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Twenty-two people died in cholera outbreak post-quake in northwest Syria -civil defence

Feb 28th, 2023 - AMMAN, Feb 28 (Reuters) - The Syrian opposition-run civil defence said on Tuesday 22 people had died from an outbreak of cholera in the northwestern region in the aftermath of the devastating quake that hit Turkey and Syria. The Western-backed main rescuer in the border region that has been hardest hit within Syria, which cited medical bodies, said there were also another 568 cases of infection...

Fresenius says Spanish hospitals business Quironsalud to remain part of the group

Feb 21st, 2023 - FRANKFURT, Feb 21 (Reuters) - The chief executive of Fresenius, Michael Sen, said on Tuesday that Spanish hospitals business Quironsalud would remain a “core” part of the group, denying a report by newspaper Cinco Dias that a sale was on the cards. (Reporting by Ludwig Burger Editing by Chris Reese)

Fresenius Medical Care's Q4 operating profit down 22%

Feb 21st, 2023 - FRANKFURT, Feb 21 (Reuters) - German dialysis specialist Fresenius Medical Care on Tuesday said its fourth-quarter operating profit fell by 22% to 352 million euros ($375 million), citing “supply chain and labor cost increases across all regions”. ($1 = 0.9391 euros) (Reporting by Christoph Steitz Editing by Chris Reese)

Explainer-What ails Canada's healthcare system?

Feb 7th, 2023 - (Reuters) - Canada’s provincial and federal leaders were slated to meet on Tuesday in an attempt to agree upon potential solutions to bolster the country’s stretched public healthcare system. Long a source of pride, Canada’s publicly funded healthcare system has been strained to the breaking point due to factors including the pandemic and staffing shortages. Here are some of the issues facing C...

Denmark sets aside $294 mln to bring down waiting lists at hospitals

Feb 3rd, 2023 - COPENHAGEN, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Denmark’s government said on Friday it has set aside an additional 2 billion Danish crowns ($293.7 million) to help alleviate acute challenges in the country’s healthcare system towards 2024. The money will partly be spent to reduce long waiting lists accumulated at hospitals following the COVID-19 pandemic, the government said. ($1 = 6.8089 Danish crowns) (Reporti...

Hospital Utilization (in non-Federal short-stay hospitals)

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A Hiking Accident Becomes a Helicopter Disaster

Dec 14th, 2022 -   Emergencies happen anywhere, anytime, and sometimes physicians find themselves in situations where they are the only ones who can help. Is There a Doctor in the House? is a new Medscape series telling these stories. I was hiking with my best friend and dog at Big Bear Lake in California. We hiked in and slept overnight, and the next day continued up the mountain. It was getting really steep a...

Why Some Doctors Choose Employment Over Private Practice

Dec 14th, 2022 - While doctors may bemoan their employer's rules or feel they lack input into key decisions, most say the pros outweigh the cons. In fact, employed physicians say they like having a steady salary and the resources to focus on caring for patients. In addition, more physicians may come to the same conclusion and choose employment over private practice in the years ahead. Three employed physicians ...

Seizures in Dementia Hasten Decline and Death

Dec 14th, 2022 - NASHVILLE, TENN. — Patients with dementia and active seizures experience faster cognitive and functional decline and have a greater risk of dying younger than people with dementia who don't have seizures, according to a multicenter study presented at the 2022 annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society. "When we compared patients with seizures with those who did not have seizures, we found ...

Melanoma Mortality Rates Fell in 2010s as New Therapies Took Hold

Dec 13th, 2022 - A new generation of treatments appears to have caused U.S. melanoma mortality rates to plunge between 2013 and 2017 for the first time in 4 decades, a new study finds, although the dip appeared to stabilize over the next 2 years. Dr Navkirat Kahlon "This data is very encouraging and represents the real-world effectiveness of these newer therapies, which include immunotherapies and targeted ther...

