Research Desk

Nov 05, 2016

A device that uses a small balloon to treat eustachian tube dysfunction has received FDA approval Physicians use a catheter to insert the balloon through a patients nose and into the eustachian tube When inflated the balloon opens to relieve pain or clogged muffled sensations in the ear After the eustachian tube is dilated it can be deflated and removed

Nov 05, 2016

Only 73 of the one kind of tuberculosis cases registrered for treatment were successfully treated according to anew published study in PLos journals much lower than the government reported 84 success rate Untreated or partially treated cases may spread the disease or contribute in the development of drug resistant TB

Nov 04, 2016

Recent research estimates suggest that a basic cancer control package could be introduced in low and middleincome countries for as little as 172 per person Researchers recommend immunising 70 percent of girls against HPV by 2030 and enabling access to early diagnosis and treatment to all women with breast cancer

Nov 04, 2016

Offlabel use of drugs is widely practiced in oncology care Examples include bevacizumab in metastatic esophageal cancer or cetuximab in metastatic prostate cancer In an article published in JAMA authors write their viewpoint about current compendiabased approach for coverage decisions in oncology and illustrate it by findings from examination of the current compendia listings for erlotinib

Nov 04, 2016

In this Series paper the efficacy of biosimilars in oncology assessing biosimilar monoclonal antibodies in relation to firstgeneration biosimilars the issues surrounding interchangeability and extrapolation of biosimilars to other disease and patient indications and reassessing the safety approval pathway in light of 10 years worth of biosimilar experience is discussed

Nov 03, 2016

A study sheds new understanding on the mechanisms of the diabetic retinopathy as it uncovered a program of accelerated aging of the neurons blood vessels and immune cells of the retina Diabetic retinopathy is the most prominent complication of diabetes and the leading cause of blindness in working age individuals It is estimated that half a million Canadians are afflicted

Nov 03, 2016

Study gives inside look at Aravind Eye Care Systems innovative model In India cataractswhich can be successfully treated with surgeryare a leading cause of reversible blindness Aravind is a network of eleven specialty eye hospitals in southern India that provides care to over 38 million patients and performs more than 400000 ocular procedures twothirds of which are cataract surgeries

Nov 03, 2016

A study by University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers has found that younger uninsured women in North Carolina had higher odds of missing a 60day window for getting followup after an abnormal mammogram even though research underscores the importance of timely followup Approximately 40 million mammography exams are conducted in the US each year

Nov 03, 2016

Based on an analysis of a national database of 26000 people the new research found that people who never get dental checkups had an 86 percent greater risk of pneumonia than to those who visit the dentist twice a year There is a welldocumented connection between oral health and pneumonia and dental visits are important in maintaining good health

Nov 03, 2016

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have identified areas in the brains of children with Tourettes syndrome that appear markedly different from the same areas in brains of children who dont have the disorder Tourettes syndrome is defined by tics involuntary repetitive movements and vocalizations Scientists estimate that the condition affects roughly 110 kids out of every 1000 children