Pancreatic surgery: lower mortality with larger case volumes

For certain surgical procedures, can a correlation be shown between the volume of services provided per hospital and the quality of treatment results? This is the question addressed in eight commissions that the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) awarded to the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) in Germany. An IQWiG rapid report…

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‘Like a fishing net,’ nanonet collapses to trap drug molecules

EVANSTON, Ill. — Northwestern University researchers are casting a net for nanoparticles. The team has discovered a new, rapid method for fabricating nanoparticles from a simple, self-assembling polymer. The novel method presents new possibilities for diverse applications, including water purification, diagnostics and rapidly generating vaccine formulations, which typically require many different types of molecules to…

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COVID-19 transmission rebounds quickly after physical distancing rules are relaxed

BOSTON — Across the U.S., the relaxation of statewide physical distancing measures that are designed to control the COVID-19 pandemic frequently resulted in an immediate reversal of public health gains against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and colleagues reported. Looking at data from all 50 states and…

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TCT Connect agenda now available

WHAT: The TCT Connect agenda is now available online at https://www.tctconnect.com/tct-full-program. TCT, the annual scientific symposium of CRF and the world’s premier educational meeting specializing in interventional cardiovascular medicine, will take place online October 14-18. Every year, TCT features major medical research breakthroughs and gathers leading researchers and clinicians from around the globe to present…

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Instead of Reassurance, Trump’s Doctor Delivers Confusion, Experts Say

BETHESDA, Md. — When Dr. Sean P. Conley confessed that he had misled the public on Saturday about President Trump’s treatment for Covid-19 to reflect the “upbeat attitude” of the White House, he lost credibility with many colleagues in the medical world. “Yesterday’s briefing was a spin doctor, not a medical doctor,” Dr. Carlos del…

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Trump’s Treatment Suggests Severe Covid-19, Medical Experts Say

President Trump’s doctors offered rosy assessments of his condition on Sunday, but the few medical details they disclosed — including his fluctuating oxygen levels and a decision to begin treatment with a steroid drug — suggested to many infectious disease experts that he is suffering a more severe case of Covid-19 than the physicians acknowledged.…

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Kenzo Takada, Who Brought Japanese Fashion to the World, Dies at 81

Kenzo Takada, the designer whose exuberant prints helped bring Japanese fashion to the world, died on Sunday at a hospital in Paris. He was 81. The cause was complications of the novel coronavirus, a spokeswoman for the designer said, adding that he had been sick for a few weeks. Known for his beaming smile and…

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What to Know About Sean Conley, the White House Physician

As President Trump remains hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after testing positive for the coronavirus, one doctor is at the center of his treatment: Sean P. Conley, the White House physician. Stepping out of the hospital with a team of doctors behind him on Saturday, Dr. Conley gave an optimistic update on…

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