Archive: 03/25/2013

Simple breath test might diagnose heart failure

(HealthDay)—An experimental breath test, designed to quickly identify patients suffering from heart failure simply by analyzing the contents of a single exhaled breath, has demonstrated promise in early ...

Mar 25, 2013
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Inhaler approved for cystic fibrosis patients

(HealthDay)—The TOBI Podhaler (tobramycin inhalation powder) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat cystic fibrosis patients infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a bacterium that can damage ...

Mar 25, 2013
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New model predicts hospital readmission risk

Hospital readmissions are a costly problem for patients and for the United States health care system with studies showing nearly 20 percent of Medicare patients are readmitted to the hospital within 30 days ...

Mar 25, 2013
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