Today is World Hemophilia Day: "Outreach and Identification"
World Hemophilia Day is observed annually on April 17 by the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH). It is an opportunity to help people with bleeding disorders live healthier, longer and more productive lives by educating and empowering them through knowledge sharing, information exchanges, education and training..... read more
A global measles crisis' is well underway, say UNICEF & WHO
Noting a 300 per cent surge in the number of measles cases during the first three months of this year, compared to the same period last year, two UN agency heads declared on Monday that we now stand “in the middle of a global measles crisis”...... read more
Researchers 3D-print heart from human patient's cells
Researchers have 3D-printed a heart using a patient's cells, providing hope that the technique could be used to heal hearts or engineer new ones for transplants.
"This is the first time anyone anywhere has successfully engineered and printed an entire heart replete with cells, blood vessels, ventricles and chambers," Professor Tal Dvir of Tel Aviv University's School of Molecular.... read more
Canagliflozin shown to be renoprotective in type 2 diabetes patients with CKD
In patients with type 2 diabetes and stage 2 or 3 kidney disease, the risk of kidney failure and cardiovascular events was lower with once daily oral canagliflozin 100 mg than with placebo group at a median follow-up of 2.62 years, according to the results of the phase III CREDENCE trial (Canagliflozin and Renal Events in Diabetes with Established Nephropathy Clinical Evaluation) trial....read more
Many heart attack patients do not need ICU care, suggests study
Many patients who suffer a type of heart attack known as an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are treated in the intensive care unit (ICU), despite a relatively low risk of developing a complication requiring ICU care,....read more
Esophageal reflux is common post-sleeve gastrectomy
Findings of a new systematic review and meta-analysis reported in the Annals of Surgery, online March 1, 2019 show a 19% overall increase in the prevalence of esophageal reflux after sleeve gastrectomy....read more