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Wearable Sensor Clears Path To Long-Term EKG, EMG Monitoring

The silver nanowire sensors conform to a patient’s skin, creating close contact.
Source: Yong Zhu

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new, wearable sensor that uses silver nanowires to monitor electrophysiological signals, such as electrocardiography (EKG) or electromyography (EMG). The new sensor is as accurate as the “wet electrode” sensors used in hospitals, but can be used for long-term monitoring and is more accurate than existing sensors [...]

Study Challenges Best Way T0 Position Women During Childbirth

Source: A. Johnson/VivoVisuals

New research is challenging what many obstetricians and physician anesthesiologists believe is the best way to position women during labor. According to a study published in the issue of Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®), the traditional practice of positioning women on their side, with hips tilted at 15 [...]

Patients Actively Warmed During Surgery Still Experience Hypothermia, Study Finds

Patients actively warmed during surgery still experience hypothermia, study finds.
Source: ASA

Body temperature decreases during the first hour of surgery, even when patients are actively warmed with forced air, reports a new study published in the issue of Anesthesiology, the official medical journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA®). Furthermore, patients who experience the most hypothermia are more likely to require blood transfusions. “Hypothermia is [...]

Trans Buddy Program To Support LGBT Patients

Members of Vanderbilt’s Trans Buddy program include, from left, Andy Peterson, MMHD, M.Div., Amy Wilson-Stronks, MPP, Kale Edmiston, M.S., Shannon Thompson, Lauren Mitchell, M.S., Molly Meinbresse, MPH, Kristen Eckstrand, Ph.D., Leah Roberts, Natalie Paul, R.N., Danielle N and Robbie Maris.
Source: Image courtesy of Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Fear of being stigmatized by health care professionals is a barrier for many patients who are members of the LGBT community — it’s one of the most-reported reasons transgender individuals do not go to the doctor. Kale Edmiston and Lauren Mitchell, PhD candidates at Vanderbilt, want to change that. This month the pair, along with [...]

Possible Treatments Identified For Highly Contagious Stomach Virus

In two studies in Science, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis identify promising new methods for controlling outbreaks of norovirus (shown above), a common cause of serious gastrointestinal illness.
Source: Charles D. Humphrey/CDC

Antibiotics aren’t supposed to be effective against viruses. But new evidence in mice suggests antibiotics may help fight norovirus, a highly contagious gastrointestinal virus, report scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers found antibiotics could help prevent norovirus infections. The same team also showed that a recently identified immune system [...]

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