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Postpartum hospital discharges -- when is the 'right time?'

...nst a one-size-fits-all approach to readiness. A customized reflection of both the mothers and her babys needs and concerns is required, Bernstein says. The length of postpartum stay is not the actual determinant of outcome, and the chronological clock is not necessarily what is important. The debate regardin...

UCLA Stroke Center receives American Stroke Association's Initial Achievement Award

...second heart attack or stroke. Through GWTGStroke, customized patient education materials are made available at the point of discharge, based on patients' individual risk profiles. The take-away materials are written in an easy-to-understand format and are available in English and Spanish. In addition, the prog...

Log-on to shape-up

... websites available to the general public, but not customized by the researchers. They were asked to complete physical activity logs and monthly questionnaires online, but did not receive tailored feedback reports. After six months, participants in the tailored Internet group reported approximately 120 minute...

Heart-failure patients benefit from pharmacist care

...m a specially trained pharmacist who had access to customized educational materials, provided comprehensive instruction to participants and reminded them to refill their prescriptions. "For every $1 we spent on the intervention group, the health-care system gained $14 in savings by decreasing emergency-room v...

Rx for heart failure: patient-centered care from a pharmacist

... specifically trained pharmacist who had access to customized educational materials, provided comprehensive instruction to participants and reminded them to refill their prescriptions. The pharmacist worked to ensure that patients understood how their medications worked and why taking them consistently was impo...

American College of Cardiology and Epocrates deliver customized mobile software to ACC members

...Editor in Chief of Cardiosource. "The mobility and customized nature of the Epocrates cardiology edition meets the special needs of our members and has been proven to be a valuable resource by providing immediate and relevant information." The Epocrates-ACC Essentials for Cardiology mobile application feature...

Fiber-based light source promises improvements in food inspection

...to the researchers, this fiber-based device can be customized for a specific inspection application within 4 to 6 weeks, then manufactured for that application in 16 to 20 weeks....

Probe to detect spread of breast cancer co-developed by UH scientist

...ng and prostate cancer, the instrument needs to be customized for the type of surgery," said Douek, who has advised the researchers from the beginning of the probes development. "We went through a whole series of different probes during the course of a year. I was interested in being part of the project becau...

Gene chip discovery may lead to individualized treatment for 5 hereditary liver diseases

..."This is the first chip in the world that has been customized to diagnose genetic mutations in patients with inherited types of liver diseases." The chip uses a new technology that rapidly and accurately discloses the composition of several genes known to cause liver disease in children and adults. "The jaun...

Improving the patient experience one meal at a time

...ct and serve food from these trays to create meals customized for each patient's specific nutritional needs, preferences, and appetites. "If they like what they're getting, they certainly will eat more," observed Donna LaFemina, whose mother Rosalina LaFemina is a patient in the unit. "When my mother needs to ...

Doctors cut repeat LASIK visits dramatically

...echnology that makes possible a technique known as customized ablation, a form of LASIK that corrects these impe...la, part of a procedure he calls second-generation customized ablation, with slashing the need for repeat treatments in patients from about 8 percent to 3 percent...

Jefferson radiation oncologists among first to use cone beam CT to improve treatment accuracy

...e is that this technology will lead to more highly customized radiation treatments, where higher doses are direc...we believe that cone beam will lead to more highly customized radiation treatments, such as higher doses to the gross tumor and lower doses to normal structures w...

Digital cameras and Internet ease the pain of oral disease

... the nation's largest telemedicine networks, using customized computer and other medical equipment to connect sick children in child care centers and schools with their physicians to facilitate virtual sick visits. Researchers tapped into this infrastructure to conduct a pilot program, where digital photograph...

Tetracycline plus teeth equal gray smile

... for every night for three weeks, the patient uses customized trays that deliver the whitening solution to the teeth. During this time period, the patient maintained a meticulous home oral hygiene care and took potassium nitrate, which also decreases sensitivity after bleaching. Then, after the three week time ...

Baylor Institute for Immunology research receives $3 million grant to create cancer vaccines

...ion and equipped a $2.4 million, 2,200-square-foot customized cell-processing and vaccine development facility. The new lab facility is designed for compliance with the Food and Drug Administration's current Good Manufacturing Practices and is located at BIIR on the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas ca...

How to cut energy waste in China, India, Brazil said crucial to forestalling climate change

...nity." While energy efficiency projects need to be customized to local circumstances and business practices, the project makes a host of recommendations, including: Foster the growth of ESCOs; Promote energy efficiency investments by local utilities; and Develop special local bank lending arrangements t...

Computerized atlas highlights 'plethora' of changes in brain disorder

... function may help clinicians and teachers develop customized approaches to education that allow children with Williams syndrome to take full advantage of their unique capabilities, according to Van Essen....

Novel device shows potential in better detecting oral cancer

...Health, report today their initial success using a customized optical device that allows dentists to visualize in a completely new way whether a patient might have a developing oral cancer. Called a Visually Enhanced Lesion Scope (VELScope), this simple, hand-held device emits a cone of blue light into the mo...

New family of biodegradable polymers shows promise for intracellular drug delivery

...s food additives. Synthesis is a simple and easily customized process. Degradation of the polymer does not produce inflammation-causing acid, but instead generates membrane-permeable products that allow all of the polymer's byproducts to diffuse outside the cell. That means byproducts shouldn't accumulate in a ...

How can we protect patients with weakened immune systems from influenza?

...ations. Ultimately, the researchers expect to have customized treatment recommendations for each group. Half of the projects cover children at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. One project will study immune responses in children receiving different intensities of chemotherapy for solid tumors and two typ...

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