A 61-year-old woman who needed a liver transplant was disqualified from getting one because her urine kept testing positive for alcohol. But when the woman insisted she hadn't been drinking, her doctors didn't believe her—until one group of researchers made an important discovery, according to a case study published Tuesday in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Johnson & Johnson and Apple on Tuesday announced they're teaming up to conduct the largest randomized controlled trial (RCT) on cardiovascular disease ever in order to determine whether the Apple Watch can detect atrial fibrillation among seniors. Advisory Board's Megan Tooley and Brandi Greenberg explain why the study has implications not just for CV leaders, but for the way we recruit for, conduct, and analyze RCTs altogether.
Mark Trudeau, president and CEO of Mallinckrodt, said the tentative agreement represents an "important ste[p] toward resolving the uncertainties in our business related to the opioid litigation," in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Delaware, Kentucky, and Missouri.
A 79-year-old is significantly more likely than an 80-year-old to get a lifesaving heart bypass surgery—and the reason can't readily be explained away by differences in health, according to a study published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine.
CDC on Wednesday confirmed what could be the first case of community spread of the new coronavirus in the United States, just minutes after President Trump announced Vice President Pence will be in charge of the country's coronavirus response.
Even as cases of the novel coronavirus appear to level off in China, Chinese health care workers, particularly those at the center of the outbreak in Wuhan, face crowded hospitals, extremely long hours, and a shortage of protective gear and protocol, leaving them more susceptible to the new virus.