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AACR establishes new lectureship in honor of Dr. Jane C. Wright
...cer Society. She has held numerous appointments in hospitals
and Medical Schools, and has held leadership positions and memberships in numerous associations, such as the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society, New York; a founding member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology; and in 2004 she ...
Largest NIH grant for NYU will create research network in dental practices
... addition, most dentists are not closely linked to hospitals
with their related network of support systems that help facilitate clinical research in medicine. "That is where the genius of a practice-based network comes in: the NYU project, known as the PEARL (Practitioners Engaged in Applied Research and...
Pediatricians must confront community-based threats to health
...Rochester since the program's inception. "Teaching hospitals
must seize the opportunity to change the behavior of next generation of pediatricians," said Laura Jean Shipley, M.D., a pediatrician at URMC and Panorama Pediatric Group and co-director of the PLC/CARE programs. "By integrating community pediatrics ...
Education program reduces incidents of shaken baby syndrome
... study, led by Dias, began in 1998 and included 16 hospitals
in an eight-county region of western New York Stat...derstood the educational materials. Nurses at the hospitals
were trained by nurse educators to provide pamphlets, discuss them with parents and show a short vid...
Injectable drug, combined with counseling, shows promise in treating alcohol dependence
... at 24 sites nationwide, including public, private hospitals
and Veterans Administration clinics and tertiary-care medical centers. Other study authors included researchers from the medical schools at the University of Connecticut, Yale University, and Harvard University, and from Alkermes Incorporated, a biot...
Study: Level I trauma centers boost head injury survival
...vival among patients initially presenting to rural hospitals
and transferred to level I centers versus those transferred to level II centers." The results of the study do not suggest that all patients should be transferred to level I centers instead of level II centers, or that level II centers need to be upgr...
News briefs from the journal CHEST, April 2005
...a study of 3,043 patients with CAP admitted to six hospitals
in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, researchers from the University of Alberta found that patients in a wheelchair at time of hospital admission were 1.4 times more likely to die during their hospital stay than those who were able to walk; and patients who...
Bad outcomes related to, but not caused by, misdosing of clotbusters in heart attack patients
...ill change clinical practice, he does believe that hospitals
and physicians should not withhold beneficial drugs because of concern over misdosing, as long as the drugs are given carefully and errors minimized. Less concern about minor misdosing could lead to an increased usage of the drugs. Additionally, he s...
To boost efficiency, hospitals borrow principles from factory floor
... in efficiency, cost savings and patient care when hospitals
borrow principles from production lines on the fac...edical profession, industrial engineers can assist hospitals
in improving their efficiency with detailed statistical analysis that identifies the root cause of m...
Northwestern Memorial researchers release study on smart-pump technology
...ware with other information technology components, hospitals
will have checks and balances in place to reduce the number of errors and further increase patient safety." According to the study, errors occur during each step in the process of providing IV medication to hospital in-patients: prescribing, prepara...
APA applauds new California regulations for inpatient psychological services
... allows them to serve their patients in acute care hospitals
as attending practitioners. The California agency'...granting psychologists full clinical privileges in hospitals
and the authority to direct patient care as members of hospital medical staffs. In 1990, the Califor...
Study shows surprising decreased surgical infection risk after age 65
...ollected data on thousands of patients in multiple hospitals
undergoing various surgical procedures, found that...ite infections who were admitted for surgery to 11 hospitals
in the southeastern United States between Feb. 1, 1991 and July 31, 2002; the most common surgical p...
Research urgently needed to treat blood clots in children
... on 405 children who died in specialized pediatric hospitals
in Canada between 1991-97 revealed that three per cent of the deaths were attributable to blood clots. "The condition does kill and it can also cause long-term cardiac problems or respiratory problems," Dr. Massicotte said. The review results appear ...
Easing the anxiety of pregnancy after miscarriage
...penly in our culture too," she said, "but at least hospitals
in this country have gotten better about helping women acknowledge a lost baby," noted Ct -Arsenault. "When a baby dies, giving the mother the baby's photo, footprints and handprints is much more routine. We have made progress. Now we need to recogn...
NCI's Patient Navigator Research Program: Questions and answers
...land, Ore., area. NCI also awarded funding to two hospitals
to establish and monitor Patient Navigator Programs as a component of its Cancer Disparities Research Partnerships at the Rapid City, S.D., Regional Hospital that serves 100,000 Native Americans from surrounding communities and reservations, and the...
New research pinpoints best treatment for stroke
...ing stroke symptoms. Under NIH stroke guidelines, hospitals
typically administer tPA (a clot-busting drug) to ...ignificant because patients often don't present to hospitals
until after the three-hour window has closed because they don't recognize the symptoms of stroke, ca...
Rare surgery performed to remove pancreas, prevent diabetes
...ey have begun to produce insulin. Few hospitals
have the technologically sophisticated facilities necessary to isolate and purify the pancreatic islet cells either from a cadaver donor for transplantation or, as in this case, for infusion back into the same patient. The removal of the...
Revised Bethesda guidelines effective at identifying patients at risk of colorectal cancer
...ancers. The study included 1,222 patients from 20 hospitals
in Spain with newly diagnosed colorectal cancer between November 1, 2000 and October 31, 2001. Patients underwent microsatellite instability testing and MSH2/MLH1 immunostaining (laboratory technique used to determine properties of tissue). Patients...
Children do well with shorter fast before surgery
...a difficult task," Brady says. She notes that some hospitals
still require patients to eat or drink nothing after midnight the day of surgery, a "practice that should no longer be tolerated," she says. "Most children can safely drink clear liquids until two hours before surgery, although more research is neede...
Health-care ethics practical, smart: U of T study
...g adopted at several of JCB's Toronto-area partner hospitals
because, as MacRae notes, "people saw it as something that made sense and filled a need." "The moral distress brought about by ethical dilemmas is quite a concern in hospitals," says clinical ethicist Karen Faith, director of the Clinical Ethics Cent...
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