A German court has ruled that a prominent anti-vaccination advocate must pay a doctor 100,000 euros ($105,720) in prize money he had promised to anyone who could prove measles is a virus.
The first in a series of articles looking at the most significant technology topics impacting the OR and the future of surgery.
The Stockholm-based biomaterials company Spiber Technologies AB is working to apply spider silk in several medical fields, including cardiology, heart tissue regeneration, bone reconstruction, skin cell growth and vaccines.
A new Journal of the American College of Surgeons study shows that a surgical approach focused on preserving liver tissue in patients undergoing a liver operation leads to lower mortality rates and fewer complications.
A study concluded that regional culture and infrastructure could contribute to an inappropriate level of prostate and breast cancer imaging.
Two patient groups created by the Affordable Care Act had slightly fewer emergency department visits than they had before health care reform. However, there was no change in the rate of the most expensive types of emergency visits: those that lead to hospitalization.
Enthermics’s newest Titan Series blanket warmers are available with safe, efficient and even zone heating.
Nationally, the hospital industry has improved in all the areas the surveys required by Medicare track, including how clean and quiet their rooms are and how well doctors and nurses communicate. But hundreds of hospitals have not made headway in boosting their ratings, federal records show.
David R. Holmes Jr., M.D., of Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., and colleagues examined 1-year outcomes for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) patients who had 30-day outcomes previously reported.
Identifying loss of dignity and lack of respectful treatment as preventable harms in health care, researchers at Johns Hopkins have taken on the ambitious task of defining and ensuring respectful care in the high-stakes environment of the intensive care unit.
Kidneys from deceased donors that have acute injuries are frequently discarded instead of being used for transplant. However, a Yale-led study finds that such kidneys may be more viable than previously thought, and should be considered to meet the growing demand for organ transplants.
University of Washington researchers have developed a new injectable polymer that strengthens blood clots, called PolySTAT. Administered in a simple shot, the polymer finds any unseen or internal injuries and starts working immediately.
Custom Service Solutions, Inc. introduces its 12-inch MiJET parts cleaning and collection unit.
Among patients with a displaced fracture in the upper arm near the shoulder (proximal humeral), there was no significant difference between surgical treatment and nonsurgical treatment in patient-reported outcomes over two years following the fracture.