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Giant iceberg B-15A edges past floating ice pier

...entually slowed down and stopped. Local bathymetry charts suggested the iceberg had become anchored at a point near the middle of its coastward (or western) side to a shallow section of seabed. In early March local tides and currents lifted B-15A free from its temporary resting place, an event coinciding w...

Computerized order entry systems can increase risk of medication errors

...ignored antibiotic renewal notices placed on paper charts rather than in the CPOE system, separation of functions that facilitate double dosing and incompatible orders, and inflexible ordering formats generating wrong orders. Three-quarters of the house staff reported observing each of these errors risks, i...

Gender bias in child growth evaluations may miss disease in girls

...urnal of Pediatrics . The researchers reviewed the charts of all 278 children referred to the Diagnostic and Research Growth Center at Children's Hospital in 2001 for new evaluations of short stature or poor growth. Because the definitions of short stature use percentage cutoffs, rather than actual heights,...

Clinicians report missing patient information is common

...modified. Physicians and their staff should screen charts prior to patients' arrival, looking for the presence of anticipated reports, letters, and dictations, and office staff should attempt to find missing data at that time. Systems should be set up within practices to track all tests until the results ar...

New findings on patient safety at children's hospitals

... can be useful in pinpointing individual patients' charts that need to be reviewed. The study, published in ...ls, allowing children's hospitals to pull specific charts to review cases, and allow us to test patient safety interventions," says Sedman. "Now, the collabor...

Study explores antibiotic misuse

..., study coordinator for MCG and the VA, pulled 250 charts from patients who came into the emergency room with respiratory illness and looked at how many got antibiotics. Each center also conducted follow up phone interviews with 50 of the patients asking questions such as whether they were satisfied with th...

Guidelines for following pediatric cancer survivors aim to reduce medical complications

...erm follow-up guidelines are composed, in part, of charts listing therapeutic agents; potential late problems they might cause; risk factors making long-term complications more likely; factors that put people at highest risk; and suggestions on both how often patients in each category should be evaluated an...

November/December 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

... E. Hildebrandt, Ph.D., et al Studying the charts of patients in a family medicine residency practice, researchers found that patients who make frequent after hours telephone calls to physicians' offices are generally high utilizers of health resources. Compared with other patients, they are predomi...

Federal forum reports Americans aging well, but gaps remain

...haviors, and health care. The data are arrayed in charts and tables with accompanying narrative. Highlights include: Population Older Americans have attained higher levels of education. In 1950, 17 percent of the older population had graduated from high school and only 3 percent had at least a...

800 calories a day less and women never missed them

...earch. The new guide will contain menu planners, charts and sidebars on healthy food choices, 44 color photographs, and 125 recipes that translate Rolls' research into practical advice....

Large portion of late-stage breast cancers associated with absence of screening

...st cancer diagnosis. Researchers reviewed medical charts and records of women in seven integrated healthcare plans across the United States. The plans offer specialty and primary care within the same system, and serve 1.5 million women over age 50. All offer breast cancer screening mammograms at no or low ...

A controlled study of peripheral neuropathy after bariatric surgery

...rs Conference in Washington D.C. In the study, the charts of 435 people who had one of two types of bariatri...ass and 'stomach stapling') were compared with the charts of 123 obese patients who had gall bladder surgery to determine whether bariatric surgery or abdomin...

Gastric bypass and stomach-stapling patients should recognize risk of nerve injury post-surgery

... a scientific way." The investigators searched the charts of 435 patients who had undergone either Roux-en-Y gastric bypass or vertical banded gastroplasty, also known as "stomach stapling," at Mayo Clinic or other medical institutions to determine who later developed peripheral neuropathy. Three nerve diso...

Coast-mapping satellites will follow the tides

...graphic organisations. Accurate up-to-date marine charts are essential for safe shipping navigation. They a...but satellites makes possible the easy updating of charts in a way that ships and aircraft cannot." To qualify the COASTCHART system the plan is to map 6000 ...

Study: Dementia often undiagnosed in clinical settings

...severely impaired. Researchers studied the medical charts of cognitively impaired individuals for evidence they were examined, diagnosed or treated for dementia, such as notes about symptoms, exams, discussions with family members, community resource referrals or dementia medication prescriptions. Charts we...

Study: Too few doctors ask teens about smoking

... smoking status and only five percent of patients' charts included smoking status as a vital sign, a governm... Health Services Research was gleaned from patient charts randomly selected from Wisconsin Medicaid HMO eligibility files from January 1997 to January 1999. ...

UNC study may help predict premature infants at risk of total blindness

...ss." The researchers reviewed the retinal eye exam charts of infants who had been treated with laser but still developed stage 4 ROP. They found that the infants had specific features within the eyes two weeks before the development of progressive stage 4 ROP that should tell the surgeon to consider surgery...

American Academy of Neurology sums up scientific highlights from 56th Annual Meeting

...m discovered this disparity in a review of medical charts of 122 patients at a regional epilepsy treatment center with temporal lobe epilepsy and evidence of MTS on their brain scans. "Race appears to be an important factor related to such disparities," according to lead author Jorge Burneo, MD, "but the ca...

Surgery for treatment of temporal lobe epilepsy varies among ethnic groups

...y for epilepsy, Burneo and colleagues reviewed the charts of 122 patients with temporal lobe epilepsy with evidence of MTS on their brain scans. While African Americans constituted 25 percent of temporal lobe epilepsy patients at the Epilepsy Center, they accounted for only 9 percent of surgery patients. Ev...

Cutting-edge sensors and software tests will help protect Pentagon from airborne hazards

...idars (see below). At its finest scale, the system charts air flow every 7 feet (2 meters) immediately around the Pentagon. Lidars (laser-based radars). With a beam narrower than that of conventional radar, a lidar is ideal for tracking tiny particles at short distances in clear air. Coherent Technolo...

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