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Newswise: When is the Optimal Time for Knee Surgery and Rehabilitation After Knee Dislocation?
Released: 23-Jun-2020 11:00 AM EDT
When is the Optimal Time for Knee Surgery and Rehabilitation After Knee Dislocation?
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new clinical trial aims to discover the optimal time for surgery after a knee dislocation, and when to begin rehabilitation post-surgery.

Newswise: Nation Must Prepare for COVID-19 Related Drug Shortages
Released: 11-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT
Nation Must Prepare for COVID-19 Related Drug Shortages
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

A new paper published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society examines the nation’s current shortage of vitally needed medications, and how this dangerous situation is being made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. The authors provide recommendations on how clinicians and institutions might address potential scarcities of essential medications during the current public health crisis.

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27-Feb-2020 12:50 PM EST
Physiotherapy could be done at home using Virtual Reality
University of Warwick

Current Physiotherapy techniques require patients to complete exercises at home, which doesn’t include much guidance

Released: 7-Jan-2020 8:30 AM EST
Analysis of FDA Documents Reveals Inadequate Monitoring of Key Program to Promote Safe Opioid Use
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

A risk-management program set up in 2012 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to curb improper prescribing of extended-release and long-acting opioids may not have been effective because of shortcomings in the program’s design and execution, according to a paper from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Released: 6-Jan-2020 5:05 PM EST
Significant underreporting in safety data found on Nursing Home Compare website
University of Chicago Medical Center

The website Nursing Home Compare is a go-to resource for many families researching nursing home options for their loved ones, however, a University of Chicago researcher has found that the data used by Nursing Home Compare to report patient safety related to falls may be highly inaccurate.

31-Dec-2019 8:30 AM EST
Having a Baby May Cost Some Families $4,500 Out-Of-Pocket
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

One of the most expensive parts of having a baby may involve the birth itself, a new Michigan Medicine study suggests.

Newswise: NUS researchers develop microsensor implants smaller than a pencil tip for round-the-clock health monitoring
Released: 23-Dec-2019 4:05 AM EST
NUS researchers develop microsensor implants smaller than a pencil tip for round-the-clock health monitoring
National University of Singapore

A research team from the National University of Singapore has developed an advanced wireless technology that can detect microsensors tiny enough to be injected under the skin.

12-Dec-2019 4:30 PM EST
Primary Care Declines in America
Harvard Medical School

National analysis reveals alarming decline in primary care use. Primary care is associated with better health outcomes than episodic, inconsistent care.

Newswise: Machine Learning Can Help Us Understand Conversations About Death
5-Dec-2019 9:00 AM EST
Machine Learning Can Help Us Understand Conversations About Death
University of Vermont

Researchers at the University of Vermont have used machine learning and natural language processing to better understand end-of-life conversations. Borrowing techniques used to study fiction, where algorithms analyze manuscripts to identify story types, the researchers identified several common elements in these conversations. That knowledge could eventually help healthcare practitioners understand what makes a “good” conversation about palliative care.

13-Nov-2019 7:20 AM EST
New Health Insurance Benefit at U-M Led to Increased Rates of IVF
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

In a new research letter appearing in JAMA detailing a first-of-its-kind study, the team compared the use of IVF among university employees before and after the addition of the insurance coverage benefit.

Released: 5-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST
Study calculates links between prescription medications and risk for suicide
University of Chicago Medical Center

A review of 922 prescription medications taken by almost 150 million people over an 11-year period shows that just 10 of these drugs were associated with an increased rate of suicide attempts.

Released: 4-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST
Retrospective study suggests emergency department physicians are improving both outcomes and efficiency of care
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

In a new study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine, a team of researchers led by Laura Burke, MD, MPH, an emergency medicine physician at BIDMC, found that among Medicare beneficiaries receiving ED care in the United States, mortality within 30 days of an ED visit has declined in recent years, particularly for the highest-severity patients.

Released: 29-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Think you’re allergic to penicillin? You are probably wrong
University of Georgia

More than 30 million people in the United States wrongly believe they are allergic to penicillin.

