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Lowering Infection Risk after Miscarriage Surgery

Lowering Infection Risk after Miscarriage Surgery

Each year 10 to 20% of pregnancies end in spontaneous abortion. In low- and middle-income countries, surgery is commonly performed to remove retained products of conception. Infection is a serious consequence of surgery. The Antibiotics in Miscarriage Surgery trial is a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial conducted in Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda

Dr. Li Yan: Discussion on Digestive Wellness

Dr. Li Yan: Discussion on Digestive Wellness

Tabetha Moreto: Hello everyone. Welcome to Health Professional Radio. I’m your host for today, Tabetha Moreto. Our guest today is Dr. Li Yan, digestive health expert with Procter and Gamble. Today, we’re going to talk about something very interesting – Australians’ attitudes towards some taboo medical topics. Without further ado,

Treating Venous Leg Ulcers

Treating Venous Leg Ulcers

Chronic venous insufficiency can affect the superficial venous network of the lower limbs, presenting as superficial venous reflux, which causes varicose veins, and venous leg ulcerations. Studies have shown that surgical correction of superficial venous reflux can reduce venous leg ulcer recurrence more than compression therapy alone. However, the role

Efficacy of a Low-Cost, Heat-Stable Rotavirus Vaccine

Efficacy of a Low-Cost, Heat-Stable Rotavirus Vaccine

Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe gastroenteritis among young children. The two currently approved oral rotavirus vaccines require refrigeration, which makes transportation and storage difficult, especially in resource-constrained areas such as sub-Saharan Africa, which has the highest burden of rotavirus-related mortality. BRV-PV is a live attenuated vaccine containing 5

The surprisingly charming science of your gut | Giulia Enders

The surprisingly charming science of your gut | Giulia Enders

A few years ago, I always had this thing happening to me, especially at family gatherings like teas with aunts and uncles or something like this. When people come up to you, and they ask you, “So, what are you doing?” And I would have this magical one-word reply, which

Treating Acute Gastroenteritis

Treating Acute Gastroenteritis

Every year, gastroenteritis accounts for 1.7 million visits to emergency departments by children in the United States. Probiotics represent an expanding industry with potential clinical benefits, but there are limited data supporting their use in this population. This multicenter, randomized double-blind trial included 886 children between 3 and 48 months