The fight against germs may be right under our noses!
Researchers at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Teaching Hospital also found the sacs also warn surrounding cells to  protect themselves against invading pathogens. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Densitas inks partner agreement with Blackford
Image analysis software developer Densitas has signed a new partnership deal...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Densitas partners with U.K. teaching hospitals Intelerad unveils AI initiative, expands Blackford deal FDA clears Densitas breast density software Densitas gets Australian clearance for breast density software Blackford to launch Smart Localizer at SIIM Blackford unveils new software for Philips PACS (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Regulators 'refuse to back' research investment at deficit trust
A London teaching hospital has found itself unable to “secure regulator support” for a new research institute because of its financial problems, a board report reveals. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - November 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Our Lady of Lourdes lauded for low 'sharps' injury rate
Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center had the fifth lowest "sharps" injury rate among large teaching hospitals, according to a study by the Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare (AHOP). A sharps injury is a penetrating stab wound from a needle, scalpel, or other sharp object that may result in exposure to blood or other body fluids. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 300,000 sharps-related injuries occur annually among U.S. health care workers. Camden-base d… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Our Lady of Lourdes lauded for low 'sharps' injury rate
Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center had the fifth lowest "sharps" injury rate among large teaching hospitals, according to a study by the Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare (AHOP). A sharps injury is a penetrating stab wound from a needle, scalpel, or other sharp object that may result in exposure to blood or other body fluids. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 300,000 sharps-related injuries occur annually among U.S. health care workers. Camden-base d… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Nigeria:How We Successfully Separated, Stabilised Conjoined Twins - Surgeon
[Premium Times] A paediatric surgeon, Olori Samson, has shed light on how his team successfully separated a conjoined twins at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), Gwagwalada. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: How We Successfully Separated, Stabilised Conjoined Twins - Surgeon
[Premium Times] A paediatric surgeon, Olori Samson, has shed light on how his team successfully separated a conjoined twins at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), Gwagwalada. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon:"At This Point, We Do Not Talk About Medical Ethics"
[Cameroon Tribune] Prof. Jean Marie Kasia, Director General, Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery and Human Reproductive Teaching Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Doctors Seek Minister's Intervention Over Looming Strike
[Guardian] Doctors at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) have urged the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, to intervene and avert disruption of services at the institution. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

HCA/UCF ’s $175M Lake Nona teaching hospital to add jobs, research potential
The facility is part of the Orlando university's further expansion into Medical City. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

Major tertiary provider restricts out-of-area referrals
A major London teaching hospital has restricted referrals from out-of-area in response to unprecedented demand for its services. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 31, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Teaching trust's long-standing medical director to retire
The medical director of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust is to retire at the end of January, it has been announced. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 31, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Doctors Separate Conjoined Twins in Abuja Hospital
[Premium Times] A team of Nigerian doctors has successfully separated a set of conjoined twins at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Research Brief: Opioid-Affected Births to Rural Residents Are Increasing in Both Rural and Urban Hospitals
This study looked at where rural mothers with opioid use disorder gave birth and examined the characteristics of opioid-affected births to rural mothers based on whether they occurred in rural hospitals, urban non-teaching hospitals, or urban teaching hospitals. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - October 29, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

UCF, HCA break ground on $175M Lake Nona teaching hospital
The health care facility will be a part of the university's growing presence in Medical City. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

UCF, HCA break ground on $175M Lake Nona teaching hospital
The health care facility will be a part of the university's growing presence in Medical City. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

Hospital contacts 1,000 patients and staff over TB outbreak
A teaching hospital has had to contact more than 1,000 staff and patients after a “unique, unexpected transmission” of tuberculosis between a patient, a staff member and another patient. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 25, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Largo hospital moves to establish a heart transplantation program
The 425-bed Largo Medical Center teaching hospital is looking to establish a new organ transplant program that would be a first for Pinellas County. The Largo hospital gave the state's health care administration a letter of intent during its October batching cycle requesting the right to establish an adult heart transplantation program. "It's a natural revolution of the strategic plan we put in place," said Anthony Degina, Largo Medical’s CEO, explaining how a former Tampa General Hospital… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Veronica Brezina-Smith Source Type: news

Medtech reporting would change under new opioid law
A section of the recently-passed bill to address the opioid crisis could have implications for medtech. The 250-page Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act) contains a provision that would require manufacturers of certain medical devices, drugs and biologics covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program to report payments or other transfers of value made to “covered recipients.” “Covered recipients,” as originally written in the sunshine provision o...
Source: Mass Device - October 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Featured Healthcare Reform Medicare Regulatory/Compliance Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Donald Trump opioid crisis U.S. Congress Source Type: news

