Up to 5 percent of all prenatal ultrasounds uncover antenatal hydronephrosis, or enlarged kidneys, the most commonly detected prenatal abnormality in the U.S. Many children with this abnormality are treated continually with preventive antibiotics for the first few years of life with the hopes of preventing the condition’s associated urinary tract infections. Until recently, however, little evidence existed as to the benefits of this treatment, which involves considerable cost and inconvenience for families. But a new study found that, in most cases, continuous antibiotics for these children are unnecessary, findings that are especially of interest amidst increasing concern regarding antibiotic overuse.
– Nationwide Children's Hospital|24-Jul-2014 1:30 PM EDT
Link Between Ritual Circumcision Procedure and Herpes Infection in Infants Examined by Penn Medicine Analysis
A rare procedure occasionally performed during Jewish circumcisions that involves direct oral suction is a likely source of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) transmissions documented in infants between 1988 and 2012, a literature review conducted by Penn Medicine researchers and published online in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society found.
– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania |24-Jul-2014 1:15 PM EDT
Incisionless Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Surgery Associated with Shorter Hospital Stays
New research from Penn Medicine shows that incisionless transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) surgery cuts length of hospital stay by 30 percent and has no impact on post-operative vascular complication rates when compared with conventional transfemoral TAVR, which requires an incision in the groin. The complete study is available in the current issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions.
– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania |24-Jul-2014 1:05 PM EDT
Scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center now have created the first iPSCs that offer a human model of insulin resistance, a key driver of type 2 diabetes.
– Joslin Diabetes Center|24-Jul-2014 1:00 PM EDT
Friends play an extremely important role in a person’s life. From infancy on, we have a desire to connect and those early relationships help to mold and develop our adult character. Through interactions with one another, we learn to think beyond ourselves to understand the needs and desires of others.
– Loyola University Health System|24-Jul-2014 1:00 PM EDT
Gonzaga University invites the regional community to join in honoring three of the world’s most deserving unsung humanitarians this fall with the presentation of the $1 million 2014 Opus Prize.
– Gonzaga University|24-Jul-2014 1:00 PM EDT
Manipulation of Key Protein’s Action in the Brain Holds Potential for Development of Drugs to Fight Obesity and Diabetes
A protein that controls when genes are switched on or off plays a key role in specific areas of the brain to regulate metabolism, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found.
– UT Southwestern Medical Center|24-Jul-2014 12:55 PM EDT
A new study suggests that low carbohydrate diets should be the first point of attack in managing Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
– University of Alabama at Birmingham|24-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT
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