August 2, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Simple ultrasound treatment may help protect the kidneys

Ultrasound treatments may prevent acute kidney injury that commonly arises after major surgery, according to a new study. The findings suggest that this simple and noninvasive therapy may be an effective precaution for patients at risk. Continue reading

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May 8, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Gene offers clues to new treatments for a harmful blood clotting disorder

A gene associated with both protection against bacterial infection and excessive blood clotting could offer new insights into treatment strategies for deep-vein thrombosis — the formation of a harmful clot in a deep vein. The gene produces an enzyme t… Continue reading

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February 14, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Surgery: How ‘Mallard’ dye fills need for speed

Scientists have developed a new medical tool which could help surgeons carrying out complex procedures in the operating theater. Researchers have developed a dye which provides a quick and accurate method of checking heparin levels in the blood. Hepari… Continue reading

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January 8, 2013
by Reduce
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Post-operative intravenous acetaminophen may help reduce use of morphine in infants

Among infants undergoing major surgery, postoperative use of intermittent intravenous paracetamol (acetaminophen) for the management of pain resulted in a lower cumulative morphine dose over 48 hours. Continue reading

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March 5, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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Running freeways through cities has often been a costly mistake. So, what now?

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
I am of the opinion, which is by no means universally held, that the Interstate Highway System, whose construction was begun in the 1950s, was good for America, or… Continue reading

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