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Evidence from a systematic review and meta-analysis shows short term outcomes for local and general anesthesia use in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), are comparable, though local anesthesia may lead to shorter hospital stays.
An exome-wide screening identifies a rare variant of apolipoprotein E (APOE) that is associated with a reduced risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Administration of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) reduces flinching behaviour and knee edema and improves functional outcomes in a model of arthritis, suggesting DHA treatment may offer a new therapeutic approach.
As part of the Mobile introns review series, David Edgell and colleagues describe how bacterial group I introns self-splice from their host transcripts, and mobilize around the genome.
Procalcitonin shows good sensitivity for bacterial pneumonia in critically ill patients during an H1N1 influenza epidemic, but the negative predictive value might not be sufficient for a standalone marker to withhold antibiotic treatment.
Desktops, floors, walls and chair seats in a classroom in Oregon, USA, harboured distinct bacteria derived from human body sites and the environment.
Evidence from a systematic review suggests that the definition of healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) proposed in 2002 is widely used, and future revisions of the definition should take invasive procedures and hospitalization into account.
It is proposed that mosaic aneuploidy in the brain is a non-heritable genetic factor predisposing to Alzheimer's diease.
The SteamDrop procedure provides a robust and routine method for high-quality plant chromosome preparations.
Killer-cell immunoglobulin-like receptors play roles in infection, transplantation and pregnancy, but genotyping is difficult. A new ddPCR approach could make haplotype definition routine.
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Nuclear Receptor Signaling is now open for submissions
BioMed Central is pleased to announce that Nuclear Receptor Signaling is now open for submissions. The journal has published reviews and commentaries with the Nuclear Receptor Signaling Atlas (NURSA) since 2004, but will now also consider primary research articles following its transfer. The goal of NURSA is to accrue, develop, and communicate information that advances our understanding of the roles of nuclear receptors in human diseases and conditions in which they play an integral role. for further information please visit the journal.
Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
BioMed Central is proud to announce that Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease is now accepting submissions. This new title is the official journal of the Canadian Society of Nephrology, and aims to publish the highest quality publications focused on clinical, translational and health services delivery research in the field of chronic kidney disease, dialysis, and kidney transplantation. For further information please visit the journal.
BPDED affiliates with NEA.BPD
We are pleased to announce that Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation is now the official journal of NEA.BPD; an organisation dedicated to raising public awareness, providing education and promoting research on borderline personality disorder.
Celebrating one year of success for Infectious Diseases of Poverty journal
One year on and BioMed Central’s journal Infectious Diseases of Poverty, launched at the 2nd Symposium on Health Systems Research, has successfully published four thematic series and 41 articles with submissions ranging across 39 countries. These submissions include papers from countries with low and middle income economic status. For further information please visit the blog.