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Children with neurological and neuromuscular diseases at risk for flu-related respiratory failure

...y-acquired laboratory-confirmed influenza during 4 consecutive influenza seasons (June 2000 through May 2004). Of 745 children hospitalized with influenza, 322 (43 percent) had one or more ACIP-designated high-risk chronic medical conditions. NNMD, GERD, and history of prematurity were present in 12 percent, 14...

CHEST 2005 abstract highlights

...line attempts than male patients. In a study of 92 consecutive arterial catheter attempts over a 5-month period, by researchers at Beth Israel Medical Center, in New York, the overall failure rate was in 26 of 92 attempts. The failure rate for women was 24 out of 56 attempts (43 percent), compared to only 2 out...

Drug-eluting stents successfully treat vein-graft disease

...ry in some cases. The study analyzed data from 223 consecutive patients who had a stenting procedure to restore blood flow through clogged vein grafts, 139 of whom were treated with a drug-eluting stent and 84 of whom were treated with a bare metal stent. Patients had undergone the original bypass surgery an ave...

Radical surgery best option for most ovarian cancer patients with cancer in diaphragm

... those who did not. The study group included 244 consecutive patients with primary ovarian cancer who were operated on at Mayo Clinic from 1994 through 1998 and from Aug. 1, 2002, through Aug. 31, 2004. Dr. Cliby and his colleagues found that at Mayo Clinic, the rate of diaphragm procedures for affected patie...

Heavy smokers who cut their smoking in half may reduce their risk of lung cancer

...n and 8,563 women, aged 20 to 93, who attended two consecutive examinations with a five- to ten-year interval between 1964 and 1988. Participants were divided into six groups, according to smoking habits: continued heavy smokers (15 or more cigarettes per day), reducers (reduced from 15 or more cigarettes per ...

Northwestern Memorial named one of '100 Best Places for Working Mothers'

... Best Companies for Working Mothers" for the sixth consecutive year. Northwestern Memorial was one of only nine Illinois organizations to make this prestigious ranking of organizations dedicated to meeting the growing needs of working mothers and families. "Northwestern Memorial is an organization dedicated t...

Surgery gives fresh start to patients with thickened hearts

...diologist who led the retrospective study of 1,337 consecutive patients evaluated from 1983 to 2001. "Until now, we didn't know whether feeling better translated into living longer. This new research suggests that for these younger patients, whose average age was 45 at the time of surgery, the operation gave the...

Chronic sinus infection thought to be tissue issue, Mayo Clinic scientists show it's snot

...and fellow researchers collected specimens from 22 consecutive Mayo Clinic chronic sinus infection patients undergoing endoscopic sinus surgery. The surgeons extracted the maximum possible tissue and mucus during the sinus surgery. The surgeons also extracted tissue and mucus from healthy patients undergoing sep...

Lifespan again named among 100 Most Wired and 25 Most Wireless hospitals

...als & Health Networks magazine. This is the fourth consecutive year that Lifespan has made the top 100 ranking, and it is Lifespan's third consecutive year on the Most Wireless list since the category was created three years ago. Lifespan is one of on...

Northwestern Memorial named among '100 Most Wired Hospitals' for sixth consecutive year

...d to this year's list. It is the hospital's sixth consecutive year as a recipient of the prestigious honor. "We are truly honored to have our efforts continuously recognized as among the best in the industry," said Tim Zoph, vice president and chief information officer at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. "Infor...

Costs of coronary artery bypass graft surgery

...ared the outcomes and costs of treatment of 12,017 consecutive patients (4,698 U.S. and 7,319 Canadian patients) undergoing CABG at five U.S. and four Canadian hospitals. "In-hospital costs of treatment were substantially higher in the United States than in Canada [an average cost of $20,673 vs. $10,373]," the ...

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia named top U.S. children's hospital, third consecutive year

...al for children in the United States for the third consecutive year. "While this ranking is certainly a great ex...lso named the number one children's hospital three consecutive times by a comprehensive data-based study conducted by Child magazine in 2001, 2003 and 2005. In 200...

Functional MRI enables noninvasive evaluation of epilepsy patients

...he diagnostic work-up and treatment planning of 60 consecutive seizure disorder patients, including 33 male and 27 female patients. The fMRI findings helped five patients avoid additional surgery and altered the extent of surgery in four others. A seizure is an outward sign of a malfunction in the electrical ac...

European working time directive may put doctors' and patients' lives at risk

... night shifts as possible, with a maximum of three consecutive nights. A single night shift, with a day off before and after, is reported to show the least distortion of circadian rhythms. The aviation industry has taken note of research on short periods of sleep. The NHS must now reassess the practice of shift ...

Fine tuning drug levels in neuroblastoma patients is effective, St. Jude researchers show

...median age 3.1 years) for five days a week for two consecutive weeks. To track the levels of topotecan, the investigators took plasma samples from children before and at predetermined times after completion of the topotecan infusion. If the levels were too high or low, the investigators adjusted the dosage accor...

The bigger the serving, the more young children will eat

...16 preschool children, ages 4-6, for five to seven consecutive days in day-care centers, and parents kept a food diary of what their children ate in the evenings and weekends. "We found that the more food children are served, the more they eat, regardless of what they've eaten previously in the day, including h...

Study examines reasons for suboptimal outcomes following deep brain stimulation surgery

...er, Gainesville, Fla., and colleagues evaluated 41 consecutive patients who came to one of two specialty movement disorder centers over a two year period complaining of unsatisfactory results from deep brain stimulation surgery performed elsewhere. Each patient was evaluated by a movement disorders neurologist; ...

Errors in intensive care units: medical staff report fewer unintended events than observers

...re compared to those recorded by observers, over a consecutive fourteen-day period. The observers had no duties other than to observe and record UEs. An error was defined as an unintended event that reduced or could have reduced the safety margin for the patient whilst in intensive care. UEs were classified ac...

Men with spouses, partners, fare better after prostate cancer treatment

...ews & World Report, a ranking it has held for five consecutive years....

A diet high in milk may cut heart disease and stroke risk

...ery item of food and drink they consumed for seven consecutive days. Just under 90% of the sample (665) produced complete and detailed diaries. The men, who were all aged between 45 and 59, were taking part in the Caerphilly Cohort Study, which was set up between 1979 and 1983. They were given comprehensive hea...

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