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2013-03-21 11:27:58

Infections, as the news has shown time and again, can be deadly. Periprothesthetic joint infection (PJI) is the infection of grave concern to the orthopedic community, especially in its growingly common antibiotic-resistant form. This all-too-common infection can be found deep inside the joint prosthesis following joint replacement surgery. Javad Parvizi, MD, and colleagues at the Rothman Institute at Jefferson have worked for years to find a solution to this sometimes deadly infection....

2013-03-18 11:08:57

A genetic score based on PCa risk-associated single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) is an independent predictor of prostate biopsy outcomes, suggest the results of a new study conducted by a group from the Department of Urology Huashan Hospital, Fudan University in Shanghai, China. The authors, who relate their findings to the male population in China, also suggest that this score can improve predictive performance of existing clinical variables, especially for patients with a total PSA...

2013-02-15 23:03:04

A comprehensive analysis of the specific segment of the over-the-counter diagnostics sector known as the glucose self-testing market. (PRWEB) February 15, 2013 The worldwide incidence of diabetes is dramatically increasing, and it is estimated that 439 million people will have developed the disease by 2030. As such, the global market for blood glucose self-testing products is undergoing a significant transition driven by the advent of new analytical technologies and new recommendations for...

2013-01-25 23:02:57

Houston Physician Joins New Prediabetes Treatment Facility Sugar Land, TX (PRWEB) January 25, 2013 PreDiabetes Centers, a rapidly expanding diabetes prevention company offering personalized prediabetes treatment, announced today the opening of a new center in Sugar Land. The comprehensive clinical team has partnered with Dr. Afreen Pappa, an esteemed board-certified physician who has practiced in the Houston area for more than 15 years. The PreDiabetes Center of Sugar Land is the...

2013-01-25 10:14:31

Mobile device can easily be used in remote areas around the world Samuel K. Sia, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has taken his innovative lab-on-a-chip and developed a way to not only check a patient's HIV status anywhere in the world with just a finger prick, but also synchronize the results automatically and instantaneously with central health-care records–10 times faster, the researchers say, than the benchtop ELISA, a broadly used diagnostic...

2013-01-24 23:02:30

Diet Doc introduced new electrolyte replacement supplements to ensure that dieters on a low calorie diet plan do not fall victim to electrolyte imbalance. Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 24, 2013 Diet Doc has introduced new electrolyte replacement capsules that replenish and restore electrolyte levels during the fast weight loss process, preventing any electrolyte imbalance associated with low calorie dieting. This new product prevents the problem of electrolyte depletion and dehydration that...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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