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Novel nomogram distinguishes pneumonias
Heidi Splete, MDedge News

Jan 30th, 2023 - A model incorporating factors such as lymphocytes and lung lesions differentiated adenovirus pneumonias from Chlamydia psittaci (CPP) in a multicenter study of nearly 200 individuals. Symptoms of pneumonia caused by CPP are often confused with other respiratory infections, particularly adenovirus pneumonia (AVP), which can delay correct diagnosis and impact treatment, Yi Li, MD, of Xiangya Hosp.

Rural Residence Tied to Higher Risk for Heart Failure for Women, Black Men
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Jan 30th, 2023 - HealthDay News — Rural residence is associated with an increased risk for heart failure among women and Black men, according to a study published online in JAMA Cardiology. Sarah E. Turecamo, from the US National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and colleagues assessed whether rurality is associated with an increased risk for heart failure. The analysis included data from 27,115 part...

Early Return to School After Concussion Linked to Lower Symptom Burden
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Jan 30th, 2023 - Children with a concussion may no longer have to sit quietly in a dark room for days. New research suggests that prolonged absence from school and other activities may hinder recovery from a concussion. Returning to school earlier than previously recommended may be associated with lower symptom burden, leading to a faster recovery, according to an published online in JAMA Network Open. The anal...

EMTs After Tyre Nichols Beating Suspended; Long COVID Declining; Damar Hamlin Speaks

Jan 30th, 2023 - Note that some links may require subscriptions. The medical response following the beating of Tyre Nichols by Memphis police is being questioned; now two emergency medical technicians (EMTs) have been suspended pending an investigation. (New York Times) COVID-19 is still a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said, though it may be reaching a turning point. (AP) Meanwhile, the...

Adding SBRT to sorafenib boosts survival in liver cancer
Roxanne Nelson, RN, BSN

Jan 27th, 2023 - SAN FRANCISCO – Adding stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) to sorafenib produced better outcomes among patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) than sorafenib alone, according to new findings. The use of SBRT in this setting improved both overall survival and progression-free survival (PFS).

Are Boiled Peanuts the Answer to Peanut Allergy?
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Jan 27th, 2023 - Children with peanut allergies may benefit from an unusual oral immunotherapy regimen: boiled peanuts. Use of a boiled peanut regimen led to desensitization in 80% of children with peanut allergies enrolled in an open-label, phase 2 trial, which was published in Clinical & Experimental Allergy. Few children withdrew from the trial because of adverse events. “Small and increasing doses of boiled...

How Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Alzheimer Disease Affect Diagnosis, Quality of Care
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Jan 27th, 2023 - As researchers continue to seek insights to improve the understanding, prevention, and treatment of Alzheimer disease and related dementias (ADRD), a growing body of research highlights significant racial and ethnic disparities in various aspects of these diseases.1 “In Blacks and Hispanics, the prevalence of ADRD is 1.5 to 2 times higher compared to non-Hispanic Whites,” said Timothy S. Chang,...

Small, convenient mosquito repellent device passes test to protect military personnel

Jan 27th, 2023 - A device developed at the University of Florida for the U.S. military provides protection from mosquitos for an extended period and requires no heat, electricity or skin contact. Funded by the Department of Defense Deployed Warfighter Protection program, the controlled-release passive device was designed by Nagarajan Rajagopal, a PhD candidate and Dr. Christopher Batich in UF’s Department of Ma...

Measles virus 'cooperates' with itself to cause fatal encephalitis

Jan 27th, 2023 - Fukuoka, Japan—Researchers in Japan have uncovered the mechanism for how the measles virus can cause subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, or SSPE, a rare but fatal neurological disorder that can occur several years after a measles infection. Although the normal form of the measles virus cannot infect the nervous system, the team found that viruses that persist in the body can develop mutations ...

Dr. Katerina Mastovska named AOAC INTERNATIONAL Deputy Executive Director and Chief Science Officer

Jan 27th, 2023 - AOAC INTERNATIONAL Executive Director David B. Schmidt is pleased to announce that Dr. Katerina (Kate) Mastovska has been named Deputy Executive Director and Chief Science Officer. Two current staff members, each with almost 20 years of experience at AOAC, Dawn L. Frazier and Deborah McKenzie, have been promoted to new roles at the nonprofit organization which ensures the safety and integrity o...

