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10-year follow-up study shows safety, efficacy of stenting compared with bypass surgery

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 03:45
In a study with the longest follow-up to date of patients with a high-risk form of heart disease known as left main coronary artery disease (LMCAD), researchers found no significant differences in rates of death, heart attack or stroke between patients who were treated with a stent and those who underwent heart bypass surgery.

Trial confirms the effectiveness of TAVR strategy in a real-world setting

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 03:36
Patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) did not have a higher rate of death at one year compared with those who had their heart valve replaced via open-heart surgery, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology.

Mount Sinai researchers figure out how to ramp up immune system to prevent tumor growth

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 03:33
Mount Sinai researchers have discovered a pathway that regulates special immune system cells in lung cancer tumors, suppressing them and allowing tumors to grow.

Exercise can significantly improve heart function in patients with type 2 diabetes

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 03:29
Researchers in Leicester have shown that the function of the heart can be significantly improved in patients with type 2 diabetes through exercise.

Study sheds light on common adverse reactions to cannabis

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 03:19
Coughing fits, anxiety and paranoia are three of the most common adverse reactions to cannabis, according to a recent study by Washington State University researchers.

Houston Methodist receives FDA approval to transfuse donated plasma into a COVID-19 patient

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 03:19
Houston Methodist received FDA approval Saturday to become the first academic medical center in the nation to transfuse donated plasma from a recovered COVID-19 patient into a critically ill patient.

Paternal alcohol consumption before conception could affect child development

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 03:15
Scientists at the University of California, Riverside, have explored the relationship between parental alcohol consumption -- before conception in the case of fathers and during pregnancy in the case of mothers -- and offspring development.

AI tool could accurately predict which COVID-19 patients will develop respiratory disease

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 02:50
An artificial intelligence tool accurately predicted which patients newly infected with the COVID-19 virus would go on to develop severe respiratory disease, a new study found.

Researchers develop a 'cardiac patch with bioink' to repair the heart

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 02:23
The heart is the driving force of circulating blood in the body and pumps blood to the entire body by repeating contraction and relaxation of the heart muscles continuously.

TAVR shows high rate of success and low risk of death in patients with bicuspid valve

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 02:11
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures had a high rate of success and low risk of death or disabling stroke at 30 days in patients with a bicuspid, or two-leaflet, aortic valve, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology.

Moffitt scientists identify potential therapeutic targets for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 02:07
Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cuSCC) is the second most common diagnosed malignancy in the United States, with approximately 700,000 new cases each year.

Research could open up new therapeutic strategies for some lung and kidney cancers

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 22:47
New findings from researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center about how some cancer cells become "addicted" to glucose could open up fresh approaches to therapy strategies for cancers with high levels of an amino acid transporter called solute carrier family 7 member 11 (SLC7A11).

Exercise-carrousel reduces the burden of dementia patient's caregivers

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 22:42
The research group "geriatric psychiatry in motion" of the German Sport University Cologne and the LVR-Hospital Cologne develop and evaluate exercise programs for geriatric mental health care.

Air pollution associated with dementia and cardiovascular disease

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 22:32
People continuously exposed to air pollution are at increased risk of dementia, especially if they also suffer from cardiovascular diseases, according to a study at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the journal JAMA Neurology.

Scientists model human CMV-induced microcephaly using brain organoids

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 22:26
A City of Hope scientist is one step closer to discovering what weakens a pathogen that appears to cause babies to be born with abnormally small heads.

Revita DMR therapy has potential to transform lives of patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 22:18
Patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes who underwent a novel, minimally invasive, endoscopic procedure called Revita duodenal mucosal resurfacing had significantly improved blood glucose (sugar) levels, liver insulin sensitivity, and other metabolic measures three months later, according to new data from the REVITA-2 study.

Use of radial artery in heart bypass surgery associated with better patient outcomes

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 20:35
Patients undergoing heart bypass surgery lived longer and had better outcomes when surgeons used a segment of an artery from their arm, called the radial artery, instead of a vein from their leg, called the saphenous vein, to create a second bypass, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology.

UAB will collaborate with Altimmune to test a COVID-19 vaccine candidate

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 20:28
The University of Alabama at Birmingham is launching a collaboration with the biopharmaceutical company Altimmune, Inc. for preclinical testing of a potential vaccine to prevent COVID-19 disease.

Weakness in lung and kidney cancer cells could serve as therapeutic target

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 20:14
An important discovery about how some cancers rely on glucose to survive could lead to development of tumor-specific treatments.

Trials find invasive surgery is no better than medication at reducing heart attack risk

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 20:02
Among stable ischemic heart disease patients, invasive procedures do not reduce heart attack or death risk more than medication.