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11-Sep-2017


New Study Shows Novel Collaborative Intensive Care Treatment Can Significantly Improve Treatment for Heart Patients – and Cut Costs

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have found that a new, collaborative treatment model for seriously ill heart patients with breathing difficulties results in better care and lower costs.

– University of Maryland Medical Center/School of Medicine

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Dangerous Drug Use Trend Among High School Seniors, NYU Study Reveals

This is the first nationally representative study in which current use of synthetic cannabinoids is examined. In this study, we found that 3% of high school seniors reported current use, and current users also tend to be current users of other drugs....

– New York University

Pediatrics


Small Increases in Physical Activity Reduce Immobility, Disability Risks in Older Adults

Adding 48 minutes of exercise per week is associated with improvements in overall mobility and decreases in risks of disability in older adults who are sedentary, finds a new study led by researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Ce...

– Tufts University

PLOS ONE


IU Researchers Identify Promising Treatment Option for People Suffering From Aggression After Traumatic Brain Injury

A drug originally developed in the 1960s as an antiviral medication is showing promise as a treatment option for people who suffer from increased feelings of aggression following traumatic brain injury, Indiana University School of Medicine researche...

– Indiana University

Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation

10-Sep-2017


Alternative Immunotherapy Drug More Effective than Current Standard of Care in Treating Advanced Melanoma after Surgical Removal of Disease

The immunotherapy drug nivolumab is safer and more effective than ipilimumab—the current standard of care—in treating patients with resected stage III and stage IV melanoma.

– NYU Langone Health

NEJM; ESMO Sept-2017

Embargo expired on 10-Sep-2017 at 18:05 ET

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Neck Mass in Adults: Guideline for Evaluation Provides Framework for Timely Diagnosis

With the development of the Clinical Practice Guideline: Evaluation of the Neck Mass in Adults, published today in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and presented at the AAO-HNSF 2017 Annual Meeting & OTO Experience in Chicago, IL, the appropria...

– American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery

Embargo expired on 10-Sep-2017 at 16:30 ET

09-Sep-2017


Food Allergies, Lunch Packing Tips, Cancer Changing Sense of Taste, and More in the Food Science News Source

Click here to go to the Food Science News Source

– Newswise

08-Sep-2017


Endobronchial Valve Treatment Appears to Improve Lung Function in Patients with Severe Emphysema

People with severe emphysema may breathe better after a minimally invasive procedure that places valves in the airways leading to diseased portions of their lungs, according to a randomized, controlled trial published online in the American Thoracic ...

– American Thoracic Society (ATS)

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Embargo expired on 08-Sep-2017 at 00:15 ET


Folic Acid May Mitigate Autism Risk From Pesticides

Researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have shown that mothers who take recommended amounts of folic acid around conception might reduce their children’s pesticide-related autism risk.

– UC Davis MIND Institute

Environmental Health Perspectives, Sept.-2017

Embargo expired on 08-Sep-2017 at 00:15 ET


Eye Changes May Signal Frontotemporal Lobe Degeneration

Frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) is a progressive neurodegenerative condition that is present in tens of thousands of Americans, but is often difficult to diagnose accurately. Now in a study published this week online ahead of print in Neurology, re...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Neurology, Sept-2017; AG017586; NS053488; AG052943; 2-P30-EY01583-26; K23NS088341

Embargo expired on 08-Sep-2017 at 16:00 ET


Brian Thorson Receives Highest Advocacy Award

Thorson has been a part of every nurse anesthesia legislative effort in the state of Minnesota for the last 30 years.

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

Embargo expired on 08-Sep-2017 at 00:00 ET


Grace Simpson Wins Clinical Instructor of the Year

Veteran educator receives national acclaim as clinical educator

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

Embargo expired on 08-Sep-2017 at 00:00 ET


Meyers Receives Nurse Anesthesia's Highest Educator Award

40-year veteran nurse anesthesia educator receives highest AANA educator award

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

Embargo expired on 08-Sep-2017 at 00:00 ET


Smith Receives Outstanding Clinical Practitioner Award

CRNA develops PONV process and practically eliminates PONV in his hospital.

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

Embargo expired on 08-Sep-2017 at 00:00 ET


Children's Anxiety, Thriving After Cancer, Unnecessary Antibiotics, and More in the Children's Health News Source

Click here for the latest research and features on Children's Health.

