Tag Archives: PATIENTS

Statins could protect older patients from severe pneumonia, study finds

Statins could be used to treat older patients admitted to hospital with a severe type of pneumonia, researchers at the University of Birmingham have found. A clinical trial, led by the University of Birmingham’s Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, set out to determine if giving a high dose of a statin called simvastatin over a short… Read More »

HHS affirms patients’ right of timely access to medical records

Bayfront Health St. Petersburg in Florida, with a 480-bed hospital and 550 affiliated physicians, is the first health organization to feel the sting of a new federal enforcement policy. For years, the Office for Civil Rights within the Department of Health and Human Services has enforced the HIPAA privacy and security rules, among other duties.… Read More »

Geisinger, IBM develop predictive model to identify at-risk sepsis patients

Geisinger has teamed with Big Blue to better diagnose and treat patients with sepsis, a potentially life-threatening condition, using machine learning. By leveraging de-identified electronic health record data for more than 10,500 sepsis patients, Geisinger and IBM scientists developed a model to predict mortality by identifying “descriptive and clinical features,” such as age, prior cancer… Read More »

Watch This Doctor Pop a Bunch of Milium Cysts on a Patient’s Eye

Cammy Mountifield / EyeEmGetty Images • In a new YouTube video, Dr. John Gilmore, MD, shows three milium cyst uprooting procedures, with each patient enduring the tiny white bumps near their eye.• Gilmore uses tweezers and needles, creating puffy white keratin gushes and teensy craters or blood and pus.• Milia are small cysts resulting from… Read More »