The health network experts implemented the medically necessary time sensitive (MeNTS) surgical scoring system developed by the University of Chicago to triage the case load across the health system, the largest in New Jersey. The results are published now in The American Journal of Surgery, and the lead author is a medical student at the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine.
Purdue innovators have created a biosensor that allows for simultaneous recording and imaging of tissues and organs during a surgical operation. Traditional methods to simultaneously record and image tissues and organs have proven difficult because other sensors used for recording typically interrupt the imaging process. The ultra-soft, thin and stretchable Purdue biosensor is capable of seamlessly interfacing with the curvilinear surface of organs even under large mechanical deformations.
A rare parasitic infection imported from Europe continues to take root in Alberta. The province is now the North American hotspot for human alveolar echinococcosis (AE), which takes the form of a growth in the liver, causing serious and potentially deadly health complications.
A study led by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has identified a protein in the immune system that may protect babies from necrotizing enterocolitis, a leading cause of death among premature infants.
While stents are highly effective, scarring or clotting of unhealed stents can occur and lead to complications. Approaches to understand stent healing based on their biological clotting status is unavailable in patients. To devise a potential solution, Dr. Jason McCarthy, an Associate Professor at MMRI, and his team developed a fluorescent probe that binds to activated platelets, allowing the potential for clinicians to proactively treat patients before the development of occlusive stent clotting or scarring.
Researchers examined the frequency and severity of head impacts experienced by youth football players and how exposure to head impacts changes from one year to the next in returning players. The researchers then compared the resulting data with findings on neuroimaging studies obtained over consecutive years in the same athletes. The comparison demonstrated a significant positive association between changes in head impact exposure (HIE) metrics and changes in abnormal findings on brain imaging studies.
According to AJR, high-dose intranodal lymphangiography with ethiodized oil is a safe and effective procedure for treating high-output postsurgical chylothorax with chest tube removal in 83% of patients. Previously, no data were available on the safety or benefits of injecting higher doses of ethiodized oil to treat patients with refractory postoperative chylothorax. No early or late clinically relevant complications, including symptomatic pulmonary or paradoxical embolism, were recorded for any of the patients.
Public health measures designed to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus may have fostered a substantial side benefit: A 53 percent drop in hospital admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), likely due to a drop in circulating seasonal respiratory viruses such as influenza.
Inspired by kirigami, the Japanese art of folding and cutting paper, MIT engineers have designed a new type of stent that could be used to deliver drugs to the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, or other tubular organs in the body.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen provide better pain control and have fewer adverse effects than codeine, a commonly prescribed opioid, when prescribed after outpatient surgery, according to new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).