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.
Apr 12, 2018 | Clinical Practice
A machine learning, real-time hand hygiene notification system improved participant adherence to 100 percent, according to a study published April 9 in the Journal of Hospital Infection.
Apr 11, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Accessing personal health records (PHRs) through mobile health apps could improve patient monitoring for chronic diseases, but utilization of mobile PHRs (mPHRs) remains low. Findings were published April 9 in JMIR Health and uHealth.
Apr 10, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Eli Lilly and Sigilon Therapeutics have announced a collaboration to develop encapsulated cell therapies for the treatment of type 1 diabetes.
Apr 10, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
The implementation of an iPad application for colon cancer screening doubled the number of patients who underwent testing, according to a study published March 13 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Apr 05, 2018 | Clinical Practice
In the past month, two studies came to very different conclusions when examining if the human brain is capable of growing new neurons later in life. The first, published March 7 in Nature, found no evidence of neurogenesis in individuals older than 13 years old. But another study, released April 5 in Cell Stem Cell, claimed to find neuron generation in all the brains examined.
Apr 04, 2018 | Clinical Practice
A 2017 CDC network of laboratories to hasten the identification of and response to so-called “nightmare bacteria" was successful in providing health officials with additional information about control and treatment measures.
Apr 03, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Scientists at the University of California, Davis have been able to grow vascularized human neural organoids by taking brain membrane cells from patients—and then coaxed some of them into stem cells.
Apr 03, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Researchers from the Inspired Nanomaterials and Tissue Engineering Laboratory have developed an injectable bandage made of a hydrogel agent, according to a study published in the February 2018 edition of Acta Biomaterialia.
Apr 02, 2018 | Clinical Practice
A recent small-sample survey published online March 22 in Genetics in Medicine found direct-to-consumer DNA tests may produce false-positives in 40 percent of variants when subjected to clinical confirmation testing.
Mar 26, 2018 | Clinical Practice
A device worn like a visor can detect emergent large-vessel occlusion in patients with a suspected stroke with 92 percent accuracy, according to a study published March 6 in the Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery.
Mar 22, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Intermountain Healthcare is asking adults who have purchased direct-to-consumer DNA tests like AncestryDNA, MyHeritage or 23andMe to upload their genetic results data or genotypes to build a global DNA registry.
Mar 20, 2018 | Clinical Practice
An inexpensive 3D-printed model of blood vessels was shown to provide effective training for medical students in interventional radiology vascular access, according to a study presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting.
Mar 05, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Whitepaper: Observations of Clinical, Operational, and Financial Gaps in Our Care System
Mar 02, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Purdue researchers, led by Luis Solorio, have developed a 3D-written model that created a lifelike cancer environment to better predict how drugs interact with metastasized cells. Findings were published in Advanced Materials.
Feb 27, 2018 | Clinical Practice
International researchers have developed a computer tool capable of proving a 3D view of genes, proteins and metabolites for improved insight into drug reactions. Findings were published in Nature Biotechnology.
Feb 22, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Researchers from the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Canada have developed a wearable sensor for improved monitoring and interrupting of human motion with the aim of improving wearable technology for muscle movement, heart rate and biological signals. Findings were published in Journal of Sensors and Actuators A: Physical.
Feb 15, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Scientists from NUST MISIS have developed “living bandages” created from nanofibers that are capable of accelerating the regeneration of damaged tissue. Findings are published in Applied Surface Science.