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Bedside ultrasound becomes a reality

Clinicians have often referred to ultrasound technology as the "stethoscope of the future," predicting that as the equipment shrinks in size, it will one day be as common at the bedside as that trusty tool around every physician's neck. According to...

Study links hypoxia and inflammation in many diseases

AURORA, Colo. (Feb. 18, 2011) -- When the body is deprived of oxygen during a major surgery, the kidneys, heart muscles or lungs can be injured as a result. The problem is that lack of oxygen can lead to inflammation. Yet some athletes d...

SMFM highlights significance of spina bifida research findings

SAN FRANCISCO (February 10, 2011) -- More than two thousand physicians, some of the top obstetric/gynecologists in the world who specialize in maternal-fetal medicine, especially high risk pregnancies, gathered today for their annual meeting in Sa...

Buprenorphine is better than methadone for opioid dependence in pregnant women,...

Using buprenorphine instead of methadone -- the current standard of care -- to treat opioid-dependent pregnant women may result in healthier babies, suggests new findings from an international team led by Johns Hopkins researchers and publish...

Buprenorphine treatment produces improved outcome for babies born addicted

Babies born into the world addicted to drugs because of their mother's dependence on pain medication, or opioids, may be weaned off the substance more comfortably, with a shorter hospital stay and at a reduced cost, if the mother receives a new ...

Hospital perks: How much should hospitals be rewarded for the patient...

From hotel-style room service to massage therapy to magnificent views, hospitals are increasingly touting their luxury services in a bid to gain market share, especially those in competitive urban markets. An important new article, published today i...

AIDS drug shown to prevent HIV in multinational trial of HIV-negative...

Chicago, November 23, 2010 -- Results of the world's first efficacy trial of an HIV-prevention approach called oral pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, were released online in the New England Journal of Medicine today. Data from this trial, called i...

Keeping blood pressure in check may benefit some African-Americans with kidney...

DALLAS -- Oct. 7, 2010 -- Keeping blood pressure at a low level in African-Americans with kidney disease may slow the progression of the condition in patients with proteinuria, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers found in a national study p...

No Evidence for a Popular Back Procedure

As a patient safety best practice and endorsement of evidence-based medicine, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors approved and released...

Low Lead Levels Linked with IQ Deficits

A new study suggests that lead may be harmful even at very low blood concentrations. The study, funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health, will appear in the April 17 edition of The New England Journal of Medicine. The five-year study found that children who have blood lead concentration lower than 10 micrograms per deciliter suffer intellectual impairment from the exposure.

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