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COPD: Imaging could improve treatment

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Photo: Images of lungs [07/07/2015] Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) provide important information on the symptoms and exercise capabilities of people with mild-to-moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Researchers said the findings point the way to better treatment for some COPD patients.COPD: Imaging could improve treatment - Read more

Using bacterial 'fight clubs' to find new drugs

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Photo: flask filled with liquid culture media [06/07/2015] That is the conclusion of a team of Vanderbilt chemists who have been exploring ways to get bacteria to produce biologically active chemicals that they normally hold in reserve. These compounds are called secondary metabolites. Using bacterial 'fight clubs' to find new drugs - Read more

Increasing regulation of care service makes sector less attractive

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Photo: Elderly woman and caregiver [30/06/2015] Over 1.5 million people currently work in the care sector in the UK. However, health and social care sector have experienced challenges in recent years as a result of austerity measures in the public sector which has had implications for the pay and pensions of those working in the sector. With growing demands and fewer resources, the issue of workforce planning has become increasingly critical.Increasing regulation of care service makes sector less attractive - Read more

Longer breaks between shifts promote nurses' recovery from work

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Photo: Two nurses care for an old woman in hospital bed [19/06/2015] Reducing short breaks between shifts helps nurses recover from work, according to a new study from Finland. The study analyzed the effects of longer rest and recovery periods between shifts on heart rate variability, which is an indicator of recovery.Longer breaks between shifts promote nurses' recovery from work - Read more

Plasma makes wounds heal quicker

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Photo: Scientifists of the project [10/06/2015] Many people suffer from skin disorders. Open wounds are a particularly acute problem, especially among the elderly. PlasmaDerm, a new medical technology solution, uses plasma to facilitate faster healing of wounds.Plasma makes wounds heal quicker - Read more

Aneurysms may recur years after endovascular treatment

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Photo: Blood vessel [09/06/2015] Endovascular treatment (EVT) of intracranial aneurysm is effective in preventing long-term bleeding, but may be followed by aneurysm recurrences in a significant proportion of cases, according to a new magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) study.Aneurysms may recur years after endovascular treatment - Read more

Device to measure liver function in potential donors

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Photo: The device that measures liver function [01/06/2015] A portable, finger-probe device successfully measured liver function in brain dead adult organ donors, a finding that could change the way organs are assessed and save thousands of dollars per transplant, a UCLA study has found.Device to measure liver function in potential donors - Read more

New model for identifying total hip replacement candidates

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Photo: A total hip replacement prosthesis [01/06/2015] Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy have designed a new model to help doctors and patients decide whether or not to proceed with total hip replacement surgery. The researchers have also surveyed patient wellbeing after surgery: patients with high education achieve greater outcome scores, while those with antidepressant prescriptions do not.New model for identifying total hip replacement candidates - Read more

Test could identify resistant tuberculosis faster

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Photo: Display showing DNA analysis [15/05/2015] The time needed to genetically sequence the bacteria causing tuberculosis (Mtb) from patient samples has been reduced from weeks to days using a new technique developed by a UCL-led team. This could help health service providers to better treat disease, control transmission of this infection, and monitor outbreaks.Test could identify resistant tuberculosis faster - Read more

Faster skin biopsies without anesthesia

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Photo: Tiny skin wound is sewn up [12/05/2015] Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the Institute for Health Research of the Hospital "Ramón y Cajal" (IRYCIS have patented a new device for performing skin biopsies. With this new tool a skin biopsy can be performed with fewer instruments and the length of the procedure is shortened from thirty minutes to less than five.Faster skin biopsies without anesthesia - Read more

 
 

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