Tag: "errors" at medical news
Study: Local TV news covers health a lot, but not always well
...rbing, the study's authors say, were the egregious errors
contained in a small minority of studies -- errors
that could have led to serious consequences. For instance, a story that aired on several stations re...
Computer scientist sorts out confusable drug names
...ps to reduce even just 10 per cent of prescription errors
in the U.S. that translates into helping a lot of people, and it's very satisfying to contribute to that."...
Humans ignore motion and other cues in favor of a fictional stable world
...y walked around, and, as a result, they made gross errors
in judging the size of objects. Intriguingly, these results imply that observers are more willing to adjust their estimate of the separation between the eyes or the distance walked than to accept that the scene around them has changed in size. More b...
USP releases national report
...ological Services. The report examines medication errors
associated with radiological services -- a growing...on error reporting system used to track medication errors
in hospitals and health care facilities across the country. When: Wednesday, January 18, 2006, 11:0...
Misdosing common for powerful anti-clotting drugs
... of hospitals across the country shows that dosing errors
occur more often in vulnerable patients, such as women, the elderly, or those with kidney insufficiency or low body weight," she said. Bleeding episodes typically involve oozing at site of catheterization insertion in the leg, but can also include mo...
Toward the future of cancer prevention
...he daily assault of cosmic X-rays and UV light. If errors
in this repair system occur, DNA damage can result in unstable genes and an increased cancer risk. "Some people just have better DNA repair function than others," Spitz says. "If we can find out why, it may enable us to identify those at risk ...
New microchip technology for medical imaging biomarkers of disease
...roughout the body to look for (image)the molecular errors
of disease and to guide the development of newmolecular therapeutics. PET is a new generation of medical imaging for examining the biology ofdisease that has been shown to dramatically improve the detection of cancer,stage the extent of cancer thro...
Physicians: Simple 'instrument' allows medical staff to check patients' literacy
...xcess hospitalizations and emergency care, patient errors
in their self treatment and other problems associated with limited health literacy have been estimated to be between $58 billion and $73 billion a year, he said. One study found that patients with less than a third-grade reading level averaged more t...
Effective hospital patient 'handoffs' require better training for physicians
...ad -- doctors have notoriously poor penmanship -- errors
especially in numbers or decimal places are easy to make, and written notes are open to misinterpretation or misplacement."...
Wide-spread use of intranasal flu vaccine does not show unexpected serious risks
...ing of a high proportion of vaccine administration errors
and the reports of use among persons for whom this vaccine was not indicated underscore the need for the clinician to follow the package insert indications regarding vaccine administration and patient eligibility," the researchers conclude....
Nearly half of people with diabetes are not using aspirin to reduce risk of heart attack and stroke
...erall results is +/- 3 percentage points. Sampling errors
for the sub-samples of men is +/- 4 percentage points, women is +/- 4 percentage points, adults who are at an increased risk for heart disease is +/- 4 percentage points, increased-risk men is +/- 5 percentage points, increased-risk women is +/- 7 pe...
Heart mapping technique safely guides catheter repair of arrhythmia
...ely precise and safe, Dickfeld says. The range of errors
in pinpointing therapy to a lesion was between 1.9 millimeters and 4.9 millimeters, and well within lesion boundaries that average 6 millimeters in diameter. "A physician really needs precise anatomical information during ablation because one move...
Restless legs syndrome linked to psychiatric conditions
... at risk for RLS were more likely to report making errors
at work, being late for work, and missing work and social events due to sleepiness. "RLS can interfere with the ability to go to sleep, to stay asleep, to sit quietly in a movie or on an airplane, to undergo dialysis, or any activity that requires im...
Chemotherapy errors rare, but have potential for serious consequences
...na-Farber Cancer Institute, found most but not all errors
were detected before they reached the patient. Non...sing at chemotherapy infusion clinics. Medication errors
in hospitals are a stark reminder of the potential harm that can occur when patients are admitted to...
Despite rarity of errors in chemotherapy orders, improvements still needed, study finds
...n one of the first studies to examine chemotherapy errors
in ambulatory care for cancer patients, researcher...n clinics studied contained mistakes. Most of the errors
were intercepted by nurses and pharmacists before reaching patients, and none were life-threatening ...
Interactive websites can help manage chronic diseases
...e Library and revised after being found to contain errors
- shows that people who use interactive health programs and websites generally have a better health outcome than non-users. The UCL paper reviewed studies on how computer programs known as Interactive Health Communication Applications (IHCAs) affect ...
Errors in cancer diagnosis put patients in harm's way
...f most of these errors. The frequency and cause of errors
in cancer diagnosis has not been well studied part...o characterize the frequency, cause, and impact of errors
in cancer diagnosis, Stephen S. Raab, M.D. of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and co...
Limiting resident physician work-hours might save money
...KGROUND: Concerned that fatigue increases harmful errors
by medical residents, Federal legislators in 2001 ...ed 100 or more hours per week. FINDINGS: Harmful errors
in teaching hospitals cost $13.2 billion each year nationwide: $3.6 billion from increased hospital...
Biomedical engineer shows how people learn motor skills
...risingly, people could very quickly change the way errors
in one movement induced a learned response in the next movement. Specifically, subjects lessened their movement-by-movement adaptation and narrowed the spatial extent of generalization to match the environmental complexity, showing that people can r...
'Noise' affects how brain directs body to move
...inding is significant because it demonstrates that errors
in what is seen can have a bigger impact on motor performance than errors
in controlling muscles," says co-investigator Osborne, who conducted the research. "By studying how ...
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