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To diagnose patients with severe brain injuries reliably, their state of consciousness has to be evaluated several times with suitable tools.
A team of engineers, physicians and radiologists have developed an algorithm that could change the way that the severity of arthritis is assessed and treated.
Up to eight out of ten patients with a brain disorder remain untreated or inadequately treated. But what is the best practice - and above all, most cost effective - healthcare interventions to bridge the treatment gap? This was the focus of the European Brain Council's study entitled The Value of Treatment which was discussed at the Congress of the European Academy of Neurology in Lisbon.
The results of two studies presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2018) provide insight into molecular changes prior to the onset of arthritis which could inform future novel diagnostics and early therapeutic interventions.
Each year, more than one million Americans are diagnosed with adult-onset diabetes mellitus, also known as type 2 diabetes. The new diagnosis comes with a long list of potential complications: high blood pressure, nerve damage, kidney disease, stroke, glaucoma and more.
Three specialists from the leading provider of tinnitus treatments in the UK have joined experts from Whipps Cross University Hospital to deliver a paper on the causes, assessment, and management of a less common but more troublesome form of the condition.
Routine bone density scans already performed on Australians to identify their risk of fractures could now also be used as an early warning for heart attack or stroke.
A study published today in Age and Ageing, the scientific journal of the British Geriatrics Society, found that despite death rates in the UK now being much lower than in the 1990s, the relationship between higher levels of frailty and mortality remains unchanged. Reduced mortality rates in older age appear to apply to those with little frailty, while older people with higher levels of frailty are not seeing a benefit.
Sleep disorders are often the first sign of serious neurological diseases. Neurologists should inquire extensively about the quality of their patients' sleep.
Results from a new study published today in PLOS ONE shows women who have higher vitamin D blood levels have a significantly lower risk for breast cancer.
Evidence shows that people with existing heart problems or who are at risk of developing them, are ignoring medical advice and not taking enough exercise.
A wide range of fetal genetic abnormalities could soon be detected in early pregnancy thanks to a world-first study led by University of South Australia researchers using lab-on-a-chip, non-invasive technology.
Following the Zika virus epidemic that swept across Brazil between 2015-2016, Dr. Julia Clarke and her team begun working to establish the long-term effects of Zika, and recently discovered that TNF-a inhibitors can be used to prevent microencephaly.
Purdue University researchers have identified a new compound that in preliminary testing has shown itself to be as effective as antibiotics approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat life-threatening infections while also appearing to be less susceptible to bacterial resistance.
Pregnancy loss and the death of a newborn baby are devastating events, and as of today around 25% of these perinatal deaths are unexplained despite autopsy.
The results of a study to be presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology suggest childhood and adult obesity increase the risk of developing hip osteoarthritis and knee OA but not hand OA.
Not only do women appear to be better protected than men from Parkinson's disease, the associated pathophysiology also shows gender differences. This is a finding of a study from Slovenia, presented at the Congress of the European Academy of Neurology in Lisbon.
Neem are working on a novel approach to antimicrobial resistance, which involves preventing the formation of and disrupts mature biofilms that are produced by bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus.
A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, published by Oxford University Press, indicates that recent-onset type 2 diabetes may be early expression of pancreatic cancer.
Like everyone, people with type 2 diabetes and obesity suffer from depression and anxiety, but even more so.