Doctors one of the Polish clinics have carried out Europe’s first successful transplantation of the sciatic nerve, writes The New York Times.
The patient is a 30-year-old officer of one of special divisions of police of Poland, received a severe gunshot wound of the hip joint and has lost a Continue reading “Europe’s first transplantation of the sciatic nerve in Poland”
Adult patients with varicose veins is five times more likely to develop deep vein thrombosis (DVT), according to a study published in the journal JAMA.
“Varicose veins are rarely associated with serious health risks. DVT, pulmonary embolism and peripheral artery disease (PAD), in contrast, constitutes disease, which are associated with serious systemic effects. Patients with varicose veins have elevated levels of inflammatory and prothrombotic markers,” explain the authors.
The researchers analyzed data from 212 984 patients suffering from varicose veins (mean age 54.5 years; 69,3% of women), and 212 984 randomly selected patients without varicose veins, DVT, peripheral arterial disease or embolism of pulmonary arteries (mean age of 54.3 years; 70.3 per cent).
With an average follow-up from 7.3 to 7.8 years, patients with varicose veins often suffer DVT than the control group (6,55 and 1.23 per 1000 person-years, respectively).
The incidence of embolism of the pulmonary arteries was also higher among patients with varicose veins (of 0.48 per 1000 person-years) compared with the control group (or 0.28 per 1000 person-years). Similarly, there was an increased risk of peripheral artery disease in the group of varicose veins, comprising of 10.73 per 1000 person-years vs of 6.22 in the control group. The results differed slightly depending on the gender and age of participants, the researchers noted.
Is there a relationship between varicose veins and DVT causal or represents a common set of risk factors, requires further research, said the scientists.
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Sverdlovsk Ministry of health intends to implement in the region the testing of infants for congenital immunodeficiencies. Now such research is carried out in the Ural research Institute of maternity and infancy (research Institute OMM).
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A group of scientists from the Centre for addiction and mental health (CAMH) in Toronto found that depression over a long period can lead to changes in the structure of the brain. The results were published in the journal The Lancet Psychiatry.
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