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Maryland lawmakers seek to remake the state's health care delivery system

Maryland lawmakers seek to remake the state’s health care delivery system

Comment this story Comment Lawmakers returned to Annapolis last week, determined to examine Maryland’s health care systems to find solutions to the structural problems the pandemic has highlighted and exacerbated for the state’s most vulnerable residents. House and Senate leaders craft two comprehensive bills addressing state public health and behavioral health systems with study commissions …

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Half of Ransomware Attacks Disrupted Healthcare Delivery, JAMA Report Says

Half of Ransomware Attacks Disrupted Healthcare Delivery, JAMA Report Says

Led by public health researchers at the University of Minnesota, the Trends in Ransomware Attacks on US Hospitals, Clinics and Other Health Care Delivery Organizations study quantified the frequency and characteristics of ransomware attacks on the healthcare sector in 2016 to 2021. WHY IS IT IMPORTANT Ransomware groups are typically aggressive on critical infrastructure such …

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Cutaneous cerebrospinal fluid fistula after neuraxial anesthesia for cesarean delivery

Cutaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistula is an unusual but potentially serious complication of neuraxial procedures. While the combined spinal-epidural technique (CSE) or spinal/epidural techniques alone are the standard in obstetric anesthesia, persistent CSF leak is rarely reported in the obstetric population. The clinical presentation varies from asymptomatic states and only abnormal leakage through the puncture …

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Circulating tumor DNA test may help guide gastrointestinal cancer management

Circulating tumor DNA test may help guide gastrointestinal cancer management

CHARLOTTE, NC – Circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) from patients with gastrointestinal (GI) cancers may reflect response to treatment, spare further treatment, or signal potential remission in people with metastatic cancer , reveals a new study. The blood test for ctDNA “can detect circulating tumor DNA and thereby identify even microscopic cancer that would not be …

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