New research published in the issue of JAMA Internal Medicine has demonstrated how the electronic health record could be used as a performance coach to help physicians improve patient care. The electronic health record develops real-time performance metrics, and then use these metrics to target interventions based on the electronic record, such as decision support tools and peer comparisons toward individual clinicians.
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Scientists at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Columbia University have found evidence that seizures and mood disorders such as depression may share the same genetic cause in some people with epilepsy, which may lead to better screening and treatment to improve patients' quality of life. The study findings were published in the journal Epilepsia
According to a new study, the marine environment could serve as a mine for exploring several Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB)-accumulating strains. Polyhydroxybutyrate plays a significant role in building a sustainable environment by replacing the non – biodegradable synthetic plastics.
Biosense Webster, Inc. Launches US Clinical Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of the WaveCrest® Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion System to reduce stroke risk in atrial fibrillation patients.
A new study, published in the journal Harvard Review of Psychiatry, has revealed two patterns of antecedent or "prodromal" psychiatric symptoms that could be used to predict the development of bipolar disorder in young people.
A high-salt diet may spell trouble for the brain—and for mental performance—even if it doesn't push blood pressure into dangerous territory, According to a stuyd published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
According to a new survey, even though appendicitis often resolves with the use of antibiotics, the overwhelming majority of Americans would opt for surgery instead. The findings published in the journal JAMA Surgery showed that 10% patients could use antibiotics to ease an inflamed appendix.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of Lynparza (olaparib tablets) to treat certain patients with inherited and metastatic breast cancer who have a "BRCA" gene mutation, making it the first drug in its class (PARP inhibitor) approved to treat breast cancer. Patients are selected for treatment with Lynparza based on an FDA-approved genetic test, called the BRACAnalysis CDx.
The international research network behind the DO-HEALTH study suggests that one or all three of the affordable and well-tolerated interventions (simple home exercise program, vitamin D supplements, Omega-3 fatty acids) would have an enormous public health impact by enabling senior adults to live a long healthy and active life.
The bacteria that cause periodontitis, a disease affecting the tissues surrounding the teeth, seems to play a part also in the onset of pancreatic cancer, according to the researchers at the University of Helsinki and the Helsinki University Hospital, Finland, and the Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science have found a property of these stem cells that may speed this restart. Like salmon returning to spawn, some stem cells fight the circulatory system's rushing flow of blood and travel upstream.