HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
U. Iowa research improves health care delivery for children

Having a young child scheduled for a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) scan to diagnose a potentially serious condition can be worrying for parents. Adding to the anxiety is the fact that these scans often are done under general anesthetic to ensure that young children remain motionless and calm.

Under these circumstances, the last thing a nervous parent needs is a delay in the scheduled start time of the scan. Apart from the increased anxiety caused by waiting, there also is the practical consideration of a young child having to go without food or drink, a pre-anesthesia requirement, for longer than necessary.

At UI Hospitals and Clinics, efforts aimed at improving scheduling for these anesthetic procedures uncovered unexpected and fundamental problems in predicting case durations. UI researchers have now figured out the cause of this troublesome patient scheduling problem, and have determined and implemented a solution that has improved delivery of health care for pediatric patients. The results of the study were published in the May issue of Anesthesia and Analgesia.

Despite a perception that it should be fairly easy to accurately predict how long these diagnostic scans will take, the UI operations research team led by Franklin Dexter, M.D., Ph.D., UI professor of anesthesia in the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, found that estimates for the duration of an MRI or CT with anesthesia were strikingly inaccurate more inaccurate than estimates of notoriously unpredictable surgery times.

"This was very unexpected because while we know that it is very hard to accurately predict how long a surgery will take, we assumed that it would be easy to predict how long a CT or MRI under anesthesia would take. However, we found that was not the case," Dexter said.

Having discovered this surprising problem, Dexter and Jack Yue, Ph.D., an ecological statistician at National Chengchi University
'"/>

Contact: Jennifer Brown
jennifer-l-brown@uiowa.edu
319-335-9917
University of Iowa
11-May-2006


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. 1 of 2 pediatric kidney disease research centers in world established
2. Stanford researchers find culprit in aging muscles that heal poorly
3. UCLA researchers awarded $9M contract for study identifiying antibiotic treatment for MRSA
4. Indiana University Imaging Center receives $6M grant for kidney research
5. Penn researchers discover novel pathway for increasing good cholesterol
6. New research discovers independent brain networks control human walking
7. Theory of facial aging gets a facelift from UT Southwestern researchers
8. Sports concussion research using fMRI provides insight for safe return-to-play decisions
9. UIC researchers to develop new drugs to fight bioterrorism
10. New research finds high prevalence of smoking among physicians in China
11. Fat is the new normal, FSU researcher says

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Iowa research improves health care delivery for children

(Date:12/19/2014)... Silver Dollar City is picking up ... the first time ever, Silver Dollar City has a title ... 2015, listing the park’s wood coaster Outlaw Run as the ... announced this week, Silver Dollar City is named in CNN ... USA Today’s 10Best awards for “Best Public Lights Display,” and ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 19, 2014 Eufaula, Oklahoma, located just ... Eufaula, the state’s largest lake with more than 600 ... home to a little more than 3,000 residents, hosted ... Saturday, the 6th of December. , Featuring Santa, Christmas ... downtown Eufaula on Main Street. Narconon Arrowhead’s parade ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... December 20, 2014 An evening dress is ... a lady’s closet. Discount-Dress.com, a distinguished dresses retailer, has unveiled ... beautiful dresses in this great shopping platform. Customers can ... the staff's hard work, Discount-Dress.com has been accepted and praised ... faster and easier shopping stage for clients. In order to ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... The print component of Vision and Hearing is ... Toronto Star, with a circulation of approximately 230,433 copies ... is distributed nationally through a vast social media strategy ... partner outlets. To explore the digital version of the ... an exclusive interview with Mark DeMontis , sharing ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... News) -- The intestinal bacteria that cause inflammatory bowel ... be inherited, researchers report. The findings, published recently ... in efforts to prevent the disease and treat the ... authors added. "The intestinal bacteria, or ,gut microbiome, ... a big impact on your health for the rest ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Silver Dollar City Nets New Titles: Guinness Book of World Records, Plus CNN Travel, USA Today & Fodor’s Top Places for Christmas Lights 2Health News:Narconon Arrowhead Debuts Float at Checotah and Eufaula Christmas Parades 2Health News:Narconon Arrowhead Debuts Float at Checotah and Eufaula Christmas Parades 3Health News:Attractive Evening Dresses Announced by Discount-Dress.com 2Health News:Mark DeMontis, Founder of Courage Canada, shares his passion for bringing hockey to those affected by blindness in Mediaplanet’s “Vision and Hearing” campaign 2Health News:Crohn's, Colitis May Have Genetic Underpinnings, Study Finds 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/942kh3/micro_market ... "Micro Market Monitor: North American Dermatology Diagnostic Devices ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Cosmetic ... has resulted in fueling the overall demand of ... of these dermatology devices is to assist in ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Dec. 18, 2014  RESMED INC. (NYSE: RMD ... of fiscal year 2015 results on Thursday, January 22, 2015, ... release with ResMed,s results will be issued after 1:00 p.m. ... to discuss operating results and future outlook. The ... Pacific Time and the live webcast of the call can ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 19, 2014  Eli Lilly and ... Paris: FR0011184241 – ADOC) today announced a worldwide licensing ... BioChaperone Lispro, for treatment in people with type 1 ... proprietary BioChaperone® technology and is currently in Phase Ib ... Lispro with the goal of optimizing glucose levels during ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Micro Market Monitor: North American Dermatology Diagnostic Devices Market 2Micro Market Monitor: North American Dermatology Diagnostic Devices Market 3ResMed To Announce Second Quarter 2015 Results 2Lilly and Adocia Announce Alliance to Co-Develop Ultra-Rapid Insulin Based on BioChaperone Technology 2Lilly and Adocia Announce Alliance to Co-Develop Ultra-Rapid Insulin Based on BioChaperone Technology 3
Cached News: