New risk scores help physicians provide better care for high-risk pulmonary patients, study finds
(Intermountain Medical Center) Study of more than 17,000 patients finds new laboratory-based method of estimating outcomes for patients with a severe pulmonary disorder that has no cure can help physicians better provide proper care, referrals, and services for patients at the end of life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Comparison of clinical findings in adult and paediatric burn victims - Tiryaki C, Haksal MC.
AIM: We aimed to compare the epidemiological data, general characteristics, laboratory findings, and outcomes of burn patients with ≤18 and>18 years of age. By this way, we also aimed to determine the effective preventive measures appropriate for differ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Walgreens, CVS Add New Healthcare Services and Technology to Their Retail Locations; Is Medical Laboratory Testing Soon to Be Included?
Expanding healthcare services into communities is expected to increase orders for clinical laboratory tests, promote precision medicine, and lower overall costs Clinical laboratories continue to adapt to servicing providers in non-traditional healthcare settings. These include freestanding urgent care centers as well as mini-clinics in retail locations. Dark Daily has covered this trend extensively in previous […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 17, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Pathology Alphabet Inc. anatomic pathology artificial intelligence clinical laboratory CVS Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report HealthHubs Kevin Hourican labcorp LabCorp at Walgreens medical laboratory Micr Source Type: news

Wexford plans $200M project to connect UMB BioPark, downtown's west side
Wexford Science + Technology is proposing a $200 million expansion of the University of Maryland BioPark, seeking to fill a void between the existing campus and the University of Maryland, Baltimore on downtown's west side. The centerpiece of the project would be a 300,000-square-foot glass office and laboratory building atop a 300-space underground parking garage. The 10-story tower would be part of the first phase of development, which would include converting a neighboring vacant fire house… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 16, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Ryan Sharrow Source Type: news

Latest T-Cell Study Opens for Mesothelioma Patients
Sarah Cannon Research Institute in Nashville, Tennessee, and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston have opened a much-anticipated clinical trial involving a novel T-cell therapy for patients with mesothelioma. The two institutions are establishing dosage levels and measuring efficacy of TC-210, a type of immunotherapy that targets mesothelin, a cell surface protein highly expressed in several cancers. The study also is open to patients with certain types of bile duct, ovarian and non-small cell lung cancer. Participation is based upon individual levels of mesothelin expression. Researchers at the two centers are hoping to ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 16, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Yale launches new policy lab to elevate mental health and disrupt poverty
Elevate — a new policy laboratory based in the Yale Child Study Center and Department of Psychiatry — launched on May 6 to help parents and children in poverty. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New book on function and dysfunction of the cochlea from CSHLPress
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press) 'Function and Dysfunction of the Cochlea', newly released by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, provides a comprehensive review of the complex molecular mechanisms that are responsible for cochlear function and were, for the most part, revealed by the discovery of genes responsible for hearing impairment. It describes major advances in our understanding of the pathogenic processes underlying various forms of hearing loss and the emergence of treatments for deafness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MDI Biological Laboratory receives $18 million for biomedical research and training
(Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory) The MDI Biological Laboratory has received an award of nearly $18 million from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, an institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), for the renewal of a grant to strengthen biomedical research and research training in Maine. The grant will fund the renewal of the 18-year-old Maine INBRE program for five years. The laboratory, located in Bar Harbor, Maine, is the leader of the statewide collaborative network. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 16, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Breakthrough technique for studying gene expression takes root in plants
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) An open-source RNA analysis platform has been successfully used on plant cells for the first time -- a breakthrough that could herald a new era of fundamental research and bolster efforts to engineer more efficient food and biofuel crops. The technology, called Drop-seq is a method for measuring the RNA present in individual cells, allowing scientists to see what genes are being expressed and how this relates to the specific functions of different cell types. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 16, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

