Traumatic Brain Injury Causes Intestinal Damage

University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers have found a two-way link between traumatic brain injury (TBI) and intestinal changes. These interactions may contribute to increased infections in these patients, and may also worsen chronic brain damage. This is the first study to find that TBI in mice can trigger delayed, long-term changes in [...]

By |2018-01-30T09:50:30+00:00January 30th, 2018|Emergency Medicine|0 Comments

Video Game Improves Doctors’ Recognition and Triage of Severe Trauma Patients

Playing an adventure video game featuring a fictitious, young emergency physician treating severe trauma patients was better than text-based learning at priming real doctors to quickly recognise the patients who needed higher levels of care, according to a new trial led by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The results, published by The BMJ, [...]

By |2018-01-30T09:49:14+00:00January 30th, 2018|Emergency Medicine|0 Comments

New Link Between Head Trauma, CTE and Lou Gehrig’s Disease Uncovered

Researchers at Western University have uncovered a unique neurobiological pathway triggered by head trauma which underlies both Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and Lou Gehrig’s disease. CTE is a fatal neurodegenerative disease shown to be a result of repeated head trauma, and is associated with elite athletes involved in contact sports. Previous research has shown that [...]

By |2018-01-30T09:48:09+00:00January 30th, 2018|Emergency Medicine|0 Comments

Effects of Weight on Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Revealed

New research had provided insights on the potential effects of weight on the health of individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A study published in Arthritis Care & Research examined how overweight and obesity may affect the likelihood of achieving remission in early RA. A separate study in Arthritis & Rheumatology focused on weight change in [...]

By |2018-01-25T15:21:54+00:00January 25th, 2018|Rheumatology|0 Comments

Arthritis During Pregnancy May Increase Chronic Disease Risk in Children

New research reveals that children born to women with rheumatoid arthritis face an increased susceptibility for certain chronic diseases. The findings, which appear in Arthritis Care & Research, should be used to increase awareness among paediatricians and general practitioners. Pregnant women with rheumatoid arthritis may be concerned that they might pass rheumatoid arthritis or other [...]

By |2018-01-25T15:20:23+00:00January 25th, 2018|Rheumatology|0 Comments

New Efforts to Standardise Treatments for Childhood Rheumatic Diseases

Paediatric rheumatic diseases are a varied group of rare diseases, including juvenile forms of arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, and other conditions. Currently, there is considerable variability in how patients with these diseases are treated in clinical practice, making it difficult to understand which therapies work best. A new review article in Arthritis & Rheumatology examines recent [...]

By |2018-01-25T15:19:04+00:00January 25th, 2018|Rheumatology|0 Comments

New Genes Influence Risk of Allergic Diseases

The world’s largest study into allergies has shown that the genetic risk factors for atopic dermatitis (eczema), hay fever, and asthma are generally inherited together. The findings of this study by a consortium of researchers, including research groups from the MDC and Charité, have now been published in Nature Genetics. Up to now, genetic studies [...]

By |2018-01-23T15:34:16+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Respiratory|0 Comments

Key Molecule Detected for Improving Cystic Fibrosis Treatments

Researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) have identified a promising solution to improving treatments offered to patients with cystic fibrosis. This advancement, published in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, could lead to the development of new personalised therapies in the near future. ‘Adding molecules called quorum-sensing inhibitors to current drugs [...]

By |2018-01-23T15:33:18+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Respiratory|0 Comments

New Therapeutic Approach for Advanced Lung Disease

According to the authors of a new study, new substances may potentially constitute a breakthrough in the treatment of COPD. The study was a co-operative effort between the team headed by Assistant Professor, Dr Jürgen Knobloch, from the Medical Clinic III for Pneumology, Sleep and Respiratory Medicine at the Bergmannsheil University Hospital in Bochum, Germany, [...]

By |2018-01-23T15:29:23+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Respiratory|0 Comments

Math Can Predict How Cancer Cells Evolve

Applied mathematics can be a powerful tool in helping predict the genesis and evolution of different types of cancers, a study from the University of Waterloo has found. The study used a form of mathematical analysis called evolutionary dynamics to look at how malignant mutations evolve in both stem and non-stem cells in colorectal and [...]

By |2018-01-22T14:56:24+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Oncology|0 Comments
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