Investigators Pinpoint Four Key MicroRNAs, According to New Report in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics
Philadelphia, PA, June 6, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Scientists have identified four biomarkers that may help resolve the difficult differential diagnosis between malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) and non-cancerous pleural tissue with reactive mesothelial proliferations (RMPs). This is a frequent differential diagnostic problem in pleural biopsy samples taken from patients with clinical suspicion of MPM. The ability to make more accurate diagnoses earlier may facilitate improved patient outcomes. This new study appears in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.
Macrophages present in shed endometrium in mice may suggest key role in lesion formation, according to new research published in The American Journal of Pathology
Philadelphia, PA, June 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ – A mouse model of endometriosis has been developed that produces endometriosis lesions similar to those found in humans, according to a report published in The American Journal of Pathology. This model closely mirrors the human condition as an estrogen-dependent inflammatory disorder, and findings from the study suggest that macrophages present in shed endometrium contribute to the development of the lesions.
Modest delays in treatment have substantial impact on effectiveness of transcatheter aortic valve replacement in patients with severe aortic stenosis, say researchers in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology
Philadelphia, PA, June 4, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Severe aortic stenosis (AS) has a grave prognosis with 25-50% of patients dying within a year once symptoms develop. Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) represents a paradigm shift in the therapeutic options for these patients. Because of cost and availability issues, there are often waiting times for this procedure. Investigators have found that even modest increases in wait times have a substantial impact on the effectiveness of TAVR in individuals who need it the most: otherwise inoperable patients and high-risk surgical candidates.
Two-volume reference is a ‘living textbook,’ updated with the most current procedures and techniques and includes access to the enhanced eBook through Elsevier’s Expert Consult
Philadelphia, PA, June 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, will unveil Rutherford's Vascular Surgery, 8th Edition, a comprehensive two-volume reference, at the 2014 Vascular Annual Meeting in Boston, June 5 - 7.
Impact of Drug Diversion Documented in Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Rochester, MN, June 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ – When prescription medicines are stolen or used illegally, it is called drug diversion. One aspect of drug diversion that is not well recognized involves health care providers who steal controlled substances for their personal use. A report authored by experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) --published today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings -- outlines outbreaks of infections that have occurred as a result of health care providers stealing or tampering with their patients’ medications.
Philadelphia, PA, May 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The list of brain receptor targets for opiates reads like a fraternity: Mu Delta Kappa. The mu opioid receptor is the primary target for morphine and endogenous opioids like endorphin, whereas the delta opioid receptor shows the highest affinity for endogenous enkephalins. The kappa opioid receptor (KOR) is very interesting, but the least understood of the opiate receptor family.
Pairing cognitive activities with physical movements helps patients and care-givers alike, according to Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
Philadelphia, PA, May 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ – While dementia patients can often suffer from depression and declining physical and mental ability, exercise has been shown to help improve both their physical and psychological wellbeing. Researchers at Teesside University in the U.K. investigated how combining cognitive activities and elements of yoga, tai chi, qigong and meditation with routine physical exercise affected dementia patients. They found that a holistic exercise program focusing on both mind and body can help improve quality of life for dementia patients.
Key papers published by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program alumni available for free
Philadelphia, PA, May 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Elsevier journal Surgery has announced that its May 2014 issue includes a special section dedicated to publishing research by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program alumni. The section is titled: “Transforming Surgical and Interventional Care–Insights from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program.” The Guest Editors for this special section are: Marcia M. Russell, MD and John L.
Investigators find rise in overall e-cigarette awareness, but note decline in the perceived safety of the devices, according to new data published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI, May 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ – E-cigarettes are gaining mainstream attention as a competitor to traditional cigarettes. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign wanted to examine changes in e-cigarette awareness, how harmful people believe them to be, and if those attitudes have any connection to smoking cessation attempts. They found that while awareness of e-cigarettes has increased significantly, smokers are less inclined to consider them safer than cigarettes.
Cincinnati, OH, May 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Magnet ingestions by children have received increasing attention over the past 10 years. With the growing availability of new and stronger neodymium-iron-boron magnets being sold as “toys,” there has been an increase of cases of ingestion, resulting in serious injury and, in some cases, death. In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers studied the trends of magnetic ingestions at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Canada’s largest children’s hospital.