Latest News

Filters:

  • (Press "esc" to clear)

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

New Technology May Identify Tiny Strains in Body Tissues Before Injuries Occur

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed algorithms to identify weak spots in tendons, muscles and bones prone to tearing or breaking. The technology, which needs to be refined before it is used in patients, one day may help pinpoint minor strains and tiny injuries in the body’s tissues long before bigger problems occur.

View | Comment

Medicine

Channels:

Prostate Cancer Experts Available to Speak on Latest Research, Treatment & Current Screening Obstacles

View | Comment

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

EMBARGOED

A reporter's PressPass is required to access this story until the embargo expires on 27-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Fear, Safety and the Role of Sleep in Human PTSD

The effectiveness of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment may hinge significantly upon sleep quality, report researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System in a paper published today in the Journal of Neuroscience.

View | Comment

Medicine

Channels:

Knowledge is Power: UCLA Study Finds Men who are Uneducated About their Prostate Cancer Have Difficulty Making Good Treatment Choices

They say knowledge is power, and a new UCLA study has shown this is definitely the case when it comes to men making the best decisions about how to treat their prostate cancer.

View | Comment

Medicine

Channels:

Wrong Diagnosis Leading Cause for Catastrophic Malpractice Payouts

A study published in the Journal for Healthcare Quality reports that many huge malpractice awards can be prevented by targeted interventions by health care provider organizations to reduce patient safety risks, such as reducing diagnosis errors.

View | Comment

Medicine

Channels:

Study Shows Clinical Education Improves Sepsis Outcomes

Sepsis is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, and new research published in the Journal for Healthcare Quality (JHQ) shows that educating clinicians about expediting diagnosis and administration of antibiotics can reduce sepsis patient mortality and lower hospital costs.

View | Comment

Medicine

Channels:

Drug for Rare Blood Disorder Developed at Penn Receives Orphan Drug Status from EU

A Penn Medicine-developed drug has received orphan status in Europe this week for the treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, a rare, life-threatening disease that causes anemia due to destruction of red blood cells and thrombosis.

View | Comment

Medicine

Channels:

Study Questions Generalizability of Findings of CV Trials for Heart Attack Patients

An analysis of a cardiovascular registry finds that of clinical trials that included heart attack patients, participation among eligible patients was infrequent and has been declining, and trial participants had a lower risk profile and a more favorable prognosis compared with the broader population of patients who have had a heart attack, according to a study in the August 27 issue of JAMA.

View | Comment

Medicine

Channels:

EPO May Help Reduce Risk of Brain Abnormalities in Preterm Infants

High-dose erythropoietin (EPO; a hormone) administered within 42 hours of birth to preterm infants was associated with a reduced risk of brain injury, as indicated by magnetic resonance imaging, according to a study in the August 27 issue of JAMA.

View | Comment