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Women and Minorities Under-Treated for Stroke
“Even though the treatment for stroke tPA improves recovery, some people who are eligible to receive the treatment are not getting it,” study author, Steven R. Messé, MD, explained.
The common multiple sclerosis treatment, according to a study out of Duke, may do very little for as many as half of people with the disease. In a mouse model of MS, they identified different disease pathways in those resistant to the treatment, raising questions about the heterogeneity of MS.
The search for newer antimicrobial agents is a focus of those looking to help prevent patients from developing potentially dangerous conditions while admitted to the hospital.
In many hospitals there is a consistent effort to monitor how patients are responding to various treatments. This can be done at different increments which can determine in some cases how effective treatments are against pathogens which can affect a patients' health.
There are more and more challenges facing patients and doctors in hospital settings as "superbugs," or those conditions which are resistant to medications and antibiotics become a greater problem.
Authors of a new study noted that one type of one form of arsenic, trivalent DMA, inhibits insulin-stimulated glucose uptake in cultured fat cells. They considered arsenic exposure a risk factor for type 1 diabetes.
Authors of a new meta-analysis of warfarin use in ESRD patients raised concerns that the anticoagulant may not lower stroke risk in these patients, and as such, might itself be an unnecessary risk.
Despite featuring a survey that produced interesting insight into how MS patients respond to their condition through dietary behaviors, researchers considered much of the existing research on the subject inefficient and thus had difficulty creating a program to educate patients.
There is no shortage of caregivers facing the challenge of helping their loved ones on a daily basis for any number of reasons. Getting them help can be done through telemedicine in an effort to reach as many people as possible in an efficient method.

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