Tag: hospital

Japan adding more hospital beds in plan for next virus surge

The Japanese government’s preparations for the next virus surge include adding thousands more hospital beds to avoid a situation like last summer when COVID-19 patients were forced to stay home, even while dependent on oxygen deliveries. Even though Japan has a reasonable health insurance system and the world’s largest number of beds per capita, COVID-19

Idaho enacts crisis hospital care standards amid COVID surge

Mobile morgues on standby as COVID surges Over 600 thousand Americans have died from the coronavirus and the number of hospitalizations of COVID patients are at an all-time high. Some states like Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina are putting mobile morgues on standby. BOISE, Idaho – Idaho public health leaders on Tuesday activated “crisis

Children's Hospital Colorado announces participation in pivotal trial of synthetic restorative pulmonary valve

Children's Hospital Colorado today announced it has joined the Xplore2/Pivotal trial, and is actively enrolling patients for the first-ever pivotal trial of a synthetic restorative pulmonary valve. To date, pediatric patients requiring right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) reconstruction have been successfully implanted as part of the global, FDA-approved study. RVOT reconstruction is a procedure needed

Scientists launch clinical trial of CRISPR gene correction therapy in patients with sickle cell disease

Scientists at UC San Francisco, UC Berkeley and UCLA have received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to jointly launch an early phase, first-in-human clinical trial of a CRISPR gene correction therapy in patients with sickle cell disease using the patient's own blood-forming stem cells. The trial will combine CRISPR technology developed at Innovative Genomics

Tobacco smoke-exposed children more often use emergent health services

Tobacco smoke-exposed children utilize emergency and urgent care services more often than unexposed children, which contributes to a large toll on the nation's health care system, says research led by the University of Cincinnati. The study, recently published in the journal PLOS ONE, concluded: Children who are exposed to tobacco smoke have higher pediatric emergency