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Researches from the University of Birmingham and University of Edinburgh have cut the number of liver biopsies performed on patients with fatty liver in half by using a non-invasive digital image scan. Findings were published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.

Measurements taken from projected 3D holographic models were able to match “gold standard” measurements in accuracy, according to a study set to be presented at the ARRS 2018 Annual Meeting.

Smart glasses could be a feasible tool in detecting concussions and improving critical decision making, according to a study published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth.

A genetic ancestry test was more accurate than conventional self-reports of race, cultural identity or ethnicity at identifying patients at risk for bleeding stoke. Findings were presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2018.

An emergency department (ED)-based transitional care nurse (TCN) program, focusing on geriatric care, was able to reduce the number of unnecessary hospitalizations by 33 percent. Findings were published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.


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Video game improves physician triage of severe trauma patients

Physicians who played a video game showing a young doctor treating severe trauma patients were better able to distinguish patients in need of higher level of care, according to a study published in The BMJ.

Viral post on social media increases awareness of skin health, cancer risks

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have published a study in Preventive Medicine that examined social media as an effective route in generating awareness about skin cancer.

Higher satisfaction in care, communication reduces readmission rate

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers have found patients admitted to the hospital are less likely to be readmitted in 30 days if they report higher levels of satisfaction in care and communication with providers, according to a study published in BMJ Quality & Safety.

Scientist develop software to predict tumor markers

Scientists from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed a software program capable of predicting which tumor-specific markers will appear on the surface of leukemia cells in patients who received stem cells. Findings were presented at the 59th Annual American Society for Hematology Annual Meeting.

Surgical recording device differentiates between novice, expert surgeons

Researchers from the Keck Medicine of University of Southern California (USC) have found using a recording device during surgical procedures can differentiate between novice and expert surgeons. Findings, published in The Journal of Urology, aimed to improve the evaluation process of surgeon proficiency and standardizing credentialing.

2 studies find video game tech accurate in patient motion capture

Researchers from the University of Missouri believe depth cameras from video game consoles could provide additional insight to physical therapists, clinicians and athletic trainers. Findings are published in Journal of Applied Biomechanics and Sports Health.

Insights into the future digital health landscape

In the "Top of Mind for Top U.S. Health Systems 2018" report, survey results from more than 20 U.S. executives provided a look into how healthcare professionals are prioritizing health information technology trends.

Implementation of I-PASS Nursing Handoff Bundle reduces communication errors

The I-PASS Nursing Handoff Bundle intervention could reduce rates of handoff error while maintaining a steady workflow, according to a study published in BMJ Quality & Safety.

Kidney assessment tool may increase available donor organs

Utilizing normothermic machine perfusion technology could increase the number of available donor kidneys, according to a study published in the British Journal of Surgery.

Interactive tool predicts potential of global vaccines in minutes

Decision Resources Group (DRG) have developed an interactive tool capable of testing the potential of vaccines in any global market and producing results in less than two minutes.