CT scans reveal subclinical leaflet thrombosis in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement
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  March 20, 2017  
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 CT scans reveal subclinical leaflet thrombosis in patients undergoing aortic valve replacementCT scans reveal subclinical leaflet thrombosis in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement
 
About 12 percent of patients undergoing aortic valve replacement developed non-symptomatic blood clots around the valve leaflets (known as subclinical leaflet thrombosis) that reduced the motion of the valves, according to an observational study presented at the American College of Cardiology's 66th Annual Scientific Session.
 
 
 Study reveals mechanisms behind increased risk of thrombosis in patients with malignant brain tumoursStudy reveals mechanisms behind increased risk of thrombosis in patients with malignant brain tumours
 
Patients with malignant brain tumours have an increased risk of thrombosis. Up until now we did not understand the mechanisms behind this.
 
   Researchers aim to identify biomarkers that may point to blood clot riskResearchers aim to identify biomarkers that may point to blood clot risk
 
Cancer is one of the hardest medical conditions to overcome, and for those who do so, the battle often does not stop at remission. Many cancers predispose patients to develop blood clots, particularly patients who are diagnosed at a late stage, which often complicates their treatment and reduces survival rates.
 
   Study reveals novel mutations in mucosal melanoma that may pave way for new therapiesStudy reveals novel mutations in mucosal melanoma that may pave way for new therapies
 
Not all melanomas are created equal. While most melanomas appear on the skin as the result of sun exposure, a small subset of melanomas arise spontaneously from mucosal tissues.
 
   Heroin use linked to epigenetic alterations in the brainHeroin use linked to epigenetic alterations in the brain
 
The past few years have seen an explosion of heroin abuse and deaths from opiate overdose. But little is known about the molecular underpinnings of heroin addiction.
 
 Leprosy Complications
 
Leprosy ComplicationsLeprosy, a disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae, is fully curable if diagnosed and treated early, before permanent neurological damage sets in. The neuropathy that occurs in leprosy is the reason for the disfigurement and disability associated with the disease, but it is neither inevitable nor untreatable.
 
 
 Pins and Needles and Raynaud’s Disease
 
Pins and Needles and Raynaud’s DiseaseRaynaud’s phenomenon is a relatively rare medical condition which causes a reduction of blood circulation to the fingers or toes when exposed to cold temperatures or during stressful situations. It is signaled by a change in color from the normal to a bluish-white, often accompanied by discomfort and pain.
 
 
 Complications of Sleeve Gastrectomy
 
Complications of Sleeve GastrectomySleeve gastrectomy is a surgical procedure that is used to remove around 90% of the stomach, so that the capacity of the stomach decreases to around 100 to 200mL. This reduces the amount of food a person can eat in one sitting, thereby ensuring they feel full after consuming just a small portion of food.
 
 
 Evolution of immuno-oncology
 
Evolution of immuno-oncologyImmuno-oncology did not exist four years ago, it's a term coined by Dr. Axel Hoos, Head of the newly defined immuno-oncology department at GSK. He is also Senior Vice President Therapeutic Area (TA) and Head for Oncology R&D. Previously, it was referred to as cancer immunotherapy, but now it is called immuno-oncology (IO).
 
 
 Researchers suggest potential new way to restore healthy intestinal function in older people
 
Researchers suggest potential new way to restore healthy intestinal function in older peopleIntestinal stem cells rejuvenate daily so bowels will stay healthy and function normally, but a new study in Cell Reports suggests they also age along with people and lose their regenerative capacity.
 
 
 Palliative care consults for advanced cancer patients linked to improvement in multiple quality measures
 
Palliative care consults for advanced cancer patients linked to improvement in multiple quality measuresCancer patients admitted to the hospital with advanced stages of disease who were referred early to palliative care had decreased health care utilization and increased use of support services following discharge, according to a new study led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. c
 
 
 York researchers move closer to finding new treatments for chronic bladder diseases
 
York researchers move closer to finding new treatments for chronic bladder diseasesUsing human cells, they have mapped how different proteins bind along the DNA to control which genes are active during barrier formation.
 
 
 New technique opens door for biochemists to create better therapeutic antibodies
 
New technique opens door for biochemists to create better therapeutic antibodiesAntibodies are the foot soldiers of our immune system. These specialized, Y-shaped proteins attach to bacteria and viruses, where they either block the pathogen's activity directly, or signal the immune system's cells to destroy the invader.
 
 
 New approach shows promise to prevent, treat cholesterol gallstone disease
 
New approach shows promise to prevent, treat cholesterol gallstone diseaseAccording to current estimates, 20 to 25 million Americans have or will develop gallstones, representing almost 15% of adults. Although only a small percentage of individuals with gallstones develop symptoms, more than 700,000 individuals annually undergo surgical gallbladder removal and many more take medications to manage the condition or undergo stone-dissolving procedures.
 
 
 Smoking cessation program prior to hip or knee replacement provides better surgical outcomes
 
Smoking cessation program prior to hip or knee replacement provides better surgical outcomesSmokers who needed a hip or knee replacement experienced better surgical outcomes and fewer adverse events including hospital readmissions, surgical site infections and blood clots if they were enrolled in a smoking cessation program prior to surgery, according to preliminary new research that needs to be confirmed by larger studies.
 
 
 Dietary anti-cancer compound from broccoli may work by influence on long non-coding RNAs
 
Dietary anti-cancer compound from broccoli may work by influence on long non-coding RNAsResearchers have discovered one of the reasons why broccoli may be good for your health.
 
 
 Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Clinical Presentation
 
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Clinical PresentationPelvic inflammatory disease (or PID) represents a polymicrobial infection usually occurring in sexually active females when causative microorganisms ascend from the lower into the upper genital tract. The severity of clinical manifestations may vary, with a majority of patients presenting with a rather mild disease.
 
 
 What is Trichomoniasis?
 
What is Trichomoniasis?The protozoan parasitic species Trichomonas vaginalis (also commonly referred to as “trich”) and the condition it causes (known as trichomoniasis) likely represents the most abundant non-viral sexually transmitted infection worldwide.
 
 
 What Causes Pins and Needles?
 
What Causes Pins and Needles?‘Pins and needles’ refers to the strange prickling and tingling sensation that occurs in one or more limbs after a period of prolonged compression. Technically termed paresthesia, or altered sensation, it is commonly called ‘going to sleep’ as far as the body part is concerned.
 
 
 Temporary Versus Long-Lasting Pins and Needles
 
Temporary Versus Long-Lasting Pins and NeedlesThe common phenomenon of ‘pins and needles’ sensation (or paresthesia) caused by abnormally functioning nerves is described best as tingling and prickling feelings in one or more limbs. It may be intense enough to be uncomfortable or even painful, depending on the underlying etiology. In common parlance, the nerve is said to have fallen asleep.