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Released: 3-Apr-2020 5:50 PM EDT
Medicare Changes May Increase Access to TAVR
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

The number of hospitals providing TAVR could double with changes to Medicare requirements. Researchers see reason for both excitement and concern.

Newswise: University of Illinois Hospital and the Illinois Nurses Association Agree on COVID-19 Pay
Released: 3-Apr-2020 5:30 PM EDT
University of Illinois Hospital and the Illinois Nurses Association Agree on COVID-19 Pay
University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois Hospital and the Illinois Nurses Association agreed on a schedule of enhanced compensation for nurses working during the COVID-19 pandemic. This agreement makes the hospital, which is part of the University of Illinois at Chicago, the first and only in the state, and one of the few nationally, to announce differential pay for care providers with COVID-19 responsibilities.

Newswise: Not Too Young for Knee Replacement
Released: 3-Apr-2020 4:55 PM EDT
Not Too Young for Knee Replacement
Hospital for Special Surgery

Advances in knee replacement surgery, such as robotic-assisted surgery and improvements in implant design and materials, make it a viable option for younger patients seeking pain relief.

Released: 3-Apr-2020 4:50 PM EDT
Anterior insula activation restores prosocial behavior in animal model of opioid addiction
Arizona State University (ASU)

Researchers in the Arizona State University Department of Psychology have shown that chemogenetic activation of the anterior insula restores prosocial behavior in an animal model of opioid addiction and empathy. The findings suggest an important role for the anterior insula in the brain response to addiction.

Newswise: Mindfulness an Effective Treatment for Migraines
Released: 3-Apr-2020 4:35 PM EDT
Mindfulness an Effective Treatment for Migraines
University of Maryland, Baltimore

In an article published March 13, 2020 in the journal Pain, David A. Seminowicz, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Neural and Pain Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, and coauthors show how mindfulness can help in the fight against migraines.

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Newswise: UCLA clinical trial tests anti-viral drug remdesivir and other therapies against COVID-19
Released: 3-Apr-2020 4:25 PM EDT
UCLA clinical trial tests anti-viral drug remdesivir and other therapies against COVID-19
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA Health is one of 75 sites around the globe participating in a clinical trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health to test the effectiveness of a candidate anti-viral drug against COVID-19.

Newswise: Penn Nursing Podcast Special Edition: Advanced Care Planning in the Era of COVID-19
Released: 3-Apr-2020 4:10 PM EDT
Penn Nursing Podcast Special Edition: Advanced Care Planning in the Era of COVID-19
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

The number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow. This week’s edition of Amplify Nursing features Elise Tarbi and Brianna Morgan, who are both board-certified Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioners with advanced certifications in Hospice and Palliative care, as well as doctoral students at Penn Nursing. With demands on both hospitals and providers expanding, and resources predicted to become scarce, there has been heightened public discourse about rationing.

Released: 3-Apr-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Roswell Park Reports Extended Survival Among Breast Cancer Survivors Who Exercise Regularly
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

New research from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, shows that following those guidelines can improve clinical outcomes for patients with high-risk breast cancer, or breast cancer that is likely to recur or spread.

Newswise: New Study Identifies Characteristics of Patients With Fatal COVID-19
Released: 3-Apr-2020 3:55 PM EDT
New Study Identifies Characteristics of Patients With Fatal COVID-19
American Thoracic Society (ATS)

In a new study, researchers identified the most common characteristics of 85 COVID-19 patients who died in Wuhan, China in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic. The study reports on commonalities of the largest group of coronavirus patient deaths to be studied to date. The paper was published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.


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