Considering the Experience of Being One of the Last Mortals

With the development of rejuvenation therapies underway, and accelerating, somewhere ahead lies a dividing line. Some people will be the last to age to death, too comprehensively damaged for the technologies of the time to recover. Everyone else will live indefinitely in youth and health, protected from aging by periodic repair of the underlying cell and tissue damage that causes dysfunction and disease. Where is that dividing line? No one can say in certainty. I look at the children of today, with long lives ahead of them, and find it hard to believe that in a hundred years the problem won't be solved well in time for them to live for as long as they choose. Equally, people in middle age today will certainly benefit greatly from the advent of first generation rejuvenation technologies, such as senolytics, each narrowly focused on one mechanism of aging. Yet I'm skeptical that matters will progress rapidly enough to rescue them. So somewhere between those two points are the people on the very edge; the last mortals. In a sense this isn't terribly profound at all. It is the same story for every as yet uncontrolled medical condition, where the medical research community is working towards effective treatments that will arrive at some uncertain future date. There will be those who are the last to die, just as the therapies that save everyone else are rolling out. It is only the magnitude that is greater in the case of aging - a hundred or a thousand times greater. Does th...
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Source: Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Cardiovascular - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Abstract Objectives: To investigate the association between clinical hematologic parameters and saphenous vein graft failure after on-pump coronary artery bypass surgery. Methods: A total of 1950 consecutive patients underwent isolated on-pump coronary artery surgery between November 2010 and February 2013. Of these, 284 patients met our inclusion criteria; their preoperative clinical hematological parameters were retrospectively obtained for this cohort study. And of them, 109 patients underwent conventional coronary angiography after graft failure was revealed by coronary computed tomography angiography. The primary endp...
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Authors: Pérez-García F PMID: 31326095 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medicina Clinica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med Clin (Barc) Source Type: research
Authors: Kant R, Khapre M, Singh A PMID: 31325284 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Authors: Karekar SR, Marathe PA Abstract Delamanid is a nitro-dihydro-imidazooxazole compound which was developed by a Japanese company, Otsuka Holdings inc. and has shown in-vitro and in-vivo activity against drug resistant tuberculosis. The drug exerts its anti-mycobacterial activity by inhibition of mycolic acid biosynthesis, leading to defective cell wall formation ultimately leading to bacterial death. Following the promising results in Phase 2 trials, Delamanid received approval in European Union in 2014, following which it was also approved in Japan and Korea in the same year. It was approved in India recent...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
Conclusion: AGP is one of the most recent, innovative developments that are being used to monitor Glycaemic variability in DM patients. AGP is generated from the Flash Glucose Monitoring device which is like a CGM device attached to the patient for a maximum period of 14 days, which checks the ISF glucose at every 15 minutes. We are able to get a Glycaemic variability curve, a median, a modal, various percentiles and statistical data generated through this. AGP study in the patient provides the doctor with an opportunity to have a complete glycemic picture of the patient l. It offers a reliable, predictive, standardized vi...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
This study was conducted to find a correlation between thyroid profile and sepsis and associate it with the acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II (APACHE II) score. Background: :A cross-sectional study was conducted from January 2015 to December 2015 at the Department of Medicine, KLES Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital and Medical Research Center, Belagavi. A total of 100 patients aged 18 years or more fulfilling the sepsis criteria were included in the study. Patients were subjected to clinical examination followed by systemic examination. The clinical severity as well as the prediction of outcome was assessed b...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
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