Cardiology

Cardio-obstetrics survey reveals new training needs

Cardiovascular disease is the primary cause of pregnancy‐related death, yet a new national survey led by doctors at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai suggests that few cardiologists, trainees or care team members ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Home-based flu tests are comparable to clinical testing

Home-based, self-administered tests for influenza are comparable in accuracy to rapid diagnostic tests in clinical settings, according to a recently published, peer-reviewed study.

Medical research

Seasonal temperature impacts patient lab results

Ambient temperature influences the results of some of the most used laboratory tests, and these distortions likely affect medical decision making, such as whether to prescribe medications, researchers report December 10th ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Many pregnancies affected by iron deficiency

(HealthDay)—Less than half of individuals have their ferritin levels checked during pregnancy, and among those who do, half have low iron levels, according to a study published online Aug. 30 in Blood Advances.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Many steps needed for accurate COVID-19 test results

A widely used coronavirus test is under scrutiny this week after federal health officials warned that it could deliver inaccurate results if laboratory technicians don't follow the the latest updates from the manufacturer.

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