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Saliva test nearly matches the performance of a blood test

News 5 days ago

A saliva test developed by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health nearly matches the performance of a blood test widely used to assess recent or past hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection, a new study reports.The findings […]

Multi-antioxidant nanoparticles can help treat sepsis

News 2 weeks ago

With an incidence of 31.5 million worldwide and a mortality of around 17%, sepsis remains the most common cause of death in hospitalized patients, even in industrialized countries where antibiotics and critical care facilities are readily available. While this disease […]

New pediatric protocol reduces missed sepsis diagnoses by 76%

News 2 months ago

An electronic sepsis alert using a combination of vital signs, risk factors and physician judgment to identify children in a pediatric emergency department with severe sepsis reduced missed diagnoses by 76%. The results of the study, along with an accompanying […]

High blood sugar after surgery increases risk of complications

News 2 months ago

High blood sugar, also known as hyperglycemia, occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin to turn blood glucose into energy. Although high blood sugar usually only affects diabetics, hyperglycemia has been associated with poorer outcomes for patients undergoing […]

Better and cheaper healthcare with dry blood samples

News 2 months ago

A drop of blood on filter paper, allowed to dry and stored for future diagnostic purposes – considerably easier than the present-day, resource-consuming method using frozen blood samples in plastic tubes. In a new study, doctoral student Johan Bj√∂rkensten et […]