Tag Archives: Finds

E-cigarette use, flavorings may increase heart disease risk, study finds

cells exposed to the e-liquids — or to blood collected from e-cigarette users shortly after vaping — are less viable and exhibit significantly increased levels of molecules implicated in DNA damage and cell death. The cells are also less able to form new vascular tubes and to migrate and participate in wound healing. The severity… Read More »

Brigham and Women’s finds doctors sleep more when hours are cut

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for everyone — including physicians. In 2011, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) set a limit on first-year resident physician shifts of 16 or fewer continuous hours of work. This policy change was based primarily on the results of studies comparing outcomes for first-year residents who… Read More »

No improvement in patient access to online health records, ONC finds

Dive Brief: The percentage of patients offered online access to their medical records didn’t change from 2017 to 2018, remaining just above 50%, according to a new data brief from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. A slightly higher number of those offered access actually viewed their records online last year compared… Read More »

Hospital-acquired sepsis cases drop, but treatment costs rise, report finds

Dive Brief: Healthcare consulting company Premier reported a 15% drop in hospital-associated sepsis cases among member hospitals over the past three years. But the news is not all good. Patients who develop sepsis in the hospital are 10% more likely to experience the worst kind, septic shock, raising the average per-case cost of treating the… Read More »