Prescription Opioid Use a Concern for Adolescent Surgery Patients09/15/2017
Persistent prescription opioid use may not only be a problem for adult patients. It’s an issue for teens and young adults, too, a new study suggests. Nearly 5 percent of patients ages 13 to 21 who had common surgical procedures continued to receive opioid prescription refills three to six months after surgery.
Precision health pioneer named to MIT Technology Review innovator list08/16/2017
For using data science to identify hospital patients at risk of contracting an infection they didn’t check in with, Michigan Engineering professor Jenna Wiens has been named to MIT Technology Review’s 2017 list of 35 Innovators Under 35.
Comprehensive Sequencing Program Shows Promise of Precision Medicine for Advanced Cancer08/02/2017
The average metastatic cancer has more genetic mutations than are seen in early stage tumors, a new study finds. What that means: To make precision medicine a reality in cancer care, you need a real-time, comprehensive approach that looks at the metastatic tumors and sequences to a level of detail beyond most commercial tests.
A New Device for Rapidly Assessing Immune System Reactions06/07/2017
A multidisciplinary University of Michigan team has developed a device to quickly assess the immune response in pediatric intensive care patients.The device eventually could be used in ICUs nationwide to help treat children who have developed overwhelming sepsis, for example.
A Fish in a Pond or a Needle in a Haystack? DNA Tool Raises Promise, Privacy Concerns05/18/2017
For the first time, researchers connected two different types of DNA snippets to identify individuals. This could help researchers across many fields — but isn’t without risk.