Experts advise that new consumer-targeted cancer-screening apps may put patients at risk.
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a long-standing complication of diabetes caused by accumulating injury to the glomerular microvasculature of the kidneys. DN is frequently asymptomatic, particularly in early stages, but can be detected using annual kidney-function and albuminuria tests.
An estimated 18% of Americans suffer migraines, 20% of whom experience visual and neurologically-complex perceptual disturbances known as auras. Paradoxically, those often-frightening distortions may have enriched our world by influencing the art of famous painters and authors, said Gary W. Jay, MD, DAAPM, FAAPM, CEO and CMO of Virtuous Pharma, Inc. to attendees at PAINWeek 2014.
They evaluated dupilumab's effects on smell function with 60 patients with nasal polyps who were refractory to intranasal corticosteroids.
The hunt is on for a vaccine against deadly respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), but a poor understanding of the molecular mechanisms of infection and acquired immunity have slowed vaccine research and development.