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Study finds radiologists easily transition to 3D mammography

Radiologists can quickly transition to using three-dimensional mammograms from traditional two-dimensional images, yielding benefits in interpreting studies and in patient care. A study indicates that radiologists who interpret traditional mammograms require little preparation or training in order to make the transition to reading digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT, which uses 3D mammography) with improved screening accuracy.… Read More »

Patients With Bone Infections May Benefit As Much From Oral Antibiotics As IVs, OVIVA Study Finds

Osteomyelitis with Staphylococci inside bone tissue. 3D illustrationGetty As an Infectious Disease physician, I see many patients with osteomyelitis, or infection of the bone. It’s a common infection especially in patients with diabetes, poor circulation, and following joint replacement. It’s not often I am struck by what appears to be a game-changing study. The OVIVA… Read More »

Many Paramedics Ignore Hand Hygiene Rules, Study Finds

Print this page FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 — Paramedics have a “remarkably low” rate of compliance with hand hygiene standards, which could put patients at risk for deadly infections, according to a new report. For the study, researchers observed 77 paramedics in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Australia as they dealt with 87 patients. The paramedics’… Read More »