Researchers Discover How a Form of Skin Cancer Evades Drug Treatment

Dermatology, Oncology February 7, 2018 at 8:32 AM 0 comments

NEW targets in the drug development for basal cell carcinoma have been discovered by researchers from Stanford University, California, USA. This new-found knowledge of how the cancer evades currently approved drug treatments could enable a more personalised approach to therapy for patients with the condition. Active Protein The team observedRead More

New Technology Shown to Successfully Accelerate Wound Healing

Dermatology, Innovations February 7, 2018 at 8:31 AM 0 comments

AN INNOVATIVE method of accelerating wound healing has been developed by researchers from Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden and SLU, Missouri, USA. The newly-developed technology, which uses lactic acid bacteria as vectors to produce and deliver the CXCL12 human chemokine directly on the wound surface, could potentially play a major roleRead More

Blood Vessel Scans Far Quicker Using New Method

Cardiology, Nephrology February 6, 2018 at 8:37 AM 0 comments

MAGNETIC resonance angiography (MRA) scans can be completed in around 5 minutes using a new method developed by a team from UCLA, California, USA. The study showed that by using ferumoxytol as the contrast agent in MRAs, blood vessels can be scanned far faster than in the current procedure, findingsRead More

Community Pharmacists Reduce Pressures and Improve Patient Care

Uncategorized February 6, 2018 at 8:36 AM 0 comments

PRESSURES on GP practices can be significantly alleviated by the use of community pharmacists in surgeries, according to a new NHS England report undertaken by a team from the University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK. The impact shown by the pharmacists in a number of areas not only reduced the workloadRead More

Heart Ageing Could be Reversed Through Exercise

Heart Ageing Could be Reversed Through Exercise

Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology February 5, 2018 at 1:55 PM 0 comments

DAMAGE to the heart caused by a sedentary lifestyle can be reversed by exercise, provided it is initiated early and undertaken regularly, suggest the results of a study performed by the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine (IEEM), a collaboration between University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Texas HealthRead More

Depression is Underdiagnosed in Elderly Aortic Valve Replacement Patients

Depression is Underdiagnosed in Elderly Aortic Valve Replacement Patients

Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology February 5, 2018 at 1:53 PM 0 comments

DEPRESSION is a common symptom in elderly patients with cardiovascular disease. Now, a new study performed by researchers at the Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Canada suggests that depression not only increases mortality over time, but is also underdiagnosed in elderly patients following surgical or transcatheter aortic valve replacement (AVR). TheRead More

Eslicarbazepine Acetate Shown to be Effective in Treating Newly-Diagnosed Focal Epilepsy Patients

Neurology February 4, 2018 at 4:30 PM 0 comments

ONCE-DAILY eslicarbazepine acetate (Zebinix®, Eisai, Tokyo, Japan) is non-inferior to the current standard of care, twice-daily controlled-released carbamazepine, for newly-diagnosed focal epilepsy patients, according to the results of a study. The pivotal Phase III monotherapy trial was shown to have met the primary endpoint of non-inferiority for eslicarbazepine acetate throughRead More

Study Displays the Benefits of Semaglutide Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Diabetes February 3, 2018 at 11:30 AM 0 comments

BLOOD sugar levels and body weight in Type 2 diabetes patients are reduced to a greater extent by treatment with once-weekly semaglutide compared to treatment with dulaglutide, according to the results of the SUSTAIN 7 trial. The results of the head-to-head study, which were statistically significant, could lead to aRead More

Standing Can Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiology February 2, 2018 at 4:30 PM 0 comments

WEIGHT loss can be achieved by standing for longer periods in the day, according to new research. The study suggests that encouraging this behavioural change in people could reduce the prevalence of conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes. Significant Weight Loss Following an analysis of the results fromRead More

Body Composition Data of 6,000 UK Biobank Participants Available to Researchers

Uncategorized February 2, 2018 at 11:30 AM 0 comments

Disclaimer: The information provided in this article does not imply endorsement of third-party services or products and cannot provide you with health and medical advice. No relevant financial relationship exists between the European Medical Journal and AMRA. RESEARCHERS have the opportunity to obtain unlimited access to body composition analysis dataRead More