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Executive Health Management

Study Finds Gaps in Best Methods for Cleaning Hospital Rooms

2015 13 Aug

A new systematic overview published in Annals of Internal Medicine finds a lack of evidence as to which methods are most effective at reducing health-care associated infections (HAIs). The study shows gaps in best methods for cleaning hospital rooms, gaps that should be filled keeping in mind the fact that nearly 75,000 HAI-related deaths occur in the... Read more

IMAGING Management

Hologic Comments on Important Cervical Cancer Screening Study

2015 16 Jul

Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX) has commented on an important cervical cancer screening studyipublished on-line this week in Cancer Cytopathology, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.The study, by researchers at Quest Diagnostics and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, supports current consensus guidelinesii for cervical cancer... Read more

Cardiology Management

CVD Programmes Reduce Deaths Over 40-Year Period

2015 13 Jan

A 40-year experiment targeting cardiovascular factors, conducted in a rural Maine county, demonstrated significant reductions in hospitalisation and death rates, according to a new study. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, shows that changes in smoking, cholesterol control and other behaviours lead to an accumulative... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Overdiagnosed and Overmedicated

2014 21 Feb

In a recent study published in the March edition of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, a team of researchers share their findings on the diagnosis and treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).With the aims of quantifying and characterising unjustified antimicrobial use for VAP as well as identifying risk factors associated with the... Read more

Executive Health Management

Study Investigates Online Physician Rating Sites’ Influence

2014 19 Feb

A new study investigating the US population’s awareness of online physician ratings sites has found that 65% of respondents are aware of these ratings, with roughly one-fourth reporting usage of these sites. The full findings are published in the February 19 issue of JAMA. Background information in the article states that while patients were increasingly... Read more

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