Bladder catheter + oxygen supply tubing = death | Medical Blog

  According to the coroner of South Australia, a 72-year-old former member of the Australian national men’s soccer team died a “horrific” and “macabre” death after his

8 ways to prevent denials at your physician’s practice | Feature

  By Michelle Crawley Ask a physician about their biggest pain points when it comes to the physician billing process, and they’ll frequently mention denials. A denied

Emergency Departments See Few Cases of Sepsis in Adolescents | Feature

Every 100 years, each of 12 emergency departments would treat 2.8 fatal sepsis cases

FDA: Potential Contamination in Some Liquid Pharma Products | Feature

Concerns over possible bacterial contamination that could cause severe infections in vulnerable patients

Diverse Spectrum of Neurologic Syndromes Seen With Zika | Feature

Increase in admissions for Guillain-Barré syndrome, encephalitis compared with before outbreak

Specialist Access No Better With Adoption of Access Standards | Feature

No notable improvement in timely access to specialty services following implementation of standards

Studies Used for FDA Approval of Device Changes Often Low Quality | Feature

And, efficacy of drugs granted accelerated approval often confirmed only years after approval

Guidance on Healthcare-Associated Ventriculitis & Meningitis | Feature

The Infectious Diseases Society of America has developed a guideline to help clinicians caring for patients with healthcare-associated ventriculitis and meningitis.

New Handheld Spectral Analyzer Uses Smartphone to Detect Disease | News Brief

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed technology that enables a smartphone to perform lab-grade medical diagnostic tests that typically require large, expensive instruments.

Circular RNA Linked to Brain Function For First Time | News Brief

While hundreds of circular RNAs (circRNAs) are abundant in mammalian brains, one big question has remained unanswered: What are they actually good for? In the current issue

New Strategies to Optimize and Slow Cardiovascular Aging | News Brief

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S. and growing older is the greatest — and most inevitable — risk factor for it. So

Stark Increase in Opioid-Related Admissions, Deaths in Nation’s ICUs | News Brief

Since 2009, hospital intensive care units have witnessed a stark increase in opioid-related admissions and deaths, according to new study led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess

Review: Killed Whole-Cell Oral Cholera Vaccine Efficacious | News Brief

Efficacy estimates similar during the two years after vaccination; efficacy reduced in third, fourth year

Hyperglycemia May Cause Caries but Not Periodontal Disease | News Brief

Findings in rodent models of type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Age, Race, & Gender Differences in Pneumococcal Disease | Feature

Study results suggest that gender differences exist in rates of invasive pneumococcal disease among adults. These differences remain following the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines.

New Kinds of Brain Cells Revealed in Study | News Brief

Under a microscope, it can be hard to tell the difference between any two neurons, the brain cells that store and process information. So scientists have turned

Rebound Seen Predelivery After HIV Suppression in Pregnancy | News Brief

6 percent of women with HIV suppression during pregnancy had viral load rebound before delivery

Smoking Cessation & Life Expectancy in HIV | Feature

Study results indicate that cigarette smoking has a substantial impact on the life expectancy of patients with HIV. However, smoking cessation appears to help regain some the years lost to smoking in this population.

Exposure to Antimicrobials During Development May Cause Irreversible Outcomes | News Brief

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have discovered that exposure to environmental levels of triclocarban (TCC), an antibacterial chemical common in personal care products like soaps and lotions

Study Quantifies Condom Use in 15- to 44-Year-Olds in 2011-15 | News Brief

Overall, 18.2 and 23.9 percent of women, men used a condom 100 percent of the time in past month

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