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Safety program successfully reduces SSIs in patients undergoing colorectal operations
NEWS MEDICAL Surgical site infections (SSIs) in patients undergoing colorectal operations were reduced by 61 percent in less than two years in Hawaiian hospitals participating in the Agency for Healthcare... 1 week
Loyola survey identifies significant group of burn patients with elevated PTSD symptoms
NEWS MEDICAL A Loyola Medicine survey has found that 15.8 percent of adult burn patients screened positive for post-traumatic stress disorder. 3 days
Eczema drug effective against severe asthma
SCIENCE DAILY New studies of patients with difficult-to-control asthma show that the eczema drug dupilumab alleviates asthma symptoms and improves patients' ability to breathe better than standard therapies. Dupilumab, an injectable anti-inflammatory drug, was approved in 2017 by... 6 days
Perspectives of patients and caregivers on care transitions
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Comprehensive care physician model reduces hospitalization and expense for high risk patients
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Discovery will impact design of drug delivery systems at the molecular level
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Houston Methodist and Rice University have made a discovery that will impact the design of not only drug delivery systems, but also... 1 week
Researchers develop new technology that will impact design of drug delivery systems
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Houston Methodist and Rice University have made a discovery that will impact the design of not only drug delivery systems, but also... 1 week
FDA approves new drug to treat MS in pediatric patients
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Study shows AVATS procedure as safe, effective alternative for patients deemed 'inoperable'
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St Mary's Hospital uses point-of-care ultrasound extensively to assess patients in emergency care
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Experimental drug eases effects of gluten for celiac patients on gluten-free diet
SCIENCE DAILY An investigational new drug offers hope of relief for celiac disease patients who are inadvertently exposed to gluten while on a gluten-free diet. Inadvertent... 5 days
Study shows lack of follow-up care for patients with concussion
NEWS MEDICAL Millions of Americans suffer concussions each year, and many endure symptoms for months or years afterward. A new study shows that a majority of patients with a concussion... 2 days
Drug to treat bleeding may benefit some stroke patients
SCIENCE DAILY Patients with stroke caused by bleeding on the brain (intracerebral hemorrhage) may benefit from receiving a drug currently used to treat blood loss from major trauma and bleeding after childbirth,... 2 weeks
Study: Drug used to treat blood loss may be beneficial for some stroke patients
NEWS MEDICAL Patients with stroke caused by bleeding on the brain may benefit from receiving a drug currently used to treat blood... 2 weeks
Clinical study supports usual medical care plus chiropractic care for low back pain
NEWS MEDICAL U.S military personnel with low back pain who received usual medical care plus chiropractic care reported moderate improvement in their pain intensity... 1 week
Eczema drug alleviates asthma symptoms and improves lung function
NEWS MEDICAL Two new studies of patients with difficult-to-control asthma show that the eczema drug dupilumab alleviates asthma symptoms and improves patients' ability to breathe better than standard therapies. 6 days
Social challenges have negative effect on quality of primary care
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Shorter drug treatment OK for many breast cancer patients
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Researchers highlight need for transgender-inclusive healthcare providers
NEWS MEDICAL More should be done to take care of the mental health of transgender people in the US, a new survey carried out in Colorado indicates. 2 weeks
Sepsis patients treated and released from ED for outpatient follow-up experience good outcomes
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Sepsis patients treated and released from emergency departments do well with outpatient follow-up
SCIENCE DAILY National guidelines assume that all patients who're diagnosed with clinical sepsis in an emergency department will be admitted to the hospital for... 2 days
Delayed lactate measurements in sepsis patients increase risk of in-hospital death
NEWS MEDICAL The rising incidence of sepsis, a leading cause of in-hospital death, has prompted the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to issue protocols known as care... 3 days
New family support program improves patient-centered care and lowers hospitalization costs
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Local anesthetic drug not linked to reduction in opioid use, complications after knee surgery
NEWS MEDICAL Contrary to what some studies may suggest, the local anesthetic drug, liposomal bupivacaine, did not reduce in-hospital opioid prescriptions or... 6 days
Many cancer patients juggle care along with financial pain
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Investigational drug offers hope of relief for celiac disease patients exposed to gluten
NEWS MEDICAL An investigational new drug offers hope of relief for celiac disease patients who are inadvertently exposed to gluten while on a gluten-free... 5 days
Study reveals gaps in follow-up care after concussion
SCIENCE DAILY Being discharged from a hospital trauma center after receiving treatment for a traumatic brain injury (TBI) does not necessarily mean that a patient has fully recovered. TBI can lead to long-lasting physical... 1 day
Researchers uncover clues to early lung transplant failure
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Delivery of standardized diabetes care could help achieve equitable health outcomes for all patients
NEWS MEDICAL Although kidney problems related to type 2 diabetes disproportionately affect blacks, when black and white individuals received comparable diabetes care... 2 days
FDA clears Turnstone Biologics' IND for immunotherapy targeting HPV positive solid tumors
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Study details the history of Saturn's small inner moons
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