Endometrial cancer of the uterus is the most common form of gynecologic cancer in Europe and North America. The treatment primarily consists of removing the uterus and in some cases offering chemotherapy if the risk of recurrence is deemed high.
Increased engagement and involvement of patients in research has been shown to increase study recruitment/retention and improve patient experience, supporting the delivery of better healthcare through the development of new diagnostics, medicines and devices.
Age-related macular degeneration affects upward of 15 million Americans. It occurs when the small central portion of the retina, known as the macula, deteriorates.
However, despite doctors increasing their use of technology over that time, fewer physicians believe that EMR has improved treatment decisions (46 percent in 2015 vs. 62 percent in 2012), reduced medical errors (64 vs. 72 percent) and improved health outcomes for patients (46 vs. 58 percent).
Instrument sterilization and re-processing not only protects against infection, but can go a long way in helping control operating costs.
In the study, participants who took acetaminophen reported less strong emotions when they saw both very pleasant and very disturbing photos, when compared to those who took placebos.
The guidance looks to reduce the potential for healthcare visitors in spreading dangerous bacteria within the healthcare facility and community.
Whether the new number from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index turns out to be a high-water mark for President Barack Obama's health care law, or a milestone on the path toward his goal of getting virtually all U.S. residents covered, remains to be seen.
The dependent care provision of the Affordable Care Act allows young adults to stay on their parents’ health coverage until age 26, but racial disparities in coverage persist for young African-Americans and Hispanics who require trauma care.
We asked our readers what types of investments were being made and how these expenditures will impact their surgical capabilities.
Cardiac surgery patients often receive multiple RBC units and may be especially vulnerable to end-organ injury because of compromised cardiac output or the pro-inflammatory state following cardiopulmonary bypass.
Transitioning to the operating room, the individual with the most influence on the temperature controls is the one who has the least amount of input.
In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers found that the incidence of pediatric melanoma in the United States actually has decreased from 2004-2010.
The tools currently used to assess that risk are limited in predicting which patients will need a liver transplant and which will be healthy enough to survive transplantation.
A comprehensive DNA sequencing of pancreatic cancer cases revealed not only a plethora of damaged genes, but potential diagnostic biomarkers that could help identify those with longer or shorter survival, and provide opportunity for new therapeutic interventions.