Tag: "discharge" at medical news
Study shows lawn mowers injure thousands of US children annually
...and use of a grass catcher or shield for the mower discharge
area to reduce the risk of foreign body projectiles," Vollman said. "It's also important to wear eye protection and long pants while mowing to reduce the risk of injury from objects being flung outward from the mower blades." "Mowing the lawn at h...
Wound infections cheaper than we thought
...st surgery and that first appear after a patient's discharge
from hospital is 50 times less than previously est...the true cost of surgical infections post hospital discharge
was just $74 - not the thousands other studies have suggested. The findings of his study were publ...
Low birth weight babies with reduced occipital regional volumes at higher risk for visual impairment
... Such measurements could be done on an MRI scan at discharge
from the neonatal unit identifying children with higher risk for later visual challenges." ...
JRRD tipsheet: Focus on stroke
...ted with poor swallowing outcomes at admission and discharge
from the hospital. In addition, specific neurocognitive deficits seemed to be related to swallowing outcomes; however, location of brain damage was not associated. More information about clinical indictors, neuroanatomical locations, and behavioral f...
Study points to improvements needed in China heart care
...t attack were frequently prescribed to patients on discharge
from hospital, but a patient's use of these drugs diminished rapidly once they went home. Coronary heart disease has emerged as a leading cause of morbidity and premature death in China today. As the burden of cardiovascular diseases rise in China...
Inhaled corticosteroids reduce death in patients with COPD
...inhaled corticosteroids within 30 days of hospital discharge
had a 25 percent reduced all-cause mortality rate....mortality in patients, 90 to 365 days posthospital discharge
for COPD. Researchers collected patient information from a comprehensive database, excluding those w...
Exercise prior to hip and knee replacement reduces need for inpatient rehabilitation
... that patients who exercised reduced their odds of discharge
to an inpatient rehabilitation facility by 73 percent. "The potential economic implication of this finding is noteworthy and should be examined in future studies, particularly with the rise in inpatient rehabilitation use," the authors note. The exer...
Italian public smoking ban leads to fall in hospital heart attack admissions in under 60s
...arone-Adesi, analysed all hospital admissions with discharge
diagnoses of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and AMI deaths, between January 2001 and June 2005 for residents throughout the region of Piedmont (population 4.3 million). "From February 2005 to June 2005, the immediate period following the ban, w...
Minorities, uninsured less likely to receive care at high-volume hospitals
... Statewide Health Planning and Development patient discharge
database. The procedures included elective abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, coronary artery bypass grafting, carotid endarterectomy, esophageal cancer resection, hip fracture repair, lung cancer resection, cardiac valve replacement, coronary angio...
Healthier preemies and parents, thanks to a new early intervention program
...ld with unit neonatal healthcare teams involved in discharge
planning of all NICU babies. These teams indicated that criteria for discharge
not only includes that the preterm is physiologically stable, but that the parents are ready to assu...
Multiple organ failure and malignant tumors main causes of death in ICU and hospital
... causes of death in the ICU, in the hospital after discharge
from the ICU, and one year after admission to the ...ardiovascular disease caused 19.4% of deaths after discharge
from the ICU and it is the second most frequent cause of death both after discharge
from the ICU and...
Systolic blood pressure level for patients with heart failure may help predict risk of death
...tal for heart failure, making this the most common discharge
diagnosis among patients older than 65 years, acco...rved left ventricular function. Outcomes following discharge
from the hospital were based on a prespecified subgroup (n = 5,791, approximately 10 percent of pati...
VCR -- FDA approves home discharge for US patients
...) has approved the company's request to allow home discharge
of patients implanted with the VentrAssist under the US Feasibility Trial. Chief Executive Officer Peter Crosby said: "Until now, US VentrAssist patients have been required to remain in hospital or an intermediate care facility until heart transpl...
Shorter post-operative recovery stay following outpatient tonsillectomy is safe, cost-efficient
...y showed that it can be safe and cost-efficient to discharge
pediatric tonsillectomy patients after a short pos...y found no increased complications with an average discharge
time of 1 hour and 47 minutes, which was significantly less time than prior studies, which showed th...
Medicaid patients less likely than those with private insurance to receive recommended cardiac care
... rates and were less likely to receive recommended discharge
care. Differences were fewer and smaller for Medicare patients. The study is published in the November 21st issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. In addition to Rush, study participants included Duke University Medical Center, New York Universit...
Planning for surge of disaster victims? Discharge the healthiest from every hospital, experts advise
...risk groups that would rapidly inform decisions to discharge
them or send them to another facility should a maj... the doctor who admitted the patient also sign the discharge
paperwork. And, says Kelen, such a disaster plan would create an ethical framework through which pat...
Medical text takes on an Aussie style
...y through case studies, actual medical records and discharge
summaries. "All terms, definitions and clinical information have been reviewed and rewritten as necessary to match Australian health system practices with inappropriate terminology removed," she said. "It is also possible for readers to work out ...
Incontinence sufferers have lower quality of life
...ents with fecal incontinence (FI), the involuntary discharge
of bowel contents. FI sufferers deal with significant quality of life issues and their condition often remains undiagnosed. Dr. Satish S.C. Rao, co-author of the study believes that a balance between the two primary treatment methods; those based o...
Health care expenditures significantly higher for children with obesity
... percentile or higher for their age and sex with a discharge
diagnosis of obesity, patients with a BMI in the 9...se. Of the obese children, only 42.9 percent had a discharge
diagnosis of obesity, suggesting a significant rate of underdiagnosis. "When obesity was present, be...
Study finds limitations in publicly reported quality-of-care indicators for heart-failure patients
...ity during the days immediately following hospital discharge
when adverse events are most likely to occur. Onl... influencing mortality and rehospitalization after discharge
for heart failure may be driven by a different set of care processes and better methods for identify...
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