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New devices are driving improvement in stroke treatment outcomes

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Graphic: Stent is passed through an artery [28/07/2015] In the last decade, Intra-Arterial (IA) stroke therapy has gained notable momentum as an effective and safe treatment option for patients. Two new studies further reinforce the value and progress of IA treatment with conclusions that the innovative new devices that facilitate this approach are reducing treatment times, improving outcomes and decreasing mortality rates. New devices are driving improvement in stroke treatment outcomes - Read more

Action and reform for scientific reproducibility needed

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Photo: Woman writing in a lab book [16/07/2015] Public concern about reproducibility is legitimate and scientists must respond effectively, says task force for scientific reproducibility from the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB).Action and reform for scientific reproducibility needed - Read more

Co-payments tied to drug resistance

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Photo: A dollar note showing from a jeans pocket [14/07/2015] The high out-of-pocket costs for antimicrobial drugs in many developing countries are leading to an increase in drug-resistant pathogens, according to a study by Stanford University researchers.Co-payments tied to drug resistance - Read more

Less work hours do not improve surgical patient safety

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Photo: Young surgeon sleeping in a wheelchair [13/07/2015] Work hour restrictions for resident physicians, revised nationally four years ago largely to protect patients against physician trainees' fatigue-related errors, have not had the desired effect of lowering postoperative complication rates in several common surgical specialties, according to new study results.Less work hours do not improve surgical patient safety - Read more

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

 
 

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