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Avian flu in Hong Kong hospital controlled by infection control preparedness measures

A proactive infection prevention plan implemented widely in a Hong Kong healthcare system was a significant factor preventing the spread of influenza strain A H7N9, otherwise known as Avian flu.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago
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Early use of palliative care in cancer improves patients' lives, outcomes for caregivers

A new randomized clinical trial with Dartmouth investigators Kathleen Lyons, ScD, Tor Tosteson, ScD, Zhigang Li, PhD, and collaborators has noted significant improvement in several measures...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago
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New concept: Can resuscitation be delayed?

The general rule for treatment of patients in cardiac arrest is that once resuscitation measures have begun, they must be continued uninterruptedly until the patient shows signs of life or is...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago
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New test measures deadly protein in Huntington's disease patients' spinal fluid

A new test has been able to measure for the first time the build-up of a harmful mutant protein in the nervous system of patients during the progression of Huntington's...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago
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Publication of sleep medicine quality measures promotes value-based care

AASM initiative will help sleep specialists provide high quality, patient-centered careThe American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) published new quality measures for...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago
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Mental health disorders complicate standards used by ACA to penalize hospitals for readmission

Co-existing psychiatric illness should be considered in assessing hospital readmissions for three common medical conditions used by Medicare and Medicaid to penalize hospitals with 'excessive'...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago
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Video game technology helps measure upper extremity movement

Researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital have developed a way to measure upper extremity movement in patients with muscular dystrophy using interactive video game technology.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago
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Ten measures to drive quality palliative and hospice care

Patients with serious and life-threatening illnesses may be less likely to experience unnecessary physical and emotional suffering if they receive palliative or hospice care that meets 10 key...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago
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Patient self-reporting version of 'blood pressure cuff' for dementia is reliable and valid

The patient self-reporting version of the Healthy Aging Brain Care Monitor - a primary-care tool to measure cognitive, functional and psychological symptoms - is user-friendly, reliable and...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago
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The British Society for Rheumatology supports the use of biosimilars but recommends measures to monitor safety

The British Society for Rheumatology (BSR) has outlined its stance on biosimilars, a new kind of medicine that have the potential to extend the range of treatments available to patients, at a...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago
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Advocating for access to and awareness of key preventive measures for malaria in pregnancy

The Roll Back Malaria - Malaria in Pregnancy Working Group is pleased to announce the finalization of two important concept notes: 1) Roll Back Malaria Partnership Malaria in...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago
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Detecting prostate cancer cells in blood can give an early warning of treatment failure

A blood test that measures the number of cells shed from prostate tumours into the bloodstream can act as an early warning sign that treatment is not working, a major new study shows.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago
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New '2-in-1' test simplifies retina evaluations

New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that a newly developed test can measure how well both the blood vessels and the light-sensing cells (photoreceptors) of the retina are...  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 6 years ago
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Ian Stiell Clinical Decision Rules & Risk Scales | EM Cases

In this podcast Ian Stiell discusses the rational use of Clinical Decision Rules (CDRs) and his newest risk scales on COPD, CHF and TIA on EM Cases  
emergencymedicinecases.com
over 6 years ago