Research Desk

Jul 17, 2019

A new study suggests that, Robbie an animated brain with other educational materials can help in promoting brain health in children. The research also states that the children were extremely happy with the animated video and it could actually reduce the risk of developing Dementia in later life. 

Jul 17, 2019

According to a study published in Circulation,  TTN or Titin in truncating variants showed an bnormal phenotype exemplified by lower left ventricular ejection fraction in patients regardless of their cardiomyopathy status. TTN gene in a highly expressed exon were seen in 1.2% of patients and the other group showed 0.6% variants. 

Jul 17, 2019

According to findings published in Metabolism, Korean adults who had metabolic syndrome and obesity were more likely to be diagnosed with psoriasis as opposed to individuals who were metabolically healthy. Researchers also concluded that participants with more than three components of the metabolic syndrome were more likely to be diagnosed with Psoriasis. 

Jul 17, 2019

Recent findings published in a journal suggest that treatment with anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) agents in autoimmune diseases were more likely to result in Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Etanercept, infliximab, and adalimumab were the most common anti-TNFα agents used and more than 50% patients were exposed to two or more agents. 

Jul 17, 2019

Siemens which has been in the industry since a long time is now leveraging Artificial Intelligence to make its radiology equipment generate reproducible results faster. The company believes that these operational improvements could bear early fruit, boosting productivity by speeding up clinical workflow; preventing diagnostic errors and even in reducing missed billing opportunities. 

Jul 16, 2019

A new study from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice states that care management and coordination activities had no association with improved outcomes and lower spending in pateints who had complex needs. The new rule is expected to save Medicare about $2.9 billion over 10 years.

Jul 15, 2019

People who drink a lot of sugary drinks have a higher risk of developing cancer, although the evidence cannot establish a direct causal link, researchers said. The researchers also adjusted for several confounding cancer risk factors, including age, sex, educational level, family history, smoking, and physical activity levels.

Jul 15, 2019

Asthma is often not well controlled during pregnancy, especially among publicly-insured women, according to a U.S. study. Hernandez-Diaz and her colleagues analyzed medical information on more than 2.6 million women in two claims databases.  Women with poorly controlled asthma were more likely to be smokers, obese and use other non-asthma-related medications. 40% of the women with uncontrolled asthma didn’t fill a prescription for a long-acting control medication during pregnancy.

Jul 15, 2019

Sun safety practices for attendees at skin cancer screening events differ from the general public, according to findings published by researchers from the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center. A survey result found that respondents from the screening group were significantly more likely to always wear sunscreen, always seek shade, and always or sometimes wear sun-protective clothing than the public group. These data suggest that individuals who do not typically attend free screenings may have greater gaps in sun-protective knowledge and behavior, highlighting the need to reach these populations through different mechanisms.

Jul 15, 2019

Young athletes who do not achieve a 90 percent score on a battery of tests that measure fitness to return to athletic competition, including quadriceps strength, are at increased risk for a second knee injury, according to research. The researchers sought to determine if successfully passing all six measures resulted in a reduced risk of second ACL injury in the first 24 months after returning to their sport, as well as to assess if the ability to successfully pass individual return-to-sport criteria resulted in reduced risk of a second ACL injury.