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Newswise: Houston Methodist Ramps up Plasma Therapy as FDA Approves Clinical Trial
Released: 4-Apr-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Houston Methodist Ramps up Plasma Therapy as FDA Approves Clinical Trial
Houston Methodist

The FDA’s announcement Friday to approve convalescent serum therapy as a large-scale clinical trial opened the door for more patients to receive the potentially life-saving gift of a donor’s plasma.

Newswise: Salisbury University Leads University System of Maryland in Student Services During COVID-19
Released: 4-Apr-2020 12:05 PM EDT
Salisbury University Leads University System of Maryland in Student Services During COVID-19
Salisbury University

From $10 million in refunds processed in one week, to residence hall move-outs scheduled to emphasize social distancing, to definitive Commencement plans, to a Student Emergency Fund and more, Salisbury University is leading the University System of Maryland in student services during COVID-19.

Released: 3-Apr-2020 8:05 PM EDT
Bubbles and Crashes Author: Investors Can Learn from Luckin Coffee Plunge
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Successful entrepreneurs are good storytellers. But sometimes the story is more fiction than nonfiction. Maryland Smith expert Brent Goldfarb explains the evolution and implications of Luckin Coffee’s fictionalized narrative.

Newswise: Lack of PPE Poses Clear and Present Danger to Nurses and the Nation
Released: 3-Apr-2020 7:05 PM EDT
Lack of PPE Poses Clear and Present Danger to Nurses and the Nation
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Without immediate action, limited supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators and other lifesaving equipment will cause greater loss of life and increase the toll from COVID-19, warns the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

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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