Surgical Products (SP) connected with lead study author Joshua N. Goldstein, M.D., Ph.D., attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, to discuss his impressions of the study.
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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.
"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 without damaging adjacent tissues, the research team first developed a mouse model that more closely mimics what is seen in patients.
Despite the dismal results — it protects about one-third of children vaccinated — developers are moving ahead to get it approved because it could still help protect some children from getting the mosquito-spread disease.
Arteriovenous malformations are congenital defects consisting of an abnormal tangle of blood vessels. When AVMs are located in the brain, there is a risk that they may rupture and bleed, causing potentially life-threatening hemorrhagic stroke.
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.
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.
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.
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 | 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.