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NHS target driven culture is failing patients

...t in palliative medicine, describes the fragmented care of an elderly woman at his hospital whose death fr...alignancy) could have been avoided. "The hospital care was spread across three sites, delivered by six teams and by numerous members of within each team, w...

Child care may affect entire community's risks of infection

...between children who play together. However, child care may also affect an entire community's carriage of ...neumococci than adults, and in a large group child care center, kids can easily spread the bacteria to their playmates through close contact. The level of p...

Mental health service costs offset by savings in other public sectors

... services delivered to youth through the system of care approach now being tried in communities in every s... health services for youth delivered via system of care have been criticized as too expensive compared to communities that don't adopt the approach. Howeve...

New studies suggest airborne SARS transmission is possible

.... During the outbreak in Toronto hospitals, health care workers became infected with the virus despite obs...ng risk of SARS coronavirus transmission to health care workers. To answer this question, they collected patient information and environmental samples from ...

Study finds factors linked to substance use disorder relapse among health care professionals

...d of a substance use disorder relapse among health care professionals, according to a study in the March 2...ividuals to relapse. The study included 292 health care professionals enrolled in the Washington Physicians Health Program, an independent post-treatment mo...

Specific test key to determine whether or not allergy symptoms are really allergy-related

... treatments for their symptoms, from their primary care physician if managed care practice guidelines encouraged the use of the test. The savings nationally might equal the costs of ...

Sudan surveys show high rates of death and malnutrition among displaced population

...outh Darfur, including feeding centers and primary care clinics, opened n May 2004 and have been centered on 3 sites." The three sites are Kass, Kalma, and Muhajiria, South Darfur. Francesco Grandesso, M.Sc., and colleagues from Mdecins Sans Frontires, analyzed the results of surveys conducted in August ...

Depression linked to insomnia in HIV patients

...nsomnia in HIV patients, say the reviewers. Health care workers should pay more attention to diagnosing and treating anxiety and depression in people with HIV as a way to prevent insomnia, "given that psychiatric disorders are often missed in general medical settings," Reid says. Reid and colleagues found...

UW research shows risk factors for relapse among health care professionals who abuse drugs

...ased on a retrospective cohort study of 292 health care professionals enrolled in the Washington Physician...interested in the problem of drug use among health care professionals after surveying the cause of death among physicians and noting that anesthesiologists,...

Definition of persistent vegetative state available from American Academy of Neurology

...osition paper in 1989 about certain aspects of the care and management of patients in the persistent vegetative state. It can be directly opened as a .pdf file: http://www.aan.com/about/ethics/109556.pdf...

Abuse and HIV status linked to suicide risk

... is associated with the negative outcomes. "Health care and service providers who interact with women who may be HIV-positive or are in an abusive relationship should routinely look for mental health issues, such as suicidal thoughts. It may be the case that crisis intervention is needed to help women in ...

Recovered king of beasts returns to his home, thanks to unique operation

...ted enclosure in the Rishon Lezion zoo. Under the care of the zoo's veterinarian, Dr. Limor Miara, and th...uring the following ten days he received intensive care from the zoo staff, which included special food, antibiotic medicine, vitamin supplements and other ...

Flu pandemic coming, US not prepared

...ome more common when millions are treated. Health care workers and medical facilities administering emerg...s due to vaccination or treatment. Require health care workers to be vaccinated. Unfortunately, health care workers caring for sick people often spread pa...

New self-help technology set to combat eating disorders

...tion has considerable potential for use in primary care and other settings as a first step in BN treatment....

Study shows use of budesonide reduced the risk of asthma related events by 40% in children

...1,981 children taking either budesonide plus usual care or placebo over three years. Overall, the inciden...roup throughout the study (budesonide 43.8%; usual care 42.8%). The most frequently reported adverse events were respiratory infection, pharyngitis, rhiniti...

Tracking trends in cochlear implant complications using a federal database

...powerful, sophisticated analytical tool for health care providers and patients alike," the authors conclude. "Used appropriately, it could provide crucial guidance in selecting an expensive but wonderfully life-enhancing therapy."...

New colorectal cancer screening recommendations for African Americans

...ortant goal was to improve awareness among primary care physicians and gastroenterologists of the importan...he Veterans Administration system, where access to care is equal. According to the U.S. Census Department there are 2.6 million African American men and wo...

Use of inhaled corticosteroid led to fewer hospitalizations for young children with asthma

...hicken pox or measles, consult your child's health care professional. If your child is switching to Pulmic... pill) corticosteroid, carefully follow the health care professional's instructions. This will help your child avoid health risks that may be linked with st...

Rural America vulnerable to bioterrorism and natural disaster threats

... to protect its citizens; Public health and health care systems in rural America need to be strengthened t... state of readiness; and, Public health and health care leaders in rural areas need to work together to assure that emergency preparedness is achieved in a ...

Cavity prevention tips for pre-school age children

Providing proper care and oral hygiene during preschool years can mean a...still develop gingivitis or other problems if home care is inadequate."...

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(Date:10/30/2014)... cancer care respects the fact that a patient,s ... requires treatment. Over a third of cancer patients ... of their conditions. And, increasingly, care providers are ... patients navigate mental health challenges. A University of ... journal Psycho-Oncology asks an important question: ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... The development of minimally and even non-invasive technologies is ... for instance, to carry out a range of operative ... scalpel, leaving only tiny scars as a result. Similar ... active agents to patients – instead of using injections ... be possible to supply them via a plaster which ...
(Date:10/29/2014)... certain prostate cancer medications are linked with an increased ... congestive heart failure or prior heart attacks. Published in ... and patients weigh the benefits and risks of the ... levels of male hormones in the body to prevent ... treatment for prostate cancer. Despite its anticancer effects, ADT ...
(Date:10/28/2014)... and outer body and organ surfaces in the human ... in the inner ear," said Moritz Gegg. Cilia – ... are precisely positioned on many of these epithelial cells. ... coordinated so precisely that for example mucus can be ... from sensory inner ear hair cells," added Heiko Lickert. ...
(Date:10/28/2014)... NY (October 27, 2014)—Although oral hormonal therapy is ... women with hormone receptor–positive tumors, about one-half of ... A study by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) ... aromatase inhibitors (the most common type of hormone ... brand-name counterparts, increased treatment adherence by 50 percent. ...
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