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Article ID: 700874

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.

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20-Sep-2018 3:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700811

Study at Johns Hopkins Hospital Leads To Changes in Reporting Patient Safety Concerns

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Study at Johns Hopkins Hospital Leads To Changes in Reporting Patient Safety Concerns 09/20/2018 AddThis Sharing Buttons Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to EmailShare to PrintShare to More Credit: iStock In a case study published online last week in Academic Medicine, an international team of researchers led by the University of Cambridge and Johns Hopkins Medicine looked at what prevented employees from raising concerns.

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20-Sep-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 700668

Silicone Breast Implants Linked to Increased Risk of Some Rare Harms

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Women receiving silicone breast implants may be at increased risk of several rare adverse outcomes compared to the general population, reports a study in Annals of Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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17-Sep-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700448

Does Your Doctor Trust You?

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

Research by CSUN professor Adam Swenson finds that physicians tend to size up chronic pain patients in unexpected ways.

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12-Sep-2018 4:45 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 699998

FSMB Foundation Mini-Grants up to $5,000 Now Available

Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)

The FSMB Foundation – the philanthropic arm of the Federation of State Medical Boards - has widened its grantmaking with a new program that supports the work of diverse research and educational projects through “mini-grants” of up to $5,000 each. The grants are designed to encourage research or educational efforts that increase awareness and understanding of trends and issues impacting medical regulation, as well as patient safety and health care quality overall.

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5-Sep-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Education

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Article ID: 699882

Southern Ocean Medical Center Keeps Patients Safe with the Most Advanced Infection-Fighting Technology

Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health Southern Ocean Medical Center provides the most advanced technology to clean hospital rooms and better protect patients against infections.

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4-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699908

Study: Massachusetts ICU Nurse Staffing Regulations Did Not Improve Patient Mortality and Complications

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

In 2014, Massachusetts lawmakers passed a law requiring a 1:1 or 2:1 patient-to-nurse staffing ratio in intensive care units (ICU) in the state, as guided by a tool that accounts for patient acuity and anticipated care intensity. The regulations were intended to ensure patient safety in the state’s ICUs, but new research led by physician-researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and published today in Critical Care Medicine found the staffing regulations were not associated with improved patient outcomes.

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4-Sep-2018 9:50 AM EDT

Article ID: 699463

Explainer: What is inflammation?

Van Andel Research Institute

Inflammation is the body’s reaction to a harmful stimulus, such as infection with a virus like the flu, an injury like a cut or scrape or chronic conditions such as Crohn’s disease. Although it is a normal and important part of our immune system’s defenses, when it sticks around too long it can be

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30-Aug-2018 4:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699844

Presence of New or Worsened Bedsores Tied to Poorer Outcomes for Patients in Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities

University at Buffalo

A new study from the University at Buffalo has shown that the presence of new or worsened bedsores is an effective indicator of the quality of care for rehab patients. The study is the first to examine whether this metric is, in fact, is associated with outcome of care in inpatient rehabilitation settings.

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30-Aug-2018 3:35 PM EDT

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