Increased prediction of right nonrecurrent laryngeal nerve in thyroid surgery using preoperative computed tomography with intraoperative neuromonitoring identification

A nonrecurrent laryngeal nerve (NRLN) is a rare but potentially serious anatomical variant. Although the incidence is reported to be 0.3% to 1.3%, it carries a much higher risk of palsy during thyroid surgery.
The objective of this study is to investigate the usefulness of computed tomography…
Increased prediction of right nonrecurrent laryngeal nerve in thyroid surgery using preoperative computed tomography with intraoperative neuromonitoring identification

The reliability of a newborn foot length measurement tool used by community volunteers to identify low birth weight or premature babies born at home in southern Tanzania

Low birthweight babies need extra care, and families need to know whether their newborn is low birthweight in settings where many births are at home and weighing scales are largely absent. In the context of a trial to improve newborn health in southern Tanzania, a counselling card was developed…
The reliability of a newborn foot length measurement tool used by community volunteers to identify low birth weight or premature babies born at home in southern Tanzania

Overview of the organization of protease genes in the genome of Leishmania spp

The genus Leishmania includes protozoan parasites that are able to infect an array of phlebotomine and vertebrate species. Proteases are related to the capacity of these parasites to infect and survive in their hosts and are therefore classified as virulence factors.FindingsBy analysing…
Overview of the organization of protease genes in the genome of Leishmania spp

DNA methylation dynamics during ex vivo differentiation and maturation of human dendritic cells

Dendritic cells (DCs) are important mediators of innate and adaptive immune responses, but the gene networks governing their lineage differentiation and maturation are poorly understood. To gain insight into the mechanisms that promote human DC differentiation and contribute to the acquisition…
DNA methylation dynamics during ex vivo differentiation and maturation of human dendritic cells

Measuring decision quality: psychometric evaluation of a new instrument for breast cancer chemotherapy

Women diagnosed with early stage (I or II) breast cancer face a highly challenging decision – whether or not to undergo adjuvant chemotherapy. We developed a decision quality instrument for chemotherapy for early stage breast cancer and sought to evaluate its…
Measuring decision quality: psychometric evaluation of a new instrument for breast cancer chemotherapy

Funeral for paramedic William Mallock draws dozens of mourners

First responders lined the route of the funeral procession for paramedic William Mallock on Grand Manan Island, N.B., on Wednesday. (Brian Chisholm/CBC)
First responders from across Canada gathered on Grand Manan Island, N.B., Wednesday to pay their respects to paramedic William…
Funeral for paramedic William Mallock draws dozens of mourners

Brutally beaten mental health worker doesn’t blame attacker

A health-care worker who was brutally attacked by a psychiatric patient at UBC hospital says she doesn’t blame her attacker, while Vancouver Coastal Health has been fined $75,000 for failing to protect her.
Recreational therapist Pam Owen was choked, beaten and punched by the male…
Brutally beaten mental health worker doesn’t blame attacker

Liberian security forces seal slum to halt Ebola, setting off protests

Liberian security forces sealed off a seaside slum in the capital Wednesday in the latest effort to stop the spread of Ebola, setting off protests by angry residents.
 
A resident of the West Point district said by phone that security forces were firing into the air to disperse crowds angry…
Liberian security forces seal slum to halt Ebola, setting off protests

122 Albertans diagnosed with E. coli; AHS looking for cause

Alberta Health Services says 122 people across the province have been diagnosed with potentially dangerous E. coli germs over the past month. 
The health agency says the type of bacteria found in these cases is E. coli 0157:H7, which can cause severe illness including cramping, bloody…
122 Albertans diagnosed with E. coli; AHS looking for cause

Ebola could be treated with drug shown to fight cousin virus

Marburg virus, seen here in an electron microscope photo, causes severe and often fatal hemorrhagic fever. (Thomas Geisbert/University of Texas Medical Branch)
An experimental type of drug shown to protect rhesus macaques against the Marburg virus could also be tried in the fight to…
Ebola could be treated with drug shown to fight cousin virus

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