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Article ID: 695123

Loyola Medicine Survey Finds 16 Percent of Burn Patients Test Positive for PTSD

Loyola University Health System

A Loyola Medicine survey has found that 15.8 percent of adult burn patients screened positive for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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24-May-2018 4:20 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695066

Study Finds Sepsis Patients Treated and Released From Emergency Departments Do Well with Outpatient Follow-Up

Intermountain Medical Center

National guidelines assume that all patients who’re diagnosed with clinical sepsis in an emergency department will be admitted to the hospital for additional care, but new research has found that many more patients are being treated and released from the ED for outpatient follow-up than previously recognized.

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24-May-2018 5:05 AM EDT
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    23-May-2018 5:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 694424

Poor Seniors Less Likely to Survive Nursing Home After ICU Stay

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

A first-of-its-kind study has found that seniors who are insured by Medicaid are less likely to survive in a nursing home after an ICU stay than seniors covered by Medicare and commercial insurance. The study was presented at the 2018 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

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11-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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    23-May-2018 4:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 694406

Widely Used E-cigarette Flavoring Impairs Lung Function

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

A new study has found that a common e-cigarette flavoring that has chemical characteristics similar to toxic chemicals found in cigarette smoke disrupts an important mechanism of the lungs’ anti-bacterial defense system. The study was presented at the 2018 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

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11-May-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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    23-May-2018 3:10 PM EDT

Article ID: 694462

Artificial Intelligence: Is It the “Next Big Thing” in Healthcare?

ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, held a session, “Is Artificial Intelligence the Next Big Thing in Healthcare Decision Making?”, at ISPOR 2018 in Baltimore, MD, USA.

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14-May-2018 7:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694461

Strengths and Limitations of Patient Preferences to Inform Regulatory Decisions

ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, held its third plenary session, “Examining the Role of Patient Preferences to Inform Regulatory Decisions,” this morning at ISPOR 2018 in Baltimore, MD, USA.

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14-May-2018 7:05 AM EDT
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    23-May-2018 12:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 694751

Team Approach to Support Families Improves ICU Patient-Centered Care and Lowers Costs

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Families of critically ill hospital patients report higher satisfaction with clinician communication and a better perception of patient-centered care when the care team uses a low-cost strategy involving intensive emotional support and frequent meetings.

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17-May-2018 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694410

AVATS Surgery Shown to Be Option for Patients Deemed “Inoperable”

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

A new study demonstrates that awake video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (AVATS) – a minimally invasive procedure that is done under local anesthesia and sedation – is a safe and effective alternative for patients with poor lung function and lung cancer who would normally be precluded from having surgery due to its risks. The study was presented at the 2018 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

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11-May-2018 11:35 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694429

Air Pollution Associated With Acute Respiratory Distress Hospitalization of Elderly

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

In a new study, researchers found significant associations between seniors’ long-term exposure to two types of air pollution and hospitalization for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The study was presented at the 2018 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

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11-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694458

How Much Is the United States Actually Spending on Prescription Drugs?

ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, held a session, “When Research Questions Collide: How Much Is the United States Actually Spending on Drugs?”, at ISPOR 2018 in Baltimore, MD, USA.

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14-May-2018 7:05 AM EDT
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