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16-06-2013 | Cardiology | Article

Gender influences poor sleep impact in heart patients

Poor sleep, particularly waking too early, appears to be associated with unhealthy rises in inflammation levels in women with coronary heart disease, findings from the Heart and Soul study indicate.

23-04-2013 | Geriatrics | Article

Transcranial magnetic stimulation benefits in Parkinson’s disease

A course of low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation delivered over the supplementary motor area improves motor symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease, shows results from a randomized controlled trial.

22-04-2013 | Genetics | Article

Gene responsible for half asplenia cases discovered

Researchers have discovered that mutations in the ribosomal protein SA gene are responsible for around half of all cases of isolated congenital asplenia.

16-04-2013 | Cardiology | Article

Heart rate more than fitness marker

Long-term follow up of men in the Copenhagen Male Study has separated out the effects of resting heart rate and physical fitness on mortality risk

09-04-2013 | Cardiology | Article

Reserve pulse pressure useful prognostic factor in patients with suspected CAD

Reserve pulse pressure can be used to identify those patients with suspected coronary artery disease but normal exercise myocardial perfusion imaging who are at increased risk for death, a study shows.

19-03-2013 | Metabolism | Article

Light shed on stress response in critically ill

A large part of the hypercortisolemia seen in critically ill patients is down to reduced breakdown of cortisol, say researchers.

12-03-2013 | Physiology | Article

Autonomic function aids dementia diagnosis

Sympathetic skin response and heart rate variability can help to distinguish patients with dementia with Lewy bodies from those with Alzheimer’s disease, study findings suggest.

10-03-2013 | General practice | Article

Telomere length shortens cancer survival

Telomere length significantly predicts cancer survival but not the risk for developing malignancy, suggest results published in the

Journal of the National Cancer Institute

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07-03-2013 | Surgery | Article

Femoral canal change detected in women over time

Women experience a gradual expansion in femoral canal diameter with increasing age, which could impact the longevity of total hip replacement, UK researchers report.

06-03-2013 | Surgery | Article

EEG patterns track propofol effects

Researchers have identified electroencephalogram signatures of changes in consciousness caused by propofol.

05-03-2013 | Cardiology | Article

Myocardial thinning theories upended

Regional myocardial wall thinning is not necessarily indicative of transmural myocardial infarction, a study suggests.

05-03-2013 | Surgery | Article

Neuromonitoring predicts functional outcome after rectal cancer surgery

Intraoperative neuromonitoring of the bladder and internal anal sphincter can accurately predict postsurgical urinary and anorectal function, research suggests.

26-02-2013 | General practice | Article

Molecular effects of insufficient sleep uncovered

Results from a sleep laboratory study show striking changes in gene expression associated with sleep deprivation.

21-02-2013 | Internal medicine | Article

High life inadvisable after Fontan procedure

Living at even a moderate altitude may have an adverse impact on the health and survival of patients who have undergone the Fontan procedure for single-ventricle anatomy, say researchers.

13-02-2013 | Gynaecology | Article

DNA repair mechanisms tied to reproductive aging

Age-related decline in the efficacy of DNA repair may underlie reproductive aging, say researchers.

06-02-2013 | Cardiology | Article

Eletrocardiographic mapping nearing clinical utility

Electocardiographic mapping may offer a noninvasive and accurate alternative to a standard electrophysiologic study, say researchers.

30-01-2013 | Immunology | Article

New insight into eczema’s itch

Research shows that innate lymphoid cells accumulate in active eczema lesions and may contribute to disease progression.

29-01-2013 | General practice | Article

Weight-gain brain-drain warning for young adults

Visceral fat gain may have a negative impact on cerebellar structure and functional connectivity, an exploratory study suggests.

28-01-2013 | Emergency medicine | Article

High-frequency oscillatory ventilation put on hold

Findings from two trials suggest that high-frequency oscillatory ventilation does not help, and may even harm patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome.

21-01-2013 | Cardiology | Article

Multiple vascular benefits in salt restriction

Restricting salt intake reverses vascular endothelial dysfunction in people with moderately increased blood pressure, shows a randomized study published in the

Journal of the American College of Cardiology

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