Tag: "computerized" at medical news
A probe, not an echo
...r distinctive attenuation characteristics, so that computerized
algorithms could display in color-coded fashion one tissue in red, another in green, and so forth -- thus assisting visualization in 3D. The technology could also be used to isolate one type of tissue , allowing, for example, all the blood vessel st...
Less cognitive impairment seen in women taking drug for osteoporosis
...ose with dementia were also given brain scans with computerized
tomography or magnetic resonance imaging to aid in their diagnosis and treatment. In future research, Yaffe plans to look at other selective estrogen receptor modulators and their effect on cognition, and to investigate whether raloxifene may reduce ...
Northwestern Memorial researchers release study on smart-pump technology
...her systems, such as the electronic health record, computerized
provider order entry (CPOE), bar coded medication administration systems and pharmacy information systems. Smart pumps are intravenous (IV) pumps used to administer medication, consisting of software that checks programmed doses against preset limit...
Tools for diagnosing heart attack could be inaccurate in some populations
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. A computerized
tool to help emergency room physicians determine w...mic Emergency Medicine . The researchers studied a computerized
risk stratification tool, called the Acute Coronary Ischemia-Time Insensitive Predictive Instrument ...
Babies' cries linked to their health
... listener. "Instead, resonance is identified by a computerized
analysis of the cry signal in the studies cited in the paper -- this is why a detailed analysis of the cry signal is an important part of understanding the 'full message' of the cry," says LaGasse. The authors also note that parents tend to understa...
Medication errors continue even in highly computerized hospital
...ts persist in hospitals even after the adoption of computerized
medication systems, according to a study in the Ma... drug events might be prevented through the use of computerized
physician order entry (CPOE) and related computerized
medication ordering and administrative systems...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for June 2005 (second issue)
... emission tomography (PET) for nodules detected by computerized
tomography that were 10 mm or larger, along with smaller growing nodules over 7 mm in size. Both detection steps were designed to help minimize unnecessary invasive procedures for benign lesions. According to the authors, lung cancer is one of the le...
Northwestern Memorial neurologist is lead author of comprehensive stroke center recommendations
...ilities, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized
tomography angiography (CTA), digital cerebral angiography and transesophageal echocardiography; Ability to perform advanced surgical and endovascular procedures, including carotid endarterectomy; and Special infrastructure and programmatic element...
Only transplant center that developed comprehensive protocol for liver transplants in kids with MSUD
...ence to the group. Children's Hospital established computerized
order sets -- which tell the transplant team how to proceed during every step of the transplant. The hospital also set up a completely sterile room where raw amino acid powders can be prepared quickly in case there are complications from transplantat...
Non-invasive MRI technique distinguishes between Alzheimer's and frontotemporal dementia
...mission tomography(PET) and single proton emission computerized
tomography (SPECT). However, these techniques involve injecting patients with radioactive tracers. In addition, Schuff noted, they can be expensive -- about $2,000 for a PET scan -- can take up to half a day to perform, and are not widely available. ...
Northwestern Memorial named among '100 Most Wired Hospitals' for sixth consecutive year
...ved. Northwestern Memorial has also implemented computerized
provider order entry (CPOE) to help ensure effective treatment based on clinical evidence, to improve patient outcomes and to enhance availability of clinical information across a broad network of care providers. Northwestern Memorial distinguished ...
Lifespan again named among 100 Most Wired and 25 Most Wireless hospitals
...he survey's criteria include physician adoption of computerized
order entry. According to the survey, fewer than h...ity and safety thanother organizations, including: computerized
physician order entry, bedside electronicmedication matching, automated alerts and reminders, physic...
New arrival at UC Davis Medical Center
...st simulators of its size in California. It offers computerized
simulations for pediatric illnesses and emergencies, which test the skills of a variety of patient-care providers, from physicians and medical students to nurses and paramedics. The infant simulator is much more than just a fancy, 28-inch-long doll. ...
Malpractice litigation wrongly blamed for inconsistent health care
...ing to Hyman and Silver, many doctors still resist computerized
diagnostic and risk-assessment tools that have dem...re used for hospital billing. "Hospitals know that computerized
physician order entry systems greatly reduce the frequency of medication mistakes, but do not use th...
Patient reminders boost immunization rates
...a chance of patients being immunized. By contrast, computerized
auto-dialer reminders only achieved a 43 percent greater likelihood of compliance. Among the mailed reminders, letters were much more effective than postcards, the review found. In addition to patient reminders, three studies measured the combination...
Hey doc, do I still need this catheter?
...inders may become automatic as hospitals implement computerized
doctors-orders systems. But since about 90 percent...U wards until the U-M Health System begins using a computerized
physician order-entry system in 2006. In the meantime, he says, hospitals everywhere may be able to ...
VCU researcher leads international team in developing guidelines for treating hydrocephalus
...the use of a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or a computerized
tomography (CT) Scan. If images reveal enlarged brain ventricles, a lumbar puncture or spinal tap should be performed to see if symptoms are relieved. If responsive, doctors and patients should then weigh the risks and benefits of the surgery before ...
Surveillance data suggest that preschoolers drive flu epidemics
...tion policy. The researchers leveraged a real-time computerized
biosurveillance system linking five diverse health-care settings in Greater Boston, and examined medical visits from 2000 to 2004. Children aged 3 to 4 clearly led influenza epidemics, presenting with flu-like respiratory illness as early as late Sep...
Large sinus tumors can be removed endoscopically, study finds
... notice the growths on annual exams. Once found, a computerized
tomography scan helps determine the extent of the tumor. Previous studies have looked at removing less-extensive tumors endoscopically but rhinologists, such as Dr. Kountakis, are pushing the envelope, looking at its potential in advanced disease. "O...
Despite rarity of errors in chemotherapy orders, improvements still needed, study finds
...s. "Our results show that while safeguards such as computerized
order-entry systems used at both Dana-Farber and ...ambulatory oncology infusion clinics, which used a computerized
or paper medication-ordering system, respectively. Using a strict definition of error, they found t...
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