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AACN selects Linda L. Chlan as 2016 Distinguished Research Lecturer

AACN selects Linda L. Chlan as 2016 Distinguished Research Lecturer

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses recently selected Linda L. Chlan, RN, PhD, FAAN, as its 2016 Distinguished Research Lecturer. [More]
Missing follow-up visit to pulmonologist after COPD exacerbation increases risk for hospital readmission

Missing follow-up visit to pulmonologist after COPD exacerbation increases risk for hospital readmission

Researchers have found the risk for hospital readmission to be nearly three times higher after COPD exacerbation if a follow-up visit to a pulmonologist is skipped. [More]
Lenalidomide therapy may have immediate effect in treatment of sarcoidosis-related symptoms

Lenalidomide therapy may have immediate effect in treatment of sarcoidosis-related symptoms

A case study published in the August issue of the journal CHEST found lenalidomide treatments may have an immediate effect in the treatment of sarcoidosis-related symptoms. Sarcoidosis, a disease that involves abnormal collections of inflammatory cells that can form nodules in various organs, can affect individuals from all racial and age groups. [More]
St. Alphonsus Medical Center honored with Sound Physicians' Symphony Award

St. Alphonsus Medical Center honored with Sound Physicians' Symphony Award

Sound Physicians, a physician-founded and led organization with more than 2,000 physicians providing care in more than 300 hospitals and post-acute facilities across the U.S., announced today it has honored St. Alphonsus Medical Center in Nampa, Idaho, with its Symphony Award, given to the hospitalist team with the highest overall internally measured, standardized and benchmarked performance scores out of all Sound Physicians' hospitalist and intensivist programs nationwide. [More]
Biosensors’ Q1 FY16 revenue reduces US$67.0M compared to US$80.2M in Q1 FY15

Biosensors’ Q1 FY16 revenue reduces US$67.0M compared to US$80.2M in Q1 FY15

Biosensors International Group, Ltd., a developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative medical devices, today announced financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended 30 June 2015 ("Q1 FY16"). [More]

Sphere Medical publishes white paper discussing areas where Proxima mitigates sources of pre-analytical errors

Sphere Medical, innovator in critical care monitoring and diagnostics equipment, has published a white paper focusing on the mitigation of common pre-analytical errors associated with arterial blood gas analysis. [More]
Scientists reveal potential therapeutic approach to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Scientists reveal potential therapeutic approach to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a very aggressive form of pulmonary fibrosis and has a particularly poor prognosis. This fatal disease, for which so far no causal therapies exist, is characterized by a massive deposition of connective and scar tissue in the lung, which leads to a progressive loss of lung function and ultimately death. [More]
Wayne State's faculty selected for Aspen Health Innovators Fellowship

Wayne State's faculty selected for Aspen Health Innovators Fellowship

The Washington, D.C.-based educational and policy studies organization The Aspen Institute has selected Wayne State University School of Medicine's Patrick Hines, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Physiology and an assistant professor of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, one of only 20 health care leaders in the country for the inaugural class of its Health Innovators Fellowship. [More]
Family members who avoid major medical decisions may suffer from PTSD

Family members who avoid major medical decisions may suffer from PTSD

Family members who make major medical decisions for relatives in an intensive care unit (ICU) may suffer posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) if they cope by avoiding the situation, according to a new study by scientists at Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. [More]
New mathematical simulation model helps manage ICU bed occupancy effectively

New mathematical simulation model helps manage ICU bed occupancy effectively

The critical care doctor Julio Barado-Hualde (Villava, Navarre, 1965) has developed a mathematical simulation model that enables the occupancy of beds in an ICU (Intensive Care Unit) to be predicted so that they can be managed more effectively. This research, which focusses on the Hospital Complex of Navarre, is part of his PhD thesis read at the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre. [More]
Nutrition vital for patients recovering from severe burns

Nutrition vital for patients recovering from severe burns

For someone recovering from severe burns, eating is often the last thing they want to do. However, burn specialists at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center say nutrition is so vital to their patients' recovery that they make it a quality indicator for patient care. [More]
South Asians living in the U.S. more reluctant to seek medications for treating pain

South Asians living in the U.S. more reluctant to seek medications for treating pain

When compared with other ethnicities, Asians are the most unsatisfied with the health care they received in the United States, previous research has shown. This dissatisfaction with health care partly is caused by health practices in the U.S. clashing with the practices Asian patients and families may be more used to experiencing overseas. [More]
New Penn study finds link between graduate medical training and brand name statin prescribing

New Penn study finds link between graduate medical training and brand name statin prescribing

Physicians in training are twice as likely to order a costly brand-name statin (used to lower blood cholesterol levels) when supervised by senior physicians who prefer those medications in their own practice, according to a new study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and published online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. [More]
Enigma, Beijing Leadman sign agreement for MiniLab molecular diagnostic Point-of-Care platform

Enigma, Beijing Leadman sign agreement for MiniLab molecular diagnostic Point-of-Care platform

Enigma Diagnostics Ltd. and Beijing Leadman Biochemistry Co., Ltd. signed a joint venture agreement with the principal goal of delivering the Enigma MiniLab molecular diagnostic Point-of-Care platform into the Chinese health care market to support its growing diagnostic needs. [More]
Inova Diagnostics announces FDA clearance for QUANTA Flash assays, QUANTA Flash Beta-2GP1 Domain1

Inova Diagnostics announces FDA clearance for QUANTA Flash assays, QUANTA Flash Beta-2GP1 Domain1

Inova Diagnostics, a worldwide leader in autoimmune diagnostic reagents and systems for the clinical laboratory, announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on key QUANTA Flash assays for use with Inova Diagnostics' BIO-FLASH chemiluminescent analyzer for autoimmune testing. [More]
New study may help identify novel ways to treat immune thrombocytopenia

New study may help identify novel ways to treat immune thrombocytopenia

Immune thrombocytopenia, or ITP, is an autoimmune disease whereby the immune system sends antibodies to attack and destroy the body's platelets--blood cells responsible for controlling bleeding. [More]
Chicago creates sustainable network to meet complicated public health emergencies

Chicago creates sustainable network to meet complicated public health emergencies

The Ebola epidemic and resulting international public health emergency is referred to as a "Black Swan" event in medical circles because of its unpredictable and impactful nature. However, a paper in the June 30 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, a leading journal in the field of infectious diseases, suggests that the response of the Chicago Ebola Response Network (CERN) in 2014-2015 has laid a foundation and a roadmap for how a regional public health network can anticipate, manage and prevent the next Black Swan public health event. [More]
Housing First approach helps reduce alcohol-related problems among homeless people with mental illness

Housing First approach helps reduce alcohol-related problems among homeless people with mental illness

A "Housing First" approach, where homeless people with mental illness are provided with a place to live without preconditions such as sobriety or seeing a psychiatrist, coupled with intensive case management, helps to reduce alcohol-related problems, a new study has found. [More]
Increased risk of death during delivery for women with epilepsy

Increased risk of death during delivery for women with epilepsy

Pregnant women with epilepsy have a more than 10-fold increased risk of death during hospitalisation for delivery, show study findings that suggest the need for increased clinical attention for these pregnancies. [More]
Updated guidelines released for treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Updated guidelines released for treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Updated guidelines on the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) have been released by an international group of leading respiratory societies, The new guidelines, issued by the American Thoracic Society, the European Respiratory Society, the Japanese Respiratory Society, and the Latin American Thoracic Association, were published in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. [More]
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