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Sir Andrew Cash named second most exceptional NHS chief executive by Health Service Journal

Sir Andrew Cash named second most exceptional NHS chief executive by Health Service Journal

SIR Andrew Cash, chief executive of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has been named the second most exceptional NHS chief executive in the country by a leading health journal. [More]
Radiation resistance in leukemia can be overcome by using new precision medicine, say researchers

Radiation resistance in leukemia can be overcome by using new precision medicine, say researchers

A team of researchers led by Fatih M. Uckun, MD, PhD, of The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Professor at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine has determined that radiation resistance in leukemia can be overcome by using an engineered protein they recently designed and developed as a new precision medicine against leukemia. [More]
Roseroot extract may be beneficial for treating major depressive disorder

Roseroot extract may be beneficial for treating major depressive disorder

Rhodiola rosea (R. rosea), or roseroot, may be a beneficial treatment option for major depressive disorder (MDD), according to results of a study in the journal Phytomedicine led by Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE, associate professor of Family Medicine, Community Health and Epidemiology and colleagues at the Perelman School of Medicine of University of Pennsylvania. [More]
Moffitt study highlights that LGBTQI populations face health care disparities

Moffitt study highlights that LGBTQI populations face health care disparities

The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, queer/questioning and intersex (LGBTQI) population has been largely understudied by the medical community. Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center found that the LGBTQI community experience health disparities due to reduced access to health care and health insurance, coupled with being at an elevated risk for multiple types of cancer when compared to non-LGBTQI populations. [More]
Study identifies common causes of hospital readmissions following joint replacements procedures

Study identifies common causes of hospital readmissions following joint replacements procedures

A new study from researchers at NYU Langone's Hospital for Joint Diseases identifies common causes of hospital readmissions following total hip and knee arthoplasty procedures. [More]
Data demonstrates benefits associated with use of EXPAREL in hip, knee replacement patients

Data demonstrates benefits associated with use of EXPAREL in hip, knee replacement patients

Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced data demonstrating the benefits associated with the use of EXPAREL (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) in a study of over 2,200 hip and knee replacement patients. [More]
Study: 70% of nurses in Scotland lack confidence in new delayed discharge target in hospitals

Study: 70% of nurses in Scotland lack confidence in new delayed discharge target in hospitals

As the Scottish Government prepares to introduce a new two-week discharge target in hospitals from 1st April 2015, a new study has found 70 per cent of nurses in Scotland lack confidence in the policy and do not believe it will help reduce delays. [More]
TeleHealth Services, Samsung complete new SmarTigr system to improve patient-provider communication

TeleHealth Services, Samsung complete new SmarTigr system to improve patient-provider communication

TeleHealth Services, the nation’s leading provider of hospital televisions and interactive patient engagement solutions, announced through their partnership with Samsung Electronics America, Inc., the completion of a new patient engagement solution called SmarTigr. [More]
Minimally-invasive surgery offers long-term cost savings for healthcare system, less trauma for patients

Minimally-invasive surgery offers long-term cost savings for healthcare system, less trauma for patients

Adding to the clinical benefits and improved patient outcomes associated with minimally-invasive surgery (MIS), Medtronic plc today highlighted new data demonstrating that patients who underwent minimally invasive colon resection procedures were able to leave the hospital faster, visit their doctors less for follow up care and take fewer medicines than those who underwent open surgery. [More]
Women who undergo total joint replacement surgery less likely to have complications compared to men

Women who undergo total joint replacement surgery less likely to have complications compared to men

While women may have their first total joint replacement (TJR) at an older age, they are less likely to have complications related to their surgery or require revision surgery, according to a new study presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. [More]
Study shows high-fat diet may increase risk for depression, psychiatric disorders

Study shows high-fat diet may increase risk for depression, psychiatric disorders

Can the consumption of fatty foods change your behavior and your brain? High-fat diets have long been known to increase the risk for medical problems, including heart disease and stroke, but there is growing concern that diets high in fat might also increase the risk for depression and other psychiatric disorders. [More]
Study compares carbon footprint of Mediterranean diet with UK and US menus

Study compares carbon footprint of Mediterranean diet with UK and US menus

The health benefits of the Mediterranean diet are well-known. As well as being healthier, a recent article concludes that the menu traditionally eaten in Spain leaves less of a carbon footprint than that of the US or the United Kingdom. [More]
New Autism-Causing Genetic Variant Identified

New Autism-Causing Genetic Variant Identified

Using a novel approach that homes in on rare families severely affected by autism, a Johns Hopkins-led team of researchers has identified a new genetic cause of the disease. The rare genetic variant offers important insights into the root causes of autism, the researchers say. And, they suggest, their unconventional method can be used to identify other genetic causes of autism and other complex genetic conditions. [More]

Study finds gaps in information-sharing strategies between hospitalists and PCPs

Coordinating patient care between hospital clinicians and primary-care physicians is a significant challenge due to poor communication and gaps in information-sharing strategies, according to a study led by physicians at the School of Medicine of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. [More]
Patients with sickle cell disease have sleep disordered breathing problem

Patients with sickle cell disease have sleep disordered breathing problem

A new study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine revealed that 44 percent of adults with sickle cell disease who report trouble sleeping actually have a clinical diagnosis of sleep disordered breathing, including sleep apnea, which lowers their oxygen levels at night. [More]
Study: HBV exposure increases immune system maturation of infants

Study: HBV exposure increases immune system maturation of infants

A Singapore led study has shown that Hepatitis B Virus Infection (HBV) exposure increases the immune system maturation of infants, which may give a better survival advantage to counteract bacterial infection during early life. These findings radically modify the way that HBV vertical infection of neonates (mother-to-child) is portrayed, and present a paradigm shift in the approach to treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis B. [More]
Mount Sinai researchers reprogram blood cells into iPSCs to study genetic origins of MDS

Mount Sinai researchers reprogram blood cells into iPSCs to study genetic origins of MDS

Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) -- adult cells reprogrammed back to an embryonic stem cell-like state--may better model the genetic contributions to each patient's particular disease. In a process called cellular reprogramming, researchers at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have taken mature blood cells from patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and reprogrammed them back into iPSCs to study the genetic origins of this rare blood cancer. [More]
Researchers identify possible blood biomarkers for concussion

Researchers identify possible blood biomarkers for concussion

By looking at the molecular aftermath of concussion in an unusual way, a team of researchers at Brown University and the Lifespan health system has developed a candidate panel of blood biomarkers that can accurately signal mild traumatic brain injury within hours using standard, widely available lab arrays. [More]

Bioquell QUBE to be showcased at EAHP 2015

The latest generation isolator, the Bioquell QUBE, will be showcased on stand 117 at the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists 20th annual conference in Hamburg, 25th to 27th March 2015. [More]
AdverseEvents launches RxCost to determine economic impact of prescribing particular drugs

AdverseEvents launches RxCost to determine economic impact of prescribing particular drugs

AdverseEvents Inc., a leading healthcare informatics company, today launched RxCost, the first methodology to identify the total costs of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) associated with FDA-approved drugs. [More]
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