CMS funding could be on the line as patients of large, urban hospitals report lower satisfaction scores than their smaller, rural counterparts.
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.
“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.
Seven clinical trials in the past six months have demonstrated that intracranial thrombus retrieval or lysis is feasible and safe, and yields significant improvements.
Not all drugs can reach all parts of the body, a situation known as "imperfect drug penetration."
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.
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.
It's quackery, critics say. But it's also a mushrooming business — and almost wholly unregulated.
To learn more about this new I.V. dressing, Surgical Products connected with 3M Critical and Chronic Care Solutions' vice president of global marketing.
The study, believed to be the first to look at CKD in children who have received lung transplants, also found that those children with high levels of tacrolimus circulating in the blood and those who experience at least one episode of acute kidney injury during their recovery also appear to be at greater risk for CKD.
A relatively new, easier to implement, and better-tolerated method to provide supplemental oxygen to patients at risk of respiratory failure after surgery did not result in a worse rate of treatment failure compared to a more commonly used method, a study reports.
Patients faced with a choice of surgical options want to engage their physicians and take a more active role in decision-making, according to a study.
Shorter adults are also more likely to be placed on mechanical ventilation while they wait for lung transplantation, said the lead author.
As a young boy playing with a magnifying glass, Dr. James Wynne was fascinated with harnessing the power of light. It was this curiosity that led Wynne to a career in laser technology.
VeinViewer projects a real-time, digital full field image of a patient's veins directly on the surface of the patient's skin. It is proven to improve peripheral IV starts and patient satisfaction scores by up to 100 percent.