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Increasing Antibiotic Shortages Raise Concerns

April 23, 2015 9:10 am | by INFECTIOUS DISEASES SOCIETY OF AMERICA | Comments

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. 


Triple Negative Breast Cancer in African-American Women has Distinct Difference

April 22, 2015 9:36 am | by GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER | Comments

A new study reveals specific genetic alterations that appears to impact their prognosis and ultimately survival rates.


A Recipe for Long-lasting Liver Donations

April 22, 2015 9:17 am | by RIKEN | Comments

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.


Scientists Examine Wound Healing at Molecular Level

April 21, 2015 10:51 am | by GOETHE UNIVERSITY FRANKFURT | Comments

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.


AHRQ Report: Quality of Care and Patient Safety Are Improving

April 21, 2015 9:18 am | by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality | Comments

This year’s report has been consolidated and tracks performance measures that align with the National Quality Strategy. 


Physicians Want Dr. Oz Gone From Columbia Medical Faculty

April 21, 2015 9:06 am | by Verena Dobnik, Associated Press | Comments

 "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 Work

April 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.


Universal Donor Plasma Can Save Lives of Massively Bleeding Trauma Patients

April 20, 2015 4:36 pm | by WILEY | Comments

The plasma is given in addition to red blood cell transfusions to optimize treatment.


Surgeon Says Non-Chemical, Non-Latex Gloves Saved His Career

April 20, 2015 11:26 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Comments

Fourteen years into his surgical career, he noticed his hands were suddenly red and itchy.


Federal Grant Advances Pain-free Blood Tests

April 20, 2015 10:06 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | Comments

Tasso Inc. is perfecting a device the size of a pingpong ball that extracts a small sample while held against the skin for two minutes. 


Antimicrobial Medical Units Outperform Typical Hospitals in Cleanness

April 20, 2015 10:01 am | by Parx Plastics | Comments

Right after typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines semi-permanent hospitals were build to replace the original hospital, which was smashed and flooded beyond repair.


Leading Doctors Warn Research Strategy Needs to Change to Prevent Sepsis Deaths

April 20, 2015 9:52 am | by THE LANCET | Comments

According to Professor Cohen, lead author of the Commission and Emeritus Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Brighton & Sussex Medical School, "Sepsis is both one of the best known yet most poorly understood medical disorders, and one of the most challenging medical conditions in routine clinical practice."


Waivers May Give Next President Way Out of Healthcare Feuds

April 20, 2015 9:43 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | Comments

The law signed by President Barack Obama includes a waiver that, starting in 2017, would let states take federal dollars now invested in the overhaul and use them to redesign their own healthcare systems. 


Artificial Blood Vessel Lets Researchers Better Assess Clot Removal Devices

April 17, 2015 5:15 pm | by UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - SAN DIEGO | Comments

Cerebrovascular disease covers a group of dysfunctions related to blood vessels supplying the brain. Risk factors include hypertension, diabetes, smoking and ischemic heart disease.


Q&A: Smoothing Out Barcode Lines

April 17, 2015 10:29 am | by Rebecca Rudolph, editor | Comments

Dr. Jason D. Bloom, director of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at Main Line Center for Laser Surgery, shared his experience using Restylane Silk.



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