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Medical researchers are constantly doing research to come up with innovative solutions for various aspects of medicines. They are trying to discover new treatments, drugs, etc. to contribute to the medical field. Here are some medical research papers that you will find interested to read.

Cardiac Arrest: A Treatment Algorithm for Emergent Invasive Cardiac Procedures in the Resuscitated Comatose Patient

Rab T, Kern KB, Tamis-Holland JE, et al.; Interventional Council, American College of Cardiology, J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015;66:62-73
This paper provides guidelines for management of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The authors assigned a class I recommendation for patients who have postarrest ST-segment elevation (STE). They suggested that patients with this condition must be taken immediately for cardiac catheterization and potential percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

Prevention of Bleeding in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Undergoing PCI

C. Michael Gibson, M.D., Roxana Mehran, M.D., Christoph Bode, M.D., et. al; The New England Journal of Medicine, November 14, 2016DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1611594
Patients who have atrial fibrillation and are undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) along with stent placement, standard anticoagulation with a vitamin K antagonist plus dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) with aspirin and P2Y12 inhibitor decreases the risk of thrombosis and stroke in patients. But this may increase the risk of bleeding.

Genetic Risk, Adherence to a Healthy Lifestyle, and Coronary Disease

Amit V. Khera, M.D., Connor A. Emdin, D.Phil., Isabel Drake, Ph.D., et. al; the New England Journal of Medicine, November 13, 2016DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1605086
In this research paper, the authors say that both genetic and lifestyle factors are responsible for the risk of coronary artery disease. If you can maintain a healthy lifestyle, then the genetic risk can be reduced. Healthy lifestyles include no smoking, regular physical exercise, no obesity, and a healthy diet.

Acupuncture for Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Min Deng, Xu-Feng Wang; Acupuncture in Medicine, August 4, 2016, 34:342-348 doi:10.1136/acupmed-2015-010989
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a pre-dementia state. It is associated with high risk of progression. It is found that acupuncture can be a potential treatment for this condition. The objective of this research paper was to estimate the clinical effectiveness and safety of using this method. Results of the research show that acupuncture is an effective alternative treatment.

Electroacupuncture and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Sub-syndromal Depression among Undergraduates: A Controlled Clinical Trial

Tianwei Guo, Zhuo Guo, et. al; Acupuncture in Medicine, April 15, 2016, 34:356-363 doi:10.1136/acupmed-2015-010981
Increased risk of depressive disorders is associated with individuals suffering from sub-syndromal depression (SSD). The purpose of the paper was to evaluate the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for treating these depressive symptoms.

All these papers are very well researched and have contributed to the field of medicine. You should read these papers and learn about the developments in these areas of medicine.