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Joslin President awarded medal from international diabetes organization

...bership of more than 5,500 physicians, scientists, nurses and students from over 100 countries who work in the field of diabetes research. The association works to find innovative research concepts that will both encourage and support new ideas and put them into practice in research labs across the globe....

Researchers begin study to protect against anthrax

...th the emergence of bioterrorism. Doctors and nurses across the country hope to enroll a total of 480 p...nts in the study will be monitored for one year as nurses and doctors record side effects and check the ability of the vaccine to rouse an immune response. ...

Delirium high in ICU patients, leads to death, morbidity

...der-recognized so even if we knew how to treat it, nurses and doctors miss it most of the time." Ely and his team have been responsible for developing protocols for identifying delirium as well as measuring and validating a patient's stage of brain dysfunction. These methods of measuring and validating de...

Researchers caution against linking strep, neuropsychiatric disorders

... children with strep often feel fine. In addition, nurses obtain throat cultures from the children every month, and whenever children have a sore throat, or when their obsessive-compulsive symptoms or tics worsen, doctors examine them. The study will be completed next year....

Heart and lung transplantation clinical trial results to be announced at ISHLT meeting

... surgeons, scientists, transplant coordinators and nurses from 15 countries will converge April 21-24 for the 24th Annual Meeting and Scientific Session of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) at the Hilton San Francisco. The meeting will feature advances and emerging techno...

Passwords to guard entry aren't enough to protect complex data

...nd granting them access to data. While doctors or nurses may have access to medical data in a hospital database, they cannot access financial data in the hospital's accounting database. Conversely, an insurance company can access financial records but not patient medical records. Patients, in contrast, ca...

JAK2 enzyme helps protect brain cells, wreaks havoc on blood vessels

...of professional health information for physicians, nurses and students headquartered in Philadelphia....

Gene expression tied to social behavior in honey bees

... from 60 different bees who were working either as nurses (taking care of the brood within the hive) or fora...nged to what group. Behavioral differences between nurses and foragers are part of an age-related, socially regulated division of bee labor. Nurses perform ca...

NIH announces strategy to accelerate medical research progress

...ch as improving the training of the physicians and nurses who run clinical trials." After an intense process of discussion and scientific review, the directors of NIH's 27 institutes and centers approved an NIH Roadmap strategy that features 28 initiatives to be carried out by nine implementation groups ar...

Smallpox vaccination grinds to halt

...nable standard of emergency care." But doctors and nurses stayed away in droves. The vaccine is a live virus that can spread from person to person and might have harmed patients, especially those with impaired immunity. Major hospitals, such as the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System and the Chil...

Home visits from community health workers spur blood pressure reduction

...trates. For their study, Johns Hopkins physicians, nurses and public health workers joined forces with the community health advisory board of Sandtown-Winchester, a 72-square block neighborhood of more than 10,000, mostly African-American residents in West Baltimore, with the goal of helping residents lower...

Estimated 300 children died in the U.S. from shaken baby syndrome last year

...000 and 2001. Members of the team contacted charge nurses at each of the state's nine pediatric ICUs three times a week over the span, checked medical examiner and other records and even queried the three closest out-of-state pediatric ICUs about N.C. patients. They considered the injuries to be inflicted i...

Changing focus of traditional hospital 'rounds' improves patient care

...thesia and surgery residents, nurse practitioners, nurses and a pharmacist. During daily rounds, the team v... decreased by half and the number of residents and nurses who understood the daily goals increased by 80 percent. Shorter hospital stays generally are tied t...

ECCO 12 - the European Cancer Conference - First alert

... ever before. So, at ECCO 12, over 10,000 doctors, nurses and researchers from Europe and around the world will come together to present and review the latest research news and discuss how these developments can be incorporated by multidisciplinary teams into day to day practice to raise standards of treatm...

No detectable risk from mercury in seafood, study shows

...ound the world." In the current study doctors and nurses tested the children in a variety of ways and measured 21 different cognitive, behavioral, and neurological functions such as concentration, attention span, problem-solving abilities, intelligence, and motor skills. Only two functions varied slightly...

DuPont launches high-tech medical fabrics to enhance protection for healthcare professionals

... Suprel TM by working closely with operating room nurses who participated in comfort studies conducted at North Carolina State University. Feedback and input on protection and comfort from the healthcare professionals were used in developing the new medical fabric. "Suprel TM is the first in a line of inn...

Discovery of how prolactin travels to gene's machinery helps explain its role in breast cancer

...rs. At the same time, a large population study of nurses had found that women with higher levels of prolactin were at greater risk for breast cancer. Soon thereafter, Dr. Clevenger was able to show how prolactin organized the breast cancer cells to move from the breast to other parts of the body. His mo...

'One-stop' approach works well for cervical cancer prevention

...necology and obstetrics at Johns Hopkins. Local nurses used vinegar to wipe the cervix and then visually inspect it for lesions that turn white when exposed to the solution. They then offered immediate treatment to women with positive tests (possible precancerous lesions). Treatment consisted of cryot...

Hopkins researchers find postoperative fevers common following hemispherectomy

...udy has already been helpful to the physicians and nurses providing postoperative care for these children be...esult of this study, Children's Center doctors and nurses may allow fevers without other symptoms to persist for as long as two weeks if the child is active a...

Sandia-aided method to heal wounded and diseased achieves US government acceptance

...ive, it relied on her skilled presence to instruct nurses on the conditions necessary in each Numobag. Sensors created by Sandia are expected to do that job, permitting less skilled personnel in widely scattered geographic areas to use the healing device. Dr. Glen Heywood, a professor of surgery at the Hea...

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