SafeBridge ® Consultants Announces Improved Sensitivity for the...
SafeBridge Consultants announced today that its industrial hygiene analytical laboratory has successfully validated an industrial hygiene air sampling and analytical method with improved analytical...(PRWeb May 16, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/safebridge_consultants_announces_improved_sensitivity_for_the_analysis_of_naproxen_sodium_air_samples/prweb16312618.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Monkeypox – Singapore
On 9 May 2019, the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Singapore notified WHO of one laboratory-confirmed case of monkeypox. The case patient is a 38 year old Nigerian man who arrived in Singapore on 28 April 2019 and attended a workshop from 29-30 April. Prior to his travel to Singapore, he had worked in the Delta state in Nigeria, and had attended a wedding on 21 April 2019 in a village in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. The patient developed fever, muscle aches, chills and skin rash on 30 April. He reported that he had remained in his hotel room most of the time between 1 and 7 May. He was transferred to a public hospital by ambulance o...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 16, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

CVS Will Only Sell Supplements That Have Been Third-Party Tested for Safety
CVS Pharmacy announced May 15 that it will only sell vitamins and supplements that have been third-party-tested for safety and label accuracy, in an effort to bring order to the notoriously under-regulated world of health and dietary aids. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not vet the contents of vitamins and supplements. The agency primarily intervenes when problems are reported and a product needs to be removed from the market, so supplements can hit stores bearing their manufacturer’s unchecked claims. Studies have shown that many supplements for sale—particularly those intended for weight-loss&mdas...
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized CVS Diet/Nutrition Supplements Vitamins Source Type: news

Congratulations to Graham Williams and Julia Buckingham on being elected as Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences
Congratulations are in order for our President Professor Graham Williams and former President Professor Julia Buckingham, who have beenelected as Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences. The Academy of Medical Sciences is an independent body dedicated to advancing biomedical and health research to the benefit of society. Fellows are elected for their outstanding contributions to medicine and society and showcase the diversity of medical science in the UK. Professor Graham Williams is Head of the Molecular Endocrinology Laboratory and Director of Research in the Department of Medicine at Imperial College London and has b...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 15, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

UK Scientists Produce Comprehensive Summary of Genes Associated with Cancer in Humans, Making Precision Medicine ‘More Precise’
Expanded ‘Cancer Gene Census’ is expected to accelerate development of new therapeutics and biomarker-based personalized medicine diagnostic tests for disease; could be useful for anatomic pathologists Oncology is one of the fastest-developing fields in precision medicine and use of DNA-based diagnostics. Surgical pathologists are helping many cancer patients benefit from the use of a companion […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 15, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology Cambridge Network Cancer Gene Cen Source Type: news

UK Scientists Produce Comprehensive Summary of Genes Associated with Cancer in Humans Making Precision Medicine ‘More Precise’
Expanded ‘Cancer Gene Census’ is expected to accelerate development of new therapeutics and biomarker-based personalized medicine diagnostic tests for disease; could be useful for anatomic pathologists Oncology is one of the fastest-developing fields in precision medicine and use of DNA-based diagnostics. Surgical pathologists are helping many cancer patients benefit from the use of a companion […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 15, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology Cambridge Network Cancer Gene Cen Source Type: news

Army researcher defends dissertation, pursues safeguarded technology
(U.S. Army Research Laboratory) An electronics engineer at the Army's corporate research laboratory successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, while working to safeguard fielded technology for the Soldiers of today and tomorrow. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Enzyme PHLPP2 could be a viable drug target for treating prostate cancer
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) Researchers propose a new druggable target that can put a damper on the spread of prostate cancer. Containing the threat at its origin organ greatly increases the survival rates of patients who suffer from the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 15, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Is every-day walking in older adults more analogous to dual-task walking or to usual walking? Elucidating the gaps between gait performance in the lab and during 24/7 monitoring - Hillel I, Gazit E, Nieuwboer A, Avanzino L, Rochester L, Cereatti A, Croce UD, Rikkert MO, Bloem BR, Pelosin E, Del Din S, Ginis P, Giladi N, Mirelman A, Hausdorff JM.
BACKGROUND: The traditional evaluation of gait in the laboratory during structured testing has provided important insights, but is limited by its "snapshot" character and observation in an unnatural environment. Wearables enable monitoring of gait in real-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Recently published White Paper explores effective new ways for clinical labs and pathology groups to reverse the trend of uncollected revenue in an era of higher patient requirements and reimbursement pressures
As a result of the drive toward consumer-driven healthcare, and because of rising health insurance deductibles, patients are increasingly becoming the new payers. Efficient patient access management is now viewed as critical to reversing the resulting trend of uncompensated care, and to meeting the lab’s revenue cycle objectives. As patients take on more risk and […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 14, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations Source Type: news

