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  • Ignorance leads to stigmatization of patients with MRSA

    [4 Dec 2014] Acquisition of MRSA affects day-to-day life far beyond the healthcare settings. Patients who participated in a study from Sahlgrenska Academy talked about their experience of isolation and how they felt marked and stigmatized with a feeling of being an outsider and being treated like lepers.

  • Patients at Emergency Departments Regarded as "Symptoms"

    [25 Nov 2014] The healthcare work of providing care at Emergency departments is medicalized and result-driven. As a consequence of this, patients are regarded as "symptoms", and are shunted around the department as "production units". These are the conclusions of a thesis presented at the Sahlgrenska Academy.

  • Few Operations for Epilepsy despite Their Safety and Efficacy

    [13 Nov 2014] A study at Sahlgrenska Academy has found that epilepsy surgery is a safe, effective and low-risk procedure. Nevertheless, few Swedes have the operation, and those who are interested may have to wait a long time for presurgical counseling.

  • Mapping the spread of diarrhoea bacteria a major step towards new vaccine

    [10 Nov 2014] Every year hundreds of thousands of people die from diarrhoeal diseases caused by ETEC bacteria. A study published in Nature Genetics describes how Swedish researchers have mapped the spread of strains of ETEC bacteria around the world. It provides key information about how pathogenic bacteria arise, which will be important for the Swedish diarrhoea vaccine currently under development.

  • Low Levels of the DHEA Prohormone Predict Coronary Heart Disease

    [6 Nov 2014] Men with low levels of DHEA in the blood run an increased risk of developing coronary heart disease events. The Sahlgrenska Academy study has been published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

  • Promising Steps Toward Combination Treatment of Deadly Pediatric Cancer

    [4 Nov 2014] Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) activity has been identified as one of the basic processes in neuroblastoma, which accounts for approximately 15% of all fatal cases of pediatric cancer. A study published in Science Signaling by researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy points the way to targeting ALK in treatment of the deadly disease.

  • Differences in Obesity in Children from Different Socioeconomic Backgrounds

    [3 Nov 2014] The prevalence of obesity and overweight in children in Västra Götaland are stable, but there are signs that socioeconomic differences are increasing. These are the conclusions of a thesis presented at the Sahlgrenska Academy, which has examined approximately 3,000 children aged 7-9 years in western Sweden.

  • Extracting a Deciduous Canine Tooth Beneficial to the Permanent Tooth

    [30 Oct 2014] In some children, the deciduous canine tooth fails to grow properly. If the dentist extracts the deciduous tooth at the right time, however, the probability that the permanent tooth will grow properly is doubled, and a long treatment can be avoided. This is the conclusion of a thesis presented at the Sahlgrenska Academy.

  • Growing a Blood Vessel in a Week

    [24 Oct 2014] The technology for creating new tissues from stem cells has taken a giant leap forward. Two tablespoons of blood are all that is needed to grow a brand new blood vessel in just seven days. This is shown in a new study from Sahlgrenska Acadedmy and Sahlgrenska University Hospital published in EBioMedicine.

  • Moderate Drinking is Healthy Only for Some People

    [23 Oct 2014] A new study at Sahlgrenska Academy confirms that moderate alcohol consumption can protect against coronary heart disease. But only for the 15% of the population that have a particular genotype.

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