Tag: "hospital" at medical news
Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
...ead at home, and 60 percent of those who reach the hospital
are likely to die. Laurent Argaud, M.D., Ph.D., ...vors) had a higher average body temperature on hospital
admission (41.3 degrees Celsius/106.3 degrees Fahrenheit compared with 40.7 degrees Celsius/105.3 de...
Disability payments may spur drug abuse
...alifornia, the 23 percent increase in drug-related hospital
admissions that occurs in the first five days of a...ty Disability Income (DI) payments. In particular, hospital
deaths among SSI recipients increase 22 percent at the beginning of the month. This research was fu...
New study counts the economic cost of persistent pain in Australia
...ack to a reasonable lifestyle, offering savings on hospital
and doctor visits, x-rays, surgery and medications, not to mention improved productivity. ...
Despite claims, not all probiotics can treat diarrhea say experts
... it to be beneficial in young children admitted to hospital
for diarrhoea. They conclude: the efficacy of probiotic preparations for the treatment of acute diarrhoea in children is related to the individual strains of bacteria, and physicians should choose preparations based on effectiveness data....
A woman who heard voices with her own speech impairments
...th no previous medical history, was brought to the hospital
after falling from her bicycle and hitting her hea...thoughts aloud and also hallucinated the voices of hospital
staff in short sentences and single words, just as with her speech problems. She believed the voice...
Long heat waves boost hospital admissions
...cess journal, BMC Public Health. The good news for hospital
staff is that scorching weather must last four or ...eam from the University of Padova, Italy, examined hospital
discharge records for patients aged 75 or over during five heat waves which hit the Veneto Region in...
Even older women at high risk have little interest in being tested for HIV, study finds
...al internal medicine clinic at a large, inner-city hospital
in Atlanta over a period of 11 months in 2001 and 2002. To evaluate attitudes concerning lifetime HIV infection risk and interest in HIV testing, trained research assistants administered a 68-item questionnaire in a private room over the course of a ...
Controlling prescription drug expenditures: a case report of success
... that the collaboration between physicians and the hospital
worked well to ensure not only that cost savings could be achieved but also that employees received pharmaceuticals that are shown by evidence to be effective....
Novel candidate biomarker for heart failure also strongly predicts risk of death
...he risk of death during the year after the initial hospital
visit, even among patients who did not have heart failure. In fact, ST2 appeared to be a stronger predictor of death than was NT-proBNP, and a combination of both biomarkers gave the most accurate prediction for all study participants We have conf...
ACC/AHA release revised UA/NSTEMI guidelines
...after the UA/NSTEMI patient is discharged from the hospital
to reduce risk of a recurrent heart attack. We are emphasizing the use of ACE inhibitors---drugs that protect the muscle--- and prescribing aldosterone receptor blockade, a new drug category that wasnt available previously for people with heart failu...
Postpartum hospital discharges -- when is the 'right time?'
...eadiness of mothers and their infants to leave the hospital
after childbirth. The study, led by Dr. Henry H...g maternity coverage to pay for at least a 48-hour hospital
stay following childbirth, or a 96-hour stay in the case of a cesarean section. While Bernstein says...
Happier hospitals means healthier patients
...said Becky. We want them each to ask Can we find a hospital
which is doing something better than us or support one that isnt" And of course if its done on a peer-to-peer basis people are going to be much more receptive. Key findings The National Inquiry into Management and Medicine states: The NHS is o...
Many heart attack patients still not getting emergency clot-busting treatment
...ymptoms like chest pain, those who didnt reach the hospital
until six or more hours after the start of their a...d from the moment the STEMI patient arrived at the hospital
to the time when the reperfusion treatment began. This is often called door to balloon time because ...
Medical residents score poorly in diagnosing and managing tuberculosis
...nt setting and in the community in addition to the hospital
wards, to recognize and treat this infection early and before it spreads, Karakousis says. ...
HealthGrades study: Bariatric surgery patients have fewer complications at high-volume hospitals
...rcent fewer complications and a 26 percent shorter hospital
stay if they went to a five-star rated hospital
compared with a one-star rated hospital, according to a new study released today by HealthGrades, th...
University hospitals wins multiple national IT awards for electronic patient data bank
... on multiple data resources, and physicians at one hospital
could not access patient data from other institutions within University Hospitals. Since patients are commonly transferred across the health system, the Physician Portal improves information transfer and prevents duplicate tests for patients. Pati...
Home health care devices focus of FDA Conference at UH
...ble medical equipment (i.e. walkers, wheel chairs, hospital
beds) that do not require FDA regulation; creating a device-labeling repository that would provide easy online access to device instructions; and the evolution of over-the-counter devices such as cholesterol meters and continuous glucose monitors tha...
Low hospital staff levels increase infection rates
...ommon preventable problem affecting critically ill hospital
patients. It can cause a stay of about an average of 10 extra days in hospital
at a cost of US$10,000 to $40,000....
SMS your ECG to ER
A Bluetooth heart monitor could text your local hospital
if you are about to have a heart attack, according...ing usually restrict the mobility of patients to a hospital
or a single room. Thulasi Bai and S.K. Srivatsa of the Sathyabama University in Tamil Nadu, have d...
Lower mortality rates associated with hospitals that rank highest on quality of care indicators
...ality measures matters. Because care varies from hospital
to hospital, Jha says consumers should use publicly available data such as the HQAs when choosing a hospital, since getting treated at higher-performing hospitals can increase their odds of surviving the hospitalization. These data are not just fo...
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