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

Entertainment sector workers’ addictive substance intake increases, study says

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Entertainment sector workers are among those with the highest consumption of psychoactive substances. According to the Adictions study of the year 2017, 17% of the total consume these substances in Spain, a figure which is between France’s 22% and Holland’s 16%. A study conducted by Nursing degree coordinator for the CEU UCH University in Castellón, Isabel Almodóvar Fernández, has included the participation of 284 stage assembly employees for shows, festivals and events in Spain, of which more than a third are habitual consumers of addictive substances, such as alcohol (36.6%), cannabis (35.2%) and cocaine (1.8%). Read More

Researchers study the effect of a mycotoxin present in cereal on embryonic development

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Researchers of the Departments of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy of the CEU Cardenal Herrera University in Elche and Valencia (Spain), in collaboration with the Príncipe Felipe research centre and the University of Valencia, have assessed the potential negative effect for embryonic development of a mycotoxin, namely Ochratoxin A, which is in foods such as cereals and derived products. Read More