Newswise: Some ICU Admissions May Be Preventable, Saving Money and Improving Care
2-Oct-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Some ICU Admissions May Be Preventable, Saving Money and Improving Care
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Many admissions to the intensive care unit may be preventable, potentially decreasing health care costs and improving care, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

Newswise: Miniaturizing Medical Imaging, Sensing Technology
16-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Miniaturizing Medical Imaging, Sensing Technology
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Scientists have used a microchip to map the back of the eye for disease diagnosis. The interference technology used in the microchip has been around for a little while. This is the first time technical obstacles have been overcome to fabricate a miniature device able to capture high quality images.

Released: 9-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Rutgers Researchers Develop Custom Data Collection System to Improve Health Disparity Research
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University

Rutgers researchers develop web-based data collection and management system that addresses linguistic and cultural barriers for researching minority populations.

Released: 4-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT
University Hospitals Roe Green Center for Travel Medicine joins nationwide network of U.S. travel clinics
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

University Hospitals (UH) Roe Green Center for Travel Medicine has been accepted as the newest member of Global TravEpiNet, a 29-member network of travel clinics within the United States supported by the Centers for Disease Control in partnership with Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Newswise: Caregivers of People with Dementia Are Losing Sleep
Released: 23-Aug-2019 11:10 AM EDT
Caregivers of People with Dementia Are Losing Sleep
Baylor University

Caregivers of people with dementia lose between 2.5 to 3.5 hours of sleep weekly due to difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep — a negative for them and potentially for those who receive their care, according to a Baylor University study published in JAMA Network Open.

Newswise: The challenge: Make and purify a medical isotope that must be used the same day
Released: 21-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT
The challenge: Make and purify a medical isotope that must be used the same day
University of Alabama at Birmingham

A DOE grant will help solve a production roadblock for the medically useful radioactive isotopes scandium 43 and scandium 47. If available, they could visualize and destroy solid tumors. But with a half-life of 4 hours, scandium 43 must be made, purified and then used in a PET scan in a single day.

Newswise: Wills Eye Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Julia A. Haller, MD Receives Physician of the Year Award
Released: 14-Aug-2019 1:25 PM EDT
Wills Eye Ophthalmologist-in-Chief, Julia A. Haller, MD Receives Physician of the Year Award
Wills Eye Hospital

Julia A. Haller, MD, the ophthalmologist-in-chief of Wills Eye Hospital, is the recipient of this year’s Physician of the Year Award from The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Released: 13-Aug-2019 6:05 PM EDT
Coaching profissional alivia sintomas de exaustão em médicos
Mayo Clinic

Médicos nos Estados Unidos tem duas vezes mais chances de experienciar sintomas de exaustão do que outros trabalhadores, o que pode comprometer a qualidade do atendimento e colocar pacientes em risco.

Newswise: Home Births as Safe as Hospital Births: International Study
Released: 7-Aug-2019 4:10 PM EDT
Home Births as Safe as Hospital Births: International Study
McMaster University

The study examined the safety of place of birth by reporting on the risk of death at the time of birth or within the first four weeks, and found no clinically important or statistically different risk between home and hospital groups.

Released: 30-Jul-2019 7:05 PM EDT
La Mayo Clinic classée au 1er rang des hôpitaux par US News & World Report
Mayo Clinic

La Mayo Clinic à Rochester a été classée meilleur hôpital des États-Unis au classement « Meilleurs hôpitaux » du magazine US News & World Report 2019 – 2020.

Newswise: The Johns Hopkins Hospital Ranked #3 Nationally by U.S. News
Released: 30-Jul-2019 1:00 AM EDT
The Johns Hopkins Hospital Ranked #3 Nationally by U.S. News
Johns Hopkins Medicine

BALTIMORE –The Johns Hopkins Hospital is once again ranked #3 in the nation out of more than 4,600 hospitals reviewed for U.S. News & World Report’s 2019–20 Best Hospitals list, which was released today.

Newswise: Ocean Medical Center’s 2019 Resident White Coat Ceremony Marks Start of Training for New Physicians
Released: 27-Jun-2019 10:00 AM EDT
Ocean Medical Center’s 2019 Resident White Coat Ceremony Marks Start of Training for New Physicians
Hackensack Meridian Health

The inaugural class of eight internal medicine residents, along with the second classes of eight family medicine residents, and six psychiatry residents who matched at Ocean Medical Center’s residency program were honored during the resident White Coat ceremony on June 25.

