Cardiology

Review links conjugated linoleic acid supplementation to CRP

(HealthDay)—Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) supplementation is associated with an increase in serum C-reactive protein (CRP) concentration, according to a review and meta-analysis published online May 29 in Cardiovascular ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Valproic acid concentration drops with ketogenic diet

(HealthDay)—For patients with epilepsy, anti-epileptic drug serum concentrations remain stable during the ketogenic diet (KD), apart from those of valproic acid, according to a study published online June 18 in the Journal ...

Diabetes

sRAGE linked to risk of incident diabetic nephropathy

(HealthDay)—Serum levels of soluble receptor for advanced glycation end products (sRAGE) are associated with the risk of developing incident diabetic nephropathy (DN) in individuals with type 1 diabetes, according to a ...

Immunology

New biomarkers of multiple sclerosis pathogenesis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic debilitating inflammatory disease targeting the brain. The pathogenesis of MS remains largely unknown, though brain tissue damage in MS is likely due to immune cells attacking myelin basic ...

Surgery

Multiple-site same-day cryolipolysis is safe, tolerated

(HealthDay)—Multiple-site same-day cryolipolysis of the lower abdomen and flanks is safe and well tolerated for reduction of subcutaneous fat, according to a study published online May 2 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

1-g IV acetaminophen dose may be insufficient in multiple trauma

(HealthDay)—A dosage of 1 g intravenous acetaminophen every six hours yields serum concentrations below 10 µg/mL for critically ill multiple-trauma patients, according to a study published online April 17 in the Journal ...

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