Testing a immunological drug as a new treatment for early type 1 diabetes

Jan 27th, 2023 - A large clinical study is now beginning on an approved drug for treating psoriasis. The drug will be tested on patients who were recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The theory is that the drug could preserve the patient’s remaining insulin production. A large number of hospitals throughout Sweden are participating in this large project, which is funded by the Swedish Research Council withi...

Study shows FDA-approved TB regimen may not work against the deadliest form of TB due to multidrug-resistant strains

Jan 27th, 2023 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Findings from a Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study in animal models show that a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved antibiotic regimen for multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) may not work for TB meningitis. Studies in a small number of people also provide evidence that a new combination of drugs is needed to develop effective treatments for TB menin...

Development, validation of a deep learning algorithm to differentiate colon carcinoma from diverticulitis in CT images

Jan 27th, 2023 - About The Study: The results of this study suggest that a deep learning model able to distinguish colon carcinoma and acute diverticulitis in computed tomography (CT) images as a support system may significantly improve the diagnostic performance of radiologists, which may improve patient care. As an artificial intelligence support system, the model significantly improved the sensitivity and sp...

Non-invasive neurotechnology reduces symptoms of insomnia and improves autonomic nervous system function

Jan 27th, 2023 - WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Jan. 27, 2023 – A good night’s sleep is crucial to health and well-being. Numerous research studies have shown that insomnia can increase the risk of cardiovascular events, obesity, diabetes and other illnesses. Now, a new study from researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine shows significant improvements in not only sleep quality, but also in improved auton...

New study debunks the assumption that menstrual cycles disqualify women from exercise research

Jan 27th, 2023 - Peruse any women’s magazine, and you’ll likely find advice on how to boost workouts. But what many don’t realize is that the research behind most exercise advice is based almost entirely on men. Female subjects are excluded from over 90% of studies on exercise performance and fatigability because hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle were thought to affect exercise capability — which, if ...

COVID by the numbers at UCLA Health: A million tests; 300,000 vaccines; 55,000 patients

Jan 27th, 2023 - Three years ago this month, the first case of COVID was diagnosed in the United States. Here are the latest figures on the pandemic, collected by UCLA Health hospitals and clinics. Clinical care Testing and vaccination Telehealth Also see: A bird’s-eye view of the COVID-19 pandemic from 2020 to now.

From AI software to surgical robots

Jan 27th, 2023 - A doctor needs a great deal of experience, knowledge and years of training to be able to expertly analyze an ECG. Automated procedures based on AI can offer effective support here. And an AI system in this field also has to be trained. This is namely undertaken (in this case) with very large amounts of high-quality ECG data. Such training means that, for instance, even the smallest abnormalitie...

Fresh questions about oxytocin as the ‘love hormone’ behind pair bonding

Jan 27th, 2023 - Removing the Oxytocin Receptor Does Not Interfere with Monogamy or Giving Birth Turning a decades-old dogma on its head, new research from scientists at UC San Francisco and Stanford Medicine shows that the receptor for oxytocin, a hormone considered essential to forming social bonds, may not play the critical role that scientists have assigned to it for the past 30 years. In the study, appeari...

Incorrectly recorded anesthesia start times cost medical centers and anesthesia practices significant revenue

Jan 27th, 2023 - ORLANDO, Fla. — Inaccurately recording the start of anesthesia care during a procedure is common and results in significant lost billing time for anesthesia practices and medical centers, suggests a study being presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ ADVANCE 2023, the Anesthesiology Business Event. The anesthesia start time (AST) must be documented from a computer logged into th...

Researchers map the effects of dietary nutrients on disease

Jan 27th, 2023 - Francis Crick Institute press release For immediate release Peer reviewed Experimental study / Modelling Animals Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute and King’s College London have created a tool to predict the effects of different diets on both cancerous cells and healthy cells. Their work could help disentangle the subtle metabolic changes associated with different types of nutrients, a...