Monthly Archives: April 2017
Ultrasound technology is a vital part of health care. It is utilized for a variety of diagnostic purposes, but until recently, all an ultrasound could be used for was viewing the inside of the human body. New advances in this technology have shown great promise in internal medicine applications. Where can ultrasound be applied in internal medicine, and what implications does it have for the future of ultrasound technology?
With limited research funding and treatment options available, the paradoxically abundant rare diseases are a huge issue for people throughout the word. A study published today in the Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases asks what we can learn from the 4% of rare diseases that do have treatment, using computational methods to analyze patterns and identify potential treatment opportunities.
2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Critical Care. In this podcast, Dan Caley talks to Editor-in-Chief Jean-Louis Vincent to introduce the new thematic series for the journal: The future of critical care. Here we discover what the future holds for the different specialities that make up the field, as well as asking questions that you posed on twitter. Listen to find out more.
Opioid addiction is a serious and rapidly increasing issue around the world and people undergoing methadone treatment for opioid addiction are using cannabis at a much higher rate than the general population. In light of Canada’s recent move towards the legalization of cannabis, authors of a new study published in Biology of Sex Differences, that investigated the association between cannabis use and methadone treatment outcome, discuss their findings and the implications.