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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.
In a new study published in Nature Biotechnology, scientists have developed a material-based T-cell-expansion method using APC-mimetic biomaterial scaffolds, which helps achieve greater expansion of primary mouse and human T cells than existing methods.
The new research indicates that the activity monitors that many received as holiday gifts won't automatically make their recipients active or healthy; however, trackers can have a significant impact when users establish clearly defined objectives.
A growing number of women are likely to face a similar choice in coming years as imaging centers across the country add three-dimensional (3-D) mammography, also called digital breast tomosynthesis, to the two-dimensional (2-D) screening women customarily receive.
The procedure, called deep brain stimulation ( DBS ), improved tic severity by nearly half in 171 patients with uncontrolled Tourette symptoms at 31 hospitals in 10 countries. Senior researcher Dr. Michael Okun, said, "To get that much improvement in these symptoms is difficult when using medication or behavioral therapy ."
According to a study published in The Journal of Urology, for patients who present with small, low-grade pTa/pT1a recurrent papillary bladder tumors, active surveillance appears to be a reasonable strategy.
Idiopathic disease is the most frequent diagnosis in a uveitis clinic. The need to distinguish sarcoidosis from idiopathic uveitis is controversial. However, cardiac involvement in sarcoidosis can be life-threatening. The study reports a series of patients with uveitis and cardiac sarcoidosis to illustrate the importance of categorizing the causes of uveitis .
Caltech researchers have developed a method to easily see neural connections and the flow of communications in real time within living flies. The work is a step forward toward creating a map of the entire fly brain's many connections, which could help scientists understand the neural circuits within human brains as well. The study is published in the journal eLife.
A new study based on the NHS Inpatient Survey published in the BMJ Open reported that satisfaction with care in hospitals declines when patients believe there are not enough nurses onwards. The findings showed that it is the availability of qualified registered nurses in hospitals that affects patient satisfaction most.
A new study explores how herpes simplex virus might change when passed from one individual to another, information that may prove useful in future development of therapeutics and vaccines. This rare glimpse into a transmission event reveals nearly perfect genetic transmission of the virus from a father to his son and lays the foundation for future studies exploring the genetic diversity of this virus. The study is published in the journal Scientific Reports.
In a new research published in the Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, scientists have identified four biomarkers that could help doctors diagnose brain trauma and concussions through a simple blood test. The biomarkers are proteins, from brain cells called astrocytes, which are released instantly into the bloodstream when astrocytes' outer membranes rupture from blunt impact or whiplash trauma.