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Mayo Clinic ranked first in 2006 National Health Care Quality and Accountability

... accountability systems, a focus on results, and a culture of collaboration. "Our members face unprecedented demands to demonstrate how they provide high-quality, safe, and effective care. We believe this scorecard enables academic medical center leaders to know where they stand when compared against peer...

LSU Health Sciences Center research to improve patient safety

...nfluence of simulation on enhancing teamwork and a culture of patient safety in the operating room environment. The project was funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Dr. Chauvin's project takes interdisciplinary team training to the actual hospi...

Cell wall of pneumonia bacteria can cause brain and heart damage

...cells as well." The investigators used laboratory culture studies to show that while neurons and endothelial cells remained healthy after cell wall uptake, a rapid decline occurred in cardiomyocytes' ability to contract as they do in the heart. The researchers were able to block this effect by first treatin...

'Yarning about Mental Health' during International Mental Health Week

...booklet talks about aspects of aboriginal life and culture which can help those suffering from metal health p...ch they can easily relate back to their lifestyle, culture and environment. "This booklet acts as a step-by-step guide to help aboriginal mental health worker...

Faster, more accurate tuberculosis test developed

...ent gold standard TB tests-- the Lowenstein-Jensen culture and automated mycobacterial culture (using the MBBacT system). In order to test the samples using MODS, the researchers observed the cul...

Key to lung cancer chemo resistance revealed

...immel Cancer Center, who published results of cell culture studies in the October 3, 2006 issue of PLoS Medic...l cells, according to the researchers. Their cell culture tests also show that cancer cells with KEAP1 mutations are more resistant to chemotherapy drugs than...

Study IDs protein that inhibits HIV from growing in cell cultures

...ein made by GBV-C that inhibits HIV growth in cell culture strengthens the argument that GBV-C is responsible for the prolonged survival observed in several studies of HIV-positive people," Xiang said. "Understanding how the protein works may allow us to develop target-specific therapies that can mimic these...

Controlling antibiotics and antibiotic resistance in hospitals

...ria; and (3) targeted - prescribed after bacterial culture results identify the bacteria actually causing the infection. The study found that if a hospital had implemented measures to control the duration of administration of an empiric antibiotic, the institution had lower antibiotic resistance rates. H...

Plastic surgery patients honored for courage, altruism

...eginning her mission, she is working to change the culture at her school which denies equal rights to students with disabilities. Marine Sergeant Oscar Canon, 27, of San Diego, was on a protection detail assignment when insurgents attacked his convoy. While providing protective fire in front of the convoy,...

Higher levels of cells originating in bone marrow may be useful in prognosis of liver cancer

...evels using a specific method that allowed them to culture blood cells and count the number of colonies (colony formation units or CFU) formed by endothelial cells. This enabled them to differentiate EPCs that originated in the bone marrow from endothelial cells that are found in normal tissues throughout th...

Chemical found in curry may help immune system clear amyloid plaques found in Alzheimer's disease

... drug derived from curcumin for 24 hours in a cell culture and then introduced amyloid beta. Treated macrophages from three out of six Alzheimer's disease patients showed improved uptake or ingestion of the waste product compared to the patients' macrophages not treated with curcumin. Macrophages from the he...

$83.5 million NIH grant to Pitt establishes Clinical and Translational Research Institute

...te focused on translational science is rooted in a culture that values and encourages collaboration. As a university and a community, we have greatly benefited from our decades-long relationship with colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University, and through our extremely close affiliation with UPMC, we support a...

Scientists stop colon cancer growth in mice by blocking just one enzyme

...eapon in the fight against colon cancer. In cell culture experiments, scientists from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) and the University of Texas at Arlington determined that stopping the activity of a single enzyme called aldose reductase could shut down the toxic network of bio...

Therapeutic role found for carbon monoxide

...ents, we had the cells separated into two separate culture dishes endothelial cells in one, smooth muscle cells in the other," explains Otterbein. But, he adds, when they exposed these cultures to carbon monoxide, nothing happened. The cells behaved normally. "We eventually asked ourselves, 'What if we're ...

Medical education must adapt to society's changing attitudes

...t, say the authors. This will involve changing the culture of assessment into one where assessment is informative, helps people to improve their work, and where the goal is not to be better than the others but to be better today than you were yesterday. One conclusion from all of these challenges is that a...

Parents describe their spiritual needs when facing a child's death

...t may be misunderstood or judged in the scientific culture of the hospital," Meyer notes. "But many parents experience their child's death as a spiritual journey, not only as a medical event." The researchers call on hospitals to be explicitly sensitive to parents' spiritual and religious needs. Specific s...

Eastern Europe, Middle East tops in cardiovascular disease deaths

... the issue of whether or not the spread of Western culture is detrimental to the overall health of the rest o...o a combination of such factors as genetics, diet, culture and the overall quality of and access to health care systems in the various countries, Ohman said. H...

Juices may reduce Alzheimer's disease risk

...in animal models. "Also, animal studies and cell culture studies confirmed that some polyphenols from juices showed a stronger neuroprotective effect than antioxidant vitamins. So we are now looking at polyphenols," Dai said. The next step, said Dai, is to test the subjects' blood samples to see if elevate...

Study finds MRSA most common cause of skin infections in patients presenting in nation's ER's

...f this type of MRSA and the need for clinicians to culture infections and make sure the proper antibiotic is administered to treat MRSA," said Dr. Gregory J. Moran, the study's principal investigator and a clinical professor of medicine in the department of emergency medicine and the Division of Infectious D...

Physicians more likely to disclose medical errors that would be apparent to the patient

...The medical profession should consider whether the culture of medicine itself represents a more important barrier than the malpractice environment to the disclosure of harmful medical errors to patients," the authors conclude. "Patients justifiably expect that harmful medical errors will be disclosed to the...

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