Crash characteristics and pattern of motorcycle related facial bone fractures in a sub-urban Nigerian teaching hospital - Obimakinde OS, Olajuyin OA, Rabiu TB, Olanrewaju OJ.
CONTEXT: Recent studies indicated that significant proportion of facial fractures attributed to road traffic mishaps in the middle- and low-income countries are caused by motorcycle (MC) crashes. However, there is limited information on crash characteristi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nigeria:What to Know About Brain Cancer (S)
[Guardian] The National Cancer Institute defines Glioblastoma as "a fast-growing type of central nervous system tumour that forms from glial (supportive) tissue of the brain and spinal cord, with cells that look very different from normal ones. Dr. Olufemi Bankole, a Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) explained what Glioblastoma is all about and how to manage it. GERALDINE AKUTU reports. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Prevalence and pattern of genital injuries among adolescent rape victims attending Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, South East Nigeria - Ohayi SR, Ezugwu EC.
The study aimed to determine the prevalence and pattern of genital injuries among the female adolescents alleged to have been raped that presented at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (ESUTH) from January 1 2013 to August 31 2014. All of the ado... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

London trust considers restricting cancer referrals to local patients
A teaching hospital is considering closing its urology service to out of area referrals, as it struggles to deal with a backlog of cases. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Rotary Club, Lasuth Begin Cleft Lip Palate Surgical Mission
[Guardian] A group in the United States, the Alliance for Smile alongside Rotary International in partnership with the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) on Tuesday kicked off a free five-day surgery procedure and care for indigent patients with cleft lip and palate medical conditions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Trainees withdrawn from troubled surgical unit
A teaching hospital has had its cardiac surgery trainees withdrawn by Health Education England. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 12, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Back pain could be eased by bullet-shaped titanium implant
The experimental procedure, offered in clinical trials at four NHS teaching hospitals, sees the device screwed into the lower spine where it gives support and eases pressure on the nerves. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Bello University Teaching Hospital Prepares for First Open Heart Surgery
[Premium Times] The Chief Medical Director Of Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Lawal Khalid, says the hospital will carry out its first open heart surgery by the end of September. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Clinical outcome and management for geriatric traumatic injury: analysis of 2688 cases in the emergency department of a teaching hospital in Taiwan - Wu MY, Chen YL, Yiang GT, Li CJ, Lin AS.
Geriatric traumatic injuries in emergency departments are frequent and associated with higher mortality rates and catastrophic functional outcomes. Several prediction scores have been established to manage traumatic patients, including the shock index (SI)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Endocrine Nurse Grant Award winner for 2018 announced
Congratulations to winner of the first-ever Endocrine Nurse Grant, Julie Lynch, Senior Research Nurse at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Julie has been awarded for her project:‘Assessing the impact of residual adrenal function on adrenal crises and infections: can we direct educational resources?’Do you have a project aiming to improve nursing or clinical practice, or do you need to gather preliminary data to be used in a PhD application?Apply for anEndocrine Nurse Grant before28 November 2018 and you could receive up to£5,000 to complete your project. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Saudi medical trainees allowed to stay in Canada for now
More than 1,000 medical trainees from Saudi Arabia have been told they can stay in their Canadian positions for a while longer, bringing relief to teaching hospitals and universities that have come to depend on them. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Saudi medical trainees allowed to stay in Canada, for now
More than 1,000 medical trainees from Saudi Arabia have been told they can stay in their Canadian positions for a while longer, bringing relief to teaching hospitals and universities that have come to depend on them. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

People Are Now Taking Placebo Pills to Deal With Their Health Problems —And It’s Working
For over 20 years, Linda Buonanno lived in fear that her irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) would suddenly interrupt her daily routine with frequent trips to the bathroom and unbearable cramping. Buonanno, now a 71-year-old medical assistant and hairdresser from Methuen, Mass., tried everything from drugs to dairy-free diets. Nothing worked. She remembers a particularly tough period over 10 years ago, when she was working on the factory floor of a medical-device company for up to 10 hours a day, six days a week. When an IBS episode would strike, her co-workers would cover for her as she huddled in a corner, keeled over in pain...
Source: TIME: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized medicine Research Source Type: news

People Are Now Taking Placebo Pills to Deal With Their Health Problems —And It’s Working
For over 20 years, Linda Buonanno lived in fear that her irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) would suddenly interrupt her daily routine with frequent trips to the bathroom and unbearable cramping. Buonanno, now a 71-year-old medical assistant and hairdresser from Methuen, Mass., tried everything from drugs to dairy-free diets. Nothing worked. She remembers a particularly tough period over 10 years ago, when she was working on the factory floor of a medical-device company for up to 10 hours a day, six days a week. When an IBS episode would strike, her co-workers would cover for her as she huddled in a corner, keeled over in pain...
Source: TIME: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized medicine Research Source Type: news

