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Ultrasound boosts clinicians’ success rates in inserting IVs

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is using ultrasound technology to guide placement of IV lines in children with presumed difficult access, such as veins that are too small. By using ultrasound, children are being spared multiple attempts by clinicians to insert IV lines, and the clinicians are experiencing higher success rates on insertion on the first… Read More »

Medical News Today: Cancer: New compound boosts chemo, prevents treatment resistance

Researchers may have found a way to stop cancer cells from defending themselves against chemotherapy. In a new mouse study, blocking a DNA repair pathway prevented cancer cells from surviving or becoming resistant to treatment. Researchers screened 10,000 drugs and found a compound that boosts cisplatin. Graham Walker, the American Cancer Society Research Professor of… Read More »