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Bariatric Surgery Mitigates Afib Risk

Jan
18

Date: January 18th, 2017

A sub-study done on bariatric surgery patients, they recorded a 29 percent reduced rate of developing atrial fibrillation as opposed to the non-surgery group. These patients were subjected to almost 20 years follow up as explained by the study lead author Shabbar Jamaly, MD, of the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, and colleagues.

Draft Recommendation Statement: Thyroid Cancer Screening

Jan
13

Date: January 13th, 2017

The National Cancer Institute goes on to estimate that 1,980 people will die as a result of the disease. Generally, there is a 98.1 percent five-year survival rate for the thyroid cancer patients. By using the newly released statistics, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) opted to update a recommendation of what it had issued in 1996 on the same topic.

AKI Risk increased by Higher Uric Acid Levels in Critically ill Patients

Jan
09

Date: January 9th, 2017

How the study was done

The prospective study was done on 115 patients receiving treatment at the intensive care units. The study was conducted by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston under the leadership of Anand Srivastava, MD, MPH. The investigators found out that of the 115 patients, the 29 who experienced AKI depicted a significant high mean plasma uric acid levels contrasted to the 86 patients who had none. The rate was 5.5 versus 4.2 mg/dl. After multivariable analysis, for every 1 mg/dl increase in uric acid at the intensive care unit admission, a 29% rise in the AKI incident was depicted. This record was shown after a number of adjustments on sex, age, APACHE II score and baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR).

First cases of Candida auris reported in United States

Jan
04

Date: January 4th, 2017

Of all the 13 cases, 7 happened between May 2013 and August 2016 and their details have been outlined in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) that was first published on November 4th. The other six cases are still under investigation because their discovery happened after the report was taken online.

The CDC released a clinical alert to U.S. health care facilities in June and stated that the C. auris had emerged globally. The alert went to request that laboratories to notify the state and local health departments. Ever since the alert, the CDC has collaborated with various state and local health departments to carry out C. auris investigations.

Zika Virus don’t stop at Microcephaly

Dec
04

Date: December 4th, 2016

Zika virus has been rapidly spreading and new cases have been reported in Southeast Asia and Florida. The knowledge of the virus is widely known and most people are already aware that the most damaging effect of the virus is on development of the foetus during pregnancy.

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