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Cardiac ICU Patient Composition Is Changing Over Time

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A new University of Michigan study finds slightly more than half of heart patients are admitted to the CICU for noncardiac conditions, such as sepsis or renal failure, rather than for a heart condition.

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Smoking, Smoking Cessation, Aneurysm, aneurysm recurrence, Endovascular, Endovascular Aneurysm Repair, Neurosurgery, interventional care

Smoking Raises Risk of Aneurysm Recurrence After Endovascular Treatment

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A history of smoking significantly increases the chance that survivors will experience recurrence of a brain aneurysm, according to a University of Michigan study. Researchers say it’s a serious reminder about the importance of smoking cessation, especially for patients who undergo endovascular aneurysm treatment.

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Probiotic, Probiotics, probiotic therapy, probiotic treatment, Sepsis, sepsis prevention, Blood Infection, Blood Infections, Pediactrics, Public Health, public health and medicine , public health care, public health and safety

Study Shows Probiotics Can Prevent Sepsis in Infants

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A research team at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health has determined that a special mixture of good bacteria in the body reduced the incidence of sepsis in infants in India by 40 percent at a cost of only $1 per infant.

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Migraine, Headache, Disparities, disparities in healthcare, Neuro, Neurology, Opioids, opioid prescribing

Study: Opioids Overused in Migraine Treatment, Regardless of Race

African-Americans are more likely to experience debilitating migraine headaches than whites, but a new study probing the issue found no evidence of racial disparities in treatment practices. Instead, researchers report a different finding that affects everyone: opioid overuse.

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UAMS, University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences, Bradley Martin, Dr. Bradley Martin, UAMS College of Pharmacy, The Journal Of Pain, Anuj Shah, Corey Hayes, Pharm.D., Division of Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy, logn-term opioid use, Opioids, opioid abuse

Day-Supply of Prescribed Opioids Most Decisive Factor in Likelihood of Long-Term Use

The single biggest factor determining whether a patient is likely to use opioids long term may be the number of days’ supply initially prescribed, according to a study by UAMS researchers.

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pembrolizumab, Small Cell Lung Cancer, SCLC, Immunotherapy, Rutgers University, New Jersey

Favorable Safety Profile Seen in Immunotherapy Drug in Aggressive Form of Lung Cancer

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The immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab has demonstrated a favorable safety profile and “promising durable clinical activity” in pretreated patients who exhibit high levels of the PD-L1 protein in advanced stages of small cell lung cancer. That is according to data from a phase 1b clinical trial conducted by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey investigators and colleagues at centers around the world.

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Researchers Working on Blood Test to Detect Brain Metastases While Still Treatable

Houston Methodist cancer researchers are now closer to creating a blood test that can identify breast cancer patients who are at increased risk for developing brain metastasis, and also monitor disease progression and response to therapy in real time.

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VA Targets Healthcare Equity for All Veterans – New Research on Reducing Health Disparities Presented in Medical Care

In recent years, the Veterans Administration (VA) Healthcare System has expanded its efforts to target groups of veterans facing disparities in healthcare access and outcomes. An update on research toward advancing equitable healthcare for all veterans is presented in a September supplement to Medical Care, published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Online Education Boosts Proper Use of Drugs That Prevent Blood Clots

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Results of a yearlong study funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) with more than 900 nurses at The Johns Hopkins Hospital suggest that well-designed online education can decrease the rate of nonadministration of prescribed and necessary doses of blood thinners to prevent potentially lethal blood clots in hospitalized patients.

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Fungal, Infection, Microbiology, Cryptococcosis, University of Birmingham, Professor Robin May

Study Identifies a New Way to Prevent a Deadly Fungal Infection Spreading to the Brain

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Research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered a way to stop a deadly fungus from ‘hijacking’ the body’s immune system and spreading to the brain.







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