LSU Health New Orleans discovers potential new RX strategy for stroke

New Orleans, LA – Research conducted at LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence reports that a combination of an LSU Health-patented drug and selected DHA derivatives is more effective in protecting brain cells and increasing recovery after stroke than a single drug. The findings are published in Brain Circulation, available here. Nicolas Bazan, […]

Gestational age linked to ADHD in children with Down syndrome

A new study by the UC Davis MIND Institute finds a connection between gestational age and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in children with Down syndrome. The research, published in Scientific Reports, focused on children born at 35 weeks gestation or older. It found that earlier gestational age was linked to increased ADHD symptoms later […]

Operations on screen: Creating an accessible surgery simulator

IMAGE: UOC and Universidad de Manizales in Colombia are developing a low-cost surgery simulator to train surgeons’ psychomotor skills (National Cancer Institute – Unsplash) view more  Credit: (National Cancer Institute – Unsplash) Practice makes perfect. In the complex world of medicine too, where just a millimetre can make the difference between success and failure. In partnership […]

Stereotypes and discrimination contribute to HIV-related stigma among nursing staff

Since the earliest study about nursing faculty and students attitudes and beliefs about caring for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) in the early 1990’s, there have only been 17 additional studies. Knowledge in this area of study is still lacking to fill some gaps in understanding attitudes towards people living with the disease. Primary investigators, […]

Results from the TARGET FFR study reported at TCT Connect

NEW YORK – October 16, 2020 – Results from the randomized controlled TARGET FFR trial show that while a physiology-guided percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) optimization strategy did not achieve a significant increase in the proportion of patients with final FFR ?0.90, it reduced the proportion of patients with a residual FFR ?0.80 following PCI. Findings […]

Catholic OB-GYNs can face moral dilemmas in issues of family planning

AURORA, Colo. (Oct. 16, 2020) – A study of Catholic obstetrician-gynecologists shows that many face moral dilemmas when dealing with issues of family planning and abortion due to their religious faith, according researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The study, published this week in JAMA Network Open, revealed that some Catholic Ob/Gyn […]