A combination of two bacteria genera improves plants' health
(University of Malaga) For the first time researchers of BacBio Laboratory of the University of Malaga have evidenced that the combination of 'Bacillus subtilis' and 'Pseudomonas' bacteria can improve plants' health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 14, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Army research supports communications in smart cities
(U.S. Army Research Laboratory) The US Army is researching how to leverage smart cities of the future where networks of sensors will be used to enable services for civilian and government use, such as environmental monitoring or traffic flow optimization. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MDI biological laboratory receives $30,000 to support organoid course
(Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory) The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that it has received more than $30,000 in cash and in-kind awards in support of its second annual 'Applications of Organoid Technology' course, to be held May 26 through June 1, 2019 at the institution's Bar Harbor, Maine, campus. The week-long course is among the first to provide extensive hands-on training in methods to grow the stem cell-derived three dimensional mini-organs from patient tissues. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is Your Testing Program Ready for the EU MDRs?
The European Union’s new Medical Device Regulations (EU MDR) will require that all medical devices – even legacy products – have updated clinical data and technical documentation to support device safety and conformity with the new regulatory standards, Sandi Schaible tells MD+DI. Schaible is the senior director of analytical chemistry at WuXi AppTec, where she specializes in extractables and leachables studies. She is a U.S. delegate and international delegate for ISO 10993 part 18 in chemical characterization. She is also a U.S. delegate for ISO 10993 part...
Source: MDDI - May 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: Testing Source Type: news

An Assay for Screening of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia An Assay for Screening of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia
This study evaluated the usefulness of an alternative assay, the PIFA PLUSS P4, as a rapid screening test for the diagnosis of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - May 13, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Kaiser Family Foundation Survey Finds Hospitals in West Coast States Incur Highest Daily Expenses when Providing Inpatient Care
US hospitals typically spend $2,424/day to provide inpatient care, according to the KFF report  How much does the average hospital spend/day to provide inpatient care? The numbers vary widely, but the latest statistics from Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) State Health Facts show West Coast states incur the highest daily operating and non-operating inpatient costs. This […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 13, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Clinical Laboratory/ Pathology Coding, Billing, and Collection Resources Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology American Health Association Annual Survey anatomic pathology Dark Daily dark intelligence grou Source Type: news

Sudan: Sennar Medical Lab Staff Call Strike
[Radio Dabanga] Sennar -Medical laboratory personnel working at the Hospital of Sennar in Sudan began a strike on Friday, demanding that management of the hospital to improve the working environment and the payment of financial dues. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

BGI Nobel Laureates Archives established at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) BGI Group donates $5 million to the BGI Nobel Laureates Archives, which will hold current and future personal collections of Nobel laureates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 13, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Study: Glassy menagerie of particles in beach sands near Hiroshima is fallout debris
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) A years-long study that involved scientists and experiments at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley concludes that an odd assortment of particles found in beach sands in Japan are most likely fallout debris from the 1945 Hiroshima A-bomb blast. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 13, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Pedestrian crowd flows in shared spaces: investigating the impact of geometry based on micro and macro scale measures - Shahhoseini Z, Sarvi M.
The motion dynamics of humans in crowded built environments during evacuations are impacted by individuals' interactions with the physical environment particularly when the geometric space of the movement is restrictive. Controlled laboratory experiments h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Popularity of Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Tests Still Growing, Regardless of Concerns from Provider and Privacy Organizations
For blood brothers Quest and LabCorp this is good news, since the two medical laboratory companies perform most of the testing for the biggest DTC genetic test developers Should clinical laboratories be concerned about direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests? Despite alerts from healthcare organizations about the accuracy of DTC genetic testing—as well as calls from privacy […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 10, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology 23andMe anatomic pathology Ancestry Anne Wojcicki clinical laboratory Source Type: news

