News Medical's "MediKnowledge" series is a selection of articles written by experts who have been invited as recognized leaders in their fields to offer opinions within the confines of their area of medical expertise.
Overlap syndrome, or COLDOSA, is the name given when a patient is suffering from both chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and obstructive sleep apnoea. Combined, these conditions cause a significant drop in oxygen during sleep, leading to an increased risk of disability and death.
Regenerative medicine is a new field of medicine in which orthopedic surgeons aim to move away from replacement and toward joint preservation
Dr. Cristina Suárez discusses efficacy and quality of life considerations when making treatment sequencing decisions in advanced kidney cancer care.
Pediatric robotic surgery is still in its infancy compared to adult robotic surgery and is difficult because children have small abdomens compared to adults.
Rare diseases affect 6-8% of the world’s population and most people wait several years before they are diagnosed and potentially treated.
SCAPE-pain is helping us rethink and redesign how we deliver effective care to the large and increasing number of people with joint pain.
Dr. Steve Labkoff discusses medical registries and the challenges of data curation, interoperability, and big data analytics.
Dr. Alexander Sweetman discusses the comorbidity of insomnia and depression, and how behavioral insomnia treatment is effective in the presence of depression.
AI research using hastily gathered data for COVID-19 is a dangerous trend does not help patients or physicians and damages the AI community's reputation.
Mediastinal infections are primarily related to surgery, perforation of the esophagus and infectious spread from adjacent regions.
The process of organogenesis is the formation of organs during embryonic development. This article looks at the various organs formed.
Progress towards a cure for HIV has been the holy grail for HIV researchers since bursting into the public consciousness in 1981.
Painsomnia is experienced by anyone with a chronic pain causing them to lose sleep, which in turn lowers their tolerance to pain.
The vast majority of pollution-related deaths are linked to fine particles less than 2.5 millionths of a metre (known as PM2.5).
Dr. Matthew Blakeley & Prof. Derek Logan, discuss Galectins, sugar-binding proteins, characterised by their binding to a specific carbohydrate, galactoside.
A gut-on-a-chip mimics the properties of the human gut and in our case those of coeliac disease patients. Using blood or urine we are able to derive induced pluripotent stem cells which in turn can be differentiated into intestinal epithelial cells.
The growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major challenge in the treatment of sepsis. As more pathogens become resistant to available antibiotics, more people are at risk for developing sepsis.
Stem cells are responsible for the maintenance of the human body throughout life. Dr Oleg Podgorny and Dr Grigori Enikolopov discuss the importance of studying stem cell life cycles and advances in the field of stem cell labeling.
When most people think of diabetes, they think of sugar levels and are unaware of the effects it can have on the eye and vision.
Hallucinations and delusions associated with PD, like those experienced by Mr. Roberts, make up what is known as Parkinson’s disease psychosis.