Survey finds Americans strongly support organ and tissue donation for research

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.–February 18, 2020 –A strong majority of Americans agree that organ and tissue donation for research contributes to health and medical breakthroughs and acknowledge significant shortfalls for donation. This is according to a new survey released today commissioned by Research!America in partnership with The National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI). The survey finds that most…

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Mayo researchers create, test AI to improve EKG testing for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

ROCHESTER, Minn. – An approach based on artificial intelligence (AI) may allow EKGs to be used to screen for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the future. With hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the heart walls become thick and may interfere with the heart’s ability to function properly. The disease also predisposes some patients to potentially fatal abnormal rhythms. Current EKG…

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Endocrine Society updates osteoporosis Clinical Practice Guideline

WASHINGTON–The Endocrine Society today announced an update to its osteoporosis Clinical Practice Guideline to include recommendations for romosozumab, a new medication that was approved last year to treat postmenopausal women at high risk of fracture. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved romosozumab in April 2019, a month after the guideline was published. “We felt…

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Elder-friendly care after emergency surgery greatly improves outcomes for older patients

Tailoring care for older patients who have had emergency surgery can reduce complications and deaths, decrease the length of hospital stays and cut down on the need for alternate care at discharge, according to a new study led a University of Alberta researcher. Rachel Khadaroo said the connection between age-related frailty and an increased vulnerability…

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