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Sutter Health hospitals among the nation's 100 Top Hospitals

Sutter Health hospitals among the nation's 100 Top Hospitals

Truven Health Analytics today named Sutter Health hospitals—Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento and Sutter Tracy Community Hospital—as two of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals. [More]
Aggressive campaign to cut unnecessary use of antibiotics helps reduce drug-resistant bacteria

Aggressive campaign to cut unnecessary use of antibiotics helps reduce drug-resistant bacteria

An aggressive campaign to reduce the unnecessary use of antibiotics has helped cut the rate of infection with a dangerous drug-resistant bacteria at The Valley Hospital by nearly 40 percent. [More]
Innovative single-use torque instruments utilize tough polycarbonate from Bayer

Innovative single-use torque instruments utilize tough polycarbonate from Bayer

Makrolon® polycarbonate resin from Bayer MaterialScience LLC forms the handles of CMP’s TorqueSafe™ instruments, which are designed for trauma, reconstruction, small bone, cranio maxillofacial fixation, spine and extremity procedures. [More]
Innovative single-use torque instruments utilize tough polycarbonate from Bayer

Innovative single-use torque instruments utilize tough polycarbonate from Bayer

Makrolon® polycarbonate resin from Bayer MaterialScience LLC forms the handles of CMP’s TorqueSafe™ instruments, which are designed for trauma, reconstruction, small bone, cranio maxillofacial fixation, spine and extremity procedures. [More]
Harborview's MCICU receives gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence from AACN

Harborview's MCICU receives gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence from AACN

Harborview Medical Center's Medical Coronary Intensive Care Unit has received a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. [More]
Virginia Hospital Center joins Mayo Clinic Care Network

Virginia Hospital Center joins Mayo Clinic Care Network

Mayo Clinic and Virginia Hospital Center today announced Virginia Hospital Center as a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, a national network of organizations committed to better serving patients and their families through collaboration. Members of the network have access to Mayo Clinic knowledge and expertise to give their patients additional peace of mind when making health care decisions while continuing to offer the highest quality and value of care close to home. [More]
Three top-performing health systems honored with national awards for improving care, lowering cost

Three top-performing health systems honored with national awards for improving care, lowering cost

The Advisory Board Company's Consulting and Management division announced on Tuesday that it has recognized three top-performing health systems with national awards for innovative initiatives that improved care quality and patient experience while lowering cost. [More]
Sutter Health reaches fair and reasonable agreement with Blue Shield of California

Sutter Health reaches fair and reasonable agreement with Blue Shield of California

The not-for-profit Sutter Health network announced today that it reached agreement on a new two-year contract with Blue Shield of California, preserving patient access to the doctors and care centers that Blue Shield sold to patients during fall open enrollment. [More]
Genetic support for insulin system role in growth hormone response

Genetic support for insulin system role in growth hormone response

Genetic determinants of insulin sensitivity are positively related to spontaneous growth and response to growth hormone treatment in children born small for gestational age, researchers have found. [More]
EGFR–TKI response worse in NSCLC patients with rare EGFR mutations

EGFR–TKI response worse in NSCLC patients with rare EGFR mutations

In patients with non-small-cell lung cancer, rare epidermal growth factor receptor mutations are associated with a poorer response to EGFR–tyrosine kinase inhibitors compared with frequently occurring ones, according to a study published in Lung Cancer. [More]
Plasma EGFR mutation cfDNA predicts advanced lung cancer outcome

Plasma EGFR mutation cfDNA predicts advanced lung cancer outcome

Monitoring plasma cell-free DNA levels of epidermal growth factor receptor mutations may indicate prognosis for patients with lung adenocarcinoma after EGFR–tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy, research suggests. [More]
Cohera Medical, B. Braun sign sales and distribution agreement for TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive

Cohera Medical, B. Braun sign sales and distribution agreement for TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive

Cohera Medical, Inc., a leading innovator and developer of absorbable surgical adhesives and sealants, announced today that it has entered into an exclusive sales and marketing distribution agreement with B. Braun for its TissuGlu Surgical Adhesive in Germany, Spain and Portugal. [More]
EvergreenHealth recognized as Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence

EvergreenHealth recognized as Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence

EvergreenHealth has achieved its sixth designation as a Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades, placing the health care organization among the top 5 percent of hospitals of the more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated nationwide and based solely on its outstanding clinical performance. [More]

Rare, complex EGFR mutations adversely affect EGFR–TKI treatment outcomes

Individuals with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer who have rare or complex epidermal growth factor receptor mutations have inferior outcomes in response to EGFR–tyrosine kinase inhibitor treatment compared with those with common mutations, research indicates. [More]
MET amplified in NSCLC irrespective of type, genetic background

MET amplified in NSCLC irrespective of type, genetic background

A third of non-small-cell lung cancers show low- to high-level amplification of the MET gene, according to a German study, with no significant difference in frequency across different types of cancer and genetic backgrounds. [More]
EGFR mutations, ALK translocations not mutually exclusive in NSCLC

EGFR mutations, ALK translocations not mutually exclusive in NSCLC

Researchers from the Republic of Korea have found that epidermal growth factor receptor mutations and anaplastic lymphoma kinase translocations can occur concomitantly in a proportion of patients with non-small-cell lung cancer. [More]
Orlando Regional Medical Center opens new patient tower

Orlando Regional Medical Center opens new patient tower

As the new year begins, Orlando Health turns the page to a new chapter in patient, guest and team member experience, when Orlando Regional Medical Center opens its new patient tower. [More]
Careful blink assessment essential to preserve vision in face transplant procedures

Careful blink assessment essential to preserve vision in face transplant procedures

Face transplantation can dramatically enhance a patient's quality of life after severe facial trauma, but lack of attention to eyelid function and vision can leave patients with impaired vision, corneal exposure, eyelid retraction that occurs when the upper or lower eyelid pulls away from the eyeball, and other eyelid-related complications. [More]
Chromosome X microduplications implicated in infancy-onset gigantism

Chromosome X microduplications implicated in infancy-onset gigantism

Researchers report that heritable microduplications on chromosome Xq26.3 may underlie a “striking” form of gigantism with onset in late infancy, and reveal a candidate culprit gene. [More]
Single biopsy site may reveal all lung adenocarcinoma genetic mutations

Single biopsy site may reveal all lung adenocarcinoma genetic mutations

Genetic sequencing of a single tumour site sample may be adequate for identifying cancer gene mutations in patients with lung andenocarcinoma, research published in Science suggests. [More]
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