Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Lung injury in COVID-19 is not high altitude pulmonary edema

A group of researchers with experience in treating high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) have written to correct the misconception in medical social media forums and elsewhere that the lung injury seen in COVID-19 is not like ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation might aid in severe COVID-19

(HealthDay)—Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support might improve clinical outcomes in severe cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) that cannot be adequately managed with mechanical ventilation alone, ...

Radiology & Imaging

MRI findings predict shoulder stiffness for rotator cuff tears

Two MRI findings—joint capsule edema and thickness at the axillary recess, specifically—proved useful in predicting stiff shoulder in patients with rotator cuff tears, according to an ahead-of-print article in the May ...

Neuroscience

Brain drowns in its own fluid after a stroke

Cerebral edema, swelling that occurs in the brain, is a severe and potentially fatal complication of stroke. New research, which was conducted in mice and appears in the journal Science, shows for the first time that the ...

Medical research

A lifeline for leaky lung cells

Leaky lungs are a very common side effect of heart failure, but all currently available drugs do is reduce the amount of fluid in the body, rather than plug the leak itself. A new gene therapy created at the Wyss Institute ...

Diabetes

Helper protein worsens diabetic eye disease

In a recent study using mice, lab-grown human retinal cells and patient samples, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they found evidence of a new pathway that may contribute to degeneration of the light sensitive tissue ...

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