TKR, KOA and gout

According to several cross-sectional and retrospective case-control studies, gout seems to be associated with knee osteoarthritis (KOA), say rheumatologists from Singapore. However, to date there......

"Bioengineering a human face graft"

The “matrix of identity” is how the authors of the present study call a human face graft, a “new pathway in tissue engineering”. This new pathway is necessary, explain the researchers at the......

Anesthesiology systematic reviews: Too heterogeneous?

Many systematic reviews (SR) in anesthesiology do not provide sufficient detail regarding heterogeneity, say US-American researchers at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Science. The...

TKR, KOA and gout

According to several cross-sectional and retrospective case-control studies, gout seems to be associated with knee osteoarthritis (KOA), say rheumatologists from Singapore. However, to date there......

"Bioengineering a human face graft"

The “matrix of identity” is how the authors of the present study call a human face graft, a “new pathway in tissue engineering”. This new pathway is necessary, explain the researchers at the......

Anesthesiology systematic reviews: Too heterogeneous?

Many systematic reviews (SR) in anesthesiology do not provide sufficient detail regarding heterogeneity, say US-American researchers at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Science. The...

The ANCA update

What is new regarding ANCA glomerulonephritis and vasculitis? Researchers at the University of North Carolina (US) give an overview based on current literature: Epidemiology and pathogenesis: ...

How to predict walking after spinal cord injury

Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) is a debilitating condition with limited treatment options. In the present study, Canadian researchers show a new version of an already existing clinical......

Fat grafting in breast reconstruction improves psychosocial well-being

Foto: iStock.com/SilviaJansen Studies have demonstrated that fat grafting is a useful adjunct to breast reconstruction for the treatment of contour irregularities and volume deficits. In the......

Neuromuscular blockade affects facemask ventilation

In a “cannot intubate” scenario, facemask ventilation of the lungs is a potentially vital rescue intervention. In the present study, German researchers from the University Hospital of Cologne and......

BMI identifies high-risk renal transplant patients

Body mass index (BMI) has a number of important associations for kidney transplant recipients (KTRs), say nephrologists at the University of Ferrara in Italy: For one, KTRs are bound to develop......

ACL reconstruction is cost-effective

Acute tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are common injuries among competitive athletes, and following treatment these players need to return to competitive play quickly. This is......

Cardiac surgery associated with acute and chronic kidney damage

30 to 50 percent of patients undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease experience some form of cardiac-surgery associated acute kidney injury (CS-AKI), report nephrologists at the University...

Predicting distal radius fracture healing

An interesting study design was developed by researchers at the University of Oulu in Finland: Who has the best ability to predict distal radius fracture healing: one individual surgeon (expert......

Wireless monitoring before and after cancer surgery

Is it feasible to wirelessly monitor patient-centered outcomes and recovery before and after major abdominal cancer surgery? Researchers at the City of Hope Hospital in Duarte, California,......

Indices for monitoring nociception during general anesthesia

Regarding diagnostic accuracy and prediction probability for nociceptive response, which is the optimal approach: an analgesic index or clinical parameters? Researchers at the University Medical......

eGFR and the risk of community-acquired infections

Community-acquired infections are common, associated with adverse outcomes and they therefore increase costs for the healthcare systems. An international team of researchers from renowned......

The line that signifies acetabular dysplasia

Currently, there are several radiographic parameters in use for the diagnosis of acetabular dysplasia in adults. However, say researchers at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, these......

Lichtenstein, TEP and TAPP

Austrian and German surgeons teamed up to compare the outcomes of patients with unilateral inguinal hernia after undergoing either i) Lichtenstein, ii) total extraperitoneal patch plasty (TEP) or......

How dexmedetomidine and propofol affect cerebral blood vessels

The issue with dexmedetomidine, as described by researchers at Ohio State University and the Cleveland Clinic, is that the drug constricts cerebral blood vessels without a concomitant reduction in...

Hemodialysis: Early readmission associated with mortality

In the United States, readmission of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) seems to be independently associated with a substantially increased risk of mortality, say researchers at the......

Patellar tendon autografts for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

To date, there is a lack of data on radiographic and physical results more than 20 years after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, say researchers at the Shelbourne Knee Center in......

Appendicitis: Antibiotics less costly than surgery

There is increasing evidence to use antibiotic therapy rather than surgery for uncomplicated acute appendicitis, say researchers at the Turku University Hospital in Finland. According to the......

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