Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 17, 2019
Multiple therapies involving ablative and nonablative techniques have been developed for rejuvenation of photodamaged skin. Monopolar radiofrequency (RF) is emerging as a gentler, nonablative skin-tightening device that delivers uniform heat to the dermis at a controlled depth.   In a recent study done by Dr Moetaz El-Domyati, Head of Dermatologists at Minia University, Egypt in collaborati...
Source: University of Leicester  Feb 14, 2019
Results from a phase II clinical trial, experimental work on cells and computational modelling have together shown why the first pill for asthma in 20 years can help reduce asthma attacks. Researchers from Leicester (UK) and Vancouver (Canada) have shown that the investigational drug, Fevipiprant (an oral, selective prostaglandin D2 receptor antagonist), reduces the amount of smooth muscle in t...
Thailand Medical News  Feb 14, 2019
As in much of the rest of the developed and middle-income nations, diabetes is creating a public health crisis in Thailand. Doctors face a complicated set of challenges related to the illness – not only in how to treat those already affected, but how to prevent the debilitating disease moving into the future. Measures such as proper dietary education and the promotion of exercise, especially...
Source: University Hospital Basel   Feb 15, 2019
There is a higher risk of fragility bone fracture for people with diabetes, and a new study was able to identify a key factor specific to type 1 diabetes (T1D) patients. The study in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism reports that poor glucose control significantly reduces the risk, in T1D patients, of a fall from standing height or less t...
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Source: NRG Oncology, Pennsylvania  Feb 17, 2019
The NRG Oncology clinical study NRG-RTOG 0415 determined that a hypofractionated radiotherapy schedule (H-RT), a treatment schedule that delivers a total dose of radiotherapy over a shorter period of time, is not worse than the conventional radiotherapy schedule (C-RT) in terms of bowel, bladder, sexual, and general quality of life (QOL) as well as anxiety and depression for men with low risk pros...
Source: St Thomas' Biomedical Research Centre  Feb 17, 2019
A new technique using patients' own modified cells to treat Crohn's disease has been proven to be effective in experiments using human cells, with a clinical trial of the treatment expected to start in the next six months. Researchers at the NIHR Guy's and St Thomas' Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) developed the technique by studying white blood cells taken from patients who ha...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 17, 2019
Updated treatment guidelines and the availability of the ResistancePlus GC test for Neisseria gonorrhoeae, from SpeeDx Inc, Sydney, Australia, are making it possible for some UK patients with gonorrhea to be treated with the cheap and easily-administered oral antibiotic ciprofloxacin.    Ciprofloxacin was the first-line antibiotic of choice for uncomplicated gonorrhea in the ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Feb 17, 2019
Multiple therapies involving ablative and nonablative techniques have been developed for rejuvenation of photodamaged skin. Monopolar radiofrequency (RF) is emerging as a gentler, nonablative skin-tightening device that delivers uniform heat to the dermis at a controlled depth.   In a recent study done by Dr Moetaz El-Domyati, Head of Dermatologists at Minia University, Egypt in collaborati...
Source: University of Exeter  Feb 16, 2019
Scientists have discovered new ways in which the body regulates blood clots, in a discovery which could one day lead to the development of better treatments that could help prevent and treat conditions including heart diseases, stroke and vascular dementia.   Led by the University of Exeter and funded by the British Heart Foundation, the team has developed a new technique  that allows ...