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Antipsychotic medications are ineffective for treatment of delirium in critically ill patients in ICU Critically ill patients do not benefit from antipsychotic medications that have been used to treat delirium in intensive care units (ICUs), according to a study released...
Biopsy using a blood test can identify mutations better and is not invasive Liquid biopsy by blood test identifies treatable cancer mutations more than tissue biopsy alone. Liquid biopsies use circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) - shed by tumors and circulating...
Decongestants should be avoided in children under 6 years and given with caution in children under 12 years Decongestants should not be given to children under 6 years  and given with caution in children under 12 years, as there is...
A longstanding sufferer of hair loss experienced significant hair regrowth while being treated for eczema A 13-year-old patient, who has alopecia totalis - a total lack of scalp hair - along with eczema, experienced significant hair regrowth while being treated...
Genome sequencing could completely replace time consuming standard resistance testing in drug-resistant tuberculosisA new study published in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, has shown that genome sequencing can improve tuberculosis treatment. It can replace...
Targeted plasticity therapy doubles rate of movement recovery in stroke patients A new rehabilitation technique called targeted plasticity therapy (TPT) could double movement recovery in stroke patients. The novel technique invented by researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas has...
Neurologists may eventually be able to use a simple eye scan to detect Parkinson's disease in its earliest stages People with Parkinson’s disease gradually lose brain cells that produce dopamine, a substance that helps control movement. A new study has...
The new test can be administered in emergency rooms A new high sensitivity blood test for cardiac troponin rules out heart attack in emergency room patients faster than a conventional method. According to new research in the American Heart Association's journal...
Study compared the effectiveness and side effects of amphetamines (including lisdexamfetamine), atomoxetine, bupropion, clonidine, guanfacine, methylphenidate, and modafinil Of the drugs available for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the most effective and safe for short-term treatment is methylphenidate for children, and...
The novel blood test was administered within 12 hours of a suspected traumatic brain injury A high sensitivity blood test might help doctors rule out traumatic intracranial injuries like brain haemorrhage and contusion before resorting to CT scan. This is...

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