New efficient way to engineer nanostructures mimicking natural immune response complexes
(Aarhus University) Collaboration between Novo Nordisk and Professor Kurt Gothelf's laboratory at Aarhus University yields novel method to engineer large multi-antibody-like nanostructures using DNA nanotechnology. The results demonstrate the potential for assembly of multiple proteins and also other materials to enhance properties of traditional therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 10, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Making a meal of it: Mosquito spit protein controls blood feeding
(Kanazawa University) Researchers led by Kanazawa University developed a transgenic approach to inactivating the mosquito salivary protein AAPP. Transgenic mosquitoes showed significantly longer probing and prediuresis times, and worse feeding success and meal sizes compared with their wild-type counterparts. Although malarial parasite development was unaffected by these behavioral changes in a laboratory setting, real-world stresses associated with parasite burdens would be expected to adversely affect the survival of transgenic mosquitoes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A biobehavioral validation of the Taylor Aggression Paradigm in female adolescents - Rinnewitz L, Parzer P, Koenig J, Bertsch K, Brunner R, Resch F, Kaess M.
This research assessed the behavioral, emotional, endocrinological and autonomic reactivity to the laboratory Taylor Aggression Paradigm (TAP) in a sample of healthy female adolescents. Twenty participants were induced with the TAP to behave aggressively (... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Discovery may lead to new materials for next-generation data storage
(U.S. Army Research Laboratory) Research funded in part by the US Army identified properties in materials that could one day lead to applications such as more powerful data storage devices that continue to hold information even after a device has been powered off. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 9, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

National security, science collaboration bolstered by new agreement
(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) Sandia National Labs and the University of New Mexico have signed an umbrella Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to bolster national security and advance science and engineering. The CRADA allows the labs and university to explore research collaborations among scientists, faculty and students in several areas. The agreement will immediately launch two projects focusing on radiation testing and developing particle detector designs for the European particle physics laboratory CERN. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prediction Model of Cardiac Risk for Dental Extraction in Elderly Patients with Cardiovascular Diseases
Conclusion: The RF-based prediction model is expected to be applicable for preoperative clinical assessment for preventing cardiac complications in elderly patients with CVDs undergoing dental extraction. The findings may aid physicians and dentists in making more informed recommendations to prevent cardiac complications in this patient population. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 9, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Measles – Tunisia
From 1 January through 30 April 2019, the Ministry of Health in Tunisia responded to a large measles outbreak in the country. A total of 3 141 suspected cases, of which 909 (28.9%) were laboratory confirmed and 1 236 (39.4 %) epidemiologically linked cases including 30 deaths (case fatality ratio=1.0 %), have been reported in all of the 24 governorates (range 1 – 1 274). The majority of cases were reported from Kasserine (1 274 cases) and Sfax (212 cases) governorates. In April 2019, four additional governorates were particularly affected with 155, 116, 93 and 69 cases reported from Kairouan, Tunis, Sousse and Nabeul...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 9, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Teenager recovers from near death in world-first GM virus treatment
Bacteria-killing viruses known as phages offer hope of solution to antibiotic resistanceA British teenager has made a remarkable recovery after being the first patient in the world to be given a genetically engineered virus to treat a drug-resistant infection.Isabelle Holdaway, 17, nearly died after a lung transplant left her with an intractable infection that could not be cleared with antibiotics. After a nine-month stay at Great Ormond Street hospital, she returned to her home in Kent for palliative care, but recovered after her consultant teamed up with a US laboratory to develop the experimental therapy.Continue readin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 8, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Medical research Antibiotics Science Society UK news Health Source Type: news

Daemen College responds to uptick in healthcare-related majors
Daemen College president Gary Olson delivered some news at his most recent annual spring address that would be obvious to most of the college's stakeholders. The school's natural sciences and health-related programs continue to be popular, leading to an uptick in activity at its laboratory spaces that has created the need for renovations. Sixty-seven percent of incoming undergraduates in the fall 2018 class at Daemen chose natural sciences or health-r elated majors, an increase of 2.4 percent from… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dan Miner Source Type: news

How CRM Systems Help Home Healthcare Providers Treat Patients with Chronic Diseases in a Trend That May Be an Opportunity for Medical Laboratories
Customer relationship management (CRM) plays a critical role in helping providers care for patients with chronic diseases and clinical laboratories are part of those solutions Home healthcare continues to boom in the US and more technology companies each year—including Salesforce—strive to expand their presence within the industry. This represents a significant shift in site of […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 8, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology anatomic pathology Ashwini Zenooz MD CDC centers for disease control an Source Type: news

