The use of business administration models could improve radiology processes in hospitals. This was the finding of a study carried out by Jasper van Sambeek, who would be defending his PhD thesis at the University of Twente on 4 May.
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A 12-week rehabilitation program that offers cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in addition to physical therapy is proving beneficial for patients with chronic low back pain.
A new study estimates that the 211,978 children included in the study were born in New South Wales at 37-plus weeks' gestation without major congenital anomalies or neurodevelopmental disability. Of these, researchers had data on their school entry developmental assessment in 2009, 2012, or their Grade-3 school test results in 2008-2014. The study was published in Pediatric Anesthesia.
Radiation segmentectomy, a minimally invasive procedure that could be done on an outpatient, same-day basis, has been potential as curative as other curative strategies for early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
A new technology developed by Stony Brook University researchers affiliated with the Institute of Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery (ICB & DD) that has identified Fatty Acid Binding Proteins (FABPs) as drug targets of the body's endocannabinoid system is licensed to Artelo Biosciences, Inc.
Endocannabinoids are natural marijuana-like substances in the body and have potential as the basis for new medicines. Artelo has an exclusive license to the intellectual property portfolio of FABP inhibitors for the modulation of the endocannabinoid system for the treatment of pain, inflammation and cancer.
Researchers at Intermountain Healthcare and the University of Utah Health in Salt Lake City have completed a study identifying how community hospitals could prevent the growth of antibiotic-resistant organisms which are becoming more common and deadly.
The Left Democratic Front made a promise in its election manifesto of 2016 – that it would draft a new health policy for the specific needs of the state. In mid-February, the state cabinet approved such a policy prepared by a 17-member panel constituted by the health department comprising eminent medical practitioners and health activists.
Long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) are suitable for use by adolescents, according to a Committee Opinion published in the May issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Researchers evaluate that for the first time, report a significant decline in the rates of delayed discharge; and identified independent predictors of both delayed and early discharge post TAVR. Patients who stay in the hospital for more than 72 hours when undergoing trans-femoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TF-TAVR) procedure may be associated with negative short and long-term outcomes. The study was presented as late-breaking clinical science at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2018 Scientific Sessions.
A study describes the range and duration of human ventures into space increase; it becomes imperative that they understand the effects of the cosmic environment on astronaut health. Molecular technologies now widely used in research and medicine will need to become available in space to ensure appropriate care of astronauts. The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is the gold standard for DNA analysis, yet its potential for use on-orbit remains under-explored.
Nearly one billion people will be vaccinated against yellow fever in 27 high-risk African countries by 2026 with support from WHO, Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and more than 50 health partners.