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Does greater scrutiny of transplant centers create disparities for the sickest patients?
A new study indicates that transplant centers that receive low scores on performance evaluations tend to remove more patients from the transplant waiting list. (2016-01-19)

Largest genetic survey to date shows major success of giant panda breeding programs
Breeding programs in conservation centers and zoos hope to save the panda by improving genetic diversity, avoid inbreeding and ultimately, introduce pandas back to the wild. Just how are these high-profile programs doing so far? In a new study appearing in the advanced online edition of Molecular Biology and Evolution, Fuwen Wei, et al., performed the most comprehensive genetic survey so far. (2014-07-22)

Primary stroke centers more likely to be in states with certification programs
States that have certification programs designating primary stroke centers are more likely to have certified stroke centers than those that don't have state-run programs, according to a new study. (2011-05-14)

Loyola Cancer Center receives Outstanding Achievement Award
Loyola University Health System's Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center has received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. (2012-04-13)

Choice of hospital impacts outcomes for inflammatory bowel disease surgery
Hospitals with higher annual volumes of patients with inflammatory bowel disease who undergo surgery have lower in-hospital mortality rates than hospitals with lower volumes of IBD patients, according to a new study by researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. (2008-06-18)

ESMO recognizes centers of excellence in palliative care for cancer patients
The prestigious (2009-09-22)

Treatment nonexistent for some glioblastoma patients
Patients diagnosed at high-volume centers are up to 40 percent more likely to receive treatment for glioblastoma. The study is one of the largest on glioblastoma treatment and outcomes. (2017-09-13)

Study: Violations of privacy rights by fusion centers are the exception, not the rule
Concerns that law enforcement fusion centers are violating individuals' privacy rights as they gather intelligence on terrorism, criminals and other threats to public safety are the exception and certainly not the rule, according to a study published in the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology. (2016-07-22)

Transparent pricing boosts business at outpatient surgical centers, study suggests
In a small study of ambulatory surgical centers across the country, Johns Hopkins quality care researchers found that publicly listing the prices of common operations, such as uncomplicated labor and delivery and tonsillectomies, generally increased business, revenue and patient satisfaction. (2018-06-13)

Study investigates value of 'center of excellence' designation
A new study says cancer surgery performed at a medical center designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) as a (2004-12-27)

Survival rates appear to differ among level I trauma centers
Trauma centers designated as level I may have significantly different results when treating patients with similar injuries, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2008-02-18)

Increased use of ambulatory surgery centers for cataract surgery
Over the past decade there's been a dramatic increase in the proportion of cataract surgeries performed at ambulatory surgery centers. In some communities nearly all cataract surgeries are done in a surgery center rather than a hospital. Consumers save money from the shift but it may impact access to eye care and raises questions about safety. (2017-11-22)

High volume of severe sepsis patients may result in better outcomes
A recent study led by Boston University School of Medicine shows that (2014-01-17)

Research letter examines cancer center advertising spending
Total spending on advertising to the public by 890 cancer centers in the United States was $173 million in 2014, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. (2016-07-11)

Community hospitals offer a safe surgical option for some cancer surgeries
Low-risk patients who require certain cancer surgeries can have the procedures performed with low operative mortality rates at community hospitals, according to a new study. But patients who are considered high risk or who need complicated cancer surgeries have a higher survival rate at specialized cancer centers, reports a study from Northwestern University and the American College of Surgeons. (2010-02-02)

Study: Level I trauma centers boost head injury survival
Head injury patients transferred to level I trauma centers are more likely to survive than if they're transferred to level II facilities, an Oregon Health & Science University study has found. The study published in the April issue of the journal Health Services Research found that mortality risk dropped 10 percent among patients with head injury transferred from rural trauma centers in Oregon and Washington to level I trauma centers in both states. (2005-04-07)

ETRI develops world's top-class 400-Gbps optical engine
The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) in South Korea has succeeded to develop a world's top-class 400-Gbps transmitting/receiving optical engine. It enables real-time high definition video streaming for 100,000 viewers simultaneously. Thus the optical engine can be applied for data centers that accommodate thousands of servers. (2020-04-29)

Putting data centers on a low-energy diet
A holistic approach to data centers could result in millions of dollars of savings and a far smaller carbon footprint for the ever-expanding universe of information technology. (2010-02-22)

For older heart-transplant patients, hospitals doing the most operations yield better outcomes
Older, sicker heart-transplant recipients are significantly more likely to be alive a year after their operations if they have their transplants at hospitals that do a large number of them annually new Johns Hopkins research suggests. These patients fare less well at low-volume centers, the research shows. (2011-05-09)

Location, access to trauma centers often inadequate, inefficient
Nearly 50 millions Americans do not have access to a level I or II trauma center within an hour if they were to be seriously injured, according to a study in the June 1 issue of JAMA. (2005-05-31)

Child care providers need more education, training on benefits of breastfeeding, human milk
A Penn Nursing research team investigated individual child care centers' attitudes and policies related to breastfeeding in two distinct areas in Philadelphia. Their research concluded that there is much room for improvement in educating and training child care providers and staff on the benefits of breastfeeding and human milk. (2016-03-09)

