Download PDF A new trial comparing self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) to standard open-heart surgery for valve replacement—this time in patients with severe aortic stenosis who are considered low surgical risk—found no difference in the combined rate of disabling stroke or death from any cause at two years. The findings were presented at the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Proteins are the basis of cellular and physiological functioning in living organisms. The physical and chemical properties of proteins determine how they act and work within cells. Therefore, the analysis of protein abnormalities is particularly important for the study of heart disease, neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes and cancer. The objective of the EU-funded BIOCAPTURE […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A study of almost 500,000 women indicates that taking paracetamol or other painkillers during pregnancy is not responsible for increasing the risk of asthma in children. The research, which uses prescription data on painkillers, does support earlier findings that women taking paracetamol during pregnancy are more likely to have children who develop asthma. […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A Paris hospital conducting a stool study had to “cancel the call for donors and halt the study because it had gotten out of control” A Paris hospital which made a public appeal for stool samples for a study on intestinal diseases said Friday it had suspended the project after being inundated by […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Mar 6 2019 Mobile science lab aimed at increasing access to science in underserved populations Olympus is proud to support the BioBus program, two mobile science laboratories that operate with a mission “to help minority, female, and low-income K–12 and college students in New York City discover, explore, and pursue science.” The mobile […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Clinicians should use echocardiography, an ultrasound that shows the heart’s structure and function, when determining whether patients with heart failure and a leaking heart valve are likely to benefit from valve repair, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Session. The new study offers additional insights on […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine today presented preliminary results of the Apple Heart Study, an unprecedented virtual study with over 400,000 enrolled participants. The researchers reported that wearable technology can safely identify heart rate irregularities that subsequent testing confirmed to be atrial fibrillation, a leading cause of stroke and hospitalization […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The pain radiated from the top of Annette Monachelli’s head, and it got worse when she changed positions. It didn’t feel like her usual migraine. The 47-year-old Vermont attorney turned innkeeper visited her local doctor at the Stowe Family Practice twice about the problem in late November 2012, but got little relief. Two […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Pills or oral medications contain inactive ingredients. Some of these may be responsible for the side effects says a new study. The study results appeared in an article published in the latest issue of the journal Science Translational Medicine. The researchers explain that the allergic reactions to the pills may be due to […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 — Precancer psychiatric utilization (PU) is associated with worse cancer-specific mortality (CSM) and all-cause mortality (ACM) among adults with solid organ malignancies, according to a study recently published in the British Journal of Cancer. Zachary Klaassen, M.D., from the University of Toronto, and colleagues included data for 676,125 residents […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Patients with an infection of the inner lining on the left side of the heart (endocarditis) who were switched from intravenous to oral antibiotic therapy had better long-term survival and fewer complications than similar patients who remained on conventional intravenous antibiotic therapy, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF After suffering a heart attack or unstable angina (chest pain caused by blocked arteries), patients who were systematically screened for depression and referred for treatment when appropriate did not show a significant improvement in quality of life compared with those who received no depression screening, according to research presented at the American College […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 — More than 90 percent of the medications that Americans take contain an inactive ingredient that could cause an allergic reaction, a new study suggests. Lactose, peanut oil, gluten and chemical dyes are added to drugs to improve taste, prolong shelf life, improve absorption or make the drug tamper-proof, […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at the Lions Eye Institute (LEI) and The University of Western Australia have pioneered a study of the world’s first and only laboratory model of a rare type of retinal disease, paving the way for new treatment pathways. Cone dystrophy with supernormal rod response (CDSRR) is an inherited […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A Cleveland Clinic-led research team has found that using an absorbable, antibiotic-eluting envelope when implanting cardiac devices like pacemakers and defibrillators can cut the rate of major infections by 40 percent. The research was presented today at the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Session and simultaneously published in the New England […]Continue Reading ...
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