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Could a New Universal Tuberculosis Regimen Help End the TB Pandemic?

Original Post on: https://www.infectiousdiseaseadvisor.com/ By: Benjamin Patterson, MBBS, Infectious Diseases Specialist As tuberculosis (TB) is the world’s most lethal infectious disease, there is an urgent need to improve the treatment of this bacterial infection. One approach under consideration is the institution of a universal or “pan-TB” regimen comprising new agents capable of treating multidrug-resistant (MDR) and even…

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Make Patients on the QI Team the Norm, Not the Exception

Original Post on: http://www.ihi.org By: IHI Multimedia Team Watch Related Video For the East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT), collecting patient satisfaction data doesn’t go far enough to engage patients in quality improvement (QI). In addition to gathering feedback, ELFT offers interested patients and their caregivers — who they call “service users” and “carers” — opportunities…

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3D Printed Kidneys Saves Life of Two-Year-Old Child

Original Post on: https://3dprintingindustry.com By: Tia Vialva Surgeons at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, have worked with Stratasys’ 3D printing to support the first successful larger-than-average adult kidney transplantation from father to son. The high-risk procedure was performed with the help of two, true-to-life, 3D printed models, which proved vital to surgical preparation. The…

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Sensitive Fiber Thread to Introduce Diagnostic Capabilities Into Clothing

Original Post on: https://www.medgadget.com By: Site Editors At the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) researchers have developed a smart thread capable of sensing tiny changes of pressure and strain that are placed on it. The technology should have implications for the development of new kinds of sensors and for the realization of smart clothing that…

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E. Coli in an Electronic Pill Can Detect Bleeding in the Stomach

Original Post on: https://www.medgadget.com By: Conn Hastings Researchers at MIT have developed an ingestible chip containing genetically engineered E. coli. When swallowed, the bacteria can detect blood in the stomach, and produce light. The chip contains components that measure the amount of light produced and relays this information to a nearby smartphone, allowing a simple and…

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Hospitals – Cyber Security – Device Connectivity

Original Post on: http://www.healthcareitnews.com/blog  By: Dan Costantino A CISO’s advice for securing connected medical devices Penn Medicine’s Dan Costantino recommends hospitals to get ahead of the issue, understand scope, and implement layers of cybersecurity to start. Phishing emails aimed to compromise employee credentials. Encryption used to prevent exposure of sensitive data in the event of accidental loss…

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NIH: All of Us precision medicine project finally ready for prime time

Original Post on: https://www.fiercehealthcare.com By: Paige Minemyer The National Institutes of Health has set a start date for the full launch of its All of Us precision medicine research project. NIH announced that nationwide enrollment in All of Us will begin on May 6 with launch events to be hosted in seven cities: New York City, Chicago, Birmingham, Alabama, Detroit, Kansas…

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Most ACOs would flee Medicare program if pushed to take on more risk

Original Post on: https://www.fiercehealthcare.com By: Mike Stankiewicz A huge chunk of organizations plan to leave the Medicare Shared Savings Program if they’re forced to take on financial risk, which could slow the government’s transition to value-based care. And it remains unclear whether the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which oversees the program, will make any sought-after changes. A recent letter…

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Project to Develop Virus-Resistant Human Cells for Clinical Applications

Harvard’s Wyss Institute is partnering with Cellectis, a company working on immunotherapy technology involving editing the genes of allogeneic CAR T-cells, to create “virus-resistant human cells.” These would be used to produce therapeutic products and to create new cell-based clinical therapies. More from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering…

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Ford’s Feel The View System Lets Visually Impaired People Glimpse Outside Car’s Window

Original Post on: https://www.medgadget.com Ford is aiming to make car rides a bit more interesting for blind people and those with very limited vision. A company’s team in Italy, working with Aedo, a firm developing technologies for people with visual impairments, and GTB, a marketing agency, have developed a system they call Feel The View. When the user…

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