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UTSA software helps patients receive faster post-pandemic care

Many patients had to wait for lifesaving surgeries, such organ transplants, due to the heavy burden COVID-19 caused for hospitals. Now, UTSA computer science seniors have built a software program that assists doctors in prioritizing medical procedures and treat people more efficiently. The program, called ESCal, can organize almost three months of surgeries in a […]

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New guidelines for treating the sickest COVID-19 patients

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise and the deaths mount, the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO) has drafted a set of recommendations for health care workers on the front lines, to help them make decisions on how to treat the most critical patients, those with severe lung or heart failure […]

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For ME/CFS patients, viral immunities come at a devastating, lifelong cost

Mylagic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a disabling and complex illness. Affected persons often cannot pursue ordinary activities—physical or mental—because of an incapacitating loss of energy and other symptoms, and may find themselves confined to bed or house-bound for years. Anyone can develop ME/CFS, though it most commonly afflicts people between the ages of 40 […]

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Patients left in limbo by coronavirus pandemic

Cancer care halted, Donor lungs on hold and kidney dialysis cutbacks: Patients left in limbo by coronavirus pandemic Jack Fetherstonhaugh, 33, Wales, has had his kidney dialysis cut by an hour Duncan Mclean, 39, Stevenage, said bladder cancer operation was cancelled Laura Beattie, 31, Manchester, is waiting for donor lungs to treat cystic fibrosis  Learn […]

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Polymer-based stents noninferior for patients with high bleeding risk

(HealthDay)—Polymer-based zotarolimus-eluting stents are noninferior to polymer-free drug-coated stents among patients at high bleeding risk undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), according to a study published online Feb. 12 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Stephan Windecker, M.D., from Bern University Hospital in Switzerland, and colleagues conducted a randomized, single-blind trial to compare polymer-based zotarolimus-eluting […]