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NICU admissions increase for normal birth weight and term infants

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Photo: Newborn in an incubator [05/08/2015] Neonatal intensive care units were originally created for newborns who are extremely ill and/or underweight, but a Dartmouth study finds that NICU admission rates are increasing for newborns of all weights. In effect, NICUs are increasingly caring for normal, or near normal, birth weight and term infants.NICU admissions increase for normal birth weight and term infants - Read more

Identifying risk for pulmonary complications with scoring system

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Photo: Man attached to mechanical ventilation [27/07/2015] Physicians have developed an analytical tool to identify surgical patients at risk for costly respiratory complications. This tool may help hospitals avoid those complications and their related costs as Medicare and commercial payers exert increasing pressure on them by eliminating payment for patient complications that occur after operations and may extend hospital stays.Identifying risk for pulmonary complications with scoring system - Read more

New material forges the way for 'stem cell factories'

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Photo: Man holding a vial [23/07/2015] If you experience a major heart attack the damage could cost you around five billion heart cells. Experts at The University of Nottingham have discovered the first fully synthetic substrate with potential to grow billions of stem cells. The research could forge the way for the creation of 'stem cell factories' - the mass production of human embryonic (pluripotent) stem cells.New material forges the way for 'stem cell factories' - Read more

Networking in OR: Secure and dynamic with OR.NET

Photo: Preview picture of video [15/07/2015] A lot of electronic devices have to work together flawlessly in the OR to ensure a procedure’s success. This does not always work, because different manufacturers use different communication systems. The partners working together in the OR.Net project want to change this by creating one standard for the networking of devices.Networking in OR: Secure and dynamic with OR.NET - Read more

More understanding of hospital weekend death risk needed

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Photo: Empty foyer of a hospital [14/07/2015] Two academics from the University of Warwick say more research is needed to understand why patients are more likely to die in hospital at the weekend.More understanding of hospital weekend death risk needed - Read more

 
 

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