As of the end of January, SARS-CoV-2 has demonstrably infected more than 100 million individuals globally. It has killed more than 2 million. And the long-term sequelae of COVID infections – to say nothing of the health consequences of grief, social isolation and widespread economic distress – are still unfolding and will be for years to come.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in orthopedics, including: Hot nano-chisel used to create artificial bones in a Petri dish; A 'skeletal age' calculator to predict bone fracture risk; Fetal surgery for spina bifida leads to better mobility in school-age children.
KRAS is the most frequently mutated oncogene in solid tumors in general, and in lung tumors in particular. There are more patients whose lung tumors are driven by KRAS mutations than by ALK, Ros, Ret and TRK alterations. Combined. And after 40 years, they look to be getting a targeted therapy, or even two.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in oncology, including: Less fractionation, fewer trips not a problem for some high-risk prostate cancers; PCOS passed on in the epigenes; Algorithm uses ultrasound images for classification.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in cardiology, including: Radial access shows well in analysis of PCI data; ACC, SVS combine registries; VAD-associated ED visits down, but room for improvement.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in neurology, including: Smartwatch sensors enable remote monitoring, treatment guidance for Parkinson’s patients; Imaging of a living brain can help differentiate dementia; Morphine itch comes from neurons, not mast cells.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in orthopedics, including: Blood pressure can be controlled without drugs after spinal cord injury; Researchers develop technique to replicate bone-remodeling processes; New technique to fast-track pain research.