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Biomedicine and Health

Research defines how the rotavirus that causes diarrhea initially interacts with the host

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Research by the Department of Microbiology of the University of Valencia, the Institute of Biomedicine of Valencia and the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology of the CSIC has defined the initial interaction of human rotavirus P [8] (the main cause of gastroenteritis) with the recipients of the intestine. In addition, it has found that natural sugars in breast milk are identical to the virus’s receptors, which demonstrates their potential as anti-rotavirus. Read More

Researchers apply a technique that reduces the postoperative deficit of oxygen in blood in patients with morbid obesity

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The INCLIVA-UV Anesthesia Research Group, coordinated by the Professor of Surgery at the University of Valencia Javier Belda, leads the study that has shown that the early application of high-flow oxygen supplementation in the operating room reduces the severity of postoperative pulmonary complications. The study, with 64 patients, has been published in the scientific journal Minerva Anestesiologica. Read More

Research studies neurosurgery infection risks

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The infection of the surgical site following a neurosurgery operation is one of the most complex complications facing specialised surgical nursing, due to its potential danger for the appropriate recovery of the patients. CEU-Vithas Nisa Neuroscience Chair researcher María Pilar Chisbert Genovés has studied the risk factors of these infections in her doctoral thesis, under the guidance of neurosurgeon, UCH CEU University professor and Chair head José Piquer Belloch. The results of her research show that the probability of infection is around 1% in this type of surgeries and that risk factors are more related to the patient’s condition and history rather than the operation itself. Read More