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Canada’s Largest Hospital Reports on Year of Medically Assisted Dying

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Today, in the New England Journal of Medicine, the team from University Health Network in Toronto that developed the organization’s protocol for medical assistance in dying (MAiD) describes UHN’s approach and experience. This comes a year after Canada decriminalized medically assisted dying throughout the country.

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Is Big Data Eclipsing the Role of Randomized Controlled Trials?

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ISPOR hosted its third and final plenary session this morning focusing on the usefulness of big data in health care policy decisions at ISPOR’s 22nd Annual International Meeting in Boston, MA, USA.

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What Can We Learn From Global Health Care Systems?

ISPOR held a number of sessions at its 22nd Annual International Conference in Boston, MA, USA that focused on the health care systems from different countries.

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Two-Time Transplant Recipient Joins Team Set to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Calvin Kennedy, a nurse at UAB Hospital, is a two-time kidney transplant recipient who has no plans to live an ordinary life.

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Ineffective Antibiotics Form Strong Teams Against Deadly Super Bacteria

A team of researchers found that combinations of three antibiotics – that are each ineffective against superbugs when used alone – are capable of eradicating two of the six ESKAPE pathogens when delivered together.

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Labeling a Bacterial Cell 'Jacket'

A team of researchers from the University of Delaware have discovered how to label and light the sugar backbone of a bacterial cell wall. The findings will advance immune system research.

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Panel Explores Issue of Real-World Evidence to Inform Health Policies for Medical Devices

ISPOR held an afternoon session at its 22nd Annual International Meeting in Boston, MA, USA that explored the use of real-world evidence to help inform health policies for medical devices.

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Hospitals Vary Widely in Transitioning From Treatment to Comfort Care After Stroke

Hospitals vary widely in how often they transition people with strokes from active treatment to comfort or hospice care within 48 hours after they get to the hospital, according to a new study published in the May 24, 2017, online issue of Neurology® Clinical Practice, an official journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Parent Training on ADHD Using Volunteers Can Help Meet Growing Treatment Needs

Using volunteers to train parents concerned about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in their children can improve capacity to meet increasing ADHD treatment needs, finds a new study by NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

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ACR Announces New Officers

The American College of Radiology (ACR) Council elected Alan D. Kaye, MD, FACR, president and Lawrence A. Liebscher, MD, FACR, vice president. Kaye and Liebscher are among several new leaders taking office during ACR 2017 — The Crossroads of Radiology® held May 21–25 in Washington, DC.







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