Tag: "entry" at medical news

US service academies to collaborate with UNC, Andrews Air Force Base, Duke in knee injury study

...ring a four-year period, beginning at their summer entry into the academies. The prospective cohort study...rts medicine, is a consultant to the study. Upon entry into the study, academy cadets will complete a baseline questionnaire that collects basic demographi...

Northwestern Memorial researchers release study on smart-pump technology

...ctronic 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 limits specific to a drug ...

NIAID begins clinical trial of West Nile virus vaccine

...uction of antibodies to block the WNV from gaining entry into cells, and killer T cells, which kill WNV-infected cells outright. "The DNA vaccine's exploitation of both cellular and antibody immunity offers a potentially potent defense against West Nile virus," says Barney Graham, M.D., Ph.D., chief of the...

Study reveals new data on how lyme disease is spread

...ausative agent of Lyme disease can spread from its entry point at the tick bite site through the blood to distant sites such as the brain, heart, and joints. This study answers questions that have never been answered before and raises others that will likely stimulate future studies on Lyme disease." The...

Don't skip chest CT in the ER just because x-ray checks out okay, warns study

...ents also first receive portable chest X-rays upon entry into the emergency department. "A doctor would get the chest X-ray done, and then order a CT, but tell the radiologist to omit the chest part of the CT because the X-ray was already performed and showed no problems for the patient. We wanted to see i...

Medication errors continue even in highly computerized hospital

...ed through the use of computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and related computerized medication ordering and administrative systems. Jonathan R. Nebecker, M.S., M.D., of the Veterans Administration Salt Lake City Health Care System, Salt Lake City, and colleagues conducted a daily review of the electr...

Planned home births in the United States are safe, say researchers

...ut of hospital maternity care services with direct entry midwives in the United States."...

Israeli critical care specialists advise on how to deal with victims of terrorist attacks

...artment is cleared out, as it is the first port of entry into the hospital during an emergency situation. 'Multiple casualty carts' with equipment for the care of severely injured patients are ready to be used at all times. To help with efficient staff recruitment in case of an emergency, an up-to-date lis...

Scientists discover how Nipah virus enters cells

...ed viruses first identified in the mid-1990s, gain entry into human and animal cells. Nipah and Hendra are emerging viruses that cause serious respiratory and neurological disease. People can acquire these deadly viruses from animals. Beginning in 1994, public health officials have recognized disease outbr...

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

...l 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 itself this spring by...

Malpractice litigation wrongly blamed for inconsistent health care

... "Hospitals know that computerized physician order entry systems greatly reduce the frequency of medication mistakes, but do not use them because they are expensive. Doctors know that electronic medical records improve the quality of care, but do not use them because most independent practices are too smal...

Statins protect from death from pneumonia

...h pneumonia who were taking statins prior to their entry into hospital. They compared it with the risk of dying from the disease in pneumonia patients who were not taking statins. The authors used the Pneumonia Severity Index to rate the risk of dying within 30 days of admission to hospital in the two grou...

Proteome Systems raises $10m through a private placement to institutional and professional investors

...ion START grant from the Australian government and entry into a commercial partnership with the Geneva based Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics to fast track the development of this TB test. The placement will also allow the Company to commence the clinical development of one of its lead scavenger d...

Digital mammography trial results announced

...reast biopsy information within 15 months of study entry or through follow-up mammography ten months or later after study entry. Digital mammography takes an electronic image of the breast and stores it directly in a computer, allowing the recorded data to be enhanced, magnified, or manipulated for furth...

Mayo Clinic researchers invent 'hitchhiking' viruses as cancer drug delivery system

...get particular cells, but also to more easily gain entry into the cells -- which they must do to deliver therapeutic genes to destroy tumors. The T cells also help kill tumors. About the Investigation Using mice, the Mayo Clinic team showed that retrovirus particles could successfully attach to the surfa...

New tools used to control foodborne hepatitis A outbreaks related to green onions

..., consumers were warned of the potential risk, and entry of green onions from four Mexican farms into the state was banned. "This research highlights the role of viral sequence analysis in improving our overall understanding of the roughly 50 percent of hepatitis A cases in the U.S. that are from an unknow...

New programs restore interest in physician-scientist research careers

...ng funding commitments will be required beyond the entry level. If these commitments are sustained, we are cautiously optimistic that they will result in an increase in the population of physician-scientists in the United States in the near future," the authors conclude. (JAMA. 2005; 294:1343 - 1351. Avai...

Airport screening unlikely to prevent spread of SARS or influenza

...al route of international spread. Although airport entry screening has been advocated, its benefit is curre...e case could substantially increase the benefit of entry screening, this still leaves the problem that the sensitivity of entry screening is low....

Alcoholics Anonymous and treatment seem to work best together

...y don't [ever] go, and if they do, [their] delayed entry to AA is associated with less benefit. In sum, there are good reasons to encourage people to get involved with AA while they are still in treatment." "These findings emphasize that initial and subsequent episodes of participation in AA can have long...

Medical community recognise significance of Herceptin results in early HER2-positive breast cancer

...and lymph node-negative patients were eligible for entry into the trial. According to the interim analysis, the primary efficacy endpoint was met, showing that in both 12- and 24-month arms, patients who received Herceptin had a statistically significant improvement in disease-free survival (the length of...

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