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2011-06-17 21:08:13

How dramatic reduction in infection at 100 intensive care units was achieved is revealed A team of social scientists and medical and nursing researchers in the United States and the United Kingdom has pinpointed how a programme, which ran in more than 100 hospital intensive care units in Michigan, dramatically reduced the rates of potentially deadly central line bloodstream infections to become one of the world's most successful patient safety programmes. Funded in part by the Health...

2011-05-11 08:12:00

HAMBURG, Germany, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the growing interest in the sensitive blood-test for the detection of tumor-specific DNA-molecules, Inostics GmbH (Hamburg, Germany) has founded a US subsidiary. Inostics' non-invasive test based on the BEAMing-Technology is one of the most sensitive methods available today for the detection of tumor specific mutations and is already used in studies by pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. The founding of Inostics Inc....

2011-04-27 01:56:53

Hospitals and physician practices that form care-coordinating networks called "Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)," under provisions of the new health-care law could reap cost-savings and other benefits. However, experts at Johns Hopkins and the University of Pennsylvania warn that such networks could potentially be designed to exclude minorities and widen disparities in health care. In a commentary appearing in the April 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a Johns...

2011-04-19 09:40:00

BALTIMORE, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- From a group of Long Island teens, celebs with a penchant for philanthropy and just plain folk with heart, people from around the U.S. are geared up to fight ALS and support the May 7 Fiesta 5K & Fun Run sponsored by The Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins. Location is Power Plant Live! in Baltimore's Inner Harbor area, 34 Market Place. Registration is at 6:30 a.m. with the race at 8:00 a.m. Post-race celebrations follow....

2011-04-15 00:00:29

Disaster management experts gather to preview and shape decision support tools for the healthcare system. Greenbelt, MD (Vocus/PRWEB) April 14, 2011 ElanTech today announced that on March 30, 2011, it completed a successful tabletop simulation of its new (IMDSS-H) software tool, which will be used by public health incident response teams facing conflicting data and incomplete information when they arrive at the scene of a public health emergency. ElanTech is a government prime contractor...

2011-03-15 15:43:00

MELBOURNE, Fla. and BALTIMORE, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights Joint venture to innovate, implement and commercialize next generation of medical image management products and services. Collaborative venture brings together leading clinicians and advanced engineering technologists. Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, and Johns Hopkins Medicine today announced a joint venture to develop next-generation medical...

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2011-02-28 09:04:45

Nearly two-thirds of Americans age 70 and older have hearing loss, but those who are of black race seem to have a protective effect against this loss, according to a new study led by Johns Hopkins and National Institute on Aging researchers. These findings, published online Feb. 28 in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, provide what is believed to be the first nationally representative survey in older adults on this often ignored and underreported condition. Contrary to the view...

2011-02-10 09:44:00

BALTIMORE, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl champ O.J. Brigance and wife Chanda are honorary chairs of the 5th Annual Fiesta 5k & Fun Run on May 7 to raise funds and awareness for The Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins. Location is downtown Baltimore's Power Plant live, 34 Market Place. The Ravens former linebacker was diagnosed at 38 in 2007 with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to the Center's Director Dr. Jeffrey...

2011-02-03 14:46:47

Academic Medical Centers (AMCs) must adjust and adapt to the new health care reform laws or risk marginalization in the new health care arena, according to a New England Journal of Medicine Perspective article published online February 2. The authors of the article, Scott A. Berkowitz, M.D., M.B.A., a fellow in cardiology and geriatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Edward D. Miller, M.D., dean and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, argue that AMCs can not only remain...

2011-02-02 01:15:31

Teenage girls and young women infected with HIV get pregnant more often and suffer pregnancy complications more frequently than their HIV-negative peers, according to new research led by Johns Hopkins investigators. A report on the multi-center study, based on an analysis of records from 181 patients with HIV, ages 13 to 24, treated at four hospitals over 12 years, will be published in the Feb. 2 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. The findings are alarming for at least...