Method to calculate central line infections flawed

(HealthDay)—Using the true number of central lines as the denominator improves methods of determining central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates, according to a study published online July 24 in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. Jesse Couk, M.D., from Emory University in Atlanta, and colleagues compared CLABSI rates using standard National…

Scientists are researching a new method for developing artificial ovaries

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) led by Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini from the Chair of Materials Science (biomaterials) and Prof. Dr. Ralf Dittrich from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Universitätsklinikum Erlangen have taken an important step towards developing artificial ovaries for patients suffering from…

New continuity of care tracking method for GPs

New research has outlined a simple way to measure continuity of care for GPs, to benefit patients. Led by St Leonard’s General Practice in Exeter and the University of Exeter, the new research comes after a body of evidence has shown that repeatedly seeing the same GP over time has…