Posted on 25 November 2008.
Researchers at the Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, USA have identified 3 bedside features, namely, rapid onset of symptoms, negative history of similar episodes and absence of nonspecific symptoms in the past as supporting factors for the diagnosis of transient ischemic attack (TIA). Continue Reading
Posted in After 60, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medicine, Neurology
Posted on 07 October 2008.
Curcumin, a principal component responsible for the yellow color in the Indian spice, turmeric, has been previously suggested to possess anticancer properties. Now, according to a recent study reported by researchers at the Medical College of Georgia, USA, curcumin may also have the potential to reduce the size of hemorrhagic stroke. Continue Reading
Posted in Alternative Medicine, Basic Sciences, Cardiology, Drug Development, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medicine, Mental Health, Neurology, Nutrition, Pharma, Pharmacology
Posted on 06 October 2008.
A recent study, published in the Current Opinion in Psychiatry has reported that neonatal abstinence syndrome occurs in 55-94% of neonates following intrauterine opioid exposure, with nearly 60% of them requiring treatment. Now, researchers at the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia have reported that sublingual buprenorphine is a safe and effective treatment option for neonatal abstinence syndrome. The study results have been published in the September issue of Pediatrics. Continue Reading
Posted in Basic Sciences, Biochemistry, Clinical Research, Drug Delivery, Emergency Medicine, Fetal Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medicine, Neonatology, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Pharma, Pharmacology
Posted on 04 September 2008.
Serum auto antibody signatures may aid in the early diagnosis and management of ruptured atherosclerotic lesions and myocardial infarction, according to a research article published in the recent issue of The Journal of Clinical Investigation. Continue Reading
Posted in Basic Sciences, Biochemistry, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology, Chest, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Immunology, Internal Medicine, Lab Medicine, Medicine, Molecular Biology, Pathology, Radiodiagnosis, Surgical Specialties
Posted on 10 July 2008.
A pioneering study headed by scientist Herng-Ching Lin and colleagues from the Taipei Medical University, Taiwan, has concluded that there is an increased risk of cerebrovascular disease after sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL). The study findings have been been published online in the June 2008 issue of Stroke.
Posted in After 60, Basic Sciences, Consumer Health, ENT, Emergency Medicine, Head and Neck, Internal Medicine, Medicine, Neurology, Pathology
Posted on 09 July 2008.
Polyethylene glycol (PEG), a non-toxic, ethylene oxide polymer, can reduce the behavioral complications associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI) when administered within four hours of the injury, according to a study published in the recent issue of the Journal of Biological Engineering. Continue Reading
Posted in Basic Sciences, Biotechnology, Biotherapeutics, Chemotherapeutics, Critical Care, Drug Development, Emergency Medicine, Head and Neck, Internal Medicine, Medicine, Mental Health, Molecular Biology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Pathology, Patient Care, Pharmacology, Surgical Specialties
Posted on 09 July 2008.
Bioengineering scientists working at the University of California, San Diegoâ€™s Jacobs School of Engineering, USA, have elucidated a single molecular mechanism underlying the occurrence of immunosuppression and metabolic disorders like hypertension and insulin resistance. Continue Reading
Posted in Basic Sciences, Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, Immunology, Internal Medicine, Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacology
Posted on 23 June 2008.
Medtronic, Inc. receives US FDA approval for Attain StarFixÂ® OTW (over-the-wire) lead, a new solution for the accurate placement and stability of the left ventricle (LV) pacing lead in patients undergoing cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). Continue Reading
Posted in Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Medical Devices, Medical Technology, Medicine
Posted on 13 June 2008.
Effective therapy for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) depends on the patientâ€™s ability to identify the symptoms and take immediate decision to seek medical treatment. However, the knowledge level of perceived risk for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) was found to be low in patients documented with ischemic heart disease (IHD), according to a recent study published in Archives of Internal Medicine. Continue Reading
Posted in Cardiology, Consumer Health, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medicine
Posted on 09 June 2008.
Impella Â® 2.5 cardiac assist device, the worldâ€™s smallest ventricle heart pump, developed by Abiomed, Inc., has recently received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This new device, which provides partial circulatory support up to 6 hours, could be a major breakthrough in advancing the standard of care in the catheterization laboratory (cath lab). Continue Reading
Posted in Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medical Devices, Medical Technology