Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New device for assisting accurate hemodialysis catheter placement

Researchers at Okayama University report in The Journal of Vascular Access a supporting device for accurately placing hemodialysis catheters on kidney patients. The device was successfully used on a group of 10 patients ...

Cardiology

Ginkgo biloba trialled as stroke treatment

Researchers in China have suggested that a supplement derived from the ginkgo biloba tree may help improve the recovery of thinking and memory abilities following a stroke. Their findings are published today in the journal ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Review links albuminuria to cognitive impairment, dementia

(HealthDay)—Albuminuria is associated with cognitive impairment, dementia, and cognitive decline, according to a review published online Feb. 2 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Cardiology

Weight loss surgery boosts good cholesterol in obese teen boys

Weight loss surgery boosts the level of HDL "good" cholesterol and also improves its heart-protecting actions in severely obese teens, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Arteriosclerosis, ...

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