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Medicine

­­New findings on satiety signaling from intestine

10 December, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

A previously unknown mechanism that suppresses satiety signals from the small intestine is the main finding of a new study. This may explain, first, satiety disorders in obesity and diabetes and, second, the prompt health effects of gastric bypass, a form of bariatric surgery. The study, published in the BMJ journal Gut, is based on […]

Primary care centers’ extra payment for medication reviews ineffective

28 November, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

Recent research shows that the system of special remuneration for drug reviews with older patients in primary care has not had the desired effect. The primary care centers (PCCs) in Region Västra Götaland (VGR) that most frequently reported, and were paid for, these reviews improved no more than the others. “There’s a very weak association […]

Launch of online training in person-centred care

25 November, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

Post-it notes, discussions and practical exercises… A free online training course in person-centred care in English is now being launched. The purpose is to give health care sector staff tools to help themselves to start working in a person-centred way. “This is about the patient’s role as a partner, how staff and patients make agreements, […]

Study shows lower mortality from induction of labor at 41 weeks

21 November, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

Inducing labor after 41 instead of 42 full weeks’ pregnancy appears to be safer in terms of perinatal survival, new Swedish research shows. The current study is expected to provide a key piece of evidence for upcoming decisions in maternity care. In Sweden, the risk of a baby dying before, during or shortly after birth […]

Successful study of Swedish vaccine candidate against diarrhea

20 November, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

University of Gothenburg reports first successful results of the oral, inactivated vaccine candidate ETVAX against enterotoxigenic E. coli diarrhea in a placebo-controlled phase I/II study in infants and children from 6 months to 5 years of age in Bangladesh. All predefined primary endpoints for the study were achieved, showing that the vaccine candidate was safe […]

Training in mental ill-health a determinant of managers’ preventive actions

31 October, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

Managers who have received training in mental health issues, and whose workplaces run general information campaigns on mental health, are significantly more likely to work preventively in this area vis-à-vis their subordinates, a study shows. This applies irrespective of organization size and managers’ own experiences of mental ill-health. “It’s important for organizations to take overall […]

New knowledge of the muscular system important for future treatment of diseases

16 October, 2019 - Linnéuniversitetet

When a muscle is activated, it is the proteins myosin and actin that go to work. Myosin molecules take hold of actin molecules and pull, like rope pulling, in a process that gets energy from the use of the cellular fuel ATP. In his dissertation, Mohammad Ashikur Rahman has conducted extensive studies of the mechanical […]

Oxygen in hyperbaric chamber provides relief after radiotherapy

15 October, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can relieve self-reported symptoms and side-effects of radiotherapy against cancer in the pelvic region, a study shows. After 30–40 sessions in a hyperbaric chamber, many patients experienced reductions in bleeding, urinary incontinence, and pain alike. “This treatment is highly effective for the majority of the patients” states Nicklas Oscarsson, first author […]

Different views on vaginal birth after previous caesarean section

3 October, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

There is considerable variations in different countries´ health care systems and professionals in the views on vaginal birth after previous caesarean section (VBAC), according to a European study. However, women’s´ views are more similar in the different countries. Globally there is huge variation in the rate of caesarean section (CS), from a small percentage to […]

New findings enable more heart donations

24 September, 2019 - Göteborgs universitet

There is a risk of every fourth heart examined for possible donation being dismissed as unusable due to stress-induced heart failure. But this condition, according to new research, has no bearing on the outcome of a transplant. These results open the way for up to 30% more heart transplant. “Systematic utilization of these hearts would […]