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BIDMC Researchers Find Extensive Use of Aspirin Despite Few Benefits, High Risks

By Specialty Hospital Staff | July 24, 2019

Over four months ago, the   American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) released new prevention guideline announcing that they can no longer recommend that low-dose aspirin be used to help prevent heart attacks and stroke in people …

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Study Finds Early Valve Replacement May Be Better Than Watching and Waiting  

By Specialty Hospital Staff | July 18, 2019

“Watch and wait” may not be the way to go for physicians treating patients with severe aortic stenosis who have no symptom.  According to an article published online in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, researchers say that these patients may benefit …

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Wearing sensors to Promote the Wound Healing Process

By Specialty Hospital Staff | July 17, 2019

Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York, have developed skin-inspired electronics to conform to the skin, allowing for long-term, high-performance, real-time wound monitoring in users. “We eventually hope that these sensors and engineering accomplishments can help advance health …

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Battling Orthopedic Bone Infections to Allow Healing

By Specialty Hospital Staff | July 11, 2019

Automobile accidents, combat wounds, cancer treatment and other conditions that require surgery, can lead to bone infections that are difficult to treat, oftentimes delaying healing. Now, researchers say they have developed a double-duty hydrogel that both attacks the bacteria and …

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Heart Team approach Is Valuable When Making Complex Cardiac Treatment Decisions

By Specialty Hospital Staff | July 10, 2019

Researchers at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania say that coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery may be the best treatment option for patients with more than one blocked artery, according to an article published in the Annals of …

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UE Researchers Create Fabric Dressing that Could Improve Wound Recovery

By Specialty Hospital Staff | July 4, 2019

Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey’s medical staff stays current on the latest research on wound care recovery.  Here’s one study published last month that caught our interest. Research engineers at the University of Edinburgh (EU) have devised a fabric dressing …

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Look for Primary and Revision Total Joint Replacement to Skyrocket in the Coming Decades

By Specialty Hospital Staff | July 3, 2019

According to a study presented last year at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, researchers analyzed models to more accurately predict the future volume of total joint replacement (TJR) procedures throughout the nation.  TJR is considered the …

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Study Tracks Long-Term Cognitive Decline in Relations to CHD incidents

By Specialty Hospital Staff | June 27, 2019

Adults with a history of coronary heart disease (CHD) are at higher risk for faster cognitive decline in the long-term, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. CHD, occurring when coronary arteries become …

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Penn Study Identifies Microbes in Wound Healing That Can Lead to Foot Amputation

By Specialty Hospital Staff | June 26, 2019

A University of Pennsylvania study, published April 18, 2019, in Cell Host and Microbe, finds whether wounds, including a diabetic foot ulcer, heal or progress to a worse outcome, including infection or even amputation, may depend on the microbiome within …

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Cardiovascular Study Finds Bleeding After PAD Treatments Can Increase Risk of Death

By Specialty Hospital Staff | June 21, 2019

Researchers find that bleeding after minimally invasive peripheral artery disease (PAD) treatments can increase the risk of death, Major bleeding occurs in about 4 percent of surgical procedures to treat blockages in the arteries of the lower leg and an …

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