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Nurse-led quality initiative cuts hypoglycemia in ICU patients

(HealthDay)—Nurse-driven root cause analysis is associated with a substantial reduction in hypoglycemia in the intensive care unit, according to a study published in the August issue of in Critical Care Nurse. Krista E. Shea, M.S.N., from Stamford Hospital in Connecticut, and colleagues conducted real-time analysis of each episode of hypoglycemia (blood glucose level

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Giant cell arteritis occurs at similar rate in blacks, whites

(HealthDay)—Biopsy-proven giant cell arteritis (BP-GCA) occurs at a similar rate among white and black patients, according to a study published online Aug. 8 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Anna M. Gruener, B.M.B.S., from the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute in Baltimore, and colleagues conducted a retrospective cohort study involving all 586 patients (28.5 percent black; 65.2 percent […]

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Guidance issued for research use of cardiac MRI after MI

(HealthDay)—In a scientific expert panel consensus document, published in the July 16 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, recommendations are presented for how cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging after myocardial infarction (MI) is used in clinical research. Borja Ibañez, M.D., Ph.D., from the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares in Madrid, and […]

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3-D printing the human heart

A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University has published a paper in Science that details a new technique allowing anyone to 3-D bioprint tissue scaffolds out of collagen, the major structural protein in the human body. This first-of-its-kind method brings the field of tissue engineering one step closer to being able to 3-D print […]

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Using AI to predict acute kidney injury

A team of researchers from DeepMind, the U.S. Veterans Administration and several other institutions in the U.K. and the U.S. has applied artificial intelligence to the problem of detecting acute kidney injury in hospitalized patients. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the group describes their deep learning project and how well it performed. […]

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Precision editing of gut bacteria reduces cancer in mice

UT Southwestern researchers have shown that precision editing of the bacterial populations in the gut reduces inflammation-associated colorectal cancer in mice. The study published this week by the Journal of Experimental Medicine could lay the groundwork for novel cancer prevention strategies for individuals with chronic intestinal inflammation. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affects more than 1.6 […]

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Legionnaires’ disease outbreak linked to Atlanta hotel

Legionnaires’ disease has been diagnosed in 11 people who stayed at the Sheraton Atlanta, and there have been another 55 probable cases, Georgia health officials say. The 11 people with confirmed Legionnaires’ disease attended a convention at the hotel a few weeks ago. No deaths have been reported. An investigation is underway, but the source […]