Tag: "operations" at medical news
Six organizations vie for INFORMS 'science of better' innovation prize
...romising level of service. Its assistance managing operations
design contributed an additional savings. Eli Li...cting patient vitamin deficiency markers and using operations
research methods to identify severe toxicities, allowing researchers to quantify the relative risks....
To boost efficiency, hospitals borrow principles from factory floor
...eloped for manufacturing processes, to improve the operations
and competitiveness of hospitals. "In toda...lled nurses, the pressure on streamlining hospital operations
continues to increase," said Lin. "Health-care managers are seeking new perspectives and creative wa...
Can hospital data detect poor performing doctors?
...tays in hospital) because they carry out difficult operations
on very ill patients, say the authors. The method therefore needs to be refined to deal with case mix variation. The authors also warn of the potential limitations of statistics, including missing or poor quality data that can hamper all analyses, an...
Obesity hits below the belt: Overweight Americans suffer higher rate of knee cartilage tears
...g around accounts for up to 450,000 out of 850,000 operations
for meniscus tears annually, the researchers conclude. At an average of $3,000 per operation, that adds a whopper of a bill to the nation's medical costs, according to Kurt T. Hegmann, M.D., M.P.H., research associate professor of family and preventi...
Rare surgery performed to remove pancreas, prevent diabetes
...s gallbladder at a Louisiana hospital. Three prior operations
and several procedures to place stents in the pancreatic duct failed to provide relief. The pain of chronic pancreatitis is known to be constant and extremely debilitating. Facing a life of suffering from the condition, Stewart chose the alternative ...
Scalpel-free surgery could reduce risk of HIV and hepatitis exposure for health care workers
...rations. The researchers also found that the operations
associated with the greatest risk of infection - l...hers studied 709 consecutive adult general surgery operations
performed between July 2003 and June 2004 in the community surgical service at The Johns Hopkins Hos...
News briefs from the journal Chest, MAY 2005
...eir oxygenation capability. While these patients' operations
were 24 minutes longer than the other patients, and the patients experienced slightly increased bleeding, none of the patients in the study required more transfusions, nor were there any deaths in either group. The study appears in the May issue of ...
Mayo Clinic study determines surgery is best remedy for hammer hand
...howed symptom improvement. Two types of excision operations
were used for the remaining 60 patients studied. Four received excision of the damaged portion of the ulnar artery or surrounding vessels followed by ligation, or binding; symptoms in three out of four of these patients were unchanged post-surgery. T...
New methods offer alternatives for patients undergoing obesity surgery
...enter attempts to determine which of the bariatric operations
results in best outcome for patients over the age ...r 2002, one of four primary laparoscopic bariatric operations
was performed on 166 patients aged 50 years and older.The types of operations
performed included: La...
Steroid-free regimen with CellCept found comparable to standard therapy in liver transplantation
...imately 15,000 in the United States. Roche's U.S. operations
celebrate their American Centennial in 2005. In another milestone this year, Roche was named in January to Fortune magazine's list of Best Companies to Work for in America. One of an increasingly rare breed of major healthcare companies that still ...
New data show the efficacy of EQUETRO in patients with Bipolar I Disorder
...trointestinal (GI), and renal diseases. Shire has operations
in the world's key pharmaceutical markets (US, Canada, UK, France, Italy, Spain and Germany) as well as a specialist drug delivery unit in the US. For further information on Shire, please visit the Company's website: www.shire.com ....
Personalized immunosuppression with leading organ transplant therapy may optimize patient care
...imately 15,000 in the United States. Roche's U.S. operations
celebrate their American Centennial in 2005. In another milestone this year, Roche was named in January to Fortune magazine's list of Best Companies to Work for in America. One of an increasingly rare breed of major healthcare companies that still be...
Mayo Clinic Proceedings studies risk factors for blood clots
...c and found that of 181,765 patients who underwent operations
between 1998 and 2002, a total of 3,736 lived outside of the United States, Canada and Mexico and traveled on average more than 5,000 miles prior to surgery. These long-haul travelers experienced over 30-times-higher incidence of dangerous blood clot...
IBM and EPFL join forces to uncover the secrets of cognitive intelligence
...ing speed of at least 22.8 trillion floating-point operations
per second (22.8 teraflops), making it one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world. The first phase of the project will be to make a software replica of a column of the neocortex. The neocortex constitutes about 85% of the human brain's tota...
Restoring flow to all blocked areas of the heart improves 5-year survival rate, study says
... Pointing out that not all coronary artery bypass operations
are performed the same way or have equivalent outcomes, cardiothoracic surgeons at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have found that patients who have blockages of multiple coronary arteries and undergo "complete revascularization" grafting of arteries to...
Cedars-Sinai medical tipsheet for June 2005
...it possible for surgeons to perform many pediatric operations
with minimally invasive techniques. Philip K. Frykman, M.D., Ph.D., has been named associate director of pediatric surgery at Cedars-Sinai, and specializes in minimally invasive treatment for many congenital anomalies in babies and children. FLUORES...
New report calls for recovery units to boost surgery survival rates
...,000 deaths per year out of the 3 million surgical operations
performed. The Improving Surgical Outcomes Group behind the report, led by consultants from University College London (UCL), St George's Hospital, Ipswich Hospital, University College London Hospital and Lewisham Hospital, says that at present an es...
Suicide bomber sensors would not reduce casualties
... Medicine. Kaplan and Moshe Kress, professor of operations
research at the Naval Postgraduate School, studied the operational effectiveness of sensor-based detectors by modeling and comparing pedestrian suicide bombing attacks on random crowds in two urban settings-- a grid of city blocks and a large, open p...
CryoSat environmental testing over preparations for shipment to launch site about to begin
... team is preparing for the launch campaign and the operations
planned during the early life of the satellite in orbit. It has taken just six years for CryoSat to go from a proposal idea to a full satellite mission about to be launched. Dedicated to monitoring precise changes in the thickness of the polar ice sh...
FDA expands indication for ADDERALL XR (CII) confirming safety and efficacy in adolescents
...strointestinal (GI), and renal diseases. Shire has operations
in the world's key pharmaceutical markets (US, Canada, UK, France, Italy, Spain and Germany) as well as a specialist drug delivery unit in the US. For further information on ADDERALL XR, please visit the ADDERALL XR website at http://www.AdderallXR....
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