Researchers examined the financial metrics of both for-profit and non-profit hospitals in the rural south. They found that non-profit hospitals have drastically lower operating margins and returns on equity, putting them at much greater risk for closures, mergers, and acquisitions.
Today researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center announced the launch of a new clinical trial investigating the effectiveness of cord blood stem cells in treating cerebral palsy.
Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin have found that an innovative protocol called the Electronic Patient Alert System (EAS) significantly improves patient compliance with a preadmission showering protocol. The pre-surgery antiseptic shower is known to reduce the risk of surgical site infections (SSIs).
Android technology is transforming the medical industry via three key trends:
- Tablet and smartphone apps that aid patient entertainment, education, fitness, and learning
- Applications that communicate information about a patient to a medical professional
- Medical devices that use an android operating system
Guerbet announced today that the FDA approved Lipiodol (Ethiodized Oil) injections for the purpose of imaging tumors in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). HCC is the most common primary liver tumor. It is the third-leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. An estimated 35,000 patients are affected in the United States each year.
As of today, April 8, 2014, Microsoft is no longer providing support and updates for the 12-year-old operating system Windows XP.