New Jersey Office of EMS Offers Measles Guidance for First Responders
The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) has received numerous inquiries regarding precautions that should be taken by first responders when evaluating and transporting persons with suspected measles infections. In light of recent measles cases/exposures and ongoing measles outbreaks in New Jersey and surrounding communities, the Department has updated recommendations for first responders, particularly those providing Emergency Medical Services care. In addition to routine infection prevention practices including standard precautions, NJDOH recommends the following:   1. Vaccination All first responders should ha...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - May 7, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

New Jersey Office of EMS Offers Measles Guidance for First Responders
The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) has received numerous inquiries regarding precautions that should be taken by first responders when evaluating and transporting persons with suspected measles infections. In light of recent measles cases/exposures and ongoing measles outbreaks in New Jersey and surrounding communities, the Department has updated recommendations for first responders, particularly those providing Emergency Medical Services care. In addition to routine infection prevention practices including standard precautions, NJDOH recommends the following:   1. Vaccination All first responders should ha...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - May 7, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Patient Care Source Type: news

Teaching by Touch
The devices and tools used by medical professionals today certainly appear a lot different than from just a short time ago. In general, medical professionals—and their patients—have become much more accepting of smart, data-driven medical technologies that streamline and improve the accuracy of a treatment process. Wearable therapeutic and drug-delivery devices, robotic surgical systems, and telehealth monitoring devices represent some of the many recent advancements that have changed the medical device industry for the better. However, even with the introduction ofÂ&nb...
Source: MDDI - May 6, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Rob Podoloff and  Andy Dambeck Tags: Design Source Type: news

Novel Imaging May Make Peritoneal Mesothelioma Surgery More Effective
Dr. James Cusack at Massachusetts General Hospital has begun using a novel imaging system for patients with peritoneal mesothelioma that could better identify tumor cells during surgery, reducing the chance of recurrence. Cusack, an associate professor of surgery at the Harvard University Medical School, is also studying the molecular imaging technology with select cases of appendiceal, ovarian and gastrointestinal cancers. The single-center clinical trial, which started April 3, aims to determine safety and efficacy of the procedure for peritoneum metastases, according to Cusack. The Lumicell System already has been studi...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 6, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

Results of Harvard Study into Medicare Costs Offers Opportunities for Clinical Laboratories
Harvard’s study of high-cost Medicare patients offers insights into how medical laboratories can help improve early diagnosis, optimize therapies, and monitor chronic disease Clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups supporting Medicare patients understand that a small portion of high-cost patients make up the majority of Medicare spending. Between extended treatment, comorbidities, and the complex nature […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 6, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations Source Type: news

Estimation of field psychoacoustic indices and predictive annoyance models for road traffic noise combined with aircraft noise - Gille LA, Marquis-Favre C.
Annoyance due to urban road traffic noise combined with aircraft noise was studied using both laboratory and field survey data. Laboratory data were used to propose (i) partial annoyance models considering psychoacoustic indices and noise sensitivity, and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Machine Learning Model to Predict Recurrent Ulcer Bleeding Machine Learning Model to Predict Recurrent Ulcer Bleeding
The authors present a novel clinical and laboratory parameter-based prediction model to predict recurrent ulcer bleeding in patients with a history of H. pylori-negative idiopathic bleeding ulcers.Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Study presents drug candidate for reversing mucosal barrier damage by HIV
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital led by Raina Fichorova, MD, PhD, in collaboration with an international team, tested a laboratory-made version of a naturally occurring protein (recombinant fragment of human Surfactant Protein D or rfhSP-D) on bioengineered vaginal tissues, immune cells and microbes to determine if the drug candidate could help prevent HIV transmission safely. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 6, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

NIH Imposes Term Limits for Lab Chiefs
More turnover in the agency's intramural program could boost diversity among laboratory leadership. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - May 3, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

PAMA Price Reporting Update: What to Watch for During Data Validation
Starting in July 2019, to comply with PAMA, medical laboratories are expected to analyze their private payer price data to help ensure clean, complete, and accurate reporting by March 30, 2020 Collect. Analyze. Report. Simple enough, except that the devil is in the details, according to experts who conducted a special, daylong PAMA private payer […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 3, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations Source Type: news