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June 29, 2015

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June 29, 2015

Clot-Removal Devices Now Recommended for Some Stroke Patients

June 29, 2015 — Updated stroke treatment recommendations include using a stent retrieval device to remove blood clots from large arteries in select patients. Clot-busting medication -- tPA -- continues to be the ... read more

Experts Cover Korean MERS Outbreak in New Article

June 29, 2015 — An overview and analysis of the factors underlying the recent Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus outbreak in Korea has been published by ... read more

Recommendations for Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion

June 29, 2015 — Experts have released a new overview on the implantation of left atrial appendage occlusion devices. The implantation of left atrial appendage occlusion devices may lower the risk of stroke in ... read more

Scoring System Can Help Trauma Centers Improve Care During Surges in Trauma Cases

June 29, 2015 — A scoring system that can identify periods of high activity and increased trauma patient deaths in hospital emergency rooms may help hospitals better prepare for surges in trauma patient volume that ... read more

UK General Practitioners and the Fit for Work Scheme

June 29, 2015 — An editorial by primary care researchers analyses the GP role in the sickness certification process and the new Fit for Work scheme and suggests that GPs are key to supporting individuals to maintain ... read more

New Detection Method for a Key Drug Resistant Hepatitis C Virus Mutation

June 29, 2015 — A rapid, sensitive, and accurate method to detect drug resistant hepatitis C virus (HCV) mutants has been developed. Researchers have established a system to rapidly and accurately measure the ... read more

New Strategies, Solutions to Fight Pediatric Asthma

June 27, 2015 — Low flu vaccination rates, medication compliance and limited access to primary care providers have contributed to the high pediatric asthma rates in California, researchers conclude. This new study ... read more

June 26, 2015 — A new light fixture uses Continuous Environmental Disinfection technology to continuously kill harmful bacteria linked to hospital acquired infections (HAIs). The technology behind the ... read more

Daily Bathing of Pediatric Patients With Antiseptic Cuts Bloodstream Infections by 59 Percent

June 26, 2015 — Daily bathing of pediatric patients with disposable cloths containing 2 percent chlorhexidine gluconate reduced central line-associated bloodstream infections by 59 percent and saved approximately ... read more

Emergency Visits for Childhood Food Allergy on Rise in Illinois

June 26, 2015 — Emergency room visits and hospitalizations of children with severe, potentially life-threatening food allergy reactions increased nearly 30 percent in Illinois over five years, reports a new study. ... read more

Pet Care Can Help Improve Adolescents' Type 1 Diabetes Management, Pediatricians Find

June 26, 2015 — Pediatric diabetes researchers found that incorporating routine pet care into a child's diabetes self-care plan can significantly improve monitoring of the disease, resulting in lower blood ... read more

Medically Complex Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Could Benefit from Seeing a Specialist Soon

June 26, 2015 — People recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and who have other serious chronic health issues have less heart disease and lower death rates if they see an endocrinologist within one year of ... read more

India's Abortion Law Puts Women at Risk, Should Be Changed, Experts Say

June 26, 2015 — Proposed amendments to India's abortion law are 'contradictory' and need 'urgent redrafting' to prevent women from making ill informed decisions and risking their lives with ... read more

New Strategies for Combatting Chronic Kidney Disease, Other Long-Term Conditions

June 25, 2015 — New strategies for using electronic health records (EHRs) to treat patients with chronic kidney disease have been outlined by investigators. Their recommendations may help clinicians and hospitals ... read more

Brain Scan Can Predict Who Responds Best to Certain Treatment for OCD

June 25, 2015 — A certain detail from patients' brain scans could help clinicians identify which people are more likely to relapse after cognitive-behavioral therapy -- and why. Tens of millions of Americans -- ... read more

Computer Simulation Predicts Development, Progress of Pressure Sores

June 25, 2015 — A computational model that could enhance understanding, diagnosis and treatment of pressure ulcers related to spinal cord injury has been devised by investigators. The team also described results of ... read more

Revisiting the Restriction of Antibiotics

June 25, 2015 — Antibiotic resistance, and multi-drug resistance, is a major public health threat. A new study finds conditions where restricting certain antibiotics may increase the frequency of multiple drug ... read more

Predictors of Depression, PTSD Among African-Americans, Latinos

June 25, 2015 — Chronic disease and mental health issues disproportionately affect low-income African-Americans, Latinos and Hispanics. Researchers have developed a screening tool that may provide better ... read more

Breast Cancer Treatment With Fewer Potential Side Effects Has Equally Good Patient Outcomes

June 25, 2015 — Women diagnosed with breast cancer and treated with a one-week regimen of partial breast radiation after the surgical removal of the tumor, or lumpectomy, saw no increase in cancer recurrence or ... read more

Smartphone App May Prevent Dangerous Freezing of Gait in Parkinson's Patients

June 25, 2015 — CuPID is striving to provide personalized rehabilitation for patients with Parkinson's disease who experience gait disturbances. It is a home-based personalized rehabilitation tool in the form ... read more

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