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Advisory Committee On Heritable Disorders In Newborns And Children Recommends Nationwide Newborn Screening For Spinal Muscular Atrophy
The Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children (ACHDNC) today recommended that newborn screening for spinal muscular atrophy be implemented nationwide. The recommendation now goes to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar for final approval. Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a neuromuscular disease caused by a mutation in the gene survival motor neuron 1. In a health..(Read More)
Administering acetaminophen, such as Tylenol, during surgery may reduce the incidence of postoperative shivering, suggests a study that was presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2017 annual meeting. Chills and shivering are a common side effect that happens when patients regain consciousness after surgery. Shivering can occur in up to half of patients. While the exact cause is unknown, scientists beli..(Read More)
Cystic fibrosis (CF) shortens life by making the lungs prone to repeated bacterial infections and associated inflammation. UNC School of Medicine researchers have now shown for the first time that the lungs' bacterial population changes in the first few years of life as respiratory infections and inflammation set in. The study, published in PLoS Pathogens, offers a way to predict the onset of lun..(Read More)
Rapid advancements in the molecular diagnostic testing of lung cancer have led to new treatments and greater hope for patients battling lung cancer, the most common cause of cancer death worldwide. To ensure that clinicians stay apace and provide optimal patient care, three leading medical societies-- the College of American Pathologists (CAP), the International Association for the Study of Lung ..(Read More)
Readmission rates at three months for kids hospitalized for acute asthma dropped when families received comprehensive education prior to discharge, the only single component of discharge bundles that was strongly associated with lowered readmissions, finds a multicenter retrospective cohort study published online 2018, in The Journal of Pediatrics. According to the Centers for Disease Control and..(Read More)
A simple, non-invasive procedure that can indicate how long patients with cancer that has spread to the brain might survive and whether they are likely to respond to immunotherapy has been developed by researchers in Liverpool. The technique, which can be done using standard hospital-based Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans, could one day remove the need for patients to undergo life-threateni..(Read More)