CT screening for lung cancer is debated

A recent study by the National Cancer Institute found that annual low-dose CT screening of asymptomatic current or former smokers could reduce the death rate from lung cancer by 20 percent over screening with X-rays. However, the findings come with some risk to patients, and are being debated across the nation, according to Kaiser Health News.
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Resident participation slightly increases complication rate and slightly lowers mortality rate

Participation of residents in procedures including general surgery, vascular surgery, pancreatectomy or esophagectomy, and colorectal resections is associated with slightly higher rates of complications, but slightly lower mortality rates, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
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Study finds death rate lowered by ten percent in ICU’s when hygiene protocols are followed

The Michigan Health and Hospital Association Keystone ICU project, a comprehensive approach to improving patient safety that includes promoting a culture of safety, improving communication between providers, and implementing evidence based practices to reduce rates of catheter related bloodstream infections and ventilator associated pneumonia, has been found to lower patient mortality in ICU’s by ten percent, according to a study in the British Medical Journal.
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