Sema4, a patient-centered predictive health company, and the Mount Sinai Health System announced the launch of a five-year collaborative study with Sanofi designed to provide new insights into the biological mechanisms and other factors implicated in asthma. The project will follow nearly 1,200 people with asthma and collect a range of data — from traditional clinical data to genomics, immunological, environmental, and sensor data from mobile devices — to enable sophisticated analysis and advanced network modeling of this complex disease.
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As hospitals around the world increasingly face pressure to improve efficiency, "Lean" process improvement has become a popular approach to improving patient flow. In this article, we examine nurses' perspectives on the implementation of Lean redesigns to the inpatient discharge process.
Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and absence of depressive symptoms are of great importance for older people, which may be achieved through lifestyle interventions, e.g., exercise and nutrition interventions.
Regional anesthesia could affect the homeostatic system functions frequently resulting in perioperative hypothermia and consequently shivering. The objective of this trial is to reduce the incidence and severity of shivering after intrathecal blocks .
Nipple-areolar complex (NAC) reconstruction following curative mastectomy is traditionally performed as a second-stage procedure several months after initial breast reconstruction. The recent literature has documented the increasing popularity of immediate nipple reconstruction carried out simultaneously during autologous reconstruction.
Paclitaxel-induced peripheral neuropathy is the most important side effect limiting the use of this medication. This study aimed to compare the effects of omega-3 and vitamin E on the incidence of peripheral neuropathy in patients receiving Taxol.
The exact relationship between vitamin D deficiency and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) remains unclear. Researchers evaluated the effect of vitamin D3 administration on inflammatory responses and disease severity in patients with IBD.
In most low- and middle-income settings, national aggregate health data is the most consistently available source for policy-making and international comparisons. In the West Bank, the paper-based health information system with manual aggregations is transitioning to an individual-level data eRegistry for maternal and child health at the point-of-care.
The role of people with their own experience of suicidal ideation is an important topic in suicide prevention work. This role is corroborated by the recently conducted study, which is the largest so far with a total of 545 participants. Researchers have now shown that expert interviews about suicide prevention can reduce suicidal ideation, irrespective of whether the expert in question mentions their personal experiences of suicidal ideation in the article or not.
A new study has been launched in Burkina Faso for Bharat Biotech's typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV). It is the second clinical study underway in Africa for the vaccine and the first in West Africa. The vaccine study is a joint effort by the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health (CVD) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, (UMSOM) and Groupe de Recherche Action en Santé (GRAS) in Burkina Faso.
The secret ingredient in the world's fastest marathon shoe lies primarily in its squishy midsole, not in its controversial carbon fiber plate, new CU Boulder research suggests. "This paper demonstrates that the bulk of the energy saved through this shoe comes through its softer, better foam," said senior author and integrative physiology professor Rodger Kram. "The carbon fiber plate is just a cherry on top."
The strategy for triggering the patient's own immune system to attack cancer, immunotherapy, is proving useful for more and more tumor types, although to varying degrees. In lung cancer, immunotherapy had proven to extend survival rates for only some variants of the disease.
Now, an international clinical trial which also encompasses professionals has substantially increased the group of lung cancer patients who may benefit from immunotherapy.