Research roundup: Benefits of hip surgery; preventing surgical infections; assessing ACOs’ predecessors | Health4News

Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs.
Clinical Orthopaedics And Related Research: Surgery For Hip Fracture Yields Societal Benefits That Exceed The Direct Medical Costs
Surgical treatment of hip fractures can achieve better survival and…
Research roundup: Benefits of hip surgery; preventing surgical infections; assessing ACOs’ predecessors

Recommendations on arrhythmia management in ACS patients published in EP Europace | Health4News

The first multidisciplinary recommendations on the management of arrhythmias in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) are published today in EP Europace.
The position paper was written jointly by the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association…
Recommendations on arrhythmia management in ACS patients published in EP Europace

Pfenex reports total revenue of $3.3 million for second quarter 2014 | Health4News

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Pfenex reports total revenue of $3.3 million for second quarter 2014

ESC Guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of aortic diseases published in European Heart Journal | Health4News

The first comprehensive ESC Guidelines on aortic diseases are published today. They are presented at ESC Congress 2014 by Task Force Chairpersons Professor Raimund Erbel (Germany) and Professor Victor Aboyans (France).
The “2014 ESC Guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of aortic…
ESC Guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of aortic diseases published in European Heart Journal

Lifesaving heart tests could be done from home | Health4News

Patients may soon be able to carry out lifesaving heart tests using webcam
A 15-second scan is capable of detecting tiny changes in facial skin colour 
Could be used to diagnose Atrial fibrillation, characterised by irregular heartbeats
Condition can lead to stroke, heart failure and even…
Lifesaving heart tests could be done from home

Serotype-conversion in Shigella flexneri: identification of a novel bacteriophage, Sf101, from a serotype 7a strain | Health4News

Shigella flexneri is the major cause of bacillary dysentery in the developing countries. The lipopolysaccharide (LPS) O-antigen of S.
flexneri plays an important role in its pathogenesis and also divides S. flexneri into 19 serotypes.
All the serotypes with an exception for serotype 6 share a…
Serotype-conversion in Shigella flexneri: identification of a novel bacteriophage, Sf101, from a serotype 7a strain

Comparisons between two biochemical markers in evaluating periodontal disease severity: a cross-sectional study | Health4News

The purpose of this study was to compare two biochemical markers, which have been previously used to determine the degrees of alveolar bone destruction, in evaluating periodontal disease severity.
Methods:
The WF6 epitope of chondroitin sulfate (CS) and the alkaline phosphatase (ALP) levels…
Comparisons between two biochemical markers in evaluating periodontal disease severity: a cross-sectional study

CHP notified one local case of dengue fever in Macau | Health4News

Hong Kong (HKSAR) – The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health today (August 30) received notification from the health authority of Macau concerning a locally acquired case of dengue fever in Macau.
A CHP spokesman said that according to the information from the…
CHP notified one local case of dengue fever in Macau

The early cost of HIV: Inflammatory response breaks down intestinal lining, but help may come from friendly bacteria | Health4News

Researchers at UC Davis have made some surprising discoveries about the body’s initial responses to HIV infection. Studying simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), the team found that specialized cells in the intestine called Paneth cells are early responders to viral invasion and are the…
The early cost of HIV: Inflammatory response breaks down intestinal lining, but help may come from friendly bacteria

Transvenous lead extraction clinically successful in 98 percent of cases | Health4News

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Barcelona, Spain Saturday 30 August 2014: Transvenous lead extraction (TLE) is clinically successful in more than 98% of cases according to data from the European Lead Extraction…
Transvenous lead extraction clinically successful in 98 percent of cases

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