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New Computer-Based Predictive Tool More Accurately Forecasts Outcomes for Respiratory Patients

Intermountain Healthcare

Are electronic health records and computer calculations a better, more accurate way to predict clinical outcomes for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? According to the results of a new study by researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, the answer is yes.

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20-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Do Family Members Belong in ICU During Procedures with Loved Ones? Study Finds Clinicians Mixed About Practice

Intermountain Healthcare

Do family members of loved ones who are critically ill and being treated in an intensive care unit at a hospital belong there when clinicians are performing bedside procedures? New study finds many critical care clinicians have conflicting feelings about the practice.

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16-May-2019 8:35 AM EDT
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Opiate Use in ICU Does Not Appear to Increase Opiate Prescription a Year After Discharge

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Patients given opioids in the intensive care unit do not appear to be at higher risk of receiving opioid prescriptions once they leave the hospital, according to research presented at ATS 2019.

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13-May-2019 8:00 AM EDT
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E-Cigarettes Appear to Reduce Body’s Ability to Fight Flu

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

E-cigarettes may diminish the body’s ability to fight viruses, specifically those that cause the flu, according to research presented at ATS 2019.

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Smokers with Various Degrees of Lung Function Impairment Have Different Top Causes of Death

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Current or former smokers with severe limitation in lung function are more likely to die from respiratory-related causes, while deaths from heart disease and lung cancer are more common in smokers with milder limitation in lung function

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Article ID: 713172

Improving Isotope Supply for a Cancer-Fighting Drug

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Production of actinium-227 ramps up for use in a drug to fight prostate cancer that has spread to bone.

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20-May-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Study finds government contracting decreases employee diversity

University of Georgia

A new study by researchers at the University of Georgia revealed that when governments contract work out to private companies, fewer African American, Hispanic and female employees are hired.

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Why are gels elastic?

University of Delaware

It's all about the locally glassy clusters. They are what give gels their spring, their elasticity--in everything from yogurt and toothpaste to fabric softeners and shoe insoles.

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The Dawn of Disruption in Healthcare

ISPOR—The Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research

ISPOR, the professional society for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), opened its ISPOR 2019 annual conference this morning with a keynote and first plenary, “The Dawn of Disruption in the Health Sector: Will Innovative Technologies Require Innovative Thinking?”

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