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Predicting Hep C Complications to Reduce HAIs

May 21, 2015 9:22 am | by University of Michigan Health Systems | News | Comments

Screening for hepatitis C has become a standard, but a new model of tests and evaluations could help find which patients are more likely to have complications.

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Potential Secret of Chemo Resistance Identified

May 20, 2015 5:34 pm | by University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center | News | Comments

The study found a biomarker may boost ovarian cancer chemotherapy response. 

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New Antibiotic Gives Drug-Resistant Bacteria a Tough Fight

May 20, 2015 5:27 pm | by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital | News | Comments

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have created a promising second-generation antibiotic to combat bacteria that are a common cause of respiratory and other infections, including gonorrhea. This is the second time they've developed a promising antibiotic in recent years.

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Sepsis Patients Fair Worse if Kidneys Fail

May 20, 2015 2:41 pm | by Duke University Medical Center | News | Comments

Sepsis often impacts kidney efficiency, and a new study shows, if the patient's kidneys are compromised, treatment for the systemic inflammation is jeopardized. 

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Squishiness Tied to Tumor Aggressiveness

May 20, 2015 10:03 am | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

USC engineers have created a backpack-sized instrument that can gently smush a wide range of materials, accurately quantifying the Young's modulus - the scientific way to say "squishiness." 

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Pre-Op Chemo Improves Surgical Outcomes

May 20, 2015 9:59 am | by Cancer Research UK | News | Comments

Women with advanced ovarian cancer have fewer side effects and tend to have a better quality of life if given chemotherapy before surgery, according to a Cancer Research UK study published in The Lancet. 

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'Evolving' Specialty Helps Build Industry Technique

May 20, 2015 9:44 am | by Dr. Deanna J. Attai FACS, president of The American Society of Breast Surgeons | Blogs | Comments

Pioneering advances in biopsies, minimally invasive surgery and other techniques will continue, new leader says. 

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New Donation Approach Decreases Mortality Rates

May 20, 2015 9:05 am | by Mayo Clinic | News | Comments

Organs from people who died of cardiac death are ruled safe for patients with liver cancer - despite previous concerns. 

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Patient Satisfaction Dips in Urban Areas, Jeopardizing Funding

May 20, 2015 8:57 am | by the Mount Sinai Hospital | News | Comments

CMS funding could be on the line as patients of large, urban hospitals report lower satisfaction scores than their smaller, rural counterparts. 

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Risk Could Be Reduced for Infant Patients

May 19, 2015 5:23 pm | by American Society of Anesthesiologists | News | Comments

Experts have long examined the effects of anesthesia on infants and toddlers, and many believe infants who undergo general anesthesia in their first year of life may be at higher risk of developmental and learning issues.

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Precision, Stability are Goals of Stapler

May 19, 2015 11:26 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Articles | Comments

“As a thoracic surgeon, I can’t stress enough that intraoperative control is critical. Injury intraoperatively could lead to serious post-op complications,” an expert said.

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EuroPCR 2015: Advances in Mechanical Thrombectomy Warrant Call to Action in Acute Stroke

May 19, 2015 9:28 am | by EuroPCR | News | Comments

Seven clinical trials in the past six months have demonstrated that intracranial thrombus retrieval or lysis is feasible and safe, and yields significant improvements.

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'Imperfect Drug Penetration' Speeds Pathogens' Resistance, Study Finds

May 19, 2015 9:15 am | by San Francisco State University | News | Comments

Not all drugs can reach all parts of the body, a situation known as "imperfect drug penetration." 

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Urologist Calls Attention to Implications of Flawed Prostate Specific Antigen Data in SEER

May 19, 2015 9:11 am | by Elsevier Health Sciences | News | Comments

The SEER program, initiated by NCI in 1973 and one of the oldest and most highly regarded cancer registries in the world, is legislatively mandated to collect cancer incidence and survival data from 17 population-based cancer registries across the United States, representing roughly 28 percent of the U.S. population.

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Designing Better Medical Implants

May 19, 2015 9:01 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Biomedical devices that can be implanted in the body for drug delivery, tissue engineering, or sensing can help improve treatment for many diseases. However, such devices are often susceptible to attack by the immune system, which can render them useless. 

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