Released: 27-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT
AED and NAMED Respond to the Media Coverage of Restrictive Diets as ‘Biohacking’
Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)

The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) and National Association for Males with Eating Disorders Respond to the Media Coverage of Restrictive Diets as ‘Biohacking’

13-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT
AAHCM Applauds Results of Year 4 Medicare Independence at Home (IAH) Demonstration
American Academy of Home Care Medicine

The Academy is pleased to share that the Independence at Home (IAH) Demonstration saved Medicare approximately $33 million in Year 4, or about $384 per beneficiary per month (PBPM). This follows savings from Years 1-3 that, when combined with Year 4, amount to about $63 million in savings and high-quality care for Medicare. These results highlight the value of a home-based primary care (HBPC) model to serve complex, frail elders, with an emphasis on a high-touch and high-tech mobile team care.

Released: 3-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT
National Survey Indicates Majority of Physician Misconduct Goes Unreported
Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) has released the results of a survey commissioned to measure the prevalence of physician misconduct and public awareness of the work of state medical boards.

Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Volunteers Turn Music Into Medicine
Released: 17-May-2019 6:00 AM EDT
Cedars-Sinai Volunteers Turn Music Into Medicine
Cedars-Sinai

Just hours before Rebecca Woolf's 44-year-old husband died of pancreatic cancer, the melodic tones of a harp wafted into his hospital room. Rebecca describes the music as a gift. Cedars-Sinai’s long-running Music for Healing program dispatches musicians and singers to perform for patients and their loved ones. Most perform in patients’ rooms, but others play the piano in the Plaza Level Lobby.

Newswise:Video Embedded answering-the-call-mom-meets-child-who-received-her-kidney
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Released: 2-May-2019 4:15 PM EDT
Answering the Call: Mom Meets Child Who Received Her Kidney
UT Southwestern Medical Center

When she turned 48, Lisa James of Arlington, Texas, decided she wanted to make the ultimate gift by donating one of her kidneys to a child she hadn’t met.

Newswise: Study Identifies Potential Fix for Hospital Star Rating Program
Released: 2-Apr-2019 4:35 PM EDT
Study Identifies Potential Fix for Hospital Star Rating Program
Henry Ford Health System

Allowing for more quality measures in the federal government’s Quality Star Rating program would create a fairer and more equitable model for assessing the level of quality at U.S. acute-care hospitals, according to a Henry Ford Health System study. The study is published online in the American Journal of Medical Quality

Newswise: The Medical Minute: Screening for Hepatitis C can reduce chance of liver disease
Released: 19-Dec-2018 5:05 PM EST
The Medical Minute: Screening for Hepatitis C can reduce chance of liver disease
Penn State Health

Hepatitis C is a good news, bad news kind of disease. The bad news is that many with the liver-attacking virus may not even know it. The good news is that once discovered, doctors can effectively treat and even remove it.

Newswise: Patient Safety in Hospitals Still a Concern
1-Nov-2018 4:00 PM EDT
Patient Safety in Hospitals Still a Concern
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Two decades ago, a landmark study by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) highlighted the prevalence of medical errors and called for a national commitment to reduce patient harm. Despite substantial investment by government and private institutions to increase patient safety, progress has been slow and uneven. A new study, published today in the November issue of the journal Health Affairs, sheds light on what more can be done.

Newswise: Researchers Teach ‘Machines’ to Detect Medicare Fraud
Released: 30-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT
Researchers Teach ‘Machines’ to Detect Medicare Fraud
Florida Atlantic University

Like a “needle in a haystack,” human auditors have the painstaking task of manually checking thousands of Medicare claims for specific patterns that could indicate foul play or fraudulent behaviors. Currently, fraud enforcement efforts rely heavily on health care professionals coming forward with information about Medicare fraud. Researchers are the first to use big data from Medicare Part B and employ advanced data analytics and machine learning to automate the fraud detection process.

