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Report Takes a Look at Wound Management Market

A newly released report says that many factors are propelling the wound care management device market including the growing demand for faster recovery of wounds, rising incidences of chronic wound, increase in the number of surgeries, and the growing occurrence of diabetes, that is expected in the expansion of the overall market. The report, “Wound …

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Study finds Insomnia tied to higher risk of coronary artery disease and stroke

Data obtained from more than a million people found that genetic liability to insomnia may increase the risk of coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke, primary associated with an increased risk of large artery stroke, according to a new study, “Genetic Liability to Insomnia and Cardiovascular Disease Risk,” published in the American Heart Association\’s …

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LTCH Facilities Give Better Care, Improved Outcomes

Last year, researchers reported that long-term care hospitals (LTCH) provide superior outcomes for the most severely ill patients than any other post-acute care setting “Post-acute care plays a significant role in our health care system,” explains George Kyriacou, MSPH, president and CEO of Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford, Conn, during a September 2018 presentation of a …

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Taking a Look at Post Surgical Complications for Patients with Sleep Apnea

According to a study published today in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in May, patients who have severe obstructive sleep apnea have a significantly higher risk of medical complications related to their heart in the first 30 days after major surgery. \”We found that the risk of postoperative complications related to their heart was …

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Study Findings Assists Surgeons to Counsel Seniors, Help Hospitals to Intervene with Patients in Certain Situations

Findings from a research study will help surgeons to counsel seniors before an operation and enable hospitals to intervene when these patients have a history of a fall, malnutrition, delirium or decubitus. The researchers noted that older patients have a different physiology and unique set of needs that may make them more susceptible to complications …

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GWU Study Finds Collagen Effective in Wound Closure

Researchers at the George Washington University (GWU) say that collagen powder is just as effective in managing skin biopsy wounds as primary closure with non-absorbable sutures.  The finding from this first-of-its-kind study was published last month in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology by a team of physician researchers at the George Washington University. In this study, …

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Study Says Fitness for an Operation Might Be Determined by Screening for Fitness

Researchers say that frailty, a decline in function and resistance to short-term stress that typically occurs in your later years, is linked to more medical complications occurring after an operation among adults of all ages, according to researchers of a large new study published on the Journal of the American College of Surgeons website in advance of …

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Scottish Researchers Announce New Study to Develop Sensor to Manage Wound Care

This week Engineers at Heriot-Watt University (HWU) announce a new study with the goal of developing a sensor that will help patients, physicians and nurses manage how wounds heal.  The funding announcement comes as the Edinburgh, Scotland-based university celebrates its Year of Health, a calendar of engagement that spans schools, communities, businesses and government. Throughout …

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Sleep Index, Wakefulness Maybe predictors When Patients Are Able to breathe on Their Own

University of Toronto (UT) researchers predict that critically ill patients are more likely to be successfully weaned from a mechanical ventilator, or breathing machine, if they have higher levels of wakefulness and both their right and left brains experience the same depth of sleep.  These findings were published online in the American Thoracic Society\’s American …

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Study Dispels “July Effect” for In-Hospital Training for Heart Surgery

The perception that more medical errors occur in July for heart surgery (referred to as the “July Effect”) compared to other months due to an arrival of new influx of medical school graduates starting their in-hospital training is wrong, say researchers at Boston-based Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard University in a research study, “\”Debunking …

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