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IMAGING Management

Gall Bladder Removals Made Safer With New Imaging Method

2016 15 Mar

Researchers in the U.S. have discovered a way to image the bile ducts during gallbladder removal surgeries using a tested and safe dye and a real-time near-infrared florescence laparoscopic camera, a finding that will make the procedure much safer for the hundreds of thousands of people who undergo the procedure each year. The new imaging procedure,... Read more

ICU Management

Hospital Readmissions for Sepsis a Problem

2015 10 Jul

A new UCLA study reveals that between 2009-2011 sepsis accounted for roughly the same percentage of hospital readmissions in California as heart attacks and congestive heart failure (CHF) — and that it cost the healthcare system more than both of them combined. Annual cost of sepsis-related readmissions in California during the study period was estimated... Read more

Executive Health Management

High-Earning MDs: Fewer Patients, More Procedures

2014 12 Dec

A UCLA study has shown for the first time that higher-earning physicians make more money by ordering more procedures and services per patient, rather than by seeing more patients. This "very surprising" finding may not be in the best interest of patients, according to a research letter published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers from... Read more

Executive Health Management

UCLA: Big Data Computing Center of Excellence

2014 14 Oct

UCLA is set to establish a Center of Excellence for Big Data Computing under an $11 million research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The UCLA centre, part of an initial $32 million outlay for the $656 million Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative, will formulate new strategies for harnessing complex biomedical data sets known as... Read more


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