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Patients with deep vein thrombosis who underwent immediate compression therapy had significantly lower rates of residual vein obstruction and post-thrombotic syndrome than those who received no compression, according a multicenter prospective study. Read More
A large systematic review and meta-analysis showed that hospitals could reduce health care-associated infections, or HAIs, by 35% to 55% with systematic implementation of evidence-based infection prevention and control measures. Read More
The taller you are, the more likely you are to develop varicose veins, according to a study led by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers that examined the genes of more than 400,000 people in search of clues to what causes this common but little understood condition.
Researchers have patented a smart seat cushion that uses changes in air pressure to redistribute body weight and help prevent the painful ulcers caused by sitting for long periods of time in a wheelchair. The same technology can be used to create prosthetic liners that adapt their shape to accommodate changes in body volume. Read More