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Loyola doctor offers precautionary measures against burn injury

Loyola doctor offers precautionary measures against burn injury

With a chilly start to spring many families are breaking out their fire pits or starting bonfires to recover from cabin fever and start enjoying being outside. Though fire pits and campfires are a great way to connect with friends and family they also can be dangerous to adults and kids. [More]

MCVI receives federal approval to launch adult heart transplant program at Memorial Regional Hospital

The Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute (MCVI), a leading provider of adult cardiac services in South Florida, has received federal approval from UNOS (United Network for Organ Sharing) to launch an adult heart transplant program at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood. [More]
BronchoGen genomic test meets primary endpoint in AEGIS-2 clinical trial

BronchoGen genomic test meets primary endpoint in AEGIS-2 clinical trial

Allegro Diagnostics Corp. today announced that the AEGIS-2 clinical trial has met its primary endpoint, demonstrating that the BronchoGen genomic test improves the accuracy of lung cancer diagnosis when used in combination with bronchoscopy. [More]
Patients who stay longer in ICU have substantial physical impairments 2 years later

Patients who stay longer in ICU have substantial physical impairments 2 years later

Patients have substantial physical impairments even two years after being discharged from the hospital after a stay in an intensive care unit (ICU), new Johns Hopkins research suggests. [More]
Clinigen Group announces acquisition of SAVENE oncology support therapy from SpePharm

Clinigen Group announces acquisition of SAVENE oncology support therapy from SpePharm

Clinigen Group plc ('Clinigen' or the 'Group') the specialty global pharmaceutical company today announces the acquisition of SAVENE® (dexrazoxane) from SpePharm AG, a majority owned affiliate of Norgine B.V. The Financial terms of the acquisition are not being disclosed. [More]
Study reports benefits of implementing bronchiolitis guidelines at Children's Medical Center Dallas

Study reports benefits of implementing bronchiolitis guidelines at Children's Medical Center Dallas

Bronchiolitis, the number-one cause of infant hospitalizations nationally, was the focus of a multidisciplinary effort by physicians and clinicians at Children's Medical Center Dallas to establish and implement clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) aimed at streamlining care and reducing unnecessary tests and therapies. [More]
Research: Underweight puts people at highest risk of dying, just as obesity does

Research: Underweight puts people at highest risk of dying, just as obesity does

Being underweight puts people at highest risk of dying, just as obesity does, new research has found. The connection between being underweight and the higher risk of dying is true for both adults and fetuses. [More]

New biomarker test accurately estimates mortality risk in patients with septicemia

Septic shock is a severe systemic infection and major cause of death for the old and young alike. Unfortunately, researchers say testing new drug regimens to stop the infection is confounded because clinical trials include patients who are either too sick to be saved by experimental therapies or not sick enough to warrant the treatments. [More]

Echo Therapeutics reports net loss of $3.9M in fourth quarter 2013

Echo Therapeutics, Inc., a medical device company developing its Symphony® CGM System as a non-invasive, wireless continuous glucose monitoring system, today announced financial results for the year ended December 31, 2013. [More]
PET eliminates approximately 50% of unnecessary surgeries in lung cancer patients

PET eliminates approximately 50% of unnecessary surgeries in lung cancer patients

New quantitative data suggests that 30 percent of the surgeries performed for non-small cell lung cancer patients in a community-wide clinical study were deemed unnecessary. [More]
Too-restricted hours may work for some residents, but not for surgical residents

Too-restricted hours may work for some residents, but not for surgical residents

Strictly limiting the number of hours surgical residents can work has not improved patient outcomes but may have increased complications for some patients and led to higher failure rates on certification exams, a research paper concludes. [More]

AM-Pharma reports positive results from recAP Phase I trial for Acute Kidney Injury

AM-Pharma B.V., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of recAP (recombinant human Alkaline Phosphatase) for inflammatory indications, announces the results of its Phase I trial with both single and multiple ascending doses, which demonstrate that recAP is safe and well tolerated at all doses. [More]
UC receives grant to better understand how "microparticles" in blood contribute to inflammation, injury

UC receives grant to better understand how "microparticles" in blood contribute to inflammation, injury

A University of Cincinnati (UC) trauma and critical care researcher has received a National Institutes of Health grant to better understand how "microparticles" in stored blood can contribute to inflammation and injury after resuscitation from traumatic injury. [More]
Homeless people who have suffered TBI are more likely to visit Emergency Department

Homeless people who have suffered TBI are more likely to visit Emergency Department

Homeless and vulnerably housed people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury at some point in their life are more likely to visit an Emergency Department, be arrested or incarcerated, or be victims of physical assault, new research has found. [More]
Study provides evidence that sepsis-related mortality has steadily decreased over time

Study provides evidence that sepsis-related mortality has steadily decreased over time

In critically ill patients in Australia and New Zealand with severe sepsis or septic shock, there was a decrease in the risk of death from 2000 to 2012, findings that were accompanied by changes in the patterns of discharge of intensive care unit (ICU) patients to home, rehabilitation, and other hospitals, according to a study appearing in JAMA. [More]

Lung ultrasound could help determine if pregnant woman with preeclampsia is at risk for respiratory failure

Lung ultrasound could help determine if pregnant woman with preeclampsia is at risk for respiratory failure [More]

ATS develops clinical practice guidelines to help clinicians identify, manage patients with sickle cell disease

The American Thoracic Society has developed clinical practice guidelines to help clinicians identify and manage patients with sickle cell disease who are at increased risk for mortality from pulmonary hypertension. [More]

Pioneer in nursing education receives GE Healthcare-AACN Pioneering Spirit Award

Carrie B. Lenburg, RN, EdD, FAAN, ANEF, a pioneer in nursing education, will receive the GE Healthcare-AACN Pioneering Spirit Award in recognition of her career-long focus on innovative educational models, with an emphasis on competency performance and program evaluation. [More]

Discovery Laboratories reports net loss of $11.7 million for fourth quarter 2013

Discovery Laboratories, Inc., a specialty biotechnology company dedicated to advancing a new standard in respiratory critical care, today announced financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2013, as well as recent business updates. [More]

ECMO can be used for treating carbon monoxide poisoning

Allison Morgan was in pretty bad shape when the medical helicopter touched down on the rooftop helipad of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. [More]