CVD Mortality Similar With Diuretic, ACE Inhibitor, or Calcium Channel Blocker
MONDAY, Dec. 4, 2023 -- For patients with hypertension and at least one other coronary heart disease risk factor, cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality is similar for those receiving a thiazide-type diuretic, calcium channel blocker (CCB), or... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - December 4, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Colchicine: the good, the bad, the ugly, and how to minimise the risks - Stamp LK, Horsley C, Karu LT, Dalbeth N, Barclay M.
Colchicine has an important role in managing various conditions, including gout, familial Mediterranean fever, amyloidosis, Behcet's syndrome, recurrent pericarditis, and calcium pyrophosphate deposition disease. The adverse effect profile of colchicine is... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

iCAD's ProFound AI Can Predict 1-2 Year Risk for Breast Cancer and Reveal Insights for Heart Disease
New research presented at Radiological Society of North America annual meeting confirms ability of ProFound Breast Health Suite to predict a woman's one to two-year risk for breast cancer • iCAD unveils new solution that assesses calcium deposits in the breast arteries as a proxy for hidden…#emilyconant #breastai #nashua #nh #rsna #profoundai #danabrown #profoundhearthealth #clinicians #bac (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does the liner material influence pulpal vitality in deep carious cavities submitted to selective caries removal? A network meta-analysis review
ConclusionPulpal vitality was not affected by material used as liner after selective caries removal in deep carious cavities.Clinical relevanceCurrent clinical evidence supports the weak recommendation to not use calcium hydroxide as liner after SCR.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 20, 2023 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A Double Lock Gates Calcium Signaling
Recent studies settle a debate over how the second messenger NAADP, with no known binding site, evokes calcium release from ion channels.  (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 14, 2023 Category: Science Tags: News News & Opinion Source Type: news

AI analysis of chest CT exams predicts cardiovascular disease
Tuesday, November 28 | 3:00 p.m.-3:10 p.m. | T7-SSCA06-1 | Room E353BA deep-learning algorithm can predict a patient’s risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) from analysis of a single chest CT image, according to a group of researchers from Harvard Medical School.Although a patient’s coronary artery calcium score (CAC) from a cardiac CT exam can be used to refine a patient’s risk of ASCVD, presenter Vineet Kalathur Raghu, PhD, and colleagues wanted to explore the potential utility of chest CT studies for this crucial task. To accomplish this goal, they developed CT-CV-Risk, a deep-learning algorithm t...
Source: Headlines - November 8, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Erik L. Ridley Tags: 2023 AI Preview Source Type: news

What to Know About Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Kids
The human heart is a muscle, but it’s also a kind of complicated balloon—a balloon that fills and empties roughly 60 to 100 times every minute, and several billion times during the course of a lifetime. Among people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the walls of the heart muscle are abnormally thick. This thickness can interfere with the heart’s normal filling-and-emptying operation. “If you think of a balloon made with super-thick rubber, you have to blow harder to fill it, and it’s the same with a hypertrophic heart,” says Dr. Daphne Hsu, professor of pediatrics and medicine at Ped...
Source: TIME: Health - November 2, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized freelance healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Minnies winners for 2023 highlight AI, innovation in radiology
Each year, the Minnies award winners reflect the current challenges, issues, and advances in radiology. And 2023 is no exception.Notably, AI was even more prevalent this year among the Minnies winners than in the past. The technology figured prominently in five Minnies categories, including Hottest Clinical Procedure. And for the first time since 2018, physician burnout did not win the Minnies award for Biggest Threat to Radiology. Workforce shortages were deemed by our Expert Panel to be the biggest threat in 2023.In addition to a few previous winners adding to their Minnies trophy collection, several of this year's winne...
Source: Headlines - October 31, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Erik L. Ridley, Kate Madden Yee, Will Morton, Amerigo Allegretto, and Liz Carey Tags: Clinical News Source Type: news

ASA: Studies Present Solutions for Preventing Blood Loss After Cesarean
MONDAY, Oct. 30, 2023 -- Calcium chloride (CaCl) can reduce quantitative blood loss (QBL) after cesarean delivery and a uterine tone score can predict outcomes after cesarean delivery, according to two studies presented at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2023, the... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - October 30, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

‘Why can’t you make a coral out of an anemone?’
Reefs are vibrant, living structures laid down over time by tiny tentacled animals. But how exactly corals construct the crystals that become the reefs’ craggy rocks—a process known as biomineralization—has long been a mystery. In June, University of Florida (UF) marine biologist Federica Scucchia believed she and her colleagues had finally made a breakthrough. Peering through a microscope at blue and red blobs along the tentacle of a 0.6-millimeter anemone, a soft-bodied coral relative, Scucchia saw signs that the team had managed to coax the creature to produce a coral protein that concentrates reef-building c...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 25, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

AI model predicts fracture risk using bone scans
A group in Australia has developed an AI model that shows promise in predicting fracture risk in patients based on dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) exams, according to a study published October 19 in JBMR Plus.The goal is to develop AI that could serve as a screening tool, wrote lead author Damith Senanayake, PhD, of the University of Melbourne, and colleagues.“Accurate prediction of fracture events could trigger prompt preventive strategies, which have demonstrated to be effective in reducing the number of events and their devastating consequences,” the researchers wrote.DEXA scans are one of the most frequentl...
Source: Headlines - October 23, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: Will Morton Tags: Clinical News Digital X-Ray Source Type: news

New Shockwave IVL Catheter to Debut at #TCT2023
Shockwave Medical, will be introducing their latest iteration of the intravascular Lithotripsy Catheter, the C2+, just approved by the U.S. FDA. The C2+ provides 50% more pulses and, according to Dr. Richard Shlofmitz of St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, NY,"will be an added benefit of IVL for optimally treating complex calcium, including more diffuse disease, as well as nodular and thick, eccentric calcium." (Source: News from Angioplasty.Org)
Source: News from Angioplasty.Org - October 22, 2023 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Excess of calcium build-up could be the cause of chemo brain fog for millions of cancer patients, study finds
Scientists think they have uncovered the cause of 'chemo-brain' experienced by some 75,000 cancer patients -a name given to memory and attention problems commonly found during treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 21, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Influence of intracanal medicaments on the periodontal and periapical healing in concurrent endodontic-periodontal lesions with/without communication: a systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionIn patients with/without concurrent endodontic-periodontal lesions, intracanal medication improved clinical periodontal parameters following endodontic therapy. In terms of influence on periapical healing, the results were inconclusive.Clinical relevanceTwo-visit RCT may be considered since it allows for the placement of an ICM in endodontic-periodontal lesions with/without communication. Sufficient time should be allowed after endodontic therapy for any potential periodontal regeneration to occur.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 20, 2023 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Targeting a coronavirus ion channel could yield new COVID-19 drugs
The genome of the SARS-CoV-2 virus encodes 29 proteins, one of which is an ion channel called E. This channel, which transports protons and calcium ions, induces infected cells to launch an inflammatory response that damages tissues and contributes to the symptoms of COVID-19. MIT chemists have now discovered the structure of the “open” state of this channel, which allows ions to flow through. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - October 16, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news