Newswise: Novel Combination Therapy Promotes Wound Healing
24-Oct-2018 3:45 PM EDT
Novel Combination Therapy Promotes Wound Healing
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

By incorporating a gene-suppressing drug into an over-the-counter gel, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and their colleagues cut healing time by half and significantly improved healing outcomes compared to control treatments. Results from the combination therapy, which was tested in mice, were published online today in Advances in Wound Care.

Newswise: Smart Pills Dumb Down Medical Care, Experts Warn
Released: 20-Sep-2018 3:15 PM EDT
Smart Pills Dumb Down Medical Care, Experts Warn
University of Illinois at Chicago

Enthusiasm for an emerging digital health tool, the smart pill, is on the rise but researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have published a paper in the American Journal of Bioethics that cautions health care providers and policymakers to slow down when it comes to allowing this technology in patient care settings.

Newswise: For-Profit Hospitals Correlated with Higher Readmission Rates
Released: 18-Sep-2018 4:50 PM EDT
For-Profit Hospitals Correlated with Higher Readmission Rates
University of Illinois at Chicago

Patients who receive care in a for-profit hospital are more likely to be readmitted than those who receive care in nonprofit or public hospitals, according to a new study published by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers.

Newswise: Study: Antibiotics Destroy Immune Cells and Worsen Oral Infection
Released: 13-Sep-2018 4:35 PM EDT
Study: Antibiotics Destroy Immune Cells and Worsen Oral Infection
Case Western Reserve University

New research shows that the body’s own microbes are effective in maintaining immune cells and killing certain oral infections.

Newswise: Affordable Care Act Puts Single Mothers to Work
Released: 16-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT
Affordable Care Act Puts Single Mothers to Work
University of Georgia

Single mothers work more when the government provides better health insurance, according to economic policy research.

Newswise: Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Not Prepared to Diagnose and Treat Common Diseases
3-Aug-2018 3:30 PM EDT
Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Not Prepared to Diagnose and Treat Common Diseases
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Bangladesh, Haiti, Malawi, Nepal and Tanzania each has fewer than five health facilities that can properly diagnose and treat cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes, a new UCLA study reports.

Newswise: Newly Approved Heart Pump Implant Helps Reduce Hospital Stays
Released: 2-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT
Newly Approved Heart Pump Implant Helps Reduce Hospital Stays
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Artel Thorpe Sr. of Jackson, Tennessee, recently became the first person in the United States to undergo a new, less invasive surgical technique for implanting a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) heart pump since it was granted Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approval on July 11.

Newswise: Crisis Can Force Re-Evaluation and Derail Efforts to Reach Goals
Released: 21-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT
Crisis Can Force Re-Evaluation and Derail Efforts to Reach Goals
Iowa State University

Setbacks are to be expected when pursuing a goal, whether you are trying to lose weight or save money. The challenge is getting back on track and not giving up after a difficulty or crisis, says an Iowa State marketing professor working on practical ways to help people stick to health-related goals.

Newswise: 3-D Printing Offers Quick, Cost-Effective Solution to Help Train Aspiring Nurses
Released: 20-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT
3-D Printing Offers Quick, Cost-Effective Solution to Help Train Aspiring Nurses
University of Alabama Huntsville

UAH SMAP Center student interns have created a variety of cost-effective 3-D printed task trainers to be used by students in UAH’s College of Nursing.

Newswise: Immunocompromised Patients with Sepsis May Face Higher Mortality at Hospitals Treating Small Numbers of Such Patients
29-May-2018 4:05 PM EDT
Immunocompromised Patients with Sepsis May Face Higher Mortality at Hospitals Treating Small Numbers of Such Patients
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Immunosuppressed patients with sepsis appear more likely to die if they are treated in a hospital caring for a relatively small number of these patients, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

Newswise: The Opioid Epidemic Has Boosted the Number of Organs Available for Transplant
11-May-2018 10:00 AM EDT
The Opioid Epidemic Has Boosted the Number of Organs Available for Transplant
University of Utah Health

The researchers examined 17 years of transplantation records and found no significant change in the recipients’ chance of survival when the organ donation came from victims of drug intoxication. The study publishes online on May 17 in the New England Journal of Medicine.


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