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Focused Ultrasound and the Brain

Why is high-intensity focused ultrasound being explored to treat the brain?

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Esaote's Long Term Vision

On the occasion of Esaote’s recent launch of their latest mobile ultrasound diagnostic systems MyLab™ Gamma and MyLab™ Six

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Fighting the Rising Tide of Dementia

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Clinical Leadership and the Challenge of Change

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Healthy Heart Could Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

A healthier heart could prevent Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study associating heart function with the development of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Participants with decreased heart function, measured by cardiac index, were two to three times more likely to develop significant memory

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Nuts and Peanuts Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Death

According to an article published in JAMA, consumption of nuts and peanuts reduces the risk of overall death and death from cardiovascular disease across different ethnic groups and individuals with low socioeconomic status. This suggests that peanuts may be a cost-effective measure to improve cardi

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Standardised Feeding Approach Improves NICU Babies' Growth

Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (OH, USA) have created a new standardised approach for feeding infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The guidelines published in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition helps babies attain full oral feeds sooner, improves their gr

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Study: Intensive Care Quick Reference Checklist Manual

Medical errors occur often and potentially harm patients. For example, in intensive care units (ICUs), adverse events are common, often owing to failures to carry out intended treatment correctly. This study aimed to test the effectiveness of checklists for emergency procedures on medical staff perf

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Overdiagnosis Risk In Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening

It is unknown whether the benefits outweigh the risks of screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). AAA involves the swelling of the main blood vessel that leads away from the heart and down through the abdomen. An undetected rupture in the wall of the artery is fatal in 80 percent of

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US Outspends Europe On Cancer Care But Mortality Remains High

A report that presents results “substantially contrary to previous findings” suggests that cancer mortality rates in the United States have only modestly decreased since 1970, even with significant spending on cancer treatment. Compared to Western European countries, the US spent more money, but

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#ECR15: Launch of ESR iGuide - New Clinical Decision Support Software

The European Society of Radiology (ESR) and National Decision Support Company (NDSC) today officially launched ESR iGuide at the European Congress of Radiology 2015 in Vienna. The ESR iGuide is a clinical decision support (CDS) system enabling doctors to order medical imaging procedures for their p

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#ECR15: Computer-Aided Diagnosis Improves Detection but Requires Experience

Computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) can enhance performance but only if it is used correctly, and does not reduce the need for training. In a Refresher Course today at the ECR which runs in Vienna from 4-8 March, experts will talk about how CAD is moving away from pure detection to clinical decision supp

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Rare Antibody Targets Ebola and Marburg Virus

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have captured the first images showing how immune molecules bind to a site on the surface of Marburg virus. The findings have been published in the journal Cell. The Marburg virus is Ebola's deadly cousin and is believed to be up to 90 percent let

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3-D Vaccine Against Cancer and Infectious Diseases

Researchers at the Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a novel 3D vaccine that could provide an effective way to harness the immune system and fight cancer as well as infection diseases. The findings have been published in Nature Biotechnology. The 3D vaccine

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FDA Approves New Antibiotic Avycaz

The FDA has approved the combination of ceftazidime-avibactam (CAZ-AVI). The antibiotic under the brand name of Avycaz will be marketed by Forest Laboratories and is indicated to treat adults with complicated intra-abdominal or urinary tract infections, including kidney infections. Ceftazidime is a

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Palbociclib Effective for Hormone-Resistant Breast Cancer

Results of a Phase II study led by researchers in the Abramson Cancer Center and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania show that Palbociclib, an oral medication that works by blocking molecules responsible for cancer cell growth, is well tolerated and extends progression-

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Virtual Patient Project: Avatars Express Emotion For Clinician Training

Medical students learning to relate to patients often interact with “standardised patients” portrayed by healthy people who are trained to act like real patients. The drawback of that type of interaction is that it is relatively expensive, and students do not always get

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Flexible Nanosensors Adhere to Skin To Measure Vital Signs

Flexible nanosensors which can adhere to biological surfaces such as human skin will improve the use of wearable devices that measure breath, heart pressure and temperature. The low-cost technology developed by researchers at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) Institute of Optoelectronics

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