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Researchers unveil new role of thymic dendritic cells in controlling T lymphocyte egress into the blood

Researchers unveil new role of thymic dendritic cells in controlling T lymphocyte egress into the blood

A team of scientists led by Julie Saba, MD, PhD at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, has unveiled a novel role of thymic dendritic cells, which could result in new strategies to treat conditions such as autoimmune diseases, immune deficiencies, prematurity, infections, cancer, and the loss of immunity after bone marrow transplantation. [More]
Wireless patient monitoring system from Isansys Lifecare features on BBC

Wireless patient monitoring system from Isansys Lifecare features on BBC

We are delighted to be featured on the BBC’s CBBC show Operation Ouch! [More]
New technique could increase availability of donor lungs by increasing preservation time

New technique could increase availability of donor lungs by increasing preservation time

Extending transplant time could reduce geographical limitations on donors and recipients and allow more time for organ assessment and repair [More]
New research shows immune paralysis in sepsis patients can be reversed

New research shows immune paralysis in sepsis patients can be reversed

Failure of the immune system during blood poisoning (sepsis) can be reversed by a specific sugar. [More]
Preserving donor lungs for longer time may provide greater flexibility during transplants

Preserving donor lungs for longer time may provide greater flexibility during transplants

A new method which doubles the usual time donor lungs can remain outside the body can benefit patients, staff and allow retrieval of donor lungs across greater geographical areas, says a study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. [More]
Highly antibiotic-resistant infections on the rise among U.S. children, study reports

Highly antibiotic-resistant infections on the rise among U.S. children, study reports

Highly drug-resistant infections are on the rise among U.S. children, reports a new study published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. [More]
Study: Fungal asthma in UK greatly exceeds prior estimates

Study: Fungal asthma in UK greatly exceeds prior estimates

Experts are warning of a significant increase in the number of people in the UK who are living with invasive and serious fungal diseases that affect the lungs, bloodstream and brain and can sometimes lead to death. [More]
Eminent physician Kenneth Walker receives Georgia Hospital Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award

Eminent physician Kenneth Walker receives Georgia Hospital Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award

Grady Health System Assistant Chief of Internal Medicine and Emory University School of Medicine Professor H. Kenneth Walker, M.D., was awarded the prestigious Georgia Hospital Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award at the Georgia Hospital Association's (GHA) Annual Meeting on Nov. 11. [More]
Structure of health care system helps determine collaborative care in hospitals

Structure of health care system helps determine collaborative care in hospitals

The structures of health care systems helps determine how doctors and nurses collaborate during hospital rounds, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. [More]
Mild postoperative pulmonary complications linked to increased mortality risk

Mild postoperative pulmonary complications linked to increased mortality risk

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, along with seven other major institutions, have found that even mild postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) are significantly associated with increased death within the first week after surgery. [More]
Using urine samples to diagnose disease in preterm newborns

Using urine samples to diagnose disease in preterm newborns

The majority of patients in neonatal intensive care units are premature babies, who often have infectious (congenital pneumonia) or noninfectious (tachypnea, infant respiratory distress syndrome) respiratory pathologies. [More]
Specialist receives nearly $2.8 million grant to determine effective treatment for perinatal brain injury

Specialist receives nearly $2.8 million grant to determine effective treatment for perinatal brain injury

Barbara Stonestreet, MD, a neonatal-perinatal specialist at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, and professor of pediatrics at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, has received a five-year, nearly $2.8 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for her research into determining the most effective strategies for the treatment of perinatal brain injury in full-term and premature infants. [More]
Single gene therapy for lipoprotein lipase deficiency reduces severity and frequency of pancreatitis

Single gene therapy for lipoprotein lipase deficiency reduces severity and frequency of pancreatitis

Over a 6-year period, patients with the genetic disease lipoprotein lipase deficiency (LPLD) who received a single gene therapy treatment of alipogene tiparvovec had a marked reduction in the severity and frequency of pancreatitis. [More]
Fresh insights into immune cell could signal new approach to treating life-threatening lung condition

Fresh insights into immune cell could signal new approach to treating life-threatening lung condition

Fresh insights into a life-threatening lung condition triggered by blood poisoning could signal a new approach to treating the disease, researchers found. [More]
Embracing digital health in the NHS: an interview with Bryn Sage

Embracing digital health in the NHS: an interview with Bryn Sage

There are a number of challenges facing a small but innovative technology company like ours. The first is that they're always far too busy doing things the old way to think about how to do things the new way... [More]
Scientists find new way to significantly reduce detection time for sepsis

Scientists find new way to significantly reduce detection time for sepsis

What do Casey Kasem, Christopher Reeve and Muhammad Ali have in common? They all died of sepsis: a rapid, potentially deadly reaction that affects about 1 million Americans each year. [More]
iMDsoft proud to collaborate with two of NHS’s global digital exemplars

iMDsoft proud to collaborate with two of NHS’s global digital exemplars

iMDsoft, a leader in clinical information systems, is proud to be working with two of the NHS’s global digital exemplars, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) and West Suffolk Hospital. [More]
Nova StatStrip Glucose Hospital Meter System FDA-cleared for use in hospital settings

Nova StatStrip Glucose Hospital Meter System FDA-cleared for use in hospital settings

Nova Biomedical’s StatStrip Glucose Hospital Meter System is the first blood glucose monitoring system to receive clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use throughout all hospital and all professional healthcare settings, including intensive care settings. [More]
DePuy Synthes announces availability of ‘Expert Tibial Nail PROtect’ to reduce implant related infections

DePuy Synthes announces availability of ‘Expert Tibial Nail PROtect’ to reduce implant related infections

DePuy Synthes, part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, today announced the availability of Expert Tibial Nail PROtect, the only tibial nail with a resorbable antibiotic coating designed to provide additional protection from bacterial colonization for patients who are at high risk of infection. [More]
Study shows physicians in pediatric ICUs do not use newest guidelines to diagnose AKI in children

Study shows physicians in pediatric ICUs do not use newest guidelines to diagnose AKI in children

A study by University at Buffalo researchers has shown that physicians in pediatric intensive care units are not using the newest guidelines to diagnose acute kidney injury (AKI) in critically ill children, a practice that could affect their patients' long-term health. [More]
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