13 days agoChelsea striker Giroud: I do not accept this situation

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea striker Giroud: I do not accept this situationby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveOlivier Giroud admits he’s unhappy with his situation at Chelsea.The France international, who scored the only goal in Friday’s win over Iceland, has hinted at talks with Frank Lampard but insisted he would never seek to insult his manager.”Accept it? No, I do not accept it,” he told Le Pelerin.”You do not have to be fatalistic in certain situations. I have always been respectful and humble. Even if I do not agree with the coach, I do not criticise him.”But in myself, I cannot accept it because I know what I’m worth on a pitch. Last year, when I felt that I deserved to play, I asked the coach for explanations.” last_img read more

9 days agoMan Utd crock Pogba struggling for visit of Liverpool

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd crock Pogba struggling for visit of Liverpoolby Paul Vegas9 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Paul Pogba remains a doubt for the visit of Liverpool on Sunday.The Manchester Evening News says Pogba has still not returned to the club’s Carrington training complex, having spent over a week in Dubai during the international break for some warm weather training.Pogba, 26, has missed four of United’s last six games with an ankle injury and flew to Dubai with a protective boot on, and United sources are pessimistic about the possibility of him recovering for the Liverpool game on Sunday.United are hopeful Anthony Martial will be fit to start for the first time since he suffered a thigh injury in the 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace on August 24. last_img read more

Study shows benefits of new spinal fusion surgical home pathway

first_imgReviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Nov 9 2018A standardized care pathway for children with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis undergoing spinal fusion surgery reduces the need for opioid pain medications and shortens hospital stays at Children’s National Health System.The outcomes were reported in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. The study measured the impact of a new spinal fusion surgical home pathway that delivers coordinated, comprehensive care for every patient without increasing costs.The study is the first of its kind to show that the benefits of this unique care pathway, which was mapped and designed at Children’s National using the Six Sigma LEAN process, are sustainable and repeatable over a longer period of time, and have been maintained longer than any other pediatric spinal fusion care model to date.Related StoriesNew network for children and youth with special health care needs seeks to improve systems of careTen-fold rise in tongue-tie surgery for newborns ‘without any real strong data’Revolutionary gene replacement surgery restores vision in patients with retinal degeneration”Our primary goal was to improve the value of care for children with scoliosis and their families,” says Matthew Oetgen, M.D., chief of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at Children’s National and study lead author. “Even better, we’ve shown that this model can be used consistently over time to maintain the benefits it delivers to this patient population.”The team conducted a retrospective analysis of prospective data from all patients (213) undergoing posterior spinal fusion at Children’s National Health System from 2014 to 2017, a period of time that captures nearly one year before implementation of the new pathway and 2.5 years after implementation.As pressure builds to increase the value of care, many hospital systems are trying standardized care pathways for many complex conditions, in an effort to decrease care variability, improve outcomes and decrease cost. Previous research has shown the effectiveness of a variety of standardized pathways with wide-ranging goals for spinal fusion procedures, however, most published studies have focused only on the initial success of these pathways. This study is the first to look at the implementation over a period of two-and-a-half years to gauge whether the process and its effectiveness could be maintained long term.The authors attribute physician buy-in across disciplines and strict adherence to pathway processes as key to the success of this model. In addition, the team created standardized educational procedures for onboarding new care providers and implemented standardized electronic order sets for both orthopaedic and anesthesia services to make the pathway easy to maintain with little deviation over time. Lean process mapping at the outset included a broad group of care providers who established a collaborative environment that empowered and engaged the entire team to take ownership over the new process.”We used proven business models for culture change that were critical to the success of this program,” Oetgen says. “We’re proud of the model we have created and think it would work well in other pediatric hospitals with similar patient populations.” Source:https://childrensnational.org/news-and-events/childrens-newsroom/2018/surgical-home-program-for-spinal-fusion-achieves-long-term-successlast_img read more

Synthetic CBD alternative effectively treats seizures in rats

first_imgIt’s a much safer drug than CBD, with no abuse potential and doesn’t require the cultivation of hemp.”Mark Mascal, professor in the UC Davis Department of Chemistry. Mascal’s laboratory at UC Davis carried out the work in collaboration with researchers at the University of Reading, U.K.Related StoriesNanotechnology-based compound used to deliver hepatitis B vaccineOlympus Europe and Cytosurge join hands to accelerate drug development, single cell researchTAU’s new Translational Medical Research Center acquires MILabs’ VECTor PET/SPECT/CTProducts containing CBD have recently become popular for their supposed health effects and because the compound does not cause a high. CBD is also being investigated as a pharmaceutical compound for conditions including anxiety, epilepsy, glaucoma and arthritis. But because it comes from extracts of cannabis or hemp plants, CBD poses legal problems in some states and under federal law. It is also possible to chemically convert CBD to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the intoxicating compound in marijuana.8,9-Dihydrocannabidiol (H2CBD) is a synthetic molecule with a similar structure to CBD. Mascal’s laboratory developed a simple method to inexpensively synthesize H2CBD from commercially available chemicals. “Unlike CBD, there is no way to convert H2CBD to intoxicating THC,” he said.One important medical use of cannabis and CBD is in treatment of epilepsy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an extract of herbal CBD for treating some seizure conditions and there is also strong evidence from animal studies.The researchers tested synthetic H2CBD against herbal CBD in rats with induced seizures. H2CBD and CBD were found to be equally effective for the reduction of both the frequency and severity of seizures.Mascal is working with colleagues at the UC Davis School of Medicine to carry out more studies in animals with a goal of moving into clinical trials soon. UC Davis has applied for a provisional patent on antiseizure use of H2CBD and its analogues, and Mascal has founded a company, Syncanica, to continue development.Source:University of California – DavisJournal reference:Mascal, M. et al. (2019) Synthetic, non-intoxicating 8,9-dihydrocannabidiol for the mitigation of seizures. Scientific Reports. doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-44056-y. Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)May 28 2019A synthetic, non-intoxicating analogue of cannabidiol (CBD) is effective in treating seizures in rats, according to research by chemists at the University of California, Davis.The synthetic CBD alternative is easier to purify than a plant extract, eliminates the need to use agricultural land for hemp cultivation, and could avoid legal complications with cannabis-related products. The work was recently published in the journal Scientific Reports.last_img read more

