Early PDA closure may improve outcomes in preterm infants

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants with moderate to large patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) may benefit from transcatheter PDA closure (TCPC) in the first four weeks of life, according to research published by Le Bonheur Cardiologist Ranjit Philip, MD, and Medical Director of Interventional Cardiac Imaging and Interventional Catheterization Laboratory Shyam Sathanandam,…

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How housing discrimination affects environmental inequality

URBANA, Ill. – Economists and urban planners generally agree that local pollution sources disproportionally impact racial minorities in the U.S. The reasons for this are largely unclear, but a University of Illinois study provides new insights into the issue. “Our work finds experimental evidence that racial discrimination in the home-renting process actively sorts minority renters…

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New tools find COVID patients at highest risk of mechanical ventilation and death

BOSTON – Two novel calculators for predicting which patients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 are at greatest risk of requiring mechanical ventilation or of in-hospital death have been developed and validated by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). In a study published in The Lancet’s EClinicalMedicine, researchers describe how these models could enable clinicians to better…

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New journal launched, The International Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology Diseases

Bentham Science is pleased to announce the launch of new subscription-based journal, The International Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Diseases. The first issue of the journal will be available online by the start of the year, 2021. Dr. N. Mendez-Sanchez, from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, is serving as the Editor-in-Chief…

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FAPESP promotes webinar to discuss the impacts of pandemic on schools and families

Entitled “Education: COVID-19 and social inequalities”, a March 03 webinar promoted by FAPESP, the São Paulo Research Foundation, will be gathering experts on education to explore how the pandemic has impacted education in different national contexts. They will discuss the challenges associated with the implementation of responses by the educational systems in face of structural…

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