– Newswise


Neuroscientists Focus on Cell Mechanism That Promotes Chronic Pain

Researchers have discovered a new pain-signaling pathway in nerve cells that eventually could make a good target for new drugs to fight chronic pain.

– University of Texas at Dallas

PLoS Biology


Blocking Sweet Taste Receptors Can Help Body Fight Off Sinus Infections

Sweet taste receptor, known as T1R, can be activated by certain amino acids secreted by bacteria. Researchers took cells from rhinosinusitis patients and isolated the various communities of bacteria that were present. They found cultures of Staphyloc...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Science Signaling; NIH R01DC013588; R21DC013886; R03DC013862; LEER16GO; DK19525


New Guidelines Discourage Use of Brain Imaging as a ‘Lie Detector’ for Chronic Pain

A task force consisting of researchers from around the world and led by a scientist at the Krembil Research Institute in Toronto has released a set of recommendations that advise against the use of brain imaging as a test for chronic pain.

– University Health Network (UHN)

Nature Review: Neurology, Sept-2017


Four grants in four days

ZOWEEEE!! Kennesaw State University’s Office of Research recorded a big first: 4 DIFFERENT researchers garnered 4 NSF grants over 4 days. “This is a really cool story for us,” said Jonathan McMurry, associate vice president for research. “It ...

– Kennesaw State University


Letters, FIT Kits Can Triple Colon Cancer Screening Rates

Sending a letter and, in some cases, a simple mail-in kit tripled colon cancer screening completion among low-income adults, researchers at UT Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Center report this week in JAMA.

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

JAMA


Genome Sequence Is Not a Predictor of Radiation Resistance

Bethesda, Md. – For the last two decades, researchers worldwide have been using whole genome sequencing to understand what makes cells radiation-resistant, hoping to solve an old biological mystery: why is it that one of the most radiation-resistan...

– Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Standards of Genomic Sciences


South Asians with Family History of Heart Disease at Greater Risk

New research by UT Southwestern cardiologists shows that people of South Asian descent with a family history of coronary heart disease are significantly more likely to have high levels of calcium buildup in their arteries – an indicator of higher r...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center

Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Imaging, Aug.-2017


Study Unlocks How Changes in Gene Activity Early During Therapy Can Establish the Roots of Drug-Resistant Melanoma

A UCLA-led study of changes in gene activity in BRAF-mutated melanoma suggests these epigenomic alterations are not random but can explain how tumors are already developing resistance as they shrink in response to treatment with a powerful class of d...

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Cancer Discovery


Study Challenges Perception That Empathy Erodes During Medical School

A new study by social neuroscientists at the University of Chicago, published Sept. 7 in Medical Education, challenges the common perception that empathy declines during medical training.

– University of Chicago

Medical Education


Study Challenges Perception That Empathy Erodes During Medical School

A new study by social neuroscientists at the University of Chicago, published Sept. 7 in Medical Education, challenges the common perception that empathy declines during medical training.

– University of Chicago

Medical Education


UTHealth Expert Explains Hurricane Harvey’s Emotional Wake

Madhavi K. Reddy, Ph.D., of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth explains how going through a traumatic event such as Hurricane Harvey affects the brain's ability to function.

– University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

07-Sep-2017


HCV Treatment Found Safe and Effective in Individuals with Kidney Disease

• In patients with chronic kidney disease and Hepatitis C virus infection, sofosbuvir-based direct-acting antiviral therapy was safe and effective. • Patients with stage 3 kidney disease who were cured of infection experienced an improvement in ...

– American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology doi: 10.2215/CJN.02510317

Embargo expired on 07-Sep-2017 at 17:00 ET


Cancer Immunotherapy May Get a Boost by Disabling Specific T Cells

Cancer immunotherapy drugs only work for a minority of patients, but a generic drug now used to increase blood flow may be able to improve those odds, a study by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers suggests.

– Columbia University Medical Center

Immunity; Cell

Embargo expired on 07-Sep-2017 at 12:00 ET


Circadian Clock’s Inner Gears

New study identifies a handful of molecular machines that run circadian clocks, biomechanical oscillators that control physiology, metabolism and behavior on a 24-hour cycle. Findings dispel traditional view that key clock proteins act individuall...

– Harvard Medical School

Molecular Cell

Embargo expired on 07-Sep-2017 at 12:00 ET


Comprehensive Study of Chronic Disease Reveals Vulnerability of Childhood Cancer Survivors

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital analysis captures complexity and severity of chronic disease in childhood cancer survivors and suggests this growing population may benefit from more specialized health care delivery

– St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Lancet, September 2017

Embargo expired on 07-Sep-2017 at 18:30 ET


Human Skin Cells Transformed Directly Into Motor Neurons

In new research, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have converted skin cells from healthy adults directly into motor neurons without going through a stem cell state. The technique makes it possible to study motor neu...

