Clinical Practice

Researchers have developed a tool that utilizes laboratory tests to identify which patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at a high risk of hospitalization.
May 21, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Researchers have reduced surgical site infections (SSIs) in patients undergoing colorectal operations by 61 percent in less than two years, according to a study published ahead of print in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
May 18, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Hospitals in America typically use Facebook to share educational information and communicate with patients, according to a study published May 16 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
May 18, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Researchers from the University of Chicago Medicine have developed a comprehensive care physician model capable of improving quality while lowing hospitalization rates. Findings were published in the May 20 edition of New York Times Sunday Magazine.
May 17, 2018 | EHR & EMR
Researchers from Swansea University Medical School and the College of Human and Health Sciences have used electronic medical records (EMRs) to improve clinical trials by expanding remote monitoring. Findings were published May 16 in Scientific Reports.
May 14, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute, in a study published online May 10 in Octogene, developed spheroids that can be used for high throughput screening, which uses the structures to test for reactions to various drugs.
May 10, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Researchers at Allina Health in Minneapolis have utilized integrative medicine to reduce patient pain and costs, according to a study published May 10 in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
May 09, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have created a tool capable of predicting if patients with mycosis fungoides (MF) will develop a deadly form of the cancer. Findings were published May 9 in Science Translational Medicine.
May 08, 2018 | Clinical Practice
The implementation of an early warning score communication bundle significantly decreased intensive care unit (ICU) admissions, according to a study published in the May 2018 issue of the American Journal of Critical Care.
May 08, 2018 | Clinical Practice
The potential of genetic testing for chronic disease is substantial—and these possible positives are understood by many primary care providers (PCPs). Still, many feel unprepared to deal with patients at high risk for such conditions, while others questioned their ability to interpret genetic testing results.
May 04, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington have developed a flexible biodegradable hydrogel capable of printing human tissues. The team published its findings March 18 in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.
May 03, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Clinical decision support systems (CDSSs) have shown potential in reducing medical errors and improving patient outcomes, but utilization remains low due to a lack of user acceptance, according to a study published April 18 in JMIR Medical Informatics.
May 02, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel and Linköping University in Sweden have developed a retinal prosthesis that could restore vision in blind patients, according to research published May 2 in Advanced Materials.
Apr 27, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Perioperative music reduced anxiety and pain in patients undergoing surgery, according to a study published in the British Journal of Surgery.
Apr 26, 2018 | Clinical Practice
3D printing and computer modeling could predict paravalvular leak (PVL) in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), according to a study presented at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) Scientific Sessions.
Apr 25, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Researchers from the University of Minnesota have developed a 3D printer capable of printing electronics directly onto the skin, according to a study published April 25 in Advanced Materials.
Apr 23, 2018 | Clinical Practice
A communication technology used as part of the intake procedure improved understanding and comprehensibility of low-educated patients in health-related questionnaires, according to a study published April 23 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Apr 23, 2018 | Clinical Practice
According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, 71 percent of reusable medical scopes tested positive for bacteria.
Apr 18, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Interruptions in clinical workflow, occurring during electronic medical record documentation and direct patient care, could have adverse effects on patient care, according to a study published March 9 in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.
Apr 17, 2018 | Clinical Practice
A single-page form asking patients to list discussion points and goals improved patient satisfaction and physicians' ability to receive timely feedback, according to a study published April 14 in Neurosurgery.
Apr 17, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Hypertension is called the “silent killer” because its lack of symptoms can often have lethal results for those who go on to experience heart attack or stroke. But recent work from NPR and Kaiser Health News focused on problems that arise from conversations between physicians and patients.