people at high risk of infection.

New hydrogel takes stretchability, self-healing, strain sensitivity to new limits

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 11:45
A metal carbide within a hydrogel composite senses, stretches and heals like human skin for use in medicine and robotics.

Psychedelics and their role in treatment of mental health disorders

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 10:58
Psychedelics such as LSD, magic mushrooms, mescaline etc. have garnered renewed interest in the scientific world because of the possible role they could play in mental health problems. Ketamine remains the only hallucinogen at present that is used clinically as an anesthetic agent. The others are all classified under banned drugs.

Study finds that retreatment of patients who had undergone endovascular coiling procedure has low risks

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 00:53
The risks associated with treating a recurrent or residual brain aneurysm that was initially treated by endovascular coiling are low, according to a multicenter study led by researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) Neuroscience Institute.

Study reports greater psychosocial well-being in amputees using sensory-enabled prostheses

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 00:03
In the first known study of how amputees use advanced sensory-enabled prostheses outside the lab, subjects used a mechanical hand more regularly and for longer periods of time compared to traditional prostheses--and also reported a greater sense of psychosocial well-being.

Screening mothers for PPD in emergency setting

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 23:53
It's a scenario that Children's emergency medicine specialist Lenore Jarvis, M.D., M.Ed., has seen countless times: A mother brings her infant to the emergency department in the middle of the night with a chief complaint of the baby being fussy. Nothing she does can stop the incessant crying, she tells the triage nurse.

New medication may treat chemotherapy, radiotherapy-induced oral mucositis

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 23:42
Researchers from the University of Granada have developed new medication which could help to treat and prevent chemotherapy and radiotherapy-induced oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients.

Study using i2b2 could help standardize artificial coma treatment for RSE patients

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 23:11
Status epilepticus, a dangerous condition in which epileptic seizures follow one another for a duration of five or more minutes without the victim's regaining consciousness between them, is the second most common neurological emergency in the United States, with a recorded maximum of around 150,000-plus cases per year.

Study finds that several existing anti-cancer drugs may work in part by binding to RNA

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 23:11
Bolstering the notion that RNA should be considered an important drug-discovery target, scientists at Scripps Research have found that several existing, FDA-approved anti-cancer drugs may work, in part, by binding tightly to RNA, the regulators of the basic activities of life within cells.

New study links air pollution to increased risk of diabetes globally

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 22:52
New research links outdoor air pollution -; even at levels deemed safe -; to an increased risk of diabetes globally, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System.

KU Cancer Center launches clinical trial to eliminate radiation therapy for HER2-positive breast cancer

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 22:51
Researchers at The University of Kansas Cancer Center have launched a clinical trial that eliminates radiation from the treatment protocol for an invasive type of breast cancer that accounts for one-fifth of all breast cancer patients.

Individuals may react differently to environmental chemicals based upon genetic profile

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 22:35
Why do individuals respond differently to the same environment? Researchers from North Carolina State University and Oregon State University have pinpointed a genetic difference in zebrafish tied to differing responses to the same environmental chemical.

New computational method improves ability to track spread of cancer cells

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 22:28
Princeton researchers have developed a new computational method that increases the ability to track the spread of cancer cells from one part of the body to another.

People who survived cancer in adolescence may have higher risk of endocrine disease

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 22:27
An increased risk of endocrine diseases, such as thyroid disease, testicular dysfunction and diabetes, was associated with people who survived cancer as adolescents and young adults.

Newer anticoagulant may be safer for dialysis patients with Afib

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 21:29
People with irregular heartbeat due to a condition called atrial fibrillation, are often prescribed blood thinners to reduce the risk of blood clots that can cause a stroke.

Study: Paradoxical adipose hyperplasia after cryolipolysis may not be a 'rare' complication

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 17:50
Cryolipolysis is a noninvasive cosmetic procedure that eliminates excess fat by freezing it. But a complication called paradoxical adipose hyperplasis -a hardened area of localized fat developing after cryolipolysis - may be more common than previously thought, suggests a paper in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.