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Patient Tested for Ebola at Philadelphia Hospital

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 — Preliminary results from a patient being tested for Ebola suggest that the patient has another condition, say officials at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. “Proper protocols and precautions will remain in place to ensure the safety of all of our patients and staff,” P.J. Brennan, M.D., […]

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U.S. Doctor Released From Omaha Hospital After Ebola Monitoring

MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 — An American doctor who was monitored for 21 days after possible Ebola exposure did not develop the deadly disease and has been released from the Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, officials say. The unidentified doctor’s possible exposure to Ebola occurred in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where there is […]

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Possible Ebola patient released from Nebraska hospital

Quarantined US medic feared to have Ebola after returning from treating patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo is declared free of the killer virus and allowed to leave hospital The unnamed physician, 39, did not display any symptoms during his stay He had been in quarantine since December 29 at a hospital in Nebraska  […]

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Siteman Cancer Center plans 2020 opening at Memorial Hospital East

Siteman Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the region, has received all necessary approvals to construct a new facility at Memorial Hospital East in Shiloh, Ill., slated to open in early 2020. Washington University Physicians In Illinois, Inc., will provide specialty cancer care to patients at the Memorial East location. […]

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Britain’s record heatwave triggered surge in hospital admissions

Britain’s record heatwave triggered 4 TIMES as many hospital admissions for sunstroke and heat-related issues in July than expected as temperatures reached 95°F 259 hospital admissions in England in July were because of the heatwave In contrast, just 59 were recorded in the same month in 2017, figures show This summer was the UK’s longest […]

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New test procedure accelerates the diagnosis of multi-resistant hospital pathogens

A team of researchers at the University of Cologne’s Faculty of Medicine and the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) has achieved a scientific breakthrough in the accelerated diagnosis of multi-resistant hospital pathogens. Using a novel immunochromatographic method, the researchers detected bacteria that are resistant to the antibiotic group carbapenemes within 20 to 45 minutes […]

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No Clear Benefit for Rivaroxaban After Hospital Discharge

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 19, 2018 — Rivaroxaban does not lower risk of symptomatic venous thromboembolism and related death in medical patients after hospital discharge, compared to placebo, according to a study published in the Sept. 20 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Alex C. Spyropoulos, M.D., from Northwell Health at Lenox Hill Hospital in […]