Tag: "acute" at medical news
Care of head injuries falls well short of recommendations
... of last year. The Eastern Region audit covered 20 acute
hospital trusts plus the regional neurosurgical units at Addenbrooke's Hospital, serving nine of the 10 district hospitals, and Oldchurch Hospital, serving six district general hospitals. The nationwide audit of A&E departments obtained responses fr...
Global Nursing Partnerships conference addresses international nursing shortage
...ies around the world."The global nursing shortage, acute
in many regions, can only be solved through serious and strategic partnerships between national nursing associations, government representatives and human resource planners," explained Judith Oulton, chief executive officer of the International Counc...
People with chronic health problems are heaviest users of medical care, but system not organized to meet their needs
...re system is oriented towards treating people with acute
episodes, and not people with recurring problems o... nurses are trained in hospitals where they handle acute
cases and the "appointment of the day." While this strengthens diagnostic skills, it does not provid...
Hospitalist care destined to become dominant model of inpatient care in the US, say UCSF researchers
...y of their regular doctor for the availability and acute
care expertise of hospitalists, said Wachter. Most...and still have the excitement and gratification of acute
care medicine, Wachter said. Currently, there are hospitalist programs in 12 of Americas top 15 hosp...
International study highlights underuse of reperfusion therapy for heart-attack patients
...store coronary artery bloodflow -for patients with acute
coronary syndromes have been established, but ther...CE). This registry includes data for patients with acute
coronary syndromes from 94 hospitals in 14 countries. The investigators assessed data of the first 9...
The hidden danger of hockey
...rdiac risk factors including the small risk of an acute
cardiovascular event during a hockey game....
$3 million gift from Purdue Pharma to support MGH Pain Program
...unwavering commitment to finding ways to alleviate acute
and chronic pain," says Jane Ballantyne, MD, an MGH anesthesiologist and director of the hospital's Pain Center. "Too many people today continue to experience pain despite the increasing number of pain relief measures available. This generous gift ...
Mets pitcher Al Leiter to dedicate Leiter's Landing Playroom
...nstitute of Rehabilitation Medicine. The only acute
inpatient pediatric rehabilitation service in New York City, the Rusk Institutes Pediatric Rehabilitation Program employs unique occupational therapy, education, and recreation programs to dramatically improve each childs self confidence and ability ...
Over the counter cough medicines may be an unnecessary expense
...ounter cough medicines with placebo in adults with acute
cough. In nine trials, active treatment was no better than placebo. The positive results in the other six studies were of questionable clinical relevance, say the authors. Because of the small number of trials, these results should be interpreted wit...
Stroke teams double access to fast care without higher costs
SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 7 Twice as many acute
stroke patients receive effective medication when ...en activator (tPA) is the only early treatment for acute
ischemic stroke approved by the Food and Drug Administration. It must be given within three hours o...
Stroke news tips for Friday, Feb. 8, 2002
...pertise in stroke can reliably and accurately read acute
stroke computer tomography (CT) scans of the head ...er. It is a reliable and valid method for reading acute
head CT images to evaluate stroke patients for thrombolytic therapy. Researchers reviewed consecuti...
Medical experts unite to raise awareness of risk, threat of blood clots
...e of the risk factors for developing a DVT include acute
medical illness, orthopedic or lower extremities surgery, cancer, chronic heart or respiratory failure, inherited or acquired predisposition to clotting, varicose veins, obesity, pregnancy, birth control pills, postmenopausal hormone replacement ther...
Blood lactate measurement could lead to earlier identification of patients for liver transplant
...fy patients who might die from paracetamol-induced acute
liver failure, conclude authors of a study in this...gency liver transplantation in paracetamol-induced acute
liver failure are widely used; they include a Combination of renal failure, encephalopathy, coagulop...
New software helps design multi-task, jaw-like, surgical mini-tools
... handle, the surgeon can also rotate the blades to acute
right or left angles to get around obstructions. In a compliant version, still on the drawing board, the surgeon will even be able to make the blades bend to improve maneuvering. Haluck adds, "This multifunctional approach may eventually be used in ...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for February (second issue)
...tralian researchers reported that the incidence of acute
lung injury (ALI) and acute
respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) was higher andmortality rates lower than those reported in stud...
Nicotine withdrawal woes shown to be similar to inflammatory response
...te changes. Similar unpleasant symptoms accompany acute
and chronic illness and these symptoms are known t...ilar biochemical reasons that individuals who have acute
or chronic disease do. The same therapies anti-inflammatory medications may therefore help allevi...
Younger age explains why smokers more likely to survive heart attacks
...revious studies have established that smokers with acute
heart attacks are younger than nonsmokers, tend to have fewer illnesses and exhibit fewer cardiac risk factors. However, past researchers have not been able to agree on how much these differences account for the lower mortality from heart attacks amo...
UT Southwestern researchers identify mechanisms by which cocaine elevates blood pressure
...ion and related complications including stroke and acute
myocardial infarction. The underlying mechanism of the blood-pressure-raising effect of cocaine use in humans has not been well studied, said Dr. Wanpen Vongpatanasin, senior author of the study and assistant professor of internal medicine. Most of u...
Stopping statins may cause rebound that triples risk of death
...ntinued taking statins. The increase in deaths and acute
heart attacks was only explained by the statin wit...tatin trials excluded patients who had suffered an acute
coronary syndrome (heart attack or angina) within the preceding three to six months. The drugs appea...
New awards, expanded focus for Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group
...very PACTG site; study the effects of treatment on acute
and early infection and on restoration of immune f...elucidating the differences in the pathogenesis of acute
HIV infection in infants compared with infection acquired by adolescents or adults. For more inform...
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