Posted on 05 August 2008.
Researchers from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Michigan, United States, have successfully used stem cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth (SHED) to produce tissues that closely resemble physiologic dental pulp tissue. The findings of the study are published in the Journal of Endodontics. Continue Reading
Posted in Alternative Medicine, Basic Sciences, Biotechnology, Biotherapeutics, Clinical Research, Dental Science, Endodontics, Head and Neck, Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine, Molecular Biology, Periodontology, Pharma, Stem Cells, Transplant
Posted on 21 July 2008.
Alzheimer disease (AD) is currently diagnosed on the basis of neurocognitive assessments, and definitive diagnosis is possible only after the death of the individual, when the autopsy shows amyloid plaques. Now, researchers at The University of Western Ontario, Canada, have demonstrated that the size of the brain ventricles increase in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer disease, and could therefore be developed as a marker using neuroimaging tools for the early diagnosis of the disease. The findings of the study have been published online in the latest edition of the Brain. Continue Reading
Posted in After 60, Basic Sciences, Consumer Health, Geriatrics, Head and Neck, Internal Medicine, Medical Devices, Medical Technology, Medicine, Neurology, Patient Care, Radiodiagnosis, Ultrasound
Posted on 17 July 2008.
Researchers from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, have reported successful alveolar bone regeneration using extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT). The findings of this study have been published in the recent issue of theJournal of Dental Research. Continue Reading
Posted in Alternative Medicine, Bacteriology, Basic Sciences, Biotechnology, Biotherapeutics, Dental Science, Endodontics, Head and Neck, Maxillofacial Surgery, Medical Technology, Medicine, Oral Hygiene, Periodontology, Radiotherapy
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 01 April 2008.
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) on patients with mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) increases the possibility of detecting early and subtle neuropathological changes, thereby facilitating quicker management of MTBI, according to a recent study published in the journal Neurology.
Posted in Emergency Medicine, Head and Neck, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Radiodiagnosis
Posted on 06 February 2008.
From a clinical standpoint, the treatment of patients with hyperdivergent class II occlusion (long lower anterior facial height and a high mandibular plane angle) is difficult. But in a recent study done at the Regional University Hospital Centre of Lille, Lille, France, researchers successfully treated hyperdivergent class II occlusion cases with complete incision of the pterygomasseteric sling during a sagittal split osteotomy of the mandibular ramus.
Posted in Dental Science, Endodontics, General Surgery, Head and Neck, Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthopedics, Prosthodontics
Posted on 05 February 2008.
Anaerobic pathogens in peritonsillar abscess (PTA) may increase the likelihood of recurrence, and therefore, may serve as a relative indication for tonsillectomy, according to an article published in the latest issue of Medicine.
Posted in Bacteriology, ENT, Emergency Medicine, Head and Neck, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Lab Medicine, Microbiology, Oral Hygiene, Pathology, Pediatrics
Posted on 10 January 2008.
Capecitabine (XelodaÂ® | Roche) and oxaliplatin (EloxatinÂ® | Sanofi Aventis) therapy could be effectively substituted with fluorouracil (EfudexÂ® | Valeant Pharmaceuticals) and cisplatin (PlatinolÂ® | Bristol-Myers Squibb) in the treatment of naive advanced esophagogastric cancer, according to an article published in the recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Posted in Clinical Research, Drug Development, ENT, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Head and Neck, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharma, Pharmacology
Posted on 15 December 2007.
Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) has been estimated to occur in about 43-55 per million population in the United States. Despite the low incidence, hospitalization and rehabilitation charges for spinal cord injury can cause significant economic burden due to the devastating and debilitating neurological deficits. The management of SCI is mainly supportive, and an improvement in outcome is usually seen with administration of methylprednisolone within 8 hours of injury. In a recent study, W.L. Huang from the Neuroscience Centre, Institute of Cell & Molecular Science, Queen Mary University of London, UK, and colleagues evaluated the effect of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in a rat model of SCI, and concluded that the outcome after SCI significantly improved by combining an initial acute intravenous injection of DHA followed by a sustained dietary supplementation (Brain, 2007).
Posted in Critical Care, Drug Development, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, Head and Neck, Internal Medicine, Molecular Biology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Nutrition, Patient Care, Pharma, Pharmacology