The study, lead by Dr. Leslie Eldeiry, a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical
School, which was conducted at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, found that
"only 30 percent of patients underwent biochemical evaluation for adrenal
hyperfunction," which is the production of excessive amounts of hormone.
In 2002, the National Institutes of Health released guidelines recommending
hormonal evaluation of all incidentally discovered adrenal masses. Despite
the 2002 NIH recommendations, only 30 percent of patients were properly
tested. Moreover only 18 percent of patients in the study who did not see an
endocrinologist with adrenal nodules had hormonal testing.
Cellular 'puncture repair kit' may minimize brain trauma:
Researchers have devised a treatment that mechanically repairs burst cell membranes in the brain, somewhat like puncture sealants used in bicycle tyres, and could therefore help to avert brain damage after serious head injuries.
Brain-injured rats that are injected with a polymer called polyethylene glycol (PEG) soon after their injuries recover certain behavioural abilities better than untreated rats, report researchers in this week’s Journal of Biological Engineering.
Robin's Note: CSF leaks? Something to investigate! Especially for those Cushies enduring them after pituitary surgery.