Compared to surgery, percutaneous liver ablation interventions (IRs) in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are associated with lower inhospital mortality, length of hospital stay (LOS), and hospitalization costs, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting, set for May 5-10 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
During neoadjuvant chemotherapy, new suspicious findings detected on breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during neoadjuvant therapy are most likely benign, according to a study to be presented at the ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting, set for May 5-10 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The first-of-its-kind palm-sized 3D ultrasound imaging system for radiation-free scoliosis assessment, named 'Scolioscan Air', can bring accurate, safe and cost-efficient mass screening to schools and anywhere in the community.
Researchers from Drexel's College of Computing & Informatics have been integrating a tablet-based checklist tool into the workflow of a pediatric trauma center and, over the course of 15 months, have shown that it doesn't hamper doctors' performance.
The opioid antidote naloxone can reverse the effects of an overdoes if given to a person promptly and many states have approved rules to make the drug more widely available. A new study finds that allowing pharmacists to directly dispense the drug without a physician's prescription can sharply reduce fatal opioid-related overdoses, while less-robust strategies had little effect on deaths.
Physician suicide is an urgent problem with rates higher than suicide rates in the general public, with potential for extensive impact on health care systems. A 'Five things to know about ...' practice article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) provides an overview of this serious issue.
The overincarceration of Indigenous people in Canada is a health crisis, causing more years of life to be lost than premature death from heart disease, injuries and cancer, argues a commentary in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Incorporating community volunteers into the health care system shows promise in reducing health care usage by older adults and shifting health care from hospitals to primary care, according to new research in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
If recent trends continue, health expenditure in China is projected to grow 8.4% annually, from 5.3% of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2015 to 9.1% of GDP in 2035.
Physicians prescribing a sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitor for type 2 diabetes should be on alert for symptoms of Fournier gangrene, a rare form of the necrotizing bacterial infection that affects soft tissue in the genitals.