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The drug when given to humans can kill mosquitoes that bite them upto 28 days after treatment A drug commonly used to treat parasitic diseases could have use in malaria control too. A randomised trial published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases...
Keeping an eye on the blood sugar could lower chances of death, according to results to be presented at ENDO 2018 Hospitalized patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) may need frequent glucose monitoring to prevent hypoglycemia and death, new...
The four step protocol ensures uniform treatment decisions; improves outcomes for women Cleveland Clinic researchers have found that implementing a four-step protocol for heart attack not only reduced mortality but eliminated or reduced the gender disparities in care and outcomes. The...
Study finds there is overwhelming focus on physical improvement and not on emotional needs Doctors caring for severe stroke patients need to take account of their psychological needs and help prepare families for the possibility that they may not recover,...
Implantation of Pascal System in Toronto Hospital improved outcome for patient with Tricuspid regurgitation A new device, implanted for the first time in the world in a hospital in Toronto and described in the February 26 issue of the Journal of the...
Most post-imaging colorectal cancers arise from errors; radiologist training could help reduce it Computed Tomography Colonography (CTC), also known as Virtual Colonoscopy is a medical imaging technology used in identifying polyps and colon cancer masses in the large intestine. Polyp...
The study included the largest amount of unpublished data to dateAnti-depressants are more effective than placebo for short-term treatment of acute depression in adults, found a major study comparing 21 commonly used antidepressants. The international study, published in The Lancet,...
The arrival of Dabigatran, an oral direct thrombin inhibitor (Factor II) has changed the treatment landscape for nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). It has replaced the vitamin K dependent anti-coagulants. The approval of Dabigatran in 2010 by the Food And Drug...
For every physician who has ever been baffled by a patient’s response - or the lack of it - to an antibiotic, procalcitonin may be the marker to save the day. In February 2017, the United States Food And Drug...
By Dr O P Choudhury The advent of Xpert MTB / RIF, also called GeneXpert assay in 2004 and subsequent recommendation from WHO in 2010 to include it in the diagnosis of Mycobacterium  tuberculosis (MTB) infection has dramatically improved the...

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