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Article ID: 718992

American Society of Anesthesiologists Hosts ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)

Cutting-edge research aimed at improving the patient experience and safety for millions of people undergoing surgeries and seeking acute and chronic pain relief will be showcased at ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2019, the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), Oct. 19-23, in Orlando.

Released:
16-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 718423

AMP Recommends Clinical Pharmacogenomic Testing Best Practices to Preserve Broad Access and Improve Patient Care

Association for Molecular Pathology

AMP has published a new position statement for pharmacogenomic testing. Based on a recent assessment of the current market landscape, the statement includes a list of criteria for laboratories to follow for these types of tests to ensure responsible use, preserve broad access and improve patient care.

Released:
4-Sep-2019 9:45 AM EDT

Policy

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Patient Safety, Pharmaceuticals

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Newswise: Yet Another Way Dogs Help the Military; Aeromedical Patient Evacuations

Article ID: 717809

Yet Another Way Dogs Help the Military; Aeromedical Patient Evacuations

Florida Atlantic University

Animal-assisted therapy has many benefits in health care settings. Yet, its biological and psychosocial effects in the military are limited, especially for injured, airlifted patients. Researchers teamed up with a not-for-profit animal organization that trains therapy dogs to see if an animal-assisted intervention is feasible and effective at reducing stress in this setting. Results showed that levels of the stress biomarkers cortisol, alpha-amylase, and immunoglobulin A, significantly decreased following a 20-minute intervention with these dogs, regardless of post-traumatic stress symptom severity.

Released:
22-Aug-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 717737

Study Finds Growth in Paracentesis and Thoracentesis Procedures

Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute

A new Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study assesses temporal and patient-level differences in paracentesis and thoracentesis procedures performed on Medicare beneficiaries by radiologists and non-radiologists with respect to overall procedure volume, day of week, and patient complexity. The study is published online in Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

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20-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 717302

Public Comment Period for IDSA/AAN/ACR Draft Lyme Disease Guidelines Extended through Sept. 9

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) have extended the public comment period for the draft of their joint guidelines for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Lyme disease for an additional 30 days. The deadline to submit comments is now Sept. 9, 2019.

Released:
9-Aug-2019 8:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 717108

Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals Names Patricia (Tish) McMullin of Boston as new Executive Director

Massachusetts Eye and Ear

The Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals, Inc. (COBTH) has named Patricia (Tish) McMullin, Esq, as the organization’s next Executive Director, effective in September. McMullin succeeds John Erwin who, after serving 13 years in the role, left last December to become Vice Chancellor for Government Affairs at UMass Medical School. COBTH is a coalition of 12 Boston-area teaching hospitals that collaborate on issues fundamental to their missions of patient care, teaching, biomedical research and community health.

Released:
7-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Announcement

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Healthcare, Patient Safety

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English

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    7-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 716906

Persistent Inflammation After Hospital Discharge Linked to Higher Mortality and Readmission in Sepsis Survivors

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

One out of four sepsis patients who survive their hospital stay have elevated levels of inflammation a year after discharge, and they are at higher risk for major health problems and death.

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5-Aug-2019 1:00 PM EDT

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