A wireless device was comparable to cardiac MRI in accuracy when detecting heart dysfunction in childhood cancer survivors who were treated with anthracycline chemotherapy, according to a study published in Clinical Cancer Research.
Jun 15, 2018 | Mobile & Telehealth
Intensive care unit (ICU) telehealth was associated with fewer transfers of patients with moderate, moderate-to-high and high illness severity. Findings were published June 15 in Chest.
Jun 15, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Over half of infection preventionists (IPs) reported a lack of technology as the main barrier in preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAI), according to a survey commissioned by 3M.
Jun 13, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
A web-based self-management program for people with type 2 diabetes was more cost effective than usual care, according to a survey published June 8 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Jun 13, 2018 | Analytics & Quality
Internet-based interventions designed to support family caregivers of patients with dementia improved stress and anxiety, according to a study published June 12 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Nearly three-fourths of life science professionals believe their sector is behind others in the development of artificial intelligence (AI), according to a survey conducted by the Pistoia Alliance.
Jun 11, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston have developed “surgery in a pill” to treat type 2 diabetes by lowering blood glucose levels after a meal. The newly developed approach was outlined in a study published June 11 in Nature Materials.
Jun 07, 2018 | Clinical Practice
It stands to reason oversight from an experienced colleague could help reduce mistakes from greener individuals. But increased supervision of medical residents by attending physicians during patient rounds did not significantly reduce the number of medical errors, according to a study published June 4 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Jun 07, 2018 | Clinical Practice
Nearly three quarters of infection preventionists (IP) had single-site responsibilities and dedicated more than 75 percent of their time to prevention and control, according to a study published May 31 in the American Journal of Infection Control.
May 21, 2018 | 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.
Clinical Practice
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.
Clinical Practice
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.
Clinical Practice, Analytics & Quality
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.
Clinical Practice
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.
Clinical Practice
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.
Analytics & Quality, Clinical Practice