Weekend Roundup: Politicizing the 'Rule Of Law' in China -- And the U.S.

Ironies abound. While America is engaged in a bitter partisan battle during this election season over who will control the "non-partisan" U.S. Supreme Court, China's Communist Party authorities are arresting lawyers in the name of establishing the "rule of law." The politicization of America's highest court will play itself out over the coming months, potentially leading to a constitutional crisis if the Republican-dominated Senate resists timely confirmation of President Obama's nominee. The framers of the U.S. Constitution created a Supreme Court that was independent from the political branches of government and insulated from public opinion for the very reason that they feared the immediate passions of the public, expressed through an elected Congress, would run roughshod over the "rule of law" whenever decisions were unpopular. China's play of contraries is already well underway. As Zheng Yongnian writes from Singapore, "There is a big gap between ideal and reality. Less than one year after the party invoked the building of the 'rule of law,' 317 human rights lawyers, activists and their family members in China were reportedly detained." He explains how the authorities act quickly to stem any "politicization" of cases that could be construed as a challenge to party dominance: "When legal practitioners leave the court and go onto the street, resorting to politically sensitive activities, they step on the bottom line ...
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Conclusions: The present study seeks to provide new insight in the pathophysiological mechanisms linking reduced kidney function to cardiovascular disease. In addition, we aim to enlighten predictors of adverse cardiovascular outcome in living kidney donors. The study is registered at Clinical-Trials.gov (identifier: NCT03729557). PMID: 31718316 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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HeartVista is hoping to increase the use of CardiacMRI’s. To achieve this goal, the Los Altos, CA-based company has developed the One Click Cardiac Package MRI software, which recently received FDA clearance. “It has been widely excepted in the clinical community and the scientific community that cardiac MRI is the gold standard for everything that you can almost do or diagnose in a cardiac setting,” Itamar Kandel, HeartVista’s CEO, told MD+DI. “But the problem is that the actual scan itself is very complex; takes a lot of time, and t...
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Conclusion: Considering the poor oral hygiene and high clinical periodontal parameters of heart transplant recipients, periodontal evaluation should be done regularly before and after transplantation. The patient's daily oral hygiene regimens should be evaluated carefully in this evaluation session and modified based on their gingival health, manual skill and motivational levels. The importance of oral health and its effects on systemic health should also be explained to the transplant recipients in detail. PMID: 31661343 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - Category: Dentistry Authors: Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research
Pocket-size ultrasound devices that cost 50 times less than the machines in hospitals (and connect to your phone). Virtual reality that speeds healing in rehab. Artificial intelligence that’s better than medical experts at spotting lung tumors. These are just some of the innovations now transforming medicine at a remarkable pace. No one can predict the future, but it can at least be glimpsed in the dozen inventions and concepts below. Like the people behind them, they stand at the vanguard of health care. Neither exhaustive nor exclusive, the list is, rather, representative of the recasting of public health and medic...
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BOSTON (CBS) — The stethoscope has been a “tried and true” tool for doctors and nurses for two centuries, but it may soon become obsolete. According to reporting by the Associated Press, new devices may take its place: digital versions that can pair with smartphones and handheld ultrasound scanners than can show the heart in action, leaky valves and all. Advances in artificial intelligence can also help providers interpret what they’re hearing and seeing on the spot. Within a decade, you may see your doctor walk in the room with an ultrasound in her pocket rather than a stethoscope around her neck.
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Nanorobots swimming in blood vessels, in silico clinical trials instead of experimenting with drugs on animals and people, remote brain surgeries with the help of 5G networks – the second part of our shortlist on some astonishing ideas and innovations that could give us a glimpse into the future of medicine is ready for you to digest. Here, we’re going beyond the first part with medical tricorders, the CRISPR/Cas-9 gene-editing method, and other futuristic medical technologies to watch for. 11) In silico clinical trials against testing drugs on animals As technologies transform every aspect of healthcare,...
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CHICAGO (AP) — Two centuries after its invention, the stethoscope — the very symbol of the medical profession — is facing an uncertain prognosis. It is threatened by hand-held devices that are also pressed against the chest but rely on ultrasound technology, artificial intelligence and smartphone apps instead of doctors’ ears to help detect leaks, murmurs, abnormal rhythms and other problems in the heart, lungs and elsewhere. Some of these instruments can yield images of the beating heart or create electrocardiogram graphs. Dr. Eric Topol, a world-renowned cardiologist, considers the stethoscope obs...
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Response by Nytrøen et al to Letter Regarding Article, "Effect of High-Intensity Interval Training in De Novo Heart Transplant Recipients in Scandinavia". Circulation. 2019 Oct 22;140(17):e735-e736 Authors: Nytrøen K, Rolid K, Gullestad L PMID: 31634012 [PubMed - in process]
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Letter by Haegele et al Regarding Article, "Effect of High-Intensity Interval Training in De Novo Heart Transplant Recipients in Scandinavia". Circulation. 2019 Oct 22;140(17):e733-e734 Authors: Haegele M, Strebel I, Pfister O PMID: 31634010 [PubMed - in process]
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