New study highlights advantages of living-donor liver transplant over deceased donor

PITTSBURGH, July 12, 2019 — Living-donor liver transplant offers numerous advantages over deceased-donor transplant, including better three-year survival rates for patients and lower costs, according to new research from the UPMC Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The findings, published online today in the Annals of Surgery, highlight…

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Recognizing kidney injury due to burns is improved by artificial intelligence

Many burn victims suffer acute kidney injury (AKI), but early recognition of AKI remains challenging. Now an Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML) model developed at UC Davis Health and reported in a new study can predict acute kidney injury quicker and more accurately than ever. «The ability to predict AKI in burn patients using…

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Improving care quality for hospitalized socially at-risk patients

IMAGE: J. Margo Brooks Carthon, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor of Nursing at Penn Nursing. view more  Credit: Penn Nursing PHILADELPHIA (July 12, 2019) — Nurses play a pivotal role in caring for hospitalized patients with social risk factors and preparing them for discharge. Now, a new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing…

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New technology improves atrial fibrillation detection after stroke

A new method of evaluating irregular heartbeats outperformed the approach that’s currently used widely in stroke units to detect instances of atrial fibrillation. The technology, called electrocardiomatrix, goes further than standard cardiac telemetry by examining large amounts of telemetry data in a way that’s so detailed it’s impractical for individual clinicians to attempt. Co-inventor Jimo…

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“His Acts Are Despicable”: Key Moments in the Case Against Jeffrey Epstein

The sex-trafficking charges filed against Jeffrey Epstein this week in Manhattan underscored the long scope of the investigation into accusations that he engaged in sexual acts with girls, some as young as 14, in both his Upper East Side townhouse and his residence in Palm Beach, Fla. The allegations against Mr. Epstein stretch back to…

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Medical News Today: What to know about amitriptyline

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It’s Easy to Hate Selfies. But Can They Also Be a Force for Good?

This month, when earthquakes rocked Southern California on back-to-back days, it was a visceral reminder that we may one day experience the “Big One,” a quake with the power to kill and destroy. A few people saw something else: a photo opportunity. Tourists flocked to a large crack in a highway to see evidence of…

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