Tag: "failure" at medical news
MRSA: Political point-scoring over hospital cleanliness ignores the real issue
...ococcus aureus) confuses cleanliness with the real failure
in UK hospitals poor hand hygiene and inadequate ...c eye. But none of these policies reflect the real failure
in UK hospitals: non-adherence to basic infection control. "Evidence shows that housekeeping program...
Study shows promise in identifying kidney failure
...allows for earlier and quicker diagnosis of kidney failure
- a diagnosis that now often occurs too late to treat kidney failure
effectively. The research, which is published in the current issue of The Lancet, sites evidence in ...
Strategy effective against drug resistant tuberculosis
...rculosis, had an increased likelihood of treatment failure
and death. The authors conclude that additional interventions are needed to improve treatment outcomes. Dr de Lourdes Garcia Garcia states: "DOTS can control both drug resistant and drug susceptible TB. Our prospective population based study shows t...
New marker for early diagnosis of kidney failure identified
...hat can give a rapid and early diagnosis of kidney failure
in children undergoing heart surgery, reporting th...esults in this week's issue of THE LANCET. Kidney failure
can result after major surgery, stroke, severe infection, dehydration or adverse reactions to medici...
Hormonal treatment improves survival in high-risk prostate cancer patients
... 49 percent to 39 percent, respectively. The local failure
rate at ten years for the adjuvant arm was 23 percent and 38 percent for the observation arm and the ten year rates for cancer metastasizing to other parts of the body were 24 percent for the adjuvant patients versus 399 percent for the observation p...
Unexpected benefit seen in treating HER-2 breast cancer with new preoperative drug combo
...ents. To reduce the substantial incidence of heart failure
and cardiac dysfunction seen with traditional use ...herapy. And, to date, no cases of congestive heart failure
or other such serious heart problems have yet been observed in the patients, Buzdar says. Within sev...
Mouse model reveals potential way to reduce cardiac deaths in kidney patients
...tiffness happens to patients with end-stage kidney failure
when they go on dialysis, and it leads to many dangerous cardiovascular complications," Hruska says. "This study shows us that by treating the skeleton or otherwise decreasing phosphorous levels, we have the potential to produce a decrease in vascula...
Professionalism and professional ethics in medicine
... that out-of pocket costs may lead to cost-related failure
to use prescribed medication and threaten quality of care and that physicians and patients value such discussions. The researchers found that the most common barriers to physician-patient communication about out-of-pocket costs were lack of habit, i...
Researchers search for first sign of congestive heart failure
... dysfunctional a classic sign of congestive heart failure
you have early changes in the way the heart is fu... relaxes and fills with blood. In congestive heart failure
the heart for reasons such as years of working against elevated pressures inside blood vessels bec...
NHS target driven culture is failing patients
...erly woman at his hospital whose death from kidney failure
(super-imposed on a malignancy) could have been avoided. "The hospital care was spread across three sites, delivered by six teams and by numerous members of within each team, while the information passed to her GP was patchy," he writes. "Worryingly...
Research offers hope of new treatments for liver damage
...e treatable. More women in the UK now die of liver failure
than do of cancer of the cervix. "There has been a...old increase in women of the same age group. Liver failure
is also rapidly increasing in younger people with the deaths in the UK of 500 men and 300 women aged...
Tracking trends in cochlear implant complications using a federal database
...write. "Confirming other studies, we found device failure
to be the most commonly reported complication," the authors report. "We also found a significant decrease in device malfunction from the pre-1998 period to 2002, possibly reflecting increasing quality control and reliability on the part of manufactur...
NHS stop-smoking services are insufficient to deliver national smoking targets
... and circulatory disease in these populations, the failure
to include health inequalities reduction in stop-smoking targets may result conversely in a widening of the gap between the healthiest and the worst off in England. In California, says the author, heavy early investment in smoking cessation services ...
Teenage highs and lows
...f regular use, (3) progression to regular use, (4) failure
to discontinue experimental use, and (5) failure
to discontinue regular use. Dr van den Bree said: "We found assessment of use of other substances an...
Specialist care gives better rate of survival
...scharged after their first hospital stay for heart failure
had significantly better outcomes if they received...ty care. We now know that only a minority of heart failure
patients are seen in specialty heart failure
clinics where it has been shown that outcomes are impro...
Explosion of child obesity predicted to shorten us life expectancy
...ially disastrous -- imagine heart attack or kidney failure
becoming a relatively common condition of young adulthood." Two thirds of American adults today are obese or overweight, and the proportion of people with extreme obesity has risen especially rapidly, the investigators note. Thus far, medical treatm...
Minorities, poor, uneducated bear the burden
...tatus. Among Medicare enrollees, congestive heart failure
hospitalization was higher in blacks, Hispanics an...est rates of hospitalizations for congestive heart failure
and stroke, and the highest age-adjusted death rate for stroke and heart disease. Cholesterol level...
Vitamin E may not prevent cancer or cardiovascular events, but may increase risk for heart failure
...ly consistent. Therefore, a meta-analysis of heart failure
events including all completed large vitamin E trials is strongly recommended." "In conjunction with its lack of efficacy, the potential for harm suggested by our findings strongly supports the view that vitamin E supplements should not be used in pa...
GlaxoSmithKline receives unanimous favorable recommendation by FDA Advisory Committee for Boostrix
...d to death. Other complications may include heart failure
and paralysis. Most cases of diphtheria occur among unvaccinated or inadequately vaccinated persons. Tetanus (lockjaw) is a severe, often fatal disease. The bacteria that cause tetanus are widely found in soil and the manure of many animals. Alm...
Failure to count Iraqi casualties is irresponsible, say experts
...rnments of being "wholly irresponsible" over their failure
to count Iraqi casualties. In a statement publishe...lated casualties. "We believe that the joint US/UK failure
to make any effort to monitor Iraqi casualties is, from a public health perspective, wholly irrespon...
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