Immune Dysregulation May Drive Long-Term Postpartum Depression

Dec 13th, 2022 - Postpartum depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder that persist 2-3 years after birth are associated with a dysregulated immune system that is characterized by increased inflammatory signaling, according to investigators. These findings suggest that mental health screening for women who have given birth should continue beyond the first year postpartum, reported lead author Jennif...

Three Antiseizure Medications Join List for Newborn Risks

Dec 13th, 2022 - A study of more than 4 million births over 20 years in five Scandinavian countries has reported that three antiseizure medications should be used with caution in women of child-bearing age because they were associated with low birth weights. Dr Jakob Christensen In results presented at the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society, Jakob Christensen, MD, DSc, PhD, a professor at Aarhus Un...

With NYC Plan for Mentally Ill, Hospitals Face Complex Task

Dec 12th, 2022 - NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's latest plan to keep mentally ill people from languishing in public is billed as a common-sense strategy to get them help. By encouraging police officers and city medics to take more psychologically disturbed people to hospitals, even if they refuse care, Mayor Eric Adams says he's humanely tackling a problem instead of looking away. But his policy will have to na...

US Sees Most Flu Hospitalizations in a Decade

Dec 12th, 2022 - The number of Americans hospitalized because of the flu has hit the highest levels the country has seen in at least a decade, the CDC said Friday.  But the number of deaths and outpatient visits for flu or flu-like illnesses was down slightly from the week before, the CDC said in its weekly FluView report. There were almost 26,000 new hospital admissions involving laboratory-confirmed influenza...

CMS Proposes Bid to Speed Up Insurers' Prior Authorization Decisions

Dec 12th, 2022 - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Tuesday announced a proposed rule that aims to alleviate clinicians' concerns about burdensome prior authorization requests. It also addresses rules about electronic exchange of healthcare data. The rule would require most insurers to send prior authorization decisions within 72 hours for urgent requests and 7 days for all others. The agency...

Stroke Management: A 30-Year Retrospective

Dec 12th, 2022 - In 1993, managing patients with stroke had long remained an elusive and somewhat intimidating task for the neurological world. Previous efforts to treat the condition had produced more frustration than success, leaving clinicians and patients alike in despair for a solution. However, some successes in treating coronary thrombosis during that era rejuvenated researchers' efforts to crack the cod...

Skin Tests Are Not Good Predictors of Allergic Reactions to Repeat mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

Dec 12th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. For people who experienced an allergic reaction to their first mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, skin testing (ST) poorly predicts their reactions to future doses, a systematic review and meta-analysis suggests. Dr Matthew Greenhawt "Our results demonstrate that ST to the vaccine or vaccine excipient has v...

Cardiologist Sues Hospital, Claims He Was Fired in Retaliation

Dec 12th, 2022 - Interventional cardiologist Richard B. Zelman, MD, has filed a lawsuit against Cape Cod Hospital, Cape Cod Healthcare, Inc, and its chief executive officer Michael Lauf, alleging that he was fired and maligned after raising concerns about poorly performed surgeries and poor ethical practices at the hospital. Zelman, from Barnstable, Massachusetts, has been affiliated with Cape Cod Hospital in H...

Some Bloodstream Infection Bacteria Grew Resistant to Last-Resort Drugs in 2020: WHO

Dec 12th, 2022 - LONDON (Reuters) - Increased drug resistance in bacteria causing bloodstream infections, including against last-resort antibiotics, was seen in the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, a World Health Organization report based on data from 87 countries in 2020 showed. The overuse and/or misuse of antibiotics has helped microbes to become resistant to many treatments, while the pipeline of rep...

'Astonishing' Results: Skip Salvage Chemo, Go Straight to HSCT

Dec 11th, 2022 - NEW ORLEANS — Investigators confessed to being "astonished" by results of a randomized trial showing that patients with acute myeloid leukemia who have a poor response following induction therapy do just as well going on to immediate allogeneic transplant as they would if they had received an intensive salvage induction regimen to get them into remission before transplant. The results come from...