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Prescription Counseling Necessary For Hospital Patients

...r the nurse may stop by the room to provide some discharge counseling, there often isn't time to get to patientsbefore they leave." According to the research, three out of four formerhospital ...

Candles with lead wicks emit lead into the air

...ingered in the air in an enclosed space, such as a room measuring 12 feetby 12 feet and 10 feet high, after one hour and then again for five hours. Nriagu's study showed that lead emission rates for the candles ranged between0.5 and 327 micrograms per hour. After burning the candle for one hour, thelead ...

Changes In Care Lower Costs Of Surgery To Prevent Stroke

...lf thecosts of any procedure are for the operating room and intensive care aftersurgery. "Post-operative intensive care is often not necessary," she says.Physicians and surgeons in Canada, reacting to pressure from hospital managersto cut costs, are screening more carefully to diagnose and monitor people...

New Short-Acting Anesthetics Cut Recovery Time

...re and more patients safely to bypass the recovery room and even gohome within minutes after surgery, acco...gery recover quickly enough to leave the operating room ina chair and completely bypass the recovery room. Moreover, they are "awake,alert, comfortable, cle...

Prenatal Cocaine Exposure Leads To Lower Child IQ Scores, Language Skills

...schoolers. "The good news is it gives people room to be optimistic about these kids because the kind of effects we are seeing are treatable with properintervention," said Lester. "But to do that you've got to believe the money has to bespent." Researchers analyzed information on m...

'Alternative' Medicine Becoming Mainstream, UF Study Finds

...as a step backwards scientifically. While there is room for bothviews within the college, I hope this study gives people a little moresense of permission to teach these things. Teaching about them does nothave to be an endorsement." One hurdle in integrating alternative therapies into mainstream m...

Advisory: Researchers Present Work At Annual Meeting

...and Efficiency," will be 2:15-3:45 p.m. Nov. 16 in room two of the Washington Convention Center. The session (1097) is titled "Doing More for Less: Research on HCBS Targeting and Efficiency."...

For High-Volume Chest Pain Centers, Aggressive Use Of Nuclear Imaging Technology Saves Money, Shortens Hospital Says

...e of these technologies should help give emergency room physicians greaterconfidence in the course of action they choose for their patients." Eisenstein prepared the results of his economic analysis forpresentation Tuesday (Nov. 10) at the 71st scientific sessions of the AmericanHeart Association ...

A Trip To The Dentist Could Cause Symptoms In Asthmatic Kids

...tory, such as a recent asthma-related emergency room visit, did not predict a post-dental asthma attack. The study appears in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association . The lead researcher, Tanya Mathew, conducted this study for partial fulfillment of a master of...

Low "Health Literacy" Increases Hospitalizations

...essible once a patient walks through the examining room door,but access to care "requires more than the patient's presence: it also requiresthat the patient engage in the process of care. Low literacy, though not soobvious a barrier as cost or transportation, limits access by preventingpatients from enga...

New Chest Pain Evaluation Method Saves Lives, Prevents Costly HospitalizationFor Some Patients

...ve found that some patients whovisit the emergency room (ER) with chest pain can be evaluated safely andef...ion people in the United States visit an emergency room with acutechest pain each year. The majority of these patients are usually admitted to thehospital f...

Comprehensive Heart Failure Program At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

...ation. At present, many patients make an emergency room visitwhen what they really need is a medicine change or adjustment. "Congestive heart failure is a disease of the aging," says Dr. Simonini. "AsAmericans live longer and longer, they are surviving such diseases as high bloodpressure and diabetes. As ...

Factors Other Than Race Explain Whether Men In Study Had Health Insurance And Received Health Care

...ance, private insurance, using inpatient emergency room services, orantiretroviral medications. Even controlling for lower CD4 counts and higherincomes, HIV-infected white men remained three times as likely to have seen adoctor in the six months before their study visit than HIV-infected black men.And, am...

MIT Microchip Releases Chemicals On Demand

...hemical in solid, liquid, or gelform. "But there's room for over 1,000 reservoirs, potentially thousands more ifyou make [the reservoirs] smaller," said Dr. Langer, the Kenneth J. GermeshausenProfessor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering. He added that "the reservoirsand microchips could both be made m...

Nurse Practitioners Reducing Costs, Expanding Care

...ate into patients spending less time in thewaiting room as well as more time for discussion between the nurse and thepatient." Nurse practitioners are one of four types of advanced practice nurses. Theothers are certified nurse midwife (obstetrics and gynecology), certifiedregistered nurse anesthetist...

An Ergonomically Redesigned Analgesia Delivery Device Proves Safer And More Efficient

...hen empirically evaluated with a group of recovery room nurses, experienced PCA users. The results of the ...evice, field studies in the post-surgical recovery room at a local hospital (The Toronto Hospital), and an information requirements analysis of the nurse's ...

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Ranked "Most Preferred Hospital" In L.A. And #1 In Six Other Key Categories

...ed us number one, we recognizethat there is always room for growth and improvement," he says. "We continue tostrive for even better performances as we move into the next century." Nearly 170,000 households in 48 states responded to a questionnaire designed totrack the performance of healthcare organizatio...

Young Patients Get State-Of-The-Art "TLC" In Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's New Pediatric Emergency Facility

...nough for a child, a trip to the typical emergency room can be even morefrightening. Blood-soaked accident victims whiz by on gurneys. Grieving familiesweep and wail. The constant cry of the intercom floods the corridors.Fortunately for youngsters in Los Angeles, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has takenmuch ...

Early Dental Exams For Children Can Avert Problems Posed By Bottled Water And "Bottle Caries"

...raub performs all too often. "I'm in the operating room a lot -- four orfive times a week -- as a result of bottle caries," he said, adding that theprocedure usually requires sedation in young patients, who aren't able to endurea lengthy stay in the dental chair. A change in family habits, including "stop...

Temples Virtual Lab Helps Disabled Students

...hat run on the computermonitors. In one, emergency room doctors work feverishly to revive a heart patient only tofind their defibrillator is defective. Butz, playing the lead doctor, turns tothe camera and asks, "Is there an engineer in the house?" The virtual officereturns to the monitor, and the stude...

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