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New AI System Can Accurately Predict How Long A Patient Will Live

Artificial intelligence has made leaps and bounds in medical science, helping doctors perform the most complex surgeries with greater accuracy than ever before. Now, as startling as it may sound, a new algorithm has been developed by researchers of Stanford University which can assess the correct time of demise of patients who are admitted to […]

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Innovative treatment restores sight in patient

Innovative treatment has improved the vision of a patient suffering from a rare cancer-related syndrome affecting the eye, new research in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology reports. In the first study of its kind, a team of researchers from the University of Surrey and Royal Surrey County Hospital, supported by the electrophysiology department of Moorfields Eye […]

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Sinks by Toilets in ICU Patient Rooms Harbor Harmful Bacteria

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 — Sinks next to toilets in hospital patient rooms may be reservoirs for Klebsiella pneumonia carbapenemase (KPC), according to a brief report published in the January issue of the American Journal of Infection Control. Blake W. Buchan, Ph.D., from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, and colleagues collected specimens with […]

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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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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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Costs of lifesaving drugs rising faster than inflation: Study

Prescription drug prices are rising much faster than inflation rates in the United States, and patients who need life-saving medications are suffering the consequences – sometimes fatally. Newer, safer products entering the market are one reason that costs are going up, but they’re not the only one. Drug companies are also inflating the price of […]

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Patient outcomes tied to valve replacement volume

(HealthDay)—Hospitals with high caseloads of both surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) have the best outcomes, according to a study published online Oct. 31 in JAMA Cardiology. Jialin Mao, M.D., from the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, and colleagues evaluated the association of hospital SAVR and combined […]