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Costly cancer treatment aimed at protecting kids hearts offers no additional benefit

...ach year. Details of the study by physicians at 10 hospitals throughout the United States and Canada will be published in the March 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology. On average, 7,000 U.S. children are diagnosed with cancer each year. For the thousands who receive chemotherapy, one of the possible ...

Cedars-Sinai researchers to present findings at Amerian College of Cardiology Scientific Meeting

...ical education. Named one of the 100 "Most Wired" hospitals in health care in 2001, the Medical Center ranks among the top 10 non-university hospitals in the nation for its research activities....

Proven heart therapy used in only 25 percent of cases

...60,000 high-risk heart patients are treated at 600 hospitals across the U.S. Under CRUSADE, information will be... years and feedback will be provided to individual hospitals on how their treatment patterns adhere to guidelines established by the ACC and AHA. "This is the fi...

Blood test for heart failure scores big in new study

...o years ago and is already in use in more than 300 hospitals in the United States. Congestive heart failure (C...time." In the multinational trial, held at seven hospitals in the United States, France and Norway, doctors were able to correctly diagnose CHF in nearly 83 pe...

Researchers determine best possible drug option for cardiac arrest

...d of treatment of cardiac arrest by paramedics and hospitals across North America. Heart disease is the number one killer in North America. More than 25,000 Canadians and over 250,000 Americans suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrest every year. Unfortunately, fewer than 10 per cent of these patients survive. ...

Improving communications and support for doctors, patients and partners

...Consortium, which is made up of public and private hospitals and GPs, conducted a study which aimed to assess referral patterns, communication between specialist breast services and GPs, and GP education, support and resource needs. A questionnaire was sent to 450 randomly chosen GPs and 104 replied (a 23% res...

Early breast cancer tends to be more aggressive in women from deprived backgrounds

...rom 608 women who had been treated in five Glasgow hospitals over a five and a half-year period between October 1995 and March 2001. The women were identified and separated into three groups: affluent, intermediate and deprived. She found that patients from deprived backgrounds were significantly more likel...

First multimedia resource to give patients their own voice

...nics, support groups, medical schools and teaching hospitals for use by patients, carers and health professionals. Dr McPherson believes that it will have just as valuable a role for the health professionals as for patients. "The medical training syllabus has highlighted the need to listen to what patients are...

From sci-fi to reality microendoscopy to diagnose breast cancer?

...l be used as a diagnostic tool in several European hospitals within the next year or two. A number of US research teams have taken up the technique, principally The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio who began the initial work. The research at Guys is partly funded by Cancer Research UK. "Clearly, the technique does ha...

New data on overcrowding crisis finds critically ill flooding emergency departments

...mergency departments diverting ambulances to other hospitals because they cant safely take another acutely ill patient, which has become a nationwide public health problem. Dr. Derlet said critically ill patients occupy emergency department beds longer and require more intensive care so fewer patients are able...

UCLA scientists discover African strain of AIDS in two American infants

... the diagnostic methods most commonly used by U.S. hospitals in the past may have inaccurately measured other Americans HIV infections. The UCLA study emphasizes that AIDS clinicians must be trained to look for non-B viral strains in their practices in order to prevent and treat mother-to-child HIV transmissio...

Accidental overdose with Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) carries a greater risk of death

...ing and is placing an enormous financial burden on hospitals particularly as these patients are traditionally managed in intensive care units. The authors of this study believe at least $500, 000 could be saved in their hospital alone if patients, who have overdosed deliberately, with no history of alcohol abu...

More patients would refuse treatment if the outcome were impaired quality of life

...d in advance directive documents available at most hospitals in which patients are asked whether they wish to receive an array of interventions. Several investigators have pointed out the limitations in this system because the desirability of an intervention depends heavily upon its outcome. "Intubation to tr...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April (first issue)

... three-year study involving 17 Canadian acute-care hospitals in four cities, investigators found that initially... researchers, as the number of TBadmissions to the hospitals decreased, the outcome for patients was worse, and delays in diagnosis and treatment more frequent, ...

Overstocked blood drains nations supply

...t Association. Researchers say it may be time for hospitals to change their policies to reflect surgical advances that require less blood. Researchers conducted a study to determine how much blood is really used compared to what is reserved for major types of brain vessel surgeries, including carotid endarter...

Spiral scan sees stroke blockage more clearly

...ad received helical CT scans. Neurologists on the hospitals stroke team reviewed each case. They answered a series of questions at five points in the patients assessments. The first point was when the patients physical examination, symptoms and initial CT scan without the contrast dye were completed. The ...

Rush receives grant from IDPH to focus on prostate screening for African-American men

...m." In July of 2001, Rush and several other area hospitals kicked off a clinical trial to determine if selenium and Vitamin E prevent prostate cancer. Rush recently enrolled its 100th man in that trial, called the SELECT trial, and is the fourth most active site among the 356 sites in the country enrolling ...

Older patients who need high-risk surgery fare better in experienced hospitals

Hanover, NH - Going to hospitals experienced in certain high-risk surgeries can hel...4 high-risk cardiovascular or cancer operations in hospitals highly experienced with their particular procedure were more likely to survive than those who went t...

Cedars-sinai surgery dept. implements innovative surgical training tool to reduce medical errors

...h were characterized by heated oral discourse. In hospitals across the country, Morbidity and Mortality Conferences often result in tempers flaring and fingers pointing and the lessons are often left at the door, he said. In Cedars-Sinais conferences, we take a systematic look at three different surgical co...

UNC's Intrah providing emergency assistance in West Bank, Gaza

...es office is located in Ramallah, West Bank, where hospitals have lost water and electricity several times in the last month. As a result, civilians must negotiate multiple roadblocks to reach the nearest functioning hospital. Women with labor complications are among those who have lost their lives as a result...

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