Health Highlights: April 18, 2016

NFL Concussion Settlement Upheld by Appeals Court Pancreas Cell Transplants Reduce Type 1 Diabetes Patients' Risk of Complications: Study Teen Ordered to Undergo Chemotherapy Says New Mass Found in Lungs Large Health Coverage Gains for Minorities Under Affordable Care Act
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ConclusionsFinancial incentives are useful for engaging Medicaid enrollees in disease prevention programs, but program engagement may not necessarily lead to changing patterns of healthcare utilization and expenditures in the short run.
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 November 2018Source: Pathology - Research and PracticeAuthor(s): Li MaAbstractNeoadjuvant chemotherapy(NCT) has become the standard treatment for breast cancer. The information about the tumor’s sensitivity to chemotherapy and prognostic significance based on response to therapy can be provided after individualized neoadjuvant treatment. The biomarkers are key factors in the decision-making process regarding treatment as well as important prognostic indicators. Studies have shown that patients who achieve pathological complete response(pCR) after NCT have a better prognosis. For ...
Source: Pathology Research and Practice - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe current study indicates that a history of OSAS/CSAS, myocardial infarction and BMI > 30 might be related to ICU admission in influenza patients. Second, ICU patients develop more pulmonary co-infections. Last, (pre-existent) renal failure and diabetes mellitus are more often observed in non-survivors.
Source: Journal of Critical Care - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Publication date: February 2019Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America, Volume 31, Issue 1Author(s): Simran K. Sindhu, Julie E. Bauman
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2018Source: Pharmacological ResearchAuthor(s): Kadidia Diallo, Abel K. Oppong, Gareth E. LimAbstractSince their initial characterization as abundant brain proteins more than 5 decades ago, a resurgence into the cellular functions of 14-3-3 proteins has emerged. While one of the earliest functions attributed to this eukaryotic scaffold protein family was the activation of enzymes involved in catecholamine and serotonin biosynthesis, 14-3-3 proteins have since been implicated in the regulation of several cellular processes including cell-cycle control, apoptosis, and metabolism....
Source: Pharmacological Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Publication date: February 2019Source: Biomedicine &Pharmacotherapy, Volume 110Author(s): Nahid Aboutaleb, Hosein Jamali, Maryam Abolhasani, Hamidreza Pazoki ToroudiAbstractRenal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury following kidney transplantation has been found to be a great clinical problem owing to initiation of acute inflammatory responses and subsequently rapid loss of kidney function. It is well known that lavender oil exhibits an extensive spectrum of pharmacological and biochemical activities. The purpose of this study was to clarify molecular targets of lavender in treatment of this disease.Male Wistar rats weig...
Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ConclusionEmodin improves glucose metabolism to produce anti-IR effects, and downregulation of miR-20b thereby upregulation of SMAD7 is an underlying mechanism for the beneficial effects of emodin.Graphical abstract
Source: Phytomedicine - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
In conclusion, ALBI score demonstrated significant predictive capabilities for survival in patients with compensated cirrhosis resected for hepatocellular carcinoma. PMID: 30431722 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research
Follow me on Twitter @RobShmerling Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a condition that causes damage to the substance that covers nerve cells. This interrupts normal communication between nerves, leading to problems with movement, speech, and other functions. We don’t know what causes MS but we think it is an autoimmune disease. What is an autoimmune disease? Autoimmune diseases develop when a person’s immune system goes after its own tissues and organs. Autoimmune disease can affect all parts of the body. For example: Type 1 diabetes. This is the type that usually affects kids and develops when abnormal antibodies at...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Brain and cognitive health Injuries Neurological conditions Prevention Safety MS multiple sclerosis Source Type: blogs
(MedPage Today) -- This weeks topics include random mutations and cancer risk, increased mortality and type 1 diabetes, concussion and rest, and kidney donation and pregnancy risk.
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiology Source Type: news
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