Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Deactivating coronavirus on N95 respirators for reuse

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers are studying ways to safely and rapidly remove viral threats from N95 respirators, without compromising the device's fit and its ability to filter airborne particles, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Treatment for diverticulitis: Updated ASCRS guidelines published

Reflecting research-driven changes in clinical practice, a revised set of evidence-based recommendations for the medical and surgical treatment of left-sided colonic diverticulitis has been published in Diseases of the Colon ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New coronavirus infected 40 staff in single Wuhan hospital: study

Forty health care workers were infected with the novel coronavirus by patients at a single Wuhan hospital in January, a new study has found, underscoring the risks to those at the frontlines of the growing epidemic.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mental health service use up after bariatric surgery

(HealthDay)—There is an increase in mental health service presentations after bariatric surgery, according to a study published online Sept. 25 in JAMA Psychiatry.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Increasing frailty may lead to death

A new study published in Age and Ageing indicates that frail patients in any age group are more likely to die than those who are not frail.

Medical research

New method may better predict the best treatment for burn wounds

According to the World Health Organization, approximately 180,000 deaths every year are caused by burns, with the majority occurring in low- and middle-income countries. Upon arriving at the emergency room with a burn, the ...

Surgery

With new persistent opioid use, most early scripts from surgeons

(HealthDay)—Among surgical patients who develop new persistent opioid use, surgeons provide the majority of opioid prescriptions in the first few months after surgery, but by nine to 12 months post-surgery, most prescriptions ...

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