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 •  October 11

A study, published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, indicated that epidural analgesia had no impact on the duration of the second stage of labor, fetal position during birth, prevalence of episiotomy, normal vaginal delivery rate, or any other fetal well-being measures investigated by researchers. © ravipat / Shutterstock.com In this study,...

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 •  October 3

To win the battle against heart disease, cardiologists need better ways to identify the composition of plaque most likely to rupture and cause a heart attack. Angiography allows them to examine blood vessels for constricted regions by injecting them with a contrast agent before X-raying them. But because plaque does not always result in constricted...

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 •  September 11

Sepsis or septicemia is a serious medical condition in which the overwhelming and automatic response of the body toward an infection leads to inflammation of the body parts, tissue damage, and organ failure. This disease is often difficult to diagnose and develops into severe sepsis and septic shock over time, if not treated properly. Sepsis is...

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 •  September 7

An interview with Dr. Richard Brandon, Chief Scientific Officer, Immunexpress, conducted by April Cashin-Garbutt, MA (Cantab) What is systemic inflammation and how many different underlying causes are there? Firstly, it is necessary to make a distinction between systemic inflammation and Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS). SIRS consists...

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 •  August 11

Secondary liver cancer is a condition in which the primary cancer cells have spread to the liver. Cancers such as bowel cancer, lung cancer, and breast cancer can spread to liver. For example, when an individual has lung cancer, and cancerous cells extend to the liver, then liver cancer comprises cancer cells that are from the lungs. Managing...

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 •  June 28

Apomorphine subcutaneous infusion is an effective treatment for Parkinson patients whose motor fluctuations are poorly controlled by conventional therapies. This was shown by the large-scale TOLEDO study presented at the Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) in Amsterdam. A new study proves that apomorphine subcutaneous infusions...

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 •  February 14

Constant infusion of a drug now used intermittently to "rescue" patients with Parkinson's from bouts of immobility may also help avoid these debilitating symptoms and smooth out their movement throughout the day, physician-scientists say. "As presently used, this therapy helps bridge a gap," said Dr. Kapil D. Sethi, neurologist at the Medical...

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 •  January 4

Current recommendations that a central catheter is required for continuous intravenous infusion of 3 percent sodium chloride solution should be re-evaluated, according to a study in the American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC). The study, "Safety of Continuous Peripheral Infusion of 3% Sodium Chloride Solution in Neurocritical Care Patients,"...

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 •  December 6, 2016

Aussie researchers have found a new way to make one of the most common medical procedures in the world - placing drips or intravenous (IV) lines - safer, less painful and potentially more cost effective. The researchers, who were funded by the Emergency Medicine Foundation of Australia (EMF), found that using medical skin glue to hold hospital...

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 •  August 29, 2016

Direct catheter-based thrombectomy is equally effective to bridging thrombolysis in the treatment of acute ischaemic stroke, according to results from the observational PRAGUE-16 registry study presented at ESC Congress 2016 today. "If left untreated, acute ischaemic stroke caused by a major artery occlusion results in death for up to half of...