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Selling smaller packs of painkillers slashes suicide risk

... the legislation. As a result admissions to liver units for paracetamol poisoning, and numbers of related liver transplants also dropped heavily - down by nearly a third (30%) in the four years after the laws came into force. Researchers analysed rates of suicides and non-fatal overdoses from paracetamol,...

Consequences of SARS revealed

...em in Ontario, and the province's 37 public health units operated quite independently of each other. Hospital staff were particularly vulnerable to infection, but with 211 hospitals in Ontario alone requiring supplies of protection and isolation equipment, these quickly ran out. Among the unpredictable eff...

Monitoring life, one breath at a time

...ing, becoming an essential tool for intensive care units and during anesthesia." -- Winslow Sargeant...

OHSU unique in broadbased teaching of new breast exam recommendations

...liest stages. It is a collaboration involving many units of the School of Medicine, including the OHSU Cancer Institute, the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and the Department of Family Medicine in the OHSU School of Medicine. The CDC awarded $250,000 to Austin in 2003 to support CBE t...

High doses of vitamin E supplements do more harm than good

...v. 10 Daily vitamin E doses of 400 international units (IU) or more can increase the risk of death and should be avoided, researchers reported at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2004. The study is being simultaneously released on the website of the Annals of Internal Medicine. In ani...

Affluent countries should embrace 'kangaroo' care

...oped in 1978 to deal with overcrowding of neonatal units in Colombia. It effectively uses mothers or fathers as incubators. Babies weighing 2000g or less at birth are attached to their mothers, fathers or other carers' chests in skin to skin contact and are kept upright 24 hours a day. This provides ideal ...

'Sit-down' rounds improve outcomes for kidney dialysis patients

...s can meet," Powe acknowledges. "In busy dialysis units that are short-staffed or under financial constraints, this may be difficult. Such rounds must then be scheduled outside regular shifts, or when there is a low volume of patients." The study was supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Di...

Hiding drugs in food in nursing homes is common

...ed that 71% of residential, nursing, and inpatient units in southeast England at least sometimes administer...nursing homes, and 564 patients in 90 special care units for people with dementia in Norway. If any drugs had been concealed in the food or beverages during ...

Leukemia patients survive with stem cell transplant

...bank that was the source of most of the cord blood units reported in the study) to collect cord blood donated for future patients. Recently, cord blood donated by the mother of a newborn baby at UHC proved a lifesaving option for a two-year-old leukemia patient. ...

Emergency departments failing to meet essential standards for children

...ency care while awaiting children's intensive care units to become available. The new study looked at 139 emergency departments, seeing more than 18,000 children per year. It showed that a quarter of departments do not have separate triage facilities for children, and 36% of A&E consultants have not had s...

U of MN researchers set new standard of care for adult cord blood transplant patients

...he first study, the combined use of two cord blood units from different donors was investigated as a way to increase the number of cord blood cells given to the patient on transplant day. Thirty-one patients were given high-dose chemotherapy and radiation, in which all the patient's bone marrow is destroye...

European study highlights persistent 3 decade increase in childhood cancer incidence

...there is an emphasis on assistance and twinning of units in developing (low-income) countries with established units in the west (resource-rich countries). These centres also provide cancer-registry expertise and are ...

American Thoracic Society journal news tips for January 2005 (first issue)

...d in premature neonates in neonatal intensive care units who survived respiratory distress syndrome after suffering chronic lung injury induced by mechanical ventilation and exposure to high oxygen concentrations.) According to the researchers, the children with BPD in the study had significantly lower ex...

New protein discovered by Hebrew University researchers

...than those reaching healthy cells. Therefore, the units of SP-1 carrying the drug would invade only the tumor-feeding blood vessels and not normal ones. More recently, the three-dimensional structure of the protein was deciphered by x-ray crystallography in the laboratory of Dr. Orna Almog of Ben-Gurio...

Study suggests isolation of patients with MRSA does not reduce cross-infection in ICUs

...d a prospective 1-year study in the intensive-care units of these two London teaching hospitals. Admission and weekly screens were used to ascertain the incidence of MRSA colonisation. In the middle 6 months, MRSA-positive patients were not moved to a single room or treated as an infected group of patients...

Cord blood transplantation now a viable option for adult leukemia patients

...mined a new technique that combines two cord blood units from different donors for transplantation into adu...ve successful transplants if two partially-matched units were used for each patient. "Currently, many adult leukemia patients are not eligible for an umbili...

NHS Trusts meeting government target on stroke units 'in name only'

...patients and carers. But fewer than half (46%) the units claimed to have all five key features; and 28% had...quality of care provided in some specialist stroke units often failed to meet basic standards. A "significant number" had no dietician or social worker, and...

Canadian neurologist wins highest award as American Stroke Association honors five

...achinski pioneered the development of acute stroke units providing specialized patient care; discovered the key role of the central lobe in the cardiac complications of stroke and developed the "ischemic score" that bears his name. In addition, he was the first recipient of Canada's Trillium Award for out...

NIAID seeks applicants to lead clinical trials units for revamped HIV/AIDS networks

...s, hospitals, private and group medical practices, units of state and local government, eligible agencies of the U.S. federal government and non-governmental agencies. Four pre-application meetings devoted to a comprehensive overview of application submission requirements for the Clinical Trials Units RF...

An implanted nerve stimulator helps drop foot sufferers walk faster and better

...rst and is expected to generate a market of 30,000 units a year, the partners first have to explain the benefits to patients and demonstrate the surgical procedure to clinicians. "We are working with surgical teams to promote the benefits of the system, but the market is limited while we train surgeons to ...

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