Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 17, 2014
Mount Sinai presents important findings at the 2014 American Urological Association Meeting
Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai will present several landmark studies at the 2014 American Urological Association annual meeting May 17-19, 2014, in Orlando, Fla., including data on an immune response in prostate cancer tumors, effects of paternal age on stimulated insemination live birth rates, issues of sexual function after cystectomy and a comparison of modalities for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Negative iron balance predicts acute heart failure survival
Negative iron balance predicts survival in patients with acute heart failure, according to research presented for the first time today at the Heart Failure Congress 2014 in Athens, Greece.

RELAX-AHF: Poor diuretic response associated with worse clinical outcomes
Poor diuretic response is associated with worse in-hospital and post-discharge clinical outcomes, results of the RELAX-AHF trial reveal.

Most emergency department 'super-frequent users' have a substance abuse addiction
A vast majority of so-called 'super-frequent user' patients who seek care in the emergency department (ED) have a substance abuse addiction, according to a Henry Ford Hospital study.

Sleeping pills increase CV events in heart failure patients
Sleeping pills increase the risk of cardiovascular events in heart failure patients by eight-fold, according to research from Japan.

RELAX-AHF and PROTECT studies find targeting WHF may reduce readmissions and save lives
Worsening symptoms and signs of heart failure in patients admitted to a hospital is a common sign of treatment failure and can lead to long-term consequences for the patient, including longer length of hospitalization and a higher risk for readmission and death, according to a late-breaking study presented in Athens at the ESC's Heart Failure Congress 2014.

Biomarker test for Peripartum Cardiomyopathy could help reduce death after giving birth
PPCM is the leading cause of death in women who are pregnant or have just given birth. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to