PROFID EHRA trial aims to personalize the prevention of sudden cardiac death after myocardial infarction

The first clinical trial to challenge routine implantation of a defibrillator in myocardial infarction survivors with heart failure has enrolled its first patients. The PROFID EHRA trial is part of the EU-funded PROFID project, which aims to personalize the prevention of sudden cardiac death after myocardial infarction and involves a consortium of 21 multidisciplinary partners, […]

Long-term acute care hospital closures may have unintended consequences for patient care

Long-term acute care hospitals (LTCHs) are common sites of post-acute care for patients recovering from severe respiratory failure requiring long-term mechanical ventilation. Because of longer stays compared to regular, short-stay hospitals, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) reimburses LTCHs at a higher rate. However, since 2005, CMS has implemented a series of reforms designed […]

This tiny satellite communicator wowed me during an off-grid adventure, and it’s now $50 off

Testing the Garmin Inreach Messenger Satellite Communicator Adrian Kingsley-Hughes/ZDNet What are Black Friday deals? Garmin Inreach Messenger is on sale at Best Buy Black Friday for $249 ($50 off)Makes one of the best off-grid communication devices even better value Why this deal is ZDNET-recommended I’ve been using and testing the satellite messaging and emergency SOS […]

New project to explore impact of psychiatric deinstitutionalization in South America

A major new research project will explore the impact of transformative change in mental health treatment in South America. Community-based care for people with psychosocial disabilities began in the region in the 1960s and 1970s, when minorities moved from large and isolated psychiatric hospitals to community residential options. This principle was promoted by the World […]