Research Desk

Jun 27, 2019

Predicting when flu may hit, would be cost-effective, timely for hospitals. Researchers have suggested that positive tests for influenza A in outpatient clinics may help to predict when hospitals can expect to see flu.

Jun 27, 2019

Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) found significant differences in the microbiota between boys and girls. The primary microbial genera associated with caries in young children were found in much higher prevalence in caries-active girls than boys.

Jun 27, 2019

Fawaz Al Ammary, MD, Ph.D., of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and colleagues concluded from a study that older living kidney donors with hypertension may be at increased risk of developing kidney failure themselves.

Jun 26, 2019

According to a new study, injuries from cosmetics, shampoo and other personal care products  are responsible for sending a child to the Emergency Department every two hours in the US. The research further suggests that  86% of the cases, children were poisoned by ingesting or handling the products. 

Jun 26, 2019

The US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) Circulatory System Devices Panel advisory committee has agreed that Labeling of paclitaxel-coated balloons and stents should be changed to reflect current evidence linking the devices to a mortality signal in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). The members disagreed on exactly what those changes should look like. 

Jun 26, 2019

According to a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, obesity or over-weight around age 4 puts children at an increased risk of High Blood Pressure at 2 years of age. The researchers added that there is a strong belief that excess weight in children has no consequences further hampers and interferes in control of this problem. 

Jun 26, 2019

According to findings presented at Digestive Disease Week, decompensated cirrhosis resulting due to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis can predict lower 90-day mortality in comparison to decompensated cirrhosis resulting due to other causes. The results suggested that rates of 90-day mortality were significantly lower among patients with decompensated cirrhosis due to NASH compared with decompensated cirrhosis due to other etiologies. 

Jun 26, 2019

According to the company, Barco’s new remote radiology reading solution will ensure dependable imaging  whenever  radiologists are working outside the hospital walls. This system is built on an innovative graphics box and is designed to ensure the same level of quality, security and performance to radiologists that they get from medical workstations inside the hospital reading room. 

Jun 26, 2019

A position statement published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, issued an updated statement supporting the appropriate use of telemedicine and telehealth technologies in clinical care, research, and education by the Infectious Disease Society of America.

Jun 26, 2019

Fred N. Pelzman, MD, and colleagues have an idea that might help to make the switch from inpatient to outpatient a little easier. They explain the necessary steps to be taken to make the switch smoother.