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Researchers show genetic variant common among Black Americans contributes to large cardiovascular disease burden

Researchers show genetic variant common among Black Americans contributes to large cardiovascular disease burden

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First person to receive a genetically modified pig kidney transplant dies nearly 2 months later

First person to receive a genetically modified pig kidney transplant dies nearly 2 months later

Melissa Mattola-Kiatos, RN, nursing practice specialist, removes the pig kidney from its box to prepare for transplantation at Massachusetts General Hospital, March 16, 2024, in Boston. Richard “Rick” Slayman, the first recipient of a genetically modified pig kidney transplant, has died nearly two months after he underwent the procedure, his family and the hospital that …

Pandemic talks extended as deadline passes

Pandemic talks extended as deadline passes

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Countries trying to strike a landmark global agreement on handling future pandemics decided to keep negotiating for another fortnight after their deadline passed on Friday. Scarred by the devastation caused by COVID-19—which killed millions, shredded economies and crippled health systems—the World Health Organization’s 194 member states have spent two years trying …

Study finds COVID-19 vaccine can help people with heart failure live longer

Study finds COVID-19 vaccine can help people with heart failure live longer

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Heart failure patients who are vaccinated against COVID-19 have an 82% greater likelihood of living longer than those who are not vaccinated, according to research presented at Heart Failure 2024, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), held 11–14 May in Lisbon, Portugal. Heart Failure is a life-threatening …

SDM in Pediatric Dermatology: Step Approach Recommended

SDM in Pediatric Dermatology: Step Approach Recommended

SAN DIEGO — In the clinical experience of Kelly M. Cordoro, MD, many pediatric dermatology encounters involve shared decision-making (SDM): A collaborative model in which physicians and patients work together to make health care decisions based on the best evidence and on the patient’s values, priorities, and preferences. “SDM is a cornerstone of person-centered care,” …

Adalimumab Improves Blood Parameters in Patients With HS

Adalimumab Improves Blood Parameters in Patients With HS

TOPLINE: Treatment with adalimumab improves anemia, thrombocytosis, and leukocytosis in patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), in clinical responders and nonresponders. METHODOLOGY: HS is a chronic inflammatory skin condition characterized by a high inflammatory burden and hematologic abnormalities such as anemia, leukocytosis, and thrombocytosis. Immunomodulatory therapy was previously found to improve hematologic abnormalities in a small …