Medical Laboratories Could Be Threatening the Survival of Horseshoe Crabs

Horseshoe crabs have been utilized by the biomedical industry to save millions of lives around the globe for years. But now researchers fear the practice of bleeding them may be threatening their survival Many medical laboratory scientists are aware that horseshoe crabs are harvested to get their blue blood and the limulus amebocyte lysate, or […]
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Publication date: September 2018Source: Advances in Medical Sciences, Volume 63, Issue 2Author(s): Thomas J. Humphries, Brittny Rule, Augustina Ogbonnaya, Michael Eaddy, Orsolya Lunacsek, Lois Lamerato, Jennifer PocoskiAbstractPurposePrevious retrospective claims database analyses reported increased prevalence and earlier onset of cardiovascular comorbidities in patients with versus without hemophilia A. A comprehensive chart review was designed to further investigate previous findings.MethodsThis retrospective chart review study was conducted at Henry Ford Health System (Detroit, MI, USA). Baseline demographics, bleeding ...
Source: Advances in Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
ConclusionHalf of GC patients had an ED visit prompting diagnosis, which is independently associated with increased mortality. Efforts should focus on reducing EDdx rates to improve GC outcomes.
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionIn patients with combined colon and renal injuries, it seems reasonable to treat each organ on its own merit, without the expectation of increased morbidity or mortality. In the non-damage control setting, most colonic injuries may be safely repaired, and a peri-renal haematoma that is not expanding or actively bleeding may be safely left alone.
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
By JESSICA DAMASSA What do health tech investors think is ‘hot’ these days? Where is the money going? I ran into Marvin Liao, partner at 500 Startups (a VC fund/accelerator program that has made more than 2000 investments in early-stage tech startups over the past eight years) at ICEE Health in Bucharest, Romania, last month and had a chance to ask. With refreshing candor, Marvin weighs in on whether or not digital therapeutics, mental health, and biotech have room to grow — and if Apple, Google, and Amazon really have the power to change the future of health. Where is he most bullish? It’...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Jessica DaMassa WTF Health 500 Startups Digital health investing Health Tech Investing Marvin Laio VCs Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: IPS e.max Press crowns exhibited satisfactory clinical performance with high survival rate. No dentinal sensitivity was recorded. Plaque retention and gingival recession were similar to contralateral control teeth. Poor periodontal health was related to the subgingival crown margins.
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Authors: Mirza FG, Kadir RA, Breymann C, Fraser IS, Taher A Abstract INTRODUCTION: Iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia are highly prevalent among women throughout their lives. Some females are particularly vulnerable to iron deficiency/iron deficiency anemia, including those with heavy menstrual bleeding and pregnant/postpartum women. Despite the high prevalence of iron deficiency/iron deficiency anemia in women, the condition is still underdiagnosed, and therefore undertreated, with serious clinical consequences. Areas covered: The following review examines the impact of iron deficiency and iron deficiency ...
Source: Expert Review of Hematology - Category: Hematology Tags: Expert Rev Hematol Source Type: research
Authors: Boon G, van Dam LF, Klok FA, Huisman MV Abstract INTRODUCTION: Venous thromboembolism (VTE), including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), is the third most frequent cardiovascular disease besides myocardial infarction and stroke. Since DVT may cause life-threatening conditions, treatment should be started as soon as possible. This comprises certain challenges in special populations. Areas covered: In cancer-associated VTE, current treatment is different from non-cancer VTE due to disease-related interventions and higher bleeding risks. In treatment of patients with extensive DVT, the r...
Source: Expert Review of Hematology - Category: Hematology Tags: Expert Rev Hematol Source Type: research
ConclusionRectal surgery in inflammatory conditions is technically challenging. Close rectal dissection is an alternate approach available to colorectal surgeons in these cases to minimize pelvic morbidity and optimize postoperative outcomes.
Source: The Surgeon - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
A 69-year-old man was referred to our department because of acute renal failure. Three months prior, he was diagnosed with rectal adenocarcinoma, which was revealed by digestive bleeding and altered general status. The patient was treated by radiotherapy and chemotherapy using capecitabin. On admission, blood pressure was 105/70 mm  Hg and temperature was 36°C. Skin examination showed bilateral leg edema and a striking purpura (Figure 1). Laboratory investigations revealed acute renal failure with increased serum creatinine at 409 μmol/l against 86 μmol/l 6 months before.
Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Make Your Diagnosis Source Type: research
Reprocessed HARMONIC Ace¿ +7, 5mm Diameter Shears with Advanced Hemostasis (HARH), Item Number HARH36 Product Usage: The Reprocessed HARMONIC ACE¿+7, 5 mm Diameter Shears with Advanced Hemostasis are indicated for soft tissue incisions when bleeding control and minimal thermal injury are desired. The instruments can be used as an adjunct to or substitute for electrosurgery, lasers and steel scalpels in general, plastic, pediatric, gynecologic, urologic, thoracic, exposure to orthopedic structures (such as spine and joint space), sealing and transection of lymphatic vessels, and other open and endoscopic proce...
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