Tag: "errors" at medical news
Mapping mountains from space with GOCE
...obal unified height system would iron out the main errors
so that mountain ranges on one continent could be accurately measured against those on the other side of the world. Given the harsh and remote environments of many of the Earth's large mountain ranges such as the Himalayas or the Andes, an accurate m...
Holograms make for better vision tests
...ubjective refraction the spherical and cylindrical errors
of the human eye are measured. Recently, we reported a technique by which the spherical error can be measured in one step using a hologram. We have now developed a holographic target consisting of sunburst patterns to measure the astigmatic error of ...
UT study reveals inaccuracies in cardiac PET-CT imaging, finds fixes
...s suspicions of the inaccurate results. We found errors
that are inherent in the technology as now used. ...ilure of physicians to recognize and correct those errors
can have a profound impact on patients lives, said Gould, the Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Univers...
U of M researchers assess effectiveness of computerized physician order entry system
... PAUL (June 27, 2007) The incidence of medication errors
can be reduced by implementing a computerized phys... number of handwritten and computerized medication errors
made by hospital physicians. Medication errors, which include prescribing the wrong drug, ordering a...
Needle-stick injuries are common but unreported by surgeons in training
...ntable, says Makary, a surgeon who studies medical errors
and health care quality. Makary says improved techniques that reduce the number of needle sticks and timely treatment for those who are injured could all but eliminate the risk of getting infected with disease. Makary says 57 percent of surgical res...
Emergency department guidelines enhance quality patient care
...ide problem with a unique system to reduce medical errors
and improve patient care in local hospital emergency departments. Although guidelines for care on select disease conditions may be available in some emergency departments, the UC researchers believe they are the first to develop a comprehensive, ev...
New survey uncovers how insomnia affects job performance and safety
... is a significant contributing factor to workplace errors
that may compromise safety, said Dr. Mark Rosekind...urvey Findings Medication dispensing errors
were reported more frequently in nurses experiencing difficulty staying asleep, characterized by nig...
Extended duration work shifts risky to the safety, well-being of medical interns, patients
... or equal to 24 hours in length), reported medical errors
and a self-reported measure of stress. It was discovered that the reporting of medical errors
and the number of extended duration shifts worked in a month were both significant predictors of str...
Night shift nurses more likely to have poor sleep habits
... can increase the likelihood of committing serious errors
that can put the safety of themselves as well as their patients at risk, according to a research abstract that will be presented Monday at SLEEP 2007, the 21st Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS). Arlene Johnson, of...
Mayo researchers discover overdiagnosis of long QT heart syndrome
... to mean that 40 percent of all LQTS patients have errors
in diagnosis. Instead, this study has exposed the fact that sometimes the clues we use to suspect the diagnosis of LQTS can be misread, misinterpreted, mismeasured and mistaken, he explains. Significance of the Mayo Clinic Research The risk of ...
Most pediatric chemotherapy mistakes reach patients
The vast majority of chemotherapy errors
identified in children reach patients, according t...f the first epidemiological studies of cancer drug errors
in children. Published in the July 1, 2007 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American ...
New therapeutic targets for neurodegenerative diseases
...lls. Both types are sensitive to these functioning errors
and both can die. In the case of Alzheimers disease, it is the neurones, above all, that die. However, in the case of multiple sclerosis, it is a class of glial cells known as oligodendrocytes that perish. From in vitro cells to biological s...
Majority of state Medicaid programs have or plan to have 'pay-for-performance' programs
...ditional procedures are needed to correct previous errors
or omissions. Pay-for-performance is an approach to reimbursing health care providers that is designed to alter this practice. As costs escalate rapidly, large purchasers of health care servicesemployers, health plans, and government programsare embr...
PneuStep -- MRI-safe motor makes robotic biopsies possible
...g and collecting tissue samples, reduce diagnostic errors
and also improve therapy." A description of the new motor, made entirely out of plastics, ceramics and rubber, and driven by light and air, was published in the February issue of the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechanotronics. The challenge for hi...
Hospital errors rise 3 percent -- HealthGrades patient-safety study
...g hospitals had a 40 percent lower rate of medical errors
when compared with the poorest-performing hospital...tive respiratory failure. "The cost of medical errors
at American hospitals in both mortality and dollar terms continues to be significant, and the 'chasm...
American College of Cardiology and Epocrates deliver customized mobile software to ACC members
... cardiologists report avoiding one or more medical errors
per week using Epocrates references. "We found that many of our members were seeking clinical information in and out of the exam room," said Alfred Bove, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.C., Editor in Chief of Cardiosource. "The mobility and customized nature of...
Medical, IT, engineering experts form advisory panel for electronic health record safety
...button. But several journal articles have reported errors
related to EHR use. As hospitals and doctors across the country adopt EHRs, they will need information on limiting such errors. To meet this need, a panel of national authorities has formed the Advisory Board of the EHR Safety Institute. "The EHR h...
Learning to prevent medical mistakes in caring for stroke patients
ST. PAUL, Minn Medical errors
and adverse events can happen in patients with str...hers analyzed provider-reported adverse events and errors
within a voluntary and mandatory event reporting system in stroke patients admitted to Strong Memori...
Surgeons with video game skill appear to perform better in simulated surgery skills course
...a-half day course that scores surgeons on time and errors
during simulated surgery drills. During the study...re than three hours per week made 37 percent fewer errors
[in the Top Gun course], were 27 percent faster and scored 42 percent better overall than surgeons w...
Mayo Clinic research shows young people who died suddenly and inexplicably had genetic heart defects
... by mutations, which can be thought of as spelling errors
in the genetic code. The defects produced one of two abnormal heart rhythm conditions: Long QT syndrome (LQTS) and catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT). Both syndromes can declare their presence silently and catastrophically w...
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