Dangers of species to species transplants | Letter
Dr Julia Baines of Peta argues that advanced computer modelling and engineered human and plant tissues are far more accurate than these experimentsPeta scientists have consistently warned that animal-to-human transplants risk transmitting dangerous viruses, so the news that a pig virus may have contributed to the death of David Bennett, the world ’s first human recipient of a pig heart, was sadly predictable (Man who received landmark pig heart transplant died of pig virus, surgeon says, 6 May).After the Covid-19 pandemic, which has killedalmost 200,000 people in the UK, the public has little appetite for experimenters ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 8, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Medical research Health policy Politics Society Science Public services policy Coronavirus Infectious diseases World news UK news Source Type: news

Heated Intrathoracic Chemotherapy Could Extend Mesothelioma Survival
Patients with pleural mesothelioma undergoing aggressive surgery should consider combining it with controversial hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy to extend survival, according to a recent study. Although the procedure, also known as HITHOC, has yet to be proven effective in a randomized clinical trial – and still is being debated by mesothelioma specialists – the report has elevated its status as a potentially useful adjuvant. “We concluded that the heated chemotherapy, delivered in a specialty center, has shown benefit,” researcher Alan G. Dawson told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “It...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 3, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Tags: Pleural Treatment Source Type: news

What the Science Says About the Health Benefits of Vitamins and Supplements
From multivitamins and melatonin to fiber and fish oil, Americans who are trying to boost their health and immunity have a plethora of supplements to choose from. An estimated 58% of U.S. adults ages 20 and over take dietary supplements, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the supplement industry is valued at more than $30 billion a year. Supplement use has been growing rapidly over the past few decades along with the wellness industry. “The popular belief is that a supplement is going to be helpful for promoting health,” says Fang Fang Zhang, a professor at Tufts University&rs...
Source: TIME: Health - April 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sandeep Ravindran Tags: Uncategorized Diet & Nutrition healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

What is Vocal Cord Dysfunction?
Discussion Vocal cord function involves balancing muscular and neuronal functions. The superior laryngeal nerves (SLN) and recurrent laryngeal nerves (RLN) are the main nerves responsible for sensation and motor innervation. There are two sides to the larynx and they operate ipsilaterally, therefore one side can be affected while the other is not. Vocal cord paresis or paralysis are “an impairment of the vocal fold motor function that is caused by nerve or neuromuscular abnormalit[ies].” Paresis involves some maintenance of vocal cord movement while paralysis does not. Paresis is also more of a continuum than a...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 18, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Cuts Cardiovascular Events, Even in Seniors Bariatric Surgery Cuts Cardiovascular Events, Even in Seniors
In individuals with obesity, even those aged 65-75 years of age, bariatric surgery can reduce long-term cardiovascular events, such as heart failure, stroke, and myocardial infarction.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 15, 2022 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Study Finds Benefits to Second Peritoneal Mesothelioma Surgery
Patients with peritoneal mesothelioma cancer can survive considerably longer if they are willing and able to undergo a second aggressive surgery following tumor recurrence. History has proven that an incentive for a repeat surgery is there. A recent 30-year retrospective review at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has shown how beneficial the combination of cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, or HIPEC, can be for several cancers with peritoneal metastasis. “People often think it’s a one-and-done procedure,” Wake Forest Baptist surgical oncologist Dr. Edward Levine told The M...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 13, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Tags: Clinical Trials/Research/Emerging Treatments Source Type: news

Who Gets Heart Benefits From Bariatric Surgery? Study Casts a Wider Net
(MedPage Today) -- The case for bariatric surgery's cardiovascular benefits was bolstered by a large nationwide cohort study of older people. Major adverse cardiovascular events were significantly reduced among 94,885 Medicare patients who received... (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - April 11, 2022 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

The Connection Between IBD and Aging
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has long been thought of as an ailment of middle, or even young, adulthood. The chronic illness—which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, bleeding, and decreased quality of life—impacts about 3.1 million people in the U.S. However, it is far from a disease only of the young and middle-aged. More than a quarter of people with IBD are elderly, a figure that is projected to climb to 30% by 2030, according to a 2021 Gastroenterology & Hepatology article. Even more underappreciated is the growing population of people who ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine Harmon Courage Tags: Uncategorized Disease healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

ACC: Bleeding Risk Lower With Tranexamic Acid in Noncardiac Surgery
THURSDAY, April 7, 2022 -- For patients undergoing noncardiac surgery, the incidence of a composite bleeding outcome is significantly lower with tranexamic acid, while tranexamic acid is not noninferior for the composite cardiovascular outcome,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 7, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tranexamic Acid Cuts Surgical Bleeding in Yet Another Setting
(MedPage Today) -- A dose of tranexamic acid to start and end noncardiac surgery reduced important bleeding events, the POISE-3 trial showed, albeit with a question mark hanging over cardiovascular risk. The antifibrinolytic drug cut life-threatening... (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - April 2, 2022 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Data from New VOYAGER PAD Analyses at ACC.22 Reinforce Benefit of XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) Plus Aspirin in Patients with Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) and Various Co-Morbid Conditions
RARITAN, N.J., April 1, 2022 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced data from new analyses from the Phase 3 VOYAGER PAD clinical trial reinforcing the benefit of the XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) vascular dose (2.5 mg twice daily plus aspirin 100 mg once daily) in reducing severe vascular events in patients with PAD after lower-extremity revascularization (LER), a procedure that restores blood flow to the legs. Data from the two analyses demonstrate the role that the XARELTO® vascular dose plays in PAD patients with and without chronic kidney disease (CKD) and in PAD patients with and ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 1, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

New Janssen Initiative Aims to Advance Equitable Care and Address Hidden Threat of Amputation Related to Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
TITUSVILLE, N.J., March 31, 2022 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the launch of Save Legs. Change Lives.™ Spot Peripheral Artery Disease Now, a multi-year initiative aimed at creating urgency and action to address the hidden threat of peripheral artery disease (PAD)-related amputation, with an initial focus on reaching Black Americans, who are more than twice as likely to be impacted by PAD.1 Janssen has joined forces with leading professional associations, healthcare systems and community organizations to advance equitable care for individuals and communities placed at an...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 31, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

What Are Potential Physical Examination Findings for Patients with Atrioventricular Canal Defects?
Discussion Atrioventricular canal defects (AVCD) are a heterogeneous range of congenital heart defects (CHD) arising from malformations of intracardiac septal development. Essentially the location where the 4 corners of the 2 atria and 2 ventricula meet is abnormally formed. There is partial or complete fusion of the mitral and tricuspid valves along with atrial (ASD) and ventricular septal defects (VSD). Fusion of the endocardial cushions occurs around 4-5 weeks gestation. The anatomy for an individual is bespoke as the variations of the valve leaflets, chordal attachments and variations in ASD and VSD are numerous. This ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 21, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Thoracic splenosis mimicking pleural tumor after firearm injury: a case report with long-term follow-up - S önmez, Kılıç B, Turna A.
Splenosis describe a clinical entity of autotransplantation after removal of the spleen secon-dary to a traumatic rupture or surgery. A 39-year-old female was referred to thoracic surgery department with complaints of severe chest pain. She had left thorac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Guidelines Address Management of Type B Aortic Dissection
THURSDAY, Feb. 3, 2022 -- In clinical practice guidelines issued by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and American Association for Thoracic Surgery and published online Jan. 25 in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery and the Journal of Thoracic and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 3, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news