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 •  January 29

Intravenous bevacizumab should be considered as a first-line therapy for the treatment of refractory bleeding in patients with severe hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, reports Mayo Clinic Proceedings Patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) with severe bleeding, who were treated with intravenous bevacizumab, reported a marked...

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 •  January 24

Stable, self-disrupting microbubbles as intravenous oxygen carriers Severe oxygen deficiency eventually leads to cardiac arrest. If the blood’s oxygen content cannot be rapidly re-established, the patient may die within minutes. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, American scientists have introduced air-filled microbubbles that could be used as an...

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 •  January 5

At the neonatology ward of the Vienna General Hospital (Medical University Vienna), physicians compared two mixtures of intravenous lipids for nutrition with support coming from the FWF. The researchers found no amelioration with respect to bile-flow complications in extremely low birth weight preterm babies in incubators, but they did discover...

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 •  December 28, 2017

Peripheral intravenous cannula (PIVC) insertion in the emergency department can be reduced using a multimodal approach designed to support critical thinking and promote clinically appropriate peripheral intravenous cannula insertion and use. That is the primary finding of a study to be published in the January 2018 issue of Academic Emergency...

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 •  December 5, 2017

The investigational Zika purified inactivated virus (ZPIV) vaccine was well-tolerated and induced an immune response in participants, according to initial results from three Phase 1 clinical trials. Scientists at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), part of the U.S. Department of Defense, are developing the vaccine as well as leading...

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 •  October 11, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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...