According to a new analysis by Navigant about 21% hospitals in the rural areas are at high risk of closing due to their total operating margin, days cash on hand, and debt-to-capitalization ratio. The graveness of the situation increases all the more as 64 percent of these hospitals are considered "highly essential to the health and economic well-being of their communities."
A new screening method using sensor particles and a urine test could detect rejection much sooner, more comprehensively, and without a biopsy needle. In a new study, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University validated the method in a mouse model, and they have engineered the sensor with highly biocompatible components, which could make the path to potential future trials easier.
According to a retrospective review, there has been a significant increase in the rate of Glottic cancer in children and young adults. The rise has occurred especially in the past three decades. These findings mean that doctors must take all papillary laryngeal lesions in young patients seriously.
According to a new clinical trial, patients with symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement showed more improvement with Arthroscopic hip surgery along with physiotherapy and activity modification. Amongst the pateints 51% of the surgery group reported clinically important improvement and only 32% showed improvement in physiotherapy group.
Alaska lawmakers are expected to reintroduce a measure to repeal the state’s certificate of need (CON) laws, which limit the services health care providers can offer. Repeal of Alaska’s CON laws could reduce the average price of health care per consumer in the state by $294 per year, the Mercatus Center reported in 2017. Repeal of law could also increase quality of service.
Russian scientists developed advanced implants for the Ilizarov orthopedic system. These implants form part of the Ilizarov system variation applied for lengthening and correcting the deformations of long tubular bones in children. The modern Ilizarov system consists of titanium or carbon-fiber rods that are fixed on a limb by plates of various forms and interconnected by moving rods.
Systemic corticosteroids are the most effective therapy for asthma, but not all patients respond in the positive way. According to a new study, the researchers used a machine learning algorithm to sift through 100 variables for each adult patient in the federally funded Severe Asthma Research Program (SARP). It clustered patients into four subgroups, including two for severe asthma.
Researchers reports that the heavy reliance of these other site tumors on a specific metabolic pathway presents a potentially new therapeutic against these lethal tumors. Analysis of brain metastases and comparison of those tumors to others that had spread to different parts of the body was the first such application of advanced RNA sequencing and uncovered a variety of factors that make tumors in the brain so difficult to treat.
According to research published in JAMA Pediatrics, young infants who were at low risk for serious bacterial infection could be identified with the help of urinalysis, absolute neutrophil count and procalcitonin levels. This research will balance the risk of missed Serious Bacterial Infections in infants, and also prevent completely avoidable complications.
An analysis suggests that cases with preserved EF and mildly reduced LVEF still have a risk of postoperative mortality. These observations were taken from a retrospective Veterans Affairs cohort and they concluded that mild cases and preserved functions do not mean that the patient is off the hook.