Monthly Archives: September 2014

Quick Case: Rectal Cancer Presenting as a Perineal Abscess

By: Dr. Swapan Samanta
A 74-year-old male presented with a painful swelling for the last 3 months, along with dyschezia, dysuria and bloody stools. The lesion measured about 4 cm in diameter, and it was…

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Restoring Breathing After Spinal Cord Injury [video]

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have successfully restored breathing in an animal model by bridging a spinal cord injury and biologically regenerating lost nerve connections to the diaphragm.

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Breakthrough in Alzheimer’s Disease [video]

Case Western Reserve Researchers Discover FDA-approved Drug Rapidly Clears Amyloid from the Brain and Reverses Cognitive and Memory Defects.

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Clinical and Immunological Markers of Dengue Progression in a Study Cohort from a Hyperendemic Area in Malaysia

Malaysia is a multiracial country with an estimated population of 28 million people [1]. Over the years, the country has achieved tremendous improvement in its health sector; however, infectious diseases remain as major causes of high morbidity and mortality rates.

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Stanford Doctor on Latest Advances in Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment [video]

Nearly all cervical cancers are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). When exposed to HPV, a woman’s immune system normally attacks the virus and prevents it from doing harm. Cervical cancer is most prevalent in women in their 40s. Speaker: Shannon MacLaughlan David, MD Image: High grade dysplasia (carcinoma in… 

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Understanding the Value of PSA Testing for Prostate Cancer Detection [video]

Stanford urology experts explain what PSA or prostate specific antigen testing is used for and why it is important to maintain as part of detection and diagnosis of prostate cancer.

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Incidence of Active Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Patients with Coincident Filarial and/or Intestinal Helminth Infections Followed Longitudinally in South India

Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection remains a disease of significant public health importance, particularly in resource-limited parts of the world. According to WHO reports, 1·4 million deaths were associated with tuberculosis (TB) in 2010 worldwide.[1], [2] The 2010 worldwide tuberculosis (TB) incidence was 8·8 million (128 cases/100 000 inhabitants), of which 59% were detected in Asia.

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