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Intensive care survival not linked to calorie intake

Increasing the calorie intake for an intensive care patient does not improve their chances of survival, according to a new Australian study. Presented on Monday afternoon at the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) congress in Paris, the study involved almost 4000 patients across 46 intensive care units (ICUs) in Australia and New Zealand. […]

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Lower long-term survival for in-hospital cardiac arrests in blacks

(HealthDay)—Older black survivors of in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) have worse long-term survival than whites, according to a study published online Aug. 17 in Circulation. Lena M. Chen. M.D., from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and colleagues conducted a longitudinal study of patients aged ≥65 years who had an IHCA and survived until hospital […]

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Injection of vasoactive intestinal peptide into the eye improves corneal transplant survival

A new study in the American Journal of Pathology reports for the first time that injection of neuropeptide vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) directly into the eye of mice enhanced corneal graft survival. VIP produced other benefits, including acceleration of endothelial wound closure, protection of corneal endothelial cells (CEnCs), and improved corneal graft clarity. If proven […]

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Pancreatic cancer: Cannabis compound may boost survival

According to data from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), in the United States, there will be an estimated 55,440 new cases of pancreatic cancer by the end of this year. Treatments for this type of cancer include surgical resection (the removal of tissue affected by the cancer), as well as chemotherapy. Unfortunately, the prognosis tends […]