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30th January, 2018
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Microneedle blood-collection devices

The touch-activated phlebotomy device is a new and nearly painless method of collecting blood sample for lab tests. The FDA-approved, single-use, 1.5-inch diameter device adheres to a patient’s skin. Once tapped, the device uses 30 microneedles and a small vacuum to collect 100 microliters of capillary blood over 2 to 3 minutes until the fill indicator signals the collection is complete. Currently, the device is approved only to test HbA1c to evaluate glycemic control.

Venipuncture, which is used to currently draw blood samples, is a painful and unpleasant procedure for many. At times, more than one puncture might need to be made if not properly done. This new method is painless, simple and fast. It also reduces needle stick injuries.... read more

Top News

WHO lauds launch of global partnership to tackle leprosy

New Delhi, Jan 27 (PTI) With over two lakh new cases of leprosy reported each year on an average globally, WHO has lauded the launch of a global partnership to stop leprosy, saying stronger force with a common vision was needed for speeding up efforts to end the disease.... read more

Republic Day Celebrations at KIMS

The 69th Republic Day was celebrated in a grand manner at the Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) Deemed University in Karad, Maharashtra. The flag was hoisted by Dr Vedprakash Mishra, Chancellor of the university.... read more

Practice Updates

First ASCO guidelines for treatment of mesothelioma

First-ever clinical practice guidelines from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recommend chemotherapy as the mainstay of treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), as most patients have unresectable disease at diagnosis. Published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology the guidelines have more than 60 recommendations for diagnosis,... read more

MIND diet slows cognitive decline in stroke survivors

A diet that zeros in on foods that promote brain health, including vegetables, berries, fish and olive oil, helps to substantially slow cognitive decline in stroke survivors, according to preliminary research presented January 25, 2018 at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2018... read more

Bevacizumab maintenance monotherapy does not improve overall survival

Findings from the open-label, controlled, phase III PRODIGE 9 trial reported online January 18, 2018 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology showed that in 491 patients randomly assigned to bevacizumab maintenance monotherapy did not improve progression-free survival,... read more

Revised classification for head and neck CSCC

Comparison of tumor classifications for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck in the 7th vs 8th Edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual Published online December 20, 2017 in JAMA Dermatology showed that AJCC 8 demonstrates superior homogeneity and monotonicity compared with AJCC 7.... read more

Menopause aggravates symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

A recent study published January 29, 2018 in Rheumatology suggests that women with rheumatoid arthritis suffer a worsening progression in decline physical function following menopause. Compared to postmenopausal women, premenopausal women had less functional decline..... read more

EMA recommends shingles vaccine for adults aged 50 and older

The European Medicines Agency's (EMA's) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended granting marketing authorization for recombinant, adjuvanted herpes zoster vaccine (Shingrix, GlaxoSmithKline.... read more

Recent Updates

Effectiveness of IHD with Adsorptive PMMA Membrane in Myeloma Cast Nephropathy.

A new study published in the American Journal of Nephrology evaluated the effectiveness of a combination of chemotherapy and intensive hemodialysis (IHD) with an adsorbent.... read more

The Clinical Significance of Physical Activity in Maintenance Dialysis Patients.

A new study published in the Kidney & Blood Pressure Research evaluated the effects of physical activity on various aspects, in Asian dialysis patients. In this retrospective cohort study... read more

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Processed foods and additives exacerbate chances of acquiring inflammatory bowel diseases
It is important to identify triggers and eliminate certain foods from the diet
New Delhi, 29 January 2018: Research indicates that there has been a spurt in the number of people with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) in India. The reasons attributed to this surge are usage of too many preservatives, additives, highly processed foods, and mineral water. Processed foods can alter the gut biome and eventually affect the immune system.
Emulsifiers or smoothing agents used in food to give a creamy texture can break down the heavy mucus that lines the gut and prevents bacteria from coming into contact with gut cells. In such cases, the bacteria cause inflammation in the gut, which can also lead to changes in metabolism.
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