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Researchers identify brain’s role in broken heart syndrome

A new study uncovers potential mechanisms that may contribute to “broken heart syndrome,” or Takotsubo syndrome (TTS), a temporary heart condition that is brought on by stressful situations and emotions. The research, which was led by investigators at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), indicates that a heart-brain connection likely plays a major role.  For the… Read More »

Prone Position in Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Lying in the prone (face down) position, in which your chest is down and your back is up, could be a simple way to improve outcomes in cases of severe respiratory distress. This topic has received renewed attention during the COVID-19 pandemic, as invasive mechanical ventilation is conventionally delivered with the patient in the supine… Read More »

FDA Approves Ruzurgi (amifampridine) for Children with Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome

FDA Approves Ruzurgi (amifampridine) for Children with Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome Print this page May 06, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Ruzurgi (amifampridine) tablets for the treatment of Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) in patients 6 years to less than 17 years of age. This is the first FDA approval of a… Read More »