The Most Exciting Health Stories Of 2014

While 2014 will forever be known as the year of the world's biggest Ebola outbreak -- and the first cases of Ebola contracted in the United States -- the virus is just one of several impactful changes in our medical and personal health landscape. From cancer research breakthroughs to innovative food policies to strides in the search for an HIV vaccine, we're quite a bit further in our understanding of medicine than we were last year. Thanks to research in 2014... Your Fitness Tracker Data Could Lead To The Next Big Medical Discovery Your FitBit, Jawbone and other personal tracking devices and apps are logging every step you take, every bite you eat and every hour you sleep. All of that data is a potential treasure trove for health researchers, which is why University of California, San Francisco and the American Heart Association are inviting people from all over the world to plug their apps and devices into the Health eHeart platform. The hope is that people who track their health data can provide scientists with powerful, real-world and real-time insights that they can then use to make observations and associations between things like exercise, diet and heart disease. Dr. Elliott Antman, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and president of the American Heart Association, called the big data push unprecedented and said it could pave the way for how big clinical research projects are conducted in the future. "This dwarfs even the largest studies t...
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Publication date: September 2018Source: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports, Volume 16Author(s): Maria Bleier, Nataliya Yuskiv, Tina Priest, Marioara Angela Moisa Popurs, Sylvia Stockler-Ipsiroglu, BC Children's Hospital, The University of British ColumbiaAbstractMorquio B disease (MBD) or Mucopolysaccharidosis type IV B (MPS IV B) is caused by particular GLB1 mutations specifically affecting the affinity of beta-galactosidase to keratan sulphate, resulting in dysostosis multiplex resembling Morquio A (MPS IV A) disease (GALNS deficiency). Additional neuronopathic features of GM1 II/III (juvenile/adult) gangliosidosi...
Source: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
Authors: Ibrahim E, Sultan W, Helal S, Abo-Elwafa H, Abdelaziz A Abstract BACKGROUND: Conscious sedation is usually required during flexible bronchoscopy. Sedation should be achieved without respiratory depression or loss of consciousness. The present study was designed to evaluate the effect of pregabalin pre-medication on reducing the amount of sedatives and to show its advantages for patients undergoing flexible bronchoscopy with dexmedetomidine. METHODS: Seventy patients undergoing elective flexible bronchoscopy were randomly divided into two groups of 35 patients each. All patients received premedication o...
Source: Minerva Anestesiologica - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Minerva Anestesiol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 July 2018Source: European UrologyAuthor(s): Felix Preisser, Elio Mazzone, Sebastiano Nazzani, Marco Bandini, Zhe Tian, Michele Marchioni, Thomas Steuber, Fred Saad, Francesco Montorsi, Shahrokh F. Shariat, Hartwig Huland, Markus Graefen, Derya Tilki, Pierre I. KarakiewiczAbstractCytoreductive radical prostatectomy (CRP) may offer a survival advantage, according to several retrospective analyses. However, few data are available regarding the morbidity of radical prostatectomy in the metastatic setting. We addressed intra- and postoperative complications of CRP relative to radical prosta...
Source: European Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 July 2018Source: European UrologyAuthor(s): Ilaria Cavarretta, Nicasio Mancini, Andrea Salonia
Source: European Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 July 2018Source: European UrologyAuthor(s): Atiqullah Aziz, Matthias May, Oliver W. Hakenberg, Sabine D. Brookman-May
Source: European Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONThe significance of BDR for pT2 or higher advanced GBC without biliary infiltration was equivocal because the patients received no survival benefit by undergoing BDR.
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 July 2018Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): Maria Anna Smolle, Michael Parry, Lee Jeys, Seggy Abudu, Robert GrimerAbstractObjectivesSynovial sarcoma, a distinct subtype of soft tissue sarcomas (STS), is typically found in young patients. Long history of symptoms and heterogeneous clinical presentation sometimes delays diagnosis. Children have been reported to have a better prognosis than adults in some series.The main emphasis of this study was to determine differences between children and adults and to investigate prognostic factors regarding cancer specific survi...
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionTPE is an invasive treatment for rectal cancer with high 30-day mortality in elderly patients. Oncological outcomes are similar in elderly and younger patients. Therefore, TPE should not be withheld because of high age only, but careful patient selection is needed.
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe nomograms were able to more accurately predict 3- and 5-year OS and CSS of patients with GISTs than were existing models.
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 July 2018Source: The Lancet Respiratory MedicineAuthor(s): Sanjeevan Muruganandan, Maree Azzopardi, Deirdre B Fitzgerald, Ranjan Shrestha, Benjamin C H Kwan, David C L Lam, Christian C De Chaneet, Muhammad Redzwan S Rashid Ali, Elaine Yap, Claire L Tobin, Luke A Garske, Phan T Nguyen, Christopher Stanley, Natalia D Popowicz, Christopher Kosky, Rajesh Thomas, Catherine A Read, Charley A Budgeon, David Feller-Kopman, Nick A MaskellSummaryBackgroundIndwelling pleural catheters are an established management option for malignant pleural effusion and have advantages over talc slurry pleurode...
Source: The Lancet Respiratory Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
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