A Danish, multicenter, randomized POET trial revealed that after declared clinically stable on taking intravenous antibiotics in a hospital for one to two weeks, left-sided endocarditis patients could be sent home with a prescription of antibiotics to be taken orally to complete the rest of the treatment. “Shifting to oral antibiotic treatment in stabilized patients with endocarditis was as effective and safe as continued intravenous antibiotic treatment and was given during half the antibiotic treatment period. These novel findings may have a significant impact on future clinical practice for the management of patients who are stable,” Henning Bundgård, MD, said at the annual congress of the European Society of Cardiology. Guiding principles from the ESC and American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology suggest 6 weeks of intravenous antibiotics for the management of infective endocarditis. This reduces the stay in the hospital to half resulting in lowering of the expenses borne by ...
Varied research is going on throughout the world in order to find the cause and treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Bloomberg School have reported that the elders who often feel sleepy during day time are three times more prone to Alzheimer’s disease. These study findings were recently published in the journal named SLEEP. Alzheimer’s disease occurs due to the development of beta-amyloid plaques in brain which results in the changes of nerve structure. The risk of this disease can be reduced by following proper exercise, diet as well as cognitive activities. Recently it was discovered that sleep pattern is also a major risk factor. Improper sleep can develop beta-amyloid protein accumulation in later stage of life. But the reason behind this mechanism is still unknown. The research team came to know the role of sleep by conducting a ...
Japanese Scientists unravel a molecular apparatus via which antibodies control gut bacteria to conserve health. They observed that immunoglobulin A (IgA) antibodies released by the intestines can influence how bacteria express their genes.
China opens up its pharmaceutical market to its rather hostile neighbor, India while Beijing and Washington have a tiff over President Donald Trump’s renewed warning of added tariffs on Chinese imports worth $200 billion.
Nowadays fish pedicures have become a popular form of pedicure where fish eat dead skin off a person’s feat. But a woman in her 20’s from New York approached a doctor when her toenails started becoming abnormal. She told the doctor that she had been having the issue for around 6 months, from the moment she had the fish pedicure. There was no pain but a few breaks in her toenails, due to which the bottom portion of her nails got separated from the upper portion.
Current HIV drugs usually act on enzymes needed by the virus throughout its survival. But no drug targets the outermost layer of the virus named the capsid, which protects the genetic material delivered into the host.
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