The essential scan: Top findings in health policy research
The Essential Scan aims to help keep you informed on the latest research and what it means for policymakers. This weeks topics include the 340B drug pricing program, quality of Medicare Advantage skilled nursing facilities, community benefit spending, and quality of marketplace plans compared to Medicaid.
In the latest issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers show racist scandals have led to poorer care for minorities and women, who therefore have poorer health.
Doctors in South Africa published details of the unusual tale and an array of jaw-dropping scans of the unnamed patient in the prestigious British Medical Journal Case Reports.
A long-awaited inquiry has opened into how contaminated blood was used to treat thousands of people in the 1970s and '80s, killing at least 2,400
Time restrictions during the preliminary hearing meant lawyers were allocated as little as five seconds per victim.
Barbara's husband was a victim of the contaminated blood scandal that left nearly 3,000 people dead.
A public inquiry into a contaminated blood scandal that left nearly 3,000 people dead is due to begin.
This study is based on 5,174 men aged 50-66 years, who in 1995-1996 participated in the first round of the Göteborg randomized screening trial (initial T-PSA level
We describe the concept of a new imaging modality based on the tracking and dynamic modeling of local intensity changes (ICs) observed in conventional ultrasound images collected during a medium-temperature change. We computed the pixel-by-pixel IC from averaged B-mode images that exhibited different behaviors with varying temperature resulting from changes in the speed of sound, which consequently induce changes in the backscattered energy. Moreover, for each pixel, a first-order polynomial model was adjusted to the different temperature-dependent ICs. The representation of the polynomial angular parameter in 2D pixel spa...
Authors: Gupta N, Wikenheiser-Brokamp K, Zander D, Balestra R, Selvaraju A, Niehaus K, Benzaquen S Abstract A 47-year old female was evaluated in our clinic for an incidental discovery of diffuse cystic lung disease on high-resolution computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest. There was no personal or family history of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), sicca symptoms, pneumothorax, or skin or renal tumors. Review of her chest CT scan showed bilateral, round, uniform, thin-walled cysts present in a diffuse distribution characteristic of lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM). CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis did not revea...
We report energy band bending of methylammonium lead halide (MAPbI3) perovskite film in contact with indium-tin-oxide (ITO) surface using photoelectron spectroscopy in air (PESA) and ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS) measurements. MAPbI3 perovskite films were vacuum-deposited using co-evaporation of methylammonium iodide (CH3NH3I, MAI) and lead iodide (PbI2) powders. Using PESA and UPS, the highest occupied molecular orbital levels were measured varying the thickness of the perovskite films. Substantial energy band bending close to the ITO surface was not observed. The vacuum-deposited perovskite films feature a...