North Carolina State University researchers observed ultrasound waves over time and were able to calculate how much fluid was in the lungs to track pulmonary edema treatment. Ultrasound waves scatter when they hit air pockets in the lungs, but by watching how echoes change over time, the researchers were able to determine how much fluid filled the space between air pockets.
Survey data from 4,015 patients with non-metastatic breast cancer showed a lower risk of cardiovascular events and death from coronary heart disease among those who had a high level of physical activity, compared with those who had low activity levels. The study, presented at the American College of Cardiology's annual meeting, found patients who had moderate and intermediate activity levels also saw reduced CV risks.
Five of nine pregnant women who were erroneously told by the D.C. Department of Forensic Sciences that they did not have the Zika virus have given birth and have been approached for monitoring of their children. The incorrect test results prompted the CDC to require retesting of over 400 individuals, including 300 pregnant women.
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Toshiba added more powerful computing and state-of-the-art beam technology in their new line of ultrasound scanners intended for point-of-care use in musculoskeletal imaging of superficial structures. Toshiba says the devices are designed to enhance productivity and reduce overuse injury for operators.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality promotes the use of a program called Communication and Optimal Resolution, or CANDOR, in addressing medical errors with patients and families to improve patient safety. CANDOR, which includes a prompt investigation, sharing of findings, an apology and compensation for injuries, was tested at 14 US hospitals, and in Michigan reduced malpractice lawsuits by half and saved about $2 million in litigation costs in its first year.
A recent Association of American Medical Colleges report predicts that the US physician shortage will get worse and a deficit of between 40,800 and 104,900 doctors will occur by 2030. Shortages will affect primary care, surgical specialties and medical specialties including cardiology and infectious disease, but telemedicine, new drugs and other changes in the health care industry could mitigate the impact of those shortages, experts say.
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More cases of a new fungal infection resistant to drugs are showing up in the US, with the CDC reporting 53 cases of Candida auris so far. The dangerous yeast infection, first discovered in Japan in 2009, is acquired during hospital stays, and those with compromised immune systems are most at risk.
A study in Milbank Quarterly assessing the Affordable Care Act found variations in emergency department access, health care affordability and health care quality, based on income and race. The study analyzed data from the "Patients' Perspectives on Health Care in the United States" survey.
Congressional Republicans have made changes to the American Health Care Act in an effort to win more support for the legislation within their own party. The proposed amendments would boost tax credits for older people, end most Affordable Care Act taxes in 2017 rather than 2018, and give states more flexibility on Medicaid administration.
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