People Are Now Taking Placebo Pills to Deal With Their Health Problems —And It’s Working
For over 20 years, Linda Buonanno lived in fear that her irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) would suddenly interrupt her daily routine with frequent trips to the bathroom and unbearable cramping. Buonanno, now a 71-year-old medical assistant and hairdresser from Methuen, Mass., tried everything from drugs to dairy-free diets. Nothing worked. She remembers a particularly tough period over 10 years ago, when she was working on the factory floor of a medical-device company for up to 10 hours a day, six days a week. When an IBS episode would strike, her co-workers would cover for her as she huddled in a corner, keeled over in pain...
Source: TIME: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized medicine Research Source Type: news

The Icy Truth: The World of Resuscitation is NOT Flat
For those looking for a better way to preserve the brain and vital organs in the future, an article released recently about work by scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital may give us a peek at a future tool in our resuscitation toolbox. It’s a process that might prove valuable if used in conjunction with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), impedance threshold devices (ITDs) and head-up CPR to keep people in a suspended state of animation until their malady is found, corrected and allowed to begin healing. Massachusetts General is the original and largest teaching hospital at Harvard Medical School. Thei...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 20, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Hospitals make £260kfrom vending machines with high-calorie snacks
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust generated £260,000 between 2013 and 2018. If the UK's other 134 trusts did the same, it would've created £34 million from the sale of crisps, drinks and sweets. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghana:Chinese Medical Team Performs Free Open Heart Surgery At KATH
[Ghanaian Times] A 10-member medical team from the Guandong General Hospital in China has performed free open heart surgeries for some patients at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), under the auspices of the government of China. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Stroke patients treated at a teaching hospital are less likely to be readmitted
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Stroke patients appear to receive better care at teaching hospitals with less of a chance of landing back in a hospital during the early stages of recovery, according to new research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Gambia:Nurses Complain of Unpaid Transport Allowances
[Foroyaa] Nurses at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital, the Bundung Maternal and Child Health Hospital, Kanifing General Hospital and Sheikh Zayed Regional Eye Care Centre, have complained of unpaid transport allowance increment, since it was effected last January. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ethiopia:Bahir Dar University Builds New Teaching Hospital
[Addis Fortune] The teaching hospital's price tag is 207 million Br (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Post-discharge mortality in patients with traumatic spinal cord injury in a Brazilian hospital: a retrospective cohort - Leite VF, Souza DR, Imamura M, Battistella LR.
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the survival outcomes in patients with traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI). SETTING: A teaching hospital in Brazil. METHODS: A total of 434 patients diagnosed with TSCI (2004-2014) ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Hundreds of lives are being saved thanks to a TEXT service which alerts doctors to cases of sepsis
Pioneered by a leading teaching hospital, the system has led to a seven-fold increase in the number of patients getting life-saving drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital vending machines: helping people make healthier choices
Obesity-related illness costs the NHS around £ 6.1 billion per year and vending machines in hospitals can support healthy consumption habits among NHS staff, patients and visitors. This trial at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust used 17 cold drink and mixed-snack vending machines to test whether changing the availability or positioning of products within the vending machines could encourage healthier choices and whether this approach was economically viable. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exclusive: Fix ‘dark force’ surgical unit or lose it, leaked review tells trust
An independent review has challenged the leadership of a teaching hospital to make immediate changes to its cardiac surgical team or face losing the service altogether. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 30, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

It's July at a Teaching Hospital. You Know What That Means
(MedPage Today) -- Freshly minted interns need to learn more than how to put in chest tubes and IV lines (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 27, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Densitas partners with U.K. teaching hospitals
Medical software developer Densitas is teaming with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA clears Densitas breast density software Densitas gets Australian clearance for breast density software Densitas highlights study in Breast Cancer Research Densitas deploys breast density software throughout Canada Densitas touts breast density clinical research (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

An Interview with Martha Shadan
Martha Shadan has done what few other medtech leaders ever dream of doing. After a string of success stories in large medtech companies, she transitioned to the startup world. Most medical device executives who attempt this transition after big medtech careers get overwhelmed by the lack of resources in startups. Not Shadan. She led the development of Rotation Medical and its sale to Smith & Nephew for $210 Million. Shadan is the fourth subject in a series on women in medtech. Her credentials are impressive. She talks about the challenges and opportunities in her prior roles as a vice president and general manager at C...
Source: MDDI - July 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Maria Shepherd Tags: Business Source Type: news

Pattern of accidental childhood poisoning at the children emergency room of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria - Abhulimhen-Iyoha BI, Israel-Aina YT.
BACKGROUND: Accidental childhood poisoning contributes significantly to childhood morbidity and mortality worldwide. A review of the agents which cause poisoning in our locality from time to time is important in planning prevention strategies and treatment... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Hospital vending machines
This report presents findings from research into how changes to vending machine product availability and positioning across Leeds Teaching Hospital altered purchasing choices. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shelford Group trust fails to appoint new chief executive
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust has not apppointed a new chief executive, after interviewing last month. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news