Better quality of care may reduce the risk of death for patients who are prescribed opioid painkillers for chronic pain, say Yale researchers.
by Yale University
2.5.2016
10:07am
She was only charged with three killings because other factors were involved in some of those deaths, such as drugs prescribed by other doctors and one possible suicide.
by Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press
2.5.2016
9:40am
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"Although these women can reduce their risk considerably through preventive mastectomies and or the removal of their fallopian tubes and ovaries, these procedures come with their own complications and psychosocial effects."
by Mayo Clinic
2.4.2016
9:16am
"The observed decline in length of stay suggests potential cost savings after the implementation of SSCs. Further trials should address this hypothesis and the effect on quality of care owing to a reduction of the costs of complications or unplanned...
by The JAMA Network Journals
2.4.2016
9:12am
WHO representative Dr. Anders Nordstrom said that while some 70 people under quarantine in three northern Districts, Kambia, Port Loko and Tonkolili, are being released, more than 48 contacts are missing.
by Clarence Roy-Macaulay
2.4.2016
9:08am
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Republicans failed in their latest futile attempt Tuesday to kill President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul, a Groundhog Day vote by the House that was solely an exercise in election-year political messaging.
by Alan Fram, Associated Press
2.4.2016
9:02am
Earlier this month, the U. S. Food and Drug Administration approved a minimally invasive surgical robot assist device for spine procedures, after being available in Europe for more than a year.
2.4.2016
8:49am
The findings are similar to, but much more pronounced than, those found in studies looking at patients with frozen shoulder and other tendon disorders and diseases.
by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
2.3.2016
5:17pm
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"I think sometimes the loved ones and caregivers get forgotten about," she said. "And that's why I wanted to research this population to see if there are ways that we can better support these individuals."
by University of Georgia
2.3.2016
9:53am
The authors recount how they planned and conducted surgery in a young, pregnant Afghan woman, who was hit by a projectile that had ricocheted off a nearby hard surface, entered her left cheek, and became lodged in her skull base.
by Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group
2.3.2016
9:29am
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The team found that 16.3 per 1,000 outpatient colonoscopies among Medicare beneficiaries result in unplanned hospital visits following the procedure.
by Yale University
2.3.2016
9:23am
Up until now, there has been little high-quality data to show the effect of increased work hour restrictions on surgical patient care.
by American College of Surgeons
2.3.2016
9:19am
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The differences can be difficult to distinguish with a variety of wound closure methods available on the market. To help isolate why different methods are effective and how they work, Surgical Products connected with industry leaders.
2.3.2016
9:12am
A research team recently made progress toward a simple blood test that analyzes patterns of gene expression to determine if a patient’s respiratory symptoms likely stem from a bacterial infection, viral infection, or no infection at all.
by NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
2.3.2016
8:48am
"The chief nurses we surveyed reported that they planned to focus on evidence-based practice as soon as they had a handle on quality and safety. That's the disconnect - leaders think it is a competing priority when in reality, evidence-based practice is...
by Ohio State University
2.2.2016
9:01am
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Biden is working to kick start federal engagement on curing cancer, which claimed his 46-year-old son last year. Obama, in his State of the Union address, gave the effort his stamp of approval.
by Josh Lederman, Associated Press
2.2.2016
8:57am
Usually, a vaginal birth marks babies' first massive exposure to the bacteria. But babies born by C-section miss out on those particular bugs, something many scientists suspect could have consequences later in life.
by Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
2.2.2016
8:52am
The FDA released an evaluation of AERs this week, which outlines how it plans to help facilities and manufacturers can work together to resolve the issue.
2.2.2016
8:33am
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This device is designed to help surgeons complete laparosopic fascial closure by providing more visibility and access to the epidermis so suturing the dermis can be avoided.
2.2.2016
8:00am
Numerous studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of ultraviolet c-wave (UVC) disinfection systems in healthcare settings to help clinicians visualize the benefits of the disinfection systems, which are projected to be a $2.8 billion market by...
2.1.2016
4:26pm
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SurgiSafe standard absorbent floor mats from Aspen Surgical are used to help keep floors in the healthcare setting clean, dry, and slip-free, particularly during fluid intense procedures.
2.1.2016
10:33am
St. Jude is recalling the Optisure leads due to a manufacturing error that may have caused damage to the insulation layer of one of the shock coils.
by U.S. Food and Drug Administration
2.1.2016
10:28am
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"This has lots of advantages and applications. For example, we have used them to make a bandage which contains human stem cells which could be applied to a wound such as an ulcer or burn to speed up the healing process."
by Newcastle University
2.1.2016
10:21am
Researchers studied overdose deaths in VAs and found the veterans were taking the prescribed amount, meaning clinical staff were at fault.
by University of Michigan Health System
2.1.2016
10:11am
The scientists have been researching the technology since 1997, to help those suffering from retinitis pigmentosa, a condition that removes eyesight in around ten years, usually beginning around age 30.
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2.1.2016
10:03am
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"I think that any change makes everyone nervous, but this is an evidence-based change that will benefit patients and surgeons."
2.1.2016
9:44am
“Halaven is the first drug approved for patients with liposarcoma that has demonstrated an improvement in survival time."
by U.S. Food and Drug Administration
1.29.2016
10:18am
"It's difficult to explain why there were such dramatic differences in testing rates, where you would see some institutions requesting complete blood count tests in nearly every case, while others requested none."
by Women's College Hospital
1.29.2016
10:06am
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“Implants work well when the patient's own bone joins onto the titanium using the body's own natural healing processes. When this join forms properly it is extremely strong, however in some cases (around 10%) the patient's bone fails to join strongly to...
by University of the West of England
1.29.2016
10:02am
Clinical experts speak to the early challenges to multimodal pain management systems, and how to overcome these challenges.
1.29.2016
9:45am
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Here are some recent releases you'll be hearing more about in the industry.
1.29.2016
9:38am
"We're not trying to make incremental change here," Biden wrote on the blog site Medium. "We're trying to get to a quantum leap on the path to a cure."
by Josh Lederman, Associated Press
1.28.2016
1:14pm
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More than 7 in 10 say they have not tried to figure out if they qualify for the two main coverage expansions in the law, Medicaid and subsidized private health insurance.
by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
1.28.2016
1:05pm
A new analysis system can evaluate the risk of clotting by testing thrombus formation processes under variable blood flow conditions.
by Kumamoto University
1.28.2016
10:18am
But to power biomedical devices inside the body, a flexible generator could provide more versatility. So Md. Mehebub Alam and Dipankar Mandal at Jadavpur University in India set out to design one.
by American Chemical Society
1.28.2016
10:07am
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The researchers screened 274 articles, and found three studies that compared biologics with synthetics. In total, outcomes were described for 1,033 patients.
by UT Southwestern Medical Center
1.28.2016
9:59am
Goldberg's team contends that if the field aims to diminish waitlist mortality and provide equitable access to lifesaving transplants, efforts to minimize center variability may be necessary.
by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
1.28.2016
9:54am
The new product combines two proven technologies to create a cost effective, single-stage hernia repair with well vascularized ingrowth for use in open, laparoscopic, and robotic cases.
1.28.2016
9:46am
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"In the period between 1991 and 2013, the number of opioid prescriptions increased from 76 million to 207 million. This increase has paralleled the increase in opioid related morbidity and mortality with an estimated 44 people dying daily of opioid...
1.28.2016
9:40am
Experts weighted in on the question: How have you seen patient outcomes affected by multimodal pain management approaches?
1.27.2016
9:38am
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