– Washington University in St. Louis

Cell Stem Cell

Embargo expired on 07-Sep-2017 at 12:00 ET


Penn Researchers Closer to Uncovering a New Feature in Heart Failure

Each cell in the average human body contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, with four telomeres on each pair. Telomeres cover the end of the chromosome, protecting it from deterioration or fusion with adjacent chromosomes. While there is a length range for...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Journal of the American Heart Association; P30 AR069619; HL089847 ; HL105993

Embargo expired on 07-Sep-2017 at 12:00 ET


Researchers Find Shortened Telomeres Linked to Dysfunction in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have made a discovery about muscular dystrophy disorders that suggest new possibilities for treatment. In a study published today online in Stem Cell Reports, research...

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Stem Cell Reports

Embargo expired on 07-Sep-2017 at 12:00 ET


New dental imaging method uses squid ink to fish for gum disease

Squid ink could make getting checked for gum disease at the dentist less tedious and even painless. By combining squid ink with light and ultrasound, a team led by engineers at the University of California San Diego has developed a new dental imaging...

– University of California San Diego

Journal of Dental Research, Sept-2017; DP2 HL137187 ; S10 OD021821

Embargo expired on 07-Sep-2017 at 10:00 ET

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Johns Hopkins Health System Reduces Unnecessary Transfusions With New Blood Management Program

A five-year effort across the Johns Hopkins Health System to reduce unnecessary blood transfusions and improve patient care has also resulted in an annual cost savings of more than $2 million, researchers report.

– Johns Hopkins Medicine

Anesthesiology


Are You Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Sleeping with Your Dog?

Let sleeping dogs lie … in the bedroom. That’s according to a new Mayo Clinic study that’s sure to set many tails wagging.

– Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Proceedings


Better Understanding of “One of the Most Complex Organs” for Better Lung Treatments

Details of lung cell molecular pathways that promote or inhibit tissue regeneration were reported by Penn researchers. Their aim is to find new ways to treat lung disorders.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Cell ; R01-HL132999, R01-533 HL132349, R01-HL087825, U01-HL134745, U01-HL110942, T32-534 HL007843


Depression Treatment May Be Improving, Tulane Study Says

Researchers associated with the Tulane Brain Institute say they have moved a step closer to improving treatment for chronic depression.

– Tulane University

Cell Reports


Adding Modified Herpes Virus to Immunotherapy Shows Promise for Treating Advanced Melanoma

In a two-year study at UCLA, nearly two-thirds of people with advanced melanoma responded positively to a treatment that combines the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab with a herpes virus called talimogene laherpareovec, or T-VEC. Researchers led by ...

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Cell


Check Your Neck!

There are approximately 57,000 newly diagnosed thyroid cancers annually. Do you know the signs and symptoms? A Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey expert shares more.

– Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey


How People with Diabetes Can Prepare for Hurricane Irma

With Hurricane Irma fast approaching Florida, preparing for a disaster can feel overwhelming. But for people with diabetes, preparing for the worst is a matter of survival. Janis Roszler, LMFT, RD, LD/N, CDE, FAND, American Association of Diabetes Ed...

– American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE)


US Poverty, Health Statistics: U-M Experts Can Discuss

The U.S. Census Bureau will release its 2016 statistics on poverty and health insurance coverage Tuesday, Sept. 12. The University of Michigan has experts available to discuss the latest findings.

– University of Michigan

MedWire Announcements


Tackling the Opioid Epidemic Presented by Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center

The Department of Psychiatry at Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center will present Substance Use Disorders in 2017: Tackling the Opioid Epidemic & More on Wednesday, October 25, from 7:45 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Sheraton Ea...

– Hackensack Meridian Health


University of Utah Health Collaborates with Janssen Research & Development to Investigate the Genetics of Suicide

Researchers at the University of Utah Health are collaborating with Janssen Research & Development, LLC (“Janssen”) to identify genetic variations associated with an increased risk for suicide.

– University of Utah Health

Embargo expired on 08-Sep-2017 at 12:00 ET


Henrichs Wins Program Director of the Year

The AANA honors an individual who has made a major contribution to a nurse anesthesia program.

