Study identifies a major role for immune cells called natural killer cells in organ rejection

Immune cells called natural killer cells contribute to organ rejection after transplantation because they miss “self” proteins on donor cells, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of JASN. A better understanding of this process may help clinicians prevent and treat organ rejection. Transplanted organs are recognized by the immune system of the recipient as foreign or non-self, which […]

After outpatient surgery, NSAIDs top codeine for pain control with less side-effects

When prescribed following outpatient surgery, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen provide better pain control with less side-effects than the opioid codeine. Researchers reported these findings on June 14, 2021 in CMAJ/Canadian Medical Association Journal. “In all surgery types, subgroups and outcome time points, NSAIDs were equal or superior to codeine for postoperative pain,” said investigator Matthew Choi, MD, Associate […]

Versius surgical robot begins first gynaecological procedures in NHS hospital – CMR Surgical

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FDA approves supplemental NDA for Exparel for postsurgical local analgesia in pediatric patients – Pacira BioSciences

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