For US health care facilities, participation in the World Health Organization global campaign to improve hand hygiene practices is associated with improved hand hygiene, according to a study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.
Human subjects protections policies do not provide regulatory coverage for all clinical trials, while up to about a quarter of trials are considered overlap trials, according to a research letter published in the March 5 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
By Jacquelyn Gray
For patients receiving non-cardiac surgery, a study published in JAMA Surgery discovered that patients who experienced postoperative complications were more likely to be readmitted within 30 days.
The adenosine A2A receptor agonist polydeoxyribonucleotide facilitates healing of diabetic foot ulcers in patients with diabetes, according to a study published online Jan. 31 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Colonoscopy quality and safety are comparable for nurse and physician endoscopy trainees, according to a study published in the March issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
By Jeannette Wick
Despite ridicule and derision from their peers, many legitimate biomedical scientists have pursued drugs, treatments, and interventions to restore youth, extend life, or both.
By Andrew Smith
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new ablation catheter billed by its maker as the first such device on the U.S. market “that enables direct and real-time measurement of contact force” during procedures.
By Rachel Lutz
Mice models demonstrating colorectal cancer development were influenced by nongenetic factors such as gut microbes.
By Rachel Lutz
Instead of standard radio wave therapy, doctors are experimenting with alcohol ablations to prevent accidental triggering of arrhythmia.
Women are still underrepresented in medical science and research, and sex differences are often ignored, according to a report published March 3 by the Brigham and Women's Hospital.