Goa CM seeks resignation of 3 ministers independent MLA to induct new

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 20:33 IST Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that he has asked three GFP ministers and Rohan Khaunte to resign from the cabinet. (Photo: ANI)A day after 10 MLAs switched from the Congress to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant asked three Goa Forward Party (GFP) ministers and one Independent MLA to resign from his ministry. The lawmakers were asked to step down as new faces would be inducted in the state cabinet on Saturday.The three GFP ministers who have been asked to resign are Vijai Sardesai, Vinod Palyekar, and Jayesh Salgaonkar and the Independent MLA is Rohan Khaunte.Pramod Sawant along with the 10 MLAs on Friday met Home Minister Amit Shah and working president JP Nadda in Delhi.Pramod Sawant said, “I have asked three GFP ministers and Khaunte to resign from the cabinet. I have given them the instructions as per the orders from my high command.” The Goa chief minister also said that he will be four new ministers on Saturday. He, however, did not reveal the names of the new ministers.A senior state BJP leader had said earlier in the day that Sawant would induct BJP MLA and Deputy Speaker of Goa Assembly Michael Lobo, and three of the ten MLAs who have switched over from the Congress.Reacting to the recent developments in Goa, the GFP said it would take a decision only after speaking to the central leadership of the BJP.GFP, in a statement, said that the party is a part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and had joined the state government after having talks with the national leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). It also said that the present BJP leaders in Goa were not part of the discussions.”We are a part of the NDA and had joined the BJP-led state government after talks with the national leadership of the BJP. The present state BJP leaders were not part of the discussions then,” the GFP said.The Goa Forward Party also said that it has not received any official communication from the central leaders of the BJP. On the contrary, the party said, it has received indications that the matter will be sorted out soon.”As such we will take appropriate steps only after talking with NDA leadership at the Centre. We haven’t yet received any official communication from BJP central leaders. On the contrary, we have received indications that the matter will be sorted out amicably,” the party said.Also Read | Congress MLA likens Goa crisis to political prostitutionAlso Read | 3 ex-Congress MLAs likely to be inducted in Goa cabinetAlso Watch | Leaderless Congress headed towards self-destruction?For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byChanchal Chauhan Next Goa CM Pramod Sawant seeks resignation of 3 ministers, independent MLA to induct new facesThe three GFP ministers who have been asked to resign are Vijai Sardesai, Vinod Palyekar, and Jayesh Salgaonkar and the Independent MLA is Rohan Khaunte.advertisementlast_img read more

Rajasthan to fill 1000 vacant posts of teachers in govt colleges

first_imgRajasthan to fill 1,000 vacant posts of teachers in govt collegesRajasthan Higher Education Minister Bhanwar Singh Bhati declared that 1,000 posts of teachers will be filled in government colleges. advertisement Next Press Trust of India JaipurJuly 11, 2019UPDATED: July 11, 2019 22:29 IST Bhanwar Singh Bhati (Twitter)Rajasthan Higher Education Minister Bhanwar Singh Bhati on Thursday said the state government will soon fill 1,000 posts of teachers vacant in government colleges.Replying to a query raised during the Question Hour, Bhanwar Singh Bhati said to fulfil the budget 2019-20 announcement, efforts will be made to fill the 1,000 posts of teachers vacant in the state colleges.Bhanwar Singh Bhati said that there are 6,500 sanctioned posts for teachers in government colleges of which 4,500 are already filled and remaining 2,000 are vacant. Of these, the budget proposes to fill 1,000 posts at the earliest.The Minister informed that in the current academic session, a total of 37,000 seats have been increased in the government colleges across the state.Assembly Speaker CP Joshi also asked the minister to fill the vacant posts in the tribal areas.ALSO READ | Gehlot no longer has a Pilot? Infighting intensifies within Rajasthan CongressALSO WATCH | PM Modi lauds Uttarakhand teacher for his efforts to conserve waterFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byKritika Kashyap Tags :Follow RajasthanFollow Education MinisterFollow VacancyFollow post of teachersFollow Government collegelast_img read more