[6 Feb 2015] Based on five-year follow-up of patients in a randomized clinical trial, researchers have concluded that gastric bypass is the preferred treatment for extreme obesity despite the fact that it is not as effective in reducing body weight as duodenal switch.
[29 Jan 2015] Children born prematurely are at risk of being struck by the eye disease ROP, which can cause blindness. Using a new web-based method, doctors can now identify the at-risk children long before the initial symptoms present themselves, which increases the possibility of preventive measures.
[21 Jan 2015] The spontaneous PSA testing that has been applied in Sweden in recent decades has only had a marginal effect on mortality. An organized screening focused on those who have the most to gain would, however, reduce the risk of dying from prostate cancer by over 40 percent. This is shown by studies at the Sahlgrenska Academy.
[20 Jan 2015] Swedish studies show that mice that receive a supplement of the "appetite hormone" ghrelin increase their sexual activity. Whether the hormone has the same impact on humans is unknown - but if it does, the researchers may have found the key to future treatments for sex abuse.
[19 Jan 2015] Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy have shown that a weak electric "noise" can improve balance and motor skills in patients with Parkinson´s disease. In cooperation with NASA, the research team has now developed a portable prototype that will be used in long-term studies of Parkinson´s patients in their home environment.
[19 Jan 2015] About eight out of ten persons who suffer from IBS believe that the symptoms are due to diet. A diet that excludes particularly indigestible carbohydrates can provide markedly reduced symptoms, as shown by a thesis at the Sahlgrenska Academy.
[16 Jan 2015] Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is launching first eight projects on Ebola, covering vaccine development and manufacture, vaccine coverage, and diagnostics. The total budget of the eight projects launched is ¿215 million. Researchers from the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg participates in one of the Ebola vaccine projects.
[12 Jan 2015] Men who have recently had a heart attack or angina and whose workplace has a poor psychosocial environment often think that the work environment was a contributing cause of their heart problems. A dissertation from The Sahlgrenska Academy shows this.
[16 Dec 2014] A doctor's thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy has found that children whose parents experience time pressure are more likely to have mental health problems.
[9 Dec 2014] Men who live alone have a considerably greater long-term risk of dying prematurely than other patients. This is shown in a doctoral thesis that followed 1,090 stroke cases in western Sweden.