Nearly 1 in 5 patients with a lap band undergoes multiple device-related reoperations, and complication rates range widely among hospitals, new research finds.
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A collaborative approach with external coaching support makes gains and holds potential to be used for other patient safety issues, researchers say.
For the first time, researchers connected two different types of DNA snippets to identify individuals. This could help researchers across many fields — but isn’t without risk.
Common practice keeps hospitalized pancreatitis patients away from food or IV feeding. But a new analysis finds earlier nutrition might help patients with mild cases recover and go home.
Researchers are glad to see public attention on health policy and congenital conditions. But they say more can be done to help these kids — and the adults they become.
As palliative care and hospice use grow and cost pressures continue, new studies probed variation in care and referrals — and found opportunity.