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Newswise: New Tool Collects Patient Feedback Faster During Hospital Stays
Released: 25-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
New Tool Collects Patient Feedback Faster During Hospital Stays
Cedars-Sinai

Seeking to improve patient's experiences in the hospital, Cedars-Sinai has introduced a new feedback tool that will allow patients to comment on their hospital stays in real time rather than waiting to complete surveys after going home. Under a program that began in January, patients can evaluate their experiences through a platform designed in conjunction with Feedtrail, a healthcare technology company.

Released: 24-Feb-2020 3:05 PM EST
New in the Hastings Center Report: A call to confront mistrust in the US health care system
Hastings Center

"For those who have faced exploitation and discrimination at the hands of physicians, the medical profession, and medical institutions, trust is a tall order and, in many cases, would be naïve," writes Laura Specker Sullivan in "Trust, Risk, and Race in American Medicine."

Released: 19-Feb-2020 10:30 AM EST
Sepsis: Using Big Data to Cut a Killer Down to Size
NIH, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Sepsis causes nearly 270,000 deaths in the United States each year. Find out how big data approaches are helping clinicians catch it sooner, treat it better, and help survivors cope with long-term effects.

Newswise: A New Way to Monitor Cancer Radiation Therapy Doses
Released: 12-Feb-2020 1:05 PM EST
A New Way to Monitor Cancer Radiation Therapy Doses
Biophysical Society

More than half of all cancer patients undergo radiation therapy and the dose is critical. Too much and the surrounding tissue gets damaged, too little and the cancer cells survive.

Newswise: Study shows new surgical protective gear does not reduce surgical site infections
Released: 14-Feb-2020 3:20 PM EST
Study shows new surgical protective gear does not reduce surgical site infections
University of Alabama at Birmingham

A study from UAB published in JAMA Surgery on Feb. 12 indicates that use of surgical jackets and head covers known as bouffants in operating rooms does not reduce the incidence of surgical site infections.

Newswise: ATS Foundation Research Program Announces Unrestricted Grant Recipients for the 2019 Cycle
Released: 13-Feb-2020 12:55 PM EST
ATS Foundation Research Program Announces Unrestricted Grant Recipients for the 2019 Cycle
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

The ATS Foundation Research Program has announced that 17 researchers have been awarded one-year $40,000 Unrestricted Research Grants to advance pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine.

Newswise: How to Best Help Patients Breathe After Trauma
Released: 7-Feb-2020 12:15 PM EST
How to Best Help Patients Breathe After Trauma
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Emergency Medicine and Trauma Surgery researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are joining the Nashville Fire Department and nearly two dozen emergency medical service agencies across the country in a Department of Defense (DOD)-funded clinical trial aimed at improving survival with breathing techniques used to keep patients alive at the scene of a trauma.

Released: 5-Feb-2020 12:45 PM EST
Patients Stick with Smartphone Activity Trackers Longer Than Wearable Devices
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Six months after discharge, smartphone users were 32 percent more likely to continue sending health data to researchers than those using wearables



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