Timing of steroid shots before rotator cuff surgery affects infection risk

April 18, 2019 — For patients undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff, previous steroid injections into the shoulder don’t increase the risk of surgical-site infection — unless the injection is administered within one month before surgery, reports a study in the April 17, 2019 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint…

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Ginkgo seed extracts show antibacterial activity on skin pathogens

IMAGE: The fan-shaped leaves of a ginkgo tree on the Emory University campus. view more  Credit: Emory University Extracts from the seeds of the Ginkgo biloba tree show antibacterial activity on pathogens that can cause skin infections such as acne, psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema, a study at Emory University finds. Frontiers in Microbiology is publishing the…

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Ocean currents bring good news for reef fish

Researchers have discovered some good news for fish populations living on coral reefs hit by climate change. Renato Morais is a PhD candidate from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at James Cook University (JCU). He led a study that looked at how fish on a bleached coral reef get…

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Cutting-edge discovery points to potential treatment for NEC in preemies

Cutting-edge discovery in the lab of Catherine Hunter, MD, from Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago offers a new direction toward treatment of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) — a devastating intestinal emergency that occurs in up to 10 percent of premature infants. NEC is a leading cause…

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The overall annual cost of bacterial resistance in French hospitals estimated up to 290 M€

A team of researchers from Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University (UVSQ), Inserm and Pasteur Institute (Unité Mixte de Recherche 1181 Biostatistique, biomathématique, pharmacoépidémiologie et maladies infectieuses — B2PHI) has been able to provide for the first time an accurate estimate of both the incidence (annual number of new cases) and added direct cost of infections due to…

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Oregon researchers map sound, response and reward anticipation in mouse brain

EUGENE, Ore. — April 18, 2019 — University of Oregon neuroscientists report that two areas of the mouse brain combine representations of what is heard and anticipated, guiding behavior that leads mice to the best reward. Researchers have known that signals go from the ears to the brain stem, the thalamus and auditory cortex and…

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