Tag: "elective" at medical news
Drug Regimen Reduces Atrial Fibrillation After Heart Surgery
...s of amiodarone for a minimum of seven days before elective
heart surgery and 60 patients received a placebo. One in four of the patients who received the medication suffered atrial fibrillation after surgery, compared with 53 percent of the patients who were administered a placebo. For patients receivi...
Clot-Busters As Effective As Surgery To Clear Blockages In Legs
...erate on,and converts an emergency procedure to an elective
one." Not all physicians are as enthusiastic. In an accompanyingeditorial in the journal, John Porter of the Oregon HealthSciences University School of Medicine concludes from the samedata that drug therapy does not improve clinical outcome. Cit...
'Alternative' Medicine Becoming Mainstream, UF Study Finds
... half of U.S. medical schools, including UF, offer elective
courses onalternative therapies, Neims said. At UF, some required courses includediscussion of the topic. Additionally, a UF family practice clinic offersacupuncture, massage therapy, hypnosis and relaxation techniques. "There is a tremendous amount ...
Medical Students Are Taking Risks With HIV During Elective Studies
...cal students planning to travel overseas for their elective
study period: questionnaire survey) Click below ...e health advice and support when undertaking their elective
studies in countries with a relatively high prevalence of blood borne viruses, such as HIV. Medical ...
Intensive Care Before A Major Op May Improve Survival
(Reducing the risk of major elective
surgery: randomised controlled trial of pre-operat... care treatment of patients about to undergo major elective
surgery can help to improve survival rates, say researchers in this week's BMJ. Major surgery in hi...
Early Heart Repair For Marfan Syndrome Patients Critical To Survival
...woinches. Among 455 patients who underwent elective
surgery to repair an aneurysm,the death rate was 1.5 percent (seven patients). By contrast, the mortalityrate was 2.6 percent among the 117 patients who underwent urgent repair (withinseven days after surgical consultation) and 12 percent among the ...
Melanoma Patients' Sentinel Lymph Nodes (SLNS) Play A Strong Role In Disease Prognosis, UCSF Study Reports
...re developed, some patients withmelanoma underwent elective
lymph node dissection (ELND) to determine whether ornot their cancer had spread to their lymph nodes. During an ELND, all of apatient's lymph nodes were removed and tested for cancer cells. Leong says thatnumerous retrospective studies suggest that p...
Information technology is key to decreasing surgery costs, UI researcher finds
...patients in the future willhave to wait longer for elective
surgery -- as much as a year in some cases,which m...s approach to controlling operating room costs for elective
surgeriesappear in the July issues of Anesthesiology, and Anesthesia and Analgesia. Anaccompanying e...
Study suggests need for better pain management in newborns
...ingrequired medical procedures in the hospital and elective
procedures such ascircumcision. The doctors and nu...or whilethey underwent a wide array of required or elective
procedures, ranging fromheel sticks to chest tube insertions to circumcision. They measured twobehav...
Surgical pain increases risk of infection, study shows
...ienna GeneralHospital, 30 patients recovering from elective
knee surgery were fitted with adevice to monitor tissue oxygen pressure. All were given standard, intravenousnarcotic pain medication. In addition, the local anesthetic lidocaine wasinjected into the surgical site of some patients - the experimental ...
Expectant mothers should know that most midwives would aim for a vaginal birth rather than a caesarean
... may drive some female obstetricians to opt for an elective
caesarian. Midwives, however are exposed to both traumatic and uncomplicated deliveries and also deal with women who have had caesarians post-operatively, write the authors. This, they say, makes the aware of the difficulties a woman has in nursing...
Study shows women more likely to have severe arthritis, less likely to undergo surgery
...his is the first time researchers have examined an elective
surgery. "I believe this finding relates to health care needs of women in general, especially elective
procedures like cataract surgery, where a woman's psyche comes into play," says Hawker, also a membe...
Hartford Institute/AACN award honors nursing schools for innovative gerontology education
...sists of two required gerontology courses and four elective
courses. The courses explore the physical, psychosocial, spiritual, and socio-cultural aspects of aging and the impact of ageism on health care. An important component of the gerontologic courses is clinical experience with older adults in assiste...
Post-cesarean delivery dilemma: to cesarean again, or not?
Study shows little difference in risk between elective
repeat cesarean, and labor with vaginal birth amon... babies associated with trial of labor compared to elective
repeat cesarean delivery. She and co-author Eileen Hutton, MNSc., a registered midwife who is stud...
Georgetown receives $1.7 million NIH grant to add complementary and alternative medicine to curriculum
...t many other schools typically consist of optional elective
courses that are open to relatively few students, at Georgetown, information about CAM practices will be integrated into basic science courses that are required of every medical student. Additionally, CAM education will be incorporated into courses t...
Canada lags in use of blood conservation techniques
The use of blood conservation techniques in elective
surgery reduces the risk of infection and transfus...d 4535 medical records from patients who underwent elective
orthopedic procedures at 19 Canadian hospitals between June 1998 and January 1999. They found that o...
New synthetic antithrombotic drug could reduce dvt risk after hip surgery
...nts from 16 European countries who were undergoing elective
hip-replacement surgery were randomly assigned to once daily injections of either 2.5 mg fondaparinux, starting postoperatively, or 40 mg of the anti-clotting agent enoxaparin, starting preoperatively. Analysis was based on the outcomes of 79% of the...
Preliminary US study findings support excellent results with CYPHER Sirolimus-eluting Stent
...orporation pioneered the coronary artery stent for elective
treatment of coronary artery disease. In 1996, Cordis Corporation merged with Johnson & Johnson to form Cordis Corporation, a Johnson & Johnson company, with approximately 5,300 employees worldwide....
Innovative 'soap opera' project aimed at teaching Spanish to health professionals
... The completed film will be offered as part of an elective
course in spring 2004 to UNC students in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, public health and social work. Negotiations are underway with Yale University Press to publish the program's materials....
Lingering cognitive impairment may be linked to coronary bypass surgery
...e to two days before and three to four weeks after elective
bypass surgery performed in Wilmington, N.C., by a single surgeon between May 1996 and May 1999. The researchers also analyzed test data from 49 control participants recruited through a local senior wellness program. The bypass patients and control...
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