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Biomarker Of Breathing Control Abnormality Associated With Hypertension And Stroke

July 06, 2020

A study in the July 1 issue of the journal SLEEP identified a distinct ECG-derived spectrographic phenotype, designated as narrow-band elevated low frequency coupling (e-LFCNB), that is associated with prevalent hypertension, stroke, greater severity of sleep disordered breathing and sleep fragmentation in patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Results indicate that the odds ratio for prevalent stroke was 1.65 [CI: 1.19-29] in those with versus without the presence of e-LFCNB. T...

Less Awareness Of Stroke Warning Signs Found In People At High Risk Of Stroke

July 05, 2020

People at the highest risk of having a stroke - the elderly and those who have had a previous stroke - are less likely to know the five warning signs of stroke, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2009. Researchers also found that: People with lower income and less education are less aware of stroke symptoms than those who earn more money and are more educated. Women and whites were significantly more knowledgeable about stroke ...

The Threat To Crops From 'Red Mud' Disaster

July 04, 2020

As farmers in Hungary ponder spring planting on hundreds of acres of farmland affected by last October's red mud disaster, scientists are reporting that high alkalinity is the main threat to a bountiful harvest, not toxic metals. In a study in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology, they also describe an inexpensive decontamination strategy using the mineral gypsum, an ingredient in plaster. Erik Smolders and colleagues note that a dam burst at a factory processing aluminum ore, flo...

TCA Cellular Therapy Presents Adult Stem Cell Findings To European Society Of Cardiology Congress

July 03, 2020

This week TCA Cellular Therapy`s Medical Director Gabriel Lasala, M.D. presents advances in adult stem cell treatments for severe limb ischemia and refractory coronary ischemia at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Barcelona, Spain. TCA Cellular Therapy is the only company in the world utilizing two different types of adult stem cells to treat cardiac and vascular conditions. Lower Limb Ischemia Lower limb ischemia is a condition where plaque build-up causes decreased circulat...

Antibiotic Resistance Patterns Of Urinary Tract Infections In Children With Vesicoureteral Reflux Receiving Prophylactic Antibiotic Therapy

July 02, 2020

UroToday - This study by Dr. Chi-Hui Cheng et al. evaluated antibiotic resistance patterns of community-acquired urinary tract infections in children with vesicoureteral reflux specific prophylactic antibiotic therapies. They evaluated 420 children on prophylaxis between 2 institutions and documented breakthrough urinary tract infections from both hospitals. They found that children receiving cephalosporin prophylaxis were more likely to have bacteria other than E. coli for breakthrough urinary...