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Newswise: Hospital-Acquired Infections May Be Lower in Closed ICUS
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    22-May-2019 12:15 PM EDT

Article ID: 712586

Hospital-Acquired Infections May Be Lower in Closed ICUS

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Three hospital-acquired infections rates appear to be lower in patients admitted to a “closed” intensive care unit, meaning that the ICU team has primary responsibility for the patient, rather than a primary care physician, according to research presented at ATS 2019.

Released:
13-May-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 713307

High Healthcare Costs in the United States—Could Formal Health Technology Assessment Be a Solution?

ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research, explored the possibility of health technology assessment in the United States this morning at its ISPOR 2019.

Released:
22-May-2019 11:55 AM EDT
Newswise: Smoking Unfiltered Cigarettes Appear to Double Risk of Lung Cancer Death
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    22-May-2019 11:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 712511

Smoking Unfiltered Cigarettes Appear to Double Risk of Lung Cancer Death

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

People who smoke unfiltered cigarettes are nearly twice as likely to die from lung cancer and 30 percent more likely to die of all causes than those who smoke filtered cigarettes

Released:
13-May-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Violence Exposure, Depression, and Poor Health Habits May Increase Asthma in Adolescents
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    22-May-2019 10:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 712480

Violence Exposure, Depression, and Poor Health Habits May Increase Asthma in Adolescents

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Exposure to violence, depression and poor health habits – including obesity, drinking soda, poor sleep and smoking marijuana – appear to be associated with asthma in high school students, according to research presented at ATS 2019.

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13-May-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Newswise: COPD Appears to Cause More Severe Symptoms in Women
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    22-May-2019 10:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 712577

COPD Appears to Cause More Severe Symptoms in Women

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Women who develop COPD report smoking fewer cigarettes than men; and yet, women experience greater breathing impairments, are subjected to more acute exacerbations of symptoms and report lower quality of life than men with the disease, according to research presented at ATS 2019.

Released:
13-May-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Enhancing Emergency Care: Study Finds Lower ER Triage Scores are Associated with Delayed Antibiotics for Sepsis Patients
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    22-May-2019 10:15 AM EDT

Article ID: 712895

Enhancing Emergency Care: Study Finds Lower ER Triage Scores are Associated with Delayed Antibiotics for Sepsis Patients

Intermountain Healthcare

In a new study, researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City found that antibiotic delivery was significantly faster — by up to 32 minutes — for sepsis patients being treated in an emergency department if they were assigned a slightly higher score on a subjective one-to-five acuity scale commonly used for patient triage.

Released:
15-May-2019 8:55 AM EDT
Newswise: Proton Therapy Lowers Risk of Side-Effects Compared to Conventional Radiation

Article ID: 713298

Proton Therapy Lowers Risk of Side-Effects Compared to Conventional Radiation

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Cancer patients getting proton therapy instead of traditional photon radiation are at a significantly lower risk of experiencing side-effects from their radiation therapy, while cure rates are almost identical between the two groups.

Released:
22-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Women in Health Economics and Outcomes Research Initiative Convenes at ISPOR 2019

Article ID: 713287

Women in Health Economics and Outcomes Research Initiative Convenes at ISPOR 2019

ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), held a session for its Women in HEOR initiative yesterday late afternoon at its ISPOR 2019 annual conference in New Orleans, LA, USA.

Released:
22-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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Newswise: Proton Therapy for Cancer Lowers Risk of Side Effects

Article ID: 713288

Proton Therapy for Cancer Lowers Risk of Side Effects

Washington University in St. Louis

Proton therapy results in fewer side effects than traditional X-ray radiation therapy for many cancer patients, according to a new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania. Even with reduced side effects, proton therapy resulted in cure rates similar to those of X-ray radiation therapy.

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22-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise: New Pain Management Protocol Sends 92 Percent of Cancer Surgery Patients Home with No Opioids

Article ID: 713299

New Pain Management Protocol Sends 92 Percent of Cancer Surgery Patients Home with No Opioids

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

A specialized pain management program for patients who underwent robotic surgery for urologic cancers resulted in just eight percent going home with narcotics after discharge, compared to 100 percent who would have received them without this enhanced recovery protocol.

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22-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT

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