Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Advancing care for burn patients

New research finds that glutamine, previously thought to help with burn injuries, does not improve patients' time to discharge from hospital.

Medical economics

Implementing personalized medicine in hospitals

Imagine a patient with a rare genetic disorder that makes their arms and legs have imprecise and slow movements. For years, the patient has faced serious restrictions in day-to-day life. They tried several treatments, but ...

Medications

Autoimmune drug shows promise in treating severe burns

A severe burn injury is not static. Within 72 hours, partial thickness burns can progress, or convert, to full thickness burns, greatly increasing the risk of infection, incapacitating scarring, and even death.

Pediatrics

Making microwaves safer for children

A 15-year research and advocacy effort to make microwave ovens safer has led to a change in national manufacturing standards that will make microwaves more difficult for young children to open, protecting them from the severe ...

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