"One of the most important challenges we face, as neurocritical care and stroke doctors, is to develop a way to directly and continuously measure cerebral blood flow in patients," he said.
In their search for novel, tumor-specific therapies that could target multiple brain metastases...
Despite the dismal results — it protects about one-third of children vaccinated — developers are...
Arteriovenous malformations are congenital defects consisting of an abnormal tangle of blood...
While nearly all of the 398 hospitals in the study use a variety of measures to protect their patients from the bug, 48 percent haven't adopted strict limits on the use of antibiotics and other drugs that can allow Clostridium defficile to flourish.
In November 2014 the Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) issued updated recommended practices for surgical attire. While the recommendations include the use of surgical masks and cover apparel, perhaps most interesting with respect to new science is the focus on scrub attire.
The Department of Veterans Affairs said Wednesday it has launched a top-down review of its handling of disability claims and pledged to punish those who falsify data as pressure mounted on Capitol Hill for personnel changes amid mismanagement investigations in Philadelphia and other VA facilities.
Researchers have pinpointed a primary cause of a rare skull disorder in infants, and the discovery could help wounded soldiers, car-wreck victims and other patients recover from disfiguring facial injuries.
Many centers are reluctant to use DCD livers since they might jeopardize graft function post-transplantation.
Analyzing data from the University of Utah Drug Information Service database, a national database of drug shortages, the researchers found that 148 antibiotics experienced shortages during the study period, with an upward trend starting in 2007.
A new study reveals specific genetic alterations that appears to impact their prognosis and ultimately survival rates.
More than 41 gasses are found in surgical plume, such as, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and benzene, along with other viruses, bacteria, small viral particulates and carcinogens.
Lengthening these times is a high-priority goal in transplant research, and the team at RIKEN was able to do so using a 3D organ-perfusion system that supplies oxygen to the donor organ and keeps it at an ideal temperature.
Industry leaders weighed in on best practices for managing fluid collection and disposal in helping improve OR efficiency and infection control procedures during a brainstorm facilitated by Surgical Products.
In order to prevent death by bleeding or infection, every wound (skin opening) must close at some point. The events leading to skin closure had been unclear for many years.
Achieving Healthcare Reform’s Goals of Higher Quality, Cost Effective Care through Reposable Laparoscopic InstrumentationApril 21, 2015 9:26 am | by Mario Nutis, M.D., FACOG, professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and medical director of the Center of Excellence of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Del Sol Hospital Center | Blogs | Comments
In this era of reform, where surgeons must strive for both positive patient and financial outcomes, many are turning to reposable laparoscopic instrumentation.
This year’s report has been consolidated and tracks performance measures that align with the National Quality Strategy.
"Dr. Oz has repeatedly shown disdain for science and for evidence-based medicine," said a letter the 10 physicians sent to a Columbia dean earlier this week.
Inside Knowledge: Superfast Imaging Machine Takes Young Patients on a Pirate Ship While Doctors WorkApril 21, 2015 9:01 am | by GE Reports staff | News | Comments
Last year, however, some physicians started using a superfast CT scanner made by GE that allows them to analyze the bone structure in great detail. Images acquired by the machine can help clinicians improve the surgery planning process.