Asthma may be treated with the use of vitamin D?

Scientists from Great Britain have conducted series of research in which an active form of vitamin D had a positive influence on the reduction of asthma symptoms. They decreased even in the case of asthma resistant to steroid treatment.

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Diet and bacteria – The Latest division of human gut microbiome

In May 2011, researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Meyerhofstrasse published a research in which they proposed division of intestinal flora into three enterotypes. Shortly after that, already in August 2011, a team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania classified existing enterotypes to specified diet in which they occur. The discovery was added to the list of the Top Scientific Discoveries of 2011 by The Science Magazine. Read full text »

Pain treatment in musculoskeletal system diseases – Part I

Competence of pain treatment goes beyond pharmacotherapy, combines it with i.a. physiotherapy and kinesitherapy, which may precede and should be used after surgical procedures. The art of combining various fields of medicine in order for fighting pain is useful when correct clinical diagnosis is stated. Read full text »

Transplant of human legs – tears of happiness after a surgery in Spain and new opportunities for people without prosthesis

Transplantation medicine has made another step forward! This time a person, who had been doomed for a wheelchair, was given a chance to walk on new legs. The simultaneous transplantation of two legs was conducted by dr Pedro Cavadas from Spain. Read full text »

Stem cells effective in struggle against the bone adhesion disorder?

The absence of bone adhesion for a long time after a fracture is a vital problem for orthopaedist because it may lead to permanent impairment of organ functions, increase in the costs of treatment and discomfort of the patient due to the “bad choice” of the doctor. It is often a indication to start new methods of treatment and employment of drugs which could accelerate healing. Until now, a lot of methods which expedite healing and differently influence the clinical status of the patients were devised. The research of scientists from the University of North Carolina allow to hope that the new and effective weapon in struggling against the lack of bone adhesion will be stem cells. Read full text »

FRAX® algorithm – a new method of osteoporosis detection?

Recently people suspecting to have osteoporosis have a new simple method of diagnostics. A special tool allowing for detection of the disease is FRAX® algorithm which was developed by the World Health Organisation in collaboration with the Centre of Bone Metabolic Diseases, University of Sheffield (Great Britain). The algorithm is generally available on the Internet. An article which presents this tool also provides with broader introduction to its properties and directions for its use. Read full text »

Scoliosis and ScoliScore – a revolutionary method of predicting spinal curve progression.

Despite many methods of spine evaluation and advanced classifications of it’s curvature the prognosis concerning the development of scoliosis was not fully accurate until now. The scientists under the direction of dr. Kenneth Ward have tested the way of diagnosis whether curves in children witch scoliosis may transform into severe deformity. Analysing, i.e. human DNA they claimed that they can eliminate the probability of severe curvature with 99% accuracy. Thesis describing their research was published in “Spine” in December 2010.  Read full text »