Research Desk

Apr 03, 2019

According to a study published in Gastroenterology, patients with IBS showed similar distribution of GUT microbiota in spite of their huge diversity otherwise. The researchers further described that they found certain bacteria that which were present due to IBS or they played a protective function against IBS.

Apr 03, 2019

According to the statement of a leading authority in Radiology, AI will only replace those Radiologists who do not embrace it. They further added that AI can be a huge enabler and it is important to add it to the curriculum, in order to understand what data science is all about. 

Apr 03, 2019

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine report that symptoms of depression are moderately associated with death among veterans with HIV but not among those without HIV infection.

Apr 03, 2019

A large series of cases collected by investigators at Mayo Clinic analyzed the test, MT-sDNA. The test showed promise for interval screening between colonoscopies because it has a similar positive predictive value for the presence of a colorectal neoplasm within five years of a preceding exam in patients with average and increased risk for cancer.

Apr 03, 2019

Researchers in Sweden found that any type of CPR administered by bystanders was associated with doubled survival rates compared with no CPR before the arrival of emergency medical services. Moreover, rates of compression-only CPR jumped sixfold over the past 18 years.

Apr 03, 2019

30 patients with gingivitis were randomized to an experimental and a control group. The experimental group changed to a diet low in processed carbohydrates and animal proteins, and rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C, vitamin D, antioxidants, plant nitrates, and fibers for four weeks. The control group did not change their diet. The experimental group experienced a significant reduction in gingival bleeding.

Apr 03, 2019

Combining statin therapy with intensive management of systolic blood pressure (SBP) may improve survival for nondiabetic chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients with hypertension, new study findings in a recent issue of the American Journal of Nephrology report.

Apr 02, 2019

Two Maryland licensing boards issued a pair of proposed rules setting forth practice standards for mental health services delivered via telehealth technologies.  Both rules apply to professionals delivering care to patients located in Maryland. Both allow a wide range of modalities, defining telehealth as the “use of interactive audio, video or other telecommunications or electronic media,” but excluding an audio-only telephone conversation, email, fax or text.  Both rules prohibit treatment based solely upon an online questionnaire.

Apr 01, 2019

Researchers have identified a biomarker and a possible new therapy for melanoma. They detected the first useful chemical inhibitor of microphthalmia-associated transcription factor (MITF). The researchers found that inhibition of the epigenetic p300 Histone Acetyltransferase (HAT) enzyme prevents the growth of human melanoma cells and cells with increased expression of MITF are most sensitive to this inhibition.

Apr 01, 2019

Medicine has great hopes for personalized cancer immunotherapy. The idea is to have a vaccine prompt the immune system to fight a tumor. Scientists at ETH Zurich have developed a method that allows them to determine which molecules are suited to patient-specific immunization.