Care by physicians & non-physician clinicians does not differ in community health centers
A new study examining patient health outcomes in community health centers found that nurse practitioners and physician assistants delivered care that was equivalent to care delivered by physicians. (2017-02-27)

Hotter might be better at energy-intensive data centers
New research examines the issue of temperature management in data centers, and suggests that allowing warmer temperatures than are normally recommended might be justifiable. (2012-09-25)

Teleradiology offers CT colonography to rural areas
CT colonography, which is a highly effective colorectal screening test, is feasible in rural health centers with the help of teleradiology, according to a study performed at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Ariz. (2009-04-23)

Lower Mortality Found At California Academic Medical Centers For Complex Surgical Procedure, According To UCSF Study
Academic medical centers in California have responded to the pressures of managed care with greater effectiveness than other hospitals according to results presented today (October 28) at the 1998 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons. (1998-10-28)

Google awards $1 million for research effort to slash energy consumption in Internet data centers
Google Inc. has awarded a two-year, $1 million research grant aimed at slashing energy usage in large Internet data centers to a team of computer scientists at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Rutgers, Michigan and Virginia. The grant is the largest that Google this week awarded in the area of computing energy efficiency, and is part of $5.7 million that the company awarded to 12 university projects. (2010-02-04)

Stimulus funds to further cyber security research
Safeguarding business applications and infrastructure from cyber threats is the aim of (2009-09-08)

Complications, death rates similar at bariatric surgery centers of excellence, other hospitals
Patients who undergo bariatric surgery at hospitals designated as centers of excellence do not appear to have lower mortality rates or lower rates of complications than those whose procedures are performed at other hospitals, according to a report in the April issue of Archives of Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2009-04-20)

News from Annals of Internal Medicine: Conventional medical centers may be unable to prevent spread of Ebola
Below is information about an article being published in Annals of Internal Medicine. The information is not intended to substitute for the full article as a source of information. Annals of Internal Medicine attribution is required for all coverage. (2014-10-16)

Yale researcher receives $1.3 million NIH grant to build Center of Excellence in Biomedical Computing
Perry Miller, M.D., professor of anesthesiology and director of Medical Informatics at Yale School of Medicine, has received a $1.3 million grant as part of a new National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiative to support planning for Centers of Excellence in Biomedical Computing at several universities nationwide. (2001-10-30)

Using mirrors to improve the quality of light particles
Scientists from the University of Basel's Department of Physics and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute have succeeded in dramatically improving the quality of individual photons generated by a quantum system. The scientists have successfully put a 10-year-old theoretical prediction into practice. With their paper, published recently in Physical Review X, they have taken an important step towards future applications in quantum information technology. (2017-09-11)

Angioplasties performed at centers without on-site surgery services are safe, study finds
Contrary to current guidelines, Mayo Clinic researchers have found that angioplasties performed at centers without on-site cardiac surgery capabilities pose no increased risk for patient death or emergency bypass surgery. Results of the study were published in today's Journal of the American Medical Association and have implications for how care can be delivered to heart attack victims and for performance of angioplasties at centers without on-site surgery. (2011-12-13)

Gunshot victims in Cook County 'under-triaged' to community hospitals
Only one in six Cook County gunshot patients with injuries serious enough for treatment in a designated trauma center are taken to these specialized hospitals, according to a new report in JAMA Surgery. (2017-01-18)

UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital gains international recognition for ECMO treatment
The Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Center at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital recently received the Excellence in Life Support Award from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization. The ELSO is an international consortium of centers offering ECMO for support of failing organ systems in infants, children and adults. (2008-12-02)

Study of international cystic fibrosis centers highlights spread of aggressive bacteria
A bacterium damaging to the lungs and once thought to be acquired from the environment is actually spread -- at least in cystic fibrosis clinics -- through human transmission, a new study reveals. (2016-11-10)

Day care centers incubate and spread antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Many parents regard occasional minor illnesses as the most likely health risks posed by day care centers. However, according to data presented today during Global Resistance Day, a more insidious danger lurks in these facilities: they serve as incubators for antibiotic-resistance respiratory tract bacteria. (2000-09-15)

NIH awards grants for six new autism research centers
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded grants to support six new research centers of a major network focusing on the biomedical and behavioral aspects of autism. These centers will join two that were funded last year. The overall initiative, called STAART (Studies to Advance Ausism Research and Treatment) Centers Program, demonstrates NIH commitment to autism research and responds to a need expressed in the Children's Health Act of 2000. (2003-05-15)

Cooperation between leading supercomputer centers in Switzerland and US
The Swiss National Computing Center, CSCS, an autonomous unit of The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Energy Research Scienctic Computing Center in the United States. The MOU formalizes the growing exchange of expertise and experience between the two organizations. (2008-02-07)

Rhode Island childcare centers using federal nutrition subsidy served healthier food
A new analysis of survey responses from more than 100 child daycare center directors suggests that stronger nutritional guidelines, like those enforced by a federal food subsidy program for low-income kids, lead to healthier meals. (2016-07-14)

Most call centers for US consumers aren't abroad, study finds
Despite the move of many business services overseas, call centers serving US consumers are still largely at home, a Cornell-led study finds. The study examined call center management and employment practices in 17 countries. (2007-05-31)

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