Expanding on observations made in smaller patient cohorts, researchers studying immune responses of 125 hospitalized COVID-19 patients identified distinct immune profiles—"immunotypes"—and showed how these signatures correlated with disease severity.
When someone tests positive for COVID-19, public health officials launch a case investigation to try and determine how the individual got the virus and who they may have passed it on to.
Research from a century ago points towards the potential of low-dose radiation therapy (LDRT) for treating pneumonia. Even though studies reported symptoms to subside within just a few hours of a single X-ray, doctors took little notice.
A Calgary-based private mobile lab company is offering blood testing to detect antibodies associated with COVID-19.
Researchers at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh found that infusing umbilical cord blood—a readily available source of stem cells—safely and effectively treated 44 children born with various non-cancerous genetic disorders, including sickle cell, thalassemia, Hunter syndrome, Krabbe disease, metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD), and an array of immune deficiencies.
With what is believed to be the first test of its kind, Sunnybrook scientists have demonstrated a way to detect hearing disorders using a simple blood test.
Successfully managing a laboratory requires a wide range of skills and knowledge. One of the most challenging parts of laboratory management is managing and leading the people. One of the many different aspects of leading people is addressing the challenges of a multigenerational workplace.
Over the past decade, innovations in IT and automation have significantly changed hospital operations. This holds true for hospital laboratories as well, where many routine processes can be automated, allowing for the delivery of high-quality results, improved efficiency and reduced costs for laboratories and hospitals.
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