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Care of mentally ill prisoners well below NHS standards

...emi-structured survey of 13 prisons with inpatient units in England and Wales as part of the routine prisons inspection programme during 1997-98. The 13 prisons had 348 beds, 20 per cent of all inpatient prison bed capacity. The survey revealed that facilities were often poor, staff numbers were low, and m...

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory wins three R&D 100 awards

...to fail in a matter of days. However, coated test units have survived eight months of exposure to air and continue to function while being completely submerged in water. R&D will honor the researchers who developed these three technologies at a "black tie" event at the Museum of Science and Industry ...

Award-winning book looks at responsibility for sick babies in hospitals

...ersonnel at two Midwestern neonatal intensive care units (NICU) to examine conditions under which people accept or reject responsibility. On Saturday, Aug. 12, the "For the Sake of the Children" authors will receive the book prize from the Theory Section of the American Sociological Association, "given to ...

Bullying at work increases sick leave among employees

...e also 9 per cent higher among those who worked in units where bullying took place. The cost of bullying in the hospitals assessed amounted to 125,000. But this excludes the costs of demotivation and its effects on patient care or the increased costs of recruitment when victims feel they have to leave, sa...

Silver-coated catheters cut infections & may save money, analysis finds

...e who used catheters for 2 to 10 days, in hospital units for intensive care, post-surgical care, general medical care, and urology care. They tallied data from numerous studies of infection rates, catheter effectiveness and the kinds of treatments used for infections. Then, they used cost information from ...

Minimally invasive surgery for morbid obesity has favorable outcomes, according to University of Pittsburgh study

...ss surgery. Diabetics, who often required over 100 units of insulin per day, had the most profound improvement with an 83 percent cure rate. The remaining 17 percent were vastly improved. "The laparoscopic approach appears to result in rapid recovery in terms of the indices evaluated in our study, allowing...

O.R. model could reduce high death rate among kidney dialysis patients by up to 20%

...th two constraints: the limited number of dialysis units in a facility, which forces it to curtail patient time on a kidney dialysis machine or turn away new patients; and high costs, particularly the cost of a component known as a dialyzer. During dialysis, the blood of a patient is withdrawn and passed t...

Cotton clothes carry fungal spores into hospitals

... says. However, less than 7 percent of bone marrow units in a national survey conducted by other researcher...ms. According to a national survey of bone marrow units where HEPA filters were used in single rooms, staff were required to wear cover gowns in less than 2...

Fourth annual HIV vaccine awareness day honors volunteers, promotes research

... sites are located in the United States with other units in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, South America and the Caribbean, where the epidemic is particularly widespread. May 18 was established as HIV Vaccine Awareness Day when on that day in 1997, President Bill Clinton challenged the nation to develop an AI...

Fourth annual HIV Vaccine Awareness Day honors volunteers for their selfless contributions to HIV research

... of 17 domestic and international clinical vaccine units in the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN). The local unit is jointly run by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington. Today, more than 900 people (approximately 65 percent men and 35 percent women) have participated in ...

Care of head injuries falls well short of recommendations

...e hospital trusts plus the regional neurosurgical units at Addenbrooke's Hospital, serving nine of the 10 district hospitals, and Oldchurch Hospital, serving six district general hospitals. The nationwide audit of A&E departments obtained responses from 206 out of a possible 256. Only six hospitals in the...

Four researchers awarded Dutch Nobel Prize

... but reversible interactions of designed monomeric units based on quadruple hydrogen bonds. These novel materials exhibit unparalleled properties in the processing of polymers. Finally, the group has contributed to the synthesis and understanding of conjugated molecules of different dimensions: materials f...

High-dose radiation treatment effective at fighting some cancers in children

... Gy - radiation is measured in units called the Gray equivalent, or Gy. "If we had used these guidelines, most of the threshold doses for normal tissue exposure in children would have been exceeded if the entire treatment had ...

Researchers observe abnormalities in brains of autism patients

...in more columns per brain and thus more processing units and increased complexity, Casanova said. This would be consistent with an existing theory that autistic individuals suffer a chronic state of overarousal, and portray abnormal behaviors to diminish the arousal. The lack of lateral inhibitors, contai...

New protocol for administering pneumonia vaccine could save lives, dollars

...charts on two hospital units. The nurses on those units flagged likely vaccination candidates for review b...ikely to receive the pneumonia vaccine on the test units than on two similar hospital units following standard procedures. Of 205 candidates on the trial uni...

American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for February (second issue)

...The investigators screened 1,977 admissions to the units between October 1 and November 30, 1999. (Lung injury from pneumonia and aspiration were the most common direct lung insults causing ALI. Sepsis was the most common indirect insult. ARDS is a type of lung failure resulting from manydifferent disord...

Leptin replacement therapy reduces metabolic abnormalities in patients with rare fat disorders, researchers report

...n. This is a very dramatic effect to go from 3,000 units of insulin a day to none, Garg said. This study shows that leptin provides some hope for treatment specifically for the complications that result from lipodystrophies. It may not be a cure all for lipodystrophies, because there are several forms of t...

Cycled light promotes growth in pre-term infants

... Nursing. Currently, many neonatal intensive care units keep babies in near darkness to simulate the mother's womb. Constant bright light has been shown to be too stressful on pre-term infants, causing irregular heart rates and decreased sleep. However, until the Duke study, no research has examined the b...

Severe symptoms, social functioning predict cancer patients depression

...from hospital surgical units, outpatient radiation units and medical cancer units. More than half (54 percent) of the patients had late-stage lung cancer, and the remainder had early-stage lung cancer. Sixty percent of the patients were male and 40 percent were female, and the participants average age was ...

New website to could stop intensive care beds going to waste

...bsite, which is constantly updated. Other hospital units can then view a comprehensive, up-to-date list of nearby bed space. This system, if successfully implemented, could prevent many critically ill patients dying during transfers....

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