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Medical News

New twist on potential malaria drug target acts by trapping parasites in cells
Boston, MA -- Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers and colleagues seeking to block invasion of healthy red blood cells by malaria parasites have instead succeeded in locking the parasites within infected blood cells, potentially containing the disease.
Source: EurekAlert

Sensor gives valuable data for neurological diseases and treatments
A new biosensor developed at Purdue University can measure whether neurons are performing correctly when communicating with each other, giving researchers a tool to test the effectiveness of new epilepsy or seizure treatments.
Source: Purdue University News Service

Researchers zero in on protein that destroys HIV
Using a $225,000 microscope, researchers have identified the key components of a protein called TRIM5α that destroys HIV in rhesus monkeys.
Source: Lab Spaces

Patient Resources

Artificial Cornea Offers Long-Term Vision
Patients with impaired vision because of a damaged cornea could soon regain their sight without need of a human donor transplant. Instead, such patients could be aided by an artificial but biosynthetic implant. One such implant has now been tested in patients over two years, and the results are as good as, or even better than, those achieved with donor corneas.
Source: MIT Technology Review

Smoking link to ectopic pregnancy
A chemical in cigarette smoke has been found to cause a reaction which can lead to ectopic pregnancies, according to Edinburgh scientists.
Source: BBC News

Medical profession needs special training to handle self-harm, says international review
“Research has historically shown that people who have self-harmed often have negative experiences because of the attitudes of the healthcare professionals employed to help them” says Jo McHale. “Our study showed that, on the whole little has changed. But there were a number of encouraging studies that highlighted how better education and clinical supervision can improve attitudes, especially when it is supported by government guidance.”
Source: AlphaGalileo

Did You Know?

Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule

Did you know that vaccination for childhood diseases is also recommended for adults? The CDC recommends an Adult Immunization Schedule based on age groups and medical conditions. For example, adults with uncertain or incomplete history of primary vaccination series with tetanus and diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccines should begin or complete a primary vaccination series.
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Practice Management Tips

Why Restrict User Rights to Editing Reports?

In certain cases, you will want to restrict access to some users’ abilities to edit reports. Reports are the means through which your clinic is interfacing with patients, colleagues and government. Undoubtedly, the appearance of your reports is similar to the façade of the building in which you reside. It reflects on your professionalism, and you want to keep it in the best possible shape.

When designing reports, a lot of work goes into selecting the logo, the right colors and fonts. Good designers will provide consistency throughout all reports, and prove attention to detail.

Reports in Fields of Code incorporate a lot of flexibility. This also makes it easy for users to change reports quickly. If you want to guarantee reports are being used correctly, in sync with the original designs, users’ capabilities to experiment with the finished reports need to be limited. This is easily achieved in all Fields of Code EMR editions by removing the edit permission in any selected user profile. It is as simple as selecting a checkbox. You can choose to restrict these rights temporarily, or permanently after reports were completed and ensure there are no surprises on the final printouts.

To find out how to remove the above edit report permission from a user profile, watch the “User permissions for Reporting” tutorial on our website: Fields of Code Library. For a quick find, look for the following ID: C86E. All of our tutorials are at no cost. New users are asked to complete a short, free, one-time registration.
Source: Fields of Code Library

 

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