World’s largest transfusion study in cardiac surgery changes practice globally
September 18, 2018 - A massive study led Drs. Dean Fergusson, David Mazer and Richard Whitlock found that using lower hemoglobin thresholds to transfuse red blood cells during and after heart surgery is just as safe as using traditional thresholds.
High dose folic acid does not prevent preeclampsia in high-risk women
September 12, 2018 - Taking high doses of folic acid throughout pregnancy does not prevent preeclampsia in high-risk women, according to a large international clinical trial published in The BMJ. This refutes the findings of previous observational studies and is ...
Often-overlooked Natural Killer cells may be key to cancer immunotherapy
September 10, 2018 - Immune checkpoint inhibitors are revolutionizing the treatment of cancer, but new research challenges the central dogma of how these drugs work. This research, published in the prestigious Journal of Clinical Investigation, shows for the first ...
How does type 1 diabetes start? New research implicates early metabolic defects in the pancreas
September 6, 2018 - Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is often diagnosed in the teenage years, but the disease process probably starts much earlier. New research led by Dr. Fraser Scott shows that cellular stress is linked to decreased insulin and increased glucagon production ...
Radioactive seeds for breast cancer surgery: better for patients and the health-care system
August 30, 2018 - Tiny breast tumours are difficult for surgeons to find and remove during surgery. For years, the only way to do it was to insert a wire (known as a harpoon) into the breast to mark the tumour during pre-surgical imaging. But the wire was ...
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