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Dr. Adam Rose Receives Award For Quality Of Care Research

from MNThaem - 24 Mar 11

Adam Rose, MD, MSc, an assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), has accepted the Society of General Internal Medicine's (SGIM) New England Region 2011 Clinician Investigator Award for his contributions to quality of care research. The award was presented to Rose at the Society's New England Regional Meeting on March 4, 2011...


General Practice Must Embrace Change To Improve Quality Of Patient Care, UK

from MNTgp - 24 Mar 11

A major inquiry commissioned by The King's Fund has concluded that, while the majority of care provided is good, there are widespread variations in performance and gaps in the quality of care delivered by general practice. The inquiry's report strongly endorses the principle that GPs should be generalists rather than specialists...


Time-Lapse Imaging Charts The Change Taking Place In Brain Circuitry During Development

from MNTschiz - 22 Jul 11

Dr. Ed Ruthazer is a mapmaker but, his landscape is the developing brain - specifically the neuronal circuitry, which is the network of connections between nerve cells...


A New Era for Anticoagulation in Atrial Fibrillation

from NEJM - 28 Aug 11

New England Journal of Medicine, Volume 0, Issue 0, Ahead of Print.


An Advance For A Newborn Vaccine Approach

from MNTpaeds - 14 Apr 11

Infectious disease is a huge cause of death globally, and is a particular threat to newborns whose immune systems respond poorly to most vaccines. A new approach developed at Children's Hospital Boston, using an adjuvant (an agent to stimulate the immune system) along with the vaccine, shows promise in a study of blood from Gambian infants...


Why pharmaceutical companies need to promote Information Therapy !

from Dr and Patient - 14 Sep 11

In the past, pharmaceutical companies were held in high regard because the drugs they helped to discover saved lives and helped fight diseases. Today, on the other hand, they get lots of bad press. They are seen to be greedy because they overcharge for their drugs; they waste a lot of money on advertising; they develop drugs which ‘treat’ unimportant lifestyle issues; and are thought to be unethical because they indulge in underhand practices to encourage doctors to prescribe their medications.T


Getting A Jump-Start On Division Means T Cells Can Outpace Virus

from MNTneuro - 05 Apr 11

Killer T cells begin to divide en route to virus-infected tissue, allowing them to hit the ground running when they arrive, according to a study published online on April 4 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. Cytotoxic ("killer") T cells (CTL) defend the body against viruses by attacking infected cells...


Link Between Out-Of-Body Experiences, Neural Instability And Biases In Body Representation

from MNTpsych - 12 Jul 11

Although out-of-body experiences (OBEs) are typically associated with migraine, epilepsy and psychopathology, they are quite common in healthy and psychologically normal individuals as well. However, they are poorly understood...


Gene-therapy enzymes make unpredicted errors

from Nature: Medicine - 07 Aug 11

Techniques show mistakes of 'highly specific' molecular tools.


St. Jude Medical Receives FDA Approval For New Bi-Directional Ablation Catheters

from MNTcvs - 05 Apr 11

St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ), a global medical device company, announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of two new irrigated ablation catheters - the Safire BLU(TM) Bi-directional Irrigated Ablation Catheter and the Therapy(TM) Cool Path(TM) bi-directional ablation catheter...


Most nurses don't use recommended intramuscular injection

from Anaesthesia UK - 10 May 11

A new Canadian study has shown that most nurses do not use the recommended intramuscular injection site, despite potential risks.


Preference For Junk Food Acquired By Offspring During Pregnancy

from MNTpaeds - 24 Mar 11

A new research report published online in The FASEB Journal suggests that pregnant mothers who eat high sugar and high fat diets have babies who are likely to become junk food junkies themselves. According to the report, which used rats, this happens because the high fat and high sugar diet leads to changes in the fetal brain's reward pathway, altering food preferences...


Blood Analysis By New Biochip Could Lead To Disease Diagnosis In Minutes

from MNThaem - 21 Mar 11

A major milestone in microfluidics could soon lead to stand-alone, self-powered chips that can diagnose diseases within minutes...


Toshiba's Infinix-i Vascular Systems Help Memorial Hermann To Improve Care Through Transradial Intervention

from MNTcvs - 05 Apr 11

As one of the world's largest providers of cardiovascular care, Memorial Hermann is a leader in cardiac and vascular intervention, performing thousands of interventional procedures annually in the cath lab. With the installation of five InfinixTM-i vascular X-ray systems from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc...


Predicting Risk Of Atrial Fibrillation By Measuring Oxidative Stress

from MNTcvs - 05 Apr 11

Measuring oxidative stress may help doctors predict the risk of developing atrial fibrillation, the most common heart beat irregularity. Research from Emory University School of Medicine has identified a connection between oxidative stress and enlargement of the heart's left atrium, which leads to atrial fibrillation...


France alert on breast implants

from BBC - 20 Dec 11

The French authorities are to ask 30,000 women who received potentially defective breast implants to have them removed, reports say.


Some Docs Don't Understand The Difference Between Empathy And Apology

from MNTgp - 08 Apr 11

Last week, Sorry Works! made two presentations in California, one in Los Angeles with the Hospital Association of Southern California, and the other in Napa, CA for a large med-mal insurer. Both great audiences, and some great questions from the audiences. Question from Napa: "It seems some of our insured docs don't understand the differences between empathy and apology...


Tai Chi Exercise in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure: A Randomized Clinical Trial [Original Investigation]

from ArchInte - 25 Apr 11

Background  Preliminary evidence suggests that meditative exercise may have benefits for patients with chronic systolic heart failure (HF); this has not been rigorously tested in a large clinical sample. We sought to investigate whether tai chi, as an adjunct to standard care, improves functional capacity and quality of life in patients with HF. Methods  A single-blind, multisite, parallel-group, randomized controlled trial evaluated 100 outpatients with systolic HF (New York Heart As


Ancient DNA: Curse of the Pharaoh's DNA

from Nature: Medicine - 27 Apr 11

Some researchers claim to have analysed DNA from Egyptian mummies. Others say that's impossible. Could new sequencing methods bridge the divide?


Psoriasis 'linked to stroke risk'

from BBC - 28 Aug 11

People with psoriasis have nearly three times the risk of stroke and abnormal heart rhythm, according to scientists in Denmark.


Bone Marrow Cells That Transform Into Skin Cells Could Revolutionise Approach To Wound Treatment

from MNTderm - 05 Apr 11

Researchers at King's College London and Osaka University in Japan have identified specific bone marrow cells that can transform into skin cells to repair damaged skin tissue, according to a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The team has uncovered how this process works, providing new insights into the mechanisms behind skin repair...


Care Services Minister encourages joint working across health and social care

from Anaesthesia UK - 14 Apr 11

The Care Services Minister is to send out a strong message to councils aimed at encouraging joint working across health and social care and making personalised care a reality.


Men Fuel Rebound In Cosmetic Surgery

from MNTplastic - 21 Mar 11

Statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that more men are going under the knife. Overall cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in men were up 2 percent in 2010 compared to 2009. However, many male surgical procedures increased significantly. Facelifts for men rose 14 percent in 2010 while male liposuction increased 7 percent...


Young Athlete's Sudden Death May Warrant Checkups For The Entire Family

from MNTcvs - 08 Apr 11

The recent flurry of highly publicized cases of young athletes dying suddenly on the playing field has prompted Johns Hopkins Children's Center cardiologists to discuss the medical significance of a child's sudden death for the rest of the family...


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