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A new study in The New England Journal of Medicine investigates the effectiveness of several infection prevention strategies in a hospital setting.  "Hospitals were randomly assigned to one of three strategies, with all adult ICUs in a given hospital assigned to the same strategy. Group 1 implemented MRSA...
Chris Longhurst, MD, Associate Professor at Stanford Medical School, describes a patient case in which data-drive healthcare was extremely useful. For unique cases, there is often little in the literature to direct doctors in choosing a course of treatment. He explains how it is critical to analyze...
The Associated Press reports "In a medical first, doctors used plastic particles and a 3-D laser printer to create an airway splint to save the life of a baby boy ..." whose airway used to collapse daily due to an incompletely formed bronchus. Researchers were able to "print out" 100 tiny tubes in a single...