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AbstractVenous thromboembolism (VTE) is a major public health issue; deep vein thrombosis (DVT) affects about 1/1000 patients. Each year, VTE kills more patients in Western Europe than breast cancer, prostate cancer, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and road traffic accidents combined and is responsible for the deaths of approximately 370,000 European citizens (Cohen et al. in Thromb Haemost 98:756 –764,2007; B ĕlohlávek et al. in Exp Clin Cardiol 18(2):129–138,2013). The recently published ATTRACT trial (Acute Venous Thrombosis Thrombus Removal with Adjunctive Catheter-directed Thrombolysis) ...
Source: CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
There is exciting news in the area of clinical bacteriology. The FDA has approved the T2 Biosystems bacterial panel for the rapid detection of septicemia (see: T2 Biosystems Receives FDA Clearance to Market T2Bacteria Panel for Detection of Sepsis-Causing Pathogens), Below is an excerpt from the article:T2 Biosystems...announced that it has received market clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the T2 Bacteria Panel for the direct detection of bacterial species in human whole blood specimens from patients with suspected bloodstream infections. The T2Bacteria Panel... provides sensitive det...
Source: Lab Soft News - Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Lab Industry News Clinical Lab Testing Cost of Healthcare Food and Drug Administration Lab Industry Trends Medical Research Quality of Care Source Type: blogs
Abstract Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a major public health issue; deep vein thrombosis (DVT) affects about 1/1000 patients. Each year, VTE kills more patients in Western Europe than breast cancer, prostate cancer, acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and road traffic accidents combined and is responsible for the deaths of approximately 370,000 European citizens (Cohen et al. in Thromb Haemost 98:756-764, 2007; Bĕlohlávek et al. in Exp Clin Cardiol 18(2):129-138, 2013). The recently published ATTRACT trial (Acute Venous Thrombosis Thrombus Removal with Adjunctive Catheter-directed Thrombolysis) (V...
Source: Clinical Prostate Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol Source Type: research
Your browser does not support iframes. Although not as well-known as other medical conditions, sepsis kills more people in the United States than AIDS, breast cancer, or prostate cancer combined. Sepsis is body-wide inflammation, usually triggered by an overwhelming immune response to infection. Though doctors and medical staff are well-aware of the condition—it is involved in 1 in 10 hospital deaths—the condition is notoriously hard to diagnose. In this video, sepsis expert Sarah Dunsmore, a program director with the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), describes what sepsis is and how to re...
Source: Biomedical Beat Blog - National Institute of General Medical Sciences - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Physical Trauma and Sepsis Source Type: blogs
Nearly half of Americans haven’t heard of sepsis, the body’s life-threatening response to infection that kills more than a quarter million people every year in the U.S. Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s leading sepsis advocacy organization, just launchead a new Sepsis 911 Community Education Kit that empowers sepsis advocates across the country to make a difference in their local community by spreading the word about sepsis. “There are passionate sepsis advocates in every corner of this country and Sepsis Alliance is excited to offer a new tool to help these leaders share their stories and raise sepsis ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Training Patient Care Source Type: news
With the proliferation of value-based payment initiatives and implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) coverage expansions, states have had many opportunities in recent years to improve the health of vulnerable populations through health promotion, prevention, and care coordination. We believe value-based payment models can and must support accountable health care delivery systems in partnering with community-based “messengers” to engage vulnerable individuals in health education and promotion. We explore one such messenger program, ACCESS, a Brooklyn-based project of the Arthur Ashe Inst...
Source: Health Affairs Blog - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Health Equity Medicaid and CHIP Population Health Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health New York New York State Social Determinants of Health value-based payment vulnerable populations Source Type: blogs
Editor’s note: The final 2018 Letter To Issuers In The Federally Facilitated Maketplaces, discussed below, was issued in conjunction with the final 2018 Benefit and Payment Parameters rule, discussed here and here. On December 16, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its final 2018 Letter to Issuers in the Federally Facilitated Marketplaces (FFM). CMS releases a letter each year to insurers that offer coverage through the FFM or through state-based marketplaces that use the Healthcare.gov platform (SBM-FP), laying out the ground ...
Source: Health Affairs Blog - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Following the ACA Insurance and Coverage Payment Policy Source Type: blogs
Sepsis is a whole-body inflammatory, overwhelming and life-threatening response to an infection that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death. Sepsis kills approximately 258,000 Americans each year, which ranks it as the third leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease and cancer.1 Severe cases of sepsis can lead to septic shock, where systemic inflammation causes tiny blood clots to form, blocking oxygen from vital organs. This leads to organ failure and causes a life-threatening drop in blood pressure.2 Severe sepsis affects more than a million Americans each year, and often occurs in peopl...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Patient Care Source Type: news
Every year in the United States sepsis kills more people than breast cancer, prostate cancer and AIDS (sepsis alliance). A group of perioperative nurses at a National Cancer Institution recognized the complexity and risk factors of sepsis in their patient population. Based on this recognition and need for sepsis awareness upon discharge a nursing collaborative was developed to evaluate best methods and tools for educating our patients on the signs and symptoms of sepsis.
Source: Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Source Type: research
FDG-PET/CT's ability to find a significant number of distant metastases in...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Prostate radiotracer may benefit breast cancer imaging PET/CT, MRI play bigger roles in breast, prostate cancer FDG-PET/CT study suggests change in breast cancer guidelines ARRS: Study questions FDG-PET/CT for certain breast cancers FDG-PET/CT benefits breast cancer patients younger than 40
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