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

Embargo expired on 08-Sep-2017 at 00:00 ET


Patrick Moss Named Didactic Instructor of the Year

This is one of AANA's highest didactic honors.

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

Embargo expired on 08-Sep-2017 at 00:00 ET


Leaders in Anesthesia to Discuss Opioid Crisis, Pain Management, and Clinical Practice

Largest meeting for CRNAs discusses a variety of healthcare issues related to anesthesia. Members of the media are encouraged to attend if possible. If not, interviews can be arranged via telephone.

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)

Embargo expired on 08-Sep-2017 at 00:00 ET


John Bendele, Jr., Recipient of Rita L. LeBlanc Philanthropist of the Year Award

John Bendele, Jr., MS, CRNA, is a longtime supporter of the AANA Foundation and the nurse anesthesia profession. He has served as a CRNA in the Navy, taught nurse anesthesia students at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., and voluntee...

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)


Garalynn Tomas Bestowed with Advocate of the Year Award

The 2017 Advocate of the Year recipient is Garalynn Tomas, MEd, CRNA. Her passion and enthusiasm for volunteerism and anesthesia stands out, and her advocacy work has positively affected her fellow CRNAs and her patients.

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)


Brian Ryder Presented with Esteemed Janice Drake Humanitarian Award

Brian's dedication to serving others who are less fortunate, whether through education or by providing anesthesia, exemplifies his character and makes him more than deserving of this award.

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)


Arthur Zwerling Receives Outstanding Accomplishment Award Posthumously from the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Arthur Zwerling, DNP, DAAPM, MSN, MS, CRNA, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, posthumously receives the highest award issued by the 52,000-member American Association of Nurse Anesthetists: The Agatha Hodgins Award for Outstanding Accomplishm...

– American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA)


FIRST LOOK: Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center to Celebrate Grand Opening of Brand New, Innovative $18.5 million Medical-Surgical Patient Floor

Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center will celebrate the grand opening of their innovative, new medical-surgical suite with more than 100 community members, including Hackensack Meridian Health care team members and elected officials on Tue...

– Hackensack Meridian Health


Penn Cancer Biologist Given National Cancer Institute Outstanding Investigator Award

M. Celeste Simon, PhD, who studies cancer cell metabolism, tumor immunology, and the influence of oxygen availability and deprivation on tumor growth, has been given a National Cancer Institute Outstanding Investigator Award.

– Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Cedars-Sinai Appoints Ravi Thadhani, MD, MPH, as Vice Dean, Research and Education

Cedars-Sinai has appointed Ravi Thadhani, MD, MPH, as Vice Dean, Research and Education. He is a highly accomplished investigator, scholar educator and leading clinician who brings his considerable leadership skills to enrich the academic enterprise....

– Cedars-Sinai


NCCN Chemotherapy Order Templates to be Integrated into MEDITECH’s Web EHR

Providing access to NCCN Templates® through MEDITECH’s Web EHR offers practitioners up-to-date, evidence-based cancer treatment protocols at the point of care to assist in shared decision-making.

– National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)


UC Davis MIND Institute wins coveted ACE grant

The UC Davis MND Institute has been awarded a 5-year, $12 million Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE) grant, one of five in the nation, to create a “Center for the Development of Phenotype-based Treatments of Autism Spectrum Disorder.”

– UC Davis MIND Institute


International Award Honors UT Southwestern Scientist for Diabetes Research

Dr. Philipp Scherer, Director of the Touchstone Center for Diabetes Research at UT Southwestern, will receive the 2017 EASD-Novo Nordisk Foundation Diabetes Prize for Excellence in recognition of his research that explains the relationship between bo...

– UT Southwestern Medical Center


Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, AMA Partner on Prediabetes Patient Registry

Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, in partnership with the American Medical Association (AMA), is piloting a patient registry that could become a national model for enrolling patients with prediabetes into evidence-based diabetes prevention programs and red...

– Henry Ford Health System


UCLA receives $8.4 million NIH grant to help liver transplant recipients stay healthier longer

UCLA has received an $8.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to research ways to help donated livers last longer and improve outcomes for transplant recipients.

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences


CWRU’s Kurt Lu, MD Receives $3.9 Million NIH Grant to Expand Countermeasures against Chemical Threats, Including Mustard Gas

Kurt Lu, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has received a five year, $3.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to expand countermeasures against chemical threats, including m...

– Case Western Reserve University

National Institutes of Health

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B-Line Medical Celebrates Healthcare Simulation Week

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– B-Line Medical

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