Operating rooms are a precious resource. They may account for 50 percent of a hospital’s revenues and cost as much as $80 a minute. But figuring out how much time to allot for a surgery is a challenge every hospital faces.
A molecular test, proven more effective than thick blood smears at detecting malaria parasites earlier in an infection, has now received Food and Drug Administration qualification for certain types of clinical trials.
A $4.2 million grant to UW Medicine’s Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center (HIPRC) will support projects focused on prescription-opioid abuse, suicide, older adult falls, and pediatric concussion in Washington state and the Pacific
It’s possible to take precancerous cells back in time, so to speak, revealing individual DNA mutations in their earliest state and the likely sequence in which those mutations were acquired, according to scientists in Seattle.
New research suggests that people who undergo dialysis treatment for end-stage kidney disease tend to be overly optimistic about their life expectancy, relative to national mortality data for that patient population.
Drug and alcohol use caused the deaths of 415 King County residents in 2018, up from 379 in 2017, according to two new reports published today by Public Health – Seattle & King County and the University of Washington’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse