Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Spain seeks NATO help as virus death toll touches 2,700

Spain's armed forces on Tuesday asked NATO for humanitarian assistance to fight the novel coronavirus as the national death toll touched 2,700 and infections soared towards 40,000.

Health

Educational intervention in hospital can cut catheter use

(HealthDay)—A simple multimodal educational intervention targeting nurses and physicians can reduce mean catheter days per patient (CDPP) and the proportion of patients catheterized, according to a study published online ...

Surgery

How providing access to surgery drives global prosperity

Earlier this year, three days after giving birth to her fourth child by cesarean section, Salome Karwah had sudden convulsions. When she was admitted to a hospital in Liberia, the staff panicked, as she was a famous Ebola ...

Oncology & Cancer

Equal care, survival rates for country cancer patients

Country South Australians with colorectal cancer that has spread to other areas of the body are receiving equal surgical care and have the same survival rates as those living in the city, according to new research from the ...

Surgery

Researchers evaluate outcomes and costs in perioperative care

Differences in the utilization of intensive care services may be one potential explanation for improved outcomes after major surgery in the U.S. versus other nations, according to a commentary published in JAMA Surgery by ...

Other

Electronic records show variation in blood usage

(HealthDay) -- Electronic information systems can be used to generate detailed information about blood component use by individual providers and surgical services, and they reveal significant variation in utilization, according ...

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