Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia have now identified five best practices to reduce unnecessary emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations, which they describe as "unplanned acute care" that can be debilitating to the patient and needlessly drive up costs.These strategies, reported in the Journal of Oncology Practice can improve healthcare quality in oncology.
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Antimicrobial peptides (AMP) in crustacean, anti-lipopolysaccharide factors (ALFs) have broad-spectrum antimicrobial activities. In the present study, the researchers identified four ALF genes, EcALF2-5, from the ridgetail prawn Exopalaemon carinicauda.
A study is to investigate inter-individual differences of parabonauts on the basis of the quality of adaptation to the physical demands of parabolic flights. Evidence from extreme environments suggests that there are relationships between difficulties of adaptation and psychological factors such as personality. In the framework of microgravity research on humans
Finding out if varicose veins warrant medical attention can be done at home, thanks to a service provided by UT Physicians, the clinical practice of McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).
Doctors at the University of Illinois Hospital have cured seven adult patients of sickle cell disease, an inherited blood disorder primarily affecting the black community, using stem cells from donors previously thought to be incompatible.
A new study determines a new evolutionary origin for mitochondria, also known as the 'powerhouses of the cell'. Mitochondria are energy-converting organelles that have played key roles in the emergence of complex cellular life on Earth. The study was published in the journal Nature.
A study in JAMA Oncology reports that New York City firefighters exposed to the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster site face an increased risk for developing monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS), which can lead to the blood cancer multiple myeloma.
The VA health care system performs similar to or better than non-VA systems on most measures of inpatient and outpatient care quality, although there is high variation in quality across individual VA facilities, according to a new RAND Corporation study.
Low "mental energy" may affect walking patterns in older adults more than physical fatigue. New research about the relationship between walking ability and self-reported mood would be presented at the American Physiological Society (APS).
Many soldiers returning from combat bear visible scars, or even lost limbs, caused by blasts from improvised explosive devices, or IEDs. However, some servicemen also return with debilitating hidden injuries the loss of all or part of their genitals.
New data had shown that 18.7% of the patients with gonorrhea have not been receiving the treatment regimen recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Physicians often use inappropriate antibiotics for gonorrhea.